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Welcome New Members


Greg Lilly
James Lockwood
Jane Matelski
Debra Ruderman


Rank Changes

Ruby Life Master 

Lou Goldsmith

Silver Life Master 

Jan Duncan

Bronze Life Master

Mac Becket
Cheeky Carlson
Frank Rappaport
Jo Raymond


Life Master 

Marilyn Torosian

NABC Master 

Pieter Bax
Edna Magaldi
Nancy Thompson


Regional Master 

Lisa Copeland
Darwin Goetz


Sectional Master 

Norman Isaacs

Club Master 

Steven Carlson
James Husen
Denyse Raskin
Pam Smith


Junior Master 

Robert Marcus

*joined ACBL before/after 1/1/2010


Congratulations on Your Achievements! 


Read the FORUM Magazine online

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 Annual Awards

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.

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.

FIND YOUR GAME - Locations and Times

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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Unit Game Winners - February 14 & 15

Unit Game Winners!

February 15

Desert Cities Open Game

1st Overall - Tony Glynne & Dawn Black, N/S
1st E/W - Shelley Mann & Dennis Sapire

Duncan Open Game

1st Overall - Brad Beland & Bob Price, E/W
1st N/S - (tie) Lou Goldsmith & Janice Randles,
Rae Cram & Elaine Stuart

Duncan 0-750

1st Overall - Linda & Terry Underwood, N/S
1st E/W - Marlene Mahoney & Darrel Jones

Desert Cities 499er

1st Overall - Steve & Janet Boehmer, E/W
1st N/S - Judy & John Miller

Duncan 399er

1st Overall - Taewoong Kim & Lee Kraft-Cressman, N/S
1st E/W - Bruce Korter & Judy Blumenthal

Duncan 0-20

1st Overall - Donna Tenuba & Lee Smith, E/W
1st N/S - Burte Owens & Sheila Baron


February 14


Duncan Open Game

1st Overall - Jim Weeks & Neil Stern, E/W
1st N/S - Jack & Carole Bradshaw

Desert Cities Open Game

1st Overall - Sue Moore & Bill Treble, N/S *
1st E/W - Robert Cole & Anne Kendall

MHDBC Open Game

1st Overall - Lianne Walliser & Avice Osmundson, N/S
1st E/W - Nancy Price & Willy Suriano

PSCC Open Game

1st Overall - Marlene Mahoney & Dahl Commons, N/S
1st E/W - Bill Zerebesky & Bev Prokop


1st Overall - Diane Boger & Karen Wong, E/W
1st N/S - Jo Anne Staring & Fran Dickson


1st Overall - Roger Douglas & Chotsie Blank, N/S
1st E/W - Kay Sampson & Gail Roche

Duncan 0-750

1st Overall - Richard Wolfe & Michael Isserman, E/W
1st N/S - Ann Carter & Judy Searle

Desert Cities 499er

1st Overall - Van & Meryl Sommer, N/S
1st E/W - Linda Glasner & Brenda Wall

Duncan 299er

1st Overall - Arti Koshal & Brenda Trendel, N/S
1st E/W - Barbara & Alan Tyabji

* Congrats to Sue & Bill on their 71.53% game!

Unit Board Election Results

Congratulations to Joy Barron, Sigi Braverman and Bonnie Sipkins on their election to the Unit 533 Board of Directors.

At its February 2020 meeting, the Board named the following Unit Officers for 2020: Sandy Hertz, President; Judy Searle, Vice-President; Bill Dani, Treasurer (non-voting); and Georgia Jones, Secretary.

A big Thank You! to departing directors Vicki Graves, Martha Jenkins and William Stine, whose work was invaluable and well-appreciated during their terms in office.

Your 2020 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2020 Bridge Bucket List!


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Roadrunner NLM Regional

March 5 - 8, 2020

Duncan Bridge Center
Palm Desert

For complete
Tournament Information,
Click here

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North American


Bridge Championships

Columbus, Ohio

March 19-29, 2020

For complete tournament information, Click here.


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Pacific Southwest Regional

Town & Country Resort
San Diego

April 6-12, 2020

Click here for the flyer.


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Friday Morning 0-299er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 AM
Director: Marie Covey
Friday Afternoon OPEN
(Desert Cities)
Director: Scott J. Magged
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Mizell Unit Game In Clubs
Director: Matt Lund
Aft Open Unit Rated
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Sean Lui
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Mon Mar 2, 2020
Unit 533 Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of Unit 533 meets at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2nd at Temple Sinai on Hovely Lane West in Palm Desert. All members are invited to attend and participate. For the meeting agenda, click on
 Click for more information
Tue Mar 17, 2020
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Wed Mar 25, 2020
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Sun Apr 5, 2020
Annual Awards Program and Unit Game
The Annual Awards Program includes a full lunch and the presentation of the Unit's Annual Awards for achievements by our members. The presentation is followed by a Unit Game. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program
Sat May 23, 2020
Morning and Afternoon Weekend Unit Games in Clubs
Play in the Saturday morning and/or afternoon games. The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the games as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.

