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UNIT 143 of






Becky Hubert, President

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St. Louis Winter Sectional

January 12-14, 2018


Click HERE for Tournament Flyer

 NEW for this Sectional

ALL I/N Games are now 299er

The I/N 299er Sunday Swiss has been replaced with

two (10 AM and 2 PM) single session I/N 299er Pairs Games

Side games are now available both Friday and Saturday evenings


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Unit 143 New Board Members

Dennis Abeln (1st Term)

Becky Hubert (2nd Term)

Debbie Romero (1st Term)

Jay Shah (3rd Term)



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2017 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:

Kevin Gritzke

Susan Maurer

Michael Wefelmeyer



Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1339

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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

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.

It is with sadness that we note the passing of the following members of Unit 143:



David Shanahan, December 12, 2017  Click here for Obit


Charles Southern, November 3, 2017  Click here for Obit


David McMullen, November 7, 2017  Click here for Obit




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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 2015: 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 2017 updated 12/5/2017


Life Master Milestones


Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Marcia Ridley





*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

Michael Morrice


Betty Ponzar



Rolland Struebing




*** New Silver Life Master ***

Mike Arnheim


*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Gilda Singer



*** 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 ***


Kenneth Kwantes

Linda Lee

Katherine Lupo

Lila Patel

Mary Rose Desloge

Jacqueline Diberardina

Meg Griffin

Anne Benson

Terry D'Amato

Harry Knopf

Karen Knopf

Gary Morris

Semon Powell

Reuben Rigel

David Soshnik

Craig Cooke

Charlotte Lehmann

Joile Mackney

Bertram Risch

Fred Roper

David Wells

Robert Wood

Ken Deutch

Jay Sarver

Darlene Trenholm



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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