Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: June 1

It’s a big week of special events at both of Buffalo’s major bridge clubs.
At the Bridge Center of Buffalo, there’s the extra-point Grace Lee Memorial Scholarship Game with dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, game at 5:45. Fee is $11. Call Jim Gullo at 348-4132. Extra-point games will be played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning and evening and Thursday noon. The club hosts a unit game Thursday evening, June 6.
Airport Bridge Club manager Bill Finkelstein’s birthday party for the players continues with a triple red point NAP qualifier today, Saturday, June 1, and double-point Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2. All morning games Monday to Friday offer triple red points, as does the evening game Monday, June 3, at 7:15 p.m.
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Both clubs host the Worldwide Pairs games Friday, June 7, at 7:15 p.m. and next Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. (Airport) and noon (BCB). 
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Congratuations to Dan Gerstman, who earned the most master points among the Buffalo area players at the Cleveland All-American Regional May 21 to May 26. He finished sixth overall with 86.48.
Other Buffalo players who scored well in Cleveland include: John Toy, 40.11 (27th); Judy Padgug, 20.90 (71st); Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 17.25 (tied for 89th); Jim Gullo, 16.64 (93rd); Saleh Fetouh, 14.28 (112th); and Bob Padgug, 13.65 (124th).

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Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
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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Tournament calendar
District 5 Summer STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16. The Airport Bridge Club will hold two daytime sessions every day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout STaC Week, with STaC Swiss teams at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. The club also will hold evening STaC pairs games at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, and Friday, June 14.
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 NLM Sectional – Non-life masters. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. 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.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 2014. 
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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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 here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of May 20 to May 26
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 58.04%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 56.85%; C: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 51.19%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 58.04%; C: Isabelle Banas and Linda Wynes, 57.74%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Mike Kisiel and Bob Linn, 67.59%; B: Celine Murray and Eleanor Whelan, 54.86%; C: Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 52.78%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.94%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Ginny Panaro, 52.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. North-south, A: Harry Cheung and Bob Linn, 67.36%; Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 61.81%; B: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 52.08%; C: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 50.69%.  

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 65.27%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 63.36%; B: Alex Miller and Mike Kisiel, 63.14%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 49.27%; Dave and Dordy Donaldson, 46.27%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 62.96%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Mary Davey Carr, 50.23%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 59.72%; B/C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 51.30%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Modified Howell. A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 67.48%; Alicia Kolipinski and Mike Silverman, 62.52%; B: Janet Frisch and Rita Sierocinski, 55.84%; Paul Orosz and Martin Pieterse, 53%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Sandra Rifkin, 46.67%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 42.33%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Championship. Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.96%; Chuck Schorr and Liz Clark, 59.72%; B: Ruth Hnath and Dale Anderson, 57.64%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 50.69%; C: Sushil Amlani and Jasbeer Makhija, 44.44%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday – May Teams Club Series: (3-way tie) Liz Clark, John Ziemer, Mike Ryan, 8.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Beena Deshmukh, 61.91%; B: Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 58.64%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 54.49%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Elizabeth Neuner, 62.26%; B/C: Janie Polk and Gail Pitterman, 59.25%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 58.47%; Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 54.05%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.69%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 58.04%; Pat Rasmus and Meg Klamp, 55.36%; east-west, A: Joan Rose and Donna Steffan, 66.96%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 58.04%; C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 56.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. Jim Gullo and Buxees Singh, 55.60%; Judy Graf and Michael Ryan, 55.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 59.47%; Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 55.49%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%; C: Penelope Shuman and Hannah Weinberg, 50.38%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 60.80%; B: Jo Finton and Helen “Mickey” Martin, 60.42%; Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 57.95%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 57.58%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.20%; Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 56.06%; C: Anita Kohn and Adrienne Sakavicius, 54.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 64.58%; B: Roger Ball and Penny Shui, 60.94%; Gene and Jo Finton, 55.47%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 50.93%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Norm St. Denis, 59.72%; Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 56.71%; Gaurang Sheth and Mark Pascale, 55.32%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 64.29%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.12%; east-west, A/B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Dave Donaldson, 64.58%; Elaine Universal and Judy Graf, 60.71%; Joan Rose and Maryann Szafran, 54.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Joyce Kindt and Cathy Majewski, 58.93%; John Marvin and Gaurang Sheth, 57.74%; Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 57.14%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south,  Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 65.48%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 55.95%; Joe Rooney and Art Schumacher, 50.3%; east-west, Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 60.71%; Lillian Gotshall and Jane Larcom, 56.85%; Bev Mallon and Denise Tait, 55.65%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Susan Bergman and Harry Cheung, 55.95%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 55.36%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 52.68%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 47.32%; C: Fran Kurtz and Ruth Wurster, 47.02%; east-west, A/B: Gene and Jo Finton, 62.50%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 56.25%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 61.2%; Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 53.3%; east-west, Bill Rich and Bud Eckert, 54.6%; Dorothy Kumrow and Pam Pollock, 52.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 63%; B: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 62%; C: Jim Madan and Gaurang Sheth, 60%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 63%; B: Lois Smith and Patricia Lanighan, 56%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 53%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 61%; Bill and Jo Rich, 58%; east-west, Lou Bacon and Virginia Ziebarth, 61%; Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 60%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 53%; east-west, Neil Katz and Raj Puri, 66%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south: Nita Ferrell and Howard Strauss, 59%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 58%; east-west, Teddy and David Speser, 63.1%; Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 62.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 59%; (tie) Helen and Bill Westley, Anne Goodyear and Bill Adolf, 50%.

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