Thursday, February 6, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 8

Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14, will be celebrated with unit-rated games with extra points at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club, where all players also will get a Valentine’s gift.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have another Pamphlet Pairs game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, with players getting a choice of bridge lesson pamphlets.
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The 60th Niagara District Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont.
Pairs games begin at 1 and 7 p.m. today, Saturday, with a knock-out series starting at 9 a.m. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.
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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 Jan. 27 to Feb. 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 61.31%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 57.74%; B: Judy Kaprove and Dale Anderson, 54.76%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 48.81%; Paula Kotowski and Paula Salamone, 47.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 76.46%; B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 50.53%; Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 48.94%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 60.12%%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 54.47%; Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.60%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 69.44%; Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 60.42%; B: Sharon Chang and Ruth Kozower, 59.38%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 50%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 49.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 61.61%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 52.98%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 60.42%; B: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 46.73%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 46.43%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Judy Kaprove, 60.33%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 59.83%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.75%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 52%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Dominic Antonelli and Niki Coons, 60%; east-west, A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 67.50%; B/C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – (3-way tie) David and Dordy Donaldson, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Cleveland Fleming, Niki Coons and Dominic Antonelli, 55%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Usha Khurana, 61.31%; B/C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 58.04%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.76%; Elaine Moon and Gail Pitterman, 54.76%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 63.99%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 56.55%; Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Berta Brown and Stan Kozlowski, 57.14%; B: Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 55.06%; C: Claire Gareleck and Ginny Panaro, 52.08%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Judy Graf, 60.71%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Sue Neubecker, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Terrence Camp and Bob Simpson, 59.97%; Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 58.30%; B: Gerry Dominski and Pat Kilbury, 55.47%; James McClure and Natalie Abramson, 54.84%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.10%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 66.01%; C: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 61.53%; Carol Roth and Ann Torrell, 57.80%; Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 54.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 60.19%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.72%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Cathy Majewski, 57.41%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 49.77%; east-west, A: Mark Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 63.28%; B: John and Martha Welte, 61.98%; C: Wufeng Luo and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.71%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Rita Sofia, 61.01%; Betty Bronstein and Anne Watkins, 55.65%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 55.06%; east-west, A/B: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 64.88%; C: Cathy Majewski and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.26%; B/C: Betty Bronstein and John Marvin, 58.33%; Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 57.41%; Thomas Donnelly and John Toy, 55.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 61.57%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.11%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 56.02%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 55.56%. 
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 59.53%; Paul Libby and Judi Marshall, 52.89%; Barbara Libby and David Donaldson, 50%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 47.76%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 64.6%; Ron Fill and Tom Guttuso, 62.5%; Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 56.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Paul Capen and Marge Schomers, 60%; B: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 54%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Unit game. Howell. A: David Heussler and Thomas Koralewski, 65.6%; B: Dave and Jane Larcom, 58%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 47%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south,  Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 63%; Bill and Jo Rich, 56%; east-west, Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 55%; Ellie Guyette and Lou Bacon, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 51%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 59%; Shirley Cassity and Sam Grossman, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 57.2%; Jeanette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 55%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 58.3%; Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 52.2%.  
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pat O’Brien and Kathy Burcik, 63%; (tie) Marge and Bob McMillen, Bill Rogers and Bill Westley, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Julie Albert and Ron Fill, 77%; Eileen Bisantz  and Edna Fill, 59%.

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