The ACBL’s Longest Day marathon, which supports Alzheimer’s disease awareness, takes place today, Saturday, June 21, in two local clubs.
The Airport Bridge Club is holding pairs games every two hours – at 9 a.m. with breakfast, at 11 a.m. with lunch, at 1 p.m. with snacks, at 3 p.m. with dinner and at 5 p.m. with desserts, with double points and a $4 fee per session.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have pairs games at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and a team game at 7 p.m. Last year the Bridge Center raised more than $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Western New York Unit 116 will hold a strawberry social and pairs game at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, June 28, at the Lockport Duplicate Club, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. For info, call Bob Lederhouse at 625-9443.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will host an inter-club championship game at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 26. The club is closed next Saturday and has a free game for members at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29.
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The Airport Bridge Club has triple red-point NAP qualifier games at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at the Beat Bill game with the $100 prize at 7:15 p.m. Monday. Double-point games will be played at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and a unit game at noon next Saturday, June 28, will follow the lesson at 10:45 a.m.
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Congratulations to John Ziemer, who was the top overall point winner in ACBL District 5 during last week’s Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC). He captured 27.23 points.
Other local players who finished high in the STaC master point race included Liz Clark, third with 23.49; Jerry Geiger, sixth with 19.09; Harry Cheung 14th with 13.42; and Martin Pieterse, 20th with 12.39.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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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Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road (Route 15) West Henrietta. Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13. For info, click this link.
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:
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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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
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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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Week of June 9 to June 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Week of June 9 to June 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 59.07%; C: Mona Karna and Usha Khurana, 58.24%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 66.33%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 53.27%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 46.05%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – One Winner. A: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 63.81%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 59.99%; C: Bob Kaprove and Mike Mesirov, 52.15%; Carl and Jan Hasselback, 52.06%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 57.50%; B: (tie) Gabe Tannenbaum and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 61.31%; east-west, B/C: Joe Rooney and Dorothy May, 57.59%; C: Sudhakar Rao Perala and Paula Salamone, 55.04%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 62.42%; C: Brian Block and Mary Terrana, 41.75%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Harry Cheung, 67.42%; B: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 63.25%; C: Sharon Chang and Dede Kluckhohn, 42.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 61.01%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster; 45.54%; east-west, A/B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 61.01%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 64.09%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 63.18%; B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 61.37%; Paula Salamone and Dorothy May, 60.46%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 48.18%; Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 46.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 58.75%; B: Eva Schmidt and Nancy Kessler, 55.83%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 65.83%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 46.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 63.80%; Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 61.85; B: Eva Schmidt and Nancy Kessler, 58.90%; C: David and Dordy Donaldson, 54.50%; Art Aronson and Nelson Torre, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Bob Andersen and Jerry Geiger, 62.17%; B/C: Mike Mesirov and David Donaldson, 53.24%; east-west, A; Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 58.91%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.89%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 49.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A/B/C: Dordy and David Donaldson, 65.42%; east-west, A: Bob Andersen and Jerry Geiger, 57.08%; B/C: Nelson Torre and Mike Mesirov, 56.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 61.04%; Tom Fraas and Bill Boardman, 57.42%; C: Nelson Torre and Christine Malarkey, 53.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and partner, 76.19%; B: Paula Salamone and Christine Malarkey, 60.32%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 53.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss Teams. A: (tie) Nancy Wolstoncroft, Miri Salamone-Burnett, Thom Burnett, and Paula Salamone with John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, Manju Ceylony, and Shakeel Ahmad, 49 VPs.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Swiss Teams. A: John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, Manju Ceylony, and Shakeel Ahmad, 58 VPs; B: Myra Razik, Eva Schmidt, Ron Henrikson, and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 43 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Marcia Frankel and Susan Levy, 58.29%; B/C: Bonne Hall and Carol Roth, 53.93%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 72.73%; B/C: Terry Smith and Katherine Quinn, 53.91%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 66.96%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 61.01%; Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 60.12%; Joyce Greenspan and Usha Khurana, 54.17%; C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Eugene Nawotniak, 43.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 61.01%; Ginger Maiman and Marcia Wright, 59.82%; Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 56.85%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.36%; Martha Quinn and Gail Pitterman, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: John Toy and Stan Kozlowski, 64.35%; Meg Klamp and David Millward, 56.25%; B: Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 56.25%; C: Pat Lakeman and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 46.53%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 64.35%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 59.72%; Donna Steffan and Jay Levy, 55.56%; C: Barbara Landree and Gary Schmitt, 46.99%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Joan Rose and Chris Urbanek, 64.88%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 57.93%; C: Jane Romal and Mary Ann Byers, 36.51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Paula Rosen, 60.23%; Usha Khurana and Mona Karna, 57.20%; C: Irving Sultz and Richard Handel, 50.38%; east-west, A/B: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Judy Zeckhauser, 60.80%; C: Elizabeth Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 59.85%; Tish Schiffman and Rao Perala, 57.20%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 56.63%; Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 55.49%; (tie) Marilyn Shuman and Sol Messinger, Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.02%; B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.43%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 52.61%; east-west, A/B: Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 55.32%; Gene Finton and Davis Heussler, 54.86%; C: John and Martha Welte, 51.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.78%; B: Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 59.26%; Eva Schmidt and Bob Olin, 54.11%; C: Paula Rosen and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 53.76%; east-west, A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 57.12%; Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 56.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon –Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 66.99%; Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 65.70%; Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 58.98%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 55.65%; B: Claire Gareleck and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 52.89%; C: John and Martha Welte, 50%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 64.07%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 58.89%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 58.15%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 58.17%; B: Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 55.63%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 52.03%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 61.04%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.72%; B: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 54.32%; C: Ron Helfman and Stew Brenner, 53.68%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Eugene Nowatniak, 68.1%; Mike and Vince Taeger , 55.7%; east-west, Bob Lederhouse and Paul Morgante, 57.1%; Margaret and Robert Rivard, 56.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 68.5%; Dale Schlyer aand Ed Lechner, 60%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 50.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 62%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60%; Paul Capen and Rita Haley, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 63%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 58%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 58%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 69%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 58%; east-west, (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Emily Wettlaufer, 65%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 50.8%; Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 43.3%; east-west, (tie) Esther Greene and Sandy Recoon, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 57.3%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 51%; Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 42.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 55%; east-west, Marge McMillen and Wilson McClaren, 58%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, 72.91%; Carolann Besch and Bonnie Botsford, 61.11%; Marjorie Gardner and Diane Liddell, 60.41%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 59%; Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 58.5%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 60.5%; Frank and Christel Bernard, 56%.