North American Pairs qualifying games, awarding extra master points, begin at local bridge clubs next week.
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World Wide Bridge Contest games will be played at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, and at noon next Saturday, June 6.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has a mentor game and party at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, and a unit-rated game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 3.
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The Airport Bridge Club has party for the players with free gourmet pizza to celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s birthday at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. Complementary sandwiches will accompany the games at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, June 5.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
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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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 – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster.
Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25. For info, click this link.
Erie Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant St., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. 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 – Seneca County Office Building Senior Center, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. For info, click this link.
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., Williamsville. 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., Williamsville. 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., Williamsville. 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 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 last November. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Week of May 18 to May 24
Week of May 18 to May 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –Howell. A: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 57.50%; B/C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 55.71%; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 54.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Walt Olszewski, 56.76%; C: Nadine Stein and Ruth Kozower, 53.69%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 59.57%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.99%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 43.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Mike Silverman, 65.87%; Alan Greer and partner, 60.32%; B: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 56.75%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 46.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 66.02%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 57.05%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.49%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 53.52%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Martin Pieterse, 60%; B: Pawan Matta and Paula Salamone, 55%; C: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Ross Markello and partner, 67%; B: Dottie May and Ron Henrikson, 50%; C; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 47%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 57.01%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.06%; Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.30%; C: Bonne Hall and Carol Roth, 54.36%; east-west, A/B/C: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 60.61%; Pat Haynes and Usha Khurana, 59.85%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 58.33%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 55.42%; Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 80 vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Gene Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 61.30%; Brian Block and Rao Parala, 57.59%; Judy Zeckhauser and Rivona Ehrenreich, 56.58%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 66.80%; Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.63%; B: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 58.52%; C: Phyllis Stasiowski and Elizabeth Defeo, 43.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.23%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.95%; Saleh Fetouh and Meg Klamp, 55.06%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O'Mara, 47.92%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Fred Yellen, 56.25%; B: Ken Meier and Gaurang Sheth, 55.95%; C: Robert Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.65%; Jeff Bender and Sue May, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.30%; Dian Petrov and Dorothy Soong, 54.51%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 54.12%; C: Eva Schmidt and Joyce Greenspan, 45.98%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.05%; Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 59.26%; B: Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 52.83%; C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 47.96%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Christy Kellogg and Jim Gullo, 58.80%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 58.33%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 65.63%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 63.89%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 56.77%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53.65%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 54.59%; B: Rita Sofia and Helen Panza, 52.94%; C: Ruth Wurster and Eleanor Whelan, 52.86%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 59.99%; B: Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 51.32%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 50.80%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 59%; Pam Pollock and Art Morth, 55%; east-west, Lance Pollock and Bob Lederhouse, 55.4%; Bud Eckert and Ron Henrikson, 54.6%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – David Mathis and Edward Harris, 75%; Diana Brown and Eileen Coleman-Turner, 62.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, (Tie): Jill and Bruce Brown, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 55%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 53%; Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) Peg Gorham and George Mayers, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 58%. east-west, (tie) Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 61.7%; Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 56.7%; east-west, Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, 71.7%; David and Teddy Speser, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, 62%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 62.5%; Esther Ferris and Ron Fill, 58.8%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 56.3%.