Thursday, March 5, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: March 7

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra-point games Monday, March 9, to next Saturday, March 14. Lunch will be available during the game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; a unit championship game at 11 a.m. Thursday and a giant Sumo orange to players at games Tuesday, Thursday and next Saturday. Weekly classes resume today, Saturday, March 7, at 10:45 a.m., followed by a pairs game at noon.
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Unit 116 has scheduled several unit-sponsored games for 2015. They include:
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. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreational Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. 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 Feb. 23 to March 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs        
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 68%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 54%; Ross Markello and Mike Silverman, 47 %.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 66.67%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.98%; east-west, A: Florence Boyd and Ross Markello, 61.01%; B: Ken Meier and Bill Boardman, 50.60%; C: Sharon Chang and Dorothy Soong, 46.43%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Barbara Sadkin and Judi Marshall, 64.58%; B: Dorothy May and Paula Salamone, 58.33%; C: Robert Forster and Bill Boardman, 48.96%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 60.42%; B: Sharon Wilcox and Eleanor Whelan, 58.85%; C: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 56.77%; Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 41.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 59.52%; Eleanor Whelan and Jerry Geiger, 56.55%; B: John and Martha Welte, 56.55%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin; 53.57%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Home-Style Pairs. (3-way tie) Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, Cleveland Fleming and Paula Salamone, Dorothy May and Judi Marshall, 2 wins.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 59.44%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 57.70%; Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 56.21%; east-west, A/B: Tish Schiffman and Sol Messinger, 62.84%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 62.54%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 49.66%;
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 55.95%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 57%; B/C: Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 65.77%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.85%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.27%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60.71%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Carla Press, 59.05%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Peter Shui and Walt Olszewski, 64.10%; Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 60.26%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.09%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.45%; Robert Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 54.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 59.23%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 58.68%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 58.41%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 55.62%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 55.35%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 47.34%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 69.94%; B: Kathy Pollock and Gary Schmitt, 55.81%; C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 60.19%; Chris Urbanek and Bob Olin, 56.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and David Larcom, 58.33%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 54.17%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.78%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 52.08%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.69%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Jerry Geiger and Pat Rasmus, 60%; Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 54%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 53.5%; east-west, Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 62%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.5%; Paul Zittel and Tova Reinhorn, 54%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Pam and Lance Pollock, 57%; (tie) Bill Rich and Jan O'Mara, Bud Eckertand John Garrity, 53.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, Sushil Amlani and Beena Deshmukh, 55.95%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. David Larcom and Jane Larcom, 60.42%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 53.47%; Paul Capen and Carol Neuhaus, 52.08%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Garnet Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 70.16%; Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 55.92%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 69%; Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 62%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan Roalsvig and Wilson McClaren, 57%; Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 52%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Pat and Mike Weber, 58%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 54%.

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