Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: April 27

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3. John Toy will begin a series of lessons, “Back to Basics,” on May 22. For info, call him at 885-5364.
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Bridge Club Meridian offers double points at its 10:30 a.m. game Monday, April 29.
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The Airport Bridge Club is offering double points at its pairs games at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 27), Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30. The club also has a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Call 836-7016 to sign up.
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, winner of the most master points at the Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament April 19 to 21 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville. A member of the winning Swiss team on Sunday, he collected 21.66 points. Runners-up were two of his teammates – Chris Urbanek with 19.70 and Bud Seidenberg with 19.50.
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Many Buffalonians made the trek last week to Tennessee to play in one of the biggest regional tournaments on the calendar – the Gatlinburg Mid-Atlantic Regional – where 3,635 players earned master points.
Local players faring the best in Gatlinburg included Jill Wooldridge, 37.54 points (352nd); Powhatan Wooldridge, 36.37 (374th); John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 31.63 (tied for 518th); Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 19.58 (tied for 1,030th); and Kathy Pollock, 15.05 (1,375th).
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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 15 to 21
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 63.89%; B: Doug Dean and June Feuerstein, 58.33%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 50.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 59.49%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carl Stone, 58.56%; C: Ross Markello and June Feuerstein, 54.40%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, 65.97%; B: John Kirsits and Allen Beroza, 56.25%; C: Rao Perala and Ruth Hnath, 47.22%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Modified Howell. A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62.96%; Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 61.50%; B: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 54.67%; Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 54.07%; C: (tie) Joyce Greenspan and Florence Notto, 54.31%; Dave Donaldson and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Harry Cheung, 60.71%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 60.12%; C: Joe Rooney and Dave Donaldson, 51.79%; east-west, Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 66.07%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55.36%; C: (tie) Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 46.73%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Swiss Pairs. (Tie) Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, Paula Kotowski and partner, 2 wins. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Swiss Pairs. (Tie) Margaret Miles and Marian Morber, Ginny Panaro and Doug Dean, 2 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Tish Schiffman, 58.90%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.82%; east-west, A/B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 63.64%; Joyce Greenspan and Natalie Abramson, 60.98%; Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 59.09%; Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 56.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; B: Carlton Stone and Ed Drozen, 56.25%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 53.87%; east-west, A/B/C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 57.44%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 58%; Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 57%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 64.88%; Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 59.82%; east-west, A/B: Richard McGowan and Lou Di Lorenzo, 70.54%; C: James and Karen Stephenson, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Inge Gallant, 57.18%; Dian Petrov and Gene Finton, 55.09%; B: Sandra Marcussen and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.63%; C: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mark Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 68.75%; B: Gabriel Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 59.12%; C: Jo Nasoff Finton and Kathy Stamm, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Art Schumacher and Joe Rooney, 69.26%; Dave and Jane Larcom,  57.41%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55.93%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 55.19%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia,  50.37%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Jim Gullo and Sue Neubecker, 67.36%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 63.43%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 56.94% B: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 56.25%; Dave Donaldson and Bob Andersen, 55.79%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. Bob Olin and Sandra Marcussen, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 60.95%; Bill Rich and Art Morth, 50.9%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Bud Eckert, 67.8%; Lance Pollock and Henry Chudy, 61.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 59%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58%; C: (tie)  Barbara and John Scott. Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 47%; east-west, A: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 59%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51%; C:  Mercedes Reinbolt and Paul Capen, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; east-west, B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 61%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bobbi and Joe Huber, 52%; (tie) Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, Bruce and Jill Brown, 51%; east-west, Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 56%; (tie) Sam Barone and Tony diTusa, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 53%.              

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-South: Teddy and David Speser, 64.7%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 55.3%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 68.3%; Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 50.8%.  

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 63%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south,  Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 62%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59%; east-west, Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 63%; Joanne Biondo and Paul Morgante, 55%.


Buffalo Spring Sectional Friday – A: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 65.02%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.17%; B: Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 56.55%; Kathleen Landon and Sandra Stockton, 55.58%; C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 54.01%; Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 47.34%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Saturday – A: Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 63.75%; John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 62.35%; B/C: Yichaun and Wufeng Luo, 57.19%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg, Chris Urbanek, 154 VPs; B: Howard Gordon, Guy Arie, Michael Carney, Jerome Weiss, 137 VPs; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, Art Matthies, Chip Kean, 109 VPs.

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