Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: May 18

The Airport Bridge Club will host a unit championship Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 19. Call 836-7016 to sign up. The club offers double-point pairs games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21; Thursday, May 23; Friday, May 24; and next Saturday, May 25. This week’s evening game is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, with “chef creations” by Judy Kaprove.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo has a mentor appreciation party and game at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and extra-point games at noon Tuesday, May 21; 10:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 22; 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24; and noon next Saturday, May 25. 


Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Thursday evening, June 6, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

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.


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. 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.


Bridge club websites:

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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.
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.
Duplicate scores
Week of May 6 to May 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

   Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 59.23%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 61.01%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.57%; C: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 51.49%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Howell. A/B: David and Dordy Donaldson, 61.11%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.35%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 54.76%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Kisiel and Bob Linn, 62.55%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Chuck Schorr, 54.53%; C: Joe Rooney and Ron Henrikson, 48.77%; east-west, A/B: Larry Soong and Dorothy May, 62.50%; C: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 52.32%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – ACBL-wide International Fund Game #2. North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 68.45%; B: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 52.38%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 49.40%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 66.67%; B: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 54.17%; C: Jack and Linda Wynes, 50.60%. 

   Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 64.32%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Adrian Figliotti, 61.46%; C: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 45.83%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, 61.34%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.40%; C: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 52.08%.  

   Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.03%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 56.65%; C: Dorothy Soong and Carol Bedell, 48.30%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 63.69%; C: Joe Rooney and Dave Donaldson, 47.28%.  

   Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Championship. Howell. A: Carol Hairston and Cleveland Fleming, 55.36%; Chuck Heimerl and Mike Kisiel, 54.17%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 52.38%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 51.79%.  

   Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Club Championship Swiss Teams. A: Bob Linn, Mike Ryan, John Ziemer, Allen Beroza, 68 VPs; B/C: Alex Miller, Thom Burnett, Miri Salamone-Burnett, Paula Salamone, 66 VPs.

   Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Club Championship Swiss Teams. A: Manju Ceylony, Shakeel Ahmad, Eleanor Whelan, Liz Clark, 72 VPs; B/C: Gaurang Sheth, Ron Henrikson, Cleveland Fleming, Carol Hairston, 69 VPs. 

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 61.17%; Rose Bochiechio and Roslyn Berkovitz, 59.85%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 57.58%; Chip Kean and Elizabeth Young, 57.39%; C: Elaine Zeve and Judy Zeckhauser, 44.51%; east-west, A/B: Elizabeth Beishline and Lois Tippett, 71.21%; C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.87%.
   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 57.74%; B/C: Rita Sofia and Rita Sierocinski, 57.14%; Judy Padgug and Meg Klamp, 56.25%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 61.31%; B/C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%.
   Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 58.45%; B: Diane Bielinski and Kathy Pollock, 54.52%; C: John Bielinski and Claire Gareleck, 54.17%. 

   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 64.24%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.92%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 55.27%; C: Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 47.73%; east-west, A/B/C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 58.75%; Jo Finton and Helen Martin, 55.78%; Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 54.21%.
   Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Art Morth, 65.05%; B: Michael Mesirov and Gene Finton, 57.41%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.25%; Bob Olin and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.79%; C: Steve Rashkin and Steve Shanley, 41.90%; east-west, A: Penny Shui and Gaurang Sheth, 59.03%; B: Gary Schmitt and Peter Shui, 58.80%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 57.41%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.56%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 52.31%. 
   Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 60.42%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 56.25%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.12%; Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 60.42%; B: Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 56.02%; C: Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 52.31%.
   Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Meg Klamp and Betty Bronstein, 61.11%; John Toy and Bud Seidenberg, 58.89%; B: Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.07%; C: Cathy Majewski and Joyce Kindt, 53.33%.
   Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 61.01%; B: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.55%; C: Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 49.7%; east-west, A: Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 63.1%; B: Beverly Mallon and Denise Tait, 55.06%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 52.08%.  

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Harry Meyers and Dick Czarnecki, 59.64%; Bob Andersen and Fran Kurtz, 57.83%; C: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 49%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.99%; B/C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 55.4%. 

   Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – IMP game. Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 39 IMPs; Alex Kowal and Christy Kellogg, 16 IMPs. 

   Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 62.1%; Mary and Anne O’Connor, 54.7%; east-west, Jennifer and Lillian Reynolds, 59.2%; Paul Morgante and Art Morth, 53.7%. 

   Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 64%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 58%; C:  Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 50%. 

   Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Elve Johnston and Kathryn Fenn, 61%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57%; C: Mercedes Reinbolt and Rita Haley, 51%. 

Other clubs

   Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Raj Puri and Herb Falk, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 56%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%.  

   Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 55%; Marv Feuerstein and Jeff Peters, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 70%; Herb Falk and Raj Puri, 58%.

   Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Emily Wettlaufer, 77.5%; Ruth Killeen and Howard Strauss, 55%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 60.4%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 60%. 

   Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elaine Wegrzyn and Jan Roalsvig, 64%; Helen and Bill Westley, 56%. 

   College Club Duplicate – Howell. Cleo Alexander and Dorothy Medler, 61.11%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 59.72%; Bonnie Botsford and Delight Dann, 56.25%.  

   Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, John and Linda Wolf, 58.3%; Pat and Mike Weber, 57.5%; east-west, Kay and Rich Brinkman, 63.9%; Sue Strasser and Ron Fill, 56%.

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