Thursday, January 3, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 5

The Airport Bridge Club will hold Swiss team games with free pizza at 11 a.m. on the next two Sundays, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13. Call 836-7016 for partners and to sign up. 
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Western New York Unit 116 will host the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament from Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.
The schedule includes pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Chairing the tournament are Betty Metz (773-7398 or and Tova Reinhorn (632-2056 or For other info, click 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: Monday morning, Jan. 28, Bridge Club Meridian.
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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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
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2013 Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link:
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 Summer 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 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 Dec. 24 to Dec. 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

   Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Grass Roots Fund Game. Howell. A: Dale Anderson and Cleveland Fleming, 58.13%%; Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 54.76%; B: Paul Libby and Ross Markello, 53.37%; Doug Dean and Beverly Dale, 51.93%; C: Ginny Panaro and Mike Silverman, 47.02%.

   Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – December Club Series: John Ziemer, 11.5 points; Wilson McClaren, 8.5 points.

   Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Grass Roots Fund Game. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 65.25%; B: Celine Murray and Paula Kotowski, 57.58%; east-west, A: Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 58.33%; C: Art Aronson and Joyce Greenspan, 57.83%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 54.50%. December Club Series: John Ziemer, 16 points; Judi Marshall, 12 points.

   Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Grass Roots Fund Game. Howell. A: (tie) John Kirsits and Ken Meier, Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 58.80%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 50.46%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 48.15%. December Club Series: Paul Libby, 12.5 points; Mike Silverman, 10.5 points.

   Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Grass Roots Fund Game. Modified Howell. A: Margaret Miles and Marian Morber, 63.33%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55%; Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 52.92% C: Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 50%; Paul and Linda Zittel, 47.92%. December Club Series: Dale Anderson, 11 points; Paula Salamone, 10.5 points.

   Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Grass Roots Fund Game. Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 63.69%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 61.31%; B: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 51.19%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 48.81%. December Club Series: Mike Silverman, 13.5 points; Jerry Geiger, 11 points.

   Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – GNT Fund Game. Swiss Teams. A: Harry Cheung, Liz Clark, Mike Ryan, Howard Foster, 115 VPs; B: Marilyn Sultz, Clare Schultz, Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Paula Salamone, Cleveland Fleming, 98 VPs; C: Pawan Matta, Bob Hessel, Eileen Karnofsky, Judie Bailey, 85 VPs. December Club Series: Mike Silverman, 14.5 points; Jerry Geiger, 13 points.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jay Levy and Christy Kellogg, 71.35%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.81%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Harold Meyers, 52.31%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. Howell. A/B: Paula Rosen and Natalie Abramson, 64.92%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 57.58%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 56.85%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Penny Shui, 53.87%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Rita Sierocinski and Fran Kurtz, 56.55%; Joyce Meskill and Betty Bronstein, 55.36%; C: Bernie Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 43.15%; east-west, A/B: Allen Beroza and Mark Pascale, 56.85%; C: Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, 53.27%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Judy Graf and Allen Beroza, 59.26%; B/C: Catherine Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 57.41%; Stan Kozlowski and Fred Yellen, 55.09%.

   Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Dave Larcom, 59.52%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 57.14%; Bob Lederhouse and Joe Benenati, 55.36%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom 49.4%. 

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 66.96%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 66.07%; B: Ed Drozen and Gene Finton, 60.07; Bob Padgug and Dian Petrov, 56.79%; C: Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 48.81%; Ted Kahn and Bob Lederhouse, 46.30%.

   Delaware Wednesday evening – Home-style pairs. Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 3 wins.

Other clubs

   Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 62.2%; Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 55.6%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Bernie Myer, 58.3%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 57.2%.

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