10/20/17 - 10/22/17 ST. LOUIS SECTIONAL see schedule .....


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Please join us at our upcoming Sectional October 20-22 at Blanchette Park!


The Sectional is a great time to play bridge with friends and meet bridge players from other clubs, cities and states.  Our Sectionals are always friendly and fun, so I hope to see you there!  Details are below.



Becky Hubert, President

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St. Louis Fall Sectional


October 20 - 22, 2017


Blanchette Park Memorial Hall, St. Charles, MO



Friday afternoon Open pairs and I/N game

Friday evening single session Swiss and I/N pairs

Saturday AM single session Swiss

Saturday afternoon and evening two-session pairs, side games and I/N pairs

  Sunday Swiss Open and < 300 MP I/N Swiss


Get more details by clicking here for tournament flyer.



Annual meeting of Unit 143 to be held at the tournament on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM




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299er Tournament September 2017



Thanks to tournament chair Mark Ziegelman and director Beth Percich for working so hard to guarantee a fun day of delicious food and friendly competition.


Congratulations to all the participants.  Below are pictures of the winners. 



Saturday Morning A

Barbara Bridgewater and Ann Wilkerson

Saturday Morning B

Al Faenger and Sam McClarney

Saturday Morning C

Marybeth Smith and Beth Mayer

Saturday Afternoon A and B

Dale and Debbie Liefer

Saturday Afternoon C

Dave Soshnik and Linda Lebovitz

Sunday A

Karen and Zach Bettis

Sunday B

David and Joan Poos

Sunday C

Ruth  and Ed Husted

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Unit 143 New Board Members

In the absence of petitions, the following board-nominated slate will take office November 1st.  Congratulations to:


Dennis Abeln (1st Term)

Becky Hubert (2nd Term)

Debbie Romero (1st Term)

Jay Shah (3rd Term)



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 new members last month:

Martin Galt

David Hosler

Kenneth Kleban

Judy Larson

Nancy Wieberg



Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1361

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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:


Albert Hirson, September 30, 2017 Obit here


Laverne Korecky Hoehn, September 30, 2017 Obit Here


Michael Mitra, September 24, 2017 Obit here


Nancy Sedgwick, September 23, 2017  Obit Here

Ruth Naber, September 11, 2017, former Unit 143 player



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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 ***

Ann Lemp






*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


Catherine Pretsch



*** New Silver Life Master ***

Dr. Hong Liu


*** New Ruby Life Master ***

George Hawley



*** 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 ***


Sally Bakula

Bob Barley

Phoebe Burke

Gene Coffman

Rosemary Galmiche

Matthew Krause

Patricia Schlafly

Brad Storrs

Jane Gerritzen

Judith Glaser

Maureen Hoffman

Susan Lloyd

Richard Nemanick

Geralyn Wiele

Howard Handelman

Irene Hommert

Michael Pinney

Ted Beattie

Mark Behling

John Belfi

Nancy Galvin

Lyle Mall

Jerry Hoog

Jill Padua




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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