Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 25, 2020

Chinese Year of the Rat playing cards by Bicycle.
The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St.., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 25, and concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. For info, click this link. The Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and Lockport Duplicate Bridge are closed today for the tournament.
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The Airport Bridge Club offers extra points at no extra charge at all of its games next week. The game Wednesday, Jan. 29, starts at noon after a lesson at 10 a.m. from club director Bill Finkelstein. 
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Congratulations to Ethan Xie, whose Under 16 team finished second in the U.S. Junior Team trials in Atlanta last month, losing by just one International Match Point. His team and the first-place team will go to Italy this summer to compete in the World Junior Championship. 
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Tournament calendar

2020

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, to Sunday, April 12. For more info, click this link.
Rochester Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 12.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 16.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.

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 – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.
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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. 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 begins the new year with more than 2,600 master points. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 13 to Jan. 19
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 70%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 61.67%; B: Joanne LaFay and John Fiegl, 58.33%; Martin Pieterse and Art Matthies, 55.42%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 55%; Marilyn Sultz and Florence Boyd, 51.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and John Ziemer, 57.74%; B/C: Larry Abate and Ed Morgan, 55.95%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.69%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 53.87%; C: Gay Simpson and John Bava, 51.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Joyce Greenspan and Larry Abate, 57.87%; Martha and John Welte, 57.41%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 56.02%; Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 50.46%; Nadine Stein and Ed Drozen, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Larry Abate and Ed Morgan, 57.14%; Gay Simpson and Paula Kotowski, 55.36%; Martha and John Welte, 54.76%; (tie) Florence Boyd and Alan Greer, Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultzn, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 62.50%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.11%; C: Linda Zittel and Joann LaFay, 59.72%; Nadine Stein and Sharon Chang, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Sharon Chang and Dale Anderson, 57%; B: David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 56%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ed Morgan, 49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, (Tie) Rose Bochiechio and Paul Morgante, Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 55.36%; Joanne Nover and Laurie Foster, 53.27%; east-west, David Schott and Bill Noltee, 61.31%; Gail Pitterman and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.79%; Lorey Repicci and Pat Truell, 47.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Donna Steffan and Bud Seidenberg, 59.03%; (tie) Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 58.33%; (tie) Mary Ball and Art Morth, Christy Kellogg and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Lynn Witmer and Paul Morgante, 60.12%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 59.52%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 58.33%; Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 53.37%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60.71%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.55%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 51.49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Jeff Bender and Henry Chudy, 62.04%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 58.80%; Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 53.24%; Peter Patterson and Paul Zittel, 52.78%; C: Carol Licata and Michael Metzger, 44.91%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Davis Heussler and John Sinclair, 61.01%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.74%; east-west, A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Alex Kowal, 59.82%; C: Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 50.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.38%; B: Art Morth and Rajinder Puri, 55.21%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.08%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Barb Booi and Jane Larcom, 61.11%; John Fiegl and Paul Zittel, 58.33%; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 56.94%; Ken Meier and Linda Zittel, 56.25%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – John Sinclair and Saleh Fetouh, 64.58%; Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 55.21%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 48.96%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – (Tie) Nancy Wolstoncroft and Anne O’Connor, Jeff Bender and Art Morth, 55.56%; (tie) Gay Simpson and Jim Lanzo, 54.86%; Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 54.86%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 68.75%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.04%; east-west, Gwilym Brick and Dian Petrov, 56.25%; Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 54.17%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 57.29%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54.17%; John and Barbara Scott, 53.13%. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 56%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; east-west, Ellen Lochead and Marge McMillen, 60%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 75%; Alicia Kolipinski and Marv Feuerstein, 61%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 53%.
Brookfield Third Thursday – Individual game. Sandy Marcussen, 48.5 points; Donna Gubala, 48 points; Judie Bailey, 46.5 points; Janet Frisch, 44.5 points; (tie) Diane Liddell, Lois Randaccio, 43.5 points.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 64.1%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 48.4%; east-west, Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 48.2%; David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 46.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 64%; Ellen Lochead and Mary Jane Luce, 60%; Stan Kozlowski and Bill Rogers, 57%.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 18, 2020


Frost playing cards by Bicycle. 


The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with two games – at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – with a snack between games. Wednesday's game begins at noon following a 10 a.m. lesson by club manager Bill Finkelstein. All games at the club during the coming week will award extra points at no extra charge.
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The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament begins Friday in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, and continues through Jan. 26. Pairs games are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and next Saturday, with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26. For info, click this link.
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Congratulations to Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, the Buffalo area players who won the most master points at the Cleveland Rock 'N Roll Regional Touranment last week. They each earned 34.05 points. Other local players doing well in Cleveland were Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, both with 26 points, and Martha and John Welte, both with 23.19 points.
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Tournament calendar

2020

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, to Sunday, April 12. For more info, click this link.
Rochester Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 12.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 16.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.

