Thursday, February 26, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 28



 
Both the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will offer the ACBL-wide Senior Pairs game at noon Monday, March 2.
The Bridge Center game is limited to players with fewer than 300 master points. The Airport Club game is open to all players, will award overall points at the district level and will have a reduced fee of $5.
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Bridge Club Meridian hosts a unit game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will host a unit game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and a lesson by Chris Urbanek on cue bids at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.
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The Airport Bridge Club has extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, Feb. 28, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1; and games with $2.50 fees at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, and Friday, March 6.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreational Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
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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, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points in November. 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 Feb. 16 to Feb. 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 60.94%; Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 60.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 62.38%; B: John and Martha Welte, 58.70%; Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 56.06%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Paula Salamone, 46.45%; Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 42.94%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 65.42%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 55.83%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Wilson McClaren, 51.67%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 57.08%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.67%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ruth Wurster, 49.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Home-Style Pairs. Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 3 wins; (3-way tie) Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, Paula Salamone and Paula Kotowski, Jim Mathis and Jerry Geiger, 1 win.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 58.75%; B: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 54.17%; Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 51.67%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 60.83%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jerry Geiger, 57.92%; C: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 45.83%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 70.43%; Jerry Geiger and Barbara Libby, 63.30%; B: Jim Madan and Paula Kotowski, 46.04%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 44.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Home-Style Pairs. (3-way tie) John Kirsits and Bill Boardman, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Barbara Libby, Paula Salamone and Mike Silverman, 2 wins.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Elizabeth Young, 52.08%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 50.42 %; east-west, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 62.92%; Pat Kilbury and Marcia Wright, 56.67%; C: Terrence Camp and Pat Haynes, 49.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.70%; B/C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 58.52%; Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 58.15%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 77 vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Bill Rich and Lance Pollock, 59.82%; B/C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.57%; east-west, A: Larry Soong and Kathy Pollock, 67.86%; B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 59.52%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.96%; B: (tie) Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.44%; C: John and Martha Welte, 53.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 64.68%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 53.52%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 66.02%; B: Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 56.79%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 54.96%; C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 52.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Fred Yellen, 63.29%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.96%; Cathy Majewski and Joan Rose, 55.95%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 63.19%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 61.11%; Enid Sweet and Sandi England, 52.08%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 64.58%; (tie) Ken Meier and Dorothy May, Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 50.69%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Mark Pascale and Jim Madan, 65.48%; Anne Clancy and Edie Moran, 56.55%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.95%; Shirley Murdoch and Pat Lanighan, 49.4%.
Unit 116 Pro-Am Game Sunday – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 61.69%; B/C: Howard and Laurie Foster, 57.72%; east-west, A/B: John and Martha Welte, 58.39%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.70%; C: Gail Pitterman and Tova Reinhorn, 49.26%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening –David Mathis and Shirley Thompson, 71.95%; Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 56.25%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%; Joe Day and Lorie Repicci, 53%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (Feb. 12) Howell. Elaine Wegrzyn and Jan Roalsvig, 66%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 59%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (Feb. 19) Howell. Jane and Paul Garvey, Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 62%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 60.7%; Pat and Mike Weber, 53.8%; east-west, Phyllis and Al Vogt, 62.5%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 57.5%.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 14

  
The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Valentine’s Day at its game at noon today, this Saturday, Feb. 14, following the lesson at 10:45 a.m. and has games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 16, with a chicken barbecue.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Mardi Gras party and game with extra points at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.
