Thursday, April 19, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: April 21, 2018





Extra-point games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee.
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Bridge Club Meridian has moved from its longtime venue at the Zion Church in the Town of Tonawanda to facilities at 209 S. Youngs Road, Amherst. Games are held every Monday at 10:30 a.m.
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The ACBL Wide Charity Game, which offers bonus points at the district level for winners, will be played Wednesday morning, April 25, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special game and going-away party for David Hemmer at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29.
In May, the club will introduce Dual Flight "Masterpoint Explosion" Games on Tuesdays. There will be a new open game at noon, in addition to the current non-life master game, with extra master points for both sections. For details, visit BridgeCenterofBuffalo.com. 
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Congratulations to Davis Heussler, who topped the list of master point winners at last weekend's Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst. He earned 27.97 points.
Other local master point leaders included Bud Seidenberg, 23.40; Fred Yellen, 21.83; Saleh Fetouh, 17.04; David Colligan, 15.97; Judy Padgug, 14.21; Kathy Pollock, 11.92; Jay Costello, 11.21; and Chris Urbanek, 10.10. In all, 159 players collected points. For complete tournament results, click this link.
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Tournament calendar
Rochester 199er Sectional – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Concludes today, Saturday, April 21. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 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.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Regional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 22, 2020, to Sunday, May 24, 2020, or Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2010, 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 – Monroeville Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza, Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.
Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 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.
Niagara Falls Sectional – Crown Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, 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 recently attained a career total of 2,375 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 April 9 to April 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 62.18%; Judi Marshall and Sandi England, 56.41%; B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 55.77%; C: Paula Kotowski and Denise Slattery, 55.45%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 52.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 62.80%; B: Mary Terrana and Vince Pesce, 56.55%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 52.08%; C: Eleanor Whelan and Ruth Wurster, 49.11%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 72.32%; Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 51.79%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 50%; B: Dorothy May and Gay Simpson, 49.70%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 45.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 60.65%; Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 59.26%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 54.17%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Allen Beroza, 52.31%; Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and John Ziemer, 67.08%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 50.42%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 58.22%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Denise Slattery, 50.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Laurie Foster and Judy Zeckhauser, 62.20%; Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 61.61%; Jim McClure and Natalie Abramson, 55.95%; Bob Ciszak and Judith Babat, 55.06%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 45.83%; east-west, A: Donna Pottle and Mary Berlow, 61.31%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.23%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.04%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Pat Truell, 45.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A/B: Donna Steffan and Margaret Zhou, 57.37%; Claire Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 57.05%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.77%; Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 54.17%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 67.71%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 54.86%; C: Sharon Chang and Andrei Reinhorn, 47.43%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.32%; Jane Roberts and Ruth Nawotniak, 59.13%; C: Carol Roth and Ginger Maiman, 55.16%; Rose Bochiechio and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 44.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 52%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 64%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 57%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 49%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.41%; B/C: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 53%; Elaine Universal and Terry Fraas, 52.25%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.50%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.79%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 48.15%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – One winner. Mike and Vince Taeger, 70%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 56.6%; Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 55.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – One winner. Jeff Bender and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 58.67%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 55.55%; Jim and Paula Jones, 55.30%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.65%; John and Barbara Scott, 50.74%.

                                   Other clubs   

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – One winner. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 68.82%; Mary Scofield and Doanne Jackson, 50.65%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 59%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joanne Zavarella, 56%; Lois Randaccio and Audrey Kotas, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 66%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 59%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 61%; Carl Gebauer and Cindy Darone, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 62.5%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.8%; east-west, Ruth Jones and George Lee, 71.9%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 70%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 63%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Judy Thielman, 55%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%; Brigitte Hess and Ted Shuman, 49%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 66.9%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Marge Donovan and Kay Brinkman, 55.7%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 51.3%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 50.7%.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: April 14, 2018





The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, April 14, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It concludes with  Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15. For more info, click this link. The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo are closed today for the tournament.
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Extra-point charity games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee.
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The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will take part in the ACBL Wide Charity Game on Wednesday, April 25.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special game and going-away party for David Hemmer at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29. For details, visit BridgeCenterofBuffalo.com.  

