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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




Monday through Friday  at 10:00am - 299er, 499er, 999er & 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, 999er & Open



November 23-29 - double MPs - 1/4 gold, 3/4 black

Extra 499er game daily at 1:30pm and Tuesday evening

$9 entry fee


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.

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






Point Range
Ace of Clubs
Rick Londeree Rick Londeree
Michael Isserman Michael Isserman
Matthew Krause Matthew Krause
Steve Rosen Barry Krell
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson
Richard Lazaroff Richard Lazaroff
Ken Deutch Betty Goran
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly
John Levis John Levis
Randy Baker Randy Baker
Richard Haacke Farid Azzam
Debbie Romero Carol Schaffer
Mark Boswell Arbha Vongsvivut
Susan Perez Susan Perez
Over 10000
En Xie En Xie
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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.



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




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2020 Unit Game Schedule

Check participating locations.

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Unit 143 News

Unit 143 added the following new members last month:





Welcome them when you meet them at the table. 

Unit membership is 1199

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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



Howard Handelman, October 14, click here for obituary

Frank Rassieur, October 19, click here for obituary

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.


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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


Currently being held virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19


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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 2020 updated 11/1/2020


Life Master Milestones

Kudos to:

*** New Life Masters ***

Elizabeth N Mayer

Susan Wolff




*** New Bronze Life Masters ***


Shelley R Sarver

Susan Wolff


*** New Silver Life Master ***

Phyllis R Tirmenstein

*** New Ruby Life Master ***

Marie Sander


*** 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 ***



Cynthia C Bottini

Kath Law

Fran Mannis

Juli Timney

Karen E Crayne

Kenneth J Tacony

Ruth A Bosse

Nancy L Hope

John W Hubert

James W Meteer

Ken B Obrecht

Linda M Patterson

Diana G Stoneman




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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