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I appreciate the opportunity to serve as President of Unit 143 Board of Directors.  I’d like to thank Mark Boswell for the great job he has done for Unit 143 as President.  I have been on the Board since 2018.  I’d like to thank all the others before me for the hard work they have done for Unit 143.  I look forward to working with my fellow Unit 143 Board of Directors and the Unit 143 members during these COVID-19 times.  

Unit 143’s purpose to St. Louis Bridge is to organize and run local Regionals, Sectionals, and I/N Tournaments.  As you know, ACBL has cancelled our local tournaments due to COVID-19.  We look forward to resuming in-person tournament play in a safe manner, in the near future.

Please let me or the Board know if there is anything we can do to serve you.

Thank You - Be Safe,




John Welte

President, Unit 143





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ACBL Special Events On-line Schedule




Endless Summer ACBL Tournament, June 24 - 27

GOLD/RED points


Click here for schedule.






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The ACBL has cancelled all tournaments including I/N tournaments through the end of August 2021.


Click here to see the ACBL estimated timeline for re-opening face-to-face bridge.



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Notice: The membership directory page now has the capability of requesting and receiving (via email) a full directory listing. The Unit will no longer be printing the Membership Directory.
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Most of us want to play the game of duplicate bridge honestly.  When you play against an opponent you suspect is not playing in accordance with the Laws, or violating the Code of Disciplinary Regulations, please file a Player Memo.  This can be found by clicking the "Conduct and Ethics" link under Unit 143 Governance. 


You may also privately text the game director, but making a public accusation is in itself a violation of the CDR, so please be careful to report suspicious conduct properly.

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Congratulations to new Gold Life Masters,


Randy Baker and Dr. Hong Liu!







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Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Director Changes




Ken Obrecht, Mark Zellmer and Don Chase were appointed to replace John Levis, Doug Larson and Jay Shah respectively.  There is one open position on the board.



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😀  In the spirit of friendliness at our games, please try to always wear your nametags! 😀
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Upcoming Events at Area Clubs


Be sure and take advantage of the many classes offered thoughout the area to help improve your game.  Also let your friends know about the classes geared to beginners.








North American Pairs (NAP) Qualifying games at clubs (face-to-face)

June, July and August




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2021 Unit Game Schedule (not yet set)

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:

Jessica M Deangelo

Tom J Naber

Unit membership is 1162

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As a courtesy to our players, we will publish game cancellations of Edwardsville, IL Unit 223 games in the banner header if there is inclement weather.

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In Memoriam


It is with sadness that we note the passing of




Barbara Stewart, May 13, click here for obituary

Carole Ann Benkelman, May 26, click here for obituary

Alice Kerckhoff, June 1, click here for obituary




We will publish names of Unit members who pass away from us

and link to an obituary. Please notify us.


Unit 143 Board Meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month at

Creve Coeur Government Center Mtg Room 1, 7 PM prior to 2021.


Starting in 2021, these meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM on-line via ZOOM.

All Unit Members are welcome to join the meeting.


Next meeting:  Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8569 8880748?pwd=NlVheWFhNGFRMm16Wl R4SmIrc2lUdz09

Meeting ID: 856 9888 0748
Passcode: 119198

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District 8 News

Current District 8 Advocate Web newsletter

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Unit Masterpoint Races YTD

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Honor Roll

masterpoint ranking requirements for those joining prior to 1/1/10
masterpoint ranking requirements for those joining 1/1/10 or later


All Advancers in 2021 updated 6/1/2021


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Marianne Witschy



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


Patricia B Steiner

Marianne Witschy


*** New Silver Life Master ***

Tommye Fleming


*** New Ruby Life Master ***



*** New Gold Life Master ***


Randy Baker

Dr. Hong Liu



*** New Sapphire Life Master ***






*** New Diamond Life Master ***






*** New Emerald Life Master ***





*** New Platinum Life Master***





*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***



Jim W Koeger

Neela H Kottmeier



The Colorado Springs analysis that they call

'Power Rankings'.

Frequently Asked Questions about Power Rankings.

Click here for our unit. 

This analysis will continue to be available on the Honor Rolls page;

in the future, you can access from News/Membership Services.

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ACBL launches new Learn to Play Bridge

free download web application software

 Learn To Play Bridge can now be directly shared with friends and family

over the Internet. Play a hand and share it on Facebook, Twitter or through email!



Join the ACBL

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Bridge Hand of the Week

ACBL Bridge Bites

bridge articles - geared toward the beginner/newcomer bridge player

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Fringe Benefits of Bridge? Brainpower!!!

?Playing your cards right can help keep you sharp long after retirement

by Jon Saraceno, ?AARP Bulletin, March 2015

Bridge makes us use our brains.picture of brain

When doctors evaluate games that are most effective in

staving off dementia, bridge is always at the top of the list

Bridge players are the most successful agers on earth.

Although it cannot cure Alzheimer's, bridge is a wonderful game

to slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer's.

University of CA, Irvine       

Institute for Memory Impairments       

and Neurological Disorders       


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