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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
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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.
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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.

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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.

Ace of Clubs

Click here for Current 2019 Ace of Clubs Standings

2018 Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award Winners:  Sandy Young, Suzie Carr, Michael Duniven, Pieter Bax, Ann Carter, Lori Kiefer, Mac Becket, Bob Wernick, Lou Goldsmith, Barbara Sue Seal, Bob Carroll, Jim Weeks, Martin Blain, Jim Darvey and Bruce Ferguson


(L. to R.) Mac Becket, Bob Wernick, Jim Darvey, Barbara Sue Seal,
Lou Goldsmith, Pieter Bax, Jim Weeks, Martin Blain

The Ace of Clubs Awards were created in 1984 to annually recognize the top masterpoint winners in local club competition in 15 categories based on number of masterpoints held at the beginning of each year, from 0-5 up to over 10,000.  Only black masterpoints won in ACBL-santioned club games are counted.  In 2011, the Awards were named after Helen Shanbrom because of her exceptional performance in club games - she was the most successful club player in ACBL history - a Grand Life Master with nearly 19,000 of her masterpoints won at club games.


Helen Shanbrom