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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 of the ACBL.

Linda Seibert, President

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The Unit 143 Board of Directors is pleased to announce the newly elected and re-elected members of the Board.  Because we received no petitions, there will be no election and the Board-approved slate of candidates will take office November 1, 2016.


In-Metro Directors


John Antognoli -- newly elected

Dianne Glick -- newly elected

Lee Hastings -- re-elected

Linda Seibert re-elected


Congratulations to our new Board members!

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St. Louis Regional

August 15-21 2016

click here for results


click here for Tournament schedule

Top 25 Unit 143 Players

81.90 Susan Perez, Maryland Hgts MO
75.64 John Samsel, Chesterfield MO
74.30 Jack Bryant, Saint Louis MO
71.23 Michael Pitonak, Valley Park MO
70.47 Milton Zlatic, Saint Louis MO
62.07 Clay Cuthbertson, Quincy IL
61.94 Nancy Popkin, Saint Louis MO
61.94 Alan Popkin, Saint Louis MO
52.56 Karen Erlanger, Saint Louis MO
50.20 Mark Boswell, Clarkson Valley MO
48.00 Dennis Spencer, Saint Louis MO
44.80 En Xie, Saint Louis MO
43.44 C Lee Hastings, Saint Louis MO
42.13 Debra Romero, Clarkson Valley MO
41.43 Mark Zellmer, Creve Coeur MO
37.04 Rod Beery, Saint Charles MO
30.49 Ron Ashbacher, Saint Louis MO
29.82 John Burgener, Saint Louis MO
29.37 Tom Kniest, Brentwood MO
28.60 Tod Moses, Saint Louis MO
27.37 John Antognoli, Clayton MO
27.37 Doug O'Leary, Saint Louis MO
26.47 Ronnie Frank, Saint Louis MO
26.12 Roger Lord, Saint Louis MO
25.00 Tom Cadwell, Saint Louis MO
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299er Fall Tournament


September 24-25 2016


Will be here before you know it.  Register early for two days of friendly competition and delicious hospitality. 


Open to anyone with less than 300 Masterpoints. 



Click here for details. 

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St. Louis Fall Sectional


October 21-23 2016


Click here for tournament flyer & schedule


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For a list of NAP Qualifying Games

Click here and scroll down


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Mark Ziegelman, Unit 143’s Education Coordinator, spent a couple of days at the 2016 Youth Bridge Camp in Carlinville, IL.  Click here for Mark's report and for some campers' survey responses.   

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Unit Games

2016 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

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.



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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 2013: Form 990-EZ

This is the current filing posted Jan. 2015.

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We added 8 new members last month.   

Welcome them when you see them at the table!

Unit membership is 1398
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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 2016 updated 08/07/2016



Life Master Milestones


Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Screen Bean has a breakthrough.



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

Mary Fort

Jerry Kraemer

Hong Liu

Sharlene Morgan


*** New Silver Life Master ***




*** New Ruby Life Master ***


*** 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 ***



Robert Becker

Joseph Coleman

Susan Eiger

Sam Fitzgerald

Kaleigh Ishmael

Mary Lutz

Linda Whitaker

Janice Anderson

Anne Benson

Joyce Bishop

Bonnie Brewbaker

Suzette McPhail

Dennis Nahnsen

Jeff Pass

Bob Schaefer

Mary Bonifacio

Sally Patton

Brad Stout

John Oefelein

Paul Zimmermann

Mary Kernan

Laurie Stern







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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