ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


Jim Groves
Sharon Groves

Rank Changes


Gold Life Master
Barbara Hopewell
James Maniscalco

Silver Life Master

Larry Graves
Lisa Lampen

Life Master
Lisa Lampen
Sectional Master
Lu Ann Beckloff
Elgin Zelinski

Club Master
Clifford Chirls
Junior Master

Richard Weber
Ona Wexler

(*joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010)


Kudos to All!


Our friend Fred Theurkauf passed away on November 19, 2023. Fred loved bridge and he loved to travel so it was only natural that he would found Finesse West Tours.  Over a period in excess of 36 years he led fellow bridge players on land tours around the world where, in addition to seeing the attractions, they would meet, dine and play bridge with the locals. From the moment he met his cherished wife, Bev, she was his companion on these tours.  Fred was a Diamond Life Master (closing in on Emerald)--an excellent bridge player.  He also loved history and was an avid and accomplished pilot.  In addition to Bev, Fred is survived by a son and his wife and their twin sons and numerous other family members and friends.   We send our sympathies.  We will all miss Fred's smile, wit, caring and intense appreciation of his most important value, integrity. 

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Unit 533's Annual Awards

Unit 533 presents its Annual Awards in the Spring of each year. To see the complete list of this year's winners, click on the "Awards and Races" tab on the upper right side of our home page.  You'll find the winners of the Mini-McKenney Award, Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award, Unit 533's unique "W.I.N." Awards, and our Volunteer of the Year Award, along with a description of the basis for each award.

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