Saturday, September 21, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 21

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link. All sanctioned clubs will be closed for the tournament.

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The Airport Bridge Club offers double-point games at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 21, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, to Thursday, Sept. 26. Players are invited to join director Bill Finkelstein and his mother for lunch after the games Tuesday and Thursday.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Bob Feasley memorial game with extra points and homemade desserts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

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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: Saturday, Oct. 19, noon, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

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.

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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Tournament calendar 

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 Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still 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 almost a month ago. 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 Sept. 9 to Sept. 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Unit Championship. North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 62.18%; B: Rao Perala and partner, 58.52%; C: Stewart Brenner and Ron Helfman, 55.01%; east-west, A/B: Chuck Heimerl and Margaret Miles, 63.57%; C: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 61.43%. 

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 60.71%; B/C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 53.66%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 56.69%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.23%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A/B/C: Christine Malarkey and Pawan Matta, 56.74%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Chuck Schorr, 62.90%; Myra Razik and Jean Macdonald, 57.54%; Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 48.27%.    

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A/B: Helen Panza and  Mike Silverman, 61.31%; C: Eva Schmidt and Jerry Kemsley, 48.81%; east-west, A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 64.29%; Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 50.60%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 44.94%. 

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 60.83%; B/C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 53.33%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Andersen, 64.17%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 60%; C: Jean Macdonald and Myra Razik, 50%. 

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Fund Game. Howell. A: Heather Pongray and partner, 58.93%;  Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 57.74%; B: Ginny Panaro and Dorothy May, 50.60%; Beverly Dale and Dale Anderson, 47.02%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 45.83%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 63.83%; Sandra Silverberg and Pat Kilbury, 58.90%; Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 56.06%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 54.73%; east-west, A/B/C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 58.71%; Ron Ferguson and Bob Mann, 57.01%; Janie Polk and Sandra Morrison, 55.11%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.17%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 63.43%; David Millward and Meg  Klamp, 58.80%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Adrian Figliotti, 54.40%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 62.04%; B/C: Sharon Chang and James Tao, 59.72%; Judy Graf and Joanne Kelley, 56.02%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. (3-way tie) A: Saleh Fetouh and Bill Rushmore, Christy Kellogg  and  Bob  Olin, Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 52%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 59.47%; Roslyn Berkovitz and Elizabeth Neuner, 55.11%; C: Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 54.92%; east-west, A/B: Helen “Mickey” Martin and Brian Block, 61.55%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 60.80%; Violet Makhija and James McClure, 59.28%; Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 58.33%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 57.95%; C: Janie Polk and Robin Coffin, 45.83%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Pat Burns and Chris Urbanek, 61.34%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 59.03%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.02%; Judy Marshall and Meg Klamp, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Peter Shui and Gary Schmitt, 58.07%; Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 57.29%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.20%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 58.33%; Eva Schmidt and Bob Olin, 57.55%; Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 56.25%; C: Marietta Kalman and Usha Khurana, 50%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 62.96%; Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 60.65%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 57.64%; C: James Tao and Sharon Chang, 47.92%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 64.58%; B/C: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 53.47%.  

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south,  Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 64.12%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 56.45%; Lillian Gotshall and Dave Larcom, 53.5%; east-west, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 57.53%; Shirley Philipps and Bernie Geyer, 52.65%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 52.36%; Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 50.02%. 

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 57.43%; Meg Klamp and Liz Clark, 55.95%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Joyce Greenspan, 45.32%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 73.28%; B: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 58.47%; C: Betty Metz and Art Matthies, 42.45%.  

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Joyce Kindt, 55.6%; Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 54.6%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Art Morth, 66.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 53%. 

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 64%; B: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54%; C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 52%; east-west, A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 63%; B: Mercedes Reinbolt and Paul Capen, 52%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51%. 

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: (tie) Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62.5%; B: Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 60%; C: Mercedes Reinbolt and Dave Larcom, 56%. 

Other clubs 

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Bill and Jo Rich, 57%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 56%; Dave Stroud and Paul Ziebarth, 53%. 

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 57%; Dave Stroud and Gil Watson, 55%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Ashok Nyalakonda and Lilly Pleskow, 64%. 

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Fritzi Schmitt, 64.8%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 55.2%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 63.3%;  Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 54.4%. 

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vincent, 65%; Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 64%; east-west, Pawan Matta and Wilson McClaren, 61%. 

College Club Duplicate – North-south, Gloria Fenston and Linda Franchell, 66.19%; Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, 61.42%; east-west, Marie Barker and Mary Szczepanski, 65%; Carla Bernhardt and Alicia Givens, 62.22%. 

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south,  Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 67.5%; Margaret Rivard and  Joanne Zavarella, 53%; east-west, Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 56.2%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 55.8%.



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