Thursday, January 12, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 14

The Airport Bridge Club continues to have extra-point ACBL Junior Fund games at all of its games during the coming week. The club will have two sessions Monday on Martin Luther King Day – 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – with free lunch between games.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo also will have extra-point Junior Fund games Tuesday through next Saturday. The club will offer lunch with Jim Gullo during its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social 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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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,150 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 Jan. 2 to Jan. 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 59.62%; C: Nadine Stein and Florence Boyd, 48.47%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 60.92%; C: Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 55.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Sharon Wilcox and Carol Bedell, 58.45%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 49.07%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 62.16%; B: Joe Rooney and Ross Markello, 57.48%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and David Donaldson, 62%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Denise Slattery, 58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 63.89%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 59.26%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 56.94%; B: Martha and John Welte, 49.54%; C: Sharon Chang and Joyce Greenspan, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 59%; Nadine Stein and Jerry Geiger, 57%; Pawan Matta and Martin Pieterse, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 57.94%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 55.15%; B/C: Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 50.99%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Audrey Ray and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 62.80%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.65%; east-west, A/B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 63.10%; Terry Camp and Jeff Oshlag, 62.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 61.34%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 59.95%; Jay Levy and Christy Kellogg, 58.56%; B: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 56.02%; C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 50.93%; east-west, A/B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Gay E Simpson, 58.56%; Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 55.09%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 64.29%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 57.14%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.25%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 50.00%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.20%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.52%; Pam Righter and Donna Pottle, 57.14%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.55%; Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A/B: John and Martha Welte, 59.52%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Art Morth, 64.76%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 59.02%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Judy Padgug, 57.03%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 56.94%; Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 54.55%; C: Helen Panza and Eleanor Whelan, 50.95%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 59.85%; B/C: Patty Porter and Donna Pottle, 59.44%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.17%; Davis Heussler and William Rushmore, 55.68%; Victor Bergsten and John Ziemer, 54.61%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 57.30%; B: Ethan Xie and Saleh Fetouh, 56.25%; C: Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 52.60%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Paul Zittel, 58.72%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58.54%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.43%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: John Lyth and Dian Petrov, 58.75%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 54.59%; C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 51.66%; east-west, A: Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 56.66%; B: Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 55.71%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.93%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 58%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 53%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 56%; Henry Chudy and Art Morth, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 59.25%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.69%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 57.94%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 66.25%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 55.83%; east-west, James Lanzo and Paul Capen, 63.75%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Doanne Jackson, 75%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley  Cassity and Sam Grossman, 63%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 61%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 63%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Vera and Nick Leibovic, 59.7%; Perry Hoffman and Judith Nichol, 59%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 69.2%; Emily Wettlaufer and Evie Miller, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.8%; Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 51.2%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 65%; Joanne Zavarella and Esther Ferris, 54.4%.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 7

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its games during the coming week. On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, the club will host games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
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   The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social 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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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Jan. 15. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
* * *
A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,100 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 Dec. 26 to Dec. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Bob Smith, 60.71%; B: Florence Boyd and Dale Anderson, 57.14%; Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 55.95%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 55.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 60%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 57.77%; B/C: Gay Simpson and Nadine Stein, 57.73%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 66.85%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and David Donaldson, 55.06%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. (Tie) Jerry Geiger and Cleveland Fleming, Denise Slattery and John Bava, 57%; Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 61.96%; B: Gay Simpson and Chuck Schorr, 54.69%; Sharon Chang and Vince Pesce, 53.41%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 48.72%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 66.86%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55.30%; Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 53.10%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 50.22%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 49.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Paula Kotowski and Cleveland Fleming, 57.78%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 54%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 62.88%; B: Martha and John Welte, 53.88%; C: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 51.53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 60%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 61.01%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 60.71%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 58.93%; C: Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50%; east-west, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.93%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 65%; B: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 61.67%; Chris Urbanek and Linda Burroughsford, 57.92%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 55.83%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 55.42%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 47.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 63.92%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 62.18%; B/C: Audrey Ray and Vince Taeger, 55.29%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 54.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 58.33%; B: Peter Patterson and Dian Petrov, 55.73%; Jay Levy and David Colligan, 55.09%; C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 53.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 71.30%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 60.42%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.87%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 56.71%; B/C: Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 49.77%; east-west A/B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 60.19%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 58.10%; Linda Burroughsford and Peter Patterson, 55.32%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 64.43%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 61.98%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.38%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.48%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.14%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 61.57%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.63%; Tova Reinhorn and Barbara Libby, 54.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 59.7%; Bob Lederhouse and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60.65%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 55.56%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.70%; (3-way tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, James and Paula Jones, Edna and Ron Fill, 53.24%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 58.33%; James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 54.17%; James and Paula Jones, 53.70%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 53.24%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 52.78%. 
