Thursday, January 23, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 25

Unit games with extra points will be held today, Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club and 1 p.m. at the Lockport Duplicate Club.
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The Airport Bridge Club has a Swiss teams game at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, with free pizza. Call 603-6943 today to sign up. Another Pamphlet Pairs game is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
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Experienced players and beginners are invited to start pairing up for the annual Unit 116 Pro-Am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Congratulations to John Toy, who earned the most master points among the Buffalo players competing in the Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional Tournament Jan. 15 to 19. He collected 26.07 points and was 26th overall.
Other leading Buffalo players at the tournament included Brian Meyer, 24.69 (tied for 35th), David Hemmer, 20.41 (52nd); and Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 20.37 (tied for 53rd).
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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., Friday, Feb. 14, 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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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. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26. For info, click this link.
District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15. 
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 453 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”
Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, but rumor has it that it will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14. 
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
61st Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, to Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, 2015, to Sunday, April 19, 2015.
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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 Jan. 13 to Jan. 19
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Alex Miller and Mike Silverman, 52.69%; Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 52.67%; B: Gerry Hooley and John Lucchese, 52.55%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Ron Henrikson, 52.22%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 60.87%; B: Florence Boyd and Dale Anderson, 53.67%; C; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 46.57%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Paul Libby, 56.35%; B: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 53.76%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.26%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Andersen and Vince Pesce, 65.97%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 59.49%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 56.71%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 50.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 63.78%; B: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 59.18%; Anne Watkins and Ed Drozen, 55.18%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 48.36%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 61.93%; B: Vince Pesce and Paul Libby, 57.30%; C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 56.37%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 51.97%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.56%; Chuck Schorr and Dale Anderson, 51.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. David Donaldson and partner, 60%; Carl and Jan Hasselback, 53.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion Lavigne, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.50%; B/C: Nadia Bergenstock and Nicholas Leibovic, 52.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.90%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 69.94%; Jane Roberts and Laurie Foster, 55.06%; Bonne Hall and Carol Roth, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Donna Steffan, 67.56%; B: Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 55.95%; Bob Olin and Anne Watkins, 54.47%; C: Gary Schmitt and Carol Bedell, 47.92%; east-west, A/B/C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.79%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 56.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 57.74%; C: John Bielinski and Jeff Bender, 55.36%; Elaine Moon and Bob Olin, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 56.14%; C: Terrence Camp and Carol Roth, 55.91%; Natalie Abramson and James McClure, 55.57%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 68.98%; C: Anne Astmann and Liz Hemenway, 60.52%; Pam Righter and Mary Ann Joyce, 54.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Penny Shui and Shubin Ruan, 55.49%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 54.92%; east-west, A/B: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 54.55%; C: Art Matthies and Chip Kean, 54.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.39%; B: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 58.33%; C: Fran Kurtz and Andrei Reinhorn, 53.57%; east-west, A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Tova Reinhorn, 62.20%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Ginny Panaro, 61.81%; Saleh Fetouh and Stan Kozlowski, 58.33%; Bob Olin and Janet Frisch, 57.64%; Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 61.57%; James Downing and David Floyd, 61.11%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 56.02%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53.24%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 60.91%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 60.35%; Ruth Wurster and Mercedes Reinbolt, 50.22%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.15%; Anne Watkins and David Donaldson, 57.27%; Ginny Panaro and Nadine Stein, 48.69%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 61.1%; Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 54.9%; Dorothy Kumrow and Lance Pollock, 50.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 65%; B: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 56%; C: Mercedes Reinbolt and Paul Capen, 46%; east-west, A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 64.6%; B: (tie) Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 62%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Marilyn White and Marge Schomers, 58.3%; B: Bob and Joan Cisak, 57.6%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Mercedes Reinbolt, 54%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Joann Dandridge, 60.93%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 55.47%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Lois Merritt and Peg Gorham, 57%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 63%; Paul Ziebarth and Dave Stroud, 62%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 68%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 54%; east-west, Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 59%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 58%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 78%; Bill Westley and Bill Rogers, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 63%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62%.

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