Greater St. Louis Bridge News

News from Greater St. Louis Unit 143

Editor:  Mary Dolan, 10806 Charlton Way, St. Louis, MO 63146 

Playing bridge reflects intelligence. It's one of the really great pleasures of life.
Anybody who's missing bridge is missing so much in life."

 -- Malcolm Forbes

St. Louis Gateway to the West Regional

From August 14-20, enjoy outstanding hospitality, expert guest speakers, and the friendly competition and companionship of fellow bridge players at the St. Louis Gateway to the West Regional. Click here for tournament flyer.

Fall Two-Day 299er Tournament

Open to all players with 0 to 300 masterpoints, stratified pairs events will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 (morning and afternoon sessions) and Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 (single session at 10 AM). Click here for tournament flyer.

Congratulations to Unit 143 Advancers

Life Masters: Joseph Butkiewicz, Bill Canfield, John Hagedorn, Mary Lois Hoog, Karen Pahuski, Tony Ponzar, Ken Schlueter

Bronze Life Masters: Dennis Abeln, Suzy Seldin

Silver Life Masters: Anne Agovino, Tom Cadwell

Gold Life Master: Robert Wheeler

Platinum Life Master: Nancy Popkin

Longest Day at Unit 143 Clubs

In partnership with ACBL and with Alzheimer’s Association, three St. Louis bridge clubs participated in the Longest Day.

At Bridge Haven, proceeds from two games plus donations
came to nearly $500. Pictured are Roseanne Stice,
George Marvin, game director Phyllis Siegel and Bob Daniels.   

These players enjoyed their Longest Day
fundraiser game at Jay’s Bridge Pad.


At St. Louis Bridge Center, thanks to a heroic effort by chairpersons Linda Powers and Jane Ettelson,
close to $50,000 has been raised to date. In addition to morning, afternoon and evening games -- which totaled
85 tables of bridge -- a silent auction, raffle and private donations accounted for the spectacular results.

At left, St. Louis Bridge Center volunteers readied the snack table for Longest Day participants.
At right are Longest Day committee member Vickie Stringer with chairpersons Linda Powers and Jane Ettelson.

Phillip Alder at St. Louis Bridge Center

On June 9th and 10th, St. Louis Bridge Center hosted Phillip Alder, renowned educator, former NY Times bridge columnist and current monthly contributor to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin.

Pictured at left is Alder being introduced by Ann Lemp, St. Louis Bridge Center Board President.

Alder treated attendees to a rich learning experience as he focused on the topics of Competitive Bidding, Second and Third Hand Play, and Placing the Missing Cards.

Senior Olympics hosted at St. Louis Bridge Center

On May 26th, for the second year in a row, St. Louis Bridge Center hosted duplicate bridge as an event in the St. Louis Senior Olympics.

Ninety-eight players competed for medals, several of whom are pictured here.

Big Games at Unit Clubs

 Jane Gerritzen - Judith Neill


July 18

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 Dale Burian - Betty Ponzar


July 14 

 Jefferson County

 Mary Menousek - Linda Patterson


July 5 

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 William Morgan - Hall Whitaker


June 27 

 Rolla Duplicate Bridge Club     

 Sanford Becker - Norman Goldman


June 26 

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 David Soshnik - Hortense Growe


June 21 

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 William Finkenstadt - Chuck Starovasnik     


June 19 

 Bridge Haven

 Kit Samuels - Lois Marshall


June 16 

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 Kristin Schaefer - Bob Schaefer


June 14 

 St. Louis Bridge Center

 Jayne Costanzo - Michael Morrice


June 12 

 Bridge Haven

 Roseann Stice - Robert Daniels


June 7 

 Bridge Haven