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Hello!  Our Gateway to the West Regional is coming up August 14-20.  We hope to see you there.


Thanks for visiting our web page, 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 ACBL.


Becky Hubert, President

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St. Louis Gateway to the West Regional



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Notice of Unit 143 Board of Directors Openings

(Deadline for petitions is August 22, 2017)

Effective 11/1/17, there will be 4 openings for Directors on the Unit 143 Board of Directors. The four Director openings will be elected from members in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area (InMetro).  Click here for definition of InMetro/OutMetro.


The board-approved slate of candidates that will fill these openings in the absence of any petitions is comprised of: (listed in alphabetical order)

Dennis Abeln (InMetro)
Becky Hubert (InMetro)
Debbie Romero (InMetro)
Jay Shah (InMetro)


Unit 143 members, with current ACBL membership and in good standing, who are interested in being nominated for one of these positions must submit a petition (on paper with handwritten signatures, no electronic signatures) to the Unit 143 Secretary (Dianne Glick) no later than August 22, 2017 . Late petitions will not be valid or accepted. The petition must be signed by the nominee and (a) by at least twentyfive UNIT 143 members in good standing for InMetro Directors or (b) by at least ten UNIT 143 members in good standing for an OutMetro Director.

An election will be held at the October 2017 Sectional if valid petitions are received to elect Directors from the board slate and petitioners.

Adult Bridge Boot Camp coming this fall


For:  0-499 non-life masters


When:  October 23 - October 26, 2017


Where:  Lake Williamson Center Carlinville, IL


Click here for additional details and registration form



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2017 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following 9 new members last month:

Paulette Bauman

Marion Black

Spencer Burke

Janis Cox

Margie Evinson

Doug Kadane

Melba Leimkuehler

Judy Rieke

Susan Volk



Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1369

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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

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.

It is with sadness that we note the passing of the following members of Unit 143:


Lois Miller, August 8, 2017 Obit here


Nancy Harris, August 3, 2017  Obit here


James Irving, July 21, 2017 Obit Here


Dick Ford, July 8, 2017 Obit Here




Hatchie Greene was a much loved and respected bridge teacher and director in our unit.  She died on July 4, 2017.  Click here for Memorial Remembrance.

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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 2015: 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 2017 updated 7/8/2017


Life Master Milestones


Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Marilyn Stoces


Sharon Sweet






*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***



*** New Ruby Life Master ***




*** New Gold Life Master ***

William Finkenstadt



*** New Sapphire Life Master ***

Clay Cuthbertson



*** New Diamond Life Master ***

Peggy Wald


*New Emerald Life Master *

*** New Platinum Life Master***

Nancy Popkin



*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***


Beth Spencer

Mary Ann Weems-Chrun

Ellen Lieberman

Joan Marshall

Randy Schmid

Larry Labrier

Aloys Faenger

William Hirtz

Linda Myers

Stephen Myers

Sally Canfield

John Levis




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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