Thursday, July 13, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: July 15

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points, half red, at all of its games today, Saturday, July 15, and during the coming week. Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17.
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Starting time will change to noon for all games at the Airport Club beginning Tuesday, July 18, and continuing through Monday, Aug. 14. The game on Monday, July 17, will start at 11 a.m. The club also will have a free extra-point birthday game and potluck dinner at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 18.

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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Today, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as 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 recently surpassed 2,200 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of July 3 to July 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 67.55%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 56.90%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 56.17%; C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 54.51%; Florence Boyd and Marilyn Sultz, 54.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. Denise Slattery and Ron Henrikson, 59.27%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.88%; Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 57.57%; Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 56.95%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Mesirov and partner, 63.51%; Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 56.89%; Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 56.29%; B/C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 55.98%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Cleveland Fleming, 58.48%; Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 57.49%; B: Bill Regan and Dale Anderson, 55.23%; Paula Kotowski and Christine Malarkey, 51.45%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 46.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 62.03%; B: Nancy Kessler and Bob Kaprove, 58.42%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.51%; C: Florence Boyd and Gene Nowatniak, 51.31%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 58.13%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 55.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 62.13%; C: Denise Slattery and Joyce Greenspan, 46.96%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Joanne Lafay, 59.55%; B: Martha and John Welte, 58.97%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 53.44%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.50%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.17%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 52.75%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Tom Fraas, 71%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Barbara Libby, 61.83%; B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 49.75%; Gay Simpson and Jim Easton, 47.25%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 37.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.61%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 59.30%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 58.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 58.09%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 57.75%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 53.60%; C: Beverly and Fred Isenberg, 48.99%; east-west, A/B: Ruth Nawotniak and Joyce Frayer, 66.14%; C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 55.89%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.73%; Paul Ziebarth and Carol Newhouse, 54.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 63.70%; (tie) Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.04%; B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 54.44%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.22%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 58.63%; B/C: John Lyth and Jim Baker, 56.55%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 54.46%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and David Hemmer, 60.71%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 58.33%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 57.74%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 51.49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 66.67%; Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 59.26%; Bud Seidenberg and Marietta Kalman, 54.44%; B/C: Raj Puri and Eva Schmidt, 54.07%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 63.69%; Joanne Lafay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.5%; Bob Lederhouse and Dave Larcom, 53.57%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Mary Ball and Jay Levy, 67.13%; Dan Gerstman and Brian Meyer, 62.77%; C: Gene Finton and Bob Kaprove, 50.69; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and John Lyth, Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 57.41%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 49.07%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Bill Rich, 57.1%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 52.8%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 59.5%; Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 55.7%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 54.38%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 54.17%; Walt Olszewski and Bob Lederhouse, 53.75%; Sushil and Maria Amlani, 50%; east-west, Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 55.42%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.25%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 66%; Noela McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56%; Herb Falk and Dave Stroud, 55.7%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62.6%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61.9%; east-west, Sheila Trossman and Martha Falsone, 58.2%; Pat Truell and Nancy Torrell, 53.9%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukanhand Jain, 64.2%; Susan Levy and Nick Leibovic, 48/3%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Emmy Wettlaufer, 59.4%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Judy Thielman and Bill Adolf, 68%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Paul Morgante and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 45.8%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 70.8%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 62.5%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 57.5%. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: July 8




The Airport Bridge Club will take part in the ACBL-wide International Fund pairs game at 11 a.m. Tuesday, which offers extra master points at the district level for winners, along with hand records and analysis at no extra cost.
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The Airport Club will have extra-point games at noon today and next Saturday and at 11 a.m. weekdays next week. Bridge Club Meridian also will award extra points at its 10:30 a.m. Monday game.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo reports that it raised a total of $2,086 for the Alzheimer’s Association during its Longest Day fundraiser on June 21.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Today, Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Next Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as 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 recently surpassed 2,200 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of June 26 to July 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 59.05%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 57.20%; C: Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 46.91%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Ron Helfman, 61.81%; Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 57.87%; (tie) Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 53.47%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 49.18%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 56.61%; Carol Bedell and Jean Macdonald, 55.88%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.39%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 53.54%; east-west, A/B: Val Derenda and Dale Anderson, 62.81%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 57.93%; C; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 45.89%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 59.97%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 54.61%; east-west, A/B/C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 57.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 60.42%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 58.31%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Dennis Clary, 52.61%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 71.38%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 58.33%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 52.78%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 50.46%; C: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 46.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 57.74%; C: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 47.32%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.61%; B: Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 57.14%; Joyce Greenspan and Chuck Schorr, 55.36%; C: Christine Malarkey and Denise Slattery, 47.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Tom Fraas and Jerry Geiger, 65.28%; B: Martha and John Welte, 62.04%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 59.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 58.71%; east-west, A/B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 63.22%; C: Carol Newhouse and Paul Ziebarth, 52.51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 59.72%; east-west, A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 58.10%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 56.25%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 55.09%; Davis Heussler and Bill Rushmore, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Bill Rich, 60.12%; B: Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 57.44$; C: Geri Moog and Mickey Martin, 56.85%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 61.61%; B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 60.42%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 62.50%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 56.48%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.56%; Claire Gareleck and Ginny Panaro, 51.16%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.64%; B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 55.56%; Martha and John Welte, 52.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 59.95%; Christy Kellogg and Judy Padgug, 59.72%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 58.56%; east-west, A/B: Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 57.64%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 64.44%; B: Davis Heussler and Chongmin Zhang, 61.11%; (tie) Rajinder Puri and Stan Kozlowski, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 70.37%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 63.7%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.25%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Claire Gareleck and Betty Metz, 57.14%; Judy Padgug and Jay Levy, 56.25%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 50.30%; east-west, Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 59.52%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.98%; Pat Kilbury and Art Morth, 47.92%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ruth Wurster and Sam Grossman, 58.3%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 56.7%; Nancy Deneen and Anne O’Connor, 56.4%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 62.22%; (tie) Art Arthur Morth and Gabe Tannenbaum, James and Paula Jones, 55.56%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.44%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Bob Lederhouse and Ed Harman, 61.46%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60.42%; Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 55.73%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 52.60%. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 56%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 54%; east-west, Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 64%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 54%; east-west, Martha Falsone and Karen Synor, 59%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Charles Banta and Sukhanand Jain, 57.5%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 50%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 70.8%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 45%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 62.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Paul Morgante, 50%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 59.4%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55.7%; Bob Rivard and Esther Ferris, 53.8%.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: July 1




