Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 19, 2020

 

Constellation playing cards from Palomar College Planetarium 

Another special week is ahead for players in Virtual ACBL Clubs on Bridge Base Online. Stardust Week, which runs from Monday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 27, will double the usual master point awards and those points will be one-fourth gold and three-fourths black. An extra fee will be added onto the usual cost of club play.

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 three or four days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon. For the most part, the calendar follows the schedule that the clubs maintained when they were able to play games face to face.

For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call director Dian Petrov at 228-2230 or email him at dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club also plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the same time that it had its actual games.

Delaware Wednesday is invitational and to ensure that it is restricted primarily to club members, there’s a master point limit of 1,500 on players who want to join. None of the club members has more than 1,500 points.

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Canceled due to the pandemic is the St. Catharines, Ont., Regional Tournament, originally scheduled to conclude today, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines.

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The Saturday Duplicate Bridge column is on hiatus in the print edition of The Buffalo News until clubs resume regular play, but it’s alive and well online. The syndicated Daily Bridge Club column by Frank Stewart will continue to appear.

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Tournament calendar

2020

CANCELED: St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Today, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20.

CANCELED: Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.

CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.

CANCELED: Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.

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

CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.

2021

No Longer on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

No Longer on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

Rescheduled: St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Was Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Rescheduled for Friday, March 26, 2001, to Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 27, 2021, and Sunday, March 28, 2021.

No Longer on ACBL Tournament Schedule: Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Unit 112 (Rochester) 199er Tournament – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Saturday, April 9, 2021, and Sunday, April 10, 2021.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.

District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, 2021, to Sunday, June 20, 2021.

 Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.

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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 normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.

During this hiatus, it can be found by Googling  “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

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Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,700 master points and is playing online these days. He blogs 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 Sept. 7 to Sept. 13

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. Betsy and Jim Greno, 68.89%; Janet and David Desmon, 60%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 59.44%; Tiger Li and Darwin Skalski, 57,78%; Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 55%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 65.48%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 61.51%; Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 58.33%; east-west, Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.32%; Susan Levy and Bill Noltee, 58.73%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Joann and Gary Keenan, 71.30%; Jennifer Epstein and partner, 59.26%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Dorothy and Larry Soong, 65.60%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 65.38%; Mary Joyce and Pam Righter, 60.26%; Carol Bedell and Terry Fraas, 52.99%; east-west, David Schott and Larry Himelein, 61.54%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.76%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 57.69%; Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, 54.70%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 53.85%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Barbara Hill and Ruth Nawotniak, 56.94%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 52.78%; Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 51.39%. 

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Robin Coffin and Amber Dixon, 55.79%; Mary Joyce and partner, 55.56%; Elizabeth Schreier and Pinky Regan, 55.09%; Betsy Heuer and Susan Burns, 53.01%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 66.67%; Jim Lanzo and Ed Harman, 55.55%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.70%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning –Christine Nieman and Fran Schmidt, 64.03%; Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, 62.92%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 54.86%; Barbara Kaye and Barbara Meenaghan, 53.19%; Nancy Deneen and Cherry Searle, 51.39%.

Other Clubs (face-to-face)

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 64%; Lata Maheshwari and Ellen Lochead, 62%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 51%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Overall Play

Jan. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2020

0-5 Points – Linda Henschel, 40.55; Nancy Deneen, 31/56; Martha Cain, 28.83; Elaine Idzik, 21.22; Amy Habib, 15.98; Anne Allen, 15.63.

5-20 Points – Martha Townson, 57 even; Jane Constantine, 12.96; Tyler Mu, 8.91; Fran Schmidt, 8.42; David Desmon, 8.33.

20-50 Points – Stephane Ronget, 19.08; Maria Amlani, 18.46; David Schott, 18.17; Mary Joyce, 15.86; Cherry Searle, 12.15.

