Thursday, September 14, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 16




The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sept. 17. For more info, visit unit116.com.
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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18.
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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday, Sept. 22, and noon next Saturday, Sept. 23.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club are closed today, Saturday, Sept. 16, for the Buffalo Fall Sectional.
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Free bridge lessons for students in grades 5 to 12 will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 24 to Dec. 3 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3324 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more info and to sign up, email coordinator Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.
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Congratulations to the partnership of Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, leading Buffalo area point winners at last weekend's Great Lakes Fall Sectional Tournament in Erie, Pa. They tied for third place overall with 13.33 points. Also earning points in Erie was the partnership of Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, with 5.36 points.
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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 Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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 Sept. 4 to Sept. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, 56.55%; Sam Austin and Dale Anderson, 55.65%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 67.26%; B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 55.95%; Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 54.76%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 59.96%; C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 54.62%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 60.21%; B: Liz Clark and Martin Pieterse, 59.71%; C: Paula Salamone and Burt Freiman, 50.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Dale Anderson, 59.67%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 55.14%; C: Christine Malarkey and Barbara Sadikin, 50.21%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Allen Beroza, 62.96%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 59.03%; B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 56.25%; Joe Rooney and Tom Fraas, 54.12%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Alex Miller, 52.55%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 61.75%; C: Richard McGowan and Gene Nowatniak, 49.28%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 65.72%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.61%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 56.31%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 57.18%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 56.11%; B/C: Ed Morgan and Joe Rooney, 57.37%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 66.12%; B: Martha and John Welte, 63.08%; C: Gay Simpson and Margaret Zhou, 52.89%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 64.47%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60.29%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.19%; C: Nadine Stein and Dede Kluckhohn, 54%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Tom Fraas, 69.16%; Jerry Geiger and Art Matthies, 60.49%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 52.67%; C: Pawan Matta and Myra Razik, 52.52%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 58.33%; C: (tie) Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Schwebel and Stan Dickson, 59.56%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 57.58%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57.39%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 57.28%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.58%; east-west, A/B: Bonnie Clement and Donna Hirsh, 62.69%; Henry and Patty Porter, 57.01%; Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 55.30%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 54.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Gene Finton and Saleh Fetouh, 67.82%; B: Jim Gullo and Susan Levy, 58.80%; C: Ginny Panaro and Marietta Kalman, 46.99%; east-west, A/B: John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 61.57%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 59.72%; C: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 46.78%; Cathy Majewski and Terry Fraas, 46.06%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 63.10%; B: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 55.95%; C: Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 53.27%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.01%; B: Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 60.42%; Jim Easton and Jeff Oshlag, 54.76%; C: Audrey Ray and Sandra Morrison, 43.45%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.23%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.06%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 54.17%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.17%; east-west, A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 58.04%; B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 55.65%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 65.36%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 63.04%; B: Ruth Nawotniak and Judy Padgug, 51.34%; C: Pat Lakeman and Linda Zittel, 50.15%; east-west, A/B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 63.60%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.57%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 55.64%; C: Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 48.48%.
        Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 60%; Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 57%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Howell. Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.31%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 56.55%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 54.76%; (tie) Pat Rogers and Colleen Haynes, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 48.81%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 68.06%; B: (tie) Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 61.11%; C: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 52.78%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 57.4%; Janet Frisch and Chuck Heimerl, 56.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 55.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Robot Blue and Robot Red, 56.12%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 54.21%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 52.99%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 49.69%; east-west, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.71%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 52.63%;  Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 50.26%; Paul Capen and John Meindl, 49.54%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 61.57%; Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 61.11%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.65%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.39%; John and Barbara Scott, 48.61%, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 48.15%. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 71.3%; Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 62.5%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 61.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.1%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday –  North-south, Meena Rustgi and Ruth Miller, 54.2%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 50%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 54,2%; June Aeler and Dick Munschauer, 49.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Lata Maheshwari and Stan Kozlowski, 78%; Kathy Borcik and Bob Jorgensen, 50%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56.7%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 55.9%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 66.7%; Sue Felser and Kathy Weigel, 53.8%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 53.4%. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 9