        The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, July 1, and next Saturday, July 8, and at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. The Bridge Center of Buffalo also holds an extra-point game at noon today.
On Tuesday, July 4, the Airport Bridge Club will be open, while the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club will be closed for the Independence Day holiday.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Free bridge lessons will be offered for students from fifth to 12th grade on Thursday mornings from July 6 to Aug. 31 this summer at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Next Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as 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 recently surpassed 2,200 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of June 19 to June 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Dale Anderson, 61.37%; Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 53.94%; B/C: Hannah Weinberg and Christine Malarkey, 52.57%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Gay Simpson, 63.80%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 57.55%; B: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 55%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 50.44%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: (tie) Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 55.56%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 53.94%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Jeff Oshlag, 62.24%; Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 60.94%; B: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 58.33%; C: Paula Kotowski and Dede Kluckhohn, 47.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Art Matthies, 63.33%; B: Ruth Wurster and Paula Salamone, 57.50%; C: Christine Malarkey and Joyce Greenspan, 43.33%; east-west, A/B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 60.83%; C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 57.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday noon – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Art Matthies, 70%; Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 67.50%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrickson, 50%; east-west, A: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 62.50%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Joyce Greenspan, 58.33%; Dorothy and Ted May, 53.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 60%; Florence Boyd and partner, 56.67%; Eva Schmidt and Paula Salamone, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 54.46%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Bill Boardman, 50%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 61.90%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 60.12%; C: June Feuerstein and Alex Miller, 51.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 55.65%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Rajat Basu, 51.79%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Michael Kozower, 54.76%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.46%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nowotniak, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 63.31%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 62.39%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Gene Nowatniak, 56.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 64.29%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 52.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Terry Camp and Bill Noltee, 63.99%; Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 61.90%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 58.33%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Liz Clark, 63.66%; Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, 61.11%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 58.80%; east-west, A/B/C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 63.66%; Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 57.41%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 56.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 64.77%; B/C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57.20%; (tie) Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, Bill Noltee and Val Derenda, 55.87%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 54.55%; east-west, A/B: Marilyn Shuman and Agi Maisel, 61.74%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 60.80%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 57.39%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 55.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 59.52%; B: John Marvin and Usha Khurana, 53.57%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 52.98%; east-west, A: Penny and Peter Shui, 67.56%; Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 62.80%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Sushil Amlani, 54.17%; C: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 47.62%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 59.23%; B: Jim Gullo and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 58.63%; Kathy Pollock and Amita Arora, 55.36%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 49.11%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.71%; B: Audrey Ray and Dian Petrov, 58.33%; C: Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, 50.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 59.03%; B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Bob Padgug, 55.56%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.86%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 63.89%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 54.86%; Joe Miranda and Lillian Gotshall, 52.08%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.04%; Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 54.25%; Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 53.28%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 50.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Jan O’Mara and Jennifer Reynolds, 62.8 %; Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 57.4%; Anne O’Connor and Ed Harman, 57.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. James and Paula Jones, 62.96%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.74%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 57.04%; John and Barbara Scott, 54.07%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. James and Paula Jones, 56.94%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.17%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 53.47%; (tie) John and Barbara Scott, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 52.78%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. David Mathis and Shirley Thompson, 63.37%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 68%; Marian Morber and Fritz Schweiger, 53%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 60%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 72.5%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 65%; east-west, Nancy and Pat Touell, 56.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 54.4%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Gerry Stange, 58.5%; (tie) Ruth Lansing and Sukhanand Jain, George Lee and Dick Munschauer, 48.3%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Perry Hoffman, 64.6%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Bob Stroman and George Dorigo, 56%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 64.5%; Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 56.7%; Kathy Weigel and Edna Fill 55%; east-west, Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 55%; Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 52.3%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 50.6%.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: June 24

