9/21/19 StL I/N Sectional unit game see schedule for details .....
 

WELCOME UNIT 143 of

 

GREATER ST. LOUIS

 

 


Thanks to all the wonderful bridge players who attended the 2019 St. Louis Regional and made the tournament a huge success.  Many local players volunteered to work at the tournament and greatly contributed to its success.  Special thanks go out to Mike Carmen, Tournament Chair; Jennifer Luner, Daily Bulletin; Phyllis Siegel, Partnerships; Debbie Romero, Caddies; Dian Brazier, Hospitality; and Linda Seibert, Registration.

Coming up is your St. Louis Fall Sectional October 18-20, 2019.  Check this site for details. Hope to see you all there!

 

 

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 

                           Blanchette Park Memorial Hall
                                  1900 West Randolph
                                 St. Charles, MO 63301

 

  • Free Parking
  • Terrific Hospitality
  • Lower I/N Entry Fees
  • Half-Price Entries for Students (restrictions apply)
  • Guest Speakers Friday & Saturday
  • REVISED: 299er Pairs Friday and Saturday, Replacing 499er Pairs 
  • One Session Stratified Open Pairs Friday aft.
  • One Session Stratified Open Swiss Teams Friday eve
  • One Session Stratified Open Swiss Teams Saturday morning
  • 2-Session Stratified Open Pairs Saturday aft & eve
  • 2-Session Stratified Open Swiss Teams Sunday 
  • REVISED: 2-Session Stratified 299er replacing 499er Swiss Teams Sunday 

Click HERE for schedule details.

 

Tournament Director: Rick Beye
Tournament Chair:  Mike Carmen macrtd@gmail.com
Partnerships: Phyllis Siegel 
unit143pship@gmail.com

 

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2019 Datebook Updates

 

 

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

 

The Unit Game scheduled for Saturday evening, March 16 has been moved to Saturday evening, October 5.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Fall 299er Tournament - September 21 & 22

St. Louis Bridge Center

 

Click here for flyer!

 

 

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Phillip Alder will be conducting three Seminar Workshop events at the St. Louis Bridge Center:

 

Come and Help Your Partner’s Defense

    

Friday, September 20, 2:00 to 4:30
(perfect preparation for the 299’er tournament)

 

Team Game Strategies

 

Friday, October 11, 2:00 to 4:30

(perfect preparation for the October Sectional) 

 


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:

William Gardner

 

Michael Guo

 

Suzanne S Hembrough

 

Damei Liang

 

Gershon J Spector

 

Beverly M Wihlein

 

Ray Wu

 

Chuck Yokota

 

 

 

 

Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1290

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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

 

 

Beryl Shapiro, September 8

 

 

 

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 9/7/2019

 

Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

 

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

 

 

 

 

*** New Silver Life Master ***

 

 

 

*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Diana M Drisko

 

Steve B Singer

 

*** New Gold Life Master ***

 

Becky B Hubert

 

Arthur M Seltzer

 

*** New Sapphire Life Master ***

 

*** New Diamond Life Master ***

 

 

 

 

*** New Emerald Life Master ***

 

 

 

 

 
*** New Platinum Life Master***

*** New Grand Life Master***

 

*** Other Advancers ***

 

 

John S Bolesta

David E Bouchein

Carol A Horack

Loretta F Ross

Juli Timney

Michael Kalish

Dr Michael Isserman

David Soshnik

Diane M Deutch

 

 

Introducing...

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 News

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!

 

 

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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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