Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 23, 2021

 


This would have been the weekend of the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament, but it got snuffed by the pandemic. On its website, Western New York Unit 116 says the Spring Sectional, scheduled for April 16 to 18, is still scheduled. However, on the ACBL website, all tournaments previously listed for March and April have been erased from the calendar.

• • •

Silver points still will be awarded this weekend on Bridge Base Online, where Silver Linings Week continues today, Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24. Players can win silver in their regular online games at their Virtual Clubs.

• • •

Bridge Base Online has teamed with the ACBL to offer a variety of games with ACBL master points, some of which benefit local clubs. Among the clubs taking part in Virtual Club play locally are the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Delaware Wednesday and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

The Airport Bridge Club is linked with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers games at least three days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has scheduled games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, the same days they played face to face.

The Bridge Center has added an open game to its Tuesday afternoon game for players with fewer than 999 master points on Bridge Base Online. The 999er session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive large point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections.

For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club, which is invitational, plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

Frank Stewart, whose Daily Bridge Club column stopped appearing in The Buffalo News last fall, believes that reader sentiment can bring it back.

Feedback can be emailed to Mike Connelly at mconnelly@buffnews.com and Margaret Kenny at mkenny@buffnews.com.

Meanwhile, you can read Stewart’s columns at bridgefeed.acbl.org. Or find a whole Frank Stewart archive at Baron Barclay here.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Was Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14, then rescheduled for Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, to Sunday, April 4. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Unit 112 (Rochester) 199er Tournament – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18. 

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, to Monday, May 31. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.  Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24.  Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and finished 2020 with a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 17

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Sarmishtha and Shyam Kumar, 59.72%; Amy Habib and partner, 59.03%; Karen Dearing and Michael Metzger, 54.86%; Isabelle Banas and Donna Saia, 51.39%; east-west, Joann and Gary Keenan, 58.68%; (tie) Peggy and Jeff Feather, Janet and David Desmon, 57.64%; Sterling Zeran and partner, 57.29%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999ers. North-south, Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 62.12%; Susan Cardamone and Linda Milch, 60.35%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 58.84%; Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 58.59%; Rose Bochiechio and Judith Bailey, 56.31%; east-west, Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 58.84%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Carol Roth, 56.57%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.54%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.03%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon Open game. Sam Pal and Rajat Basu, 56.48%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 54.63%; Martha and John Welte, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 63.84%; Wendy Zinman-Smith and partner, 59.97%; Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 59.88%; David Schott and Larry Himelein, 56.91%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.26%; east-west, Martha Cain and Linda Henschel, 61.41%; Gary Keenan and Jim Hassett, 58.97%; Martha Townson and John Marvin, 56.25%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 56.25%; Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, 56.04%; Miriam Regnet and Jim Lanzo, 53.96%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 57.22%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.67%; Nancy Deneen and Martha Townson, 55%; John Scott and Jim Lanzo, 54.44%; Gay Simpson and Tova Reinhorn, 51.67%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Robin Coffin and Candace Graser, 59.72%; (tie) Linda Henschel and Elizabeth Schreier, Susan Burns and Carol Sedita, 52.78%.

Garret Club Invitational Friday morning – Janie’s Game. Maureen Saab and Amy Habib, 64.81%; Susan Burns and partner, 63.89%; Candace Graser and Martha Cain, 55.56%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Nancy Deneen and Cherry Searle, 71.11%; Donna Starnes and Sheila Hess, 56.11%; Fran Schmidt and partner, 53.89%; (tie) Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, Phyllis Wilkinson and Peggy Stock, 52.22%.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 16, 2021

 


Covid cancellations continue in the new year. The ACBL has just pulled the plug on the Spring North American Bridge Championships March 11 to 21 in St. Louis.

• • •

In the meantime, the ACBL is sponsoring another Silver Linings Week from Monday, Jan. 18, to Sunday, Jan. 24, on Bridge Base Online. Players can win silver master points in their regular games at their Virtual Clubs.

• • •

Bridge Base Online has teamed with the ACBL to offer a variety of games with ACBL master points, some of which benefit local clubs. Among the clubs taking part in Virtual Club play locally are the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Delaware Wednesday and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

The Airport Bridge Club is linked with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers games at least three days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has scheduled games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, the same days they played face to face.

The Bridge Center has added an open game to its Tuesday afternoon game for players with fewer than 999 master points on Bridge Base Online. The 999er session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive large point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections.