In 2020, Unit 533 is sponsoring 22 Unit Games, including 18 Unit Games in Clubs, One Unit-Wide Game 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, Q&A's

               Free pre-game lessons are being offered at several of our local clubs.

MHDBC at Joslyn:  Monday & Thursday w/Anne Lund & Gary Delestine at 12:00 noon.
For more info click here.
DCBC at Temple Sinai:  Jamie Alperin teaches a full-hour beginners class Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., a full-hour advancing class Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and a mini-lesson on Saturday at 12:30 pm.
For more info click here.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers a 0-20 game with supervised play on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er game on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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.

Desert Cities Bridge Club at Temple Sinai offers 499er games on Monday thru Thursday, and Saturday, at 1:00 pm, and on Friday at 12 noon.

All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!

Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" Classes in La Quinta

Mimi David's "I Love Bridge" series of classes are being offered at the La Quinta Wellness Center. Beginning and Intermediate classes run from February 19 - March 18Click here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at or (760) 636-9816.

New Classes at MHDBC

MHDBC at The Joslyn Center presents Glenna Shannahan's "The Magic of Defense" five-week series on Fridays, starting February 28 to March 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For reservations and more information, contact Glenna at 

MHDBC is also presenting Dave Cummings' new classes for Beginning players, on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am, starting March 3 to April 21 at the Joslyn Center. Click here for the flyer. For additional information contact Dave at or 928-301-7115.

"Bridge With The Monroes" One-Day Clinics

Karol & Guy Monroe are offering a series of one-day bridge clinics on Saturday afternoons, starting January 18th, and running through February 29th, at two local country clubs. For information on reservations and topics, click here to read the flyer, or visit their website at

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

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

70% Honor Roll
71.53% Sue Moore & Bill Treble DCBC Feb 14
71.31% Shelley Mann & Dennis Sapire DCBC Feb 8
71.84% Roberta Baronsky & Sue Freeman DBC Feb 7
70.92% Michael Isserman & Vicki Rauscher DBC Feb 7
70.20% Mark Matson & Jared Michael Trexel PSCC Feb 7
70.14% David Combs & Bridget Dugan PSCC Feb 7
70.38% Jim Walker & Ted Runstein MHDBC Feb 6
70.83% Tom & Anne Lund MHDBC Jan 30
70.55% John Hanley & Patrick Moran DCBC Jan 30
71.44% Marty Frank & Stephen Weiss DCBC Jan 23
76.25% Martin Blain & Patti Hartley DBC Jan 9
70.10% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp DCBC Jan 7
71.25% Aggie O'Neill & Gail Roche  MBC Dec 27
73.08% Wayne Carney & Carolyn Borus DCBC Dec 26
71.99% Abe & Greta Pineles SCPD Dec 20
70.83% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp MHDBC Dec 19
72.54% Butch Shimelman & Patti Hartley DBC Nov 22
70.70% Greta & Abe Pineles SCPD Nov 22
70.27% Valerie Haslam & Eri Griffin DBC Nov 22
70.24% Toni Hafey & Sherri Browne DCBC Nov 14
71.99% James Madison & Ronald Woodard MHDBC Nov 14
71.73% Enid Herbstman & Steve Goldstein DCBC Oct 31
71.43% T Chernuchin & Gary Solomon DCBC Oct 24
71.73% Enid Herbstman & Steve Goldstein DCBC Oct 17
73.61% Bruce Cameron & Susan Anderson DBC Oct 3
76.46% Jim Weeks & Jim Darvey DBC Oct 1
71.67% Jana McCormick & Marcy Blumstein DBC Sep 23
73.38% Mary & Fred Flegal DBC Sep 17
72.92% Mac Becket & Karen Michael PSCC Aug 23
70.13% Randy Bissett & Mac Becket DCBC Aug 6
75.00% Jack and Jeanie Bratton MBC Aug 3
76.88% Susie Layne Carr & Joyce Gannon DBC Jul 18
70.83% Taewoong Kim & Carlene Williams DBC Jul 8
71.81% Jim Weeks & Martin Blain DBC Jul 3
71.43% Enid Herbstman & Sue Blom DBC Jul 2
  As reported by Club Directors