5/23/17 AM Unit Game see schedule for details .....
6/10/17 Carlinville Youth Bridge Camp needs counselors. see details below. .....


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Hello!  Our web page is published by the Board of Directors for the benefit of our members and those interested in what we offer in Unit 143 of Greater St. Louis ACBL.


Becky Hubert, President

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St. Louis Spring Sectional


Blanchette Park Memorial Hall, St. Charles


May 19-21, 2017


Click here for tournament flyer


Unit 143 will present Tom Oppenheimer

with the Meritorious Service Award

on Sunday, May 21. 



Tom enjoying his other favorite sport




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Urgent need for counselors

June 25-July 1 Carlinville, IL Youth Bridge Camp


We need your help!  The Youth Bridge Camp has lost five counselors for a variety of reasons in the past week, four of them women, and are now faced with having to stop accepting additional female camper applicants for lack of staff.

If you know of anyone who might be suitable and interested, please let us know right away. We hate to turn away kids who want to learn/play bridge, and that's the situation we looking at currently. Because it does take some time to vet new staff and camp is just six weeks away, time is of the essence!

Reminder: YBC is scheduled from June 25-July 1. We are happy to answer any questions. We can we reached at 314-481-1838. Thanks! Steve and Amy, Youth Bridge Camp Directors


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Philip Alder Bridge Seminar June 9 and 10


Click here for registration details on seminar series being offered at St. Louis Bridge Center by this renowned educator, former New York Times bridge columnist and monthly contributor to the Bridge Bulletin.  You will save over $30 for all three sessions if you register by May 15.  

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Two Youth Bridge Camps Summer 2017



1.  High School Bridge Camp, June 11-17, St. Joseph MO.  Residential camp on campus of Missouri Western State University for students of all skill levels who are entering grades 10-12 in Fall of 2017. Click here for link to flyer.


2.  Youth Bridge Camp, June 25-July 1, Lake Williamson Center, Carlinville, IL.  For players of all experience levels who are entering grades 6-10 in the Fall of 2017.  Click here for link to flyer.




To be considered, write a short paragraph (200 500 words) titled:   


                “Why I Would Like a Scholarship to Attend the Youth Bridge Camp.”


Email to leehastings@charter.net    

Deadline: Midnight on Friday, June 2nd, 2017





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St. Louis Gateway to the West Regional


August 14-20, 2017


Click here for tournament flyer




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2017 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Congratulations to the following Unit members who made the

Barry Crane Top 500 for 2016!


Ron Ashbacher #118 with 921 MP

En Xie #211 with 733 MP

Jack Bryant #247 with 687 MP

Mark Boswell #367 with 571 MP

Clay Cuthbertson # 423 with 534 MP

Milt Zlatic #443 with 527 MP



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Unit 143 added the following 4 new members last month:

Matthew Krause

Mary Moore

Brian Rohlik

Carol Stampley



Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1366

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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 for two weeks in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Please notify us.

It is with sadness that we note the passing of


Dr. Sheldon Kessler on April 18, 2017


Click here for link to Obituary

Sunnie Black, former Unit member and bridge director on January 4, 2016

Click here for link to Obituary






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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 3/01/2017


Life Master Milestones


Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Ken Schlueter





*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

William Davis




*** New Silver Life Master ***

Elizabeth Meteer


*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Deborah King



*** 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 ***


Richard Engelhardt

Laurie Lewis

Rita Penserum

Loleta Scott

Laurie Sperling

Ellen White

Carol Blinder

Ruth Iverson

David Keys

Mary Jo Pini

Charles Southern, Jr

Lawrence White

Richard Chase

Gerald Greiman

Priscilla Lunsford

Deborah Matson

Ann Walther

Aimee Whitelaw

James Eldred Pascoe

Linda Helm

Cynthia Peters



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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