ACBL Unit 533
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Welcome New Members


Jim Gray


Rank Changes


Ruby Life Master
Dewey Green
Jack Hawks
Bronze Life Master
Sandy Young
Regional Master
Tony Stevens
William Wegener
Club Master
Donna Blumenthal
Susan Cardine
Patricia Nystrom
Junior Master
Sandra Hall
*Joined ACBL before/after 1-1-2010

Well Done, Everyone!


We lost one of the leaders of our bridge community this month.  Scott Magged, age 66, passed away peacefully with his wife Susie at his side.  He was an incredibly kind, loving, generous and self-proclaimed “Crazy Guy.”  He lived to make others feel special, and if he could make you laugh along the way, all the better! Scott owned an insurance company and didn't start playing bridge until 2013 - but he was immediately hooked! He became a director, often helped as a tournament manager, co-owned the Palm Springs Bridge Club, and then started the Desert Cities Bridge Club and founded the Desert Cities Bridge Foundation to support bridge education.  His wife Susie was his partner in the day-to-day operations of all.  Despite his busy life, Scott was always the first to say "I'll be glad to help" in relation to any request.  In addition to Susie, Scott is survived by his son Jordan and Jordan's recent bride Lana, his Mom Rena, other family members, and many, many friends.  We will all miss you, dear Scott.  Thanks so much for all you did for us!

Scott and his family at his son's recent wedding

Unit 533 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every Spring. This year we held an Annual Awards Party and Royal STaC Game and a number of awards were presented, while others are on hold until next year. 
To see a list of the 2021 Winners, click on Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page, and visit the Annual Awards page, and the Mini-McKenney, Ace of Clubs, and WIN Awards pages.

Read the D22Connection Magazine Online

Access the online D22Connection magazine by clicking the link above or at the upper left of our homepage. See the latest D-22 news, Tournament information and results, Unit newsletters, helpful bridge tips and more!



Welcome Intermediate and Novice players!

The recipients for 2021 are:

James Lockwood (0-5)
Arthur Stancliffe (5-20)
Ron Hinton (20-50)
Donna Cox (50-100)
Kathleen Barr (100-200)
Ben Stull (200-300)
Pieter Bax (300-500)

FIFTEEN FREE GAME PASSES are awarded ANNUALLY to the Unit 533 member who earns the highest total of black masterpoints during play at clubs in EACH of these SEVEN masterpoint categories:

  • 0-5 MPs
  • 5-20 MPs
  • 20-50 MPs
  • 50-100 MPs
  • 100-200 MPs
  • 200-300 MPs
  • 300-500 MPs
The player's category is determined by his/her masterpoint status at the beginning of the year.  
The free game passes will be distributed in January of each year for the previous year. 
The passes can be used at any ACBL-sanctioned Club or Unit game within Unit 533.

The passes will be valid for one year for any regularly priced face to face game at the club.
And, the winners may share their game passes with partners!