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St. Louis Bridge Collective's On-line BBO Game Schedule



SILVER LINING WEEK  July 27 through August 2


Top 25 MP Winners
Rod Beery 18.96
Susan Perez 16.34
Jim Gibson 15.70
Michael Kelly 15.70
Jack Bryant 15.56
Arbha Vongsvivut 14.28
En Xie 12.38
Terree Rowbottom 12.34
Nancy Galvin 10.88
Walter Galvin 10.88
Carol Schaffer 10.44
Judy Eaton 10.14
Ken Obrecht 9.94
Mark Boswell 9.90
Becky Hubert 9.68
Kenneth Bland 8.96
Carolyn Coffin 8.66
Susan Eiger 8.60
Mike Giacaman 8.56
Milton Zlatic 8.28
Tom Oppenheimer 8.26
John Samsel 7.84
Richard Riezman 7.62
John Hagedorn 7.52
Vicky Stringer 7.34




Monday through Friday at 10AM – 299, 499 & Open
Monday through Friday at 1:30PM – Open game only
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday at 6pm – Open game only 
Saturday & Sunday at 1PM – 499 & Open



***** NOTICE *****


All remaining tournaments for 2020 including the Fall Sectional and the I/N Tournament are CANCELLED.

All Games and classes at J's Bridge Pad are cancelled after Lee's 10 am game on Monday, March 16 until further notice.

Games and classes at Saint Louis Bridge Center will be suspended after the 10 am game on Friday, March 13.


The Board, like everyone else, has been closely following the Coronavirus situation.  Though the number of cases in our immediate area was still relatively low up to this time, it seems prudent to suspend our play indefinitely, barring a change in conditions that warrants a modification of our plan.  We will re-evaluate the situation at least weekly and hope to re-open the Center ASAP.


We will work to keep you informed by email, on our website, via Facebook and through announcements on our phone answering machine at (314)569-1430.


We would like to commend all who had been playing the previous few weeks prior to our closing, for how they have respected each other and improved their hygiene.  Hopefully, we can carry this forward when we start playing again.





Most if not all of the local bridge playing community is just like me and is basically under  house arrest.  What I would really like to do is get out and play two or even three sessions of bridge a day at Unit 143's Regional in August.  I miss you my friends, and I miss live bridge.  Unfortunately, this is not going to happen.  The Unit 143 board has decided to cancel your August 2020 Regional.  Everything I have read about the coronavirus (my wife and daughter are nurses and keep me well informed) warns that the most dangerous activities are those where crowds of people are in close proximity to each other in a confined space over an extended period of time. One of the top activities that must define is a live bridge tournament.  Like you, I look forward to the time bridge tournaments are the safe places we have experienced for many years.  Until then, please stay safe.




Mark Boswell

President, Unit 143


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Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Director Changes


Jan Potts was elected by the board to complete the three-year term of Larry LaBrier who resigned.




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😀  In the spirit of friendliness at our games, please try to always wear your nametags! 😀
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Congratulations to Nell Schneider on becoming a

Diamond Life Master!



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St. Louis

Gateway to the West Regional

August 17-23, 2020


Renaissance Hotel

St. Louis, Missouri







   Great Hospitality Mornings & Post Afternoons thru SAT

   Starting Times 10 am, 2:30 pm, & 7:30 pm

  Most Main Events 10 am & 2:30 pm

   .  NEW:  Daily I/N 299er Pairs Mon - Sat (replacing 499er pairs)

          o    Mon 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

             o    Tue thru Sat 10 am & 2:30 pm 2-Session

   Evening Zip Swiss Team Sat 7:30 pm

   2-Session Evening Stratified Swiss Thu & Fri

   Gold Rush Pairs Tue, Thu, & Fri

   Regional Side Games, Knockouts and Stratified Swiss

   Only Swiss Teams Events on Sun

          o   Bracketed Swiss (0-3000)

              o    A/X/Y Swiss (0-4000/4000-6000/6000+)


Click HERE for 2-page tournament schedule


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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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2020 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:


J L Brewbaker


Malcolm O Bryan


Mary Saggau



Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1250

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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



Lois Define on July 1, obituary to follow

Roger Lord on June 7, obituary here




We will publish names of Unit members who pass away from us

and link to an obituary. 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 2020 updated 8/1/2020


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***





*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***

*** New Ruby Life Master ***

John G Levis


Elizabeth D Meteer




*** New Gold Life Master ***



*** New Sapphire Life Master ***






*** New Diamond Life Master ***


Nell Schneider





*** New Emerald Life Master ***





*** New Platinum Life Master***





*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***



Susan Goris

Susan Lynn

Thomas Majerus

Betty A Nenninger

Judy Larson

Susan H Lloyd

Joan C Marshall

Walter J Galvin





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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