Thursday, May 29, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: May 31

The Buffalo Future Stars Sectional Tournament for players with fewer than 500 master points concludes today, Saturday, May 31, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. To see the flyer, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club welcomes director Bill Finkelstein’s mother Rita on her move to Buffalo with a bagel nosh at today’s lesson (10:45 a.m.) and pairs game (noon). The club will offer a free pairs game with pizza at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1.
The director’s birthday celebration on Monday, June 2, features cake at the 11 a.m. pairs game and a potluck dinner at 6:45 p.m., followed by the club’s first new Monday evening game at 7:15. Any pair that beats the director will share a $100 jackpot.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will take part in the World Wide Pairs games Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. (Bridge Center) and 7:15 p.m. (Airport), and at noon next Saturday, June 7, at both clubs. The Airport Club has no extra charge. Hand records will be provided.
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Congratulations to Dan Gerstman, who earned the most master points of any Buffalo area player in the All-American Regional Tournament May 20 to 26 in Cleveland. With 51.71 points, he was 21st overall.
Other leading local players in Cleveland included: David Hemmer, 29.53 points (tied for 47th); Kathy Pollock, 18.33 (75th); John Toy, 9.93 (tied for 161st); and Paul and Linda Zittle and Jan and Carl Hasselback, 9.71 (tied for 167th).
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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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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.
Step Back in Time game – Sunday, Aug. 24. Herschell Carrousel Museum, 180 Townsend St., North Tonawanda. 11 a.m., tour museum. Noon, picnic. 1 p.m., pairs game. $10 unit members. Ticket deadline: Aug. 20.
Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.  
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Tournament calendar

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 attained a career total of 1,700 master points over Memorial Day weekend. 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 19 to May 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 61.61%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Florence Notto, 56.55%; C: Rao Perala and Paula Salamone, 47.92%; east-west, A: Janet Frisch and Barbara Libby, 61.31%; B/C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 59.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 59.95%; B/C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Ross Markello, 65.74%; C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 43.98%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Club Championship. One Winner. A: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 63.33%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.84%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.59%; Brian Block and Paula Salamone, 53.33%; C: John Kirsits and Ron Henrikson, 45.19%; John and Linda Wynes, 45%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Nancy Kessler, 64.58%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 54.51%; east-west, A/B/C: Stan Dickson and Marilyn Schwebel, 57.10%. 
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; B: Alex Miller and Bill Boardman, 53.47%; C: (tie) Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 58.65%; B: Sushil Amlani and Chuck Schorr, 57.19%; C: Christine Malarkey and Pawan Matta, 55.63%; Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 47.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Denise Mattingly and Joe Miranda, 64.46%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.96%; Joyce Greenspan and Usha Khurana, 56.55%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 54.59%; east-west, A/B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 59.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Eugene Harvey and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.79%; Berta Brown and Joanne Kelley, 55.29%; C: Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 53.17%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 65.18%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 60.71%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 59.82%; Joan Rose and Meg Klamp, 58.33%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Gary Schmitt, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Mike Ryan and Penny Shui, 61.81%; C: John and Martha Welte, 59.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Elizabeth Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 62.19%; Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 57.64%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.61%; Libbie Neuner and Janie Polk, 56.41%; east-west, A/B: Joel Brownstein and Bill Rich, 61.55%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 58.71%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 58.14%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 57.58%; Sandra England and Joe Benenati, 54.92%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Inge Gallant and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 66.67%; Norm St. Denis and Bob Olin, 58.14%; B: Jo and Gene Finton, 53.41%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 48.48%; east-west, A: Penny and Peter Shui, 60.42%; B: Gaurang Sheth and Joe Peters, 59.28%; (tie) Walt Olszewski and Jeanne Gladysz, Shubin Ruan and Chongmin Zhang, 56.25%; Carol Bedell and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.87%; Claire Gareleck and Cathy Majewski, 54.92%; Jeff Bender and Mark Pascale, 54.55%; C: Regina Pollack and Mary Russell, 32.58%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 62.50%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 61.34%; Eugene Harvey and Sue Neubecker, 59.72%; C: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 51.62%; east-west, A/B/C: Martin Pieterse and Ed Drozen, 57.64%; Betty Bronstein and Marilyn Sultz, 57.03%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.99%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 63.70%; John Marvin and Maryann Szafran, 57.41%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 55.56%; Anne Watkins and Helen Panza, 55.56%; Fred Yellen and Meg Klamp, 54.44%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Benenati and Maureen Cancilla, 65.4%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 61.69%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 58.33%; Ken Meier and Sandi England, 55.44%.
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, 60.88  Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 60.88%; Pat Rasmus and Barbara Landree, 56.19%; Ginny Panaro and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.05%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Unit 116 Barometer Pairs. A: Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 65.77%; Bud Seidenberg and John Toy, 61.90%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 60.71%; C: Penny and Peter Shui, 59/93%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 67%; Ed Lechner and Anne O’Connor, 61.3%; east-west, Jan O’Mara and John Garrity, 59.8%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Ciukerman, 52.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 57%; B: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 54.1%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 53.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 69%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 61%; Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 59%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 60%; Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64%; Bill and Sharron Jo Rich, 63%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 59%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 55%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 61%; John Gartner and Dave Stroud, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 57.3%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 50%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 55%; Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 52.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Ann Goodyear and Fenton Harrison, 56%; east-west, Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 52%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 57.5%; east-west, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 55%; (tie) Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 54%.

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