Duck diamonds by The Sycamore Tree blogger

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament opens with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and next Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. For more info, click this link.
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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11. The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 9, and 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, to Thursday, Sept. 14.
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The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed during the Buffalo Fall Sectional.
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Congratulations to Martha and John Welte, leading Buffalo-area master point winners at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional Tournament last week. Playing together, they each collected 38.59 points.
Other leading local players in Pittsburgh included Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, both with 32.15 points; Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, both with 29.72 points; Ken Meier and Tom Koralewski, recently transplanted to Avon, Ind., both with 16.34 points; and Penny and Peter Shui, both with 13.77 points.
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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 Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Today, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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 Aug. 28 to Sept. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 57.94%; B: David Millward and Allen Beroza, 55.59%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 54.02%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 63.07%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 61.74%; B: Martin Pieterse and Bob Kaprove, 61.17%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 57.58%; Denise Slattery and Ron Henrikson, 54.92%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 71.53%; B: Ruth Wurster and Eleanor Whelan, 64.44%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 52.20%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.71%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.44%; C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 45.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Jerry Geiger, 64.12%; Margaret Zhou and Cleveland Fleming, 53.70%; B/C: Richard McGowan and Gene Nowatniak, 53.01%; east-west, A/B: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 60.42%; Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 59.72%; Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 55.56%; Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 54.86%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 57.74%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Rajat Basu, 44.35%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 59.52%; Judi Marshall and Tom Fraaz, 57.74%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Mike Silverman, 55.95%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Mesirov and Ron Henrikson, 62.11%; C: Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, 50.97%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Alan Greer, 60.10%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58,50%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.48%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 61.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 61.98%; B: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 58.47%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 54.96%; east-west, A/B: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 65.34%; Susan Diner and Janie Polk, 59.85%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 59.47%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 57.45%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Jeff Oshlag, 58.03%; C: Carol Bedell and Rajat Basu, 56.12%.
        Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60.47%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 57.06%; C: Geri Moog and Mickey Martin, 56.49%; east-west, A/B: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 59.42%; Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 58.70%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 61.70%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 59.82%; Sharon Benz and Dian Petrov, 58.93%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 55.95%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 51.79%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.65%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 52.68%; C: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 49.11%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 59.16%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 50.50%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 59.14%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 48.15%; Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 48.14%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jack Cukierman and Art Morth, 65%; Jennifer and Paul Reynolds, 57.6%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Jim Easton, 63.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 53.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Dian Petrov and Paul Capen, 54.17%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 53.65%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 53.13%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.60%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, John and Barbara Scott, 51.56%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Jim and Paula Jones, 60.42%; Jim Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 60.12%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.74%; east-west, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 56.85%; (tie) Barbara and John Scott, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.19%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Edna and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Bruce Brown and Marv Feuerstein, 64%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%;  Bruce and Jill Brown, 55.8%; east-west, Ron and Edna Fill, 65.6%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 58.3%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 55.6%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 53.4%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 61.3%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 54.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Stan Kozlowski, 55%; (tie) Marge McMillen and Dona Tepas, Ellen Lochead and Kathy Borcik, 51%.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 2

Limited edition print by Belgian artist Elzo Durt


The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Labor Day with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, with a free lunch between sessions. The club awards extra points at all of its games today, Saturday, Sept. 2, through next Saturday, Sept. 9.
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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 4.
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The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be 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 more info, click this link.
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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 Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Today, Saturday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Next Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
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 surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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 Aug. 21 to Aug. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Art Aronson and Jerry Geiger, 61.34%; Bob Linn and Fenton Harrison, 54.63%; B: Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 53.01%; Sandy Scheff and Eva Schmidt, 51.16%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 50.93%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 59.95%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 53.01%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 51.85%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 59.63%; Paula Kotowski and Dede Kluckhohn, 55.50%; C: Christine Malarkey and Denise Slattery, 47.19%; east-west, A/B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 61.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 63.94%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 60.31%; C: Sharon Chang and Amita Arora, 58.76%; Sandy Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 56.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 58.04%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 55.06%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 62.80%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 57.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 64.62%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57.94%; Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 48.63%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 48.37%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Alan Greer, 67.10%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.67%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.44%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.72%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.27%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 61.51%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 44.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.51%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.13%; B: Laurie Foster and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.10%; C: Audrey Ray and Joel Brownstein, 47.62%; east-west, A/B: Sandra Silverberg and Terry Camp, 59.23%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Jim Easton, 56.48%; B: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 54.63%; east-west, A: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 59.49%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.86%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 52.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 68.75%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.36%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.17%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 53.03%; east-west, A/B: Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 63.26%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.31%; Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 61.36%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 54.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.07%; B: (tie) Davis Heussler and David Colligan, Dian Petrov and Gene Finton, 53.70%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 59.03%; (tie) Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, Joyce Frayer and Jim Gullo, 51.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 65.51%; B: Sue Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 54.63%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Rajat Basu and Raj Puri, 55.95%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.36%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.5%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 60.42%, Joe Miranda and Pepe Justicia-Linde, 55.56%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 50.83%; B: Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 46.67%; C: Audrey Ray and Joe Benenati, 44.17%; east-west, A: Jim Gallo and Davis Heussler, 64.17%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 57.50%; C: Pat Rasmus and Ginny Panaro, 48.33%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Art Morth, 61%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 56.3%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson,  56.6%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 55.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 62.50%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 60%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 57.50%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 51.25%; east-west, Madhav Deshmukh and Jim Lanzo, 61.25%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 59.58%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57.08%; Roger Lehman and Paul Capen, 44.17%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 64.58%; Miriam Regnet and Joyce Kindt, 56.25%; Jim Lanzo and Marilyn White, 54.86%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 50%; John and Barbara Scott, 49.31%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 62%; Neola McGuire and Pam Murphy, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59%; (tie) Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – (Aug. 17). North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 66.3%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56.3%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 61.3%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 52.5%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.9%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.8%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and Joan Mack, 62.5%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 47.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Lata Maheshwari and Bill Adolf, 73%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Bill Westley, 56%. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 26