50-100 Points – Larry Himelein, 58.37; Joanne Nover, 31.50; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 14.63; Pam Righter, 14.54; Barbara Hill, 13.05.

100-200 Points – Vic Bergsten, 73.80; Bonnie Clement, 59.38; James O’Hara, 39.68; Terry Hamovitch, 38.76; Bram Hamovitch, 36.46; Audrey Ray, 31.77; Ann Marie Ryan, 24.76.

200-300 Points – Jim Lanzo, 95.09; Margaret Zhou, 32.04; Jasbeer Makhija, 30.11; Patty Porter, 29.36; Ruth Nawotniak, 18.42.

300-500 Points – Amita Arora, 86.10; Larry Abate, 77.46; Joyce Frayer, 64.70; Violet Makhija, 30.67; Sushil Amlani, 25.87; Pawan Matta, 16.62.

500-1000 Points – Bob Sommerstein, 94.87; (tie) Jim Easton, Marilyn Wortzman, 77.83; Mary Ball, 65.91; John Bava, 59.94; Ed Morgan, 45.97; Ten-Pao Lee, 44.61.

1000-1500 Points – Gay Simpson, 79.18; David Colligan, 71.07; Sandi England, 58.14; Joyce Greenspan, 31.91; Terry Fraas, 29.69; Joanne LaFay, 27.49; Howard Foster, 27.01; Ron Henrikson, 22.20.

1500-2500 Points – (Tie) Martha Welte, John Welte, 335.79; Davis Heussler, 145.06; Linda Burroughsford, 113.99; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 72.95; Walt Olszewski, 41.68. 

2500-3500 Points – Allen Beroza, 106.60; David Millward, 79.06; Ken Meier, 77.87; John Sinclair, 58.36; Mike Silverman, 55.20; (tie) Fred Yellen, Dale Anderson, 54.12.

3500-5000 Points – Barbara Libby, 71.89; Sharon Benz, 71.01; Mike Ryan, 61.01; John Ziemer, 57.90; Christy Kellogg, 53.67; Judy Padgug, 49.27.

5000-7500 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 170.81; Alan Greer, 100.85; Bert Hargeshimer, 55.60; Jay Costello, 39.27; Judi Marshall, 35.65.

Over 7500 Points – Bud Seidenberg, 115.07; Chris Urbanek, 85.61; Jay Levy, 47.82.

Email danderson@buffnews.com


Monday, September 7, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 12, 2020

