Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: June 22

Unit pairs games with extra points are scheduled in two clubs today, Saturday, June 22. The game at the Airport Bridge Club begins at 11 a.m. The Lockport Duplicate Club is hosting the annual Unit 116 Strawberry Social, with strawberries at 12:30 p.m. and the game at 1 p.m., in the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
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Unit championships will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club and at 12:30 p.m. in the Lockport Club as part of the annual Unit 116 strawberry social.
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The Airport Bridge Club has triple-point pairs games at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, and 11 a.m. Monday, June 24. The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers supervised play for beginners at noon Monday, June 24.
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The annual Buffalo Regional Tournament runs Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30, in the Holiday Inn, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, with games at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. June 30. Most ACBL-sanctioned local clubs will be closed during the tournament, although Delaware Wednesday will play as usual. For complete tournament info, click this link.
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Congratulations to John Ziemer, the top Unit 116 silver point winner in the District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) from June 10 to 16 in local bridge clubs. Second overall in the district, which includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh, he earned 22.41 points.
Other leading Unit 116 point winners included Jerry Geiger, 17.28, fifth in the district; Judi Marshall, 17.08, sixth; Saleh Fetouh, 14.98, ninth; Dale Anderson, 11.61, 19th; Tom Fraas, 11.55, 20th; Mike Kisiel, 10.36, 26th; and Michael Ryan, 10.16, 30th.

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Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, July 13, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Annual picnic: Sunday, July 14, Carousel Room, Hamburg fairgrounds. Games at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets $15 ACBL members, $17 non-members.
For tickets, see a Unit 116 board member or visit the Unit 116 website, Deadline for reservations is July 7.
For info, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794, e-mail, or call Betty Metz at 773-7398, e-mail
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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Tournament calendar
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 June 10 to June 16
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 65.25%; B: Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 53.42%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Barbara Libby, 65.25%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.63%; B: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 53.13%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 57.50%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Alicia Kolipinski, 50.63%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Paul Libby, 63.48%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 59.82%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 62.36%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 48.51%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Judi Marshall, 60.11%; B: Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 57.55%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 45.48%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 65.98%; B: Ed Drozen and Carlton Stone, 60.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and Paul Libby, 59.51%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 56.67%; C: Rosalie Rosenband and Sandra Silverberg, 52.84%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 57.47%; B: Barbara Libby and Paula Salamone, 55.79%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 47.53%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Adrian Figliotti and Ruth Wurster, 62.43%, C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 49.86%; east-west, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 59.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south: A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.80%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 61.45%; B: Jerry Kemsley and Ruth Hnath, 55.15%. 

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south: A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 60.25%; B: Linda Wynes and Rita Sierocinski, 54.94%; east-west, A: Mike Kisiel and Tom Fraas, 63.04%; C: Ginny Panaro and Pawan Matta, 40.88%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 59.66%; east-west, A: Bob Andersen and Jerry Geiger, 56.69%; B/C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 55.28%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 59.08%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 52.58%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 60.17%; B: Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – Howell. A/B: Ron Henrikson and partner, 77.50%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ginny Panaro, 62.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 61.66%; Carolyn Siracuse and Mike Kisiel, 55.03%; B: Alice Bragg and Paula Salamone, 52.45%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 51.47%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 61.46%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 55.38%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 51.13%; east-west, A/B/C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 63%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss Teams. A: Howard Foster, Mike Ryan, Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, 109 VPs; B/C: Bob Kaprove, Judy Kaprove, Selina Volpatti, Dale Anderson, 98 VPs; Eva Schmidt, Myra Razik, Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Ron Henrikson, 92 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 60.33%; Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 59.30%; B: Elizabeth Neuner and Ted Kahn, 58.88%; Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 54.55%; Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 54.36%; east-west, A/B: Ginger Maiman and Marcia Wright, 59.28%; C: Joanne Zavarella and Elaine Zeve, 58.71%; Celia Linder and Sol Messinger, 57.58%; Martha Quinn and Mary Ball, 57.20%; Marilyn Shuman and Joyce Greenspan, 54.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 61.90%; Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 54.46%;  B: Claire Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 54.46%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 55.65%; B: Jim Gullo and Carol Bedell, 54.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Gaurang Sheth, 66.15%; Bill Rushmore and Saleh Fetouh, 58.33%; Joan Rose and Chris Urbanek, 57.87%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Ted Kahn and Tish Schiffman, 67.80%; Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 59.28%; B: Frank and Jeanette Levin, 52.46%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Judith L. Bailey, 40.53%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.39%; C: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 57.20%; Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 56.63%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 55.87%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Peter Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 61.46%; Meg Klamp and Jill Wooldridge, 57.29%; Gaurang Sheth and Mark Pascale, 56.77%; Roger Ball and Norm St. Denis, 55.09%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 54.95%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Saleh Fetouh, 62.27%; Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.40%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 66.38%; Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 62.04%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 59.44%; Berta Brown and Judy Padgug, 57.81%; C: Pat Lakeman and Ruth Wurster, 38.95%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Libby and Sue Neubecker, 58.28%; Pat Rasmus and Cathy Majewski, 57%; Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 54.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 58.33%; B: John Marvin and Joyce Kindt, 57.37%; Sharon Chang and Claire Gareleck, 55.45%; Mark Pascale and Saleh Fetouh, 54.81%; Pat Rasmus and Sharon Benz, 54.76%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.54%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 55.91%; Merton and Colleen Haynes, 55%; (tie) Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.09%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Dian Petrov, 63.19%; Meg Klamp and Liz Clark, 62.73%; C: Frank and Jeanette Levin, 51.62%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 66.20%; Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, 58.56%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 53.94%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Paul Zittel, 50.93%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 67.83%; Michael Ryan and Saleh Fetouh, 67.14%; C: Ted Kahn and Kamil Bishara, 52.53%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Alicia Kolipinski and Paul Morgante, 64.6%; Lance and Pam Pollock, 54.2%; Nancy Acara and Edna Fill, 52.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 65.6%; B: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 51%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 49%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 60%; B: Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 58%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 56%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Martin Schaus, 66%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; east-west, B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 60%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 59%; east-west, Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 61%; Toni Gartner and Peg Gorham, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 61.5%; Bernice Baker & Fritzi Schmitt, 60%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 60.7%; Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 52.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, 61%; east-west, Jan Roalsvig and Bill Adolf, 58%.

College Club Duplicate – North-south, Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 62.85%; Jane Hansen and Marcia Scott, 57.62%; east-west, Judy Danforth and Diane Liddell, 52,85%; Carolann Besch and Char Caprino, 51.90%.  

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 61.7%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 55.4%; east-west, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 60.4%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 57.1%.

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