Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 17

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. in downtown Buffalo, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 25. For info, click this link.
There will be special games at the tournament for players with 299 or fewer master points at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. There also will be a lesson and reception each day.  
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer pairs games for non-tournament players at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
Club-hosted unit game, 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, Airport Bridge Club.
Tribute to the Bridge Greats of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Annual meeting and game, Sunday, Dec. 6, Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., meeting at 12:15 p.m., game follows.
Club-hosted unit games, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. at Bridge Club of East Aurora, 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Center of Buffalo, 11 Airport Bridge Club.
Club-hosted unit games, Saturday, Dec. 19, noon at Airport Bridge Club, noon at Bridge Center of Buffalo, 1 p.m. at Lockport Duplicate.
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Tournament calendar
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 – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. 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 – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 23, 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 Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,900 master points last month. 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 Oct. 5 to Oct. 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Dale Anderson and Bill Regan, 58.33%; Janet Frisch and Bob Linn, 53.57%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 52.68%; C: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 50.89%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Jerry Geiger, 64.88%; B/C: Michael Kozower and Ron Henrikson, 55.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Dale Anderson and Ruth Wurster, 61.11%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 46.03%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 60.12%; B: Dorothy May and Alicia Kolipinski, 51.49%; C: Florence Boyd and Brian Block, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 61.31%; B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 53.37%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 48.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 63.89%; C: Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 74%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 62%; C: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 49%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 64.58%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 53.13%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 59.38%; Judy Graf and Meg Klamp, 55.09%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jacqueline Hanley and Janie Polk, 58.90%; B/C: Christine Grant and Mickey Martin, 56.82%; Judy Zeckhauser and Rose Bochiechio, 55.49%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 66.67%; Sandra Silverberg and Judy Katz, 60.04%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 57.77%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 57.58%; Tish Schiffman and Sue May, 54.17%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 53.22%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 55.32%; C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 53.01%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Tova Reinhorn, 59.12%; B: Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.77%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 54.43%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 50.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Susan Levy, 61.17%; Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 59.66%; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 57.95%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 54.55%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Janie Polk and Tish Schiffman, Jim and Gloria Brown, 58.52%; C: Loretta Yearke and Cherry Searle, 55.49%; (tie) Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, Rajat Basu and Sharon Chang, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Kamil Bishara, 68.91%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.58%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Chongmin Zhang, 58.98%; Art Morth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.33%; C: John and Martha Welte, 51.28%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 67.26%; B: Fran Kurtz and Mark Pascale, 56.55%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 51.49%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 55.95%; B/C: Barbara Landree and Sharon Chang, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 69.84%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.94%; Judith Bailey and Fran Kurtz, 55.29%; east-west, A/B/C: Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 58.63%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 58.04%; John and Martha Welte, 55.36%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 58.8%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.02%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.24%; Dave Larcom and Dan Clark, 51.39%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 60.42%; (tie) Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 55.56%; east-west, Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 60.85%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.20%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 50.53%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, (tie) Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, Mike and Vince Taeger, 55.6%;  Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor,  53.1%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 59.4%; Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 55.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 59.42%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 58.79%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54.40%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 52.78%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 58.57%; Marge Schomers and Shirley Salter, 57.97%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 57.88%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 53.24%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Vivian Harris and Doanne Jackson, 57.50%; Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 52.50%.
        Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marion Morber and Jim Tao, 67%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 58%; Diane Forrest and Marilyn Wallace, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Morber and Jim Tao, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; east-west, Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 57%; David R. Young and Tim Hartnett, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sudna and Sukanhand Jain, 56.6%; Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 52%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 55.9%; Ruth Axelrod and Nita Ferrell, 52.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, 74%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 67.5%; Pat and Mike Weber, 51.8%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Ellen Errigo, 63.1%; Kathy Weigel and Ginny Mohr, 56.9%.

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