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The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament, scheduled today, Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, at Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst, has been canceled due to the pandemic.
Still pending are other Unit 116 events, including the annual meeting and game Dec. 5 and the Mentoring and Youth Bridge programs.
Also canceled is the St. Catharines, Ont., Regional Tournament, scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines.
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Bridge games have gone online until face-to-face games return.
Open to all players on Bridge Base Online are the Support Your Club games every day at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., which send part of the game fees to a club that players designate. More info can be found at acbl.org/virtual or bridgebase.com.
Local clubs also share in the fees from online games they sponsor as Virtual Clubs on BBO for players who are affiliated with them.
• • •
The Airport Bridge Club has linked up 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 three or four days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon. For the most part, the calendar follows the schedule that the clubs maintained when they were able to play games face to face.
For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call director Dian Petrov at 228-2230 or email him at dpetrov@roadrunner.com.
• • •
The Delaware Wednesday Club plays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Bridge Base Online, the same time that it had its actual games.
Delaware Wednesday is invitational and to ensure that it is restricted primarily to club members, there’s a master point limit of 1,500 on players who want to join. None of the club members has more than 1,500 points.
• • •
The Saturday Duplicate Bridge column is on hiatus in the print edition of The Buffalo News until clubs resume regular play, but it’s alive and well online. The syndicated Daily Bridge Club column by Frank Stewart will continue to appear.
• • •
Tournament calendar
2020
CANCELED: Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Sept. 12, and  Sunday, Sept. 13.
CANCELED: St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
CANCELED: Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
CANCELED: Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
CANCELED: Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
2021
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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 normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
During this hiatus, it can be found by Googling  “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.
• • •
Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,700 master points and is playing online these days. He blogs 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 Aug. 31 to Sept. 6
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 67.03%; Carole Sedita and Jane Constantine, 60.66%; Meena Rustgi and Phyllis Stasiowski, 58.23%; Shyam and Sarmishtha Kumar, 55.69%.  
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 56.35%; (tie) Ginger Maiman and Marcia Wright, Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 55.16%; Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 53.57%; east-west, Larry Himelein and David Schott, 66.67%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 61.11%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.75%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Usha Khurana and Bill Rich, 61.97%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.32%; Isabelle Banas and Donna Saia, 59.19%; Jim Lanzo and Gabe Tannenbaum, 58.33%; east-west, Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, 66.88%; Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 64.32%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 63.03%; Ruth Nawotniak and Bill Noltee, 62.61%; Susan Burns and Amy Habib, 60.04%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 64.81%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.48%; Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 50.93%.    
Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Judy Reich and Jane Mitchell, 65.74%; (tie) Elizabeth Schreier and Susan Burns, Pinky Regan and Michele Witt, 53.70%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Gay Simpson and partner, 59.26%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 58.33%; Sushil Amlani and Jim Lanzo, 55.56%.
Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning –Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 65%; Susan Burns and Sheila Hess, 62.22%; Nancy Deneen and Cherry Searle, 56.57%; Peggy Stock and Phyllis Wilkinson, 56.11%.
Other Clubs (face-to-face)
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 69%; Lata Maheshwari and Ellen Lochead, 61%.
Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club Play
Jan. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2020
0-5 Points – Linda Henschel, 35.60; Nancy Deneen, 30.91; Martha Cain, 23.88; Elaine Idzik, 20.01; Amy Habib, 15.98, Anne Allen, 15.63.
5-20 Points – Martha Townson, 52.11; Jane Constantine, 12.96; Tyler Mu, 8.91; Fran Schmidt, 8.42; David Desmon, 8.33; Fred Schweiger, 7.33.
20-50 Points – Maria Amlani, 18.46; David Schott, 18.17; Stephane Ronget, 14.57; Cherry Searle, 12.25; Mary Joyce, 10.04.
50-100 Points – Larry Himelein, 56.21; Joanne Nover, 26.42; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 14.63; Barbara Hill, 13.05; Betty DeFeo, 9.07; Pam Righter, 8.72.
100-200 Points – Vic Bergsten, 56.83; Bonnie Clement, 51.89; Terry Hamovitch, 35.55; Bram Hamovitch, 33.25; Audrey Ray, 27.38; Ann Marie Ryan, 24.24; James O’Hara, 23.68.
200-300 Points – Jim Lanzo, 77.70; Jasbeer Makhija, 30.11; Patty Porter, 29.36; Margaret Zhou, 26.80; Ruth Nawotniak, 18.42.
300-500 Points – Joyce Frayer, 57.97; Larry Abate, 57.07; Amita Arora, 48.79; Violet Makhija, 30.67; Sushil Amlani, 25.17; Pawan Matta, 16.62.
500-1000 Points – Bob Sommerstein, 67.65; Mary Ball, 61.06; (tie) Jim Easton, Marilyn Wortzman, 57.26; John Bava, 49.56; Ed Morgan, 39.49; Ten-Pao Lee, 35.70.
1000-1500 Points – Gay Simpson, 68.54; Sandi England, 50.32; Joyce Greenspan, 31.91; Terry Fraas, 28.39; Joanne LaFay, 27.49; Howard Foster, 19.26.
1500-2500 Points – (Tie) Martha Welte, John Welte, 272.52; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 72.31; Davis Heussler, 52.86; Linda Burroughsford, 40.15; Walt Olszewski, 39.10; Pinky Regan, 31.16. 
2500-3500 Points – Allen Beroza, 94.57; David Millward, 74.40; Ken Meier, 65.54; Mike Silverman, 50.04; Dale Anderson, 49.57; Fred Yellen, 38.72.
3500-5000 Points – Barbara Libby, 70.73; Sharon Benz, 63.78; Mike Ryan, 50.35; John Ziemer, 43.41; Christy Kellogg, 36.60.
5000-7500 Points – Alan Greer, 100.85; Saleh Fetouh, 80.95; Bert Hargeshimer, 37.89; Judi Marshall, 34.22; Jay Costello, 21.79.
Over 7500 Points – Bud Seidenberg, 92.93; Chris Urbanek, 48.35; Jay Levy, 36.82.


