Lu Ann Beckloff
Ruby Life Master
Well done, Everyone!
Berny Gertz, one of Unit 533's Gold Life Masters, passed away Monday August 19, 2019. Berny and the late Andrea Rachlin formed an unbeatable partnership at the bridge table and in life. We extend our sympathy to both families.
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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The Western Conference Summer Fun STAC XII is here - Another Monster STAC Week August 19 to 25 - 230 clubs participating in 16 states and provinces, from Beverly Hills to Saskatoon, from Victoria BC to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and all across the Coachella Valley. Play at your favorite participating local clubs, with Big Silver Points awarded to the top finishers!
For STAC Results, Click Here
Congratulations to Our
August 5th Unit Game in Clubs Winners!
Duncan Bridge Center Open
1st Overall - John Newburger & Deanna Abend, E/W
1st N/S - Nance Lodge & Marsha Kraushaar
Duncan Bridge Center 0-750
1st Overall - Joyce Gannon & Fran Blowitz, N/S
1st E/W - Yvette Montgomery & Janet Rasmussen
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center
1st Overall - Carol Guinaw & Karen Michael, N/S
1st E/W - Shelley Mann & Diane Jobin
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Labor Day Regional
at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
September 2nd thru 8th
Click here for the flyer
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Friday and Saturday Only
October 25th & 26th
The HOPE Center
on Portola Avenue
in Palm Desert
Click here for the Flyer
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October 28 thru November 3
Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel
Click here for the Flyer
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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.
The Unit 533 Board of Directors has accepted with deep regret the resignation of Carol Wilkinson. Carol has served the membership with unwavering energy and commitment, and led our partnership efforts at Sectionals and Regionals for nearly ten years. Her resignation leaves the Board with one open seat to be filled immediately by appointment by the Board. The board is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic person to serve the Unit 533 membership. If you would be willing to serve on the Board or know of a good candidate, please contact William Stine at email@example.com.
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 the 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.
Desert Cities Bridge Club will be honoring Jane Patchett with a lunch and special game on Tuesday, August 27th at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. Jane will be moving away from the Coachella Valley, and will be sorely missed. Jane's 25-year committment to helping newer players as a Director/Instructor has been instrumental to hundreds of players who benefitted from her knowledgeable and kind assistance. Lunch will be at 12:00 noon, and game time is 1:00 pm. Extra masterpoints will be awarded.
Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes begins October 2nd at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be offered in a series running through February 2020. 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 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. In addition, Duncan Bridge Center now offers a $5.00 Social Bridge game with supervised assistance for newer players on Monday at 9:00 am.
All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!
Bridge With The Monroes, Classes, Events: Click Here
Duncan Bridge Center, Class/Event Schedule: Click Here
Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center, Classes, Events: Click Here