Thursday, October 25, 2012

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 27

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament concludes with pairs and team games at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. For info, click on this link:

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The Airport Bridge Club is open for progressive jackpot individual games at noon today and 1 p.m. Sunday. The club has triple point pairs at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29; pairs at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, followed by triple-point Swiss teams at 1:30 p.m.; a double-point Halloween celebration at 11 a.m. Wednesday; and double-point games Thursday, Friday and next Saturday.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers free mini-lessons before its games at noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Next Friday’s game features lunch with Jim Gullo.
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          The Fall Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points and bonus points at the district level, will be played in local clubs from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.
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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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Tournament calendar
* Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link:
* Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27.
* St. Catharines, Ont., Sectional – Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.
* Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 31.
* Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21.
* Buffalo Summer Regional – Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30.
* District 5 Spring STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
* Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29.

          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. 15 to Oct. 21
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Margaret Miles and Carlton Stone, 58.76%; B: Pinky Regan and Donna Pottle, 52.08%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 50.85%; east-west, A/B: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 60.65%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 49.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Appreciation Pairs. North-south, A: Bill Boardman and partner, 56.17%; B: Beverly Dale and Dale Anderson, 55.18%; C: Mary Terrana and Patricia Lakeman, 50.34%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 65.38%; B: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 63.30%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Alicia Kolipinski, 43.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Diane Bloom and Jerry Geiger, 59.72%; B: Rita Sofia and Janet Frisch, 56.48%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 56.02%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 51.39%; Judy Zeckhauser and Joyce Greenspan, 45.37%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Club Appreciation Teams. Swiss Teams. Dorothy May, Janet Frisch, Cynthia Helfman, Mike Silverman, 64 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Christine Pesce and Mike Kisiel, 56.35%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 51.73%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and partner, 58.68%; B: Wilson McClaren and Carlton  Stone, 53.13%; C: Len and Nancy Knabelkamp, 52.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Appreciation Pairs. One Winner. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 66.42%; B: Paula Salamone and Dale Anderson, 61.54%; Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 59.61%; C: Bob Kaprove and Bill Boardman, 53.20%; Nadine Stein and Ruth Kozower, 50.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Appreciation Teams. Swiss Teams. A/B: Gaurang Sheth, Myra Razik, Mike Kisiel and Paula Salamone, 100 VPs. September and October Saturday Afternoon Club Series: (tie) Fenton Harrison, Ross Markello, 7.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 58.14%; Susan Levy and June Feuerstein, 57.95%; Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 57.58%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 65.72%; B/C: Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 62.88%; Jo Finton and Kathleen Stamm, 58.52%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 57.58%; Sandra Silverberg and Gail Pitterman, 56.82%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Doug Dean and Luke Danielson, 60.71%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 60.42%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 54.17%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 53.87%; east-west, A: (tie) Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.29%; Bud Seidenberg and  Fred Yellen, 55.03%; C: Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 51.59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Judy Padgug and Dian Petrov, 56%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 63.39%; Joyce Greenspan and James McClure, 59.52%; Elaine Moon and Beena Deshmukh, 56.85%; Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 55.95%; C: Cherry Searle and Peggy Stock, 50.60%; east-west, A/B: Kathy Stamm and Jo Finton, 63.39%; C: Anne Astmann and Liz Hemenway, 62.80%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 62.20%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 61.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 57.41%; B/C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 55.56%; Bob Olin and Ginny Panaro, 55.09%; Bert Hargesheimer and Pat Rasmus, 54.40%; east-west, A: Norm St. Denis and Claire Gareleck, 59.12%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 54.43%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 63.89%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 56.25%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 68.75%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Gene Finton, 65.51%; Joan Rose and Elizabeth Clark, 62.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell, A: Fred Yellen and Meg Klamp, 69.44%; B/C: Jeanne Gladysz and Joyce Kindt, 56.02%; John Toy and Donna Steffan, 55.56%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60%; Jim Biggers and Jim Downey, 56.37%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 55.91%; Ruth Huppuch and Casimer Soron, 55%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 66.39%; B: Anne Watkins and Dorothy Boyd, 58.63%; C: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 44.86%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 57.47%; B/C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 53.88%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jan O’Mara and Roz Berkowitz, 58.8%; Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 53.7%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Beverly Dale, 62%; Lance Pollock and Henry Chudy, 60.8%.

Garret Club Invitational – A/B: Carole Sedita and Mary Berlow, 66.17%; Gina Campbell and Margot Banta, 61.81%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Mercedes Reinbolt and Lois Smith, 62%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 59%;  C: Jim and Paula Jones, 55%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Bob Lederhouse and Marge Schomers, 57.5%; B: Connie Swick and Kathy Fenn, 55%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 58%; Lois Merritt and Carol Sagraves, 54%; east-west, Elaine Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 65%; Barb Hill and Ellie Guyette, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marv Feuerstein and Sam Grossman, 65%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 57%; east-west, Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 60%; (tie) Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 48%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 58.6%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 51.4%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman  55%; Dick Munschauer and Jeannette Reid, 53.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Marge and Bob McMillen, 64%; east-west, Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 74%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 57%; east-west, Rose and Joe Bochiechio, 60%.

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