Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 15, 2018

Lunatica playing cards designed by Giovanni Meroni.


The Airport Bridge Club offers the ACBL-wide International Fund Game at no extra charge at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, with extra points for winners at the district level. The club also has other extra-point games at 10 a.m. Monday, 11 a.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon today and next Saturday.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo also will have extra-point club championship games all next week, with holiday parties at noon Tuesday, Dec. 18, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 20. The club will hold its sixth annual Holiday Game at noon Dec. 25, Christmas Day. 

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Congratulations to Linda Burroughford, the Buffalo area player who won the most master points in last week’s Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC). She earned 28.25 points and was third overall in ACBL District 5, which includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Other local players doing well during STaC Week include: Alan Greer, 21.81; Allen Beroza, 17.33; John Ziemer, 16.40; Davis Heussler, 15.78; Jay Levy, 15.73; and Bob Sommerstein, 15.64. For complete STaC results, click this link.

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Tournament calendar

2019

City of Toronto Sectional and City of Toronto Intermediate/Novice Regional – Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, to Sunday, April 21.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, to Monday, May 27.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Non-Life Master Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
Rochester Summer Sectional – TBA. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 20.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5865 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, 2020, and Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Friday, April 17, 2020, and Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, 2020, to Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, 2020, and Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, to Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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 A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,480 master points and hopes to reach Gold Life Master (2,500 points) in the next month or so. He blogs about his quest for Gold and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Dec. 3 to Dec. 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –North-south, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 56.47%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 56.22%; Sandi England and Paul Zittel, 55.39%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 59.40%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 56.58%; C: Joanne LaFay and John Fiegl, 52.88%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 62.42%; B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 50.33%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 49.92%; east-west, A/B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 68.67%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Denise Slattery, 48.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 65.23%; C: Ruth and Michael Kozower, 55.23%; east-west, A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 62.35%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 52.95%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 63.33%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.33%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 60%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Ed Morgan, 57.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 75.60%; B: Rita Sofia and Dorothy May, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 66.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 63.57%; B: Martha and John Welte, 58.50%; C: Denise Slattery and Larry Abate, 50.05%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 65.33%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A/B: Joanne LaFay and Liz Clark, 60.42%; C: Pawan Matta and Bob Sommerstein, 52.81%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Alan Greer, 64.58%; B: Walt Olszewski and Vic Bergsten, 57.92%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 64.17%; Gay Simpson and Denise Slattery, 56.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – A/B: Martha and John Welte, 59.77%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 57.28%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.01%; Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.14%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 64.29%; Martha and John Welte, 52.38%; Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss teams. (Tie) Linda Burroughsford, Davis Heussler and Martha and John Welte, Marilyn Wortzman, Jim Easton, Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 83 vps.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Swiss teams. Mike Ryan, Bob Linn, Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 91 vps; John Bava, Ed Morgan, Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 79 vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 64.63%; C: JoAnne Nover and Bonnie Clement, 57.82%; east-west, A/B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 61.90%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.04%; C: Pat Truell and Paul Ziebarth, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 59.23%; east-west, A: Linda Burroughsford and Jay Levy, 70.54%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 53.87%; Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 52.68%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Gary Schmitt, 45.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 999er game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 63.39%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 53.27%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 52.68%; B: (tie) Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 52.38%; C: Marcie Frankel and Judy Katz, 46.43%; east-west, A/B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Chris Urbanek and Peter Patterson, 62.50%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60.42%; B: Martha and John Welte, 56.25%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.78%; C: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 51.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 56.94%; Jim Easton and Jay Levy, 56.73%; B: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 54.54%; Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 54.10%; Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 52.35%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 63.54%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60.42%; Fred Yellen and Jay Levy, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – John Fiegl and Paul Zittel, 71.88%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.38%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 48.96%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Linda Burroughsford and Jay Levy, 62.50%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 62.04%; Judy Graf and Sharon Benz, 57.41%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.70%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jim Lanzo and Dian Petrov, 64.06%; Jan O’Mara and Sandy Marcussen, 63.55%; Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 54.69%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.17%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.65%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 48%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 61%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 45%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54%; east-west, Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 61%; Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Adele Denton and Perry Hoffman, 56%; Sandy Recoon and Fred Nadel, 51.2%; east-west, Iris Friedman & Emily Wettlaufer, 56%; Vera Arrison and Mary Kloepfer, 51.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 68%; Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 63%; George Dorigo and Bill Adolf, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 59%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 58%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 54%.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 8, 2018


The District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points for play at ACBL sanctioned clubs, continues today, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9.
The Airport Bridge Club offers two STaC pairs games today, Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and STaC Dupli-Swiss team games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Register in advance for the team games by calling 836-7016.
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The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at no extra charge at its games Monday, Dec. 10, to next Saturday, Dec. 15. The club also will hold its annual Cookie Bash all week long, with milk provided.
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Western New York Unit 116, at its annual meeting last Sunday, elected Betty Metz, Carol Bedell and Jim Gullo to three-year terms on its board of directors. John Bava was elected to fill the unexpired term of Gay Simpson.


