Thursday, January 31, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 2

Lockport Duplicate Club will hold a unit-rated game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Lockport Senior Centre, 33 Ontario St. Lockport. Call Marge Schomers at 434-8635 for information or partners.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have double-point Swiss team games with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Partners and teammates available. Call 836-7016 for info and to sign up. The club also will have a double-point pairs game at 11 a.m. Monday.
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The 59th Niagara District Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Quality Hotel: Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. The schedule includes pairs games at 1 and 7 p.m. today and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, who won the most master points at last weekend’s Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament, with 19.04.
         Other master point leaders included: Chris Urbanek, 17.28; John Toy, 14.51; Dian Petrov, 14.16; Jay Costello, 12.48; Judy Padgug, 12.09; David Hemmer, 11.76; Fred Yellen, 11.10; Joan Rose, 10.97; and Donna Steffan, 10.14.
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Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Monday morning, Feb. 11, Bridge Club Meridian.
Pro-Am Unit Game and Taste of Buffalo: Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Wearin’ o’ the Green Unit Pairs Game: Monday evening, March 4, Zion Church.
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, March 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Friday morning, April 12, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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2013 Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree Hilton: Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 31. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21. For info, click this link:
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.  Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27. For info, click this link:
District 5 Summer STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
Buffalo Summer Regional – Holiday Inn, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30. For info, click this link:
Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29.
Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:
District 5 Winter 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 is approaching 1,500 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master and other bridge adventures at
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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 21 to Jan. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Thom Burnett, 62.07%; B: Doug Dean and Carlton Stone, 53.10%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.36%; east-west, A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 65.19%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.68%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 48.68%. January Club Series: Bob Linn, 12 points; (tie) Barbara Multerer, Art Schumacher, 9 points.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Christine and Vince Pesce, 60.07%; B/C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 50.35%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 56.35%; B: (tie) Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.57%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 53.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: (tie) Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, Paul Libby and Liz Clark, 57.87%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 53.70%; C: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 50.93%; east-west, A/B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 53.94%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 48.84%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Harry Cheung and Bob Linn, 63.39%; B: Faith Perry and Ruth Hnath, 52.89%; C: Julie Kretzer and Marilyn Steffan, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62.85%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 40.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. One Winner. A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 59.92%; Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 58.33%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 51.71%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Individual. A: (tie) Doug Dean, Jerry Geiger, 57.69%; B/C: Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53.85%. January Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; Dale Anderson, 7 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 63.39%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 58.04%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.74%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 57.14%; Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 62.82%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 59.61%; Claire Gareleck and Powhatan Wooldridge, 55.45%; B: Carlton Stone and Eleanor Whelan, 53.20%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 52.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 61.11%; B: Jim Gullo and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%; C: Jeff Bender and Diane Bielinski, 52.78%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and James McClure, 54.46%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Patricia Lanighan, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.39%; Jo Finton and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 57.18%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 56.25%; Claire Gareleck and Norm St. Denis, 56.02%; east-west, A/B: Gaurang Sheth and Peter Patterson, 58.56%; Warren O'Connell Jr. and James Reineck, 56.71%; C: Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.81%; Glen and Pat Schmarder,  61.11%; Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 56.25%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53.47%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63.39%; John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 62.5%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 61.61%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 58.93%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 48.51%; Frank and Jeanette Levin, 44.94%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Edna Fill, 3%; Joyce Kindt and Gene Giorgini, 54%; east-west, Al Dickman and Frank Schlehr, 58.5%; Dorothy Kumrow and Bud Eckert, 56.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 68%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 60%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 56%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 67.15%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Bob Padgug, 66.84%. 

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 65.68%; C: John Morrison and Ken Salter, 56.24%. 

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Brent Gibbs and Despina Georgas, 67.46%; Catherine Majewski and Joan Rose, 64.46%; B/C: Jan Flott and Kathy Hill, 59.92%; Faith Perry and Florence Boyd, 58.69%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Jay Costello and Saleh Fetouh, 69.17%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 66.45%; Jeff Bender and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 62.20%. 

Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A/B: Warren O'Connell Jr., Dian Petrov, James Reineck and Kamil Bishara, 163 VPs; David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 148 VPs; C: Jianfeng Luo, Melissa Luo, Yichuan Luo and Wufeng Luo, 114 VPs.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 64%; Cindy Darone and Tony Ditusa, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Fritzi Schmitt, 63.8%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 58.6%; east-west, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 66.7%; (tie) Mary Blanchard and Joe Fiore, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 57.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Fenton Harrison and Stan Kozlowski, 71%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 65%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 60%; east-west, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 65%.

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