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Western New York Unit 116 hosts a Pro-Am game, which gives less experienced players a chance to be paired with more experienced players, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Airport Bridge Club. For info and partnes, call Liz Clark at 652-0256 or Howard Foster at 633-2617.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
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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, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points in November. 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 Feb. 2 to Feb. 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One Winner. A: Barbara Libby and Ken Meier, 61.49%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 60.31%; B: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 54.60%; Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, 53.36%; C: Ruth Wurster and Nancy Kessler, 51.23%; Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 49.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Mike Ryan, 72.92%; David Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 60.42%; B: (tie) Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, Paula Salamone and Dale Anderson, 50%; C: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 43.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Unit Championship. One Winner. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 59.89%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.33%; C: Jan Hasselback and Judy Kaprove, 55.13%; David Donaldson and Bob Kaprove, 53.85%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 59.73%; B: Larry Abate and Chuck Schorr, 55.15%; C: Bill Boardman and Pawan Matta, 54.86%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62.96%; Bob Kaprove and partner, 59.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Susan Levy and Nicholas Leibovic, 58.04%; James McClure and Paula Rosen, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C: Terrence Camp and Carol Roth, 61.01%; Pat Kilbury and Marcia Wright, 57.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.69%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.41%; Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 55.13%; Ginny Panaro and Mary Davey-Carr, 54.49%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 54.49%; Cathy Majewski and Bob Padgug, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 59.82%; C: Terrence Camp and Patricia Haynes, 53.27%; east-west, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 67.26%; B/C: Peggy Mergenhagen and Helen Reilly, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Peter Patterson and Cathy Majewski, 58.80%; Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 55.56%; Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.40%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gabe Tannenbaum, 45.83%; east-west, A: Regina Pollack and Chris Urbanek, 61.20%; B: Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 59.90%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 51.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 60.71%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.42%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 60.12%; C: Barbara Landree and Gary Schmitt, 51.55%; east-west, A/B: John Marvin and Bob Olin, 62.17%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.58%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 55.82%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 53.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.33%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 57.81%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.02%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Bob and Joan Ciszak, Jim Downing and David Floyd, 57.64%; John Fiegle and Rob Hessel, 54.17%; Darcy Young and Mike Apa, 52.78%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – (Jan. 28) Jan O'Mara and Bill Rich, 59.7%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 59.0%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – (Feb. 4) Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 57.1%; Gabe Taunnenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 54.2%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 70%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 61%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 62.5%; Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 53.8%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.6%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 55.0%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan Roalsvig and Bill Westley, 64%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.5%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 56.3%.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 7



The 61st Niagara District Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont.
       Knock-outs begin at 9 a.m. today, Saturday. Pairs games play at 1 and 7 p.m. today. The tournament concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For further info, click this link.
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Unit games with extra points will be played Monday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Club Meridian and at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club. More unit games will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Mardi Gras party and game with extra points at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.
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The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Valentine’s Day at its game at noon next Saturday, Feb. 14, following the lesson at 10:45 a.m. and has games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 16, with a chicken barbecue.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Pro-Am game, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, Airport Bridge Club.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
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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, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
* * *
A Silver Life Master since Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points in November. 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. 26 to Feb. 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Barbara Sadkin and Judy Kaprove, 55.95%; B: David Donaldson and Dorothy May, 52.38%; C: Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Ross Markello, 57.74%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 56.85%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 66.07%; B/C: Dorothy Soong and Ruth Wurster, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 58%; Ruth Kozower and Jerry Geiger, 57%; B/C: Dorothy May and Paula Salamone, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 66.20%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.33%; C: Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 51.05%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Barbara Libby, 68%; B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 59%; Bill Boardman and Dorothy May, 57%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 65.74%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Paula Kotowski, 60.65%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.70%; Mohan Prabhu and Dale Schlyer, 53.24%; C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 49.07%; Sushil Amlani and Bill Boardman, 39.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. (3-way tie) John and Martha Welte; Cleveland Fleming and Alan Greer, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 66.96%; B: (tie) Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 51.79%; east-west, A/B: Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 61.90%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 57.74%; (tie) Usha Khurana and Martha Quinn, Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 57.14%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 54.46%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 47.32%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.61%; B/C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 58.93%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Swiss Pairs. Judy Padgug and Eugene Harvey, 71.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Usha Khurana, 61.27%; B: Ted Kahn and Rajat Basu, 57.33%; Joyce Greenspan and Ginny Panaro, 54.95%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 54.76%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 53.30%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 64.51%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 58.13%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Jeffrey Oshlag, 52.72%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 64.58%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 59.52%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 54.46%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 59.52%; Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 55.95%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – International Fund Game. Howell. A: David Hemmer  and Saleh Fetouh, 71.25%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 69.58%;  C: John and Martha Welte, 61.67%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 67.71%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 58.33%; Enid Sweet and Lance Crawford, 53.13%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Bud Seidenberg and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; Dick Czarnecki and Bob Andersen, 52.98%; John Lewis and Bernie Czarnecki, 45.83%; east-west, Chris Urbanek and Fred Yellen, 58.04%; Jim Tao and Dian Petrov, 57.14%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 47.32%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl and Vivian Harris, 57.17%; Garnet Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 67%; Bill and Jo Rich, 55%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 67%; Joe Day and Lori Repicci, 54%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan. Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 70%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 64.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52.3%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 75.6%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Margaret Rivard, 65.6%.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 31


An ACBL-wide International Fund game with hand records will be played at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. A lesson at 10:45 a.m. precedes the game at the Airport Club.
