Thursday, May 22, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: May 24

The Buffalo Future Stars Sectional Tournament for players with fewer than 500 master points will be held Friday, May 30, and next Saturday, May 31, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days.
For info, call co-chairs Kathy Pollock at 688-0054 or Joyce Greenspan at 688-4896. To see the flyer, click this link.
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The Bridge Center’s regular open pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Friday will be played in the Bridge Club Meridian.
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The Airport Bridge Club holds Memorial Day chicken barbecue with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 26.
A class with illustrative hands to improve card play will be held at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, May 24, followed by an extra-point pairs game at noon. Other extra-point games will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 25, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
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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. Today, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Future Stars 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 should have attained a career total of 1,700 master points by the time you read this, but you never know. 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 to May 12 to May 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Ron Henrikson and Chuck Schorr, 67.86%; B: Bill Boardman and Marilyn Sultz, 62.50%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 59.52%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 40.48%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 66.44%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Carol Bedell, 59.26%; east-west, A: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.95%; B/C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 47.22%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – ACBL-wide International Fund Game. North-south, A: Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 57.25%; B/C: Marilyn Steffan and Judith McDermid, 57.08%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.42%; B: Chuck Schorr and Martin Pieterse, 59.58%; C: Mike Mesirov and Ron Henrikson, 46.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.04%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.56%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Vince Pesce, 58.56%; B/C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 53.01%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 63.02%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 61.98%; B/C: Isabelle Banas and Jane O'Connor, 54.17%; (tie) Judith McDermid and Marilyn Steffan, Sudhakar Rao Perala and Paula Salamone, 53.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 67.71%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.29%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 56.25%; C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 50%; Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 42.71%. 

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Unit Championship Swiss Teams. A: Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 50 VPs; B: Gaurang Sheth, Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Janet Frisch, Carolyn Siracuse, 48 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Unit Championship Swiss Teams. A: Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 58 VPs; B: Myra Razik, Eva Schmidt, Bob Olin, Mike Kisiel, 51 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99er game. North-south, A: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 55.83%; B: James and Karen Stephenson, 51.67%; C: Chris Ludwig and Terry Smith, 48.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Carole Ferrick and Sharon Castle, 63.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and James McClure, 63.99%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 60.42%; C: Sandra Silverberg and Kathy Stamm, 44.05%; east-west, A/B/C: Laurie Foster and Jane Roberts, 55.65%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.12%; Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 57.29%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Carol Bedell, 55.56%; Ginny Panaro and Dorothy May, 53.47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 64.29%; Saleh Fetouh and John Bielinski, 61.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and James McClure, 55.87%; Tish Schiffman and Libby Neuner, 55.49%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 53.22%; east-west, A/B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 64.96%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 51.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargeshimer, 60.42%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 57.87%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Penny Shui, 56.25%; east-west, A: Jeff Bender and Mark Pascale, 64.35%; B/C: Art Matthies and Chip Kean, 52.08%; Peter Shui and Guarang Sheth, 51.39%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Ed Drozen and Ten-Pao Lee, 63.43%; east-west, A/B/C: Adrian Figliotti and Sue Neubecker, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Ten-Pao Lee and Stan Kozlowski, 73.75%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 60.83%; B: Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 54.58%; C: John and Martha Welte, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.25%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.9%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 58.33%; Mary Alice Martin and Geri Moog, 54.69%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 53.65%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Chris Urbanek and Janet Dimet, 63.43%; Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 58.80%; Adrian Figliotti and Eva Schmidt, 58.56%; east-west, Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 60.88%; Pat Rasmus and Barbara Landree, 56.19%; Ginny Panaro and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.05%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sandra Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 55.8%; Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 53%; east-west, Vince and Mike Taeger, 59.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60%; B: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 56%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 63%; B: Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, 55%; C: Lois Smith and Rita Haley, 48%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 70.81%; Parmalier Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 54.19%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Bill and Sharron Jo Rich, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 58%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 69%; Toni Gartner and George Mayers, 51%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 59%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 58.3%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 51.7%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 76%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 50%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 64%; Elsie Rogers and Bill Westley, 55%.

College Club Duplicate – North-south, Mary Akman and Dorinne Ebel, 58.09%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 56.66%; east-west, Carolann Besch and Marjorie Gardner, 60%; Cleo Alexander and Dorothy Medler, 52.77%. 

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 60%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 60%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 55%.

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