4/29/19 Unit Game - AM see schedule for details .....




New Officers Elected on November 14:


President:  Mark Boswell

Vice-President:  Debbie Romero

Treasurer:  Larry LaBrier (taking Becky Hubert's spot on the board)



Other Board Member Changes as of December 12:


Diane Deutch and Kelly White replacing Linda Siebert and Diane Glick






Thank you to all 299er's who attended Unit 143's tournament in March.  Due to a problem with the sanction at ACBL headquarters, the masterpoint awards for placing in the overalls were incorrect at the site.  However, that error has been corrected so that winners will receive Sectional rated awards. Hope to see you all at the May Sectional!



At 1:30pm on Friday, May 17, 2019, before the start of the pair events at the Sectional in St. Charles certificates, medallions, and Life Master pins will be presented to the Unit 143 2018 Ace of Club winners, Minni McKenny winners, and new Life Masters.  Congratulations to all!




Mark Boswell


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St. Louis Spring Sectional

May 17-19, 2019

Blanchette Park Memorial Hall

1900 W. Randolph, St. Charles, MO


NEW:  We are changing from 299er pairs to 499er pairs throughout the tournament


NEW:  On Sunday, we have eliminated all I/N pairs games and replaced them with a 2-session 499er Swiss team event.



Click here for further details


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St. Louis

Gateway to the West Regional


August 12-18, 2019

Renaissance Hotel


NEW to the Schedule:

  • Great Hospitality Mornings & Post-Afternoons thru SAT
  • Starting Times 10 am, 2:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Most Main Events Moved to Daytime
  • Daily I/N 499er Pairs Mon - Sat (replacing 299er pairs)
    • Mon 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm 
    • Tues thru Sat 10 am & 2:30 pm
  • Added 2-Session Evening Stratified Swiss Thurs & Fri  (replacing 2nd Evening KO)
  • Added Evening Zip Swiss Team Sat (replacing Combo Pairs/Teams)
  • Only Swiss Teams Events on Sun
    • Bracketed Swiss (0-3000)
    • A/X/Y Swiss (0-4000/4000-6000/6000+)

Click HERE for 2-page tournament schedule


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Unit 143 Spring 299er Tournament

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019

St. Louis Bridge Center

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners:



Brad and Peggy Karner - 1st in A (Sat. morning)



David Poos and Lloyd Hill - 1st in B (Sat. morning)


Elizabeth Mayer and Mary Smith - 1st in C (Sat. morning)


Click here for more Saturday morning results




Liz Teasdale and Ann Wilkerson - 1st in A (afternoon)



Click here for more Saturday afternoon results





Click here to see the presentation on Winning Swiss Team Strategy



Click here for Swiss Team results


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2019 Datebook Updates


  District 8 GNT Final:  Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 in Sherman, IL        (Springfield)


  District 8 NAP Final:  Sunday November 10 instead of Saturday November 9


 The March I/N Tournament has been moved up one week to avoid conflict with the Nationals. Now Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17.  Same place - St Louis Bridge Center.

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Upcoming Events at Area Clubs


Be sure and take advantage of these classes to improve your game.  Also let your friends know about the classes geared to beginners.


Duplicate Bridge is a Senior Olympics Event (as part of the JCCA St. Louis Senior Olympics) at the St. Louis Bridge Center on Friday, May 24 at 2:30. For information on how to compete for an Olympic Medal in a sanctioned game, or to register for the event, visit the website at www.stlouisbridge.org.



Barbara Seagram, internationally recognized bridge teacher, player and (co)author of more than 24 published books, including the award winning 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, will conduct a three-session seminar Friday, June 14th, and Saturday, June 15th. For complete information, or to register, visit the website at http://www.stlouisbridge. org.


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2019 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:


Bonnie B Engler

Shrikant P Jategaonkar


Lonnie Ross






Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1303

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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




Veena Uberoi, March 5, 2019 obituary to follow


Rosemary Bamberg, March 7 click here for obituary





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

and link to an obituary published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Please notify us.


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

Creve Coeur Government Center Mtg Room 1, 7 PM

Review the recent Unit 143 IRS filing for 2016: Form 990-EZ

This is the current filing posted Mar. 2017.

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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 2019 updated 4/6/2019


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Mary J Kernan


Dan R Waeltermann



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***

Elaine M Booker



*** New Ruby Life Master ***


*** New Gold Life Master ***




*** New Sapphire Life Master ***

Michael G Pitonak


*** New Diamond Life Master ***




*** New Emerald Life Master ***





*** New Platinum Life Master***

*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***



Thomas P Danis

Jo Ellen Miller

Margaret Nugent

Steve Roberge

Robert L Becker

Ann C Scott

Donald W Cramer

Chery Green

Grayce Podwojski

Roger N Jespersen

Carolyn M Coffin



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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