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Make Your Game Resos!

To ensure your seat at the table, please make a reservation.

In Memoriam

Peter Rudolph passed away on Friday Novembere 29 from septecimia at age 77.   Peter was born in New York City, and lived in the desert about 15 years.  He is survived by his wife Rochelle, son Jason and two grandchildren.  He will be missed by his many friends and partners.

Jim Matthewslong-time sanctioned duplicate bridge competitor and familiar face in Unit 533 has passed away. Jim's competitive spirit was coupled with a mutual respect for every opponent and a wry sense of humor. Jim favorite line was, "don't make six partner," as he tabled the dummy. His deviled eggs were legendary. Jim is survived by his wife, Charlene.


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.

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Welcome to Duncan Bridge Center


NOTICE: Open During PS Regional

To accomodate those players not planning on playing in the Palm Springs Regional, DBC will remain open for Afternoon and Saturday Morning games only!

2 OVER 1 Class

Beginning Bridge Class

Glenna Shannahan Class January 13

Wednesday Classes

Janice Randles Wednesday 12/11, 9:00 AM  to 11:00 AM, $20:
Topic: Who is the Captain? Part 2

Wednesday 12/11, 11:15 AM to Noon
Join Teri Bratt for this Wednesday's Brown Bag FREE lesson.
Pack a lunch and stay for the game!

499er Pass Program Oct-Dec - Pay Once Play ALL Games using your monthly PASS

Back by popular demand we are re-starting the 499er "Shoulder Season Pass Program." Effective October 1, 2019, if you have 499 masterpoints or less on that date, you are eligible to purchase "The Pass."

Pass pricing is $75 for one month or $200 for 3 months for October, November and December. The Pass allows you to play in an UNLIMITED number of games at DBC--that's 8+ games a week, morning or afternoon, restricted or open, new facility and old. You may sign up for this great value-offer with Sean.  The Unit's hosted December 1 Holiday Game is not included.


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A Home of our Own

November 7, 2019

Dear Friends and Players,

We are expecting completion of construction of the Duncan Bridge Center in the Wernick Family Building by December 1. This new facility has been the goal of the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation (CVBF) ever since Ray and Jan Duncan envisioned a "home of our own."  We will start to hold games there as soon as the tables and chairs are moved, approximately mid December.  We are planning a Grand Opening Gala Celebration in mid January.  This will be your celebration and a truly fun day with a few surprises planned.  It wil be a DO NOT MISS event.  I will let you know as soon as the date is confirmed.

Duncan Bridge Center is unique.  It is the only wholly-owned tax-deductible and charitable dedicated center in the Valley.  It gives back 100% of its revenues to the bridge playing community.  We appreciate your support of this Center so that we are able to continue our mission.

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 are dedicated to bridge instruction and will have a dedicated class room. Thanks to all of you who have given already.  If you have not donated to the CVBF, please consider doing so, so that others may continue to learn and enjoy the game.
Donations may be made payable to CVBF, c/o Brackett, 1595 S. San Joaquin Drive, Palm Springs, CA  92264

Beverly Hartin and the CVBF Board of Directors




Thursday Afternoon Session
Director: Sean Lui
Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Cookie Ostrow
Director: Cookie Ostrow
Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Dec 6, 2019
Director: Marie Covey
Dec 6, 2019
Aft 0 - 750
Director: Mick Riccio
Dec 6, 2019
Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Dec 6, 2019
Director: Sean Lui
Dec 7, 2019
Morn 0-20 Supervised Play $5
New Reservation System

Use the reservation system at http://cloud.bridgefinesse.com/C263830Profile.html to reserve a spot for one of our games.