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Welcome New Members

Eowyn Adair
Barbara Hedges
John Howarth

Rank Changes

Silver Life Master

Donna Darvey

Bronze Life Master

Linda Hahn

NABC Master

Marilyn Blitz

Club Master

Didier Bloch
George Folquet
Matt Oclarit
Ken Place

Junior Master

Don Barr
James Husen


Kudos to All!

John Muzdakis passed away on Friday, June 14.
John was one of our terrific advancing players and a frequent competitor at games across the valley.
He will be missed. 

Read the FORUM Magazine online

Access the online Forum Magazine by clicking on the page link at the upper left of our homepage. See the latest D-22 news, Tournament information and results, Unit newsletters, helpful bridge tips and more!

Unit 533 Annual Awards

Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every April. To see photos and a list of all 2018 Winners, click on  Awards and Races  at the upper left of this page.

Welcome to ACBL Unit 533
About our Website
About our Website


Our website has all the information you need about the duplicate bridge community in the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Indio.  Please use the page links on the left side of our home page to navigate the website.

FIND YOUR GAME - Locations and Times

Clubs in the Coachella Valley offer a wide range of games for beginning to seasoned bridge players. For a complete guide to Duplicate Bridge Games, with locations and times, please use the  Game Schedule  link on the far left side of this page.

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June 3rd Unit Game in Clubs Winners

Congratulations to Our
June 3rd

Unit Game in Clubs Winners!

DCBC at Cat City

1st Overall - John Muzdakis & John Ramsey, N/S
1st E/W - Louise Kermode & Roy Boucvalt

MHDBC at Joslyn

1st Overall - Carroll & Gail Schuler, N/S
1st E/W - Tom & Anne Lund

Duncan Open

1st Overall - Brenda Keller & Bob Carroll, N/S
1st E/W - Martin Blain & Sandra Carroll

Duncan 0-750

1st Overall - Shirl Hamm & Linda Cabrera
2nd Overall - Janet Rasmussen & Susan Anderson


Unit-Wide Game and Tournament Directors Needed

Unit 533's Board is seeking interest from qualified directors who would like to manage our Unit-Wide Game on November 22, 2019.  This manager sets up the files and boards for all participating clubs, runs the game and pays the ACBL fees from his/her club (then submits those fees for reimbursement), and compiles the results.  This takes approximately 3-1/2 to 5 hours.  This manager is paid $100.

The Board is also seeking director-qualified candidates to serve as the Tournament Manager for our Harvest Sectional on October 25-27, 2019.  Time required includes oversight of the event itself and pre- and post- event coordination.

If you are interested in these positions, please contact William Stine no later than June 30th at

Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!
Your 2019 Bridge Bucket List!


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Los Angeles Summer Regional
Long Beach

At the Hilton Long Beach

July 1st thru 7th

Click here for the Flyer

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Summer 2019

July 18th thru 28th

Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here for more!

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Orange County
Labor Day Regional

at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

September 2nd thru 8th

Click here
for the flyer

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Morn 299er
(Duncan BC)
8:45 AM
Director: Jamie Alperin
Saturday Sanctioned Game
Montecito Club House 10 AM
Director: Ron Gauny
Aft Open
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Marrakesh Club
Director: Guy Monroe
Morn 299er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 am
Director: Marie Covey
Open Pairs
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
DBC Fri Aft Open
(Duncan BC)
Director: Sean Lui
Invitational Pairs
Director: Steve Samson
Fri Jun 21, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Sat Jul 20, 2019
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Tue Jul 30, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Mon Aug 5, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.
Fri Aug 30, 2019
Weekday Unit Game in Clubs
The Unit pays the extra sanction fees for the game as part of our "Give Back to Members" program.

In 2019, Unit 533 is sponsoring 23 Unit Games, including 17 Unit Games in Clubs, 3 Unit-Wide Games in Clubs and 3 Unit Games at the Annual Unit events.  Play at your favorite club in our Unit Games in Clubs and Unit-Wide Games in Clubs throughout the year! For the
Schedule of all upcoming Unit Games,
Click here.

New Game Schedules for PSCC and DCBC

Palm Springs & Cathedral City Bridge Club owner/director Matt Lund has announced that PSCC will be operating the Monday afternoon game at the Cathedral City Senior Center beginning June 17th. Game time is 1:00 PM. Teri Bratt will direct.

Desert Cities Bridge Club owner/director Scott Magged is planning to add a Monday afternoon game at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert.

For the Complete Schedule of games currently offered across the Coachella Valley, Click Here.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert has a 0-20 game (with supervised play) on Saturday at 9:00 am299er games on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 am, and 0-750 games on Monday through Saturday at 1:00 pm.

All beginning and advancing players are invited to participate in these friendly games. Meet new friends and improve your bridge skills!

Classes, Seminars and Workshops

Bridge With The Monroes, Classes, Events: Click Here

Duncan Bridge Center, Class/Event Schedule: Click Here

Mick's DynaMick Bridge, Classes, Seminars: Click Here

MHDBC at the Joslyn Center, Classes, Events: Click Here

70% Honor Roll
72.08% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 29
71.85% Marty Martin & Arnie Landsman DBC May 29
71.69% Mary Terell & Karen Brandt PSCC May 24
75.50% Shelley Mann & Abigail Wright DCBC May 17
74.40% Lori Kiefer & Enid Herbstman DBC May 13
74.19% Jim Darvey & David Lodge DCBC May 9
72.22% Sandra & Ron Livingston MBC May 3
73.77% Chuck Wallace & David Goetz DCBC Apr 29
70.64% Anne & Tom Lund MHDBC Apr 29
71.63% Michael Schmidt & Ann Kepcke DBC Apr 27
74.40% Jeanie & Jack Bratton MBC Apr 26
72.62% Deanna Abend & John Newburger DCBC Apr 22
71.31% John & Judy Sherwood DBC Apr 17
71.61% Taewoong Kim & Sue Boswell MHDBC Apr 15
71.66% Ken Grissinger & Joy Baron DBC Apr 13
71.73% Marie & Peter Barbeosch DCBC Apr 12
71.15% Steve Goldstein & Lou Goldsmith DBC Apr 12
70.37% Tony Glynne & Kevin Kahn PSCC Apr 12
71.15% Marvin Winick & Tom Bernstein MHDBC Mar 28
70.31% Jane Greer & Brad Oliver MBC Mar 22
73.21% Jim Weeks & Abe Pineles DBC Mar 9
73.15% Shirley Fitterman & Bob Robinson PSCC Mar 8
71.44% Tony Glynne & Jim Elliott PSCC Mar 8
70.67% Bruce Ferguson & Robert Carroll DBC Feb 21
75.00% Alice Perlmutter & Marge Meyer DCBC Feb 20
73.11% Chip Graves & Suzan Olsen DCBC Feb 19
71.03% Isadore & Rosalie Sharp PSCC Feb 8
70.27% Marjorie Sinel & Joe Hopkins DBC Feb 7
71.26% Alan Stanley & Patrick Moran MHDBC Feb 5
70.37% John Hanley & Bob Victor PSCC Feb 1
  As reported by Club Directors