For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club, which is invitational, plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

Frank Stewart, whose Daily Bridge Club column stopped appearing in The Buffalo News last fall, believes that reader sentiment can bring it back. In an email to this column last month, he wrote:

“I will be most grateful to readers who go to bat for bridge and for me and contact the paper to ask that my column be reinstated. I rarely lose a paper; bridge players are notably loyal to their local column, and there have been several instances where a paper proposed to drop my column and had to back off after a deluge of complaints. But a paper will act only in response to reader feedback.”

Feedback can be emailed to Mike Connelly at mconnelly@buffnews.com and Margaret Kenny at mkenny@buffnews.com.

Meanwhile, you can read Stewart’s columns at bridgefeed.acbl.org. Or find a whole Frank Stewart archive at Baron Barclay here.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. 

RESCHEDULED: St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Was Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14.  Rescheduled for Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, to Sunday, April 4. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Unit 112 (Rochester) 199er Tournament – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. 

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18. 

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, to Monday, May 31. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.  Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24.  Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and finished 2020 with a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 10

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Janet and David Desmon, 58.73%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 56.75%; Sarmishtha and Shyam Kumar, 55.95%; east-west, Linda Henschel and Martha Cain, 57.14%; Isabelle Banas and Donna Saia, 56.35%; Peggy and Jeff Feather, 54.76%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999ers. North-south, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 62.31%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 56.75%; Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 56.40%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 56.02%; Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 54.97%; east-west, Dorothy and Larry Soong, 62.27%; Terry Camp and Bill Noltee, 61.66%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.27%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 54.04%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 52.97%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon Open game. Martha and John Welte, 60.19%; Sam Pal and Rajat Basu, 53.70%; Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.50%; Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, 61.83%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 61%; Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 57.17%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jim Lanzo, 54.67%; David Schott and Larry Himelein, 54.50%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 53.67%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60.83%; Vic Bergsten and John Marvin, 59%; Usha Khurana and Violet Makhija, 56.33%; (tie) Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.67%; Cynthia Tashjian and Candace Graser, 52.67%; Pam Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 49.67%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Victory Point Game. (Tie) Barbara Booi and Jane Larcom, Pat and Dick Rasmus, Joan and Bob Ciszak, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (Tie). Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 66.06%; Gay Simpson and Tova Reinhorn, 60.88%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.40%; Madhav Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 52.18%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Betsy Heuer and Susan Burns, 62.04%; Jane Mitchell and Pam Righter, 60.19%; Elizabeth Hemenway and Linda Henschel, 58.33%; Candace Graser and Judy Reich, 54.63%.

Garret Club Invitational Friday morning – Janie’s Game. Susan Burns and partner, 59.03%; Carole Sedita and partner, 52.08%; Catherine Beltz and Elizabeth Schreier, 51.39%; (tie) Elizabeth Hemenway and Linda Henschel, Amber Dixon and partner, 50.69%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Lenore Belzer and Mary Bell, 59.44%; Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, 53.33%; Martha Townson and Jane Mitchell, 52.22%; Donna Starnes and Sheila Hess, 51.67%; Bonnie Botsford and Helen Scott, 51.11%

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Overall Play

Final 2020 Totals

0-5 Points – Linda Henschel, 60.73; Martha Cain, 50.10; Nancy Deneen, 42.96; Elaine Idzik, 37.39; Amy Habib, 32.47; Betsy Greno, 27.29; Jim Greno, 26.57; Anne Allen, 24.91.

5-20 Points – Martha Townson, 124.04; Jane Constantine, 25.44; Susan Burns, 20.06; Fran Schmidt, 15.78; David Desmon, 14.50; Peggy Stock, 10.42; Tyler Mu, 9.63.

20-50 Points – David Schott, 45.47; Maria Amlani, 35.95; Mary Joyce, 32.71; Stephane Ronget, 32.52; Cherry Searle, 18.85; Carole Sedita, 18.70.

50-100 Points – Larry Himelein, 123.41; Joanne Nover, 61.96; Pam Righter, 30.44; Barbara Hill, 20.07; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 20.47.

100-200 Points – Vic Bergsten, 159.90; Bonnie Clement, 101.98; Terry Hamovitch, 91.58; Bram Hamovitch, 89.18; James O’Hara, 61.80; Audrey Ray, 60.71.

200-300 Points – Jim Lanzo, 186.68; Jasbeer Makhija, 53.26; Patty Porter, 52.52; Margaret Zhou, 48.28; Ruth Nawotniak, 28.15; Agi Maisel, 20.70.

