Thursday, October 16, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 18

The Buffalo Regional Tournament begins Tuesday Oct. 21 in the Events Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, with a variety of pairs and team games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily through next Saturday, Oct. 25, concluding with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. For info, click this link.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a 10th anniversary party and triple-point game at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 18.
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The Airport Bridge Club offers a triple-point pairs game at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 18, following the lesson at 10:45 a.m. and a Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, with gold points and free sandwiches. The club will be open during the Regional through next Saturday, Oct. 25.
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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 – 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, lunch at noon, meeting at 1 p.m., game to follow. Ticket deadline Nov. 28. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.  
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Tournament calendar
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 Oct. 6 to Oct. 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Club Appreciation Game. One Winner. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 64.69%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 61.67%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 57.69%; C: Michael Kozower and Bob Kaprove, 52.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A/B: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 56.94%; C: Ruth Wurster and Christine Malarkey, 50.20%; east-west, A: Marian Morber and Shirley Cassety, 63.25%; B/C: Don and Christine Grant, 53.70%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Club Appreciation Game. Howell. A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 65.28%; Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 56.48%; B: (tie) Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 55.09%; C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 53.24%; Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A: Eva Schmidt and Nancy Kessler, 61.61%; B: Walt Olszewski and Linda Vassallo, 55.65%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 44.64%; east-west, A: Mike Kisiel and Vince Pesce, 63.99%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Bill Boardman, 63.10%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Appreciation Game. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 71.76%; B: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 53.24%; C: Alex Miller and Bill Regan, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Club Appreciation Game. Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 66.20%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.48%; Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 56.02%; C: J. Bailey Leftwich and Cleveland Fleming, 48.61%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 48.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Club Appreciation Game. Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 67%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Barbara Libby, 64%; B: Eva Schmidt and Gaurang Sheth, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – North/south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 62.12%; Jo Nasoff-Finton and Kathy Stamm, 57.77%; Chip Kean and Elizabeth Young, 56.63%; Gene Nawotniak and Joyce Greenspan, 54.73%; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 52.08%; east/west, A/B: Nancy Torrell and Carol Roth, 64.20%; Susan Levy and Elizabeth Beishline, 62.50%; Lou Di Lorenzo and Celine Murray, 59.47%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.09%; C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 47.16%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 66.67%; Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 59.49%; B/C: Jeanne Gladysz and Berta Brown, 51.85%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.18%; Pat Rasmus and Dan Gerstman, 56.71%; B/C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 55.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: (tie) Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 63%; B: Saleh Fetouh and William Rushmore, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – North-south, A: Pat Kilbury and Usha Khurana, 55.65%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.06%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 54.46%; east-west, A: Lou Di Lorenzo and Joe Miranda, 62.20%; B: Judy Zeckhauser and James McClure, 53.57%; C: Anne Astmann and Elizabeth Hemenway, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.12%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Beena Deshmukh, 60.23%; Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 59.47%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.58%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 57.20%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 58.14%; Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 57.20%; C: John and Martha Welte, 57.01%; Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.49%; Chris Urbanek and Guy Puccio, 55.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.73%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 56.48%; C: Paula Rosen and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 59.95%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 59.26%; C: Walt Olszewski and Gary Schmitt, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 56%; B/C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 54%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 67.71%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 58.85%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.73%; Rob Hessel and Helene Connelly, 53.65%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50.93%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 57.38%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.71%; Ted Kahn and Betty Metz, 45.83%; east-west, Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 56.49%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 54.25%; Linda Burroughsford and David Donaldson, 53.15%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 56.7%; Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 55.8%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 60.4%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Sept. 30) – A: Paul Capen and Jean Rosenthal, 57%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 56%; C: Elve Johnston and Miriam Regnet, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (Oct. 4) – Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 59%; (tie)  Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Oct. 7) – Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse,  57%; Jean Rosenthal and Marge Schomers, 56.3%; Barbara and John Scott, 55.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (Oct. 11) – Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 57%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.21%; Paula and Jim Jones, 55.09%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 53%.
Other clubs
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe Day and Lori Repicci, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; east-west, Jim Tao and Joanne Zavarella, 65%; Toni Gartner and Carol Neuhaus, 60%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Jim Tao, 63%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Libby Neuner, 69.4%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sally Steele, 56.9%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 61.9%; Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 60.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Elaine Wegrzyn and Dona Tepas, 79%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 56%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Bonnie Botsford and Neola McGuire, 63.19%; Carla Bernhardt, Carolann Besch, 58.33%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 58%; Edna Fill and Carmella Losi, 54.2%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 69.2%; Al and Phyllis Vogt, 58.8%.

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