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Tournament calendar
Rochester 199er Sectional – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to 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 – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 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 recently attained a career total of 2,350 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 April 2 to April 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 67.08%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 57.50%; Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 56.67%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.84%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 50.41%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ed Morgan and Cleveland Fleming, 59.84%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 59.32%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 52.89%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 52.84%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 67.55%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 58.05%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 61.81%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 61.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Gay Simpson and Dale Anderson, 61.25%; Bob Linn and Fenton Harrison, 60.83%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55.83%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Barbara Landree, 45.42%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.92%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 57.92%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 62.70%; Bob Linn and Walt Olszewski, 51.34%; B: Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 58.07%; C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 47.98%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 56.40%; C: Gay Simpson and Margaret Zhou, 49.51%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A: (Tie) Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 57.14%; B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 54.76%; Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 47.62%; C: (tie) Terry and Paul Ganley, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 45.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Carol Neuhaus and Agi Maisel, 60.42%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.83%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 47.50%; east-west, A: Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 63.33%; B: Sandra Morrison and Celia Linder, 54.58%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 45.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 58.93%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.89%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.25%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 56.85%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.65%; C: Marcie Frankel and Sandra Morrison, 52.08%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60.12%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.93%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Colleen Stewart, 57.04%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Donna Steffan and Ed Drozen, 66.67%; Ginny Panaro and Chris Urbanek, 57.78%; C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 47.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Martha and John Welte, 59.11%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.37%; Rolene Pozarny and Gay Simpson, 55.46%; C: Rajarshi Roy and Terry Fraas, 53.39%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 69.79%; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 55.21%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 51.04%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sharon Benz and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.33%; (tie) Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.25%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 54.46%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.98%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 52.38%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – (March 28) One winner. Mike and Vince Taeger, 56%; Joyce Kindt and Sandy Marcussen, 55.6%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 54.2%
Delaware Wednesday evening – (April 4) North-south, Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 60.6%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 55.1%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 61.8%; Alicia Kolipinski and Art Morth, 52.6%.  
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – One winner. Joyce Kindt and Art Morth, 58.33%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.77%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 55.21%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston , 54.17%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.56%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – One winner. Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 62.04%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59.38%; Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, 55.21%; Joyce Kindt and Shirley Salter, 52.60%; John and Barbara Scott, 50.46%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and Marcia Turley, 66.67%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 50%; Sandra Alexander and Doanne Jackson, 45.83%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58.5%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 58.4%; east-west, Lata Maheshwari and Kokila G. Chheda, 59%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64.4%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 53.1%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 55.6%; (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 52.5%, David Young and Tim Hartnett, 52.5%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Dick Munschauer, 56.3%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 52.1%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Nick Leibovic, 66.7%; Emily Wettlaufer and Iris Freedman, 47.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Judy Thielman and Elaine Wegrzyn, 59%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Jorgensen, 56%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 54%; Pawan Matta and Lata Maheshwari, 53%.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: April 7, 2018


Seven of Spades by Muxxi (Guatemala)



The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament will begin Friday, April 13, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and next Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15. For partnerships, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226.  For more info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point charity games without additional charge at all of its games during the coming week. The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra-point charity games Tuesday, April 10, through next Thursday, April 12. Both clubs will be closed for the tournament.
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The Rochester Spring Sectional Tournament is taking place today, Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. For more info, click this link.
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, the Buffalo area player who earned the most master points at the Toronto Easter Regional Tournament March 27 to April 1. He had 13.84. Also doing well in Toronto was Chris Urbanek, with 11.60 points. For complete tournament results, click this link.
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Tournament calendar
Rochester 199er Sectional – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to 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 – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 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 recently attained a career total of 2,350 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 March 26 to April 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 57.48%; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 60.12%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 56.85%; east-west, A: Margaret Zhou and Barbara Libby, 55.36%; B: Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 54.76%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 53.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A/B: Dorothy May and Gay Simpson, 61.11%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 65.83%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 52.50%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.08%; B: Gay Simpson and Dale Anderson, 55.83%; C: (tie) Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 48.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 67.71%; B: Bill Boardman and Ron Henrikson, 54.86%; (tie) Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, Martha and John Welte, 49.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 56.36%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 53.17%; C: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 52.74%; Terry and Paul Ganley, 50.75%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. One winner. A: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 58.83%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.17%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Pat Truell, 57.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.70%; B: Claire Gareleck and Sue Bergman, 55.56%; Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 54.07%; C: Ed Drozen and Helen Panza, 50.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. One winner. A/B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Burt Freiman, 58.17%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 56.58%; Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 56.42%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.58%; Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 54.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Rajarshi Roy and Art Morth, 59.52%; Bill Rushmore and Davis Heussler, 54.76%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B/C: David Hemmer and Ethan Xie, 66.25%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 57.92%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.50%; Linda Burroughsford and Stan Kozlowski, 54.58%; Bob Padgug and Jim Gullo, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58%; B:Martha and John Welte, 54%; C: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.08%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 72%; (tie) Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, John Fiegl and Merry Osterander, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Gray, 62.08%; B/C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 58.75%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 59.68%; east-west, A: Kamil Bishara and Mohan Prabhu, 57.92%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 52.50%; B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Dian Petrov and John Meindl, 59.72%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 56.94%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 55.09%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 64.29%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 57.74%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 52.98%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 66.67%; (tie) Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, Mary Scofield and Doanne Jackson, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 69%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 57%; east-west, Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 58%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 62%; Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 53.5%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday –  North-south, Fred Nadel and Dick Munschauer, 52.1%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 51%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 62.5%; (tie) Ruth Jones and George Lee, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 49%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Dona Tepas and Marge McMillan, 59%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 58%; east-west, Brigitte Hess and Ted Schuman, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 65%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 60.8%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 66.7%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.3%.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: March 31, 2018