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Tournament calendar

2019

City of Toronto Sectional and City of Toronto Intermediate/Novice Regional – Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, to Sunday, April 21.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, to Monday, May 27.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Non-Life Master Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
Rochester Summer Sectional – TBA. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Manfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 20.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5865 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, 2020, and Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Friday, April 17, 2020, and Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, 2020, to Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, 2020, and Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, to Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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 A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,470 master points and hopes to reach Gold Life Master (2,500 points) before Christmas. He blogs about his quest for Gold and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –   North-south, A/B: Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 57.34%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 47.87%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 68.15%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 56.64%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 48.61%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 57.44%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.28%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.87%; Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 62.17%; B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 53.44%; Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 50.79%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 45.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Allen Beroza, 63.43%; B: Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 61.57%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.72%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 60.71%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 58.63%; B/C: David Donaldson and Henry Porter, 52.68%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 57.44%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Wilcox, 57.14%; east-west, A: Janet Frisch and Mike Silverman, 58.93%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 56.55%; C: Joanne LaFay and Paul Zittel, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – (Tie) Martha and John Welte, Rolene Pozarny and Joyce Greenspan, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Susan Levy and Paul Morgante, 63.10%; B: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 53.24%; Jim McClure and Larry Himelein, 52.82%; east-west, A/B: Sandra Morrison and Janie Polk, 54.48%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 53.10%; C: Marcia Wright and Gail Pitterman, 52.53%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 60%; Sue Neubecker and Sharon Benz, 58%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 999er game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 62.07%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 57.03%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.63%; Audrey Ray and Paul Morgante, 52.80%; C: Laura and John Houghtaling, 51.24%; east-west, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 64.75%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 63.50%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.86%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 53.27%; B/C: JoAnne Nover and Bonnie Clement, 53.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 63.10%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 58.33%; Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 56.55%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 66.08%; Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 59.83%; Fred Yellen and Jay Levy, 59.58%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 58.33%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 53.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Sharon Benz and Paul Morgante, 58%; Chris Urbanek and Ginny Panaro, 54%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning –  Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.36%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54.76%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 54.17%; John Fiegl and Merry Osterander, 52.98%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 73.61%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Levy, 63.19%; Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 51.39%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 48.61%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Vince Taeger and Paul Morgante, 64.6%; Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 61.4%; Bob Lederhouse and Dian Petrov, 56.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Judie Bailey and Dian Petrov, 60.23%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.54%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 53.98%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 51.71%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57.74%; Miriam Regnet and Ed Harman, 54.76%; (tie) Sharon Wilcox and Eleanor Whelan, John and Barbara Scott, 51.19%.
Unit 116 Annual Meeting and Game Sunday afternoon – A: Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 67.54%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 65.47%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 63.29%; Sue Neubecker and Mary Ludwiczak, 61.11%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 54.25%; Denise Slattery and Rajarshi Roy, 51.09%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 61%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Kokila G. Chheda and Prem Lata Maheshwari, 59%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 51%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 56%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 51%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 57%; Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 58%; Marge McMillen and Bob Jorgensen, 53%; (tie) Jane and Paul Garvey, Bill Adolf and George Dorigo, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 61.3%; Paul Morgante and Marv Feuerstein, 52.5%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 51.3%.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 1, 2018



Russian folk art playing cards by Natalia Silva


The District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) begins Monday, Dec. 3, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 9, at ACBL sanctioned clubs. STaC games award silver points for winners, as well as additional points at the district level for highest scores.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer two STaC pairs games every day Monday to Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and STaC team games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Register in advance for the team games by calling 836-7016.
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Extra points also will be awarded at the Airport Bridge Club’s game at 11:59 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 1.
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Tournament calendar

2019

City of Toronto Sectional and City of Toronto Intermediate/Novice Regional – Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, to Sunday, April 21.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, to Monday, May 27.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Non-Life Master Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
Rochester Summer Sectional – TBA. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Manfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 20.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5865 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, 2020, and Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Friday, April 17, 2020, and Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, 2020, to Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, 2020, and Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, to Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
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If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
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 A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,470 master points and hopes to reach Gold Life Master (2,500 points) before Christmas. He blogs about his quest for Gold and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 65.83%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 51.67%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Dorothy Soong, 57.50%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 45%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 61.25%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 53.75%; Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 51.25%; C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 42.08%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 71.67%; B/C: Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Larry Abate and John Bava, 58.33%; Martha and John Welte, 57.41%; (tie) Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 56.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 68.06%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 56.94%; Bonnie Clement and Joanne Nover, 50%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 49.31%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Bill Boardman and partner, 63.89%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 59.03%; B: Martha and John Welte, 51.39%; C: Pawan Matta and Ed Morgan, 50.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday afternoon – 99ers. Bonnie Clement and JoAnne Nover, 58.33%; Laura and John Houghaling, 56.67%; Joann Smith and Edward Ziegenfuss, 46.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.65%; B: Carol Neuhaus and Sandra Silverberg, 54.08%; C: Betty Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.02%; east-west, A: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 63.10%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.95%; C: Lynn Witmer and Larry Himelein, 57.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 61.57%; B: Mike Ryan and Fred Yellen, 60.65%; C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 50.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Gloria Georger and Chris Urbanekt, 56.25%; (tie) Sharon Benz and Stan Kozlowski, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 54.17%; B/C: Terry Fraas and Ed Morgan, 51.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Victory point game. (Tie) Elaine Universal and Cathy Majewski, Rajarshi Roy and Chris Urbanek, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 2 wins.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 62.50%; Jay Levy and Jim Gullo, 60.42%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56.94%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Dorothy and Ted May, 68.8%; Bob Lederhouse and Art Morth, 55.2%; Sam Grossman and Ed Harman, 53.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 60.42%; Walt Olszewski and Jan O’Mara, 54.17%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Victory point game. Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 41 vps; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 39 vps; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 27 vps.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe and Bobbi Huber, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 53%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; Kokila G. Chheda and Prem Lata Maheshwari, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 62.5%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 56.3%; east-west, Iris Friedman and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.5%; Adelle Denton and Perry Hoffman, 59.4%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, 78.57%; Camille Beecher and Carolann Besch, 59.82%; Beverly Thomas and Mary Vacanti, 51.78%.