Other clubs
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 58.3%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 49.2%; east-west, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.8%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 52.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 61%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 58.4%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56.2%; east-west, Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 60.6%; Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 52.3%. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 31

The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, Dec. 31; and next Saturday, Jan. 7, and every day at 11 a.m. from Monday, Jan. 2, to Friday, Jan. 6.
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Congratulations to Ron Henrikson, who has been elected president of the Delaware Wednesday bridge club. Other officers include Bob Lederhouse, vice president; Sandy Marcussen, secretary; Anne O’Connor, treasurer; and Joyce Kindt, Jan O’Mara, Lance Pollack, Mike Taeger, Vince Taeger and Bill Rich, directors.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Jan. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
* * *
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 recently surpassed 2,100 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 Dec. 19 to Dec. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Martin Pieterse and Art Matthies, 66.56%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 59.70%; Sandi England and Barbara Libby, 59.56%; B/C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 50.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – One winner. A/B: Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 69.68%; Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 57.85%
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Allen Beroza, 61.51%; B/C: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 54.07%; east-west, A: Martin Pieterse and Ken Meier, 58.18%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Ross Markello, 562.58%; Paul Zittel and Chuck Schorr, 51.89%; C: Nancy Kessler and Wilson McClaren, 51.88%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 60.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – ACBL International Fund Game. Howell. Denise Slattery and Mike Ryan, 65.28%; Alan Greer and partner, 63.19%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 63.41%; Vince Pesce and David Donaldson, 62.67%; Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 57.42%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.82%; C: Larry Abate and Bob Sommerstein, 52.51%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Dorothy and Larry Soong, 63%; Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 55%; Allen Beroza and Ken Meier, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 71%; (tie) Cleveland Fleming and partner, Martha and John Welte, 60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south A: Gene Nowatniak and John Stoffman, 65.77%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 55.65%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 55.36%; east-west A/B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 57.14%; (tie) Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nowatniak, Patty and Henry Porter, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 60.12%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 53.57%; east-west A: Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 63.39%; B: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 56.85%; C: John Bava and Denise Slattery, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 61.90%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 60.12%; Agi Maisel and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.65%; C: Ed Morgan and Denise Slattery, 52.38%; east-west A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 71.13%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 58.93%; B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 60.65%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 55.56%; C: Martha and John Welte, 52.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 61.31%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 59.52%; C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 50.30%; east-west A: Gary Schmitt and Kathy Pollock, 65.77%; Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 59.82%; Tova Reinhorn and Stan Kozlowski, 57.74%; B: Mike Ryan and Laurie Foster, 52.98%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Ed Drozen, 42.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday noon – One winner. A/B: Anne Watkins and Rivona Ehrenreich, 61.46%; Rajinder Puri and Bob Padgug, 60.42%; Barbara Libby and Tova Reinhorn, 59.38%; C: Howard and Laurie Foster, 55.73%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) David Floyd and Jim Downing, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 54.17%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.78%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.69%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Rita Sofia and Helen Panza, 55.59%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 54.09%; C: John Lyth and Fritz Schweiger, 53%; east-west, A/B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 63.64%; Mike Ryan and Art Morth, 57%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 44.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Henrikson and Ruth Wurster, 58%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 57%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Art Morth, 60%;  Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 64.17%; B: James and Paula Jones, 61.67%; C: Paul Capen and Jean Rosenthal, 42.92%; east-west, A: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 61.25%; B/C: James Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 56.25%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 62%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 63%; east-west, Ross Markello and Joe LaNasa, 56%;Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 52%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 65%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 60%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 60.5%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 52.6%; east-west, Bill Hambridge amd Sandy Recoon, 53.1%; Ruth Axelrod and Clarice Snitzer, 52.1%.