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The Airport Bridge Club resumes its Sunday pairs game from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, and has a unit championship game at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.  
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The 61st Niagara District Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 6, to Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont. For info, click this link.
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Congratulations to Bud Seidenberg, who won the most master points at last weekend’s Buffalo Winter Sectional Tourament with 32.32. Runners-up were Jay Costello with 25.82 and Saleh Fetouh with 20.41.
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       There’s a special offer for players who haven’t tried the Airport Bridge Club. Try the club five times before winter ends and fees will be refunded for the first four games. For info, call 603-6943.
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       Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222 or click this link.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Pro-Am game, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, Airport Bridge Club.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
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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, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points in November. 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. 19 to Jan. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 67.93%; Mike Ryan and Liz Clark, 59.41%; B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 56.35%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 51.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 56%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55%; Dorothy May and Ross Markello, 52%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 68.75%; Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 67.92%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Florence Boyd, 56.67%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: Ruth Wurster and Joyce Greenspan, 54.59%; Bill Boardman and Ross Markello, 48.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 58.93%; David Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 54.76; B: Pawan Matta and Paula Salamone, 53.57%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Junior Fund. North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 56.42%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.50%; C: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 51.42%; east-west, A/B/C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 59%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 64.15%;   Joe Miranda and Chip Kean, 61.05%; east-west, A/B:  Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.57%;  Martha Quinn and Tish Schiffman, 56.55%; Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 48.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.74%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 54.76%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.38%; C: Sue  Neubecker and Betty Metz, 46.13%; east-west, A: Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 60.12%; B/C: Jim Madan and Ed Drozen, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. Joan Rose and Bill Rushmore, 68 victory points.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 62.20%; B: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.06%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.68%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 70.54%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.52%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 51.79%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.50%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.64%; John and Martha Welte, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Sandi England, 63.1%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 56.25%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 61.26%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.54%; Dick  Czarnecki and Betty Metz, 46.68%; east-west, Bob Padgug and Dian Petrov, 59.26%; Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 58.53%; Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 54.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vincent Taeger, 53.91%; Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 50.92%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 61.10%; Lance Pollock and Sandy Marcussen  57.67%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Paul Capen and Mark Pascale, 59.61%; Dale Schlyer and Mohan Prabhu, 57.33%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.11%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 52.74%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 66.08%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 64.50%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bill Rich, 59.54%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 67.81%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.44%; B/C: Gary Gottermeier and Graham Holroyd, 62.33%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Jerome Weiss and Roger Woodin, 64.23%; B: James Carroll and Jonathan Forde, 59.79%; C: David Donaldson and Sushil Amlani, 57.49%.   
      Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Martin Hunter and Dan Gerstman, 71.13%; B/C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 61.41%.   
      Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 193; B: Davis Heussler, Judy Graf, Mike Ryan and David Colligan, 123; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, Jan and Carl Hasselback, 102.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 76.67%; Pamela Murphy and Diana Brown, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 54%; Dave Stroud and Jim Tao, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 63.2%; Mary Blanchard and Libbie Neuner, 56.9%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 68.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 60%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 57%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 58.8%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 58.4%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 62.1%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 60.5%.