ACBL Unit 533
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Rank Changes


Diamond Life Master

Jim Weeks

Silver Life Master

Delbert Haylock
Rosemary Hertz
Bill Lietzow

Bronze Life Master

Valerie Haslam
Jo Love

NABC Master

Margaret Cleveland

Sectional Master

Angela Fiori
Robert Mahan

Club Master 

Arthur Stancliffe

Junior Master

Janet Kvistad

(*Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010)

Congratulations, Everyone!


Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection 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 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Last year, the Awards Program was postponed indefinitely. Some of the Annual Awards were announced in April of 2021, while others are on hold until next year. To see a list of the 2020 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website


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.

Play Bridge Online Supporting Local Clubs


Local clubs are offering their own virtual games on Bridge Base Online (BBO), where play is just with players and visitors at that club, and black points are awarded. Check the news on the right side of our home page, and your local club's website for more info.

In addition, BBO is offering daily games that support our local clubs, with black points awarded. Go to the BBO website information page by clicking here to learn how to use BBO and play in these games at 7:00 am, 2:10 pm and 4:30 pm.




Play in the 99er NiteClub
Districts 17, 21, 22 & 23 along with our local virtual clubs are sponsoring evening 99er games on BBO. Win masterpoints, and then participate in a post-game analysis on Zoom.

A New 0-20 game has been added!

Click here to read the flyer



Annual Awards for 2020


Unit 533's 2020 Mini-McKenney Award and Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award Winners have been announced! 
All of our Mini-McKenney Award winners also won the Ace of Clubs Awards in their respective categories:

0-5 MPs. -  Anne Donahue
5-20 MPs  -  John Howarth
20-50 MPs  -  Bridget Dugan
50-100 MPs  -  Ben Stull
100-200 MPs  -  Sandy Young
200-300 MPs  -  Pieter Bax 
300-500 MPs  -  Mary Flegal
500-1000 MPs  -  Chip Graves
1000-1500 MPs  -  Bob Wernick
1500-2500 MPs  -  Lou Goldsmith
2500-3500 MPs  -  Valerie Aron
3500-5000 MPs  -  Bobert Carroll
5000-7500 MPs  -  Martin Blain

7500-10,000 MPs  -  Jim Darvey
10,000 + MPs  -  Jon Wittes

In addition, the following Unit 533 members placed 1st in the District 22 Mini-McKenney:

50-100  -  Ben Stull
300-500  -  Mary Flegal
500-1000  -  Chip Graves

And 1st in the District 22 Ace of Clubs:

50-100  -  Ben Stull
500-1000  -  Chip Graves
3500-5000  -  Bob Carroll
5000-7500  -  Martin Blain

Vicki Graves has been named the recipient of the Ron and Nancy Erickson Volunteer Award for 2020. Vicki currently serves as President of Palm Springs Unit 533 and has been active in Unit affairs for several years.  Vicki assumed the role of Unit Reporter to District 22's Forum in 2017 and continues to write that column for the latest District publication. Additionally, Vicki also writes a separate monthly Unit update that members receive in their email inbox. Her unwavering commitment to provide timely, relevant communication including milestone achievements of the membership has provided a critical connection for our players, residents and snowbirds alike, during the pandemic.

A donation in Vicki's honor has been made to the District 22 Collegiate Bridge Bowl Fund. Donations to the fund provide monetary support to southern California universities who compete in the ACBL national event held each summer.

The Ron and Nancy Erickson Volunteer Award established in 2010 will be retired. The Unit salutes past awardees: Mac Becket, William Dani, Ray Duncan, John Kubisty, Marjean Larson, Dick Prochnow, William Stine, Kay Walters and Carol Wilkinson. Their contributions to our Coachella Valley bridge community have played a significant role in the Unit's success for the past decade.

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game usually takes place every April. Sadly, the Awards Program must be postponed indefinitely again. Click on  Awards and Races  at the left side of this home page for the most recent winners of Unit 533's Annual Awards and the history of the Mini-McKenney and Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Awards.


