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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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St. Louis Gateway

to the West Regional

July 13 - 19, 2015

 New Date in July for 2015

(This Year only)

because of Conflict with Summer NABC

Click Here for Tournament schedule and information

page 1 schedule by event type, page 2 schedule by day

New event this year:   Sunday Bracketed Swiss

 Advantages of new event include:
*  Compete only against players in your same bracket,
I/N players won't play against top, high MP players
*   Bracketed from bottom up just like Knockouts
*  7-10 brackets, depending on attendance        
*Overall awards within each bracket: usually 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place MP winners,
instead of only 5 categories as we had with A/X and BCD Swiss
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  2-Day St Louis Spring 199er

Sectional Tournament 

72 tables over 3 Sessions

Saturday Morning Winners

1st Overall: Gary Rotert Paul Bridges

1st in A & B: Gary Rotert & Paul Bridges

1st in C: Harvey Rudman & Dan Rudman


Saturday Evening Winners

1st Overall:  Steven Clements & John Welte

1st in A:  Steven Clements & John Welte

1st in B & C:  John & Kathy Hagedorn

Sunday Morning Winners

1st Overall:  Mary Kernan & Paul Bridges

1st in A & B: Mary Kernan & Paul Bridges

1st in C: John & Kathy Hagedorn



See tournament results for photos of winners   

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St. Louis Spring Sectional


May 15-17, 2015


Click here for detailed schedule and tournament flyer  


Congratulations to Jennifer Luner

who will receive the Unit 143 Meritorious Service Award on Sunday!  

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ACBL Spring 2015 Nationals, New Orleans

Daily Results and Bulletins

Unit Games

2015 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Where We Live

We have created a scatter diagram of where Unit members reside.

Have a look, it's interesting!

This map of Where We Live is kept on the Membership Stats page

under the News/Member Services menu.




For the second year the St. Louis Bridge Center has formed a team,

as part of a partnership effort between

the ACBL and the Alzheimer’s Association,to raise funds for

and awareness of this devastating disease.

For more information about this event, or to make a donation, please click here.

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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 great sadness we report the passing of

Shirley Ryan

We just learned of her passing on March 17.  Obit

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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Next Unit Board Meeting Wednesday, April 8.

Olivette Community Center, Room 6, 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 1366
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District 8 News

Click Below for Current
District 8 Advocate Newsletter

For more news and bridge features of general interest, visit District 8 Online

Please send your comments and suggestions to the editor: dist8adv@comcast.net

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3 Upcoming Education Events

Barbara Seagram at SLBC June 12-13

Barbara Seagram, award winning coauthor and Master Bridge Teacher

, will be at the St. Louis Bridge Center

for a 2-day, 3-session seminar June 12th and 13th. 

To register for one or more sessions, or for further information, click here.

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Youth Bridge Camp,

Carlinville, IL

for Students entering Grades 6-10 in Fall 2015

June 28 - July 3, 2015

2 Scholarships available for Students residing in Unit 143

Application deadline: midnight Sunday, June 1, 2015

Click here for details on Scholarships, Camp information & Application

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New this Year

Youth Bridge High School Camp,

MO Western U, St. Joseph, MO

for Students entering Grades 10-12 in Fall 2015

July 5 - 11, 2015

1 Scholarship available for Students residing in Unit 143

Application deadline: midnight Sunday, June 1, 2015

Click here for details on Camp information & Application


To be considered for a Scholarship for either camp:

Write a short paragraph (200 – 500 words) titled:

“Why I Would Like a Scholarship to Attend the Youth Bridge Camp.”

Email to:  unit143_bridge_camp_scholarship@yahoo.com

Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, June 1st, 2015




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Upcoming NABC's, District 8 & Nearby Tournaments

This page is now available from the LH-side menu

under Tournaments / Unit Games

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Unit 143 Honor Roll

Unit Masterpoint Races YTD

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Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Screen Bean has a breakthrough.

Elaine Booker

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


Kevin Clarkin

Elaine Booker


*** New Silver Life Master ***


*** New Gold Life Master ***

Sandy Becker

(awaiting photo)

Brenda Hoffman


*** New Diamond Life Master ***


*** New Emerald Life Master ***


*** New Platinum Life Master***


*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***


Irene Kessler

David Keys

Katie King

Sharon Kirsch-Rosen

Patricia Knipper

Bill Morton

Semon Powell

Edward Rosen

John Hagadorn

Patrick Knipper

Terree Rowbottom

Kathleen Tacony

Patricia Ahrens

John Colwell

Mary Ferrick

Mary Kernan

Marilyn Reznik

Mary Strebek

Fritz Gebhard

Patricia Steiner

Laurie Stern

John Welte

Mary Jo Wilson

Diana Votaw




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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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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