Clarence Senior Center – North-south, (tie) Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 52%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Rogers, 70%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 78.4%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60.9%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 54.2%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 64.6%; Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 55.6%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 48%. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 24

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its annual Christmas Day Game and Party at noon Sunday, Dec. 25. The club is closed today, Saturday, Dec. 24.
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The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, Dec. 24; and next Saturday, Dec. 31.
The club will hold a Leftover Party Tuesday and a Holiday Year-End Party Thursday, with games both days at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Extra points will be awarded in the afternoon games both days.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, and Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,100 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 Dec. 12 to Dec. 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 61.86%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 58.29%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 61.35%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 58.16%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.46%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Florence Boyd, 48.55%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 64.55%; B: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 58.47%; C: Sandy Scheff and Gene Nowatniak, 44.66%; east-west, A/B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 61.35%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.66%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 53.87%; C: Tish Schiffman and Pawan Matta, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 62.50%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 55.36%; Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 52.38%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 50.60%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Gay Simpson and Chuck Schorr, 54.42%; C: Sandi England and David Donaldson, 54.33%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Ed Drozen, 61%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 57.08%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 43.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 56%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 54%; C: Pawan Matta and Ted May, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 71%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 55%; C: Tom Koralewski and Bill Boardman, 49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. One winner. A: Phyllis Stasiowski and Bill Noltee, 71.67%; B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. Henry and Patty Porter, 85 Vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 60.71%; Denise Slattery and Maryann Szafran, 58.93%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 54.46%; east-west, A/B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.23%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.85%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 56.85%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 62.04%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 56.94%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 55.79%; B: Mark Pascale and Linda Burroughsford, 55.32%; C: John Marvin and Usha Khurana, 47.89%; east-west A: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 59.34%; Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug, 55.99%; Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 53.91%; B: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 53.65%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 52.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Jim McClure, 65.03%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Phyllis Stasiowski, 55.61%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 55.37%; east-west, A/B: Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 64.40%; C: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 63.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.48%; B: Chongmin Zhang and Peter Shui, 56.02%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.09%; Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 62.73%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 55.56%; C: Anne Watkins and Fran Kurtz, 53.70%; east-west A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.96%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Dorothy Soong, 62.50%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 54.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 60%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.52%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 57.41%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Alex Kowal, 55.56%; Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 54.07%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 73.96%; Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 51.04%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 58.75%; B: (tie) Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 50.42%; C: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 47.92%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Dian Petrov, 58.75%; B: Jay Levy and Linda Burroughsford, 53.75%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 47.50%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: James and Paula Jones, 61.67%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 59.17%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Bob Lederhouse, 48.33%; east-west, A: James Lanzo and Walt Olszewski, 54.58%; B: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.33%; C:   Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.25%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 61.31%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.74%; James and Paula Jones, 54.76%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 51.19%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Doanne Jackson and David Mathis, 68%; Pamela Murphy and Pearl Harris, 61%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Joanne Zavarella and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 63.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 51.3%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 57.5%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 56.9%. 
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 73%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 45%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 62.9%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 61.9%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59.8%; east-west, Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 63.4%; Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 62.3%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert 60.6%. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 17

A unit game with extra points will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon in the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. in the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club.
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The Airport Club holds its annual Cookie Bash on Monday, Dec. 19, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. (extra-point ACBL membership game). Other extra-point games at the club next week will be at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at noon next Saturday, Dec. 24, and at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 (the ACBL-wide International Fund Game with hand records and analysis by Frank Stewart).
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The Lockport Duplicate Club will host a Christmas party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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Congratulations to Art Matthies, the Buffalo player who earned the most master points in last week’s District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which took place in ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs in an area that includes Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. He finished the week with 19.17 points and was sixth in the district overall.
