Thursday, August 15, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 17

More than a dozen North American Pairs qualifier games, awarding triple points, half red, will be offered during the coming week. All of the games Tuesday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo will be NAP qualifiers. Same with all of the games today, Saturday, Aug. 17, through next Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Airport Bridge Club.
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Starting times vary this week at the Airport Bridge Club, with games at 11 a.m. today, at 1 p.m. Sunday, and at noon – an hour later than usual – each day from Monday to Saturday. This week’s evening game is at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The club holds a double-point Swiss team game with free sandwiches at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
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Bridge Club Meridian is awarding extra points at all of its games this month at no extra cost.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds its annual Corn Fest Sunday, Aug. 25, with food and a game at 4 p.m. It will be a unit-rated game with extra master points.
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Airport Bridge Club manager Bill Finkelstein will attempt to teach bridge to his mother during her visit Aug. 26 to 30 and there’s room for a limited number of other students at the lessons. Call 836-7016 for info.
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Congratulations to Chip Kean, who won 6.96 master points to lead the field at the Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament Aug. 9 to 11 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo in Amherst.
Other point leaders included Larry Soong, 6.02; Beena Deshmukh, 5.55; Madhav Deshmukh, 5.19; Andrei Reinhorn, 4.55; Art Matthies, 4.40; Elaine Moon, 4.27; Marilyn Shuman, 3.84; Usha Khurana, 3.75; and Joe Miranda, 3.39.
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Two more sectional tournaments for non-life master players are being held this weekend:
Niagara Intermediate Novice 0-300 Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 2 Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Today, 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. Today, 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.
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Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:
Unit-rated club-hosted game: Monday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. Bridge Club Meridian.
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
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.  
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 Street, 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, Ont. 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 reached a career total of 1,600 master points last weekend. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Duplicate scores
Week of Aug. 5 to Aug. 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Joyce Greenspan and Sandra Scheff, 57.64%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62.73%; C: Jerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 56.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and partner, 67.50%; B: Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 60%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 55%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 61.43%; C: Dede Kluckhohn and Paula Kotowski, 52.26%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 65.52%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 54.89%; C: Dorothy May and Alicia Kolipinski, 50.68%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Vince and Christine Pesce, 68.52%; B: Ed Drozen and Chuck Schorr, 63.41%; Alicia Kolipinski and Marilyn Sultz, 56.57%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 48.99%; Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 40.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Ed Ott and Paul Libby, 65.48%; B: John Kirsits and Martin Pieterse, 52.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 57.67%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 61.08%; B: Ruth Hnath and Paula Salamone, 51.25%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 56.92%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Alicia Kolipinski, 52.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Carolyn Siracuse and Mike Kisiel, 58.33%, B: (tie) Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, Ruth Jones and Ruth Hnath, 56.94%; B: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 54.17%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams, A: (tie) June Feuerstein, Ruth Hnath, Gaurang Sheth and partner; Liz Clark, Paul Libby, Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 67 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Liz Clark, Paul Libby, Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 67 VPs; B/C: (tie) Eva Schmidt, Paula Salamone, Mike Kisiel and Carolyn Siracuse; Myra Razik, Ron Henrikson, Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joyce Greenspan and Howard Wilinsky, 58.33%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 56.85%; B: Beena Deshmukh and Paula Rosen, 56.25%; Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 53.87%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 61.31%; B: Jim McClure and Judy Babat, 61.01%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.44%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 48.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 56.94%; Carlton Stone and Ross Markello, 56.10%; C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and David Millward, 60.19%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.10%; Joan Rose and Jay Levy, 56.94%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 47.22%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – One winner. Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 65%; Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 56%; Anne O'Connor and Joyce Kindt, 52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 59.82%; Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 55.06%; B: Roslyn Berkovitz and Jo Finton, 53.27%; Elizabeth Beishline and Elizabeth Neuner, 52.38%; C: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 49.11%; Marcia Frankel and Howard Wilinsky, 47.92%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 62.50%; B/C: Peter and Jennifer Reynolds, 58.94%; Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 50.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 57.87%; Carolyn Siracuse and Bob Olin, 56.48%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 52.78%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.16%; east-west, A/B: Warren O’Connell and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.77%; Gaurang Sheth and Penny Shui, 54.69%;  Norm St. Denis and Mark Pascale, 54.43%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Stan Kozlowski and Carlton Stone, 65.48%; John Toy and Judy Padgug, 58.04%; C: David Millward and Jean MacDonald, 55.36%; east-west, A/B: Joe Benenati and Donna Steffan, 55.82%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 55.03%; C: Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 51.06%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58.65%; (tie) Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, Jack Kern and Ann Lockwood, 58.33%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 56.42%; (tie) Jim Downing and David Floyd, Glen and Pat Schmarder, 54.49%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sue  Neubecker and Usha Khurana, 57.30%; Allen Beroza and Judy Graf, 53.45%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 53.08%; east-west, Fred Yellen and David Millward, 65.72%; Jeanne Gladysz and Pat Burns, 59.13%; Carolyn Siracuse and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.75%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Howell. Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 62%; Art Morth and Bob Olin, 55%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 51%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Jim and Paula Jones, 60%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marge Schomers, 55%; east-west, A: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 58%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 57.5%; C: Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 57%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Dave Larcom and Rita Haley, 61%; B: Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 58%.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Friday morning – A/B: Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 69.35%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 57.14%.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Friday afternoon – A/B: Madhav Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 69.35%; Marilyn Shuman and Ann Torrell, 63.39%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 62.20%; C: Mary Blanchard and Elizabeth Schulman, 47.62%.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Saturday morning – A: Linda Zittel and Pat Lakeman, 63.99%; B/C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 60.42%.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Saturday afternoon – A/B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 61.67%; Chip Kean and Larry Soong, 60.42%; Marilyn Shuman and Richard McGowan, 56.67%.  

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Sunday morning – Howell. Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 58%; Marilyn Shuman and Ann Torrell, 57%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 56.50%.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Sunday afternoon – Swiss teams. Larry Soong, Art Matthies, Chip Kean and Andrei Reinhorn, 98 vps; Barbara Kopko, Timothy Anderson, Gretchen Probst and Beverly Gibbs, 78 vps.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 66%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; east-west, Bruce and Jill Brown, 66%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 61%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Axelrod and Howard Strauss, 66.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 58.3%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 66.7%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wetlaufer. 56.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vinson, 59%; east-west, Helen and Bill Westley, 58%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 64.3%; Pat and Mike Weber, 56.2%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 63.2%; Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 61.3%.

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