Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 18 (updated announcements)


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The Airport Bridge Club will offer the ACBL-wide Charity Game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at no extra charge. Winners will earn extra points on the district level and there will be booklets with hand analysis.
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Unit championship games with extra points will be played today at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club and at 1 p.m. at Lockport Duplicate Bridge. The Airport Club also will have extra-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Closed for Thanksgiving: The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and the Delaware Wednesday club on Wednesday, Nov. 22.  The Airport Club also will be closed next Saturday, Nov. 25, so players can attend a memorial party for longtime player Jerry Geiger, who died Nov. 5. 
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         Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, the Buffalo player who won the most master points at the Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament Nov. 7 to Nov. 12 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. He earned 60.63 points and was fifth overall.
Other leading local players included: Chris Urbanek, 58.41; Glenn Milgrim, 31.06; Bud Seidenberg, 25.86; Jay Levy, 24.52; Jay Costello and Donna Steffan, 23.76; John Ziemer, 23.23; Martha and John Welte, 20.24; David Hemmer, 18.64; Mike Ryan, 17.30; Davis Heussler, 17.04. For complete tournament results, 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

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 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 Nov. 6 to Nov. 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and June Feuerstein, 59.52%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 57.44%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 58.63%; B: Paula Kotowski and Denise Slattery, 55.36%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 52.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A/B: Liz Clark and Harry Chenug, 58.93%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.37%; C: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 51.79%; (tie) Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Ruth Kozower and Bob Linn, 64.88%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Ruth Wurster, 55.36%; Michael Kozower and Joe Rooney, 54.76%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Florence Boyd, 48.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 67.06%; Paula Kotowski and Eva Schmidt, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 61%; B/C: Bill Boardman and Ron Henrikson, 59%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 55.65%; C: Henry Borkowski and Val Derenda, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 55.36%; C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 67.41%; Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 61.11%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 58.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 65.26%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.47%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Lorey Repicci, 55.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: John Kirsits and Ten-Pao Lee, 69.64%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 61.90%; C: Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60%; (tie) Stan Kozlowski and Bill Rushmore, Audrey Ray and Donna Steffan, 57.50%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.11%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 57.64%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 62.92%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 55.42%; Sharon Benz and Kamil Bishara, 52.92%; east-west, Mary Ball and Judy Graf, 55.83%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 52.92%; Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 52.08%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 65.5%; Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 50.6%; east-west, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 62%; Dordy Donaldson and Art Morth, 48.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 64.17%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 58.33%; Jim and Paula Jones, 47.92%; Sushil and Maria Amlani, 45.42%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 59.58%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.42%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 52.50%; John and Barbara Scott, 45.42%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 60.42%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.38%; Ed  Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.13%; (tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, William Castle and Stuart Caswell, 47.92%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 62%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 53%; east-west, Kokila G. Chheda and Marie Schilla, 74%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Mary Banks and Joanna Akromas, 58%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 57%; Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.5%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.5%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Carol Grieco, 65.6%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Evie Miller & Emily Wettlaufer, 51%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Wilson McClaren, 72%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 63%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Carolann Besch and Bonnie Botsford, 57.94%; Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 56.35%; Alexander and Nancy Davidson, 54.76%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 60.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.2%; Carmella Losi and Mary Veitch, 48.7%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 62.8%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 54.4%. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 11


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All sanctioned clubs in the Buffalo area will offer Unit Championship Games with extra points Monday, Nov. 13, through next Saturday, Nov. 18.
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The Airport Bridge Club also is taking part in an experimental ACBL regional event Monday to Friday which offers players an option to win bonus gold points.
There is no extra charge for the Unit Championship Games, but if players want the gold points, they must pay a $25 registration fee in advance to the ACBL by Sunday. The fee can be paid at the club today. For more info, call 603-6943.
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The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament continues with games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today and Swiss Teams at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls St. 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

