Thursday, February 4, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 6


The Airport Bridge Club is offering what it calls a “big game guarantee.” If a game fails to attract at least four full tables of players, the entry fee is only $2.50. The club also offers a discounted $2.50 fee for 299er pairs on Tuesday and 749er pairs on Thursday for those who want to “play up” in the 11 a.m. open games. For more info, call 603-6943.   
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An ACBL International Fund game will be played at noon today, Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. The Airport Club reports that it has the minimum required five tables pre-registered. More are welcome.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Tournament calendar
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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.
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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 ordahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson finished 2015 with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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. 25 to Jan. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 67%; B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 59%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 57.98%; B/C: Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 53.02%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Bill Boardman, 55.21%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 54.42%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Wurster, 52.43%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 63%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 57.17%; Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 56.58%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 56%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 48.92%; east-west, Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 56.33%; B: Mike Silverman and Helen Panza, 54.92%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 51.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60%; Vince Pesce and Chuck Schorr, 57%; Martin Pieterse and Joe Rooney, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. Cleveland Fleming and Dale Anderson, 70.50%; Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 64.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, (tie) Carolyn and Burt Freiman, John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 66.67%; east-west, Marcia Frankel and William Noltee, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. (Tie) Jim Gullo and Linda Burroughsford, John and Martha Welte, 60 vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 56.85%; B/C: William Noltee and Lynn Witmer, 55.06%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 58.33%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.11%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 55.42%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 55.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 59.90%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 64.38%; Jim McClure and Joyce Greenspan, 62.50%; C: Jewel Marshall and Denise Slattery, 52.92%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 60.68%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60; B/C: Rao Perala and Lynn Witmer, 57.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60.42%; Ten-Pao Lee and Joyce Kindt, 60.42%; Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 59.17%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.67%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 55.36%; Teresa Fraas and Anne Watkins, 54.76%; Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 58.63%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 57.14%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Penny and Peter Shui, 63.33%; Saleh Fetouh and Jill Wooldridge, 60.74%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 56.30%; Jim Gullo and Tova Reinhorn, 54.81%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Maureen Cancilla and Philip Kintner, 64%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Linda Burroughsford and Judy Padgug, 59.50%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 56%; Ken Meier and Gay Simpson, 55.67%; John Lewis and Dick Czarnecki, 54.58%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Jeff Bender and Bob Lederhouse, 62.5%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 60.4%; Nancy Acara and Henry Chudy, 56.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 58.73%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.69%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.17%; Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 56.91%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Sushil Amlani and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 63.89%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58.85%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.63%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 54.17%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual game. (Tie) Neola McGuire and David Mathis, 66.67%; Pamela Murphy, 58.33%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Janet Frisch, 58%; Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 55%; Lala Maheshwar and Kokila G. Chheda, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Roecker and Dave Stroud, 63%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58%; Cindy Darone and Carl Gebauer, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 62.5%; Harris Goldstein and Jerry Strange, 55%; east-west,  Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.2%; Priscilla Bretscher and Ruth Axelrod, 53.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Dona Tepas and Jan Roalsvig, 57%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 65%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 53.9%.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 30

