Friday, April 4, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: April 5

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, April 5, and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6. To see the flyer, click this link. All ACBL sanctioned clubs are closed during the tournament.
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       The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds extra-point charity games Tuesday, April 8, through next Saturday, April 12, to benefit Grassroots Gardens.
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       The Airport Bridge Club hosts the ACBL-wide charity game with extra points and hand records at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The lesson at 10:45 a.m. next Saturday before the pairs game at noon takes up bidding over No Trump, including four-suit transfers and the Smolen and Liebenthal conventions.
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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:
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
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. For info, click this link.
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 – 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 24 to March 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Jerry Geiger, 63.33%; B/C: Marilyn Sultz and Bob Kaprove, 55.83%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 65.83%; B/C: John Fiegl and Joanne Lafay, 48.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 61.18%; C: Linda Wynes and Ruth Wurster, 45.79%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 63.99%; B: Walt Olszewski and Dorothy May, 54.33%; C: Shirley Cassety and Marian Morber, 46.26%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 64.50%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 62.67%; east-west, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62.58%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 45.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A: Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 60%; Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 58.75%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 58.75%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 51.67%; (tie) Ruth Hnath and Ruth Wurster, Bob and Judy Kaprove, 50.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Bob Kaprove and Dorothy May, 56.94%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 55.56%; B: (tie) Marian Morber and Ross Markello, Nancy Torrell and Rita Sofia, 51.39%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 49.07%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 70.37%; B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 52.78%; C: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 50.65%; east-west, A: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 55.11%; B/C: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 54.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss Teams. A: Manju Ceylony, Shakeel Ahmad, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, 68 VPs; B: Barbara Pieterse, Dorothy May, Judi Marshall, Nancy Wolstoncroft, 64 VPs.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Swiss Teams. A: Manju Ceylony, Shakeel Ahmad, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, 68 VPs; B: Bob Olin, Mike Kisiel, Paula Salamone, Miri Salamone-Burnett, 60 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 60.42%; Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 57.74%; Paula Rosen and Cherry Searle, 56.85%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 55.95%; C: Kathy Stamm and Gail Pitterman, 44.05%; east-west, A/B/C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.74%; Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.06%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 70.60%; Judy Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 55.32%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 47.69%; east-west, A/B/C: Art Matthies and James Tao, 66.67%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 62.96%; Joan Rose and Donna Steffan, 55.56%; Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell.  A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 66.67%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 60.71%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Eugene Nawotniak and Pat Kilbury, 57.54%; C: Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 56.99%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.52%; east-west, A: Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 63.66%; B/C: Mary Ann Joyce and Pam Righter, 61.92%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.65%; B/C: Shubin Ruan and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.94%; Gabriel Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 54.63%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 63.66%; Cathy Majewski and Chris Urbanek, 58.56%; David Larcom and Ken Meier, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 61.22%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 58.65%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 56.09%; Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Pat and Dick Rasmus, 59.26%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 55.19%; (tie) Usha Khurana and Linda Burroughsford, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.81%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 65.56%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 60%; (tie) James Downing and David Floyd, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.93%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.81%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 67.82%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Fran Kurtz, 56.02%; Ted Kahn and  Bernie Czarnecki, 40.97%; east-west, Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 57.64%; Barbara Libby and John Ziemer, 55.09%; Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 54.86%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Lechner and Anne O’Connor, 68.7%; Dorothy Kumrow and Eugene Nowatniak, 58.3%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 53.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 62.5%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 60%; Bob Lederhouse and Gene Giorgini, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dave and Jane Larcom, 62.5%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58%; Bob Lederhouse and John Scott, 53%; Ted Kahn and Paul Capen, 51%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 59%; east-west, Charlotte Bonfrager and Vince LoJacomo, 63%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 62%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) Peg Gorham and George Mayers, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 60%; Joe Day and Gil Watson, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 65.6%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider 58.9%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.9%; Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 56.7%. 
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 54%; east-west, Bill Westley and Bill Rogers, 60%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Christel and Frank Bernard, 58.5%; Mike Brown and Frank Belz, 56.2%.

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