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Welcome to Duncan Bridge Center
Upcoming Special Games

All of the upcoming special games have no extra fees but come with extra masterpoints.


  • June 14th – Barometer game (afternoon session only).  Each table plays the same boards each round.


  • June 15th - Charity game (afternoon session only).


  • June 21st – Unit Rated game (afternoon session only).  


  • June 22nd - NAP Qualifying game (afternoon session only).


  • Week of June 24th through the 29th – Club Championship week including Tuesday and Friday morning games.  The Tuesday and Thursday 0-750 afternoon games are excluded from Club Championship. The Saturday morning 0-299 won't be Club Championship either.

The Duncan Bridge Academy presents:


Managing no trump.   

Wednesday at 9AM, June 19 at the DBC.

This lesson will be great for first time learning as well as review.

Reservations are required.   Email

Game Schedule changes

NOTICE Game Suspensions: 
Monday Morning 9:00 AM Games
Morning 0-20 Sections
Sunday 1:00 PM Game
Tuesday Evening 6:00 PM Game

A Home of our Own

March 26, 2019

Dear Friends and Players,
It is with great pleasure that the CVBF Board of Directors invite you to a Ground Breaking and Dedication Ceremony on April 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM, 34-200 Cook Street, Palm Desert, just north of the main Xavier High School College Preparatory Campus.
This has been the goal of the CVBF ever since Ray and Jan Duncan envisioned a "home of our own" for our Valley players.  It could not have been possible without your donations and daily patronage at the games.  You, the players, have built this home and you, the players, will be very proud of it.  Because the CVBF is administered by volunteers, we are able to reinvest revenue from card fees in delivery of a state of the art facility.  The result was our "Building Fund" which now totals $1,000,000+  Approximately $380,000 of this was made up from the revenue generated by your card fees; the remainder has come from donations, which are subject to an IRS tax-deduction.  (Donations may be made payable to CVBF, c/o Brackett, 1595 S. San Joaquin Drive, Palm Springs, CA  92264).
Now comes a new goal!  We will have a loan from Bob Wernick for the balance of the cost of the building.  We will strive to pay him back as soon as possible.  When this has been paid off, CVBF will be in a position to lower card fees and bring affordable bridge to many more players.  We remain dedicated to bridge instruction and will have a dedicated class room in the new facility.  Your donations are still needed to make this happen sooner rather than later.  Thanks to all of you who have given that gift already.  If you have not donated to the CVBF, please consider doing so, so that others may continue to enjoy the pleasures the game can bring.
Other Reminders:
  • Robert Todd Workshop at DBC on April 22 and 23, 9:00 AM to Noon.  Click on the link for more information:  Robert Todd WorkshopBeginning Bridge Classes with Mick starting May 13. Click here for details
  • Please refrain from using fragrance on your bridge days.

  • Saturday 1:00 PM with Mick Riccio has 3 sections:  Open, 750 and 149!
  • Sunday, Swiss Teams, GNT Qualifier, March 31, 1:00 PM.  BIG POINTS
To all of you who may be traveling soon, please return safely!
Bev Hartin, President
Judy McClintic, Vice President
Guy Brackett, Treasurer
Hugh Meeks, Secretary
Ross Grabel, Director
Barbara Hopewell, Director
Bob Wernick, Director
Susan Tracey, First Alternate
New Reservation System

Duncan Bridge Center is using a new reservation system for Monday thru Saturday afternoon games. If you show up without a reservation, you may not be able to play.  Other games should not be capacity restricted and you may show up to play without a reservation. Please view the schedule here to check games and times.

New System

For Open Game Reservations:

For Limited Game (e.g. 750, 499) Reservations:

You will only need your ACBL number to log in and make, view or cancel reservations. After clicking submit, choose your game and then a partner.  Each week you will receive an email reminding you to reserve for the coming week and showing you your existing reservations whether made by you or your partner.  The system also has a recurring feature to allow you to book games on the same day of the week with the same partner  for one, two or three months into the future.

After you use these links, you may bookmark them for future use.

If you have problems with the system, please contact the game director when you show up to play or click here to email Sean Lui.


As a 503(c)(3) organization your donations to Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  You might want to consider donating appreciated stock that has been held for at least one year.  In doing so your tax deduction is the fair market value of the stock on the date of donation (not what you paid for the stock).  You also avoid paying capital gains tax (usually 15% of the gain) if you transfer the stock directly to Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation (as opposed to selling it and donating the proceeds). 

Should you wish to donate stock to Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation the following information needs to be to be provided to your broker:

  • DTC # 0226
  • Fidelity Account # Z48-721996

Your contribution will go towards the construction of your new bridge center and would be most welcome.  Make personal checks payable to CVBF, c/o Guy Brackett, 1595 S. San Joaquin Drive, Palm Springs, CA  92246.

Sign on by clicking above and choose Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation.

or you can send your tax deductible check to CVBF c/o Guy Brackett, 1595 S. San Joaquin Drive, Palm Springs 92264.

Web Site
Web Site

Welcome to the new home of Duncan Bridge Center.  We hope you will enjoy our new look and feel as we display information about duplicate bridge and bridge lessons for all residents and visitors of the Coachella Valley.  For other news about Duncan Bridge Center go to

New Reservation System

Use the reservation system at to reserve a spot for one of our games.


Morn 299er
Director: Jamie Alperin
Aft Open
Director: Mick Riccio
Morn 299er
Director: Marie Covey
Jun 15, 2019
Morn 0 - 20 Supervised Play $5
Director: Jane Patchett
Jun 15, 2019
Aft 0 - 750
Director: Mick Riccio
Jun 17, 2019
Aft 0 - 750
Director: Sean Lui