Friday, April 11, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: April 12

Unit games with extra points will be played Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club.
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The Airport Bridge Club continues its lessons on simplifying the convention card at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, April 12, followed by a pairs game at noon. A “pamphlet pairs” game will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
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The Rochester Spring Sectional Tournament takes place today, Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, in the Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. For info, click this link.
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The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, April 15, in the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont., and continues through Sunday, April 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”
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Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Call 834-4222 for info. 
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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:
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
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 – 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. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.
Buffalo Regional – Events Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26. For info, click this link.
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 1,700 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 31 to April 6
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 58.33%; B: Linda Wynes and Isabelle Banas, 55.09%; Celine Murray and Janet Frisch, 54.63%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 60.71%; B: Ross Markello and Joe Rooney, 51.49%; C: Bill Boardman and Celine Murray, 47.32%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 61.01%; B/C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 56.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: (tie) June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 54.58%; east-west, A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 55.42%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 54.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 64.88%; B/C: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 50.30%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Paul Libby, 60.71%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 54.46%; C: Bill Boardman and Jerry Kemsley, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Terrence Camp and Ted Kahn, 57.44%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and Paula Rosen, 59.82%; Gloria and Jim Brown, 57.44%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Gary Schmitt, 64.88%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 57.14%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 57.14%; B: Pat Rasmus and Fred Yellen, 52.65%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 50.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: John Bielinski and David Hemmer, 56.55%; Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 55.36%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Joyce Greenspan and Usha Khurana, 59.24%; Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 58.94%; Paula Rosen and Natalie Abramson, 58.34%; B: Elizabeth Neuner and Judy Katz, 54.23%; east-west, A: Pat Kilbury and James McClure, 68.08%; B: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 61.14%; C: Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 59.70%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 59.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer  and Beena Deshmukh, 60.19%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.56%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.55%; C: Sushil Amlani and Joe Peters, 51.62%; east-west, A: Ten-Pao Lee and Shubin Ruan, 61.11%; Ken Meier and Pat Rasmus, 56.94%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 53.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and Dave Larcom, 65.63%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gorshall, 64.06%; Lance Crawford and Jack Kern, 59.9%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 56.25%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Ruth Huppuch, 50.93%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 59.23%; Donna Steffan and  Jim Gullo, 55.65%; Ken Meier and Pat Rasmus, 54.46%; east-west, Andrei Reinhorn and Fran Kurtz, 61.61%; Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 54.46%; Judy Padgug and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 58.3%; Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 53.3%; east-west, John Garrity and Bud Eckert, 58.7%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 53.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 68%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 55%; C:Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 54.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 60%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 56%; (tie) Bob Lederhouse and Marilyn White, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50%.
Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament – Leading local master point winners.
Chris Urbanek, 16.17, first.
Bud Seidenberg, 14.87, second.
Fred Yellen, 11.85, sixth.
Jay Levy, 10.37, eighth.
Saleh Fetouh, 10.20, ninth.
Davis Heussler, 9.95, tenth.
Peter Shui, 8.07, 13th.
Bill Rushmore, 7.58, 15th.
Donna Steffan, 6.54, 21st.
Kathy Pollock, 6.29, 22nd.
Jim Gullo, 5.67, 25th.
Stan Kozlowski, 5.54, 26th.
Ten-Pao Lee, 5.37, 27th.
Judy Graf, 5.32, 28th.
Joan Rose, 5.25, 29th.
Penny Shui, 5.22, 30th.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl Harris and Joann Dandridge, 68.34 %; Parmalier Murphy and Jean  Herndon, 52.34 %.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south,  Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 63%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and  Nancy Hoffman, 55%; Paul Ziebarth and Dave Stroud, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 71%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 49%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 55%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%.  
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 62.2%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 54.%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Esther Greene, 63.9%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 52.7%.  
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Kathy Borcik and Judy Thielman, 58%; east-west, Ann Goodyear and Dianne Bloom, 67%.

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