300-500 Points – Amita Arora, 114.08; Joyce Frayer, 107.70; Larry Abate, 84.61; Violet Makhija, 56.69; Sushil Amlani, 47.31.

500-1000 Points – (Tie) Jim Easton, Marilyn Wortzman, 123.56; Bob Sommerstein, 121.56; Mary Ball, 104.70; John Bava, 99.18; Ed Morgan, 67.67; Bill Rich, 60.15; Rajat Basu, 53.20.

1000-1500 Points – Sandi England, 140.65; Gay Simpson, 124.39; David Colligan, 78.15; Terry Fraas, 35.93; Joyce Greenspan, 33.26; Joanne LaFay, 27.49; Howard Foster, 27.01; Kamil Bishara, 25.83; Miriam Regnet, 24.86.

1500-2500 Points – (Tie) Martha Welte, John Welte, 632.59; Davis Heussler, 179.31; Linda Burroughsford, 138.98; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 72.95; Pinky Regan, 62.79; Walt Olszewski, 46.64. 

2500-3500 Points – Ken Meier, 184.08; Allen Beroza, 175.30; Dale Anderson, 86.07; Fred Yellen, 66.48; John Sinclair, 58.89; Mike Silverman, 55.77.

3500-5000 Points – Barbara Libby, 137.93; Sharon Benz, 121.45; Judy Padgug, 77.88; Mike Ryan, 61.01; Kathy Pollock, 58.97; John Ziemer, 57.90; Christy Kellogg, 55.98.

5000-7500 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 218.33; Alan Greer, 100.85; Judi Marshall, 81.36; Bert Hargeshimer, 55.60; Jay Costello, 39.27.

Over 7500 Points – Bud Seidenberg, 162.14; Chris Urbanek, 119.29; Jay Levy, 50.52.

Email danderson@buffnews.com

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 9, 2021

 


The next eight-week series of free online Junior Lessons sponsored by Unit 116 Youth Program begins Sunday, Jan. 10. Middle and high school students who want to learn how to play should contact Kathy Pollock at bridgekat@gmail.com.

• • •

Frank Stewart, whose Daily Bridge Club column stopped appearing in The Buffalo News last fall, believes that reader sentiment can bring it back. In an email to this column last month, he wrote:

“I will be most grateful to readers who go to bat for bridge and for me and contact the paper to ask that my column be reinstated. I rarely lose a paper; bridge players are notably loyal to their local column, and there have been several instances where a paper proposed to drop my column and had to back off after a deluge of complaints. But a paper will act only in response to reader feedback.”

Feedback can be emailed to Mike Connelly at mconnelly@buffnews.com and Margaret Kenny at mkenny@buffnews.com.

Meanwhile, you can read Stewart’s columns at bridgefeed.acbl.org. Or find a whole Frank Stewart archive at Baron Barclay here.

• • •

Bridge Base Online has teamed with the ACBL to offer games with ACBL master points, some of which benefit local clubs. Among the clubs taking part in Virtual Club play locally are the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Delaware Wednesday and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

The Airport Bridge Club is linked with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers games at least three days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has scheduled games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, the same days they played face to face.

The Bridge Center has added an open game to its Tuesday afternoon game for players with fewer than 999 master points on Bridge Base Online. The 999er session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive large point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections.

For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club, which is invitational, plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 9, to Sunday, Jan. 10. 

CANCELED: Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. 

RESCHEDULED: St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Was Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14.  Rescheduled for Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, to Sunday, April 4. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Unit 112 (Rochester) 199er Tournament – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. 

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18. 

