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Congratulations to everyone on another great Sectional! 


If you missed it, En Xie won the Ed Schultz Player of the Year Award, the most prestigious Unit 143 award.  To win Ed Schultz Player of the Year, you must earn the most masterpoints at Unit 143's three Sectionals, our August Regional, and Club Unit games.  Considering that En Xie plays only with his students, this is quite a feat.  Congratulations, En!

Now that the Sectional is over, we can beef up our game for StAc week (February 5-11) by playing often at our local clubs.  

Happy Winter. Stay Warm!



Becky Hubert, President

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Celebrate Spring at the 299er Bridge Tournament on

Saturday, March 24 & Sunday March 25, 2018


Saturday: 2 single session stratified pairs events at

10 AM and 3PM for 0-300 MP

Saturday:  Single session stratified pairs event at

10 AM for 0-50 MP

Sunday:  1 single session stratified Pairs event at 10 AM

Open to all bridge players with <300 Masterpoints

Will be held at St. Louis Bridge Center, 1270 N. Price Rd

Click here for details about reservations and partnerships



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Join our Illinois neighbors at the Collinsville, IL

Winter Swiss Sectional February 17 & 18, 2018

American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234


Click here for more information


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2018 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:

Alice Behan

Ann Brightman

Danny Stevens

Theodore Wilson


Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1337

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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 announce the passing of


Jane Smith Shapleigh, Thursday, February 1, 2018, 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 2018 updated 2/6/2018


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

John Levis

Jill Padua

Shelley Sarver

Amy Stabenow


*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

Bill Canfield

John Hagedorn

John Levis


*** New Silver Life Master ***



*** New Ruby Life Master ***



*** New Gold Life Master ***




*** New Sapphire Life Master ***



*** New Diamond Life Master ***


Mark Boswell


*New Emerald Life Master *

*** New Platinum Life Master***




*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***


Jeanne Canada

William Gay

Brenda Merello

Tom Merello

MaryLou Mellish

Carolyn 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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