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 The Longest Day Event

The American Contract Bridge League and many of Unit 143's local clubs are proud to support The Longest Day Event to raise money to fight Alzheimer's disease.  All bridge players are invited to come out and enjoy bridge at this event and open your hearts and wallets to fight his horrible disease.  Scheduled games include the following:

J's Bridge Pad
June 18, 2019, 10:00am
June 20, 2019, 6:30pm

Bridge Haven
June 19, 2019, 10:30am and 6;30pm

St. Louis Bridge Center
June 21, 2019, 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 6:00pm




Mark Boswell


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Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Director Openings
The ACBL Unit 143 Board has approved the following slate of candidates for the board of directors for four three- year terms commencing November 1, 2019:
    Jim Cooper
    Maureen Curran
    Diane Deutch (incumbent)
    Kelly White (incumbent)

In accordance with the Unit By-Laws, these candidates will be automatically elected if no valid Unit 143 member petitions are received by the Unit Secretary Dennis Abeln by August 20, 2019.  If petition(s) are received, a runoff election will be held during the annual Unit 143 membership meeting at the October, 2019 St. Louis Sectional.  For details on how to petition for a director opening, refer to the Unit 143 By-Laws Article VII.
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St. Louis Spring Sectional

May 17-19, 2019

Blanchette Park Memorial Hall

1900 W. Randolph, St. Charles, MO


Congratulations to all the winners! 


Click here to see all game results.

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Qualifications for NAP (North American Pairs) currently being held at the Unit Clubs June, July and August. See calendar for specific dates at each club.


Click here for flyer.

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St. Louis

Gateway to the West Regional


August 12-18, 2019

Renaissance Hotel


NEW to the Schedule:

  • Great Hospitality Mornings & Post-Afternoons thru SAT
  • Starting Times 10 am, 2:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Most Main Events Moved to Daytime
  • Daily I/N 499er Pairs Mon - Sat (replacing 299er pairs)
    • Mon 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm 
    • Tues thru Sat 10 am & 2:30 pm
  • Added 2-Session Evening Stratified Swiss Thurs & Fri  (replacing 2nd Evening KO)
  • Added Evening Zip Swiss Team Sat (replacing Combo Pairs/Teams)
  • Only Swiss Teams Events on Sun
    • Bracketed Swiss (0-3000)
    • A/X/Y Swiss (0-4000/4000-6000/6000+)

Click HERE for 2-page tournament schedule


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Youth Bridge Camp 2019

June 23-29

Lake Williamson Christian Center, Carlinville, Illinois


This is a seven-day residential camp for students entering 6th through 10th grades in the Fall 2019 put on by the Youth Bridge Education Organization.


Click here for more information




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2019 Datebook Updates


  District 8 GNT Final:  Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 in Sherman, IL        (Springfield)


  District 8 NAP Final:  Sunday November 10 instead of Saturday November 9


 The March I/N Tournament has been moved up one week to avoid conflict with the Nationals. Now Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17.  Same place - St Louis Bridge Center.

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Upcoming Events at Area Clubs


Be sure and take advantage of the many classes offered thoughout the area to help improve your game.  Also let your friends know about the classes geared to beginners.




Barbara Seagram, internationally recognized bridge teacher, player and (co)author of more than 24 published books, including the award winning 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, will conduct a three-session seminar Friday, June 14th, and Saturday, June 15th. For complete information, or to register, visit the website at http://www.stlouisbridge. org.


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One hundred players participated in the fifth annual St. Louis Senior Olympics Event on May 24, hosted by the St. Louis Bridge Center as part of the St. Louis JCCA Senior Olympics.

A full list of medal winners and photos can be found at www.stlouisbridge.org.
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2019 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:


David E Bouchein

Michelle P Cotton


Kath Law


John Nies


Mary Nies


Polly P Rutherford


Mark Ryan


Ann Strong


Nelson Wainwright






Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1296

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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 sadness that we note the passing of




Robert Le Barley, June 2    click here for obituary




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.


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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 2016: 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 2019 updated 6/2/2019


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***



*** New Bronze Life Masters ***





*** New Silver Life Master ***

Alan Lemley



*** 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 ***



James L Bledsoe

Mary J BranstetterRyan

Arlene Caplan

Shrikant P Jategaonkar

Carol A Latz

Jacqueline M Frerichs

Micki M Meyerhardt




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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