The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Nov. 9, with pairs and team games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has extra-point charity games Tuesday, Nov. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15, and holds a club-hosted unit game at noon next Saturday, Nov. 16. The club will offer practice games for beginners starting Monday, Nov. 18. For info, call Christy Kellogg at 675-7414.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have a Veterans Day chicken barbecue Monday with games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be triple-point games Wednesday and Friday (11 a.m.), double-point games Sunday (1 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (11 a.m.), and a club-hosted unit game at 11 a.m. next Saturday.
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When are the special games at the Airport Bridge Club? Good question. Unless you get e-mails from the Airport Club or pick up one of its calendars, it’s hard to know. Here’s what’s up there after next Saturday (Nov.16). All games begin at 11 a.m. unless noted.
– Double point games Monday, Nov. 18; and Saturday, Nov. 23.
– Triple point ACBL membership games Tuesday, Nov. 19; Thursday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 24 (1 p.m.).
– Double point Swiss teams with free sandwiches, Sunday, Nov. 17.
– ACBL-Wide charity pairs, Monday, Nov. 25 (7:15 p.m.).
Phone number for the club is (716) 603-6943.
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Unit 116 has just one special game for the rest of 2013 – the annual meeting and game Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall,
6777 Main St., Williamsville.
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District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15 at participating ACBL-sanctioned clubs.
(The Airport Bridge Club will have separate morning and afternoon pairs games during STaC Week, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, through Saturday, Dec. 14. A STaC Swiss team game will be played at 11 a.m. 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 &
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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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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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Week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – North-south, A: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 56.63%; B: Susan Levy and Janie Polk, 53.79%; east-west, A/B: Ron Ferguson and Bob Mann, 60.04%; C: (tie) Rivona Ehrenreich and Judy Zeckhauser, Terrence Camp and John Wolf, 57.78%.
morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Pat Rasmus, 61.31%;
C: Anne Watkins and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.44%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Bob
Padgug, 61.05%; C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 60.07%. Center of Buffalo Wednesday
evening – Howell. Warren O’Connell and Mike Ryan, 64%; Claire
Gareleck and Cathy Majewski, 61%. Center of Buffalo Wednesday
noon – North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran,
57.74%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Janie Polk, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury
and Gerry Dominski, 56.85%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 55.06%; C: Sharon
Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 54.76%. Center
of Buffalo Thursday
evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer,
59.20%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.09%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft
and Art Morth, 60.77%; B/C: Steve Shanley and Steve Rashkin, 57.79%; Penny Shui
and Jeff Bender, 55.47%. Center of Buffalo Thursday
morning – Howell. A/B: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 65.56%;
Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 57.41%; C: Rita Sofia and Helen Panza, 55.93%; Betty
Bronstein and Fran Kurtz, 55.19%. Center of Buffalo Friday
noon – North-south, A/B/C: Anne Watkins and Helen
Panza, 57.14%; Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 56.25%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski
and Fred Yellen, 60.71%; Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 58.63%; B/C: Marietta
Kalman and Linda Burroughsford, 50%. Center of Buffalo Saturday
Bridge Club of
Aurora Wednesday morning –
Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 60.74%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60%; Ken
Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.3%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 55.56%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 60.65%; Bernie Czarnecki and Carolyn Siracuse, 56.71%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 52.78%; east-west, Art Morth and Art Matthies, 62.73%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 56.71%; Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 47.69%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 60.5%; Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 57%; east-west, Jan Omara and Bill Rich, 55.5%; Kathy Bourque and Chuck Heimerl, 52.5%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 57%; east-west, Chuck Schaus and Joanne Zavarella, 61%; Sam Grossman and Alicia Kolopinski, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 56%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 65%; Ashok Nyalakonda and Lilly Pleskow, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 59%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 58.1%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 72.2%; David and Teddy Speser, 57.5%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 61.9%; Pat and Mike Weber, 54.2%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 63.3%; Frank and Christel Bernard, 60.5%.