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Welcome New Members

Arnold Magalong

Rank Changes

Regional Master

Gary Carlson

Sectional Master

Edna Dugan
Gina Marlin

Club Master

Kim Burtle

Junior Master

Sean Kenefick

Well done, Everyone!

Peter Freer, beloved husband of unit member Jan Duncan, passed away Friday, July 12. Although Peter was not a bridge player, he embraced the Duncan Bridge Center and was an avid supporter of its vision for bridge in the valley. Peter will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

It is with a deep sadness that we share the passing of Luella Becken, on Tuesday, July 16.
Luella was a longstanding member of our unit. A professional dancer for twenty-five years, Luella graced stages from Hollywood to New York City with tours in Las Vegas. She and her late husband retired in the desert and bridge became her passion. She shared her infectious enthusiasm for the game, and with life in general, with her partners and competitors. Her favorite club was the one holding an Open game on the day she was playing. Luella was chosen to receive the Edith Hirschman Sportsmanship Award in 2016, a fitting tribute to a woman who embodied the special qualities that all bridge players should aspire to demonstrate at the tables. Luella is survived by her three devoted friends in Unit 533 – William Stine, Jerry Ritter and Gary Bolton.

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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Saturday Unit Game Winners - July 20

Congratulations to Our
Saturday Unit Game in Clubs Winners!

 - July 20th -

Duncan Bridge Center

1st Overall - Jim Darvey & Irv Kostal, N/S
1st E/W - Lou Goldsmith & Steve Goldstein

Marrakesh Bridge Club

1st Overall - Jackie Williams & Abigail Wright, N/S
1st E/W - Leigh & Wally Grimm


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

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Summer 2019

July 18th thru 28th

Las Vegas, Nevada

Click here for Complete Results

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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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Halloween Regional

October 28 thru November 3

Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel

Click here
for the Flyer


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Palm Springs Regional

December 9th thru 15th

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
in Rancho Mirage

For complete
Tournament Information,

Click here


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Unit 533 Board Seeking Director-Qualified Candidates

     Unit 533's Board of Directors is seeking interest from qualified directors who would like to manage our three Unit-Wide games in 2020 (dates to be determined). This manager sets up the files and boards for all participating clubs, runs the game, and compiles the results.  This takes approximately 3-5 hours.  This manager is paid $100.
     The Board is also seeking interested director-qualified candidates to serve as the Tournament Manager for our Sun & Fun Sectional on February 14-15, 2020, and for the Fall Harvest Sectional in October or November of 2020. 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 at no later than October 30, 2019.

Two Open Seats on the Unit Board

The Unit 533 Board of Directors has accepted with deep regret the resignation of Carol Wilkinson. Carol has served the membership with unwavering energy and commitment. She has led our partnership efforts at Sectionals and Regionals for nearly ten years. Her resignation leaves the Board with two open seats to be filled immediately by appointment by the Board. The board is seeking two enthusiastic, energetic people to serve the Unit 533 membership. If you would be willing to serve on the Board or know of a good candidate, please contact William Stine at

Morn 399er
(Duncan BC)
9:00 AM
Director: Mick Riccio
Aft Open Unit Rated
(Duncan BC)
1:00 PM
Director: Mick Riccio
Weekend Unit Game in Clubs
Director: Guy Monroe
Open Pairs
Joslyn 12:30
Director: David Goetz
Invitational Pairs
Director: J Nugent-Patten
Mizell Open Pairs
Director: Matt Lund
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.
Thu Sep 19, 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 Sep 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.

Beginner and I/N Games in the Valley

Duncan Bridge Center in Palm Desert offers 0-20 games with supervised play on Monday and Saturday at 9:00 am, a 299er game on Tuesday at 9:00 am, a 399er game on Saturday at 9:00 am, 499er games on Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm, and a 0-750 game on 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
76.88% Susie Layne Carr & Joyce Gannon DBC Jul 18
70.83% Taewoong Kim & Carlene Williams DBC Jul 8
71.81% Jim Weeks & Martin Blain DBC Jul 3
71.43% Enid Herbstman & Sue Blom DBC Jul 2
73.08% HoMing Yim & Joe Hopkins DBC Jun 29
70.23% Larry & Vicki Graves DBC Jun 27
70.02% Neil Stern & Martin Gellman MHDBC Jun 27
72.92% Nancy Thompsen & Jamie Alperin MHDBC Jun 24
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
  As reported by Club Directors