Thursday, December 26, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 28

The Airport Bridge Club will be open for its regular 11 a.m. games on Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed both days.
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The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament comes early in 2014 – the first weekend in January – in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Pairs games start at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (an hour earlier) next Friday, Jan. 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.
To accommodate the short break between sessions Friday and Saturday, lunch will be available if ordered in advance. For info and order forms, see the online Bridge Buff magazine at the Unit 116 website. For other info and partners, contact the co-chairwomen, Betty Metz at 773-7398 or, and Sue Neubecker at 876-2630 or To see the flyer, click this link.

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Western New York Unit 116 has released a partial schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:
Club-hosted unit game – 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted unit game – 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted unit game – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Pro-Am pairs game – 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
“Green” IMPs game – 7 p.m., Monday, March 17, Bridge Club Meridian.
Annual meeting – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.

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2014 Tournament calendar
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:
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.
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. 16 to Dec. 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Bill Boardman and partner, 62.08%; B: Paula Salamone and Doug Dean, 50.42%; C: Gerry Hooley and Phyllis Wilkinson, 49.17%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 67.92%; B/C: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 54.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and Ron Henrikson, 60.49%; east-west, A: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 64.81%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.95%; C: John Luchesse and Gerry Hooley, 37.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Fran Kurtz and Mike Silverman, 59.26%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 58.80%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 54.63%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Marilyn Sultz, 52.78%; Joyce Meskill and Judy Bailey, 44.91%.   

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: David Donaldson and Joe Rooney, 58.63%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 61.42%; B: John Kirsits and Martin Pieterse, 58.93%; C: Nancy Kessler and Bob Kaprove, 49.36%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 65%; B/C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 60.63%; east-west, A/B/C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 57.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A/B/C: Rolene Pozarny and June Feuerstein, 77.31%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 66.67%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 41.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. Ron Henrikson and Cleveland Fleming, 55.56%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. Nancy Wolstoncroft and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 64.81%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B/C: Betty Defeo and Terrence Camp, 59.17%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 70%; C: Christine Grant and Helen “Mickey” Martin, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.25%; Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 55.65%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 55.65%; Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 54.76%; Chip Kean and Gail Pitterman, 54.46%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 64.88%; B/C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: John Toy and Jay Costello, 60.12%; Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 59.52%; B/C: Diane Bielinski and James Tao, 55.06%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 64.81%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 55.82%; B: Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 52.91%; C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 48.15%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Jeff Bender and Jack Cukierman, 66%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Bill Rich and Eugene Nawotniak, 67.82%; Judy Zeckhauser and June Feuerstein, 54.34%; C: (tie) Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, Helen “Mickey” Martin and Christine Grant, 44.13%; east-west, A/B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 53.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Meg  Klamp and Sharon Benz, 59.85%; Inge Gallant and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.90%; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Linda Burroughsford, 54.36%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 54.17%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 50.95%; east-west, A: Penny and Peter Shui, 61.17%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 57.39%; Bob Padgug and Norm St. Denis, 57.20%; Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 56.63%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 48.11%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Walt Olszewski, 66.12%; C: Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 53.50%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 62.01%; B: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 58.42%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 50.72%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 64.58%; B: Ginny Panaro and Bob Olin, 49.85%; C: Cathy Majewski and Joyce Kindt, 48.56%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Kathy Pollock, 59.27%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Mark Pascale, 54.02%; C: Peter Patterson and Linda Burroughsford, 52.68%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 62.96%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 60%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57.78%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.67%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 50.7%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Ted Kahn and Judie Bailey, 57.94%; Bernie Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 53.44%; Rita Sofia and Helen Panza, 53.17%; east-west, Fred Yellen and Donna Steffan, 62.20%; Jo and Gene Finton, 54.47%; James Tao and Sue Neubecker, 53.28%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 58.7%; Beverly Dale and Anne O’Connor, 54%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Lance Pollock, 61.1%; Paul Morgante and Bud Eckert, 56.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jasbeer Makhija and Beena Deshmukh, 59%; B: Bob Lederhouse and Joyce Kindt, 58%; C: Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 53%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 70%; B: Kathy Fenn and Bob Lederhouse, 55%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 47%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – North-south, Neola McGuire and Parmalier Murphy, 62.81%; David Mathis and Bailey Leftwich, 55.11%; east-west, Pamela Murphy and Jean Herndon, 54.58%; Anna Spiller and Jewel Marshall, 52.63%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 65%; Tony DiTusa and Sam Barone, 52%; east-west, Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 56%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Tony DiTusa and Norbert Mruk, 52%; Peg Gorham and Geroge Mayers, 51%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 53%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Fred Nadel, 60%; Ruth Jones and Mary Blanchard, 57.5%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 77.1%; Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 49%.   

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 62%; east-west, Bill Westley and Bill Rogers, 59%.

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