Thursday, January 29, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 31

An ACBL-wide International Fund game with hand records will be played at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. A lesson at 10:45 a.m. precedes the game at the Airport Club.
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The Airport Bridge Club resumes its Sunday pairs game from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, and has a unit championship game at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.  
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The 61st Niagara District Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 6, to Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont. For info, click this link.
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Congratulations to Bud Seidenberg, who won the most master points at last weekend’s Buffalo Winter Sectional Tourament with 32.32. Runners-up were Jay Costello with 25.82 and Saleh Fetouh with 20.41.
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       There’s a special offer for players who haven’t tried the Airport Bridge Club. Try the club five times before winter ends and fees will be refunded for the first four games. For info, call 603-6943.
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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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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Pro-Am game, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, Airport Bridge Club.
Club-hosted game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, Bridge Club Meridian.
Club-hosted game, 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Club-hosted game, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, Airport Bridge Club.
Wearing of the Green game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, Bridge Club Meridian.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.
Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, to Sunday, May 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, to Sunday, June 21.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 15.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 13.
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 in November. 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 Jan. 19 to Jan. 25
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 67.93%; Mike Ryan and Liz Clark, 59.41%; B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 56.35%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 51.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 56%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55%; Dorothy May and Ross Markello, 52%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 68.75%; Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 67.92%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Florence Boyd, 56.67%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: Ruth Wurster and Joyce Greenspan, 54.59%; Bill Boardman and Ross Markello, 48.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Junior Fund. Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 58.93%; David Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 54.76; B: Pawan Matta and Paula Salamone, 53.57%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Junior Fund. North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 56.42%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.50%; C: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 51.42%; east-west, A/B/C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 59%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 64.15%;   Joe Miranda and Chip Kean, 61.05%; east-west, A/B:  Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.57%;  Martha Quinn and Tish Schiffman, 56.55%; Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 48.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.74%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 54.76%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.38%; C: Sue  Neubecker and Betty Metz, 46.13%; east-west, A: Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 60.12%; B/C: Jim Madan and Ed Drozen, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. Joan Rose and Bill Rushmore, 68 victory points.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 62.20%; B: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.06%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.68%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 70.54%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.52%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 51.79%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.50%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.64%; John and Martha Welte, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Sandi England, 63.1%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 56.25%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 61.26%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.54%; Dick  Czarnecki and Betty Metz, 46.68%; east-west, Bob Padgug and Dian Petrov, 59.26%; Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 58.53%; Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 54.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vincent Taeger, 53.91%; Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 50.92%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 61.10%; Lance Pollock and Sandy Marcussen  57.67%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Paul Capen and Mark Pascale, 59.61%; Dale Schlyer and Mohan Prabhu, 57.33%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.11%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 52.74%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 66.08%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 64.50%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bill Rich, 59.54%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 67.81%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.44%; B/C: Gary Gottermeier and Graham Holroyd, 62.33%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Jerome Weiss and Roger Woodin, 64.23%; B: James Carroll and Jonathan Forde, 59.79%; C: David Donaldson and Sushil Amlani, 57.49%.   
      Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Martin Hunter and Dan Gerstman, 71.13%; B/C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 61.41%.   
      Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 193; B: Davis Heussler, Judy Graf, Mike Ryan and David Colligan, 123; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, Jan and Carl Hasselback, 102.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 76.67%; Pamela Murphy and Diana Brown, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 54%; Dave Stroud and Jim Tao, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 63.2%; Mary Blanchard and Libbie Neuner, 56.9%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 68.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 60%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 57%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 58.8%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 58.4%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 62.1%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 60.5%.

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