Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: March 30

The Airport Bridge Club offers double points at its 11 a.m. games Monday, April 1; Wednesday, April 3; Friday, April 5; and next Saturday, April 6. A two-session Swiss team game with free pizza will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6. For teams and info, call 836-7016.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo features lunch with Jim Gullo during its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5.
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The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, in the Doubletree Hilton: Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. 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: Friday morning, April 12, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Barometer Unit game: Monday evening, May 13, Zion Church.
Strawberry Social Unit game: Saturday afternoon, June 22, Lockport Dale Center.
Annual picnic: Sunday afternoon, July 14, Hamburg fairgrounds.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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2013 Tournament calendar
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 Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo. Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 18.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. 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 March 18 to March 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Club Championship. Howell. A: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 58.85%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 55.21%; B: Ross Markello and Faith Perry, 54.69%; C: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 50.52%. 

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 71.62%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Faith Perry, 49.48%; east-west, A: Marian Morber and Shirley Cassety, 62.73%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 57.18%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 48.84%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 65.18%; B/C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.82%; C: Paul Orosz and Bill Boardman, 49.70%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Championship. One Winner. A: Mike Kisiel and Christine Pesce, 63.14%; Celine Murray and John Kirsits, 58.98%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.60%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 49.68%; C: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 49.40%; Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 46.15%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Championship. Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 57.64%; Paul Libby and Jim Mathis, 56.25%; B: Marian Morber and Ross Markello, 56.25%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 51.39%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.92%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Kisiel, 47.22%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Championship. Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Judi Marshall, 59.08%; Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 56.35%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 52.79; Paul and Linda Zittel, 52.57%; C: Dorothy May and Mike Silverman, 49.01%; Bill Boardman and Doug Dean, 45.95%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Jim Mathis, Judi Marshall, Liz Clark, Harry Cheung, 76 VPs; B: Shakeel Ahmad, Gaurang Sheth, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, 59 VPs; C: Paul Libby, Nancy Wolstoncroft, Barbara Libby, Mike Silverman, 58 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A/B: Nancy Wolstoncroft, Paul Libby, Mike Silverman, Barbara Libby, 76 VPs; C: Gaurang Sheth, Shakeel Ahmad, Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, 57 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 63.69%; Natalie Abramson and Joyce Greenspan, 56.25%; C: Martha Quinn and Anna Wallens, 48.81%; east-west, A: Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 56.55%; Larry Soong and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.25%; B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Betty Metz and Christy Kellogg, 57.04%; Fred Yellen and Bud  Seidenberg, 55.19%; B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 64.58%; B/C: Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 58.33%; Bob  Padgug and Tova Reinhorn, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 61.01%; James Tao and Bill Rich, 56.25%; Roslyn Berkovitz and Rose Bochiechio, 54.17%; C: Peggy Stock and Cherry Searle, 48.81%; east-west, A/B/C: Jayne Freeman and Anne Astmann, 60.71%; Elizabeth Neuner and Elizabeth Beishline, 59.82%; Paula Rosen and James McClure, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Inge Gallant, 67.82%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.80%; Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 56.71%; east-west, A: Mark Pascale and Beena Deshmukh, 60.65%; B: Usha Khurana and Chip Kean, 58.10%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 50.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 65.74%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.81%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 57.18%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and John Toy, 61.81%; B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 58.56%; C: Usha Khurana and Ruth Wurster, 49.54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon –  Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 59.63%; Fred Yellen and Stan Kozlowski, 58.52%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.30%; B: Anne Watkins and Betty Bronstein, 55.93%; Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.81%; C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 52.59%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – A: (tie) Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 55.56%;  B: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 54.86%; C: Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.78%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.19%; B: Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.01%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 52.08%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.65%; John Ziemer and Paul Libby, 60.19%; B: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 54.63%; C: Walt Olszewski and Penny Shui, 53.47%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Bob Olin and Dian Petrov, Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ron Fill and Bill Rich, 70.8%; Vince Taeger and Henry Chudy, 53.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jim Madan and Mark Pascale, 59%; B: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 58%; C: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 66%; B: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 57%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (tie) Robert Harris and Alice Bragg, Parmalier Murphy and Neola McGuire, 66.69 %.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 61%; Carol Neuhaus and Pawan Matta, 54%; east-west, Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 65%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 63%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 59%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 54%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 61.1%; Adrienne and Harris Goldstein, 53.3%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 63.4%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 52.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 60%; east-west, Lil Reynolds and Ann Goodyear, 58%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south,  Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 62%; Bob and Margaret Rivard, 51%; east-west, Lee Gordon and Will Sanscrainte; 62%; Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 57%.

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