Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: July 6

Deadline is Sunday, July 7, for reservations for Unit 116’s annual picnic Sunday, July 14, in the Carousel Room at the Hamburg fairgrounds. Games are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for ACBL members, $17 for non-members. For tickets, see a Unit 116 board member or visit www.unit116.com.
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The Airport Bridge Club holds triple-point games at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7; 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 9; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11; and 11 a.m. Friday, July 12. Double points will be awarded in pairs games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10.
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Unit-rated games with extra points will be played next Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Club and noon for the bagel game at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Congratulations to former Buffalonian Joel Wooldridge, now a resident of Astoria, Queens, who was joined by his three teammates at the top of the list of master point winners at the Buffalo Summer Sectional Tournament June 25 to 30 in the Grand Island Holiday Inn. He earned 72.97 points – 38.92 on the winning team in the Wednesday-Thursday Bracket 1 knock-outs and 34.05 from winning the Friday-Saturday Bracket 1 knock-outs.
Top local player was John Toy, a member of the winning Swiss team on Sunday. He added 45.26 points and was ninth overall. In all, 563 players earned points. Other leading local point winners included:
Brian Meyer, 41.11 (16th).
Jay Levy, 40.52 (18th).
Dan Gerstman, 38.74 (tied 20th).
Saleh Fetouh, 37.88 (24th).
John Ziemer, 36.55 (25th).
Jerry Geiger, 35.89 (26th).
Jay Costello, 29.47 (35th).
Michael Ryan, 28.41 (40th).
Davis Heussler, 26.84 (43rd).
Ken Meier, 23.71 (54th).
Yichaun and Wufeng Luo, 22.05 (tied 58th).
Chris Urbanek, 21.74 (61st).
Bud Seidenberg, 21.26 (62nd).
Judy Graf, 20.13 (66th).
Gene Finton, 19.06 (69th).
David Hemmer, 18.82 (70th).
Donna Steffan, 18.16 (72nd).
David Colligan, 17.98 (73rd).
Peter and Penny Shui, 17.51 (tied 75th).
Andrei Reinhorn, 16.91 (81st).
Bob Padgug, 16.72 (83rd).
John Kirsits, 16.14 (87th).
Jeff Bender, 15.99 (88th).
Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 15.32 (94th).
Dian Petrov, 14.51 (101st).
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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:
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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.
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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 24 to June 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Sandra Scheff and Ruth Kozower, 57.53%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 52.71%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 60.49%; B: Bill Regan and Dale Anderson, 53.66%; C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 52.73%. June Club Series: (tie) Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 12 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – June Club Series: (4-way tie) Judi Marshall, Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, Jim Mathis, 8 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – June Club Series: Vince Pesce, 12.0 points; Adrian Figliotti, 8.5 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – June Club Series: (tie) Helen Panza, Mike Silverman, 11.5 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – June Club Series: Mike Silverman, 20 points; Jerry Geiger, 12 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – June Club Series: (3-way tie) Ron Henrikson, Carl Hasselback, Jan Hasselback, 9.5 points. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday – June Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 20 points; Dale Anderson, 13 points. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Closed all week for the Buffalo Regional Tournament.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Rob Hessel, 55.93%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.56%; (tie) Donna Moran and Maureen Cancillia, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom,  53.33%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Meg Klamp, 66.96%; B/C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Fran Kurtz, 57.32%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 64.66%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 62.77%; B/C: Helen Reilly and Celine Murray, 52.72%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 59.4%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 55%; east-west, Lillian and Jennifer Reynolds, 54.7%; Lance and Pam Pollock, 54.2%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Barbara and John Scott, 60%; B (tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Bob Lederhouse and Marge Schomers, 57%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 48%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; Bill Rich and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Jill and Bruce Brown, 60%; (tie) Alva Finkelstein and Marv Feuerstein, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 60%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57%; east-west, Joe Day and Ross Markello, 64%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Fritzi Schmitt, 59.9%; Teddy and David Speser, 57.9%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 63.9%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 55.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elsie Rogers and Vinson Emmett, 66%; Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Gene Wilkie, 59.4%; Lynda Pettit and John Wolf, 54.2%; east-west, Adrienne Sakavicius and Anita Kohn, 56.3%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 53.1%.

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