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 5, 2020



Looking for a bridge game online until face-to-face games return?
Open to all players on Bridge Base Online are the Support Your Club games every day at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., which send part of the game fees to a club that players designate. More info can be found at acbl.org/virtual or bridgebase.com.
Local clubs also share in the fees from online games they sponsor as Virtual Clubs on BBO for players who are affiliated with them.
• • •
The Airport Bridge Club has linked up 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 three or four days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon. For the most part, the calendar follows the schedule that the clubs maintained when they were able to play games face to face.
For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call director Dian Petrov at 228-2230 or email him at dpetrov@roadrunner.com.
• • •
The Delaware Wednesday Club plays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Bridge Base Online, the same time that it had its actual games.
Delaware Wednesday is invitational and to ensure that it is restricted primarily to club members, there’s a master point limit of 1,500 on players who want to join. None of the club members has more than 1,500 points.
• • •
Canceled due to the pandemic is the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13. Plans are still pending for the annual Unit 116 meeting Dec. 5. The Mentoring Program and the Youth Bridge Program are currently on hold.
• • •
The Saturday Duplicate Bridge column is on hiatus in the print edition of The Buffalo News until clubs resume regular play, but it’s alive and well online. The syndicated Daily Bridge Club column by Frank Stewart will continue to appear.
• • •
Tournament calendar
2020
CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
CANCELED: Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
CANCELED: St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
CANCELED: Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
CANCELED: Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
CANCELED: Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
2021
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.
• • •
Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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 normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
During this hiatus, it can be found by Googling  “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.
• • •
Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,700 master points and is playing online these days. He blogs 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 Aug. 24 to Aug. 30
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Martha Townson and Gloria Beddow, 68.70%; Michael Metzger and Karen Dearing, 58.13%; Linda Henschel and Martha Cain, 57.54%; Peg and Jeff Feather, 52.38%; east-west, Janet and David Desmon, 63.05%; Tyler Mu and Michael Passucci, 60.37%; Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 57.84%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 54.56%.  
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.71%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.35%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.97%; Hannah Weinberg and Judith Babat, 53.57%; east-west, Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 65.87%; Ed Harman and Jim Lanzo, 55.95%; Judy Zeckhauser and Pat Haynes, 52.78%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Novice game. Linda and Jim Hassett, 64.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Under 1,500 points. North-south, Linda Henschel and Martha Cain, 59.88%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 56.17%; Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 53.40%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 52.16%; east-west, Linda Milch and Jim McClure, 56.48%; Amy Habib and Susan Burns, 55.25%; William Qu and Rajarshi Roy, 54.94%; Cynthia Tashjian and Candace Graser, 53.40%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Martha Townson and Eva Berlin, 59.49%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Jim Lanzo, Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 53.70%; Jeff Bender and Henry Chudy, 52.78%.   
Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Elizabeth Schreier and Linda Henschel, 60.42%; Carole Sedita and Pam Righter, 58.10%; (tie) Michele Witt and Robin Coffin, Pinky Regan and Jane Mitchell, 54.40%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Audrey Ray and Margaret Zhou, 61.11%; Gay Simpson and Rajarshi Roy, 58.33%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 51.85%.
Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning –Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 69.17%; Nancy Deneen and Cherry Searle, 62.64%; Fran Schmidt and Sheila Hess, 57.50%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Peggy Stock, 52.78%.
Other Clubs (face-to-face)
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 64%; Mr. and Mrs. S. Junar, 61%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 58%.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 29, 2020

