Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: March 9

Two clubs – the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo – offer the ACBL-Wide Charity Game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Hand analysis booklets are provided and winners have a chance at extra district-wide points.
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The Airport Bridge Club holds a double-point Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Call 836-7016 to register. For Pi Day Thursday, March 14, each player at the 11 a.m. pairs game will get a personal pie to take home. Next Saturday, March 16, sees a “Beat Bill” unit championship pairs game at 11 a.m. For St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, there are pairs games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and free corned beef sandwiches.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo hosts a unit championship game as part of its Bagel Saturday game at noon next Saturday, March 16. A 0-99er championship game will be played at noon Monday, March 11, preceded by a mini-lesson at 11:30 a.m. The game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, features lunch with Jim Gullo.

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Chris Urbanek will begin a six-week course on the Two Over One bidding system on Wednesday, March 13, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222.
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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
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 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: 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 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 http://dalebridge.blogspot.com/
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Duplicate scores
Week of Feb. 25 to March 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund Game. Modified Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 67.08%; B: Dave Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 58.75%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 53.33%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 52.08%. February Club Series: (tie) Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 10 points.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Harry Cheung, 63.66%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 54.72%; C: Marian Morber and June Feuerstein, 47.83%; east-west, A: Bill Boardman and Chuck Schorr, 60.33%; B: Ken Meier and Dave Donaldson, 54.66%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 44.44%. February Club Series: Ken Meier, 12 points; (tie) Dave Donaldson, Bill Boardman, 9 points.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 71.53%; Dale Anderson and Jerry Geiger, 59.24%; B: (tie) Ruth Hnath and Alex Miller, June Feuerstein and Mike Silverman, 52.34%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 52.08%; John and Linda Wynes, 41.41%. February Club Series: Dale Anderson, 11.5 points; Celine Murray, 8 points.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 68.75%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 52.38%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 59.82%; B: Florence Boyd and Dale Anderson, 56.55%; C: Ed Drozen and Jerry Kemsley, 52.68%. February Club Series: John Ziemer, 12 points; (5-way tie) Ken Meier, John Kirsits, Harry Cheung, Allen Beroza, Jerry Geiger, 8 points.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 64.58%; Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 62.50%; B: Dorothy May and Joyce Greenspan, 59.72%; Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 54.17%; C: Jane O'Connor and Isabelle Banas, 50.69%. February Club Series: (tie) Ken Meier, Jim Mathis, 11.5 points.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 62.50%; Mike Kisiel and Alex Miller, 57.50%; B: (tie) Marilyn Sultz and Ginny Panaro, Sushil Amlani and Chuck Schorr, 50.83%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 46.25%. February Club Series: (tie) Manju Ceylony, Shakeel Ahmad, 16.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Chip Kean, 66.07%; B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 60.42%; C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 47.32%; east-west, A/B: Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 59.82%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 58.93%; Marjorie Plumb and Marcia Wright, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 57.74%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 54.17%; C: Rita Sierocinski and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.57%; east-west, A/B/C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 63.10%; Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 59.82%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Warren O'Connell, 65.28%; Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 58.80%; B/C: Cathy Majewski and Chip Kean, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 60.42%; Bill Rich and Elizabeth Neuner, 58.93%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Pat Lanighan, 55.48%; Rose Bochiechio and Tish Schiffman, 54.63%; C: Cherry Searle and Peggy Stock, 45.96%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 66.71%; Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.92%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.14%; C: James and Karen Stephenson, 48.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Gene Finton and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 67.45%; Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 64.06%; B: Bob Padgug and Norm St. Denis, 59.63%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.59%; C: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 43.75%; east-west, A: Gary Schmitt and Penny Shui, 61.81%; B: Walt Olszewski and Peter Shui, 55.09%; C: Jasbeer Makhija and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.19%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Anne Watkins, 54.63%; C: Jeanne Gladysz and Fran Kurtz, 51.62%; east-west, A: Joan Rose and Paula Rosen, 55.79%; Chris Urbanek and Kathy Pollock, 54.86%; B: Pat Rasmus and Gene Finton, 53.24%; C: Bill Rich and James Tao, 51.62%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and John Toy, 59.95%; B/C: Wufeng and Yichuan Luo, 57.87%; east-west, A/B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 65.05%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.79%; Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 55.32%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Penny Shui, 45.60%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 62.96%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 60.42%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.9%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58.85%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 62.27%; B/C: Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 59.03%; east-west, A/B: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 61.11%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 48.15%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Henry Chudy and Bill Rich, Carolyn Siracuse and Jan O’Mara, 57.94%; Mary Beth Debus and Bud Eckert, 57.43%; Anne and Mary O’Connor, 54.89%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Madhov Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 63%; B: Jasbeer Makhija and Mark Pascale, 57%; C: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 56%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 61%; B: (tie)  Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 58%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Bob Lederhouse, 45%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Dolletha Holmes, 63.90%; Vivian Harris and Garnet Wallace, 61.13%. 

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 62%; Sam Grossman and Tony DiTusa, 56%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 58%;  Lori Ripicci and Joe Day, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh.  

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Fritzi Schmitt, 65.2%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 52.9%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandra Recoon, 60%; Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 57.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Carol Neuhaus and Bill Westley, 69%; Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 50%.

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