Thursday, August 7, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 9

Several principles of play are applied and explained at 10:45 a.m. every Saturday in the Airport Bridge Club’s lesson series, “1,000 Hands to Learn From.”
Starting times for games at the Airport Club are back to normal – 11 a.m. weekdays, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. There will be double points today, Saturday, Aug. 9, and at the $2 Sunday game, Aug. 10, then triple points all next week.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds its annual Corn Fest in memory of member Bob Feasley on Sunday, Aug. 17, with dinner at 4 p.m. and the game at 4:45. For info, call Jim Gullo at 348-4132.
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The Syracuse regional tournament will be in Rochester next year. District 4 has scheduled it May 11 to 17, 2015, during the Lilac Festival. Site is the RIT Inn & Conference Center, just off the Thruway exit for the I-390 .
The 2015 Buffalo regional will come along a few weeks later, June 23 to 28. Location to be announced, according to the ACBL. No word yet about the 2015 Niagara Falls, Ont., regional, which usually takes place in alternate years during the first week in November.
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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:
Club-hosted unit game – Wednesday morning, Aug. 20. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
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
Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Today, Saturday, Aug. 9, and 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 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 July 28 to Aug. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 70.46%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 59.51%; Ron Henrikson and Eva Schmidt, 54.11%; C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 46.22%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Howell. (Tie) Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gabe Tannenbaum; Alan Greer and partner, 59.26%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 73.61%; B: Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 60.88%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 48.84%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 58.56%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.43%; Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 57.32%, C: John and Linda Wynes, 48.51%. 
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Walt Olszewski and Linda Vassallo, 66.67%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 46.88%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 62.73%; B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 58.33%; C: Christine Malarkey and Brian Block, 49.07%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 60.82%; B/C: Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, 59.29%; east-west, A/B: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 56.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Chuck Schorr and Dale Anderson, 56.94%; Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 56.25%; B: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 52.08%; C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 49.31%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Fraas, 60.71%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and partner, 60.12%; B: Gaurang Sheth and Paula Salamone, 57.74%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 53.57%; C: Ken Meier and Bill Boardman, 51.79%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 47.62%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 57.39%; Richard McGowan and Gene Nawotniak, 56.63%; Susan Levy and Lou Di Lorenzo, 54.36%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 41.86%; east-west, A/B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.25%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Bob Olin and Harold Meyers, 64.06%; Judy Padgug and Gene Finton, 60.42%; Jim Gullo and Pat Burns, 57.81%; Berta Brown and Stan Kozlowski, 56.25%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 48.44%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.88%; B: Joanne Kelley and Tova Reinhorn, 57.41%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 48.15%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 63.10%; Claire Gareleck and Dian Petrov, 55.36%; Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 55.36%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Linda Milch, 59.17%; B: Judy Zeckhauser and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 58.96%; C: Richard Handel and Irving Sultz, 56.67%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 55%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.23%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Noltee, 53.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 62.47%; B: Sandra Marcussen and Judie Bailey, 56.66%; C: Eugene Georgini and Joe Peters, 50.11%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 57.32%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 55.77%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 57.64%; C: Rita Sofia and Sue Neubecker, 56.02%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 55.32%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 60.19%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 59.72%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.87%; Harry Cheung and James Tao, 55.79%; C: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Martha and John Welte, 68%; Stan Kozlowski and Elaine Universal, 54%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.59%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 57.41%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.67%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 55.93%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Bob Olin and Dian Petrov, 60.88%; Dick Czarnecki and Bob Andersen, 59.95%; Jim Gullo and Tova Reinhorn, 50%; east-west, Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 68.52%; John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 57.18%; Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 46.30%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 58%; Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 52.2%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Chuck Heimerl, 59%; Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Walt Olszewski and Gene Giorgini, 63%; B: (tie) Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, Mark Pascale and Jim Madan, 60%; C: Barbara and John Scott, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 60%; B: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 58%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 56%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 58.1%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57.9%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marvin Feuerstein, 64%; Aruna and Bellamkonda Raghu, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Neil Katz and Marvin Feuerstein, 73%; Bruce  and Jill Brown, 53%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 67%; Ruth Walsh and Martin Schaus, 52%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 65%; Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 59.2%; Esther Greene and Sandy Recoon, 45%; east-west, Ruth Killeen & Emily Wettlaufer, 54.2%; (tie) Teddy and David Speser, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Williams, 53.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 51.7%.        
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge McMillen and Stan Kozlowski, 69%; Ann Goodyear and Jan Roalsvig, 66%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 63.5%;  Pat and Mike Weber, 59.5%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 65.8%; Frank and Christel Bernard, 57.1%.

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