Other local players who did well in the STaC included Jerry Geiger, seventh overall with 18.95; Tom Koralewski, 12th overall with 13.16; Ted Kahn, 18th overall with 11.96; John Ziemer, 22nd overall with 11.64; and John and Martha Welte, tied for 23rd overall with 11.57. For a full list of STaC winners, click on this link.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, and Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,100 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 Dec. 5 to Dec. 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Ted Kahn and Art Matthies, 66.67%; John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 60.57%; Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 56.85%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.65%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 41.73%; east-west, A/B/C: Joanne LaFay and John Fiegl, 60.08%; Florence Boyd and June Feuerstein, 54.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Sharon Benz, 62.13%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Tom Koralewski, 56.72%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 58.50%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 50.97%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 61.02%; Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 60.91%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Barbara Libby, 57.73%; C: Ruth Wurtster and Marilyn Sultz, 45.98%; east-west, A/B: Bob Kaprove and Martin Pieterse, 57.16%; Laurie Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.05%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 47.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 60%; Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 57.92%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 57.50%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.92%; B: Sandy Scheff and Dale Anderson, 62.50%; Linda Burroughsford and Tom Koralewski, 54.58%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 42.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.36%; Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 56.75%; B: Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 54.35%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 60.77%; Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 58.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Art Matthies and Tom Koralewski, 67.83%; Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 51.42%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 60.92%; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, 52.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 67.66%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.16%; Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 53.29%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 50.40%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 49.91%; C: Tish Schiffman and Michael Kozower, 45.16%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 57.74%; C: David Donaldson and Henry Porter, 53.77%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 62.41%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 62.74%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 53.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Bill Boardman and David Donaldson, 59.31%; C: Martha and John Welte, 51.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 66.71%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 59.02%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 52.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 59%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57%; Paula Salamone and Gene Nowatniak, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 67%; B: Sandy Scheff and Dale Anderson, 60%; David Donaldson and Ron Henrikson, 51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Judith Babat and Linda Milch, 60.89%; B: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 58.04%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Fran Schmidt, 56.13%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 47.96%; east-west, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 70.54%; B/C: Henry and Patty Porter, 69.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Sue Neubecker and Jim Gullo, 65.37%; Saleh Fetouh and Judy Padgug, 55.79%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 55.79%; John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 54.40%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Amita Arora, 52.87%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 61.57%; B: Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 59.26%; C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.58%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 57.74%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 50.30%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 59.23%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.74%; John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 57.44%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.93%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 65.48%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 56.25%,
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: John Lyth and Dian Petrov, 63.72%; Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 57.88%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 57.26%; C: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 55.02%; east-west, A/B: Ed Drozen and Donna Steffan, 58.77%; Davis Heussler and Dan Gerstman, 58.54%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.48%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 54.43%; C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 51.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. Rajinder Puri and Rajat Basu, 60.65%; Peter Shui and Sushil Amlani, 57.87%; Anne Watkins and Joyce Kindt, 57.41%; Sharon Benz and Penny Shui, 56.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 54%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 53%; Joe Miranda and Maureen Cancilla, 51%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 62.73%; (tie) Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, Fritz Schweiger and John Lyth, 60%; Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 54.54%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 58.3%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 57.9%; east-west,  Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.2%; Henry Chudy and Paul Morgante, 53.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Gabe Tannenbaum and Dian Petrov, 60.32%; Judie Bailey and Gene Nawotniak, 59.24%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 56.51%; Paula and James Jones, 54.43%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 66.67%; James and Paula Jones, 61.81%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 53.47%; (3-way tie) Dian Petrov and Paul Capen, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 51.39%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.89%; Pearl Harris and Marcia Turly, 52.78%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 54%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 53%; east-west, Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 64%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 62%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 65%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 58%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 65.8%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 60.8%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Emmy Wettlaufer, 66.7%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 62%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Marge McMillen and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 66.7%; Pat and Mike Weber, 65.9%; east-west, Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 61.8%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 58.4%.