Moderne Art Deco playing cards by Randy Coffey


Non-sanctioned bridge clubs have begun to play face-to-face games with health-related restrictions. At the Clarence Senior Center, the weekly game on Thursday is limited to three tables, Senior Center members only. The Brookfield Third Thursday group at Brookfield Country Club is playing pairs games with all pairs remaining stationary at their tables.
• • •
Meanwhile, local ACBL-sanctioned clubs continue to encourage their players to compete online until face-to-face games to resume.
“Virtual Vacation,” a regionally rated ACBL tournament that awards gold and red master points, continues today, Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30, on Bridge Base Online. For details, visit acbl.org or bridgebase.com.
Open to all players on Bridge Base Online are the Support Your Club games every day at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., which send part of the game fees to a club that players designate. More info can be found at acbl.org/virtual or bridgebase.com.
Local clubs also share in the fees from online games they sponsor as Virtual Clubs on BBO for players who are affiliated with them.
• • •
The Airport Bridge Club has linked up 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 three or four days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon. For the most part, the calendar follows the schedule that the clubs maintained when they were able to play games face to face.
For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call director Dian Petrov at 228-2230 or email him at dpetrov@roadrunner.com.
• • •
The Delaware Wednesday Club plays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Bridge Base Online, the same time that it had its actual games.
Delaware Wednesday is invitational and to ensure that it is restricted primarily to club members, there’s a master point limit of 1,500 on players who want to join. None of the club members has more than 1,500 points.
• • •
Canceled due to the pandemic is the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13. The annual Unit 116 meeting Dec. 5 is still pending and the Mentoring Program and the Youth Bridge Program are currently on hold.
• • •
The Saturday Duplicate Bridge column is on hiatus in the print edition of The Buffalo News until clubs resume regular play, but it’s alive and well online. The syndicated Daily Bridge Club column by Frank Stewart will continue to appear.
• • •
Tournament calendar
2020
CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
CANCELED: Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
CANCELED: St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
CANCELED: Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
CANCELED: Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
CANCELED: Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
2021
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.
• • •
Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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 normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
During this hiatus, it can be found by Googling  “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.
• • •
Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,700 master points and is playing online these days. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.
• • •
Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 17 to Aug. 23
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 64.44%; Janice and Tony Ogorek, 56.17%; Leondina Passucci and Jim Hassett, 55.10%; Janet and David Desmon, 53.28%; east-west, Barb and Jim Aston, 67.16%; Amy Habib and Jane Constantine, 59.20%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 53.84%; Jennifer Epstein and Andrew Jiang, 53.35%.  
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Terry Fraas and Donna Sinrud, 61.62%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.85%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 56.31%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jim Lanzo, 53.54%; east-west, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 64.65%; Audrey Ray and Margaret Zhou, 63.89%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 55.30%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Novice game. Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 75%; Jennifer Epstein and Andrew Jiang, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Judy Zeckhauser and Bonnie Clement, 62.73%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 59.49%; (tie) Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, Seema Bhagwat and Beena Deshmukh, 56.48%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.17%; east-west, Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 63.43%; Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 62.04%; Larry Himelein and Vic Bergsten, 61.57%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.72%; Leondina Passucci and Jim Hassett, 57.18%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Beena Bill Rich and Rajarshi Roy, 62.96%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 58.33%; Barbara Hill and Ruth Nawotniak, 54.63%.   
Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – (Tie)  Martha Cain and Linda Henschel, Robin Coffin and Jane Constantine, 62.96%; Carole Sedita and Amber Dixon, 60.19%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Xiaoxin Susa Xu and Amita Amora, 55.56%; Rajareshi Roy and partner, 54.63%; Sushil Amlani and Jim Lanzo, 51.85%.
Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning –Christine Nieman and Helen Scott, 63.33%; Fran Schmidt and Sheila Hess, 56.11%; Anne Slater and Kathleen Voigt, 53.33; Barbara Kaye and Barbara Meenaghan, 52.22%.
Other Clubs (face-to-face)
Brookfield Third Thursday – North-south, Joyce Frayer and Pat Wolcott, 55.83%; Marilyn Steffan and Judy McDermid, 51.67%; east-west, Anne O’Connor and Pat Addelman, 57.50%; Janet Frisch and Nancy Torrell, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 68%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 54%.


