* * * * * NO NOTICES * * * * *
 
 

WELCOME UNIT 143 of

 

GREATER ST. LOUIS

Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Board of Director Elections
 

The ACBL Unit 143 Board has approved the following slate of candidates (all incumbents) for the board of directors for four three- year terms commencing November 1, 2020:

 

     Dennis Abeln

     Jan Potts

     Jay Shah

     Kelly White

 

We have just learned that Jay Shah has now completed his third term on the Board and will be retiring.  We appreciate his diligent service throughout the years.  Because of Jay's retirement, we are in need of one more person to serve on the Board.  We made a mistake in electing Kelly White because he was elected in 2019.

 

Since no valid Unit 143 member petitions were received by the Nominating Committee Chair John Welte by November 8, 2020, in accordance with the Unit By-Laws, these candidates are automatically elected. 

 

Please join me in welcoming Mark Zellmer and Ken Obrecht to the Unit 143 Board.  They were appointed at the Board's November 11, 2020 meeting.

 

 

See Unit 143 By-Laws Article VII for information on the petition process.

 

I appreciate the opportunity to serve as President of Unit 143 Board of Directors.  I’d like to thank Mark Boswell for the great job he has done for Unit 143 as President.  I have been on the Board since 2018.  I’d like to thank all the others before me for the hard work they have done for Unit 143.  I look forward to working with my fellow Unit 143 Board of Directors and the Unit 143 members during these COVID-19 times.  

Unit 143’s purpose to St. Louis Bridge is to organize and run local Regionals, Sectionals, and I/N Tournaments.  As you know, ACBL has cancelled our local tournaments due to COVID-19.  We look forward to resuming in-person tournament play in a safe manner, hopefully no later than the August Regional.

Please let me or the Board know if there is anything we can do to serve you.

Thank You - Be Safe,

 

 

 

John Welte

President, Unit 143

 

St. Louis Bridge Collective's On-line BBO Game Schedule

 

REGULAR SCHEDULE

 

Monday through Friday  at 10:00am - 299er, 499er & Open

Monday through Friday at 1:30pm - Open

Monday at 1:30pm - 0-99

Tuesday at 6pm - Open

Wednesday at 7pm - Fast Pairs Open

Thursday at 6pm - 999er

Saturday & Sunday at 1pm - 299er, 499er & Open

 

 

 

 

BBO Scores for completed games can be found under "Game Results"

 

***** NOTICE *****

 

All remaining tournaments for 2020 including the Fall Sectional and the I/N Tournament are CANCELLED.

All Games and classes at J's Bridge Pad are cancelled after Lee's 10 am game on Monday, March 16 until further notice.

Games and classes at Saint Louis Bridge Center will be suspended after the 10 am game on Friday, March 13.

 

The Board, like everyone else, has been closely following the Coronavirus situation.  Though the number of cases in our immediate area was still relatively low up to this time, it seems prudent to suspend our play indefinitely, barring a change in conditions that warrants a modification of our plan.  We will re-evaluate the situation at least weekly and hope to re-open the Center ASAP.

 

We will work to keep you informed by email, on our website, via Facebook and through announcements on our phone answering machine at (314)569-1430.

 

We would like to commend all who had been playing the previous few weeks prior to our closing, for how they have respected each other and improved their hygiene.  Hopefully, we can carry this forward when we start playing again.

suit symbols divider

Congratulations to all the Unit 143 Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race winners for 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

Point Range
Mini-McKenney
Ace of Clubs
0-5
Rick Londeree Rick Londeree
5-20
Michael Isserman Michael Isserman
20-50
Matthew Krause Matthew Krause
50-100
Steve Rosen Barry Krell
100-200
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson
200-300
Richard Lazaroff Richard Lazaroff
300-500
Ken Deutch Betty Goran
500-1000
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly
1000-1500
John Levis John Levis
1500-2500
Randy Baker Randy Baker
2500-3500
Richard Haacke Farid Azzam
3500-5000
Debbie Romero Carol Schaffer
5000-7500
Mark Boswell Arbha Vongsvivut
7500-10000
Susan Perez Susan Perez
Over 10000
En Xie En Xie
suit symbols divider

Notice of ACBL Unit 143 Director Changes

 

 

 

Ken Obrecht and Mark Zellmer were appointed to replace John Levis and Doug Larson respectively.  There is one open position on the board.

 

 


suit symbols divider
😀  In the spirit of friendliness at our games, please try to always wear your nametags! 😀
suit symbols divider

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.

 

 

*****

suit symbols divider

2020 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

suit symbols divider
Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:

 

Jeffrey J Brown

Holly G Demerath

Katha J Dionne

Victoria A Frank

Xinli S Rode

Nicholas Tu

 

 

 

Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1199

suit symbols divider

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.

suit symbols divider

In Memoriam

 

It is with sadness that we note the passing of

 

 

 

Jack Steiner, November 8, click here for obituary

 

 

 

We will publish names of Unit members who pass away from us

and link to an obituary. Please notify us.

 

suit symbols divider

Unit 143 Board Meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month at

Creve Coeur Government Center Mtg Room 1, 7 PM

 

Currently being held virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19

 

suit symbols divider
District 8 News

Current District 8 Advocate Web newsletter

suit symbols divider

Unit Masterpoint Races YTD

suit symbols divider

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 2020 updated 12/3/2020

 

Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

 

 

 

 

*** New Bronze Life Masters ***

 

Kelly P White

 

*** New Silver Life Master ***

 

Richard P Edwards Jr

Jeanne Redington

Raye M Zeigler

 

 

*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Ted Baldwin

Liz Nixon

 

*** New Gold Life Master ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** New Sapphire Life Master ***

Doug Moore

 

 

 

 

*** New Diamond Life Master ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** New Emerald Life Master ***

Arbha Vongsvivut

 

 

 

*** New Platinum Life Master***

 

 

 

 

*** New Grand Life Master***

 

*** Other Advancers ***

 

 

Patricia A Terry

John S Bolesta

Janis Ellersieck

Leslie P Lux

Julie G Rogers

Meryle G Moldane

Mary Beth Smith

Julie Thorpe

Shrikant P Jategaonkar

Susan Eiger

Walter J Galvin

 

 

Introducing...

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.

Photo Policy

 
Card Bar Separator
ACBL News

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

heart picture

Bridge Hand of the Week

ACBL Bridge Bites

bridge articles - geared toward the beginner/newcomer bridge player

suit symbols divider

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       

 
***

Back to Top

Website and Content © 2003-2020, American Contract Bridge League of Greater St. Louis