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, to Monday, May 31. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24.  Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and finished 2020 with a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. Wendy Wiltse and Jill Thach, 67.78%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 65.56%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 57.78%; Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 53.33%; Patricia Pasculle and Michel Dupuis, 52.22%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999ers. North-south, Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 57.12%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 56.56%; Jennifer Epstein and Terry Camp, 54.39%; Susan Cardamone and Linda Milch, 52.78%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 52.53%; east-west, Xiaoxin Susa Xu and Amita Arora, 67.58%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.52%; Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 56.21%; Judy Duberstein and Susan Levy, 55.05%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 51.97%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 50.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon Open game. Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 63.89%; Sam Pal and Rajat Basu, 60.19%; Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Rajat Basu and John Bava, 66.36%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 63.75%; Martha Cain and Linda Henschel, 62.72%; Rose Bochiechio and Meena Rustgi, 56.96%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.86%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 53.70%; east-west, Dorothy and Larry Soong, 61.48%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 59.34%; Seema Bhagwat and Beena Deshmukh, 58.98%; Mariam Regnet and Jim Lanzo, 55.07%; Joann and Gary Keenan, 54.44%; Judy Zeckhauser and Bonnie Clement, 51.74%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – New Year’s Eve Party Game. North-south, Martha and John Welte, 65.28%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 55.75%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.02; Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 50.20%; east-west, Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 60.96%; Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, 60.22%; Gay Simpson and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.92%; Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.84%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – New Year’s 999er Game. North-south, Jane Mitchell and Martha Townson, 66.73%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 65.34%; Pat Haynes and Judy Zeckhauser, 53.57%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.43%; Jim Lanzo and Bill Rich, 55.09%; Paula Rosen and Linda Milch, 53.97%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – New Year’s Open Game. Judy Padgug and Kamil Bishara, 66.67%; Carol Bedell and Terry Fraas, 63.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday morning – Unit 116 Youth Game. Tiger Li and Darwin Skalski, 76.39%; Nicholas Buzzard and Julian King, 55.56%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Victory Point Game. (Tie) Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, Linda and Paul Zittel, Pat and Dick Rasmus, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (Tie) Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 63.89%; Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 61.11%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Candace Graser and Amy Habib, 65.74%; Elizabeth Schreier and Pam Righter, 57.41%; Elizabeth Hemenway and partner, 56.48%; (tie) Judy Reich and Jane Mitchell, Maureen Saab and Martha Cain, 51.85%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club Play

Final 2020 Totals

0-5 Points – Linda Henschel, 55.78; Martha Cain, 45.15; Nancy Deneen, 42.31; Elaine Idzik, 34.40; Amy Habib, 32.47; Anne Allen, 24.91.

5-20 Points – Martha Townson, 112.93; Jane Constantine, 25.44; Susan Burns, 20.05; Fran Schmidt, 15.78; David Desmon, 14.50; Peggy Stock, 10.42; Tyler Mu, 9.63.

20-50 Points – David Schott, 44.40; Maria Amlani, 35.95; Mary Joyce, 26.68; Stephane Ronget, 24.76; Cherry Searle, 18.85; Carole Sedita, 18.70.

50-100 Points – Larry Himelein, 119.94; Joanne Nover, 52.45; Pam Righter, 24.41; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 20.47; Barbara Hill, 20.07; Bill Noltee, 15.01; Betty DeFeo, 14.73.

100-200 Points – Vic Bergsten, 142.35; Bonnie Clement, 87.06; Terry Hamovitch, 86.10; Bram Hamovitch, 83.80; Audrey Ray, 56.32; James O’Hara, 36.52; Carol Roth, 34.89; Hannah Weinberg, 33.10.

200-300 Points – Jim Lanzo, 150.86; Jasbeer Makhija, 53.26; Patty Porter, 52.52; Margaret Zhou, 41.10; Ruth Nawotniak, 28.15; Agi Maisel, 20.70; Maryann Szafran, 19.31.

300-500 Points – Joyce Frayer, 97.58; Amita Arora, 76.77; Larry Abate, 61.48; Violet Makhija, 56.69; Sushil Amlani, 42.11; Jim McClure, 27.39; Richard McGowan, 24.05; Paula Rosen, 23.65.

500-1000 Points – Mary Ball, 98.40; Bob Sommerstein, 89.76; (tie) Jim Easton, Marilyn Wortzman, 93.72; John Bava, 86.66; Bill Rich, 60.15; Ed Morgan, 57.46; Rajat Basu, 44.98; Ed Harman, 42.01.

1000-1500 Points – Sandi England, 130.86; Gay Simpson, 113.37; Terry Fraas, 34.63; Joyce Greenspan, 33.26; Joanne LaFay, 27.49; Miriam Regnet, 24.86; John Marvin, 22.75; Cathy Majewski, 20.77; Tova Reinhorn, 20.52; Kamil Bishara, 20.15.

1500-2500 Points – (Tie) Martha Welte, John Welte, 555.60; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 72.31; Davis Heussler, 68.64; Pinky Regan, 62.79; Linda Burroughsford, 54.63; Walt Olszewski, 44.06. 

2500-3500 Points – Ken Meier, 163.36; Allen Beroza, 163.27; Dale Anderson, 81.52; Fred Yellen, 51.08; Mike Silverman, 50.61.