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 22, 2020

Watermelon Playing Cards by Flaminko Playing Cards


A regionally rated ACBL tournament awaits players online next week. “Virtual Vacation,” which will award gold and red master points, begins Thursday, Aug. 27, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 30, on Bridge Base Online. For details, visit acbl.org or bridgebase.com.
• • •
All local clubs encourage their players to continue competing on the Internet until face-to-face games can resume.
Open to all players on Bridge Base Online are the Support Your Club games every day at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., which send part of the game fees to a club that players designate. For more info, visit acbl.org/virtual or bridgebase.com.
Local clubs also share in the fees from online games they sponsor as Virtual Clubs on BBO for players who are affiliated with them.
• • •
The Airport Bridge Club has linked up 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 three or four days a week on Bridge Base Online and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club has games there on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon. For the most part, the calendar follows the schedule that the clubs maintained when they were able to play games face to face.
For more info, visit the Bridge Center of Buffalo website, call director Dian Petrov at 228-2230 or email him at dpetrov@roadrunner.com.
• • •
The Delaware Wednesday Club plays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Bridge Base Online, the same time that it had its actual games.
Delaware Wednesday is invitational and to ensure that it is restricted primarily to club members, there’s a master point limit of 1,500 on players who want to join. None of the club members has more than 1,500 points.
• • •
Canceled due to the pandemic is the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Sept. 11 to 13. The annual Unit 116 meeting Dec. 5 is still pending and the Mentoring Program and the Youth Bridge Program are currently on hold.
• • •
The Saturday Duplicate Bridge column is on hiatus in the print edition of The Buffalo News until clubs resume regular play, but it’s alive and well online. The syndicated Daily Bridge Club column by Frank Stewart will continue to appear.
• • •
Tournament calendar
2020
CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
CANCELED: Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
CANCELED: St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
CANCELED: Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
CANCELED: Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
CANCELED: 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 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs, if they're open and if the ACBL provides a director. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
2021
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.
• • •
Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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 normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
During this hiatus, it can be found by Googling  “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.
• • •
Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has a career total of more than 2,700 master points and is playing online these days. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.
• • •
Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 10 to Aug. 16
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. North-south, Cynthia Tashjian and William Qu, 60.07%; Isabelle Banas and Peg Feather, 59.33%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 58.38%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 56.40%; east-west, Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 66.72%; Linda Henschel and Martha Cain, 62.55%; Janet and David Desmon, 61.76%; Jennifer Epstein and Andrew Jiang, 54.12%.  
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Audrey Ray and Margaret Zhou, 59.26%; Ruth Nawotniak and Rajat Basu, 58.33%; Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 54.01%; Nancy Deneen and Martha Townson, 51.85%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 65.43%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 65.12%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.02%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Novice game. Cynthia Tashjian and Carol Licata, 60.95%; Joann and Gary Keenan, 59.40%; Keen Williams and Eric Ma, 56.67%; Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 54.88%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Larry Himelein and David Schott, 63.13%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 58.84%; Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 58.59%; Patty Porter and Carol Roth, 57.58%; east-west, Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 60.10%; Laura and John Houghtaling, 58.84%; Seema Bhagwat and Beena Deshmukh, 57.07%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 51.26%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 62.50%; Miriam Regnet and Jim Lanzo, 59.03%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.86%; Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 52.08%.   
Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Amy Habib and Carole Sedita, 60.19%; Virginia Kalbach and Molly Morris, 57.41%; Linda Henschel and Susan Burns, 52.78%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 62.50%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 59.72%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Rajarshi Roy and Jim Lanzo, 67.36%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 65.28%; Ed Morgan and Ken Meier, 56.25%; (tie) Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 52.08%.  
Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning –Linda Henschel and Jane Constantine, 67.08%; Bonnie Botsford and Helen Scott, 61.53%; Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, 56.11%; Lenore Belzer and Mary Bell, 53.61%; Elaine Idzik and Chris-Elaine Santilli, 50.14%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Overall Play
Jan. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2020


