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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.

Debbie Romero, President

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Unit 143 Tournaments

2-Day St. Louis 199er Bridge Tournament

Saturday, September 27 &

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday: 1 Single-Session Stratified Pairs Event at 10 AM


Reservations Required for All Sessions

Click here for flyer


St. Louis Fall Sectional

Oct. 17-19, 2014

Blanchette Memorial Hall

St. Charles, MO


      Unit 143 Annual Meeting Saturday at 6:30 pm


          Mike Carmen to be awarded the 

  Unit 143 Meritorious Service Award on Sunday. 

Congratulations, Mike!


Click here for complete tournament Schedule


Congratulations to


Karen Erlanger

George Hawley

Becky Hubert

Jay Shah


As of November 1, 2014, they are elected/re-elected to the Unit 143 Board

of Directors since the board received no valid petitions

from Unit members by the August 15, 2014 midnight deadline. 

There is no need for an election.

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Suzi Shymanski-Moore is retiring as Hospitality Chair for Unit 143 after more than 20 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the Unit.  We are very grateful for her hard work and long-term support  of our Unit and extend our heartfelt thanks for a job exceedingly well done!  Suzi will still be involved with hospitality in a limited capacity, just not in the chairperson role.

The board is also pleased to announce that Ann Lemp is replacing Suzi as Hospitality Chair (off-board position) for our Regional and three Sectional tournaments.  We welcome her wholeheartedly and look forward to working with her in support of Unit 143!

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Unit Games

2014 Unit Game Schedule

You may wish to record these dates in the Unit Date Book.

Club locations holding each game will be added in a timely way.

2014 North American Pairs

link to District 8 Finals

Qualifying games are complete.


Instant Matchpoint Game

Thursday afternoon, October 15, 2014

No Unit143 Club currently holds an afternoon sanction.

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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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Illinois Bridge Senior Olympics

Kudos to these Unit 143 players:

5th in B
Alan Lemley - Mark Ziegelman, Saint Louis MO

2nd in C

Mary Strebek - Debbie Lane, St Louis MO



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In Memoriam

We are saddened to report the passing of

Janice Van Buren, ABA member

September 10.

Janice held both local and national leadership positions

in the American Bridge Association. 

Unit 143 sends our sympathy to her family and ABA members.

Obit to follow.

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

Olivette Community Center, Room 6, 7 PM

Next Meeting Wednesday, October 8.

Review the recent Unit 143 IRS filing for 1992: Form 990-EZ

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We added 8 new members last month.   

Welcome them when you see them at the table!

Unit membership is 1384
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District 8 News

August 2014 issue of the
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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Upcoming Education


Adult Bridge Camp

October 13 -16, 2014

Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL

A Learn & Play Adult Bridge Camp for 0-299ers

focusing on the needs of the
intermediate player as well as those newer to Duplicate

link to information & registration form


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Upcoming NABC's, District 8 & Nearby Tournaments


  • Spring 2014 Dallas Mar. 20-30 Results


  • Spring 2015 New Orleans Mar. 12-22
  • Summer 2015 Chicago, IL  Aug 6-16
  • Fall 2015  Denver, CO  Nov. 26 - Dec. 6


  • June 16-22 CRYSTAL LAKE, IL Results


  • July 25-27 Edwardsville, IL Results
  • Aug. 1-3 South Bend, IN Results
  • Sept. 27-28 St. Louis 199er Tournament  New 2-day tournament
  • Oct. 10-12, Springfield, IL Information
  • Oct. 13-16 Carlinville, IL Adult Boot Camp Sectional Information
  • Oct. 17-19 St. Louis/St. Charles Information
  • Oct. 25-31 Sectional Tournament at Clubs Silver Week District 8 Information
  • Oct.31-Nov.2 Branson West, MO Information
  • Nov. 1 NAP Finals District 8, Springfield, IL Information
  • Nov. 7-9 Caseyville, IL Information
  • Nov. 28-30 Aurora, IL Information


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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.

Melissa Georges

Mary Smith

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

*** New Silver Life Master ***

Mary Rassieur

*** New Gold Life Master ***


*** New Diamond Life Master ***



*** New Emerald Life Master ***


*** New Platinum Life Master***


*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***


Les Bell

Philippa Bell

Richard Gulick

Nathan Higginbotham

Elizabeth Sasser

Sandy Brickman

Nonie Cohen

Leonard Karoll

Debb Keniley

Stephen Myers

Cathy Galan

Phillip Helm

Linda Myers

Cynthia Peters

Penny Williams

Ann Lemp

Jackie Schroeder


Photo Policy


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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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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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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