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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.

George Hawley, President

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St. Louis Winter Sectional

January 16-18, 2015 


Unit 143 Meritorious Service Award

will be presented to

Suzi Shymanski-Moore

on Sunday

 Congratulations, Suzi!


click here for detailed schedule

Note:  Because of rising catering and food prices, the subsidized Sunday lunch fee is increasing from $5 to $8, which is still less than the cost of the lunch. The Unit will continue to subsidize the lunch cost above $8 as a benefit to our players.

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Congratulations to

Mike Carmen

2014 ACBL Volunteer of the Year



we are so very pleased to announce that

Mike Carmen has been awarded the ACBL Volunteer of the Year for 2014. 

The decision was just made at the Fall NABC in Providence, Rhode Island. 

This is a very prestigious award from the ACBL

for which Mike is very deserving. 

Read his winning nomination and accomplishments.

Congratulations, Mike!


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2014 Fall NABC

Providence, RI

Nov. 27 - Dec. 7

View Tournament Schedule - tentative

View Tournament Home Page

featuring Links to complete tournament information

View Pre-Bulletin & Daily Bulletins

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Congratulations to

the new officers of Unit 143 for 2014-2015:

President: George Hawley

Vice President Linda Siebert

Treasurer: Jeff Kopolow

Recording Secretary: Linda Siebert

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Unit Games


2014 Unit Game Schedule

2015 Unit Game Schedule



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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.

In Memoriam

It is with sadness we report the passing of a long-time player,

Fae Bess,

who died Thrusday, December 11.



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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,December 10.

Review the recent Unit 143 IRS filing for 2013: 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 1371
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District 8 News

December  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
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Upcoming NABC's, District 8 & Nearby Tournaments

This page is now available from the 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.

Irene Adams

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


*** New Silver Life Master ***


*** New Gold Life Master ***


*** New Diamond Life Master ***


*** New Emerald Life Master ***


*** New Platinum Life Master***


*** New Grand Life Master***


*** Other Advancers ***


Theresa Baker

Ken Deutch

Ellen Deutsch

Richard Linkemer

Annie Mays

Henry Dubinsky

Robert Gardiner

F Thomas Ott

Thomas Stringer

Deborah Liefer

Norma Barr

Lannon Corley

L Keith Graves

William A Davis




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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