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New Officers Elected on November 14:


President:  Mark Boswell

Vice-President:  Debbie Romero

Treasurer:  Larry LaBrier (taking Becky Huber's spot on the board)



Other Board Member Changes as of December 12:


Diane Deutch and Kelly White replacing Linda Siebert and Diane Glick





I wish you all holiday greetings.  You are all invited to the St. Louis Winter Sectional January 18-20, 2019.  You can find the schedule and location information on this web site.  We have I/N events planned for every session except Saturday morning (when there is a Stratified Swiss).  I/N is shorthand for Intermediate and Newcomer players.  I would like to encourage all I/N players to play in our Swiss team events at the tournament.  These events give you an opportunity to play against more advanced players and to learn from them.  St. Louis is blessed with many good players that would be more than willing to answer questions you may have.  This is a great way to learn more about the greatest card game.  I hope to see you at Unit 143’s Winter tournament!


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 Novermber 10 instead of Saturday November 9


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St. Louis Winter Sectional

Friday January 18-20, 2019

Blanchette Park Memorial Hall, St. Charles, MO


Friday afternoon Open and 299er Pairs


Friday evening Single Session Swiss and 299er Pairs


Saturday AM Single Session Swiss


Saturday afternoon and evening Two-session Pairs, side games, and 299er pairs


Sunday Swiss Open and two single session 299er Pairs




Click here for further event details.  




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Upcoming Events at Area Clubs


Be sure and take advantage of these fall classes to improve your game.  Also let your friends know about the classes geared to beginners.





St. Louis Bridge Center. Bridge in a Day.  For those wanting to learn to play bridge.  9 AM to 4 PM.  October 28, 2018.  Click here for details


At J's Bridge Pad. Click here for details of classes listed below.


1.  Mentor Game, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Discussion follows each hand. 


2.  2/1 System Class, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018  9 AM to 4 PM.


3.  8-class series on Modern Conventions will begin Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10 AM. 


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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:


Susan Dearth

Andrea P Schankman


Margaret Wehrenberg






Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1333

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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


Barrett Taussig, October 30, 2018 link to Obituary here


Nora Burst, October 28, 2018 link to Obituary here


Sandra King, October 22, 2018 link to Obituary here


Mary Jane Vehige, October 10, 2018 link to Obituary here



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 2018 updated 12/6/2018


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


Martha L Rowe



*** New Silver Life Master ***

Linda G Mize

Jan Pass


Elizabeth A Percich



*** New Ruby Life Master ***

R Dian Brazier



*** 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 ***



Dennis Krueger

Pat Phillips

Robert Beekman

Fran C Meek

Mrs Alden H Pflager

Ann M Bradley

Bonnie S Brewbaker

Alice S Handelman

Jeffrey H Pass

Kristin Schaefer

Peggy T Hindert

Charles P Johnson

Uma Kurella

Larry E Labrier

Lawrence White

Jane Miller

Fritz C Gebhard










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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