Thursday, March 13, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: March 15

The Airport Bridge Club celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Monday, March 17, with a corned beef lunch between pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Unit 116 celebrates with green refreshments and International Match Points in a pairs game at 7:15 p.m. at Bridge Club Meridian.
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A lesson at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, March 15, is followed by a pairs game at noon at the Airport Club. The club also has “pamphlet pairs” at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16.
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All games next week at the Bridge Center of Buffalo will be extra-point charity games benefiting Grassroots Gardens. The game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21, features lunch by Jim Gullo.
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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 updated its schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:
Club-hosted Unit game – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Barometer Pairs game – 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 12, Bridge Club Meridian.
Strawberry Social and pairs game – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, Lockport Duplicate Club.
Annual picnic and game – Time TBA, Sunday, July 20, Erie County Fairgrounds.
Annual meeting and game – 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.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – (sanction pending) Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.
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.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, to Sunday, Sept. 20, 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 has a career total of nearly 1,675 master points. 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 March 3 to March 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL-wide Senior Pairs. Howell. A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 55.09%; Michael Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 54.69%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 53.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, 60.58%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 51.59%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 65.77%; B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 52.08%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Walt Olszewski and Jerry Geiger, 66.67%; Paul Libby and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 51.39%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 50%; C: Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 48.61%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 63.14%; Harry Cheung and Paul Libby, 58.33%; B/C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 52.89%; Linda Wynes and David Donaldson, 52.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 66.10%; B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 61.35%; Joe Rooney and Paula Salamone, 60.43%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 51.06%; Dianne Bloom and Joyce Greenspan, 44.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Cleveland Fleming and David Donaldson, 59.32%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 56.94%; C: Bill Boardman and John Kirsits, 52.14%; Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 49.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Eugene Nawotniak, 66.07%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 59.23%; east-west, A/B: Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 55.65%; C: Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 59.90%; B/C: Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 57.30%; Tova Reinhorn and Gary Schmitt, 56.77%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 55.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: John Bielinski and Bill Rushmore, 60.12%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 57.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 63.69%; Ted Kahn and Jeffrey Oshlag, 57.14%; C: Nicholas Leibovic and Vera Leibovic, 47.02%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 65.18%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.31%; C: Anne Astmann and Jayne Freeman, 45.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Madhav Deshmukh, 61.46%; Christy Kellogg and Beena Deshmukh, 58.59%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 58.07%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Jim Jacobi, 57.87%; Cathy Majewski and Chris Urbanek, 55.73%; east-west, A: Davis Heussler and Joan Rose, 62.04%; B/C: Steve Rashkin and Steve Shanley, 59.03%; Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 55.56%; (tie) Chip Kean and Art Matthies, John and Martha Welte, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Kathy Pollock, 63.69%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 61.48%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.93%; east-west, A/B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 65.05%; C: Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 55.53%; Betty Bronstein and John Marvin, 54.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.41%; B/C: John and Martha Welte,  55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Swiss teams. Open Game. Jim Gullo, Judy Padgug, Joanne Kelley and Penny Shui, 110 VPs. 0-800 Game. Tom Koralewski, Davis Heussler, Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 91 VPs.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 68.52%; Joe Rooney and Paul Zittel, 57.87%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.94%; Enid Sweet and Dave Larcom, 54.97%; Rob Hessel and Marcia Hoffman,  51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60.45%; Pat Rasmus and Carolyn Siracuse, 60.19%; Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 59.17%; Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 56.17%; Diane and John Bielinski, 55.90%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 57%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston , 55%; C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 53.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 61.5%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 56%; Kathy Fenn and Bob Lederhouse, 54%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Jewel Marshall and Jean Herndon, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 59.42%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Shirley Cassity and Sam Grossman, 72%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 65%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 52%; east-west, Tim Hartnett and David Young, 58%; Peg Gorham and Jane Olson, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 58.3%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 51.7%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 61.7%; (tie) Joe Fiore and Bernie Meyer, Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 49.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge and Bob McMillen, 60%; Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 54%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 64%; east-west, (tie) Thelma Frauenhofer and Adrienne Sakavicius, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 57%.

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