Thursday, February 20, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 22

Beginning today, Feb. 22, the Saturday pairs game at the Airport Bridge Club will begin at noon, preceded by a lesson from club manager Bill Finkelstein at 10:45 a.m. Fee is $7 for the game, $10 for the game and lesson. For info, call 603-6943.
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The annual Unit 116 Pro-Am game will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For partners, 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: David Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 65.74%; Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 56.49%; B: Dale Anderson and Barbara Sadkin, 54.86%; C: Celine Murray and Nancy Kessler, 51.67%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman and Judy Kaprove, 49.03%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 58.59%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 66.03%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 57.73%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 44.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Vince Pesce and Paul Libby, 68.64%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Rita Sofia, 66.15%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 58.73%; Marietta Kalman and Sharon Chang, 48.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 60.42%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.49%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 50.60%; east-west, A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 57.74%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 49.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 61.25%; B: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 54.17%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 40.83%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Orosz and Martin Pieterse, 60.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: John Kirsits and Peter Boyd-Bowman, 69%; B: David Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 67%; Miri Salamone-Burnett and Thom Burnett, 49%; C: Don and Christine Grant, 43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 76.19%; C: Janice Johnson and Patricia Haynes, 64.29%; Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 57.14%; Elizabeth Neuner and Martha Quinn, 54.46%; C: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 48.81%; east-west, A/B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 60.71%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 62.18%; Carol Bedell and Jim Gullo, 59.30%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.73%; Judy Graf and Joanne Kelley, 55.13%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 54.49%; C: Linda Burroughsford and David Donaldson, 50.96%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 66.07%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 59.18%; C: Carol Roth and Terrence Camp, 49.11%; east-west, A/B/C: Pam Righter and Mary Ann Joyce, 58.16%; Jane Roberts and Laurie Foster, 54.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 61.66%; B: Diane and John Bielinski, 61.02%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 49.33%; east-west, A: Joel Brownstein and Jim Gullo, 63.19%; Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.24%; B: Art Matthies and Chip Kean, 53.82%; C: John and Martha Welte, 49.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 68.15%; Judy Padgug and Berta Brown, 58.04%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 57.14%; east-west, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Linda Burroughsford, 59.23%; C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 57.74%; Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 67.86%; John Toy and Stan Kozlowski, 67.26%; C: John and Martha Welte, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 62.73%; Bert Hargesheimer and Cathy Majewski, 58.80%; B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 57.64%; C: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 52.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 56.25%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 55.79%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 64.6%; Art Schumacher and Lillian Gotshall, 63.2%; Darcy Young and Michael Apa, 54.86%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 52.1%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Anne Watkins and Bob Olin, 56.55%; Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 55.95%; Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 54.47%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.70%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 60.85%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Ruth Wurster, 53.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Mike and Vince Taeger, 62.5%; Al Dickman and Frank Schlehr, 58.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 63%; B: (tie) Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 61.8%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Judie Bailey, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Dave Larcom, 61%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Dolletha and Vivian Holmes, 63.33%; (tie) Pearl Harris and Jean Herndon, Garnet Wallace and Doanne Jackson, 60%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassity and Ross Markello, 64%; (tie) Peg Gorham and George Mayers,  Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 52%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 57%; Dave Stroud and Paul Ziebarth, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Tony DiTusa and Sam Grossman, 67%; Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 60%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 61%; Tim Hartnett and Dave Young, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Ruth Killeen, 58.1%; Betty Kittinger and Liz Schulman, 53.1%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 70%; Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 58.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 64%; Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 56%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 63.19%; Carla Bernhardt and Carolann Besch, 59.72%; Betty Loucks and Karen Stephenson, 55.55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 75%; east-west, Lee Gordon and Will Sanscrainte, 61%.

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