Thursday, November 1, 2012

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 3

It’s club appreciation week at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, with double-point games at no extra charge.
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The Airport Bridge Club will hold a triple-point Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with free pizza. The club also will offer triple-point ACBL membership games at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, through next Saturday, Nov. 10. A progressive jackpot  individual game takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Pre-registration is required. Call 603-6943.
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          Eight Is Enough!, a team game hosted 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. 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, 2013.
* District 5 Fall STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.

          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 Oct. 22 to Oct. 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Ron Helfman and Paula Salamone, 57%; Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 52%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Club Appreciation Teams. Swiss Teams. Phyllis Wilkinson, Gerry Hooley Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 65 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A/B: Mary Davey Carr and Janet Frisch, 56%; Shirley Cassety and Marian Morber, 54%; C: Florence Notto and Beverly Dale, 52%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Individual game. A/B: (tie) Val Derenda, Linda Wynes, 63.46%; C: Don Grant, 59.62%. Thursday Club Series: (tie) Selina Volpatti, Adrian Figliotti, 9.5 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Individual game. A: Eva Schmidt, 61.54%; Mike Kisiel, 57.69%; Doug Dean, 53.85%; B: (tie) Margaret Miles, Beverly Dale, 50%. Friday Club Series: Margaret Miles, 10 points; (tie) Joyce Greenspan, Bill Boardman, 8.5 points.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – September and October Individual Club Series: Chuck Heimerl, 9 points; Pawan Matta, 6.5 points. September and October Saturday Afternoon Club Series: (tie) Fenton Harrison, Ross Markello, 7.5 points.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – September and October Sunday Pairs Club Series: Dorothy May, 7.5 points; (tie) Carl and Jan Hasselback, 5.0 points. September and October Sunday Teams Club Series: Dale Anderson, 10.5 points; Paul Zittel, 8.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Closed for the regional tournament.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.03%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 54.86%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 54.17%; Bev Mallon and Denise Tait,  53.47%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Feasley and Pat Burns, 67.56%; Jerry Geiger and Meg Klamp, 65.18%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 45.54%; C: Mercedes Reinboldt and Marilyn Sultz, 42.26%; east-west, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Sue Neubecker, 59.82%; C: Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 50.89%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Howell. A/B: (tie) Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 52.5%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Frank Schlehr and Art Morth, 71.5%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 63.2%.

Lockport Duplicate – Closed for the regional tournament.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Chris Urbanek was the local player earning the most master points, finishing in third place with 63.85. Former local player Joel Wooldridge was in a three-way tie for fourth with 58.14. Other leading local players include:

John Toy, 41.35 (23rd); Saleh Fetouh, 38.46 (32nd); Jay Costello, 32.40 (42nd); Dan Gerstman, 30.30 (43rd); Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 29.61 (tie for 44th); Jay Levy, 27.56 (47th); Michael Ryan, 27 (49th); Stan Kozlowski, 23.67 (58th); Dian Petrov, 22.68 (63rd); Alex Kowal, 22.49 (64th); Jerry Geiger, 21.21 (68th); Penny Shui, 19.69 (71st); Eleanor Whelan, 18.88 (74th); Peter Shui, 18.81 (75th); Jim Gullo, 16.34 (86th); Donna Steffan, 15.80 (92nd), Bob Padgug, 15.64 (96th) and Judy Padgug, 15.29 (100th).

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south: Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; east-west, Jill and Bruce Brown, 60%; B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – (tie) Bobbi and Joe Huber, Sam Grossman and Neil Katz, 61%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 57.6%; Dick Munschauer and Jeannette Reid, 57.3%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 60.7%; (tie) Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 53.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 78%; Marge McMillen and Marc Sobkiewicz, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 64%; Pat and Mike Weber, 60%; east-west. Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 55%; Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 53%.

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