Thursday, August 29, 2013
Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 31
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Airport Bridge Club starts a new schedule with double-point pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday. There will be a triple-point pairs game at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 31, a double-point pairs game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, and an evening game at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
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On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, the Bridge Club Meridan plays at 10:30 a.m.; the Airport Bridge Club has a chicken barbecue with games at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., while the Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo is planning to offer beginner lessons in the fall. Call 834-4222.
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Labor Day Sectional Tournament is under way in the Holiday Inn, Toronto 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ont., across from Yorkdale Mall, from today, Saturday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 2. For info, click on this link.
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Unit 116 has updated 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.
Unit-rated club-hosted game: Saturday, Oct. 19, noon, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Eight Is Enough Swiss Teams: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Bridge Center of
Unit Pairs Game: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.
Unit-rated club-hosted game: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Lockport Duplicate Club.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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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.
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.
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 still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
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Bridge club websites:
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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. Duplicate Bridge
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
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Week of Aug. 19 to Aug. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 66.18%; Berta Brown and Joanne Kelley, 59.23%; Meg Klamp and Fred Yellen, 53.68%; B: Mike Mesirov and Nadine Stein, 52.64%;.east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and James Gullo, 61.83%; Jay Levy and David Millward, 57.67%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 54.66%.
evening – Howell. A: Dan Gerstman and Rick Benstock, 60.71%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 58.93%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.93%. Center of Buffalo Wednesday
noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Joe Miranda and Judy Zeckhauser, 57.48%; Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 56.04%; June Feuerstein and Natalie Abramson, 55.05%; C: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 48.40%; east-west, A/B/C: Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 60.46%; Paula Rosen and James McClure, 58.76%; Dede Kluckhohn and Adrian Figliotti, 57.69%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.13%. Center of Buffalo Thursday
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 69.21%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 65.28%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 55.09%; C: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 48.61%; east-west, A: Joel Brownstein and Jim Gullo, 62.24%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 61.98%; Art Morth and Penny Shui, 60.94%; C: Chip Kean and Cathy Majewski, 56.51%;
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B:Anne Watkins and Dick Czarnecki, 57.87%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.41%; Meg Klamp and Nadine Stein, 54.17%; east-west, (tie) A/B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 58.33%; Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 58.33%; Susan Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 55.21%.
noon – Howell. A: Claire Gareleck and Chris Urbanek, 60.74%; Pat Lakeman and John Toy, 57.78%; B: Usha Khurana and John Marvin, 57.04%; Michael Ryan and Jim Gullo, 56.30%. Center of Buffalo Saturday
afternoon – Corn Fest. North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.19%; Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 59.72%; B: Srinivas Damarla and Bernice Baker, 56.71%; C: Betty Metz and Helen Panza, 53.01%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Levy, 59.12%; B/C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 58.33%; Gaurang Sheth and Judie Bailey, 54.86%. Center of Buffalo Sunday
Bridge Club of
East Aurora Wednesday morning – One winner. Maureen Cancilla and Donna Moran, 66.35%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.93%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 58.33%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 55.13%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.2%; Jane Larcom and Colleen Haynes, 50.96%.
Monday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Judy Padgug, 63.86%; B: Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 51.36%; C: Joe Benenati and Ted Kahn, 41.32%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 61.83%; B: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 51.59%; C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 50.35%. Meridian
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; Carolyn Siracuse and Joyce Kindt, 54%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Lance Pollock, 62.5%; Margaret and Bob Rivard, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Lala Mahashwan and Cecelia Calabrese, 54%; (tie) Marian Morber and Carl Gebauer, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 53%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 64%; Emily Wandass and Louise Zygaj, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sally Steele, 61.5%; Jeanette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 55.7%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 54.9%; (tie) Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 52.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 58%; east-west, Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vincent, 60%.