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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 bridge players who braved the weather and came to our Winter Sectional.  Winter is a great time to play bridge.  It is also a good time to consider taking a class to up your skill level.  Another good way to improve is to read a bridge book.  Several of the Unit 143 bridge clubs have bridge books available to buy or to borrow from their library.  The club directors and owners would be glad to help you pick out one or more that meet your needs and interests. You can also look online with Barclays, Bridge World, and Amazon.  Please consider inviting some of your friends and relatives to try bridge. Many who give it a try will get "hooked" just like you and I are.


Mark Boswell


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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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Unit 143 Spring 299er Tournament

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019

St. Louis Bridge Center

Saturday:  2 Single-session Stratified Pairs Events, 0-299MP, 10am & 3pm



Saturday:  Single-session Stratified Pairs Events, 0-50MP, 10am


Sunday:  Single-session Bracketed Swiss Event, 0-299MP, 1pm


NEW:  Sunday at 12:30 - Tutorial on Swiss Team Strategy before 1:00pm game



Click here for further details



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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.





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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:


Barbara A Auberry

Cynthia C Bottini


Jacqueline A Jackson


Rick Londeree


Thomas Majerus


Steve Roberge


Ann Seabaugh


Sally Sprowls


Judy A Thorpe


Mary Jane Young






Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1314

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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



Jane Strathman, January 22, 2019 click here for obituary


Felix Germuth, January 23, 2019 click here for obituary


Art Strathman, February 2, 2019 click here for obituary


John Dicks, February 8, 2019 click here for obituary


Helen Thalhammer, February 10, 2019 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 2/2/2019


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***

John L Hagedorn

Wanda A Hoffman



*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Dianne L Glick


*** New Gold Life Master ***




*** New Sapphire Life Master ***




*** New Diamond Life Master ***




*** New Emerald Life Master ***





*** New Platinum Life Master***

*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***



Louis J Fusz

Mary S Greenwalt

James R Myers

Aime J Parenteau

Glenn D Rehagen

Patience Schock

Amy C Shipley

Scott W Shipley

Theresa S Baker

Lynne E Puetz

Steve Rosen

Eugene J Gabianelli

Richard L Lazaroff



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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