5/1/16 ATTENTION GNT ACTIVITY IS IN BLOOMINGTON , IL .....
5/6/16 Deadline Scholarship Applications to Youth Bridge Camp and High School Bridge Camp .....
 

WELCOME

UNIT 143 of

GREATER ST. LOUIS

 

 

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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St. Louis Spring Sectional

May 13-15, 2016

click here for Tournament schedule

St. Louis Regional

August 15-21 2016

 

click here for Tournament schedule

1st page of schedule by event

2nd page of schedule by date

 

New on Sunday

2-session Bracketed Swiss for 0-3000 players. Bracketed from bottom up

Only play against the teams in your bracket.

Usually 8 teams per bracket.

Also an A/X/Y 2-session Swiss.

Stratified (0-4000, 6000, 6000+) & open to anyone

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ATTENTION

UNIT 143 WILL PUBLISH A NEW MEMBER DIRECTORY SOON

ONLY YOU CAN ENSURE THAT YOUR INFORMATION IS CORRECT

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2016

IF YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE IN THE DIRECTORY TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS OR

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

Get your team together for

District 8 Grand National Teams

Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2016

UAW Union Hall, Bloomington IL

Click here for details on event time, reservations, and flight eligibility

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Educational Opportunity

 

Master bridge teacher and author Barbara Seagram returns to St. Louis Bridge Center for a four-part seminar Friday-Sunday, June 3-5.  Seminar topics are (1) Preempts for Fun and Profit; (2) Common Errors to Avoid in Bidding and Play; (3) A Failure to Communicate; (4) Two Over One.

 

Reservations required.  Advance reservations deadline is May 15.  Click here for reservation information.

 

 

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Youth Bridge Camp Summer 2016

Scholarships available for two students residing in Unit 143

To be considered, write short essay (200 - 500 words titled:

"Why I Would Like a Scholarship to Attend Youth Bridge Camp"

Email to:  unit143_bridge_camp_scholarship@yahoo.com

Deadline to apply for scholarship:  Midnight on Friday May 6, 2016

For camp location and schedule, click for flyers Carlinville, Illinois and St. Joseph, Missouri

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Senior Olympics is limited to participants at least 50 years old, and most Senior Olympics events are contests of physical skill. Duplicate bridge is considered a “mind game.”

 

This  year, thanks largely to the efforts of Unit 143’s Sue Perez and Phil Ruben, Senior Olympics Director for St. Louis, Duplicate Bridge will be a Senior Olympics event.

 

The Duplicate Bridge Senior Olympic event, which is ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge, will take place on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm at St. Louis Bridge Center. You must register for this event.  Register with a partner. Or, if you do not have a partner, you may register and will be paired with another player if possible.

 

For more information, visit www.stlouisbridge.org. Or click here for the St. Louis Senior Olympics website to register for Duplicate Bridge and other events on this year’s schedule.

 
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.

 

The Longest Day

St. Louis Bridge Center to help in the fight against Alzheimer's

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

ALL DAY.  BRIDGE SESSIONS BEGIN AT 9AM, 1PM AND 6PM

ST. LOUIS BRIDGE CENTER

NEW THIS YEAR: RAFFLE AND SILENT AUCTION

The Longest Day will take place on June 20th and the SLBC will be playing bridge all day long to raise money

for the Alzheimer's Association to help in the care and support of those suffering from this terrible disease,

as well as raise monies to help in finding a cure. We invite everyone to join us that day and

to make a donation to this caubalz.org/thelongestday.

Click on make a donation and then type in the name Linda Powers, under participant and St. Louis Bridge Center for the team.

Last year we raised $34,176.00 and the fight goes on. It is a fun day and a worthy cause.

 
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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.

 

It is with sadness that we report the passing of

 

Irene Steiner on Saturday 4/16/2016

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 2013: Form 990-EZ

This is the current filing posted Jan. 2015.

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We added 10new members last month.   

Welcome them when you see them at the table!

Unit membership is 1371
 
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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 04/07/2016

 

 

Life Master Milestones

NOTE 2 NEW LIFE MASTER LEVELS

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Screen Bean has a breakthrough.

 

Hong Liu

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

Lois Frank

Susan Hall

Martha Hanley

*** New Silver Life Master ***

 

 

 

*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Jo Ann Moore

 

*** 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 ***

 

Terry D'Amato

Mary Rose Desloge

Charlie Donovan

Sandy Glassman

Chery Green

Nancy Lane

Lynn Puetz

Bob Schaefer

Brad Stout

Richard Chase

Carolyn Coffin

Angela Dalton

Deborah Matson

Susan Sherman

Kathy Hayes

Susan Knopf

Mary Volmert

Jennifer Brooks

William Thompson

Mary Joan Woods

Kae Williams

 

 
 

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.

Photo Policy

 
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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!

 

 

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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