Thursday, May 15, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: May 17

The Airport Bridge Club’s comprehensive review of major suit openings and responses continues at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, May 17, with Splinters, Bergen Raises, 1NT Forcing and Drury, followed by a pairs game at noon.
The club hosts a two-session Swiss Team Unit Game at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 18, with free pizza. To register, call 603-6943. The club also has extra-point pairs games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, to Thursday, May 22.
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The Buffalo Future Stars Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For info, click this link.
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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:
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.
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 is closing in on a career total of 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 May 5 to May 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 61.31%; east-west, A: Janet Frisch and Bob Linn, 59.23%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 53.87%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 46.13%. Tuesday – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 63.98%; B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 61.81%; C: Ruth Hnath and Ron Henrikson, 52.29%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 60.65%; C: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 56.30%. Wednesday – North-south, A: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 64.14%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Rita Sofia, 56.26%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 43.15%; east-west, A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 61.89%; B: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 54.27%; C: Rosalie Rosenband and Sandra Silverberg, 49.12%. Thursday – A: Mike Kisiel and Vince Pesce, 59.17%; B: Linda Wynes and Eleanor Whelan, 58.75%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 52.50%; C: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 48.75%. Friday – North-south, A: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 65.08%; B: Ron Henrikson and Jim Greico, 59.42%; C: Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 48.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 60.43%. Saturday – North-south, A/B/C: Sushil Amlani and David Donaldson, 67.08%; east-west, A/B/C: (tie) Jan and Carl Hasselback, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Eugene Nowatniak and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.99%; Rose Bochiechio and Elizabeth Beishline, 56.42%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 64.89%; B: Ron Ferguson and Bob Mann, 58.92%; C: Jeff Their and Lynn Witmer, 51.33%. Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Christy Kellogg, 62.50%; B: (tie) Sue Bergman and Fran Kurtz, Bob Olin and Betty Bronstein, 52.38%; C: Elaine Moon and Pat Lakeman, 42.86%; east-west, A/B: Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 59.82%; C: Jeanne Gladysz and Sue Neubecker, 51.49%. Wednesday evening – A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 66.79%; B/C: Penny Shui and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 53.59%. Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Ted Kahn and Paul Capen, 57.50%; Joe Miranda and Cherry Searle, 54.17%; B/C: Rao Perala and Eugene Nowatniak, 52.50%; east-west, A/B: Adrienne Sakavicius and Rose Bochiechio, 56.36; C: (tie) Elizabeth Hemenway and Anne Astmann, Martha Quinn and Mary Ball, 55.45%. Thursday evening – North-south, A: Marc Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 56.25%; B: Clare Gareleck and Cathy Majewski, 53.38%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 49.74%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Art Morth, 58.10%; B/C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 56.94%. Friday – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Claire Gareleck, 55.76%; Judy Padgug and Berta Brown, 55.09%; C: Emel and Ozcan Okumus, 49.86%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 58.94%; Bud Seidenberg and Donna Steffan, 55.70%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Adrian Figliotti, 53.21%. Saturday – A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 58.52%; B/C: Peter Patterson and Linda Burroughsford, 57.04%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 68.06%; Art Schumacher and Ken Meier, 60,42%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 52.08%; (tie) Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian – A: Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 60.84%; Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 56.82%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 54.55%; Bob Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 54.36%; C: Florence Boyd and Ginny Panaro, 51.14%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 47.20%.
Delaware Wednesday – North-south, Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 62.5%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 55.4%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 60.4%, Lance Pollock and Paul Morgante, 56.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday – A: Marilyn White and Jean Rosenthal, 57%; B: Marge Schomers and Roy Crocker, 54%; C:  Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 51%. Saturday – Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 62%; Paul Capen and Carol Neuhaus, 57.4%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 57%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt – (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Vivian Harris and Doanne Jackson, 56.25%.
Amherst Sr. Center Monday – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 55%; Christine Malarkey and Pawan Matta, 54%; east-west, Paul and Joan Lazarus, 60%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 59%. Thursday – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayer, 55%; Carl Gebauer and Carol Neuhaus, 52%; east-west, Elaine LaVigne and Marian Roecker, 63%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 53%.
Canterbury Woods – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 59.2%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 55.8%; east-west, Vera Arrion and Ruth Lansing, 60.4%; Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 55.2%.
Clarence Sr. Center – North-south, Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 52%; east-west, Marge and Bob McMillen, 54%.
Tonawanda Sr. Center –North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 58%; Linda Pettit and John Wolf, 54%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 65%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 60%.


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