11/14/19 Jay's Bridge Club Championship - AM unit game see schedule for details .....






Special congratulations goes to Alan Popkin, Unit 143's newest Grand Life Master.  Also, congratulations goes to Milt Zlatic who won the most Master Points at the St. Louis October Sectional. 

Coming up in November is the District 8 Finals for the North American Pairs held on November 10 in Springfield, IL.  If you qualified, you should consider playing in this event in your respective Flight.  You can win a large portion of your expenses to the National Finals in this event held at the Nationals in Columbus, OH in March.  Hope to see you in Springfield and in Columbus!



Mark Boswell


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Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Director Changes


Debbie Romero resigned from Unit 143's Board of Directors effective August 30.  At the September 11 board meeting, the board nominated and elected John Levis to replace Debbie.  John will complete Debbie's term which ends Oct 31, 2020.

No petitions to join the board of directors were received by the August 20 deadline so no runoff election is needed.  The four nominated candidates automatically take office on November 1.

Current board members Diane Deutch and Kelly White were serving as board-appointed members and will commence duly elected three-year terms on November 1. 

Incoming new board member Maureen Curran will join the board for a three year term commencing November 1. 

Incoming new board member Jim Cooper resigned his position on the board on September 3.  The board of directors will elect a replacement to complete Jim's three-year term which would have begun November 1.  The nomination process is underway.

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                   St. Louis Fall Sectional

                      October 18-20, 2019 


Click HERE for full results.


Tournament Director: Rick Beye
Tournament Chair:  Mike Carmen macrtd@gmail.com
Partnerships: Phyllis Siegel 


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2019 Canfield Bridge Builder Award Winners



Michael Bono and Sue Perez



Click here for press release.

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2019 Datebook Updates



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



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2020 Datebooks



The new datebooks are now available for players to pick up at any Unit 143 Club.

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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.





Phillip Alder will be conducting a Seminar Workshop event at the St. Louis Bridge Center:


World’s Best Bridge Topic- Win More Tricks

Thursday, December 12, 2:00 to 4:30

(perfect any time)

Click here for flyer.

Click here to sign up!






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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:

Sonya Hollenbeck

Anne L Bozarth

Susan Cooper

Carroll I Cranch

Jo Anne Morrow

Janice K Nichols

Howard Nies

Lisa S Van Amburg





Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1273

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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



Neil T. Bean, October 27 - click here for obituary


Bernard A. Bridgewater, October 31 - click here for obituary


Susan Suzi R. Shymanski, November 4 - 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


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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 11/1/2019


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Ken Deutch

David L Dierkes



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***



*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Doris E Schwartz


*** New Gold Life Master ***



*** New Sapphire Life Master ***

Carol Schaffer



*** New Diamond Life Master ***



*** New Emerald Life Master ***





*** New Platinum Life Master***





*** New Grand Life Master***

*** Other Advancers ***



Arlan R Dekock

Allen S Otsuka

Margaret Wehrenberg

Robert C Graham

Rick Merrifield

William E Stevens

Rick Londeree

Ellen W Svenson




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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