Susan Alice Cook
Ruby Life Master
Nice Going, Everyone!
Peter Rudolph, Sapphire Life Master and active Unit 533 member for 15 years passed away Friday, November 29. As his health failed, his mind remained sharp and he was a formidable opponent. His quick wit was appreciated by his many partners. Peter is survived by his wife Rochelle, 3 children and 5 grandchilden. Services will be private.
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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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Palm Springs Regional
December 9th thru 15th
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
in Rancho Mirage
Click here to learn more about the great Intermediate/Newcomer programs being offered all week.
To our Unit Members and Snowbirds - Please carpool if at all possible to the Westin. Players who carpool, 2 or more people in a car or van, are eligible for the daily 2:00 PM Free Play Carpool Raffle Drawing. Stop by the Hospitality Table to obtain your entry!
For Tournament Results, Click here
Click here for the full
Schedule of Games
Congratulations to Unit 533's Howard Weinstein for finishing in the Top 10 of over 4,000 Masterpoint Winners at the Fall NABC in San Francisco. Howard took home 290.76 Platinum MPs!
Click here for a full list of the Fall NABC Masterpoint Winners.
December 1st Holiday Party
Unit Game Winners
1st Overall - Valerie Aron & David Segal, E/W
1st N/S - Gail & Carroll Schueler
1st Overall - Sherri Browne & Edna Magaldi, N/S
1st E/W - Anita Assam & Joel Saunders
Unit 533’s William Stine has been named ACBL Goodwill Member of the Year for 2020, a national award given to just one ACBL member each year. It recognizes William’s unselfish dedication to helping our Unit and its members, especially those in need of assistance with disabilities or health issues. As a current Unit 533 Board member and past president, he is always there to help a club or a tournament manager with any problem big or small. Whether as a bridge partner, or providing cookies and cakes and driving players to their clubs, William is always kind and genial. William will be honored at the presentation of this award next March at the 2020 Spring NABC in Columbus, Ohio.
OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, WILLIAM!
NOTICE OF PALM SPRINGS ACBL UNIT 533 ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 12:00 Noon
Duncan Bridge Center
34202 Cook Street
Unit 533 Membership:
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Voting will begin at 12:00 pm. Only members of Unit 533 appearing on the official ACBL roster will be eligible to vote. The business meeting will commence as soon as a quorum of 60 members is achieved. A full lunch will be provided. Following the meeting there will be a Unit Game.
Election of Directors: Candidates for the three open seats on the Board are listed below in alphabetical order. Those elected will each serve a three-year term. The election will be conducted and certified on January 26, 2020.
To see the Candidates' Statements and photos, Click here.
Vote to amend By-Laws of Palm Springs Unit 533 of the ACBL: To delete Article VIII - STANDING COMMITTEES, Section 1. Disciplinary and Ethics Committee.
Section 1. Disciplinary and Ethics Committee. This Committee shall be appointed by the President and shall be composed of five (5) members of the Unit in good standing. Its duties shall be receipt of any charges and the holding of hearings on any conduct, ethics or judicial case among Unit members. Their findings and recommendations shall be reported to the Board.
Rationale: Discipline is no longer the responsibility of ACBL Units, but of ACBL Districts.
Absentee ballots are available and may be obtained upon request from the Election Committee Chairperson, Kay Walters. Simply ask for a ballot via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (760) 333-3199, and one will be mailed to you in early January. Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Committee prior to 12:00 pm. January 26, 2020 to be counted.
Georgia Jones, Secretary, ACBL Unit 533
Sanford Hertz, President, ACBL Unit 533
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November 28 - December 8
Click here for Complete Results
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SoCal Winter Regional
January 27 - February 2
Hilton Orange County
Click here for the flyer
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Sun & Fun Sectional
February 14 -15, 2020
Duncan Bridge Center
Click here for the Flyer
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Roadrunner NLM Regional
March 5 - 8, 2020
Duncan Bridge Center
Tournament Information, Click here
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In 2020, Unit 533 is sponsoring 22 Unit Games, including 16 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. For more info click here.
MHDBC at Joslyn: Monday & Thursday w/Anne Lund & Gary Delestine at 12:00 noon. For more info click here.
DCBC at Temple Sinai: Tuesday w/Jamie Alperin - full hour beginners class 11:30 am, Thursday w/Jamie Alperin - full hour advancing class 11:30 am, Saturday w/Jamie Alperin at 12:30 pm. For more info click here.
MHDBC at The Joslyn Center announces Dave Cummings' new class for Advancing Players, Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am on "2-over-1," from December 6th to 20th. Click here for the class flyer. For additional information contact Dave at email@example.com or 928-301-7115.
The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation is sponsoring a new Bridge for Beginners series of classes, taught by Mick Riccio, on Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 am, starting January 9th, thru February 27, 2020. The classes will be held at Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert. For reservations, contact Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-322-0059. Click here to read the flyer for more information.
Desert Cities Bridge Club is offering a series of classes on "Defense" in January, taught by Bill Treble, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert, from January 13 to February 19. The classes are sponsored by Desert Cities Bridge Foundation, and are offered free to all attendees. For more information, visit www.bridgewebs.com/desertcities
Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes are being offered at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes, with start dates in January and February.
Click Here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at email@example.com or (760) 636-9816.
Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers a 0-20 game with supervised play on Friday and 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 399er 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