Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 16

The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Valentine’s party and special game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. A newcomer game for players with fewer than 100 master points will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 18. The Bridge Center will offer extra-point games all next week.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and a President's Day chicken barbecue with double-point games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Single session double-point games will continue daily for the rest of the week. Call 836-7016 for info.
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Unit 116 holds its annual Taste of Buffalo pro-am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For partners, pros (more than 500 master points) call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054. Amateurs (fewer than 500 points) call Larry Soong at 688-1326.
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Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
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: http://www.unit166.ca.
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: http://www.unit166.ca.
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 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 expects to hit 1,500 master points any day now. 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 Feb. 4 to Feb. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 56.76%; B: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 54.42%; C: Alex Miller and Ginny Panaro, 47.26%; east-west, A: Vince and Christine Pesce, 57.82%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 56.33%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 51.23%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 70.37%; B: Chuck Schorr and Eleanor Whelan, 55.05%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn 48.56%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 58.16%; B: Bill Boardman and Ken Meier, 56.31%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 49.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Modified Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 65.41%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 63.75%; Marilyn Sultz and Janet Frisch, 60.41%; C: Sharon Chang and Judy Kaprove, 46.25%; Eileen Karnofsky and Martin Pieterse, 45.41%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 61.81%; B/C: Florence Notto and Jerry Kemsley, 53.47%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Harry Cheung, 64.06%; B/C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 54.43%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 62%; Bill Boardman and Jerry Geiger, 58%; B: Janet Frisch and Bob Andersen, 49%; C: Dorothy May and Ginny Panaro, 47%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Doug Dean and Dorothy May, 62%; Bill Boardman and partner, 55%; B: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 48%; C: (tie) Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, Al Dickman and Chick Heimerl, 47%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Junior Fund Swiss Teams. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 51 VPs; B: Liz Clark, Harry Cheung, Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 50 VPs; C: Alex Miller, Mike Kisiel, Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 45 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Junior Fund Swiss Teams. A/B: Mike Ryan, Howard Foster, Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 56 VPs; C: Florence Notto, Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 41 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Gail Pitterman and Kathy Stamm, 53.87%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 61.61%; B: Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 58.63%; Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 58.33%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 53.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.36%; east-west, A: Christy Kellogg and Michael Ryan, 56.55%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 56.25%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Claire Gareleck and Powhatan Wooldridge, 64.29%; C: Sean Bennett and John Bielinski, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 56.60%; B/C: Bernard Schiffman and Don Silverberg, 54.64%; east-west, A/B/C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.44%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 55.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: (tie) Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, Bert Hargesheimer and Paula Rosen, 57.18%; C: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 55.79%; east-west, A: John Bielinski and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; B: Penny Shui and Gary Schmitt, 58.07%; Warren O'Connell Jr. and James Reineck, 54.86%; C: Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 52.34%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 61.01%; B: Bob Olin and Eileen Karnofsky, 53.02%; C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 50.80%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.90%; Harry Cheung and James Tao, 58.69%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Liz Clark, 54.91%; C: Bill Rich and Joyce Greenspan, 48.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 59.26%; (tie) Sue Neubecker and Anne Watkins, Eileen Karnofsky and Claire Gareleck, 55.21%; Elaine Universal and Judy Graf, 54.17%.    

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jim Downing and David Floyd, 58.33%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 55.56%;  Rob Hessel and Marcia Hoffman, 54.47%; Merton Haynes and Dave Larcom, 52.08%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 65.11%; Dick Czarnecki and Harry Meyers, 54.92%; C: Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 51.45%; east-west; A: Judie Bailey and Dave Donaldson, 54.81%; Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 54.33%; C: Janet Dimet and Joyce Greenspan, 50.41%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – (Tie) Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 60%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 56.9%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 55%; east-west, Carolyn Siracuse and Henry Chudy, 63%; Dorothy Kumrow and Art Morth, 59.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Jan. 29) – Howell. A: Mark Pascal and Mercedes Reinbolt, 63%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 59%; C: Walt Olszewski and Bob Lederhouse,   52%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 68%; Elve Johnston and Kathryn Fenn,   59%; Bob Lederhouse and Marge Schomers, 54%; Marilyn White and Mercedes Reinbolt, 46%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Feb. 5) – Unit game. North-south, A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 59%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 56%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Bob Lederhouse,  47%; east-west, A: Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, 63%;  B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 59%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 55%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 63%; Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 54%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 63%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 56%; Tony DiTusa and Dave Stroud, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 74%; Karen Synor and Jeff Peters, 45%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 60.4%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 54.9%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene,  60.8%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 55%. 

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Rita Sofia and Jon Roalsvig, 63%; Ann Goodyear and Carol Neuhaus, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 61%; east-west, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 68%.

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