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 – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.
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. 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 begins the new year with more than 2,600 master points. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 65.28%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.19%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.09%; Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 53.70%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 48.15%; C: Vic Bergsten and Larry Abate, 46.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 61.01%; C: Sandi England and Paul Zittel, 50.30%; east-west, A: Ed Morgan and Ken Meier, 61.61%; B: Ruth Wurster and Dorothy May, 58.93%; Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 55.95%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 67.50%; B: Dorothy May and John Bava, 63.50%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Ken Meier, 57.41%; Allen Beroza and Alan Greer, 55.09%; B/C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 52.31%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.85%; B: Helen Panza and Dorothy May, 54.56%; C: Nadine Stein and Gay Simpson, 54.52%; Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 52.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.49%; Chuck Heimerl and Dale Anderson, 56.55%; B: Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 55.12%; Ruth Nowatniak and partner, 54.46%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ed Morgan, 48.81%; Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 47.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 57.08%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 55.42%; east-west, A: Lynn Witmer and David Schott, 59.58%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.25%; B: Lorey Repicci and Pat Truell, 51.25%; Gail Pitterman and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 55.56%; Paula Rosen and John Marvin, 54.44%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.07%; Mike Ryan and Bob Padgug, 53.70%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 52.96%; Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 51.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 55.50%; Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 55.08%; Joe Miranda and Bill Rich, 55%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.58%; Joel Bronstein and Sol Messinger, 54.40%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 67.50%; Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 54.50%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 45.84%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 68.06%; Jay Levy and Fred Yellen, 60.42%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Andrei Reinhorn, 50%; Henry Porter and Ed Drozen, 49.31%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 57.14%; Barbara Booi and Jane Larcom, 55.36%; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 54.17%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.57%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Carol Bedell and John Marvin, 57%; Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 55%; Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 47.50%; east-west, John Sinclair and Kamil Bishara, 70.50%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 50.50%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 44%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 57.4%; Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 55.8%; Anne O’Connor and Sandy Marcussen, 55.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 64.58%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 53.47%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.08%; (tie) Walt Olszewski and Jan O’Mara, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Howard and Laurie Foster, 60.08%; Jim and Paula Jones, 55.08%; Miriam Regnet and Ed Harman, 52.42%; east-west, Connie and David Wilson, 55.65%; Bob Lederhouse and Bob Linn, 55.33%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 49.92%.

Other clubs


Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 70%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 54%; east-west, Bill Rich and Jim Hassett, 55%; Kokila Chheda and Prem Lata Maheshwari, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Ron Fill and Mary Banks, 62%; Paul Morgante and Marv Feuerstein, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Usha Mohan and Sukhanand Jain, 60.9%; Bob Kaiser and Fred Nadel, 45.3%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Dick Munschauer, 60.4%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Stan Kozlowski and Bill Rogers, 70%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Elaine Wegrzyn, Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren 50%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 56.2%; Julie Albert and Joanne Biondo, 55%; Marv Feuerstein and Paul Morgante, 53.7%.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 11, 2020

Jack of Diamonds by Joseph Ernst for Harding House Brewing Co., Nashville, Tenn. 

The Airport Bridge Club offers extra points at no extra cost at its games at noon today and all next week. Wednesday’s game begins at noon following a lesson from club manager Bill Finkelstein at 10 a.m. The club will hold two extra-point games, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20.
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Free weekly bridge lessons for middle and high school students will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and continue through March 15 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For info, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.
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This year’s first local tournament – the Buffalo Winter Sectional – will be held Jan. 24 to Jan. 26 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games start at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.

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Tournament calendar

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, to Sunday, Jan. 26. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, to Sunday, April 12. For more info, click this link.
Rochester Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28. For info, click this link.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 12.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 16.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 7.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.
Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.

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 – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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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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.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Dec. 30 to Jan. 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 68.75%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 54.17%; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Martha and John Welte, 66.09%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 60.19%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 56.02%; Barbara Libby and partner, 51.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – (Tie) Martha and John Welte, Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 56.55%; Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 51.79%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 72.50%; B: Martha and John Welte, 50%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 50.42%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 52.92%; B/C: Ed Morgan and Larry Abate, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Davis Heussler and Alan Greer, 58%; B/C: Linda Zittel and Joanne LaFay, 56%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Ed Morgan and partner, 57%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 54%; (tie) Chuck Heimerl and Cleveland Fleming, Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. A: Judy Zeckhauser and Linda Milch, 64.29%; B: Carl Neuhaus and Paul Morgante, 61.11%; C: Lorey Repicci and Pat Truell, 53.97%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 66.07%; B: Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 65.18%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 53.27%; C: Sandra Morrison and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 41.96%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.61%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 59.52%; Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 54.17%; B/C: Terry Camp and Jeff Oshlag, 53.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A/B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 65%; C: Sue Neubecker and Stephane Ronget, 57.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Henry Porter and Dian Petrov, 58.98%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Sharon Benz, 55.13%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 54.81%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 54.49%; Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 53.20%; Donna Steffan and Paul Morgante, 52.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 64.58%; B: Martha and John Welte, 59.38%; (tie) Cathy Majewski and Terry Fraas, Lynn Witmer and Paul Morgante, 46.88%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Donna Steffan and Saleh Fetouh, 62.22%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 55.19%; Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 51.11%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Jim and Paula Jones, 62.57%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.31%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.85%; David and Connie Wilson, 53.64%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 53%; Bill Rich and Jim Hassett, 52.6%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Sam Grossman, 64%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 54%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 63%; Cindy Darone and Dave Stroud, 52%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Elaine Wegrzyn and Judy Thielman, 68%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 65%.