Thursday, February 13, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 15

The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a triple point game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with a potluck party and offers extra point games from Tuesday, Feb. 18, to next Saturday, Feb. 22. Lunch with Jim Gullo is featured at the 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, game.
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The Airport Bridge Club has a Valentine’s Day after-party and pairs game at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 15; and a Presidents Day chicken barbecue between pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. Next Saturday, Feb. 22, the club will offer a lesson at 10:45 p.m. followed by a pairs game at noon.
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Congratulations to partners Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, who earned the most points among Buffalo players in the 60th Niagara District Sectional Tournament in St. Catharines, Ont., last weekend, Feb. 7 to 9. They each had 16.89 points, which tied for 10th place.
Other Buffalo players who scored well in St. Catharines included Saleh Fetouh (13.07, tied for 22nd), Bud Seidenberg (11, 26th), Kathy Pollock (7.85, 38th), Madhav and Beena Deshmukh (6.17, tied for 54th), Wufeng Luo, Ten-Pao Lee and Chongmin Zhang (5.83, tied for 59th) and Chris Urbanek (5.42, tied for 63rd).
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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.
Pros (over 500 master points) call Judie Bailey at 636-6148 or email Ams (under 500 points) call Howard Foster at 633-2617 or email
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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:
“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
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 Feb. 3 to Feb. 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 57.30%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; C: John Fiegl and Joanne Lafay, 51.85%; Barbara Sadkin and Judy Kaprove, 48.44%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Andersen and Ken Meier, 57.77%; B: Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 57.20%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 43.94%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 57.58%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 56.82%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 51.14%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 57.60%; Ruth Kozower and Sharon Chang, 55.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 60.20%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.81%; C: David Donaldson and Joe Rooney, 54.35%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 56.33%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 57.81%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 55%; Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 52.48%; C: Florence Notto and Ruth Wurster, 51.97%; Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 51.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 56%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 62.96%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Cleveland Fleming, 51.85%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Kathy Stamm and Martha Quinn, 57.14%; Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 56.55%; June Feuerstein and Natalie Abramson, 54.46%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 63.69%; B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.23%; Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.33%; C: Claire Gareleck and Harry Meyers, 52.98%; east-west, A/B: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 56.25%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.36%; C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 61.90%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.95%; C: Judy Katz and Marcia Frankel, 47.32%; east-west, A/B/C: Mary Barlow and Pam Righter, 56.55%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Diane and John Bielinski, 60.59%; Bert Hargesheimer and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.46%; Michael and Ruth Kozower, 56.95%; Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 55.55%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 54.69%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 47.40%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and Carolyn Siracuse, 57.05%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 56.89%; B: (tie) Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, John Welte and Martha Welte, 53.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug, 61.34%; C: Sue Neubecker and Rita Sofia, 54.17%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 66.67%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.32%; C: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: John Welte and Martha Welte, 61.81%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 59.72%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 54.86%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jim Downing and David Floyd, 63%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 61.61%; Judie Bailey and Dick Czarnecki, 56.25%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 52.98%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 69.84%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.82%; Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 52.65%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 55.6%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Paul Capen, 53.5%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 52.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.5%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56.5%; Elve Johnston and Patricia Lanighan, 53.6%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – (Tie) Vivian Harris and Dolletha Holmes, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 75%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 61%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Paul Ziebarth, 62%; Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Dave Stroud, 62%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 56%; east-west, Tim Hartnett and Dave Young, 58%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Evie Miller, 56.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 55.2%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Libby Neuner, 62.8%; Irwin Brock and  Sandy Recoon, 57.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 55%; east-west, Lil Reynolds and Stan Kozlowski, 66%.

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