Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 7

The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which offers silver points in games at participating sanctioned clubs, begins Monday, Dec. 9, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 15.
The Airport Bridge Club will have separate pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every day Monday through next Saturday for STaC Week, with a 20-minute lunch break. The week finishes with a STaC Swiss teams game at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
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The annual Unit 116 meeting, luncheon and game takes place Sunday, Dec. 8, in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Lunch will be at noon, with the meeting at 1 p.m. and the game to follow.
Deadline for ticket purchases was Monday, Dec. 2, but there may still be an empty chair or two. For info, call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054 or e-mail
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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:
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 Nov. 25 to Dec. 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 60.12%; B: Ginny Panaro and Nancy Kessler, 57.74%; Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 51.79%; C: Isabelle Banas and Linda Wynes, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – ACBL-wide Charity Game. One Winner. A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 63.30%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 59.71%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 58.93%; B: Nancy Kessler and Eva Schmidt, 58.63%; C: Ruth Wurster and Ed Drozen, 46.73%; east-west, A: Paul Libby and Liz Clark, 59.23%; B/C: Don Grant and Linda Wynes, 47.32%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: David Donaldson and Dorothy May, Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 53.70%.   
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.26%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.41%; C: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 55.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 70%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 58%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56%; C: Ross Markello and Chuck Heimerl, 46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99er game. Howell. A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 71.43%; B: Audrey Ray and Judith L. Bailey, 55.95%; C: Janice Johnson and Terry Smith, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – ACBL-Wide Charity Game. North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 61.57%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 61.34%; Judy Padgug and Jay Levy, 56.25%; Wufeng Luo and Chongmin Zhang, 54.40%; east-west, A/B/C: David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 67.82%; John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 56.71%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.33%; Elaine Moon and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.95%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 55.95%; Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 55.65%; B/C: Sandra Silverberg and Gail Pitterman, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jim Gullo and Jay Levy, 62.22%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 60.00%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 58.89%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 57.04%; C: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 51.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 60.71%; Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 57.14%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.36%; C: David Donaldson and Linda Burroughsford, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 72.92%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Bob Olin, 56.25%; John Toy and Anne Watkins, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 58.8%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.02%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.78%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 51.38%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 50.93%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 66.37%; Pat Rasmus and Jerry Geiger, 63.18%; Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 59.82%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Ruth Wurster, 58.04%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Paul Morgante and Art Morth, 66%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 64%,
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 65%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 60%; B: Jane and Dave Larcom, 58%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 48%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Garnet Wallace and Pearl Harris, 71.44%; Jewel Marshall and Doanne Jackson, 57.31%; Vivian Harris and Dolletha Holmes, 47.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 56%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 56%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 56%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, David and Teddy Speser, 62.5%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaefer, 55%; east-west, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 64.2%; Emily Wettlaufer and Ruth Killeen, 55.8%.

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