Thursday, February 7, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 9

Unit-rated games will be played at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Bridge Club Meridian and 11 a.m. Monday at the Airport Bridge Club.
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All games at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo from Tuesday, Feb. 12, through next Saturday, Feb. 16, will offer double points.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have double-point Swiss team games with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, and next Sunday, Feb. 17. Call 836-7016 for info. The club also will have Valentine’s Day gifts for players on Thursday, Feb. 14.
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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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Congratulations again to Saleh Fetouh, leading master point winner in a sectional tournament for the second weekend in a row, this time in St. Catharines, Ont., where he amassed 35.75 points. Other leading Buffalo area players there included Chris Urbanek (14.31 points, 7th), Bud Seidenberg and David Hemmer (14, tied for 8th), Bill Rushmore (11.25, 14th) and Dian Petrov (10.14, 18th).
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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 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. 28 to Feb. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Unit Championship. North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 58.65%; B/C: Marilyn Steffan and Dale Anderson, 57.82%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 60.73%; B/C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 53.98%. January Club Series: Bob Linn, 12 points; (tie) Barbara Multerer, Art Schumacher, 9 points.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Ken Meier and Dave Donaldson, 63.63%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Faith Perry, 44.97%; east-west, A: Marian Morber and Shirley Cassety, 58.53%; B/C: Ginny Panaro and Bill Boardman, 54.43%. January Club Series: Dave Donaldson, 9 points; (5-way tie) Paul Libby, Barbara Libby, Liz Clark, Vince Pesce, Jim Mathis, 8 points.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 60.33%; B: Doug Dean and Dale Anderson, 51.04%; C: Faith Perry and Florence Notto, 49.42%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.58%; C: Judy Kaprove and Dave Donaldson, 47.67%. January Club Series: (tie) Faith Perry, Dale Anderson, 10.5 points.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 66.00%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 45.83%; east-west, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 65.90%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 58.83%. January Club Series: Nancy Kessler, 11.0 points; (5-way tie) Ruth Kozower, Ed Drozen, Ross Markello, Carl Stone, John Ziemer, 7.5 points.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell, A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 62.50%; B: Paul and Barbara Libby, 54.76%; C: Martin Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 51.19%; Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 50%. January Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; Dale Anderson, 7 points. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Andrei Reinhorn and Larry Soong, 63.99%; Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 54.46%; B/C: Laurie Foster and Tish Schiffman, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 65.18%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 57.14%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Berta Brown and Stan Kozlowski, 63.63%; Judy Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 59.09%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Usha Khurana, 59.09%; Rita Sierocinski and Carolyn Siracuse, 57.28%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Warren O'Connell Jr., 63.50%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: James and Karen Stephenson, 57.14%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.65%; Eugene S. Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 54.76%; Elaine Moon and Jacqueline Hanley, 54.46%; east-west, A/B/C: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 71.60%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 65.06%; James Tao and Larry Soong, 62.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 56.02%; Ginny Panaro and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.09%; B/C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 49.77%; east-west, A/B/C: Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 59.95%; Richard Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 58.33%; Linda Burroughsford and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.79%; Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 60.58%; Harry Cheung and James Tao, 58.04%; B/C: John Kirsits and Ed Drozen, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 56.55%; B: (tie) Betty Metz and David Donaldson, Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 53.57%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 64.81%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 62.92%; (tie) Pat Rogers and Mary Alice Kotansky, Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.81%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Unit game. A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63.39%; John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 62.5%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 61.61%; Stan Kozlowski and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; 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, Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 61%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 52.5%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Bud Eckert, 58%; Lance and Pam Pollock, 51.5%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Bill and Jo Rich, 54%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 63%; Elaine Bolz and Marie Schneider, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 56%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 68%; Jeff Peters and Dave Stroud, 47%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Helen and Bill Westley, Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 61%; east-west, Norm Kirchner and Bill Adolf, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 58%; east-west, Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 55%.

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