Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 1

The Fall Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will be held during all regularly scheduled games at most of the ACBL sanctioned clubs in the Buffalo area from Monday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 9. Silver master points will be awarded, with the potential for bonus points at the district level.
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The Airport Bridge Club will expand its schedule and hold two STaC sessions daily, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, through next Saturday, Dec. 8, and conclude with a silver-point STaC Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Call 603-6943 for info and to sign up.
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Western New York Unit 116 will hold its annual meeting and election on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga. A roast beef lunch will be held at noon, followed by the meeting and a pairs game at 1 p.m. Reservations for the lunch and game closed last Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Balloting for the unit board of directors continues until noon Sunday. Six candidates – Sue Bergman, Liz Clark, Richard McGowan, Sue Neubecker, Larry Soong and Eleanor Whelan – are competing for three open positions.
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The Airport Bridge Club offers a triple-point pairs game at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 1.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its weekly bagel Saturday game next Saturday, Dec. 8, with John Toy directing.
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2013 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. For info, click this link:
* 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.
* Cleveland All-American Regional – Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27.
* District 5 Spring STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
* Buffalo Summer Regional – Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30.
* Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28.
* Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29.
* Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10.
* District 5 Fall STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.
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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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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson just surpassed 1,400 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master and other bridge adventures at
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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

   Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Doug Dean and Jerry Geiger, 63.75%; B/C: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 60.42%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 58.75%; B/C: Margaret Miles and Ginny Panaro, 50.42%.

   Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, 61.32%; B/C: Jane O'Connor and Isabelle Banas, 54.12%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 67.13%; B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 57.18%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 46.30%.

   Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 62.50%; Paula Salamone and Jerry Geiger, 55.95%; B: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 54.76%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 53.57%.

   Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Marian Morber and Margaret Miles, 68.75%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Celine Murray, 65.63%; C: Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 60.42%. 

    Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 63.04%; Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.54%; B: Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 48.75%; C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 48.75%. November Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; (5-way tie) Doug Dean, Ginny Panaro, Carolyn Siracuse, Dorothy May, Cleveland Fleming, 6.5 points.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Arthur “Skip” Kean, 63.39%; B/C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 52.38%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 64.29%; B: Tish Schiffman and Kathy Stamm, 61.90%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 57.44%; C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 56.55%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60%; B: Allen Beroza and Judy Graf, 57.78%; Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 54.07%; C: Betty Metz and Art Matthies, 52.59%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.13%; B/C: Carlton Stone and Ed Drozen, 57.87%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.41%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Fred Yellen, 62.50%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.33%; B/C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 56.94%; Joyce Kindt and John Marvin, 55.09%; Chris Urbanek and Kathy Pollock, 54.63%;

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A/B: Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 62.50%; C: Gene and Jo Finton, 52.31%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 3 wins.

   Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 59.7%; (tie) Dorothy Kumrow and Paul Morgante, Lance Pollock and Henry Chudy, 56.3%.

   Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – A: Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 62.5%; B: (tie)  Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Barbara and John Scott, 57.3%. 

   Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 58%; Connie Swick and Marge Schomers, 55%.

Other clubs

   Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill  and Jo Rich, 71%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 64%; east-west, Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 57%.

   Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 65%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 64.4%; east-west, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myers, 64.4%; Esther Greene and Ruth Williams, 61.7%.

   Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Frank Belz and John Wolf, 60%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 57%.

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