Thursday, December 19, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 21

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed Tuesday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and will hold an open pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

The Airport Bridge Club will be hold its regular pairs game at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and will be closed Wednesday, Christmas Day. The club will hold its first skill-balanced format Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 29. For info, call 603-6943.

Congratulations to Harry Cheung, the local player who won the most points in last week’s District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC). His total of 25.47 placed him fourth in the district, which includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Other local players with high point totals included John Ziemer, 23.33 (seventh); Jerry Geiger, 15.12 (22nd); Vince Pesce, 14.79 (23rd); Judy Padgug, 11.86 (32nd); Mike Silverman, 10.81 (40th); and Stan Kozlowski, 10.35 (44th).
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2014 Tournament calendar
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5. 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. For info, click this link.
60th Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6.   
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26.
District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, 2014, to Sunday, June 15, 2014. 
Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14. 
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Bridge club websites:
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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.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at
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 Dec. 9 to Dec. 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 59.58%; B: Paula Salamone and Doug Dean, 53.58%; C: Christopher Kulig and Selina Volpatti, 51.93%; east-west, A/B: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 63.22%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Matthies, 54.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 61.93%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.06%; C: Jim Brown and Jerry Kemsley, 51.51%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and Harry Cheung, 72.42%; B: Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 55.17%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 54.49%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 57.94%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 53.94%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Paul Orosz and Martin Pieterse, 68%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 51.69%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Vince Pesce, 61.89%; B: Ron Henrikson and partner, 53.78%; C: Florence Boyd and Robert Kaprove, 46.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Don Grant and David Donaldson, 56.50%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 69.50%; B: Martin Pieterse and Paul Orosz, 47.50%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 44.50%.   

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 57%; B/C: David Donaldson and Don Grant, 52%.  

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Faith Perry and Art Schumacher, 60.35%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 73.51%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Bob Kaprove, 57.39%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A/B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and David Donaldson, 58.90%; east-west, A/B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 64.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 60.24%; Doug Dean and Ron Henrikson, 56.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 56%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 51%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, 61.31%; B/C: Bob Kaprove and Dave Donaldson, 55.71%; Miri Salamone-Burnett and Thom Burnett, 53.96%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 64.50%; B: Ross Markello and Bob Kaprove, 55.50%; Richard Cramer-Benjamin and Cleveland Fleming, 54.50%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 46.40%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss teams. A/B/C: Dorothy May, Myra Razik, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 58 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Swiss teams. A/B: Paul Libby, Liz Clark, Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 59 VPs; C: Dorothy May, Myra Razik, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 41 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.76%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 53.57%; east-west, A/B/C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Berta Brown and Jeanne Gladysz, 60.19%; Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 59.26%; Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 57.18%; east-west, A/B: Carol Bedell and Jim Gullo, 62.50%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 60.65%; Joan Rose and Judy Padgug, 56.94%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 54.17%; B: Ginny Panaro and John Bielinski, 51.19%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 62.20%; B: Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 61.31%; Eugene Nawotniak and Elizabeth Neuner, 58.33%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.36%; C: Carol Roth and Terrence Camp, 50.60%; east-west, A/B/C: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 64.88%; Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 60.12%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Judy Padgug and Jay Levy, 66.56%; Warren O'Connell and Mike Ryan, 60.54%; Bob Padgug and Chris Urbanek, 56.73%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.51%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.09%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 61.81%; Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 55.56%; B: Jeanne Gladysz and Linda Burroughsford, 53.47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 63.55%; B: (tie) Dian Petrov and Vladimir Oudalov, Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 54.69%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.03%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 58.3%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 52.1%; Bob and Joan Ciszak 51%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 62.9%; Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 60.6%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 61.9%; Paul Morgante and Bud Eckert, 54.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Marge Schomers, 57%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 50%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl Harris and Joanne Dandridge, 59.08%; Jean Herndon and Jewel Marshall, 54.58%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 59%; Bill and Jo Rich, 52%; east-west, B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 63%; Diane Forrest and Marion Morber, 50%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 55%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Carl Gebauer and Karen Synor, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 64.2%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 50.8%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 63.5%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 55.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Marge and Bob McMillen, 57%; east-west Carol Neuhaus and Stan Kozlowski, 62%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday North-south, Carmella Losi and Edna Fill, 75%; east-west, Lee Gordon and Will Sanscrainte, 68%.

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