Thursday, January 18, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 20, 2018




The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 20, in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with a Swiss teams game at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. For more info, click this link.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club are closed today, Saturday, Jan. 20, for the tournament.
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The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate its 15th anniversary Tuesday, Jan. 23, when there will be an extra-point game at 10 a.m. and the ACBL-wide Junior Fund game at 1:15 p.m. A veggie snack will be served between sessions at no extra cost. The club will award extra points at all of its games next week.
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Bridge Club Meridian awards extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22.
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Congratulations to Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, the Buffalo area players who won the most master points at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional Tournament last week. They collected 31.71 points each and were tied for 20th place among all players.
Other local players doing well in Cleveland included: David Hemmer, 28.47; Martha and John Welte, 21.57 each; Kathy Pollock, 20.50; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 19.17 each; Judy Padgug, 18.58; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 17.54 each; and Dian Petrov, 14.91.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Tournament calendar
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21. For info, click this link.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, to Sunday, Feb. 11. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, to Sunday, April 1. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Century Club, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13,  to Sunday, Aug. 19.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently attained a career total of 2,300 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Joe Rooney, 66.92%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 41.92%; east-west, A/B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.75%; C: June Feuerstein and Florence Boyd, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Paul Zittel and David Donaldson, 59.72%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.87%; B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 56.48%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.25%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 65%; B: Mike Silverman and Ed Morgan, 56.67%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Bob Sommerstein, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 58.33%; B: (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 52.78%; (3-way tie) Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 62.92%; B: (tie) Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.67%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 62.92%; C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 51.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 62.82%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 54.32%; B: Audrey Ray and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.70%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 51.60%; east-west, A: John Marvin and Lynn Witmer, 62.59%; B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 61.57%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A/B: Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 61.85%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 61.48%; C: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 60%; Liz Clark and Elaine Universal, 55.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 57.92%; B: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 51.67%; C: Terry Camp and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.83%; east-west, A: Sharon Wilcox and Dorothy Soong, 60.42%; B/C: Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 57.08%; Lynn Witmer and Art Morth, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.52%; B: Alex Kowal and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.98%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.89%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.72%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.02%; B: Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 50.93%; C: Ginny Panaro and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, Rolene Pozarny and Raj Puri, 2 wins.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57.5%; (3-way tie) Bob and Joan Ciszak, Joe Rooney and John Fiegl, Dave and Jane Larcom, 52.5%
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 67%; B: Dian Petrov and Sue Neubecker, 56%; C: Ginny Panaro and Betty Metz, 55%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 59%; Edna Fill and Sandy Marcussen, 54%; east-west, Jeff Bender and Bob Lederhouse, 58.5%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 58%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.82%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.63%; Joyce Kindt and Jim Lanzo, 54.46%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.97%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 59.38%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%; (tie) Joan and Bob Ciszak, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.08%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Jan O’Mara, 57%; Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 53%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 68%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 59.8%; Tom Guttuso and Gerry Hooley, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 61.7%; Ruth Jones and Carole Grieco, 50%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 58.3%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 53.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Stroman and George Dorigo, 67%; Bob Jorgensen and Lata Maheshwari, 60%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.2%; east-west, Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 71.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 60.9%.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 13, 2018



Laurel and Hardy 1933 Thomas de la Rue Jack of Diamonds

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game today, Saturday Jan. 6, and all of its games next week. The club will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., plus lunch between games at no extra charge.
The Airport Bridge Club also will be the only one in the district to take part in the special ACBL-wide game at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, which will follow an extra-point game at 10 a.m. and a veggie snack.
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Bridge Club Meridian awards extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15.
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First local tournament of 2018 is the Buffalo Winter Sectional from Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
Pairs games begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed Friday and Saturday for the tournament.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 14. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21. For info, click this link.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, to Sunday, Feb. 11. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, to Sunday, April 1. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Century Club, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13,  to Sunday, Aug. 19.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently attained a career total of 2,300 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 1 to Jan. 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 63.89%; B: Gay Simpson and Cleveland Fleming, 59.72%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; C: (tie) Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 48.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Allen Beroza, 59%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 58.75%; B: Pawan Matta and Ken Meier, 57.25%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 56.50%; Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 65.17%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Pawan Matta and Ted May, 56.25%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 52.83%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 50%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.42%; B: Martha and John Welte, 54.48%; C: Denise Slattery and Bill Boardman, 51.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 65.28%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 53.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 52%; Ted May and partner, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60%; B: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 59.17%; C: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 57.50%; east-west, A: Mary Berlow and Donna Pottle, 65%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.75%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 61.48%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 55.56%; John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 54.07%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 58.63%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 54.76%; C: Terry Camp and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.57%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.23%; Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 58.20%; B/C: Paul Morgante and Burt Freiman, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: (tie) David Hemmer and Ethan Xie, Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 63%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 67.26%; B: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 52.98%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: (tie) Davis Heussler and Bob Hilburger, Ethan Xie and Linda Burroughsford, 59.03%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 57.29%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 56.25%; (tie) Sandi England and Joe Miranda, John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 53.13%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vince Taeger, 61.5%; Joyce Kindt and Henry Chudy, 55.5%; east-west, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 54%; Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 50.5%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – North-south, Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 56.75%; Myron Woodson and Diana Brown, 55.95%; east-west, Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 57.54%; Thelma Tabron and Shirley Thompson, 53.17%. 
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 58.9%; Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 55.6%; east-west, Tom Guttuso and Gerry Hooley, 63.1%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 56.4%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 59.4%; Perry Hoffman and Fred Nadel, 48.4%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Esther Greene, 75%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 47.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 66%; Marge McMillen and Bill Adolf, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. (Tie) Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 56.2%. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 6, 2018





The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game today, Saturday Jan. 6, and all of its games next week. The club will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., plus lunch between games at no extra charge.
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First local tournament of 2018 is the Buffalo Winter Sectional from Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
Pairs games begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.

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Free bridge classes will be held for middle and high school students from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. 7 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Beginners and continuing students are welcome to attend. Classes will continue through March 11. For info, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Tournament calendar

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. For info, click this link.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, 2018, and Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Century Club, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, 2018, and Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, 2018, and Sunday, June 3, 2018.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently attained a career total of 2,300 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Dec. 25 to Dec. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 60.42%; Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 56.67%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 57.92%; B: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 54.17%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 52.92%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Ron Henrikson, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Denise Slattery, 54.17%; C: Janet Frisch and Patty Porter, 50%; east-west, A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 57.92%; Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 57.08%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 52.08%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 53.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 68.08%; B/C: Allen Beroza and David Donaldson, 48.92%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.50%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 59%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 65%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Nadine Stein, 55%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 63.75%; B: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 52.08%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 61%; B: Paula Salamone and Gay Simpson, 56%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55%.  
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – Annual Holiday Game. One winner. A/B/C: Jasbeer Makhija and Sushil Amlani, 66.67%; Tova Reinhorn and Barbara Libby, 57.04%; Raj Puri and Jeff Bender, 56.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. One winner. A/B: Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 57.34%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.95%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.53%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 64.58%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 55.95%; Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 54.46%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 59.82%; B/C: John Bava and Kathy Pollock, 58.04%; Davis Heussler and Brian Meyer, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Terry Camp and Richard McGowan, 62.30%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 55.95%; east-west, A/B/C: Vince Taeger and Burt Freiman, 55.90%; B/C: Agi Maisel and Judy Katz, 54.51%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 54.17%;
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 63.10%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Peter Shui, 61.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Sharon Benz and Judy Padgug, 68.75%; Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 62.50%; C: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 59.72%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 61%; Chris Urbanek and Sharon Benz, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday noon – Good-bye 2017 Game. North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.48%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 58.71%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 55.99%; B/C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 49.71%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 60.08%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 58.84%; John and Martha Welte, 55.40%; C: Betty Metz and Barbara Landree, 53.91%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 64.58%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58.33%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.08%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 56.2%; Jane and Anne O’Connor, 52.1%; east-west, Ed Harman and Art Morth. 62.4%; Henry Chudy and Sam Grossman, 54.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.18%; Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 54.96%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 50.99%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 49.80%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 58.33%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.98%; Sushil Amlami and Walt Olszewski, 52.38%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59.7%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 51.5%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 62%; Phyllis and Al Vogt, 54.9%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 55.6%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.2%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and George Lee, 65.3%; Perry Hoffman and Nick Leibovic, 45.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%; (tie) Marge McMillen and Elaine Wegrzyn, Judy Thielman and Bill Adolf, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 57.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 51.2%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 50%.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 30, 2017





The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer an End-of-the-Year Game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.
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The Airport Bridge Club will greet the New Year with a game at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1. The club will award extra points at its game today, Saturday, Dec. 30, and all of its games next week.
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First local tournament of 2018 is the Buffalo Winter Sectional from Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
Pairs games begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.

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Free bridge classes will be held for middle and high school students from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. 7 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Beginners and continuing students are welcome to attend. Classes will continue through March 11. For info, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Tournament calendar

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. For info, click this link.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, 2018, and Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester 199er Sectional – Century Club, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, 2018, and Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, 2018, and Sunday, June 3, 2018.
        District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News.
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently attained a career total of 2,300 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Dec. 18 to Dec. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 56.25%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.63%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 58.80%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 55.56%; Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 52.31%; C: Walt Olszewski and Jim Lanzo, 49.31%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 61.22%; Judi Marshall and Alan Beroza, 60.42%; Walt Olszewski and Ken Meier, 59.83%; B: Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 54.27%; Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 51.59%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 50.21%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 47.18%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.56%; Alan Grier and John Ziemer, 53.57%; Janet Frisch and Rita Sofia, 52.98%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 52.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – ACBL-Wide International Fund Game. Howell. Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 63.10%; Cleveland Fleming and partner, 60.71%; Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: (tie) Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, Art Matthies and Allen Beroza, 52.91%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 60.91%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.02%; B: Judy Jacobson and June Feuerstein, 56.61%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 51.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 61.99%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 56.25%; B: Gay Simpson and Allen Beroza, 53.57%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 49.70%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 61.90%; B: (tie) Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 58%; B: Jacqueline and Sharon Chang, 56%; Pawan Matta and David Donaldson, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Victory Point Game. Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 30 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 59.52%; B/C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 58.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 58.63%; Jim McClure and John Marvin, 57.48%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 56.55%; Patty Porter and Marilyn Steffan, 54.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 64.58%; Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 63.10%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.61%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 46.73%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; B: Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 55.36%; C: Henry Porter and Jeff Oshlag, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.55%; C: Bill Noltee and Paul Morgante, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 61.01%; Andrei Reinhorn and Eva Posner, 58.04%; C: Burt Freiman and Judy Katz, 47.32%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.72%; B: Penny Shui and Tova Reinhorn, 57.41%; C: Bob Padgug and Raj Puri, 56.94%; Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.76%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 54.76%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 50%; east-west, A: Glenn Milgrim and Saleh Fetouh, 66.96%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.23%; B/C: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 58.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 69%; B:Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56%; (tie) Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 56.55%; Jay Levy and Kamil Bishara, 51.79%; C: (tie) Sharon Benz and David Donaldson, Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 48.81%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 63.5%; Lance Pollock and Bob Lederhouse, 60.26%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 53.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 66.67%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 62.04%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.31%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.39%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 62.50%; David and Jane Larcom, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe and Bobbi Huber, 58%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 56%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem L. Maheshwari, 60%; Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 51%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61.1%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 53.3%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58.5%; Dave Young and Tim Hartnett, 57.4%.
Brookfield Third Thursday – Individual game. Pat Addelman, 73.44%; Ellen Stancliffe, 63.75%; Marsha Bodine, 62.81%; Judy Bryant, 60.12%; (tie) Joyce Kindt, Phyllis Wilkinson, 58.44%; Judy Reynolds, 57.50%; Judy Kaprove, 57.19%; Lorey Repicci, 55.94%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.4%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 56.3%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 68.8%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 45.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Bill Rogers, 69%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Bob Stroman, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Kay Brinkman, 58.7%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 53.7%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 58.1%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.6%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 55%.