Thursday, July 9, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: July 11

       Wednesday is the deadline for tickets to the Unit 116 picnic and games at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 19, in the Grand Stand Casino Room at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. For info, tickets and partners, call Chip Kean at 695-2610 or email

       The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers a fun game for beginners at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, and joins in the ACBL-wide International Fund Game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 15.

       The Airport Bridge Club will have NAP qualifying games with extra points this Saturday, July 11, and Monday, July 13, to next Saturday, July 18.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Eight Is Enough Teams, Sunday, Aug. 9, 1 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.
Annual meeting and game, Sunday, Dec. 6, Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda.
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Tournament calendar
Rochester Summer Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Today, Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12. For info, click this link.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Next 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
Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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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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Duplicate scores
Week of June 29 to July 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
       Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 63.69%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 55.66%; east-west, A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 66.67%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 62.43%; C: Ron Henrikson and Sharon Chang, 41.27%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.29%; B: Tom and Terry Fraas, 60%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 44.79%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 59.01%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.46%. 

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Mesirov and Nadine Stein, 56.90%; B: Chuck Schorr and Judy Kaprove, 50.74%; C: Ted Kahn and Marilyn Sultz, 50.45%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 67.21%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 43.01%. 

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A/B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 57.05%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55.77%; C: Don Grant and Linda Wynes, 50.64%; Ron Henrikson and Sharon Chang, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 64.35%; B: Ken Meier and Martin Pieterse, 62.50% Jerry Geiger and Barbara Libby, 57.87%; B: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 55.09%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 45.37%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 62.20%; B: Kathy Stamm and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 60.32%; C: Sean Bennett and Paul Piciulo, 56.36%; east-west, A/B: Ron Helfman and Stew Brenner, 58.84%; C: Audrey Ray and Judith Bailey, 57.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 55.65%; B: Clare Gareleck and Adrian Figliotti, 53.27%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 63.39%; B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Dorothy Soong, 48.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 63%; John and Martha Welte, 56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 57.93%; east-west, A: Marilyn Shuman and Joyce Greenspan, 60.98%; B: Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 58.75%; C: Tish Schiffman and Sue May, 56.39%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 64.31%; B: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 53.53%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 45.45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 57.74%; C: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Jim Tao and Harry Cheung, 56.85%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 54.76%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 57.44%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.06%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 53.57%; east-west, Joanne Lafay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.61%; Maureen Cancilla and Philip Kintner, 57.44%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 53.87%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 62.27%; B: Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.63%; C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 53.94%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 59.95%; Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 57.18%; Dan Gerstman and Brian Meyer, 56.48%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Nancy Acara and Jan O'Mara, 54.3%; Carolyn Siracuse and Bill Rich, 52.5%; east-west, Al Dickman and Ron Henrikson, 61.3%; Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 59.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Bob Lederhouse and Ed Harman, 58.47%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.91%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.52%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.48%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – John and Martha Welte, 62.16%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 58.45%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ginny Panaro, 57.21%; Rao Parala and Roy Crocker, 56.37%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Parmalier and Pamela Murphy, 71.88%; (tie) Pearl and Vivian Harris, Diana Brown and Alice Bragg, 56.25%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 61%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Day and Marv Feuerstein, 57%; (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 51%; east-west, Christine Whiting and David Young, 61%; Nounie Coovert and Ross Markello, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 65%; Mary Blanchard and Emmy Wettlaufer, 63.1%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 58.1%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 50.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Jean Duffy, 60%.

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