The Airport Bridge Club continues to award extra points, half red, at its games at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 26, and next Saturday, Sept. 2, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, to Friday, Sept. 1.
        Also holding extra-point games are the Bridge Center of Buffalo at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 26, and Bridge Club Meridian at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28.
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Beware the robots! Instead of taking a sit-out at an extra half-table at the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club last Saturday afternoon, players got to try the hands on a computer screen against a pair of virtual opponents –Robot Red and Robot Blue. Mere humans proved to be no match for them. Overall winners by a wide margin, they had a 69% game.
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Several students from summer classes sponsored by Unit 116 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and students at Transit Middle School who learned the game during the school year were introduced at the annual Unit picnic Sunday, Aug. 20, at Rescue Fire Hall in North Tonawanda, then joined in the competition in the duplicate games. 


Jim Gullo, left, introduces student bridge players at the Unit 116 picnic.


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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.
* * *
Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
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.
* * *
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.
* * *
A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson is approaching 2,250 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 Aug. 14 to Aug. 20
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 62.16%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 60.16%; Eva Schmidt and Paula Kotowski, 53.70%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 53.39%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 58.31%; Barbara Libby and Sandi England, 53.15%; B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 52.49%; C: Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 61.12%; east-west, A/B: Tom Fraas and Allen Beroza, 57.26%; Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 55.67%; C: Denise Slattery and Ruth Wurster, 49.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 60.12%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 57.70%; C: Sandy Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 50.74%; east-west, A/B: Elsie Rogers and Mike Silverman, 57.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 59.93%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 59.35%; Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 55.81%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 54.95%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 45.69%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Vince Pesce, 61.14%; B/C: Fred Hirsch and Burt Freiman, 54.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 60.90%; Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 58.65%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 57.44%; C: Denise Slattery and Marietta Kalman, 53.52%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B/C: Dorothy May and Myra Razik, 58%; Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Bill Noltee and Sue O’Connor, 58.33%; Bonnie Clement and Louise Hayes, 56.94%; east-west A/B: Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 69.44%; C: Laing and Barbara Heffernan, 45.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 62.26%; B/C: Paul Morgante and Marilyn Sims, 57.28%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 60.33%; Marilyn Shuman and Janie Polk, 59.38%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 58.09%; Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 56.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.46%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Paul Morgante and Marilyn Sims, 65.48%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.50%; Fran Schmidt and Jim Easton, 55.95%; Usha Khurana and Beena Deshmukh, 54.76%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 45.54%.
        Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B/C: Peter Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 65.28%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61.11%; Bert Hargesheimer and Pat Rasmus, 59.72%; Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 56.94%; Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 55.32%; Joan Rose and Liz Clark, 55.09%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.59%; B/C: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 55.09%; Davis Heussler and Ethan Xie, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Stan Kozlowski and John Lyth, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.63%; C: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 54.63%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jane and Dave Larcom, 56.55%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.98%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 52.38%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 51.79%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 64.29%; B: (tie) Gene Finton and Pat Rasmus, Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 58.63%; C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Beena Deshmukh, 49.40%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 67.86%; B: Ethan Xie and Davis Heussler, 57.14%; C: John Bava and Art Morth, 44.64%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Art Morth, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 56.9%; east-west, Beena and Madhav  Deshmukh, 58%; Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 56%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 63.50%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 57.24%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 53.70%; east-west, Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 59.72%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 53.17%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 44.64%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Robot Blue and Robot Red, 69%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.50%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 42.50%; east-west, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.50%; Madhav Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 53%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 52.50%. 
Unit 116 Picnic Sunday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Levy, 66.95%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 66.82%; Kathy Pollock and Bert Feasley, 63.32%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 62.79%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 62.32%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.18%.
Unit 116 Picnic Sunday afternoon – A/B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 65.60%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.61%; Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 55.65%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Marian Morber, 56%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 55%; Shyam Kumar and Prem L. Maheshwari, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 74.8%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54.2%; east-west, Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 59.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58.9%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.8%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 51.6%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Judith Nichol, 58.3%; Ruth Lansing and Charles Banta, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Bob Jorgensen and Bill Rogers, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.2%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 53.2%; east-west, Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 65.9%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 53.4%.