Thursday, September 4, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 6

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament takes place Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Main Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and next Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or click this link.
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Unit rated games with extra points will be played at noon Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo (for players under 750 points) and the Airport Bridge Club (all players).
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The Airport Bridge Club also offers a double-point game at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 6, after the “1,000 Hands to Learn From” lesson at 10:45 a.m. and a $3 pairs game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
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A new course for beginners starts Monday, Sept. 8,  from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222.
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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 – Tuesday, Sept. 16, noon. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
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. 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 1,700 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 Aug. 25 to Aug. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: (tie) Ken Meier and Vince Pesce, Dede Kluckhohn and Dale Anderson, 55.42%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 53.33%; east-west, (3-way tie) Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 52.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 65.74%; B: Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 60.19%; C: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 46.99%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 68.06%; B: Chuck Schorr and Vince Pesce, 52.55%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 47.22%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: (tie) Nancy Littenberg and Joyce Greenspan, Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 52.04%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and David Millward, 55.70%; B: Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 53.32%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 52.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 62.50%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 62.08%; (tie) Ron Henrikson and Janet Frisch, Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 54.59%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 53.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; B: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 58.33%; C: Joe Benenati and Marilyn Sultz, 48.75%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 55.42%; B/C: Nancy Torrell and Carol Roth, 53.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A/B: Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 60.42%; B/C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 59.03%; C: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 53.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 53%; Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 71.21%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 65.53%; east-west, A/B: Terrence Camp and Suzanne Boyer, 60.04%; Janie Polk and Rose Bochiechio, 59.85%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 59.09%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 58.52%; Sandra Morrison and Judy Reich, 57.58%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 59.72%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56.94%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Adrian Figliotti, 56.94%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.86%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 63.66%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 59.03%; Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 56.02%; B: John Kirsits and Gene Finton, 55.56%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Betty Metz, 47.45%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, Davis Heussler and James Easton, 59.26%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 57.04%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 55.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Judy Zeckhauser, 65.03%; Joe Miranda and Lou Di Lorenzo, 59.16%; Usha Khurana and Adrian Figliotti, 56.51%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 55.46%; B: Libbie Neuner and Mary Blanchard, 51.02%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Jeffrey Oshlag, 48.93%; east-west, A/B: Suzanne Boyer and Jim Baker, 62.62%; C: Elizabeth Hemenway and Jayne Freeman, 58.69%; Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 57.92%; Marilyn Shuman and Nancy Torrell, 55.61%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 60.19%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.03%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.71%; B/C: Sean Bennett and Paul Piciulo, 53.70%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and Thomas Koralewski, 59.38%; Chris Urbanek and Henry Chudy, 54.95%; Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 54.43%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Peter Shui, 50.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Judie Bailey and Usha Khurana, 61.54%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 60.26%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 59.30%; Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.01%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. (Tie) Sam Grossman and Chuck Heimerl, 59.03%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 59.03%; Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 57.64%; Bob Olin and Anne Watkins, 55.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.54%; Rob Hessel and David Larcom, 60.91%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 56.82%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.54%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 62.32%; Paul Zatulove and Art Morth, 60.13%; Ted Kahn and Paul Capen, 34.22%; east-west, Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.99%; Ten-Pao Lee and Tova Reinhorn, 53.44%; Ron Helfman and Carol Bedell, 52.99%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 61.9%; Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 53.2%; Joyce Kindt and Sandy Marcussen, 51.9%; east-west, John Garrity and Art Morth, 58.5%; Ron Fill and Jennifer Reynolds, 56.1%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 51.4%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 65%; Barbara and John Scott, 64%; Dale Schlyer and Marge Schomers, 54%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Dave and Jane Larcom, 60.5%; B:Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 53%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Doanne Jackson, 63.14%; Parmalier Murphy and Cleveland Fleming, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; east-west, Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 71%; Jim Tao and  Joanne Zavarella, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 67%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 57%; Marvin Feuerstein and Neil Katz, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 61.2%; Ruth Jones and Emily Wettlaufer, 41.7%; east-west, Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 50%; Ruth Axlerod and Ruth Lansing, 44.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 69%; Elsie Rogers and Bill Westley, 50%.

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