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Mary Jo Esposito
Marilyn Blunt, an active Mission Hills Duplicate Bridge Club member and frequent contributor to the hospitality efforts of the club, passed away Friday, October 18.
Marilyn's courageous battle with cancer taught all of us lessons of perserverance and dignity in the face of adversity. We extend our sympathy to her husband, Larry and her family and friends. Services will be held in Minnesota.
Access the online Forum Magazine by clicking on the page link at the upper left of our homepage. See the latest D-22 news, Tournament information and results, Unit newsletters, helpful bridge tips and more!
Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every April. To see photos and a list of all 2018 Winners, click on Awards and Races at the upper left of this page.
Our website has all the information you need about the duplicate bridge community in the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Indio. Please use the page links on the left side of our home page to navigate the website.
Clubs in the Coachella Valley offer a wide range of games for beginning to seasoned bridge players. For a complete guide to Duplicate Bridge Games, with locations and times, please use the Game Schedule link on the far left side of this page.
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Friday and Saturday Only
October 25th & 26th
Games begin at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
The HOPE Center
45900 Portola Avenue
in Palm Desert
Click here for the Flyer
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ACBL UNIT 533
CALL FOR 2020 BOARD CANDIDATES
The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of Unit 533. If you are interested in being considered for one of the three (3) open positions, Click here to download the Candidate Application Form. The Form may also be obtained from any club director or by contacting a member of the Nominating Committee:
Randy Bissett, Nominating Committee Member - email@example.com
Rosee Hertz, Nominating Committee Member - firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Jenkins, ACBL Unit 533 Board Liaison - email@example.com
John Kubisty, Nominating Committee Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nance Lodge, Nominating Committee Member - email@example.com
Cookie Ostrow, Nominating Committee Member - firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Members will be elected at the Annual Meeting on January 26, 2020. They will serve for a 3-year period expiring January 31, 2023. Please give serious thought to serving our duplicate bridge community. The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates to the Board of Directors at the December Board Meeting. Please complete and deliver the application by Monday, December 2, 2019 to any Nominating Committee member. Delivery by Email is acceptable.
Please be advised that as required by our bylaws, ARTICLE VI - UNIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Section 3(b) and Section 3(c), additional nominations may be made by petition from the general membership. A nominating petition must contain the approval of the nominee and twenty- five (25) signatures of members in good standing. No nominations from the floor are permitted. Nominations made by petition from the general membership must be received by the Board of Directors by December 20, 2019. Only validated nominations shall be publicized in the Notice of the Annual Meeting and in absentee ballots requested by and mailed to members.
If you would like to donate cookies or other treats for the upcoming Palm Springs Unit 533 Fall Harvest Sectional on October 25-26 at the Hope Center in Palm Desert, please contact William Stine at email@example.com.
Tasty treats are greatly appreciated by our players!
Unit Game in Clubs Winners
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center
1st Overall - Anne & Tom Lund, E/W
1st N/S - Dianna Forsythe & Alex McCune
Duncan Bridge Center Open
1st Overall - John & Susan Tracey, N/S
1st E/W - Bob Wernick & David Kane
Duncan Bridge Center 0-750
1st Overall - Bill & Barbara Wegener, E/W
1st N/S - Taewoong Kim & John Bowden
October 28 thru November 3
Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel
Click here for the Flyer
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November 28 - December 8
Click here for Complete Schedule and Planning Information
Palm Springs Regional
December 9th thru 15th
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
in Rancho Mirage
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Unit 533's Board of Directors is seeking interest from qualified directors who would like to manage our three Unit-Wide games in 2020 (dates to be determined). This manager sets up the files and boards for all participating clubs, runs the game, and compiles the results. This takes approximately 3-5 hours. This manager is paid $100.
The Board is also seeking interested director-qualified candidates to serve as the Tournament Manager for our Sun & Fun Sectional on February 14-15, 2020, and for the Fall Harvest Sectional in October or November of 2020. Time required includes oversight of the event itself and pre- and post-event coordination. If you are interested in these positions, please contact William Stine at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 30, 2019.
With the return of more temperate weather and the expected arrival of our snowbirds over the next few months, there will be many more games offered by the various clubs here in the valley.
Visit our Game Schedule page to find all the new games becoming available - Click here!
In 2019, Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games, including 17 Unit Games in Clubs, 3 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 3 Unit Games at Annual Unit events. Play at your favorite club in our Unit Games in Clubs and Unit-Wide Games in Clubs throughout the year! For the
Schedule of all upcoming Unit Games, Click here.
Free pre-game lessons are being offered at several of our local clubs
Duncan Bridge Center
Tuesday w/Cookie Ostrow & Saturday w/Mick Riccio at 8:30 am
Wednesday w/Sean Lui at 11:15 am
MHDBC at Joslyn
Monday & Thursday w/Anne Lund 12:00 noon
Desert Cities Bridge Club is offering a series of classes in November, taught by Jamie Alperin. Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert, starting November 5. Tuesdays will focus on begining bridge topics, and Thursdays will be for advancing players, covering cuebids and 2-over-1 bidding. The classes are sponsored by Desert Cities Bridge Foundation, and are offered free to all attendees. For more information, visit www.bridgewebs.com/desertcities
MHDBC at The Joslyn Center announces Beginning Bridge Lessons, taught by Dave Cummings, on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am, starting on November 6th. Click here for the Flyer. For additional information, contact Dave at email@example.com or 928-301-7115.
Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes have begun at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes are offered in several series, with new start dates in November, January and February.
Click Here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 636-9816.
Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers a 0-20 game with supervised play on Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er game on Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 am, a 399er game on Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750 games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm.
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center offers 499er games on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 pm.
Desert Cities Bridge Club at Temple Sinai offers a 299er game on Tuesday at 1:00 pm and Friday at 10:00 am, and 499er games on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 pm.
All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center, Classes, Events: Click Here
Duncan Bridge Center, Classes & More: Click Here
Desert Cities Bridge Foundation, Classes, Events: Click Here
Bridge With The Monroes, Classes, Events: Click Here
Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here