The Airport Bridge Club continues offering extra points at all of its games during the coming week. The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra-point charity games Tuesday, April 3, through next Saturday, April 7.
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The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, March 31, and concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto. For more info, click this link.
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The Rochester Spring Sectional Tournament will be held next Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. For more info, click this link.
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The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For partnerships, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226.  For more info, click this link.
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Tournament calendar
Rochester 199er Sectional – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to 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 – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 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 recently attained a career total of 2,300 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 March 19 to March 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 57.92%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 55%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.33%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Paula Salamone, 59.17%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Ruth Wurster, 53.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – ACBL Wide Senior Pairs. North-south, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 55%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.75%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 59.58%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 55.42%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 52.50%; C: Dorothy May and Gay Simpson, 46.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 60.42%; B/C: Chip Kean and Gene Nawotniak, 56.94%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.98%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 61.57%; Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 54.86%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 51.39%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 44.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Bob Linn and Mike Ryan, 58.33%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 55.36%; B: Pawan Matta and Denise Slattery, 54.17%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 53.57%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 58.33%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 58.01%; (tie) Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.69%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 57.05%; Bob Sommerstein and Ed Morgan, 54.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 63.33%; B: Paula Kotowski and Walt Olszewski, 57.92%; C: June Feuerstein and Alex Miller, 53.33%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 57.92%; B: Dorothy May and Bill Boardman, 53.13%; C: Sandi England and Paul Zittel, 51.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A: Martha and John Welte, 58.69%; Eleanor Whelan and John Kirsits, 57.87%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.78%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.70%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 52.20%; C: Joanne LaFay and Jim Easton, 49.07%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 59.92%; John Marvin and Rose Bochiechio, 59.83%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 54.43%; east-west, A: Donna and Willard Pottle, 72.17%; B: Laurie Foster and Rivona Ehrenreich, 59.76%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 54.71%; C: Gail Pitterman and Sandra Morrison, 51.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 61.61%; B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 57.74%; C: Ed Drozen and Andrei Reinhorn, 46.43%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.23%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 54.46%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 60.06%; Joe Miranda and Kathy Pollock, 57.06%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.48%; C: Bill Noltee and Sol Messinger, 44.02%; east-west, A/B/C: Rose Bochiechio and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 58.20%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.65%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.21%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 43.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B/C: Rajarshi Roy and Terry Fraas, 55.56%; Chris Urbanek and Henry Chudy, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.42%; Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 58.65%; B: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 52.89%; C: Terry Fraas and Tova Reinhorn, 50.32%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: David Hemmer and Chris Urbanek, 62.04%; Davis Heussler and Jill Wooldridge, 60.19%; Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 58.33%; B/C: Alex Kowal and Linda Burroughsford, 57.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 64.77%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.45%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.90%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 52.46%; east-west, A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 62.88%; B: John and Martha Welte, 60.80%; Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 59.85%; Bob Padgug and Ying Wang, 57.95%; C: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.14%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, Pepe Justicia-Linde and Dave Larcom, 55%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – ACBL Wide Senior Pairs. Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 59.03%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.40%; Terry Fraas and Carol Bedell, 54.39%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 61.8%; Sandy Marcussen and Alicia Kolipinski, 56.7%; Jan O’Mara and Anne O’Connor, 55.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Dian Petrov and Madhav Deshmukh, 62.04%; Kathy Fenn and Ed Harman, 61.91%; Elaine Moon and John Meindl, 53.14%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 53.02%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Ed Harman and Sushil Amlani, 64.58%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 64.06%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.81%; Connie and David Wilson, 55.56%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 51.05%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual Game. Pearl Harris, 60.17%; David Mathis, 54.57%; Diana Brown, 45.86%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Marian Morber, 63%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 60%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56.7%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 56%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 68%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 50%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Dick Munschauer, 64%; Meena Rustgi and Carol Greico, 60.5%; east-west, Emily Wettlaufer and Iris Friedman, 62.2%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Lata Maheshwari and Stan Kozlowski, 73%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 53%; east-west, Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 71%; Bill Westley and Bob Jorgensen, 60%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 68.8%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61.5%; east-west, Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 65.9%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55.9%.