The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues today this Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Pairs games will be played at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, with a Swiss teams game at 10 a.m. Sunday. All local ACBL-sanctioned clubs are closed during the tournament. For more info, click this
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Unit pairs games will be played Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Bridge Club Meridian and 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club, and again Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, with lunch offered, and at 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club offers extra points at all of its games next week.
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Highest score believed to be ever seen locally came last week at the Garrett Club – 86.11% by Dorde Donaldson and Susie Weathers.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Unit pairs game, 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, Lockport Duplicate.
Unit pairs game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 4, Bridge Club Meridian.
Unit pairs game, 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 9, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.
Unit pairs game, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, Lockport Duplicate.
Strawberry Social and game, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 13, Lockport Duplicate.
Annual picnic and games, Sunday, July 19, Erie County Fairgrounds.
Annual meeting and game, Sunday, Dec. 6, Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda.
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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. For info, click this link.
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.
Erie Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant St., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, to Sunday, Sept. 20. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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:
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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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
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A Silver Life Master since 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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Week of April 6 to April 12
Week of April 6 to April 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 56.20%; B: Linda Marie Franchell and Mary Carr, 53.72%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 50.30%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 72.37%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 42.61%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 65.48%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 50.47%; east-west, Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 61.30%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 58.69%; C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 39.05%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Judy Kaprove and Chuck Schorr, 57.35%; B: Ron Henrikson and Martin Pieterse, 56.35%; Eva Schmidt and Dorothy May, 49.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 58.93%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 60%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 51.25%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 62.14%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.07%; C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 51.07%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 61.70%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 58.52%; B: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 53.21%; C: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 50.20%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Ross Markello and Liz Clark, 64.13%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 55.73%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 46.88%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 46.35%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 63.39%; Chip Kean and Elizabeth Young, 57.74%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.14%; C: Bonne and David Hall, 48.51%; east-west, A: (tie) Jim and Gloria Brown, Sol Messinger and Tish Schiffman, 55.06%; C: Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Brian Meyer, 67.86%; B: Jeanne Gladysz and Berta Brown, 58.04%; C: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 46.73%; east-west, A: Davis Huessler and Kathy Pollock, 65.18%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 62.80%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 54%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 53%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 58.04%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.98%; east-west, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 74.40%; B: Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 59.52%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 57.74%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 51.19%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 60.58%; Robert Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 58.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 59.06%; Judy Padgug and Berta Brown, 58.80%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 54.98%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 63.77%; C: John and Martha Welte, 49.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 56.30%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Sue Neubecker, 48.59%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Mentor game. North-south, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and Robert Sommerstein, 63.69%; east-west, A/B: Fred Yellen and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 56.55%; C: Barbara Landree and Elizabeth Young, 48.51%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 65.28%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Philip Kinter, 58.33%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57.64%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.52%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.76%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.79%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 50.60%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Lou Lombardi, 60.4%; Dorothy May and Nels Larson, 53.8%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 56.9%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 55.4%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 62.50%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 61.11%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.24%; (tie) Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, Jim Madan and Mark Pascale, 50.93%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 66.67%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.94%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 58.33%; Sushil Amlani and Madhav Deshmukh, 52.31%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Bill and Jo Rich, 56%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 59%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 59%; Joan and Paul Lazarus, 56%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 64%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 54.6%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 50%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Sandy Recoon, 64.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 44%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elaine Wegrzyn and Bill Westley, 71%; Marge and Bob McMillen, 57%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Carla Bernhardt and Betty Loucks, 79.16%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 69.44%; Char Caprino and Karen Stephenson, 61.11%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 55%; Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 52.5%; east-west, Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 58.2%; Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 56.3%.