The Airport Bridge Club has a weekly session of guided bidding and play at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and next week starts a new 10-week series of lessons for beginners at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 603-6943. The club also offers extra points at its pairs game at 11 a.m. this Saturday. 
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An ACBL International Fund game will be played next Saturday at noon at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. 
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has an extra-point game this Saturday and offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. game Friday. 
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, topmost master point winner at the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Jan. 22 to 24 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst. He earned 27.01 points. 
Other local point leaders included David Hemmer, 24.44; Bud Seidenberg, 15.87; Jay Costello, 15.32; Chris Urbanek, 14.84; Fred Yellen, 14.37; Donna Steffen, 13.74; John and Martha Welte, both 11.63; Judy Padgug, 11.42; and Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, both 11.35.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Tournament calendar
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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.
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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 ordahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson finished 2015 with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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. 18 to Jan. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 61.11%; B: Dale Anderson and Tom Koralewski, 59.17%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 58.52%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.94%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Nadine Stein, 55.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 63.33%; B: Florence Boyd and Jan Hasselback, 55%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 55.83%; B/C: Ross Markello and Art Schumacher, 54.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Rita Sofia and Janet Frisch, 58%; Tish Schiffman and Paula Kotowski, 54%; Carl and Jan Hasselback, 52%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 59.33%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.08%; east-west, A: Nels Larson and Ed Drozen, 63.83%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60%; B/C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 49.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 67.26%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.92%; Eugene Harvey and Judy Padgug, 58.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C James and Karen Stephenson, 58.93%; Terry Camp and Jeffrey Oshlag, 55.65%; Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C Margaret Zhou and Sol Messinger, 59.23%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 58.33%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 58.04%; C: Gary Schmitt and Carol Bedell, 48.81%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 66.67%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 60.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 58.25%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 53.36%; C: Jewel Marshall and Denise Slattery, 50.04%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 60.20%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 56.93%; B/C: Loretta Yearke and Cherry Searle, 51.15%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.33%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.74%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 54.44%; C: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 48.89%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 59.38%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.17%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 51.04%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 58.75%; B: Beverly Dale and Nancy Acara, 52.50%; C: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 47.50%; east-west, Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 57.50%; B: Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 53.33%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 52.92%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 64.58%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 60.42%; east-west, Bud Eckert and Ed Harman, 56.67%; Jan O’Mara and John Garrity, 55.83%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Madhav Deshmukh and Mark Pascale, 59.38%; Marilyn White and Paul Capen, 56.25%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.21%; Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 54.17%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Mark Pascale and Bob Lederhouse, 70.83%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker. 58.33%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 57.29%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 55.21%. 
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 71.46%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 68.54%; B/C: William Toler and Ann Kostell, 64.15%; Kusum Phadke and Amita Arora, 60.08%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 64.87%; B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 63.39%; C: Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 58.74%.
        Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 67.89%; B. Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 56.94%; C: Martha and John Welte, 56.27%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 72.31%; B: Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.38%; C: Martha and John Welte, 56.37%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 147 victory points; B/C: Ten-Pao Lee, Linda Burroughsford and Martha and John Welte, 132 vps.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Carl Gebauer and Mariam Morber, 58%; Tony DiTusa and Joe Huber, 50%; east-west, Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, 56%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 60.8%; Dick Munschauer and Jerry Stange, 55.9%; east-west, Charles Banta and Mac Murray, 65%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 49.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Marge McMillen and Bill Rogers, 56%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 54%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57.5%; Edna Henrich and Adrienne Sakavicius, 53.7%. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 23

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today. A Swiss team game on Sunday begins at 10:30 a.m. For more info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra points at all games during the coming week. The club starts a 10-week series of Thursday night lessons for beginners on Feb. 4. For info, call 603-6943.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Tournament calendar
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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.
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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 ordahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
* * *
A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson finished the year with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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. 11 to Jan. 17
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 64.35%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 55.09%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 58.33%; C: Dorothy May and Florence Notto, 56.67%; east-west, A/B: Joyce Greenspan and Liz Clark, 57.50%; C: Tish Schiffman and Bill Boardman, 56.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A/B: Dorothy May and Tom Koralewski, 61.11%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 56.94%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Vince Pesce, 58.73%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 57.54%; C: Paul Ganley and Alex Miller, 51.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Alex Miller and Bill Boardman, 59%; C: Tish Schiffman and Dorothy May, 56.80%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B/C: Carol Lauber and Gayle Cryan, 58.33%; John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Chris Urbanek, 67%; Jim Gullo and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 62%; B: John and Martha Welte, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: James and Karen Stephenson, 63.01%; Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 60.07%; east-west, A/B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.05%; Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 56.26%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 54.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 61.61%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 55.95%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 52.38%; C: Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 47.62%; east-west, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 60.42%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 59.23%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Usha Khurana and Laurie Foster, 61.61%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 57.14%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Jim McClure, 62.20%; B/C: Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Peter and Penny Shui, 61.61%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.33%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Ten Pao Lee, 58.93%; C: John and Martha Welte, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 61.11%; B: Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 59.26%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 56.48%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 48.38%; east-west, A/B/C Larry Soong and Tova Reinhorn, 57.18%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Ginny Panaro and Joyce Kindt, 59.26%; Howard and Joan Rose, 56.02%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Howell. Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 65%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.5%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 56.67%; B: Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, 52.92%; C: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 51.25%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Saleh Fetouh, 62.08%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 48.75%; C: Barbara Landree and Sharon Chang, 47.92%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Jack Cukierman, 58.5%; (tie) Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 48.5%; east-west, (tie) Pam and Lance Pollock, Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 56.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62.50%; (tie) Robert and Joan Ciszak, Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56.25%. 
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 68%; Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 52.65%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Tony DiTusi and Joe Huber, 71%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 59%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 70.1%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 56.3%; east-west, Charlie Banta and Sandy Recoon, 70.8%; Carmen Caruana and Deepa Jain, 53.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 61.9%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.7%; Ann Drapo and Sue Riccio, 57.1%. 

