Thursday, October 3, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 5

The Airport Bridge Club offers triple-point pairs games at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 5; at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7; and at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The club also has double point pairs games at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, and next Saturday, Oct. 12, and extra point Swiss team games with fractional gold point awards at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, and at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.
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Congratulations to Jay Levy, top master point winner at last weekend’s Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament with 17.96 points. Runners-up were Meg Klamp with 15.72 and Donna Steffan with 12.10. For complete tournament results, click 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: 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 in August. 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. 23 to Sept. 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs 

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 65.05%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 51.04%; east-west, A/B: Tom and Heather Pongray, 59.56%; C: Ron Helfman and Nancy Littenberg, 55.98%. 

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Jerry Geiger, 63.43%; B: Bob Andersen and Vince Pesce, 52.87%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Pawan Matta, 47.92%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Allen Beroza, 62.27%; B/C: Mary Terrana and Bill Boardman, 53.47%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 56.50%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 51.74; east-west, A: Dave Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 64.04%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 54.21%; C: Bill Boardman and Eva Schmidt, 51.54%.  

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Ruth Hnath and Ken Meier, 65.37%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.91%; C: Pat Lakeman and Carol Bedell, 49.22%; east-west, A/B: Christine Pesce and Bill Boardman, 54.86%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 52.78%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 57.95%; B: James McClure and Elaine Zeve, 57.77%; Sandy Adler and Sandra Rifkin, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 61.93%; Ron Ferguson and Bob Mann, 61.74%; Peggy Mergenhagen and Celine Murray, 57.58%; C: Cherry Searle and John Wolf, 57.58%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Jim Gullo, 59.72%; Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 57.41%; B: Claire Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 49.31%; C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 46.76%; east-west, A: Joan Rose and Donna Steffan, 62.73%; B: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.79%; C: (tie) Sharon Chang and Adrian Figliotti, Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 49.31%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Joan Rose and Jo Finton, 60%; Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 58.52%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 55.93%; Meg Klamp and Bob Padgug, 54.81%; C: Jeff Bender and John Bielinski, 48.89%. 

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Linda Wynes and Don Grant, 62.80%; B/C: Christine Grant and Helen “Mickey” Martin, 53.27%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 61.61%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Jo Finton, 59.82%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.55%.  

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 63.69%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 62.20%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 57.44%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 47.92%; east-west, A: Gaurang Sheth and Ken Meier, 70.54%; B/C: Walt Olszewski and Peter Shui, 59.82%; Penny Shui and Art Morth, 55.36%. 

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south,  James Downing and David Floyd, 58.3%; Dorothy Shorts and Roseann Stoklosa, 54.36%; Rhoda Eagle and Pat Rogers, 51,33%; east-west, Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 57.37%; Merton and Colleen Haynes, 56.76%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.24%.  

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 58.56%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Bob Andersen, 52.08%; C: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 50.93%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 57.41%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.71%.  

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bob Rivard and Art Morth, 64.4%; Nancy Acara and Beverly Dale, 51.7%; east-west, Nancy and Bruce Shaffer, 55.1%; Dorothy Kumrow and Lillian Reynolds, 52%.  

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: John Lewis and Roy Crocker, 64%; B: Joyce Kindt and Gene Giorgini, 61%; C: Jean Rosenthal and Dale Schlyer, 58%. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday morning – A: Dan Gerstman and Brian Meyer, 73.32%; B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 57.87%.  

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon – A: Judy Marshall and Meg Klamp, 64.88%; B: Gene Finton and Pat Rasmus, 60.88%; C: Max Rutherford and Michael Ritza, 56.60%. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – A: Joan Rose and Meg Klamp, 65.54%; B: Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 59.94%; C: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 55.61%. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon – A: Brian Meyer and Susan Cooper, 65.25%; B/C: Max Rutherford and Michael Ritza, 59.89%.  

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Sunday – Swiss teams. A: Bob Cannizzaro, Jay Levy, Jay Costello, Donna Steffan, 171 VPs; B/C: Linda and Paul Zittel, Tom Koralewski, Henry Salmin, 138 VPs. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Barone and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 58%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 57%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 56%. 

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 56%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 54%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 57%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 54%. 

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Betty Kittinger and Fred Nadel, 63.3%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 61.4%; Ruth Jones and Nita Ferrell, 55.2%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 70%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Killeen, 54.4%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 52.8%.   

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vinson, 74%; (tie) Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, Helen and Bill Westley, 54%.

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