ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


James Copeland

Patsy Gehl

David Pence

Reet Vaga


Rank Changes


Gold Life Master
Paul Maudslien
Karen Michael
Silver Life Master
Marsha Kraushaar
Diana Seeb
Bronze Life Master
Teri Bratt
Club Master
Tony Robinson
* Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010

Congratulations, Everyone!


Sadly, we note the passing of William "Bill" Hartin, who died peacefully in his sleep on May 24th at age 85.  Bill was well-known and well-loved by all who knew him in our bridge community.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and married his wife, Beverly, 52 years ago.  Together they raised four sons and a daughter in La Cañada Flintridge, California, before moving full-time to Rancho Mirage in 2001 after his long and successful career as a pharmaceutical executive.  A devoted husband and father, Bill’s greatest joy was his family. He had an affinity to inspire younger family members (or those around him) and tell unforgettable stories.  Bill loved any reason to celebrate.  A party with Bill was always legendary and not to be missed. His zest for adventure encouraged all generations to live life to the fullest. His laughter and fun-loving spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  He is survived by Beverly, their five children and three grandchildren, and his brother, Bob.  Commemorations can be made to the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation in Palm Desert, or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (T2T).

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Ace of Clubs

2022 Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award Winners

0-20 MPs: Rebecca Kenary
5-20 MPs: Jared Trexel
20-50 MPs: Ellie Pynes
50-100 MPs: Frank Beard
100-200 MPs: Steven Carlson
200-300 MPs: Bill Wegener
300-500 MPs: Joy Barron
500-1000 MPs: Frank Rappaport
1000-1500 MPs: Chip Graves
1500-2500 MPs: Lou Goldsmith
2500-3500 MPs: Steve Goldstein
3500-5000 MPs: Valerie Aron
5000-7500 MPs: Janice Randles
7500-10,000 MPs: Martin Blain
Over 10,000 MPs:  Jon Wittes

The Ace of Clubs Awards were created in 1984 to annually recognize the top masterpoint winners in local club competition in 15 categories based on number of masterpoints held at the beginning of each year, from 0-5 up to over 10,000.  Only black masterpoints won in ACBL-santioned club games are counted.  In 2011, the Awards were named after Helen Shanbrom because of her exceptional performance in club games - she was the most successful club player in ACBL history - a Grand Life Master with nearly 19,000 of her masterpoints won at club games.

Helen Shanbrom