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Today, Saturday, Nov. 11, and 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. Today, 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 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 Oct. 30 to Nov. 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 62.98%; B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 55.50%; Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 53.59%; (tie) June Feuerstein and Janet Frisch, Fenton Harrison and Bob Linn, 51.76%. 
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 62.76%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.67%; Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 57%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 59.26%; B: Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 55.56%; Dorothy Soong and Carol Bedell, 54.85%; C: Margaret Zhou and Rajat Basu, 49.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Ken Meier, 60.42%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 52.78%; C: Gay Simpson and Pawan Matta, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Gay Simpson, 66.07%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 65.48%; B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 52.98%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 40.48%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 57.74%; Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 57.14%; B: Martha and John Welte, 56.55%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.76%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ron Henrikson, 44.94%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Nadine Stein and Bob Linn, 60.52%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Ruth Wurster, 51.89%; Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 49.30%; east-west, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, 62.70%; B: Carolyn Syracuse and partner, 55.12%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 52.18%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 58.63%; C: Betty Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 64.88%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.06%; (tie) Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 54.46%; C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 59.49%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 57.87%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 56.94%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 71.53%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 59.26%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 57.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 66.50%; B/C: Patty and Henry Porter, 64.99%; Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 57.72%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 64.42%; B: Judy Katz and Agi Maisel, 58.89%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 62.50%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61.11%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.56%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 48.61%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, 63.69%; B: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 58.93%; C: Sue Neubecker and Rita Sofia, 50.89%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.31%; Glenn Milgrim and Saleh Fetouh, 59.52%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 50%; C: Patty Porter and Dian Petrov, 47.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Graf, 55%; C: Ethan Xie and Linda Burroughsford, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.80%; B/C: Betty Metz and Raj Puri, 59.78%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Bergman, 58.72%; Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 57.89%; Martha and John Welte, 55.09%; east-west A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 57.14%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.73%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.93%; C: Ethan Xie and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.55%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Swiss Pairs. Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 49 IMPs; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 31 IMPs; Bob amd Joan Ciszak, 25 IMPs.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Swiss pairs. North-south, Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60 IMPs; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 25 IMPs; Claire Gareleck and Joyce Greenspan, 20 IMPs; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 51 IMPs; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 23 IMPs; Pat Rasmus and Tova Reinhorn, 20 IMPs.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 65%; Paul Morgante and David Donaldson, 63.7%; Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 58.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.25%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.08%; (tie) Paula and Jim Jones, Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 51.04%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 58.85%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.21%; Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 54.69%; Audrey Ray and Joyce Frayer, 54.17%. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 73%; Marian Morber and Paul Morgante, 57%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%; Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57.2%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57.1%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62.6%; Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 60.6%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 64%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 63.2%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 56.8%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 53.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 54%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 66.2%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 57.3%; east-west, (tie) Dorothy and Ed Rupp, Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 55.7%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 4




The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game at noon today and at all of its games next week.
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The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament opens Tuesday with games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls St., and continues through Nov. 12. For more info, click this link.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, followed by a free membership game at 1. Pot luck refreshments will be served.
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The Airport Bridge Club will take part in an experimental ACBL regional event Monday, Nov. 13, to Friday, Nov. 17, in which players in the club’s regular games have an option to win bonus gold points in addition to that week’s unit championship awards. There will be no extra charge for the games. Players are not required to sign up for the gold points, but to get them, players must pay a $25 fee to the ACBL, which can be paid at the club until next Saturday, Nov. 11. For more info, call 603-6943.
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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

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. Next 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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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 is within a fraction of hitting 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 Oct. 23 to Oct. 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 60.75%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 67.56%; Ken Meier and John Ziemer, 59.52%; B/C: (tie) Denise Slattery and John Bava, Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 52.68%; east-west, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 65.48%; Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 58.04%; B/C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 48.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Gene Nowatniak, 57.42%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.50%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 60.43%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.75%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 44.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – ACBL Instant Match Point Game. North-south, A: Alan Greer and Gene Nowatniak, 58.75%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.04%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.58%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 53.25%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Bob Sommerstein, 51.29%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 62.20%; Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 51.49%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 64.88%; B: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 58.33%; C: Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, 59.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 61.88%; B: Gay Simpson and Eva Schmidt, 61.05%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Bill Boardman, 60.84%; B: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.55%; June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 52.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 58.33%; B: Sandy Scheff and Paula Salamone, 53.57%; Martha and John Welte, 52.38%; C: (tie) Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, Denise Slattery and Cleveland Fleming, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 57.91%; east-west, A/B: Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 57.27%; C: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 55.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 66.07%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.76%; Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 51.19%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 61.61%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 61.01%; Paul Morgante and Ed Drozen, 59.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.61%; Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 58.93%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 56.55%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.65%; C: Rose Bochiechio and Janie Polk, 48.21%; east-west, A: Bill Rich and Lance Pollock, 64.29%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.80%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.04%; C: Judy Katz and Sandra Morrison, 51.49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Peter Patterson, 56.30%; B: Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 54.44%; (tie) Terry Fraas and Joyce Kindt, Penny and Peter Shui, 54.07%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 69.35%; B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 59.23%; Rajat Basu and Jim Gullo, 55.95%; C: Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, 42.26%; east-west, A: Burt Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 59.82%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 54.17%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 50.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 63%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 54%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.42%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 59.38%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55.21%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 51.04%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56%; Helen Panza and Eleanor Whelan, 55%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 52%; east-west, Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 55%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.50%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.75%; Walt Olszewski and Jim Lanzo, 58.33%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 51.67%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 50%; east-west, John and Barbara Scott, 55%; Dian Petrov and John Meindl, 54.17%; Jim and Paula Jones, 49.17%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 48.33%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 56.94%; Walt Olszewski and Bob Lederhouse, 55.56%; (tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.86%; Jim Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 52.08%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.33%; Pearl Harris and Diana Brown, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56.4%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 56.1%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem L. Maheshwari, 61%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61.1%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 56.1%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 58.3%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 51.4%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 59.2%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 55%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 66.7%; Fred Nadel and partners, 65.6%. 
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 68%; Bob Jorgensen and Ellen Lochead, 56%.