Well done, Everyone!
Peter Freer, beloved husband of unit member Jan Duncan, passed away Friday, July 12. Although Peter was not a bridge player, he embraced the Duncan Bridge Center and was an avid supporter of its vision for bridge in the valley. Peter will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
It is with a deep sadness that we share the passing of Luella Becken, on Tuesday, July 16.
Luella was a longstanding member of our unit. A professional dancer for twenty-five years, Luella graced stages from Hollywood to New York City with tours in Las Vegas. She and her late husband retired in the desert and bridge became her passion. She shared her infectious enthusiasm for the game, and with life in general, with her partners and competitors. Her favorite club was the one holding an Open game on the day she was playing. Luella was chosen to receive the Edith Hirschman Sportsmanship Award in 2016, a fitting tribute to a woman who embodied the special qualities that all bridge players should aspire to demonstrate at the tables. Luella is survived by her three devoted friends in Unit 533 – William Stine, Jerry Ritter and Gary Bolton.
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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.
The Lucy Mitchell Award for 2018 went to Jim Darvey and Abe Pineles.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Spring Sectional)
The Barbara Mondo Award for 2018 went to to Julie Nestibo.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Spring Sectional 299er)
The Jana McCormick Award for 2018 was presented to Constance and Richard Leichner.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Fall Harvest Sectional 299er)
The Audrey Currie Award was not awarded this year -
The Harvest Sectional was 499ers only in 2018.
(Unit 533's top masterpoint winner Fall Harvest Sectional)
The Ron and Nancy Erickson Volunteer Award for 2018 was presented posthumously to Marjean Larson,
and accepted by Marjean's daughter and son-in-law Jana and Tom McCormick.
Nancy Erickson, Jana McCormick, Tom McCormick, Ron Erickson
The Palm Springs & Cathedral City Bridge Club presented the 2018 Edith Hirschman Sportsmanship Award to Donna Darvey
Donna Darvey with PSCC Owner/Director Matt Lund