Thursday, October 18, 2012

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 20

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 23, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Holiday Inn, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Team and pairs games will be at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. on Oct. 28. For info, click on this link:
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and Lockport Duplicate will be closed during the tournament.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer a pairs game at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, followed by a triple point Swiss team game 1:30 p.m. Monday with 5 percent gold points.
The club will be open during the tournament for pairs games at 11 a.m. Tuesday to Friday and will hold progressive jackpot individual games at noon next Saturday, Oct. 27, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The jackpot currently is at $60. Call 603-6943 for info and to sign up for the individual games.
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          Eight Is Enough!, a team game staged annually by Western New York Unit 116, guarantees a combination of experienced and inexperienced players. Each team is allowed a maximum of eight “points” determined on the following schedule:
Players with 2000-plus points = 3.
Life masters with fewer than 2000 points = 2.
Non-life masters or fewer than 500 points = 1.
Unit 116’s next Eight Is Enough! game takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
For partnerships and help forming teams, call Tova Reinhorn at 632-2056 (home) or 994-1582 (cell), or Dian Petrov at 688-1226 (home) or 238-2230 (cell). Their email addresses are and
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          Looking for local bridge clubs on the web?
          Bridge Center of Buffalo:
          Bridge Center Meridian
          Western New York Unit 116:
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          The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News. If it’s not in its usual place, try the Sports section. The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Oct. 8 to Oct. 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 67.36%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 54.89%; east-west, A/B/C: Ron Helfman and Stewart Brenner, 57.66%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Appreciation Pairs. North-south, Beverly Dale and Doug Dean, 59.54%; B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 58.37%; C: Len and Nancy Knabelkamp, 54.46%; east-west, A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Bill Regan, 61.97%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Paul Libby and Jim Mathis, 64.35%; B: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 58.10%; C: Don Grant and Paula Salamone, 53.01%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Vince Pesce, 67.59%; B: Shirley Cassety and Marian Morber, 52.08%; C: Dorothy May and Florence Notto, 46.53%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Appreciation Pairs. Howell. A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 65.75%; B: Dorothy May and Christine Pesce, 58.30%; Dale Anderson and Celine Murray, 57.48%; C: Bill Regan and Faith Perry, 45.67%. 

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Selina Volpatti and Adrian Figliotti, 61.11%; east-west, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 66.93%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 41.18%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Appreciation Teams. Swiss Teams, (tie) Marilyn Sultz, Ruth Wurster, Adrian Figliotti, and Selina Volpatti with Bruce Burr, Ross Markello, Alicia Kolipinski, and Dale Anderson, 49 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 69.69%; B: Vince Pesce and Mike Kisiel, 60.67%; C: Frank Schlehr and Janet Frisch, 45.37%; east-west, A/B: Margaret Miles and Marian Morber, 60.22%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Celine Murray, 54.12%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Appreciation Pairs. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 68.41%; B: Fenton Harrison and Bob Linn, 58.45%; Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 53.13%; C: (tie) Ruth Hnath and Dave Donaldson, Florence Notto and Dorothy May, 51.05%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Appreciation Teams. Swiss Teams. A: Ruth Hnath, Dave Donaldson, Mike Kisiel, Bob Linn, 100 VPs; B: Paul Zittel, Thom Burnett, Miri Salamone-Burnett, Paula Salamone, 99 VPs; C: Nancy Warren, Robert Hessel, Selina Volpatti, Dale Anderson, 85 VPs. September and October Sunday Team Club Series: Dale Anderson, 10.5 points; Paul Zittel, 8.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Kathy Stamm and Jo Finton, 63.26%; Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 54.36%; C: Janie Polk and Judy Zeckhauser, 52.27%; east-west, A: Larry Soong and James Tao, 64.02%; B: Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 55.11%; C: Joanne Zavarella and Diane Forrest, 53.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 57.74%; B/C: Berta Brown and Jeanne Gladysz, 55.06%; Anne Watkins and Carlton Stone, 54.17%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.17%; B/C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 61.81%; B: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 58.45%; C: Donna Steffan and Claire Gareleck, 50.69%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Susan Levy and Beverly Isenberg, 62.80%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 63.10%; Art Matthies and Paula Rosen, 57.74%; B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 56.85%; James and Karen Stephenson, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 59.82%; Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 58.93%; B: Claire Gareleck and Norm St. Denis, 52.98%; C: Richard Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 47.32%; east-west, A/B: Sandra Marcussen and Judie Bailey, 56.35%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 48.41%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Meg  Klamp and John Toy, 69.68%; B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 58.33%; C: Rita Sierocinski and Fran Kurtz, 52.78%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.26%; Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 58.80%; B: Michael Ryan and Bob Feasley, 58.33%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 49.77%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 67.13%; Kathy Pollock and Michael Ryan, 59.72%; Chris Urbanek and Myra Razik, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Special Membership Game. North-south, A/B: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 60.42%; Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 59.94%; Joanne Kelley and Stan Kozlowski, 54.17%; C: Richard Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 52.72%; east-west, A/B: Mark Pascale and Gaurang Sheth, 62.18%; (tie) Gene Finton and Dian Petrov, Ken Meier and Peter Shui, 60.26%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 58.97%; Chris Urbanek and Paula Rosen, 58.01%; Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 56.25%; Jim Gullo and Michael Ryan, 54.17%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 44.39%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.37%; Shirley Philipps and Bernie Geyer, 57.73%; Merton and Colleen Haynes, 53.18%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 52.5%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 56.35%; B: Allen Beroza and Dorothy Boyd, 55.95%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Bernie Czarnecki, 50.40%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Donna Steffan, 68.75%; B/C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 56.25%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Bob Olin and Dian Petrov, 64; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 56.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Vince and Mike Taeger, 56.7%; Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 56.2%; east-west, Lillian and Jennifer Reynolds, 56.7%; Pam Pollock and Dorothy Kumrow, 52.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Gene and Jo Finton, 60%; B: (tie)  Jim Madan and Mark Pascale, Adam Dzimian and John Meindl, 58%; C: Miriam Regnet and  Elve Johnston, 56%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Dave and Jane Larcom, 63.5%; B: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 61.5%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 54%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 62%; Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 59%; east-west, Joe Day and Neil Katz, 64%; Elaine Bolz and Carl Gebauer, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 59.5%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 57.5%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 57.1%; east-west, (tie) Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, Joe Fiore and Bette Seifert, 53.6%; Ruth Axlerod and Shirley Joseph, 52.4%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 51.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 58%; east-west, Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 68%.

College Club Duplicate – North-south, Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 64.29%; Neola McGuire and Parmalier Murphy, 59.52%; east-west, Marie Barker and Debbie Charles, 63.89%; Bonnie Botsford and Judy Danforth, 56.67%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 63%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Trudy Manaher, 66%.

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