Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 24

   An ACBL-wide charity game will be held at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, with hand analysis by Barry Rigal and bonus master points awarded the district and national levels. Taking part locally will be Bridge Club Meridian and the Airport Bridge Club.
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   Chris Urbanek will give a single session lesson on defense at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Topics include opening leads, signals, strategies and trump promotion.  For info, call 834-4222. The club offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. game Friday.
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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.
   Tickets for lunch and the game are $5 for ACBL members, $10 for non-members. Deadline for purchasing tickets, which are available from any Unit 116 board member, is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Chairwoman is Fran Kurtz (688-7069 or kurtz1095@roadrunner.com). For partners, contact Betty Metz (773-7398 or bettymetz@roadrunner.com).
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   The Airport Bridge Club holds an individual game with a prize jackpot of $72 at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Call 603-6943 to sign up. The club also offers triple points at all its 11 a.m. games Monday, Nov. 26, to next Saturday, Dec. 1.
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   The Fall Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will be held in participating local clubs from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9. Silver master points will be awarded for play during regularly-scheduled games at the clubs, with bonus points at the district level for winners. The Airport Bridge Club plans to hold morning and afternoon STaC games Monday, Dec. 3, to Saturday, Dec. 8, and a STaC Swiss team game on Sunday, Dec. 9.
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2013 Tournament calendar
* Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link: http://web2.acbl.org/tournaments/Ads/2013/01/1301025.pdf
* 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: http://www.unit116.com/index.html
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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 danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 http://dalebridge.blogspot.com/
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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 12 to Nov. 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

   Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Bob Andersen and Barbara Libby, 58.33%; B: John Fiegl and Joanne Lafay, 53.57%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.68%; east-west, A/B/C: Linda Wynes and Isabelle Banas, 55.65%.

   Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 62.96%; B: Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 54.86%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 52.31%; east-west, A/B: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 63.89%; C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 40.74%.

   Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 75.25%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 50.54%; east-west, A: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 60.27%; B: Ruth Hnath and Paula Salamone, 52.90%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 52.03%.

   Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Dorothy Boyd and Allen Beroza, 60.40%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Dave Donaldson, 57.78%; east-west, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Carlton Stone, 55.27%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 52.14%.

   Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Scrambled Mitchell. A: Allen Beroza and Paul Libby, 64.74%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 63.39%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 63.14%; C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 52.89%; Dave Donaldson and Joe Rooney, 50.96%.  

   Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Jim Madan and Cleveland Fleming, 60.19%; Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 56.48%; B: Paul and Terry Ganley, 51.39%; Carlton Stone and Ross Markello, 50.46%; C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 48.15%.

   Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Barbara Libby, Paul Libby, Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, 131 VPs; Nancy Wolstoncroft, Judi Marshall, Dave Donaldson, Mike Silverman, 111 VPs; B: Bob Olin, Eileen Karnofsky, Gaurang Sheth, Bob Kaprove, 109 VPs; C: Doanne Jackson, Thom Burnett, Miri Salamone-Burnett, Paula Salamone, 101 VPs.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Roslyn Berkovitz and Rose Bochiechio, 60.80%; Ted Kahn and Joel Brownstein, 59.28%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 58.71%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Judith L. Bailey, 42.42; east-west, A: James Tao and Larry Soong, 73.30%; B/C: Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 57.20%: Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 56.82%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 65.70%; Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 59.61%; Joan Rose and Judy Padgug, 58.65%; Bob Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 57.37%; Betty Metz and Art Matthies, 54.49%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Bob Olin and Christy Kellogg, 59.52%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 58.33%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: James and Karen Stephenson, 61.01%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 60.42%; Bill Rich and Eugene S. Nawotniak, 56.25%; Patricia Lanighan and Mercedes Reinbolt, 55.95%;  Judith Babat and Tish Schiffman, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 64.29%; Liz Hemenway and  Anne Astmann, 61.31%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.76%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 62.27%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.10%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 50.46%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 50.23%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Art Morth, 54.40%; B: Paul Piciulo and Sean Bennett, 53.94%; C: Madhav Deshmukh and Jasbeer Makhija, 53.01%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 60.16%; Stan Kozlowski and Christy Kellogg, 59.03%; Judy Graf and Michael Ryan, 56.77%; C: Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 54.17%; east-west, A: Trudy Manaher and Barbara Libby, 62.73%; B/C: Art Matthies and Betty Metz, 61.81%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Fred Yellen and Stan Kozlowski, 64.07%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.22%; Chris Urbanek and Penny Shui, 56.67%; B/C: Catherine Majewski and Joyce Meskill, 51.11%.

   Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 65.07%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.1%; (tie) Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, John Fiegl and Jane Larcom,  59.61%; (tie) Bob Lederhouse and Joe Miranda, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 56.41%.

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Mercedes Reinbolt and Ruth Wurster, 56.63%; Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 56.38%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 55.72%; Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 55.38%; Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 54.65%.

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 3 wins.

   Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 55%; Jan O’Mara and Joyce Kindt, 54.5%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Lance Pollock, 64%; Frank Schlehr and Art Morth, 55%.

   Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 60%; Roy Crocker and Bob Lederhouse, 57%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 52%.

   Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 57%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 56%.

Other clubs

   Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 67%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 54%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 54%; Sam Grossman and Harry Rogers, 51%.

   Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 64.7%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 60.3%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 70.4%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 68.1%.

   Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge and Bob McMillen, 63%; Fenton Harrison and Marc Sobkiewicz, 58%.

   College Club Duplicate  North-south, Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 60.71%; Mary Akman and Dorinne Ebel, 58.73%l east-west, Carla Bernhardt and Diane Liddell, 65.47%; Marie Barke and Debbie Charles, 58.73%.  

   Friday Dupliclub – Howell. Edna and Ron Fill, 63%; Bob and Margaret Rivard, 57%.

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