New ACBL Rules for Alerts


The ACBL Board of Directors unanimously approved a comprehensive update to the ACBL Alert Procedure at their November meeting, the first major overhaul in 20 years. The new procedures go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
For the details, Click here


D22 Monthly Online Magazine

ACBL District 22 presents its monthly online magazine


Click here to read the latest edition

Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List
Your 2021 Bridge Bucket List


DECEMBER 13TH - 19TH, 2021


Also in 2021

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OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2021




Eldorado Open
(Mick's Club)
Eldorado Country Club 9:00 AM
Director: Mick Riccio
#3275 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 9:45 PST
(Duncan BC)
DCBC - OPEN game 9:45am (PDT)
(Desert Cities)
#3440 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 399 12:50 PST
(Duncan BC)
#3444 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 999 12:55 PST
(Duncan BC)
#3454 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 1:00 PM PST
(Duncan BC)
DCBC - OPEN game 1:45pm (PDT)
(Desert Cities)
#79243 MBC/ICC Open Pairs
(Bridge With The Monroes)
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 Pairs
(Duncan BC)
BBO 9:30 AM
Director: Sean Lui
#94560 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 9:30 PST 2X Pts
(Duncan BC)
DCBC - CHARITY game 2X pts 9:45AM
(Desert Cities)
#94740 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 399 12:50 PST 2X Pts
(Duncan BC)
DBC Offers BBO Games

Duncan Bridge Center on BBO

Click here for daily ACBL Live results

 Open Game - Every day at 1:00 p.m. and
Mon thru Fri at 9:45 a.m. and
Tue, Thu at 6:30 p.m.
999er Game - Every day at 12:55 p.m. and
Mon thru Sat at 6:25 p.m. 
749er Game - Tue at 9:30 a.m.
499er Game - Every day ex. Tue at 9:30 a.m.
399er Game - Tue at 9:20 a.m. and
Every day at 12:50 p.m.

Zoom Play&Learn
 - Tue at 8:30 a.m.
199er - Fri at 1:10 p.m.

Click here for more information.

DCBC Offers BBO games

Desert Cities Bridge Club on BBO

Click here for daily ACBL Live results

Offering daily online games through Bridge Base Online

Open game - Every day at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Click here for more information.

MBC/ICC Offers BBO Games


Bridge with the Monroes on BBO

Click here for daily ACBL Live results

Offering online Marrakesh Bridge Club and Ironwood CC games through Bridge Base Online

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun at 1:45 p.m.

For more information about MBC/ICC's games and schedule,
Click Here.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops


MEETINGS, CLASSES and SEMINARS are being offered:


Duncan Bridge Center:  Click Here

Desert Cities Bridge Foundation:  Click Here

Bridge With The Monroes:  Click Here



Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, all of our local club locations have closed until further notice, including Desert Cities at Temple Sinai, Duncan Bridge Center, PSCC at the Mizell Senior Center and MHDBC at Joslyn. Please check the clubs' websites for updates:  Click on
Desert Cities,   PSCC,   Duncan Bridge Center,   MHDBC at Joslyn.

70% Honor Roll
            BBO Virtual Club Games    
70.24% Sean Lui & Theodora Friedman DBC Apr 13
70.37% John Nugent-Patten & Karol Monroe MBCICC Apr 4
73.77% Bridget Dugan & David Combs DBC Mar 13
71.85% Tricia Walter & Marty Frank DBC Mar 12
75.00% Judy Searle & Ann Carter DBC Mar 2
70.00% Keith Gunn & Woody McHarg DCBC Feb 26
72.50% Stephen Weiss & Martin Frank DBC Feb 18
70.25% Gina Marlin & Donald Manlowe DCBC Feb 15
75.66% Carol Katzman & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Feb 5
70.37% Sara Corey & Carol Hanson MBCICC Jan 25
70.22% Bridget Dugan & David Combs DBC Jan 19
71.50% Ali El Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Jan 18
70.99% John Nugent-Patten & Gail Roche MBCICC Jan 15
73.44% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Jan 11
70.38% Rob McCaskill & Frank Rappaport DCBC Jan 9
71.14% Keith Gunn & Woody McHarg DCBC Jan 7
71.38% Tricia Walter & Martin Frank DBC Jan 1
72.19% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Dec 21
70.37% Shirley Fearn & Carlene Williams DBC Dec 20
70.93% Bill & Tricia Walter DBC  Dec 19
74.17% Randy Bissett & Cheeky Carlson DCBC Dec 16
71.61% Karen Brandt & Chip Graves DCBC Dec 14
72.03% Jim Darvey & Jim Weeks DBC Dec 13
70.36% Brahm & Deborah Levin DCBC Dec 13
71.70% Matt Oclarit & Ben Stull DBC Dec 5
70.11% Linda Lampen & Kathleen Barr DBC Dec 3
72.92% Cynthia Foote & Patricia Dant ICC Dec 2
70.62% Ali El Selehdar & Lynne Castoldi DCBC Nov 26
70.49% Susan Diamond & Rosemary Hertz MBCICC Nov 25
70.14% Jamie Alperin & George Green TCC Nov 22
71.46% Mary Willis & Gail Roche MBCICC Nov 18
70.26% Linda Lane & Hugh Meeks DBC Nov 13
70.31% Peggy Bailey & Karen Brandt DCBC Nov 12
  As reported by Club Directors