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Mick's Class and Brown Bag

Mick's Wednesday 10/23, 9:00 AM  to 11:00 AM, $20:
Topic:  Identifying ABSOLUTELY Forcing Bids!

Join Sean for this Wednesday's Brown Bag FREE lesson.
Topic:  3rd Hand High?  Not Always
Pack a lunch and stay for the game!
October 23, 11:15 to noon

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.


Pass Length

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.

Recent Updates
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Welcome to Duncan Bridge Center


Michael Berkowtiz Workshop

Berkowitz Workshop
A Home of our Own

August 1, 2019

Dear Friends and Players

Construction of the Duncan Bridge Center in the Wernick Family Building is on track and completion is anticipated by mid November. This has been the goal of the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation (CVBF) ever since Ray and Jan Duncan envisioned a "home of our own."  Because the center is run by volunteers, card fees had generated $380,000 in revenue for the "Building Fund"; this plus your donations resulted in a total amount raised of $1,000,000+. 

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

The CVBF Board of Directors




Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sean Lui
Morn 299er
Director: Sean Lui
DBC Tues Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Sean Lui
Sunday Afternoon Session
Director: Sean Lui
Oct 23, 2019
Forcing or Fully Qualified. How you can be absolutely sure.
Teacher: Mick Riccio
Oct 23, 2019
Aft 0 - 750
Director: Sean Lui
Oct 23, 2019
Aft Open
Director: Sean Lui
Oct 23, 2019
Third hand high and when not to play third hand high
Teacher: Sean Lui
Oct 24, 2019
Bridge for beginners
Teacher: Mick Riccio
New Reservation System

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


Congratulations 750 Winners Club

Welcome to the 750 Winners Club!
Congratulation to the Winners:

Winners for the week of  10/14/19

10/14 N/S   Christine Andrews & Michael Jaworski
          E/W  Mack Beckett & Chip Graves
10.15 N/S   Nancy Pecham & Hugh Meeks
          E/W  Didier Bloch & Bill Hartin
10/16  N/S  Elizabeth Niehaus & Kathy Kroll
           E/W  Bill & Barbara Wegener
10/17 N/S  Linda Ahn & Jeannine Puglisi
          E/W  Maurinne Hammond & Dorian Trostler
10/18 N/S  Taewoong Kim & Carlene Williams
          E/W  Lori Kiefer & Enid Herbstman