Thursday, January 24, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 26

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday, Jan. 27, with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. For info, click this link:
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          Western New York Unit 116 has a unit-rated club-hosted game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in Bridge Club Meridian at Zion Church, 25 Koenig Circle at Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda.
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          The Airport Bridge Club holds a unit-rated game at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, and double point games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Jan. 31. The club offers a double-point Swiss teams game with free pizza at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Call 836-7016 for teams and to sign up.
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The 59th Niagara District Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 1, to 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. Friday and Saturday, knock-outs at 9 a.m. Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Chairman is Wiebe Hoogland. Phone (905) 688-0734 or email Partnership chairwoman is Kit Nash. Phone (905) 688-0734 or email For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:
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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: Thursday evening, Feb. 7, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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. 14 to Jan. 20
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Christine and Vince Pesce, 59.79%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 50.21%; east-west, A/B; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 62.29%; John Fiegl and Joanne Lafay, 61.85.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, 64.03%; B/C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.69%; east-west, A/B: Dave Donaldson and Bob Andersen, 57.49%; C: Bill Boardman and Paul Zittel, 49.74%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 57.81%; Janet Frisch and Rita Sofia, 55.21%; C: Bill Boardman and Faith Perry, 50.52%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Jerry Geiger, 64.06%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 56.25%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 46.62%; east-west, Bob Andersen and Barbara Libby, 59.49%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.48%; C: Carl Hasselback and Paul Zittel, 53.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 69.17%; B: Susie Weathers and Pam Righter, 56.67%; Celine Murray and Marilyn Sultz, 53.75%; C: Dave Donaldson and Faith Perry, 47.08%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 63.49%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.14%; Fenton Harrison and Bob Linn, 56.35%; C: Eileen Karnofsky and Martin Pieterse, 50.36%; Bill Boardman and Paul Zittel, 49.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Individual. A: Clare Schultz, 70.14%; Shakeel Ahmad, 59.03%; B: Dave Donaldson, 54.17%; (tie) Ruth Hnath, Janet Frisch, 52.08%; C: Dordy Donaldson, 51.39%; Rolene Pozarny, 50%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – Supervised Play. Howell. Chris Ludwig and Henry Borkowski, 69.63%; James and Karen Stephenson, 60.70%; Phyllis Stasiowski and Mary Ball, 56.97%; Jack Wynes and Janice Sufrin, 52.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Art “Skip” Kean, 58.63: B: (tie) Andrei Reinhorn and Beena Deshmukh, Martha Quinn and Anna Wallens, 56.55%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Janet Dimet, 72.32%; B: Elizabeth Beishline and Lois Tippett, 50.60%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 56.85%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Gary Schmitt, 55.65%; east-west, A: Tova Reinhorn and Christy Kellogg, 59.52%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.14%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 56.55%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Chuck Schorr, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Pat Burns and John Bielinski, 61.31%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Kathy Stamm and Jo Finton, 59.65%; Jacqueline Hanley and Elizabeth Neuner, 56.21%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 54.90%; C: Don Silverberg and Bernard Schiffman, 51.82%; east-west, A: Celine Murray and Peggy Mergenhagen, 61.05%; B: Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 58.12%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 55.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 59.27%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.87%; Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.59%; Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 54.37%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O'Mara, 49.48%; east-west, A: Tova Reinhorn and Judy Graf, 57.39%; B: Dave Donaldson and Sue Neubecker, 57.20%; John Ziemer and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.87%; Art Morth and Art Matthies, 54.92%; C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Jeanne Gladysz and Walt Olszewski, 66.30%; Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 60%; (tie) Harry Cheung and James Tao, Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 62.22%; B/C: (tie) Sue Neubecker and Usha Khurana, Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.78%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gorshall. 68.23%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 57.41%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 55.73%; Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 51.05%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50.52%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 61.11%; C: Bernie Czarnecki and Bob Lederhouse, 53.01%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Wilson McClaren, 60.19%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 59.49%; C: Joe Miranda and Marilyn Sultz, 40.97%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Howell. (Tie) Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 62.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 62.5%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski,  60.4%; (tie) John Meindl and Patricia Lanighan, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 48.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60%; Kathryn Fenn and Marge Schomers, 53%; Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 52%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija,   48%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 71%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 69%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 60%; Ellie Guyett and Barb Hill, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Harry Rogers and Dave Stroud, 56%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 55%; east-west, Bruce and Jill Brown, 66%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday –North-south, Ruth Jones and Fritzi Schmitt, 58.9%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 56.8%; east-west, Shirley Joseph and Ruth Axelrod, 68.1%; Mary Blanchard and Joe Fiore, 55%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge and Bob McMillen, 65%; Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 74%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 60%. 

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