3500-5000 Points – Barbara Libby, 136.77; Sharon Benz, 114.22; Judy Padgug, 65.18; Mike Ryan, 50.35; Kathy Pollock, 43.76; John Ziemer, 43.41; Christy Kellogg, 38.91.

5000-7500 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 128.22; Alan Greer, 100.85; Judi Marshall, 79.93; Bert Hargeshimer, 37.89; Jay Costello, 21.79.

Over 7500 Points – Bud Seidenberg, 140 even; Chris Urbanek, 82.03; Jay Levy, 39.52.

Email danderson@buffnews.com

 

 


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 2, 2021

 

The next eight-week series of free online Junior Lessons sponsored by Unit 116 Youth Program will begin Sunday, Jan. 10. Middle and high school students who would like to learn how to play should contact Kathy Pollock at bridgekat@gmail.com.

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Frank Stewart’s Daily Bridge Club column stopped appearing in The Buffalo News last fall when pages were eliminated to cut costs. Stewart himself believes that reader sentiment can bring it back. In an email to this column last month, he wrote:

“I will be most grateful to readers who go to bat for bridge and for me and contact the paper to ask that my column be reinstated. I rarely lose a paper; bridge players are notably loyal to their local column, and there have been several instances where a paper proposed to drop my column and had to back off after a deluge of complaints. But a paper will act only in response to reader feedback.”

Stewart noted that he has emailed Mike Connelly at mconnelly@buffnews.com and Margaret Kenny at mkenny@buffnews.com.

Stewart, meanwhile, is still writing instructive columns featuring Cy the Cynic, Unlucky Louie, Minnie Bottoms and all the other denizens of the penny game at his club. You can read them at bridgefeed.acbl.org. Or better yet, follow Judie Bailey’s suggestion and find a whole Frank Stewart archive at Baron Barclay here.

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Bridge Base Online has teamed with the ACBL to offer games with ACBL master points, some of which benefit local clubs. Among the clubs taking part in Virtual Club play locally are the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Delaware Wednesday and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

The Airport Bridge Club is linked with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers games at least three days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has scheduled games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, the same days they played face to face.

The Bridge Center has added an open game to its Tuesday afternoon game for players with fewer than 999 master points on Bridge Base Online. The 999er session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive large point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections.

For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club, which is invitational, plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

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The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

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Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 10. 

CANCELED: Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. 

RESCHEDULED: St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Was Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14.  Rescheduled for Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, to Sunday, April 4. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Unit 112 (Rochester) 199er Tournament – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. 

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, to Sunday, April 18. 

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, to Monday, May 31. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

NO LONGER on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24.  Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

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Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

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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Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and his career total is approaching 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Dec. 21 to Dec. 27

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Shyam and Sarmishtha Kumar, 58.33%; David Schott and partner, 56.60%; Carole Licata and Stephane Ronget, 53.47%; Amy Habib and Jane Constantine, 51.39%; east-west, Martha Cain and Linda Henschel, 67.01%; Janet and David Desmon, 62.15%; Barb and Jim Aston, 57.29%; Joann and Gary Keenan, 56.25%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999ers. North-south, Susan Cardamone and Linda Milch, 69.44%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 67.32%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.51%; Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 58.91%; east-west, (tie) Rose Ann Grimaldi and Betty DeFeo, Paula Rosen and Maryann Sazafran, 60.28%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.56%; Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 54.39%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon Open game. Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 61.11%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; Judy Padgug and Rajarshi Roy, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 63.39%; Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, 60%; Jennifer Epstein and Terry Camp, 58.75%; Fran Kurtz and Carol Bedell, 57.14%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jim Lanzo, 54.46%; east-west, John Bava and Rajat Basu, 66.43%; (tie) Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 58.75%; David Schott and Larry Himelein, 56.79%; Susan Levy and Doreen Skok, 53.37%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Christmas 999er game. North-south, Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 60.76%; Paula Rosen and Linda Milch, 55.56%; Joanne Nover and Bonnie Clement, 54.51%; Richard McGowan and Ruth Nawotniak, 53.47%; east-west, Larry Himelein and David Schott, 67.01%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.25%; Martha Townson and Amita Arora, 53.12%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.08%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Shyam and Sarmishtha Kumar, 68.52%; (tie) Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 62.92%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Robin Coffin and Jane Constantine, 60.19%; Linda Henschel and Jane Mitchell, 56.48%; Judy Reich and Martha Cain, 55.56%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday evening – Martha Townson and partner, 63.89%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 52.78%; Gay Simpson and partner, 51.39%.