Friday, December 12, 2014

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 13

The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) continues today, Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs.
The Airport Bridge Club has two STaC games today, Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and two STaC "Eight Is Enough" Swiss team games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Sub sandwiches will be served between sessions. Pre-registration is necessary. Call 603-6943.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has holiday parties at its non-life master game at noon Tuesday, Dec. 16, and at its open game at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.
On Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, the Bridge Center will hold its regular game at 10:30 a.m., but will be closed in the evening. The club will have its second annual Holiday Open Game at noon on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer triple points at various games from Monday, Dec. 15, to next Saturday, Dec. 20. The annual holiday cookie party will take place during the game at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.
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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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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, 2015, to Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Buffalo Regional – Location and dates TBA. Previously scheduled for 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.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, to Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 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 Nov. 10, 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,800 master points during STaC play this week. 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 Dec. 1 to Dec. 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club results were not received this week.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Usha Khurana  and Linda Milch, 58.63%; B/C:Terrence Camp and Pat Haynes, 58.04%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.25%; Francine and Louis Pfohl, 54.46%; east-west, A: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 63.39%; B/C: Sam Grossman and Marian Morber, 57.44%; Sandra Silverberg and Rajat Basu, 55.95%; Tish Schiffman and Sol Messinger, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.46%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Berta Brown, 60.42%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 59.90%; Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 58.80%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 66%; B: Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 65%; C: Sandra England and Thomas Koralewski, 51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 62.88%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.88%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 59.66%; Ted Kahn and Rajat Basu, 56.06%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 47.92%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 60.98%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 58.52%; Martha Quinn and Janie Polk, 57.58%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 54.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.95%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.18%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Gabe Tannenbaum, 48.84%; east-west, A: Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 63.66%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 60.88%; B: Davis Heussler and Thomas Koralewski, 58.80%; Judy Graf and Pat Rasmus, 57.64%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 56.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 61.80%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 59.01%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 58.70%; B/C: Davis Heussler and Bob Padgug, 49.69%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 63.19%; B: (tie) Jim Madan and Mark Pascale, Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 57.14%; C: Gary Schmitt and Barbara Landree, 53.30%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 58.33%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 56.71%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 53.93%; John Fiegl and Maureen Cancillia, 53.75%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 61.16%; Pat Rasmus and Carolyn Siracuse, 56.91%; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 50.87%; east-west, Bud  Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 68.89%; Bob Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 57.29%; Marietta Kalman and Tova Reinhorn, 54.43%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 58.3%; Sandy Marcussen and Art Morth, 49.6%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 61.3%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 58%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 57.1%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.99%; Dale Schlyer and Mohan Prabhy 56%; east-west, Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 56.99%; Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 56.7%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jane and Dave Larcom, 68%; (tie) Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 53%.
Unit 116 Meeting and Game Saturday – A: Chuck Schorr and John Ziemer, 70.02%; Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 63.77%; Kathy Pollock and Bert Feasley, 63.32%; B/C: Paul and Linda Zittel, 62.23%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Shirley Thompson, 68.42%; Pearl Harris and Vivian Harris, 57.89%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 65%; Joe and Bobbi Huber, 62%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Alicia Kolipinski, 64%; Paul Ziebarth and Dave Stroud, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 69%; Joe Day and Toni Di Tusa, 51%; east-west, Aruna and Bell Raghu, 57%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 56%. 
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south,  Pris Bretschger  and Sallie Steele, 58.3%; Teddy and David Speser, 53.3%; Vera Arrison and Gretchen Crego, 50.8%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer , 62.5%;  Jeanette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 55.2%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Marge and Bill McMillen, 58%; east-west, Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 78%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Kay Brinkman and Margaret Rivard, 72.9%; Mike Brown and Ginny Rizzo, 54.3%; east-west, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 65.6%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 65%.

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