Friday, July 12, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: July 13

Unit-rated games with extra points will be played today, Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club and noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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          There are chances galore to earn triple points at North American Pairs (NAP) qualifying games next week.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers them Tuesday, July 16; Friday, July 19; next Saturday, July 20, and at both morning and evening games Wednesday, July 17.
The Airport Bridge Club awards them in two sessions of pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, and Friday, July 19, at its weekly evening game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, and at 11 a.m. next Saturday, July 20.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo also has a 99er game at noon Monday, July 15, and an extra point game at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The club is holding its special Slam Zone Game at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, when every hand that’s played has slam potential. For info, call John Bielinski at 675-0507.
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The Airport Bridge Club offers double points at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, and has a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21. For info, call 836-7016. 
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Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:
Eight Is Enough Swiss Teams: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Unit Pairs Game: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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Tournament calendar

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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          We picked up a bunch of flyers for bridge tournaments at the recent Buffalo Regional Tournament. They include:
          Niagara Intermediate Novice 0-300 Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 2 Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days with free lunch between sessions. For info, call Lorna Johnson at (905) 894-4056. For partners, call Sue Arnedt at (905) 892-6009.
          Olympiad VII – For players with fewer than 750 master points. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10806 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by awards and hand discussion. For info, call Dick Early at (330) 928-1104.
          Labour Day Sectional – Holiday Inn, 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ont., across from Yorkdale Mall. Saturday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 2. For info, click on this link.
          Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15. Open pairs and novice pairs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday with free lunch between sessions. Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday. For info, call Lori Benacci at (814) 836-5254. For flyer, click on this link.
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Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.
Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Bridge Club 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 here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of July 1 to July 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Margaret Miles and Dede Kluckhohn, 66.67%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 64.44%; B: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 55%; C: Christine Malarkey and Nancy Littenberg, 50.84%; June Feuerstein and Dorothy Soong, 50.37%. 

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 64.38%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 55.05%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 66.62%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.51%; C: Don Grant and Ron Henrikson, 55.79%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Rita Sierocinski, 56.25%; C: Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 55.83%; east-west, A: (tie) Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 54.17%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Bill Regan, 53.75%.  

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Janet Frisch and Mike Kisiel, 54.37%; B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and June Feuerstein, 53.97%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 58.73%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 51.59%.   

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 59.72%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 55.56%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Florence Notto, 63.49%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.15%.  

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One Winner. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 62.90%; B: Florence Notto and Mike Silverman, 57.21%; C: Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, 52.68%; Marilyn Sultz and Alicia Kolipinski, 52.30%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A/B: Maury and Lois Tatelman, 56.67%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Fenton Harrison, 55.42%; east-west, A/B/C: Stephen Newman and Nancy Littenberg, 59.58%.  

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 63.78%; Harry Cheung and Chuck Schorr, 62.85%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 53.59%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 52.20%; C: Paul Zatulove and Stephen Newman, 45.03%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 66.86%; Marilyn Shuman and Ted Kahn, 60.61%; B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.71%; C: (tie) Sandra Silverberg and Howard Wilinsky, Judy Zeckhauser and Laurie Foster, 46.40%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 61.17%; Larry Soong and Andrei Reinhorn, 60.98%; B/C: Mary Ball and Martha Quinn, 58.71%; Sandra Morrison and Judy Reich, 55.11%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.36%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.78%; Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.70%; Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 55.41%; Meg Klamp and David Millward, 54.49%; C: Eleanor Whelan and James Tao, 48.41%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 61.08%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.72%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 52.87%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: (tie) Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, 63%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 62.50%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 59.26%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 54.17%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.55%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.26%; B: David Millward and Fred Yellen, 57.87%; James Tao and Harry Cheung, 56.94%; (tie) Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 55.56%; C: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 50%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.96%; B: Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 59.72%; Usha Khurana and John Toy, 55.56%; C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 51.85%.  

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 59.52%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell,  58.93%; Pat Rogers and Mary Alice Kotanski, 52.98%; east-west, James Downing and David Floyd, 60.42%; Bev Mallon and Denise Tait, 53.87%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 49.4%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 59.26%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.39%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 57.14%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 50.30%.  

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Paul Morgante, 59.2%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 57.1%; east-west, Carolyn Siracuse and Janet Frisch, 60.4%; Dorothy Kumrow and Art Morth, 59.2%. 

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jean Rosenthal and Mark Pascale, 61%; B: Jim and Paula Jones, 60%; C: Miriam Regnet and Kathryn Fenn, 56%. 

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 61%; B: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55%. 

Other clubs 

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Karen Synor, 55%; Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 54%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 72%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 59%. 

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Jeannette Reid, 63.5%; Adrienne and Harris Goldstein, 53.5%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 65.8%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 55.8%. 

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Edna Fill and Grace Byrd, 58%; Pat and Mike Weber, 57%; east-west, Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 66%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 53%.

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