North American Pairs qualifying games, awarding extra points half of them red points, will be played today, Saturday, June 24, and Monday, June 26, through next Saturday, July 1, at the Airport Bridge Club; and from Tuesday, June 27, through next Saturday at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Congratulations to Nancy Wolstoncroft, the Buffalo area player who earned the most master points in the Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), held June 12 to 18 throughout ACBL District 5, which includes Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. She won a total of 16.14 points, ranking 12th in the district.
Other Buffalo players doing well in the STaC included: Alan Greer, 14.77 (16th in the district); Denise Slattery, 14.52 (17th); Jerry Geiger, 11.28 (25th); Judi Marshall, 11.13 (26th); Ken Meier, 11.04 (29th); and Jay Levy, 10.82 (30th). For a complete list of STaC silver point winners, click this link.
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Free bridge lessons will be offered for students from fifth to 12th grade on Thursday mornings from July 6 to Aug. 31 this summer at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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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. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as 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 just surpassed 2,200 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of June 12 to June 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Ruth Kozower, 63.38%; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, 55.53%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 57.85%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Val Derenda, 51.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Mike Ryan, 58.97%; B/C: Lois Tatelman and Mike Mesirov, 55.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 62.46%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 52.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 58.87%; Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 57.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 56.22%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 53.84%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 49.71%; east-west, A/B/C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 64.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 60.77%; Denise Slattery and Jerry Geiger, 60.15%; Florence Boyd and Janet Frisch, 55.91%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A: Denise Slattery and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 61.13%; B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 56.94%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 64.27%; Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 63.08%; Martha and John Welte, 59.89%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 55.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Marietta Kalman and Ron Henrikson, 56.55%; Allen Beroza and David Millward, 54.46%; C: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 50.60%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 55.74%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.70%; Christine Malarkey and Bill Boardman, 55.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. Sandi England and Ken Meier, 61.96%; Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 61.10%; Dale Anderson and partner, 53.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 64.33%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 46.83%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.33%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.58%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 51.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 69.76%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 63.01%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Mike Mesirov, 59.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. One winner. A/B: Patty Porter and Bill Noltee, 65.48%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 59.52%; Donna Saia and Isabelle Banas, 55.95%; C: Maria Amlani and Sumnesh Mathur, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 57.14%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 55.95%; B/C: Patty and Henry Porter, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry Abate and Audrey Ray, 60.42%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.44%; Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 50.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: (tie( David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 58.39%; B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.38%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Carol Roth, 51.56%; east-west, A/B: Sue Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 62.59%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.57%; Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 54.83%; C: Mike Putnam and Mary Jo Whitehead, 52.84%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 47.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 61.55%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 57.39%; Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 54.73%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 45.83%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 63.07%; Bill Rich and Lance Pollock, 58.33%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.17%; B: Peter and Penny Shui, 59.27%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.76%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 49.26%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Ethan Xie, 59.42%; B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 50.74%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 49.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 59.95%; Sharon Benz and Dian Petrov, 57.41%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 56.25%; Jay Levy and David Hemmer, 54.17%; C: Patty Porter and Carol Roth, 46.06%; east-west, A/B: Kathy Pollock and Gary Schmitt, 64.58%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.03%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 54.63%; Carol Bedell and Dorothy Soong, 49.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Ginny Panaro, 55.95%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mary Davey Carr, 54.17%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 52.38%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 70.37%; Sandi England and Rob Hessel, 63.7%; Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 57.41%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.93%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 51.48%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 60%; (tie) Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 51.25%; east-west, Jay Levy and Davis Heussler, 64.64%; Kamil Bishara and Bud Seidenberg, 54.64%; Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 52.86%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 59.9%; Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 59.4%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 63.1%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.7%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 62.50%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%; Eugene Giorgini and Walt Olszewski, 56.94%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 51.85%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Strawberry Social. North-south, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 68.11%; Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 56.55%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.76%; James and Paula Jones, 54.66%; east-west, Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 63.05%; Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 62.12%; Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 59.18%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 56.08%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Doanne Jackson and partner, 62.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 62%; Bill  Rich and Alicia Kolipinski, 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 64%; Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 59%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 58%; Harry Metcalf and Tom Guttuso, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 62.5%; Charles Banta and Sukhanand Jain, 48.3%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 59.4%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 56.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Rogers, 64%; Dona Tepas and Bob Jorgensen, 50%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 58.73%; Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 57.93%. Hallie Howell and Diane Liddell, 52.38%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 68.9%; Pat and Mike Weber, 55.6%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 51.2%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 58.9%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 58.4%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 52.8%.