Thursday, March 6, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: March 8

The Airport Bridge Club has a lesson on “Competing Over Preempts” at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, March 8, followed by a pairs game at noon.
The club takes part in this year’s first ACBL-wide International Fund Game at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, and St. Patrick’s Day Monday, March 17, with a free corned beef luncheon and pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For info, call 603-6943.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Swiss team game at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, with an open section and a section for those under 800 master points. For info, call 834-4222.
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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:
“Green” IMPs game – 7 p.m., Monday, March 17, Bridge Club Meridian.
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 Feb. 24 to March 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 64.06%; Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 63.02%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 57.81%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 55.21%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 44.27%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 67.26%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 47.03%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Paul Libby, 62.70%; B: Walt Olszewski and Dorothy May, 59.79%; C: Don and Christine Grant, 46.56%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 58.33%; Judi Marshall and Paul Libby, 57.30%; B: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 56.02%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 55.68%; C: Sharon Chang and Ruth Kozower, 43.89%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 69.17%; Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 61.25%; B: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 52.59%; Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 50.84%; C: Jerry Kemsley and Paula Salamone, 48.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 64%; B: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 59%; C: David Donaldson and Bob Kaprove, 48%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Ross Markello and Cleveland Fleming, 62.50%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 52.98%; B: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 52.38%; Ruth Jones and Ruth Hnath, 49.40%; C: Michael Kozower and David Donaldson, 48.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Natalie Abramson, 63.33%; Nancy Torrell and Carol Roth, 55.42%; Joe Miranda and Eugene Nawotniak, 54.58%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Laurie Foster, 46.25%; east-west, A/B: Martha Quinn and Tish Schiffman, 57.92%; C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 52.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 61.85%; B: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 60%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 58.15%; C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 56.67%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 70.14%; Eugene Harvey and Christy Kellogg, 65.28%; Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 61.81%; C: Pat Burke and Claire Gareleck, 52.78%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Eugene Nawotniak, 66.25%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 58.33%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 66.25%; Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 54.17%; B/C: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 47.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 54.08%; east-west, A/B: David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 59.98%; Cathy Majewski and Penny Shui, 56.43%; Mark Pascale and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.89%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 50.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 60.71%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 59.57%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.74%; east-west, A/B: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 63.24%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.59%; C: Jeanne Gladysz and Pat Burns, 53.82%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: John and Martha Welte, 61.31%; Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 59.52%; Sue Neubecker and Carol Bedell, 58.33%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Paul and Linda Zittel, 59.38%; Enid Sweet and Dave Larcom, 58.33%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Ruth Huppuch, 55.73%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 52.31%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 62.59%; Claire Gareleck and Harold Meyers, 53.56%; Betty Metz and Helen Panza, 42.68%; east-west, Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 65.19%; Art Morth and Art Matthies, 52.23%; John Lewis and Dorothy Kumrow, 51.30%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 48.52%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Art Morth, 77.5%; Al Dickman and Frank Schlehr, 52.5%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 57.3%; John Garrity and Bud Eckert, 53.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jim Madan and Dale Schlyer, 61%; B: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 51%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 67.7%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 56%; Marilyn White and Bob Lederhouse, 51%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 58.31%; Diana Brown and Alice Bragg, 56.25%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Tony DiTusa and Sam Grosman, 65%; Peg Gorham and Geroge Mayers, 50%; east-west, Joan and Paul Lazarus, 60%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 52%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 59.4%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 57.2%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 59.4%; Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 57.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge and Bob McMillen, 68%; Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 61%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, (tie) Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, Thelma Frauenhofer and Anita Kohn, 60%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 69%.

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