Thursday, January 9, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 11

The Airport Bridge Club hosts its annual Martin Luther King Day chicken barbecue on Monday, Jan. 20, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For the next two Sundays, Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, as an alternative to the football playoffs, the club also will be offering special gifts to all players at its pairs games at 1 p.m.
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Congratulations to Davis Heussler, who won the most master points at the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament last weekend, Jan. 3 to 5, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville. His total? 13.70.
Second was David Colligan with 11.78, followed by Stan Kozlowski with 11.62 and Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, tied for fourth with 11.48. Other leading players included Jim Gullo (11.34), Wufeng Luo and Chongmin Zhang (tied with 10.30), Donna Steffan (9.78), Judy Padgug (9.05) and Judi Marshall (9.02). In all, 142 players earned points.
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Speaking of tournaments, the Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional takes place from Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, in Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. For info, click this link.
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The email newsletter from the Airport Bridge Club now comes from a new address, The club requests that you add this to your safe domain list. To be added to the email list, call 836-7016.
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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
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. 30 to Jan. 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 63.55%; Cleveland Fleming and Mike Silverman, 62.50%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 59.90%; Doug Dean and Paula Salamone, 59.38%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 49.54%; Joyce Greenspan and June Feuerstein, 43.75%. 
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ruth Hnath and partner, 58.15%; B: Liz Clark and Chuck Schorr, 58.12%; C; Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 53.83%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 62.62%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.71%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 47.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Ruth Hnath and Cleveland Fleming, 60.42%; Paul and Barbara Libby, 54.17%; B: (tie) Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Ron Henrikson, Gaurang Sheth and Bill Boardman, 51.04%. 
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Jerry Geiger, 63.99%; B: Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 57.14%; C: Linda Wynes and Don Grant, 50.00%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 57.14%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: David Donaldson and Peter Patterson, 57.82%; B: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judy Zeckhauser, 54.08%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 52.80%; east-west, A/B: Gerry Dominski and Pat Kilbury, 57.58%; Gloria and Jim Brown, 56.91%; Elizabeth Beishline and Martha Quinn, 55.10%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 52.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Pat Burns and Chris Urbanek, 59.90%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 58.85%; Warren O'Connell and Mike Ryan, 55.21%; C: John and Martha Welte, 54.63%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, (tie) Bernie Czarnecki and Carolyn Siracuse, Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.36%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 52.08%; east-west, 63.39 Ten-Pao Lee and Carol Bedell, 63.39%; Linda Burroughsford and Judy Padgug, 54.76%; David Larcom and Gene Finton, 51.79%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Marge Schomers, 62.5%; Roy Crocker and Bob Lederhouse, 58%; Anne Clancy and Edie Moran, 52%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Friday morning – A: Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 66.17%; John Toy and Donna Steffan, 61.44%; B: Harry Cheung and James Tao, 59.16%; C: Paul and Linda Zittel, 58.29%; Bob Kaprove and Andrei Reinhorn, 53.06%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon – A: Judi Marshall and Gene Finton, 61.87%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 61.64%; John and Diane Bielinski, 57.30%; C: Bob Kaprove and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.56%; Davis Heussler and James Easton, 54.78%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – A/B/C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 65.22%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 62.58%; Eugene Harvey and Joanne Kelley, 62.02%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon – A/B/C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 62.20%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 60.93%; Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 60.87%.
Buffalo Winter Sectonal Tournament Sunday – Swiss teams. A/B: Yichuan Luo, Wufeng Luo, Chongmin Zhang and Bert Feasley, 172 VPs; Bert Hargeshimer, Christy Kellogg, Alex Kowal and Stan Kozlowski, 139 VPs; C: Ten-Pao Lee, Peter Patterson, Linda Burroughsford and David Donaldson, 134 VPs.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 65%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; east-west, Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 60%; Mary Grozzo and Marie Schneider, 52%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, 63%; Marge and Bob McMillen, 53%.

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