Thursday, April 11, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: April 13

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament opens with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. It continues with pairs games Saturday, April 20, and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21.
For info, call tournament chairman Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or partnership chairwoman Sue Neubecker at 876-2630. For more info, click this link:
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          The Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed for all three days of the tournament. The Airport Bridge Club will be open Friday and closed for the other two days.
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The Airport Bridge Club has double-point pairs games at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, April 13, and Monday, April 15, to Thursday, April 18. Also on the schedule – a Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14. Call 836-7016 for info.
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Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
Barometer Unit game: Monday evening, May 13, Zion Church.
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Thursday evening, May 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Unit-rated, club-hosted Swiss team game: Sunday, May 19, Airport Bridge Club.
Strawberry Social Unit game: Saturday afternoon, June 22, Lockport Dale Center.
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, July 13, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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
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. For info, click this link:
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo. Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 18. For info, click this link:
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29. For info, click this link:
Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click 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 April 1 to April 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

   Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Modified Howell. A: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 60%; Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 58.75%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 54.17%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 49.59%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.92%.   

   Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Bump Mitchell. A: Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, 60.36%; Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 59.67%; B: Dorothy May and Carol Bedell, 55.02%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 52.57%; C: Don Grant and Jan Hasselback, 51.60%; Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 51.33%.

   Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Carlton Stone and Bill Boardman, 58.48%; B: Rita Sofia and Rita Sierocinski, 52.73%; C: Pawan Matta and Dave Donaldson, 48.76%; east-west, A/B/C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 58.78%.

   Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alex Miller and Mike Kisiel, 53.94%; B: (tie) Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 51.85%; C: Joe Rooney and Dave Donaldson, 51.16%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 64.58%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 55.32%; C: Don and Christine Grant, 47.69%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Modified Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 60%; B: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 58.52%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 55.41%; Joyce Greenspan and Ginny Panaro, 55%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 55.75%; Ginny Panaro and Mike Kisiel, 55.15%; B: Vince and Christine Pesce, 55.12%; C: Ross Markello and Bill Boardman, 51.99%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Harry Cheung, John Ziemer, Paul Libby, Barbara Libby, 120 VPs; Elaine Kurasiewicz, Jerry Geiger, Jim Mathis, Judi Marshall, 114 VPs; B: Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Alex Miller, Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 109 VPs; C: Ron Henrikson, Sushil Amlani, David Donaldson, Dordy Donaldson, Nancy Wolstoncroft, 107 VPs; Dorothy May, Mary Davey-Carr, Dale Anderson, Gaurang Sheth, Ruth Hnath, Ruth Jones, 104 VPs.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and Kathy Stamm, 60.23%; Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 59.66%; Chip Kean and Elizabeth Young, 54.92%; James McClure and Natalie Abramson, 54.17%; C: Mary Blanchard and Teddy Speser, 49.43%; east-west, A/B: Elizabeth Beishline and Lois Tippett, 63.64%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60.80%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 58.33%; C: John H. Wolf and Sudhakar Perala, 57.01%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Pat Rasmus and Judy Padgug, 62.96%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 60%; C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 56.67%; Ed Drozen and Helen Panza, 54.07%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 67.71%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 61.46%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 55.78%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 54.46%; east-west, A/B/C: Sudhakar Perala and Terrence Camp, 61.35%; James McClure and Elizabeth Beishline, 60.97%; Jayne Freeman and Anne Astmann, 59.23%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.65%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 63.43%; C: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 58.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Peter Shui and Henry Chudy, 60.88%; Norm St. Denis and Ken Meier, 60.65%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 60.42%; Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 59.38%; Bob Padgug and Fred Yellen, 55.73%; C: (tie) Sue Neubecker and Rita Sofia, Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 47.66%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 63.89%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.34%; Ed Drozen and Donna Steffan, 60.42%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 51.62%.

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Jim Gullo, 57.44%; C: Joyce Meskill and Cathy Majewski, 52.68%; east-west, A: John Toy and Pat Rasmus, 60.71%; B/C: Wufeng and Yichuan Luo, 53.87%.

   Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.12%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford,  55.36%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 54.17%; (three-way tie) Rob Hessel and Barb Booi, Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 49.4%. 

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.22%; B: Bob Andersen and Fran Kurtz, 55.93%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 55.56%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Sue Neubecker, 53.33%.

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Art Morth and Sue Neubecker, Gwilym Brick and Bob Olin, Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 2 wins.

   Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 62.5%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 55%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Bud Eckert, 59.6%; Nancy Acara and Margaret Rivard, 57.1%.

   Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Joyce Kindt and Gene Giorgini, 58%; B: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 55%.

   Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62%; B: Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 59%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 52%.  

Other clubs

   Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Cindy Darone and Charlotte Bonfrager, 57%; Bill Rich and Martin Schaus, 55%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Paul Ziebarth, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 53%.

   Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorhan and George Mayers, 59%; Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 52%; east-west, Tony DiTusa and Sam Grossman, 65%; Cindy Darone and Jeff Peters, 48%.

   Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Nita Ferrell, 65.9%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 55.2%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 59.1%;  Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 54%. 

   Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, 69%; Ann Goodyear and Dianne Bloom, 53%.

   Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 61%; Pat and Mike Weber, 60%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 69%; Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 57%.

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