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Welcome New Members

Lu Ann Beckloff
Sharon Nelson

Rank Changes

Ruby Life Master

Don Freeland

Life Master

Judee Woodbury

Regional Master

Randy Hansen
Judith Rogers
Kurt Schoenhard

Sectional Master

Kathy Kroll

Club Master

Karen Alexander
Paola Cohen
Bridget Dugan

Junior Master

Kathleen Barr
Ann Coulston
Jane Walker


Well done, Everyone!

The unit extends its sympathy to Lois Solomon on the death of her husband Hal. Hal was also the brother-in-law of Leonard Block, a perennial snowbird from Chicago.

Jamie Steen, one of our yearly snowbirds, has passed away. Jamie and her late husband, Mac, were a fun and formidable partnership for many years in the Coachella Valley.

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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Win Big Silver Points in STAC Week

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

August 5th Unit Game in Clubs Winners

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

Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!

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Orange County
Labor Day Regional

at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

September 2nd thru 8th

Click here
for the flyer

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Palm Springs

Harvest Sectional

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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Halloween Regional

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

For complete
Tournament Information,

Click here


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Unit 533 Board Seeking Director-Qualified Candidates

     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 no later than October 30, 2019.

Open Seat on the Unit Board

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

STaC Game
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Aft Open Stac
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Morn 399er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 AM
Director: Mick Riccio
Saturday Sanctioned Game
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Ron Gauny
Aft Open Charity
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Open Pairs
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Fri Aug 30, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Thu Sep 19, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon Sep 30, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.

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.

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

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 or (760) 636-9816.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

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!

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

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

70% Honor Roll
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
73.08% HoMing Yim & Joe Hopkins DBC Jun 29
70.23% Larry & Vicki Graves DBC Jun 27
70.02% Neil Stern & Martin Gellman MHDBC Jun 27
72.92% Nancy Thompsen & Jamie Alperin MHDBC Jun 24
72.08% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 29
71.85% Marty Martin & Arnie Landsman DBC May 29
71.69% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 24
75.50% Shelley Mann & Abigail Wright DCBC May 17
74.40% Lori Kiefer & Enid Herbstman DBC May 13
74.19% Jim Darvey & David Lodge DCBC May 9
72.22% Sandra & Ron Livingston MBC May 3
73.77% Chuck Wallace & David Goetz DCBC Apr 29
70.64% Anne & Tom Lund MHDBC Apr 29
71.63% Michael Schmidt & Ann Kepcke DBC Apr 27
74.40% Jeanie & Jack Bratton MBC Apr 26
72.62% Deanna Abend & John Newburger DCBC Apr 22
71.31% John & Judy Sherwood DBC Apr 17
71.61% Taewoong Kim & Sue Boswell MHDBC Apr 15
71.66% Ken Grissinger & Joy Baron DBC Apr 13
71.73% Marie & Peter Barbeosch DCBC Apr 12
71.15% Steve Goldstein & Lou Goldsmith DBC Apr 12
70.37% Tony Glynne & Kevin Kahn PSCC Apr 12
  As reported by Club Directors