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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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Congratulations to Our
August 30th Unit Game in Clubs Winners!
S C P D
1st Overall - Tom & Anne Lund, E/W
1st N/S - Judith McMakin & Gloria Maestrejuan
Palm Springs & Cat City
1st Overall - Robert Daniel & Doug Wylie, E/W
1st N/S - Bob Selberg & Celeste Hale
Duncan Bridge Center Open
1st Overall - Avi Schneller & David Segal, E/W
1st N/S - Jim Darvey & Marilyn Loesberg
Duncan Bridge Center 0-750
1st Overall - Hugh Meeks & Edna Magaldi, N/S
1st E/W - Daisy Spitzer & Herb Bernstein
MHDBC at the Joslyn Center
1st Overall - Gary Delestine & Shirley Gibson, N/S
1st E/W - Suzanne Martin & Mary Watson
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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.
With the return of more temperate weather and the expected arrival of our snowbirds over the next few months, there will be many more games offered by the various clubs here in the valley.
Visit our Game Schedule page to find all the new games becoming available - Click here!
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.
The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation and Duncan Bridge Center are honoring Jane Patchett with a luncheon and Club Championship game on Sunday, September 22. Jane is retiring to Claremont and will be sorely missed by her friends and the many players she has mentored through the years. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon, featuring Pasta Alfredo, Caeser Salad and more. Game time is 1:00 pm, with Open, 0-750 and 0-20 sections, with Big Points awarded, and Prizes for the Winners! Make reservations for this fun afternoon by contacting Mick Riccio at email@example.com.
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 several series running through March 2020. Click Here to read the flyer. For additional information, please contact Mimi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 636-9816.
The Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation's Duncan Bridge Academy is offering its Free "Brown Bag" Series of classes on Wednesdays from 11:15 am - 12:00 noon at Duncan Bridge Center, taught by Director Sean Lui. Click here to find the Topic of the Week.
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