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.
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'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.
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.
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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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
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N A B C
July 18th thru 28th
Las Vegas, Nevada
Click here for Complete Results
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Labor Day Regional
at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
September 2nd thru 8th
Click here for the flyer
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 30, 2019.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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