Thursday, February 21, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 23

The Airport Bridge Club offers a double-point game at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 23, and again at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28. A progressive jackpot individual game will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Call 836-7016 to register.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has supervised play with Kathy Pollock at noon Monday, Feb. 25, lunch with Jim Gullo at the game on Friday, March 1, and bagels with its games at noon Saturdays.
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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. Pros, players with more than 500 master points, are paired with ams, who have fewer than 500 points. Players should bring their favorite appetizer, entree or dessert. For partners, call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054.
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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:
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 hit 1,500 master points on Presidents Day. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures at
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Duplicate scores
Week of Feb. 11 to Feb. 17
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 66.56%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 63.67%; Joyce Greenspan and Dale Anderson, 52.44%; C: Sudhakar Rao Perala and Mike Silverman, 47.35%; Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 46.66%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A: June Feuerstein and Mike Silverman, 56.02%; B: Ken Meier and Dave Donaldson, 48.38%; C: (tie) Faith Perry and Florence Boyd, Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 46.53%; east-west, A: Chuck Schorr and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 64.35%; B/C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 62.04%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Junior Fund Game. Modified Howell. A/B: Bill Boardman and Dave Donaldson, 58.59%; Nancy Torrell and Janet Frisch, 54.59%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A: Vince Pesce and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 53.57%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 66.07%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 56.85%; C: Joe Rooney and Ross Markello, 55.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 58.33%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Mike Silverman, 55.95%; C: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 51.79%; Dorothy May and Celine Murray, 50%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 66.90%; B: Ruth Hnath and Ruth Jones, 58.75%; Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 52.54%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.39%; Ginny Panaro and Dave Donaldson, 39.58%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Junior Fund Game. Swiss Teams. A: John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, Mike Ryan, Howard Foster, 40 VPs; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft, Eleanor Whelan, Liz Clark, Dale Anderson, 36 VPs; C: Alex Miller, Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Eileen Karnofsky, Mike Silverman, 31 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Junior Fund Game. Swiss Teams. A: Howard Foster, Mike Ryan, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, 40 VPs; B: Cleveland Fleming, Clare Schultz, Mike Kisiel, Paula Salamone, 35 VPs; C: Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Eileen Karnofsky, Alex Miller, Mike Silverman, 30 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters.North-south, A/B: Elaine Moon and Beena Deshmukh, 59.23%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 56.85%; Arthur “Chip” Kean and Usha Khurana, 54.17%; east-west, A: Joe Miranda and Paula Rosen, 60.71%; B/C: Judy Katz and Joel Brownstein, 56.55%; Rose Bochiechio and John Wolf, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Berta Brown and Jeanne Gladysz, 62.80%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 57.44%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 55.95%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Carol Bedell, 61.31%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 52.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 58.80%; Jack Cukierman and Jeff Bender, 57.41%; (tie) Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, Christy Kellogg and Bob Olin, 56.48%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 59.52%; Natalie Abramson and Elizabeth Neuner, 57.14%; Jacqueline Hanley and Lynn Witmer, 54.17%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 52.98%; east-west, A/B: Beena Deshmukh and Andrei Reinhorn, 63.10%; Paula Rosen and Art Matthies, 55.06%; C: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 51.19%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Pat Burns, 58.93%; C: Edith Knaszak and Janice O'Mara, 49.40%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Bender and Richard  Cramer-Benjamin, 61.31%; (tie) Mark Pascale and Nancy Wolstoncroft, Joel Brownstein and Jim Gullo, 54.46%; C: Kathy Stamm and Jo Finton, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Chuck  Schorr and Liz Clark, 68.75%; (tie) Bob Olin and Carolyn Siracuse, Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 56.41%; Judy Graf and Michael Ryan, 54.81%; C: Rita Sofia and Rita Sierocinski, 53.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Kathy Pollock, 75.93%; Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 65.28%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.11%; B/C: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 50.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 63.89%; Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas; 56.94%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 54.86%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 63.43%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.26%;  Pat Lakeman and Dave Larcom, 56.48%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 66.02%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.01%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 57.37%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 54.81%; C: Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 50%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 48.40%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, Bob Olin and Gwilym Brick, 2 wins.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Garnet Wallace and Vivian Harris, 63.28%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 61.59%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 67%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 54%; east-west, Pat Radtke and Chris Noe, 56%;  Sam Mistretto and Vince LoJacono, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 74%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, (tie) Ruth Jones and Nita Ferrell, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 57%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 50.1%; east-west,  Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 64.7%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 59.1%. 

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 63%; east-west, Helen and Bill Westley, 70%.

College Club Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Delores Anderson and Bonnie Botsford, 63.33%; Jane Hansen and Ona Hiller, 61.90%; east-west, Carla Bernhardt and Carolann Besch, 61.42%; Cleo Alexander and Dorothy Medler, 49.04%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 65%; Bob and Margaret Rivard, 53%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Lillian Reynolds, 59%; Carmela Losi and Esther Ferris, 53%.

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