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We Stand Together!

We are looking forward to the day the Coronavirus Crises has passed, and we all can be together once again in our beautiful new home!

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.

Welcome to Duncan Bridge Center

In Memoriam

Sadly we lost two beloved members of our Duncan Family last month.  Lloyd Hanford and Fran Blowitz.

Lloyd David Hanford, Jr.
April 14, 1928 - November 25, 2020
Lloyd Hanford died peacefully on November 25th in Rancho Mirage with his loving wife of 66 years, Noel, and sons Tim and John by his side.

Born in San Francisco to Lloyd and Elise Phillips Hanford, Lloyd attended Lowell High School and the University of California, Berkeley.

Following graduation and service in the Army, he began a 60-year San Francisco career in real estate, including as an owner of Hanford-Freund & Company, a property management firm, and Hanford-Healy, a national valuation and consulting company. He served as president of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1969. He was a Trustee of the Appraisal Foundation and its 1998 Chairman. He taught real estate management for many years and authored numerous articles in professional journals.

As a longtime member of the Guardsmen, Lloyd enjoyed contributing time and energy to helping "at risk" youth and was grateful for the many friendships forged through that work.

Lloyd was a dedicated tennis player and an avid downhill skier. In 2004 Lloyd and Noel moved permanently to Rancho Mirage, where Lloyd took up golf and then bridge. In later years, Lloyd and Noel enjoyed more than 50 cruises to exotic destinations, continuing Lloyd's lifelong passion for travel.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Noel, his sons Tim (JJ) and John, his grandchildren Megan and Daniel and his great-grandchildren Asher and Eliza Hanford. He was pre-deceased by his parents and sister Louise.

If you wish to honor Lloyd with a contribution, please consider the Guardsmen (guardsmen.org) or the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation:  To Donate

Fran Blowitz passed away November 30.  Fran was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Stage IV brain cancer.  The serverity of the condition as diagnosed by her oncologist, internist and neurosurgeon  agreeing the tumor  was inoperable and growing so aggressively, doubling in size everyday.  Hospice was started a week ago and she passed peacefully at home with her family.  Fran was active in golf, bridge at Duncan four to five times a week, socializing with girlfriends, etc.

There are no services planned but donations to your favorite animal rescue organization in Fran's name would be appreciated.

Game Results

Click here for hand records, and to see how other tables bid and played the same hands. Click "next" to see what card was played from each hand. 

Click here for ACBL Live Results

Director's Posting Link

Available for Pro Play

Grand Life Master, Jon Wittes, is available for Pro Play.  If you'd like to improve your game with one of the best, contact Jon at (760)200-8814 or e/mail him at:  jonwittes@yahoo.com.

Game Schedule

Effective Sunday, November 1
All Games are Pacific Standard Time

99er -- -- -- -- 9:15 -- --
299er 12:35 9:20 -- -- -- -- --
    12:35 12:35 12:35 12:35 12:35 12:35
499er 9:30 -- 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30
0-750 -- 9:30 -- -- -- -- --
  12:40 12:40 -- 12:40 -- 12:40 12:40
  6:25 6:25 6:25 6:25 6:25 6:25 --
999er -- -- 12:40 -- 12:40 -- --
Open 9:45 9:45 9:45 9:45 9:45 -- --
  12:45 12:45 12:45 12:45 12:45 12:45 12:45
  -- 6:30 -- 6:30 -- -- --

Play & Learn



*Reservations Needed for Zoom "Play & Learn"
Contact Doug Couchman dougcouchman@sbcglobal.net for 0-750 on Tue and Sat
Contact Barbara Rosenthal bridgewithbarbara@gmail.com for 99er on Friday


Daily at 7:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM
and an "All Day Long" Individual Tournament

ProAm Mentoring Game

For Information on the ProAm Mentor Games, go to "ProAm Mentor Game" on the left side menu. It will take you to the Adobe-Duncan ProAm Mentor Game webpage, or Click Here

For help with the BBO website and/or to add your BBO Name to the Directory, contact hartin.bev@gmail.com or seanlui3@gmail.com
To sign onto BBO Click Here.

For Students of Bridge - Virtual Classes vith Zoom Video

"Improve Your Bidding" Virtual Class starts Tuesday, November 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 (PST) for 4 weeks by Doug Couchman.
4 Lessons focused on Finding that Game and Finding that Slam for Intermediate and Advanced players. Contact Doug Couchman at doug@dougcouchman.com


"25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know" Virtual Class starts October 26, 10:00am to noon (Arizona time) for 8 weeks by Barbara Rosenthal.
This is an excellent class for the advancing beginners who are ready to add to their arsenal of bridge-bidding.


"Beginning Bridge" Virtual Class starts October 17, 10:00am to noon (Arizona time) for 6 weeks by Barbara Rosenthal.


For questions and further information, contact: bridgewithbarbara@gmail.com


Go to "Bridge Classes" on the left side menu for information or to register for any classes or CLICK HERE.


Adobe-Duncan 0-499 Pairs Online
Director: Sean Lui
Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open Pairs
Director: Sean Lui
#36766 Adobe-Duncan-Barr Open 9:45 PST
#36751 Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 9:30 PST
Adobe-Duncan-Barr 0-499 Pairs
Director: Sean Lui