Thursday, August 14, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 16

The Airport Bridge Club has moved up the start of its $2 Sunday pairs game to noon this week to accommodate players who also want to attend the Bob Feasley Memorial Corn Fest at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. The Corn Fest starts with dinner at 4 p.m., followed by a game at 4:45.
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Triple points will be awarded Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Airport Bridge Club and today, Saturday, Aug. 16, in the pairs game at noon following the “1,000 Hands to Learn From” lesson at 10:45 a.m. Next week’s games award double points.
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Unit championship games will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club.
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Congratulations to Jay Levy, top Buffalo player in the Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional Tournament Aug. 4 to 10 in Liverpool. He was 71st overall with 20.38 points. Other leading Buffalo players in the tournament included Bud Seidenberg and Saleh Fetouh, 10.19 points, tied for 169th; and Chris Urbanek, 8.57, tied for 208th.
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Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222 or click this link.
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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:
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.
Club-hosted unit game – Wednesday evening, Aug. 27. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Eight Is Enough team game – Sunday, Nov. 9. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga.
Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.  
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Tournament calendar
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 Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21. For info, click this link.
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.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to Sunday, April 5, 2015.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, 2015, to Sunday, April 19, 2015.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester).
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to Sunday, May 25, 2015.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, to Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Sunday, May 30, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
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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 Aug. 4 to Aug. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Jim Mathis and Jerry Geiger, 62.96%; B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 61.25%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 56.67%; Barbara Multerer and Bob Kaprove, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Judy Kaprove and Barbara Sadkin, 62.20%; C: Dede Kluckhohn and Paula Kotowski, 52.68%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 68.78%; B: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 61.11%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 49.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A/B: Bill Regan and Bill Boardman, 62%; Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 52%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 56.55%; B: Walt Olszewski and Linda Vassallo, 53.74%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 50.33%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 66.96%; B: Chuck Schorr and Vince Pesce, 57.14%; C: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 53.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: (tie) Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 57.74%; B: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Bill Boardman and partner, 69.44%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 62.50%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.94%; Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.17%; C: Fenton Harrison and Elsie Rogers, 50.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Gaurang Sheth and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 66.26%; Chuck Schorr and partner, 59.05%; B: Bill Boardman and Dale Anderson, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 59.02%; B: James McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.35%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 55.73%; east-west, A/B: Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 61.72%; C: Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 56.59%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 55.95%; Joanne Kelley and Judy Padgug, 54.17%; C: Dorothy May and Rita Sofia, 51.49%; east-west, A/B: John Kirsits and Gene Finton, 66.96%; Stan Kozlowski and Tova Reinhorn, 59.52%; David Hemmer and Donna Steffan, 55.95%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 62.96%; B: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 57.87%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.48%; Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 54.63%; C: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 60.85%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 59.85%; C: Irving Sultz and Richard Handel, 59.85%; Cherry Searle and Joe Miranda, 57.01%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.11%; Sheila and Jay Rosenthal, 54%; east-west, A/B: Janet Dimet and Adrian Figliotti, 67.06%; C: Mickey Martin and Christine Grant, 61.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 60.42%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.56%; C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 51.39%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Pat Rasmus, 56.02%; B: Mark Pascale and Alex Khrakovsky, 55.32%; Chris Urbanek and Peter Shui, 54.63%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Gaurang Sheth, 54.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: David Hemmer and Jay Costello, 59.77%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 57.79%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 55.31%; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 46.30%; east-west, A/B: Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 67.21%; Fran Kurtz and Donna Steffan, 61.65%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 54.51%; C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Chang, 41.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 72.92%; Christy Kellogg and Jim Gullo, 61.98%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – A/B: Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 75%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 51.79%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 51.19%; C: Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 49.4%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 65.07%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 56.22%; C: Ted Kahn and Paul Capen, 37.33%; east-west, Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 66.15%; B: Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 59.87%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 52.40%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 64%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Gene Giorgini, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 52%; (tie) Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, Dave and Jane Larcom, 51%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 59%; east-west, Jim Tao and Joanne Zavarella, 63%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 54%; Joe Day and Marg Gample, 53%; east-west, Marvin Feuerstein and Neil Katz,  66%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 50%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 68.3%; Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 50.8%; Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 40.8%; east-west, Teddy and David Speser, 56.3%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 50%; Esther Greene and Sandy Recoon, 49%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elsie Rogers and Bill Westley, 66%; Ann Goodyear and Jan Roalsvig, 63%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 60.8%; Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 60.4%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 64.7%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 58.4%

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