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
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). high point
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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.
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.
District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, 2014, to Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10.
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:
Click names for links.
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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.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
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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 Dec. 9 to Dec. 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
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%.
evening – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 54.17%; B: Ginny Panaro and John Bielinski, 51.19%. Center of Buffalo Wednesday
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%. 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%. Center of Buffalo Thursday
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%. Center of Buffalo Friday
noon – Howell. A: John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 63.55%; B: (tie) Dian Petrov and Vladimir Oudalov, Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 54.69%. Center of Buffalo Saturday
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%.
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%.
– North-south, Carmella Losi and Edna Fill, 75%; east-west, Lee Gordon and Will Sanscrainte, 68%. Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday