Thursday, September 18, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 20

Chris Urbanek teaches a two-session course on Bidding in the Balancing Seat at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222.
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The Airport Bridge Club resumes its “1,000 Hands to Learn From” classes at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 20, followed by a pairs game at noon. The club returns to its regular 11 a.m. starting times Monday to Friday. Sunday’s $3 pairs game starts at 1 p.m.
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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 – Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:15 p.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Club-hosted unit game – Friday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Club-hosted unit game – Saturday, Nov. 8, noon.  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
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Today, Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12. For info, click this link.
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 – Seneca County Office Building, Senior Center, DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9. For info, click this link.
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.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, 2015, and Sunday, April 12, 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). Monday, May 11, 2015, to Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to Monday, May 25, 2015.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, 2015, and Sunday, June 14, 2015.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, to Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, 2015, and Sunday, July 12, 2015.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, 2015, and Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, to Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, and Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 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 Monday, 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 1,750 master points just before Labor Day. 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 Sept. 8 to Sept. 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 56.25%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 55.56%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.47%; June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Allen Beroza, 63.51%; C: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 51.22%; east-west, A/B/C: Doug and Nancy Findlay, 62.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 67%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 52%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 49%; C: (tie) Brian Block and Ron Henrikson, Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 45%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – One Winner. A: Vince Pesce and Mike Kisiel, 58.33%; B: Walt Olszewski and Linda Vassallo, 57.41%; Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.67%; C: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 55.56%; Paula Salamone and Brian Block, 49.59%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Gene Nawotniak, 63.83%; Jim Baker and Katherine Quinn, 57.95%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 56.06%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.06%; Sandra Silverberg and Howard Wilinsky, 55.30%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Elizabeth Beishline, 59.28%; C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 54.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Susan Bergman, 58.98%; Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 55.55%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 51.34%; east-west, A: Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 60.57%; B/C: Bob Padgug and Gene  Finton, 57.05%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bob Olin, 62.50%; B: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 54.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Natalie Abramson, 57.95%; Rose Bochiechio and Janie Polk, 56.82%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 56.63%; Andrei Reinhorn and Gregory Ward, 55.49%; east-west, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 66.10%; B/C: Elaine Zeve and Leah Lipman, 57.20%; Jo Nasoff-Finton and Sharon Chang, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 62.80%; B: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 57.44%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.46%; C: Jan O'Mara and Edith Knaszak, 46.13%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and Alex Khrakovsky, 67.26%; B: Jeff Bender and Gregory Ward, 56.55%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Ten-Pao Lee, 47.32%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 60.74%; Maryanne Martin and Colleen Mitchell, 58.52%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58.15%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.93%. 
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 66.09%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 63.83%; Carolyn Siracuse and Rita Sofia, 57.52%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.45%; Adrian Figliotti and Eva Schmidt, 56.37%; Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 47.05%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 56%; Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 52.8%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 59.8%; Paul Morgante and Bob Rivard, 56.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 61.4%; Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 60.9%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 60.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Roy Crocker and Kathy Fenn, 68%; Lois Smith and John Scott, 53%; (tie) Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, Connie Swick and Patricia Lanighan, 52%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday morning pairs – A/B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 66.25%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 58.36%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon pairs – A: Joanne Kelley and Chongmin Zhang, 63.28%; B/C: Paul and Linda Zittel, 62.85%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday two-session pairs – A/B: Doug Megill and Lana Creal, 62.85%; C: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 52.12%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday morning pairs – A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 66.77%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 60.16%; C: John and Martha Welte, 58.83%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon pairs – A/B/C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 68.75%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday two-session pairs – A: James Bridges and Jerry Manioci, 60.70%; B: Allen Selling and Gene Finton, 54.84%; C: Graham Holroyd and Gary Gottermeier, 52.62%.
Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Sunday Swiss teams – A: Kathy Pollock, Fred Yellen, Chongmin Zhang and Judy Padgug, 162 vps; B: Michael Carney, Stewart Cramer, Howard Gordon and Bruce Toder, 125 vps; C: Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, Ten-Pao Lee and Gaurang Sheth, 124 vps.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 61.31%; Garnet  Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 54.31%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 62%; east-west, Jim Tao and Joanne Zavarella, 69%; Toni Gartner and Carol Neuhaus, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 63%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 58%; east-west, Cindy Darone and Elaine LiVigne, 59%; Jane Olsen and Jeff Peters, 52%. 
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 65%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 51.9%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 58.8%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 57.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Dona Tepas and Stan Kozlowski, 60%; east-west, Ann Goodyear and Jan Roalsvig, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 61.2%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 58.9%; east-west, Ruth Elliott and Lucy Coffas, 65%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 57.8%.

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