0-5 Points – Linda Henschel, 30.64; Nancy Deneen, 27.72; Martha Cain, 23.51; Elaine Idzik, 16.46; (tie) Mary Ellen Cotter, Anne Allen, 13.23.

5-20 Points – Martha Townson, 46.75; Jane Constantine, 8.94; Fred Schweiger, 7.33; Marcia Turley, 6.63; David Desmon, 5.21; Gini Sicignano, 5.11.

20-50 Points – Stephane Ronget, 17.30; Maria Amlani, 16.90; David Schott, 14.84; Mary Joyce, 14.43; Cherry Searle, 10.89.

50-100 Points – Larry Himelein, 45.20; Joanne Nover, 24.67; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 13.28; Pam Righter, 13.26; Barbara Hill, 11.81.

100-200 Points – Bonnie Clement, 46.41; Vic Bergsten, 45.88; James O’Hara, 31.56; Terry Hamovitch, 30.21; Bram Hamovitch, 27.91; Audrey Ray, 25.13; Ann Marie Ryan, 24.37.

200-300 Points – Jim Lanzo, 78.74; Jasbeer Makhija, 25.32; Margaret Zhou, 24.49; Patty Porter, 22.11; Ruth Nawotniak, 16.34.

300-500 Points – Larry Abate, 76.06; Joyce Frayer, 56.43; Amita Arora, 52.24; Violet Makhija, 25.88; Sushil Amlani, 20.49; Pawan Matta, 16.62.

500-1000 Points – Bob Sommerstein, 90.43; (tie) Jim Easton, Marilyn Wortzman, 65.39; Mary Ball, 61.35; John Bava, 51.30; Ten-Pao Lee, 44.61; Ed Morgan, 44.57.

1000-1500 Points – David Colligan, 66.94; Gay Simpson, 63.92; Sandi England, 48.21; Joyce Greenspan, 31.91; Joanne LaFay, 27.49; Howard Foster, 27.01; Terry Fraas, 25.98; Ron Henrikson, 22.20.

1500-2500 Points – (Tie) Martha Welte, John Welte, 274.58; Davis Heussler, 135.77; Linda Burroughsford, 112.39; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 72.95; Walt Olszewski, 38.74. 

2500-3500 Points – Allen Beroza, 88.62; David Millward, 70.67; Ken Meier, 66.19; John Sinclair, 58.36; Fred Yellen, 53.07; Dale Anderson, 51.07; Mike Silverman, 50.61.

3500-5000 Points – Sharon Benz, 64.44; Barbara Libby, 61.59; Mike Ryan, 61.01; John Ziemer, 57.90; Christy Kellogg, 53.67; Judy Padgug, 46.65.

5000-7500 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 163.50; Alan Greer, 100.85; Bert Hargeshimer, 55.60; Jay Costello, 39.27.

Over 7500 Points – Bud Seidenberg, 105.06; Chris Urbanek, 75.46; Jay Levy, 46.82.