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 16

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament takes place Friday to Jan. 24 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and next Saturday. A Swiss team game on Jan. 24 begins at 10:30 a.m. For more info, call Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828 or Jim Gullo at 348-4132. For still more info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday. The club will offer extra points at all games during the coming week.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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.
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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 ordahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson finished the year with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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. 4 to Jan. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Howell. A/B: John Fiegl and Joanne LaFay, 60.88%; C: Paula Salamone and Art Aronson, 43.51%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 61.86%; B: Dorothy May and Liz Clark, 61.54%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 55.13%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 54.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 68%; Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, 57%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.66%; C: Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 49.46%; east-west, A/B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Pawan Matta and Allen Beroza, 59.88%; B: Tish Schiffman and Dale Anderson, 59.49%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 64.80%; B: Chuck Schorr and Dorothy May, 60.53%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; B: David Hemmer and Bob Padgug, 56.55%; C: Martha and John Welte, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 57.14%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 67.26%; Paul Piciulo and Sean Bennett, 62.20%; Audrey Ray and Marcia Wright, 57.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rita Sofia and Dorothy May, 56.55%; Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 56.25%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Bob Padgug, 62.50%; B/C: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 64.88%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 57.14%; Joe Miranda and Maryann Martin, 57.14%; C: Mary Blanchard and Jeffrey Oshlag, 48.81%; east-west, A/B/C: Carol Roth and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 58.93%; Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 56.55%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south  A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.40%; B: Judie Bailey and Sandra Marcussen, 55.96%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 48.41%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 64.68%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 58.66%; Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 58.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 60.42%; B: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.86%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 56.25%; B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 56.02%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 51.16%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.43%; B: Cathy Majewski and Teresa Fraas, 59.26%; C: Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 54.63%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 65.69%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.72%; David Floyd and James Downing, 55.56%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 48.61%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Linda Burroughsford, 56.25%; B/C: (tie) Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, Ted Kahn and John Lyth, 55.95%; east-west, A/B: Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 59.52%; Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 58.04%; C: Sharon Chang and Joyce Greenspan, 50.89%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Art Morth, 63.1%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 59.6%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 59%; Paul Capen and Joyce Kindt, 54%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Edward Harman and Ted Kahn, 60.81%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 59.38%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 58.85%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 54.31%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 75%; Alice Bragg and Vivian Harris, 52.78%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 56%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; east-west, Lala Maheshwar and Kokila G. Chheda, 62%; Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 53%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 56%; Jeanne Petersen and Margot Costello, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 60.6%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 55%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 63.8%; Charles Banta and Emily Wettlaufer, 53.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Kay Brinkman and Margaret Rivard, 67.7%; Julie Ameroso and Edna Fill, 52.1%; east-west, Sue Riccio and Ann Drapo, 69.2%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 52.5%. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 9

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its 11 a.m. games during the coming week. Supervised play for beginners and newer players will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The club will offer lunch with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 18. 
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a 99er game at noon Monday. A lesson series on competitive bidding begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For info, call 634-4222. 
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 17. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 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.
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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 ordahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson finished the year with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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. 28 to Jan. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 55.75%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.50%; Carolyn Siracuse and Paula Salamone, 52.08%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 55.75%; B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 55.50%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.57%; C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 55.09%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 56.50%; Cleveland Fleming and Bill Boardman, 54.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: (tie) Judie Bailey and Art Matthies, Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 54.52%; C: John and Martha Welte, 52.98%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Usha Khurana and Barbara Libby, 56.40%; Davis Heussler and Jerry Geiger, 54.50%; B: Ken Meier and Sandi England, 52.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 68.74%; B/C: Paula Salamone and Tom Koralewski, 57.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99er Game. North-south, William Noltee and Marcia Frankel, 66.67%; Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 58.33%; east-west, Louise Hayes and Janice Johnson, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. Nancy Wolstoncroft and Sharon Benz, 61 vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Joe Miranda  and Maryann Martin, 58.93%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 57.44%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 54.46%;; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 52.98%; east-west,  A/B: Suzy Weathers and Dordy Donaldson, 64.58%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 59.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 56.55%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 63.69%; Davis Heussler and Brian Meyer, 61.61%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 67.39%; Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 54.17%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 69.44%; James Downing and David Floyd, 54.17%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 52.78%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 51.39%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.46%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; B: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 57.74%; C: Ted Kahn and Rajinder Puri, 46.73%; east-west, A/B: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 57.74%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 51.79%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Carolyn Siracuse and Ed Harman, 53.7%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 53.3%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 52.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Teresa Fraas and Art Aronson, 61.98%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 59.38%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.69%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 53.70%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 56.25%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.17%; (tie) Elve Johnston and  Kathy Fenn, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.47%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50.69%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 65.63%; David Mathis and Edward Harris, 59.06%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 70%; Marion Morber and Alicia Kolopinski, 52%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; (tie) Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, Jill and Bruce Brown, 51%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 65%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, 56%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 54%.