Thursday, April 17, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: April 19

The Airport Bridge Club has a lesson on simplifying complicated responses to No Trump openings at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, April 19, followed by a pairs game at noon. The club will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, and will offer double point games for an extra $1 fee Monday, April 21, to Friday, April, 25, with discounts for frequent players.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo features lunch by Jim Gullo at its pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25.
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The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, in the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. 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 – 11 a.m., Sunday, July 20, Grand Stand Casino Room, 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. For info, click this link.
District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15. 
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road (Route 15) West Henrietta. 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 April 7 to April 13
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 56.48; (tie) Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.09%; B: Sudhakar Rao Perala and Paula Salamone, 50.46%; C: Ron Henrikson and Bob Kaprove, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – ACBL-wide Charity Game. North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 56.94%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 49.07%; east-west, A/B: Ron Henrikson and Ruth Hnath, 61.46%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 48.96%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 60%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 55.83%; east-west, A: David Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; B: Paul Zittel and Paula Salamone, 55.42%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 46.25%. 
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 58.08%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 64.88%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.95%; C: Bill Boardman and Florence Notto, 53.27%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 59.13%; B: (tie) Faith Perry and Ed Borosky, Joe Rooney and Dorothy May, 52.18%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 50.80%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Paula Salamone and partner, 61.08%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 53.75%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 52.83%; east-west, A: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 58.50%; B/C: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 56.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. (3-way tie) Carl and Jan Hasselback, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alex Miller, Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 51.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Eugene Nawotniak and Judith Babat, 61.67%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.48%; Paul Capen and Ted Kahn, 55.90%; east-west, A/B: Tish Schiffman and John Wolf, 59.94%; Adrienne Sakavicius and Rose Bochiechio, 56.76%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 53.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: John Ziemer and Judy Padgug, 56.85%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 54.76%; C: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Vince Pesce and Paul Libby, 63.76%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.14%; C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 46.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Alex Kowal and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.42%; B: Saleh Fetouh and Bill Rushmore, 59.38%; Bob Olin and Christy Kellogg, 59.38%; Diane Bielinski and Henry Chudy, 55.21%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 61.01%; B/C: Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 58.93%; Terrence Camp and Patricia Haynes, 58.33%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.14%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 55.65%; Gloria and Jim Brown, 54.46%; C: Judy Katz and Marcia Frankel, 46.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 59.03%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.32%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.17%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 52.31%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Gaurang Sheth, 56.71%; Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.32%; C: Gary Schmitt and Peter Shui, 48.84%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 61.81%; B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 60.65%; C: Bob Padgug and Elaine Universal, 48.38%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Davis Heussler, 64.35%; B: Barbara and Paul Libby, 52.08%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 51.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 60.32%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.23%; John Toy and Bud Seidenberg, 57.34%; east-west, A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 60.22%; B: David Donaldson and Bob Olin, 56.95%; Fred Yellen and Stan Kozlowski, 54.57%; C: John and Martha Welte, 42.90%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Lance Crawford and Jack Kern, 58.33%; Bob Farwell and Darcy Young, 56.25%; (tie) Bob and Joan Ciszak, Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55.21%. 
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Judy Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 56.25%; Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 55.06%; Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 54.46%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 58.33%; Sharon Wilcox and Sharon Chang, 48.21%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jan O’Mara and Joyce Kindt, 63.3%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 56.5%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 56%; Bud Eckert and John Garrity, 54.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Paul Capen and Marge Schomers, 60%; B: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 58%; C: Marilyn White and Jean Rosenthal, 56%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 57.7%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 55.4%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Sharron Jo Rich, 65%; Chuck Heimerl and Sam Grossman, 55%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 58%; B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Tony DiTusa and Joe Huber, 55%; east-west, Tim Hartnett and David Young, 67%; Dave Stroud and Norb Mruk, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 56.9%; Ruth Jones and Ruth Killeen, 52.5%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 71.9%; Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 52.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 60%; east-west, Bill Rogers and Bill Westley, 64%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 69.44%; (tie) Bonnie Botsford and Judy Danforth, Gloria Fenston and Linda Franchell, 58.33%.

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