Thursday, December 10, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 12

        Unit games with extra points will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bridge Club of East Aurora; at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, which also will have a holiday party; and at 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club.
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        Another unit game will be played next Saturday, Dec. 19, at noon in the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. at Lockport Duplicate.
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        The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) continues today, Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, in local ACBL-sanctioned clubs. The Airport Club will have STaC pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, STaC Swiss teams at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday (call 603-6943 to sign up), plus a Holiday Week Extravaganza with triple-point games all next week. Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, feature the club’s annual holiday Cookie Bash.
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        Congratulations to Carol Bedell, Jim Gullo and Betty Metz, newly elected to the board of directors of Western New York Unit 116. Results of the election were announced at the annual unit meeting last Sunday. 
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Tournament calendar
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.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, 2016, to Sunday, April 17, 2016. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016. For info, click this link.
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.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 5, 2016.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. 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.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
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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
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 a couple months ago. 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 Nov. 30 to Dec. 6
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A/B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 56.25%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 54.86%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 58.80%; B: Mary Lou Scanlon and Florence Notto, 56.48%; C: Ted Kahn and Tish Schiffman, 40.28%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 64.81%; Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 59.03%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 52.78%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 59.52%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 60.91%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 66.62%; Vince Pesce and Liz Clark, 55.80%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Joe Rooney, 53.17%; C: Tom Koralewski and Pawan Matta, 41.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Mike Ryan and Allen Beroza, 59.03%; Alan Greer and Hilda Fairweather, 57.64%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.25%; C: Dale Anderson and Selina Volpatti, 53.47%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – A: Mike Silverman and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 65.97%; Alan Greer and Cleveland Fleming, 59.03%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 52.55%; B: Dale Anderson and Paula Salamone, 49.31%; C: Doanne Jackson and Pam Murphy, 46.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 63.33%; Dian Petrov and Judy Padgug, 60.74%; Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 60.37%; David Hemmer and Jim Gullo, 57.04%; C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 56.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.23%; Jim McClure and Chip Kean, 57.58%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 47.73%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 57.39%; B/C: Sandra Silverberg and Judy Katz, 57.20%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Stan Kozlowski, 55.06%; B: Fran Kurtz and Susan Bergman, 54.17%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 54.17%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 54.17%; C: Cathy Majewski and Gay Simpson, 49.40%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 64.58%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 64.29%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Rajat Basu and Ted Kahn, 58.14%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.84%; C: Peggy Mergenhagen and Helen Reilly, 55.30%; Cherry Searle and Loretta Yearke, 54.92%; Denise Slattery and Jewel Marshall, 54.92%; Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 54.51%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60%; B: Janie Polk and Tish Schiffman, 58.47%; Vince Taeger and Bill Rich, 56.85%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 55.87%; Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 54.47%; C: Burt Freiman and John Bava, 53.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 71.09%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Peter Patterson, 58.13%; Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 57.10%; Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 55.87%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 60.16%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 56.55%; Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 55.83%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 45.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 57.41%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Betty Metz, 53.70%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.66%; B: Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 58.33%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 54.86%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.95%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 62.02%; Liz Clark and Joe Rooney, 60.65%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 53.7%; Joe Benenati and Philip Kintner, 52.78%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 63.67%; B: Ginny Panaro and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.78%; C: Dick Czarnecki and John Lewis, 54.75%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 65.08%; B: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 53.04%; C: Dorothy Soong and Helen Panza, 48.25%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Gene Nawotniak, 55.8%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 52.9%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Bob Lederhouse, 60.4%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Art Morth, 52.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Paul Capen and Mark Pascale, 59.72%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.63%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.24%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 52.31%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 55.09%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54.17%; Paul Capen and Carol Neuhaus, 53.24%.

Unit 116 Holiday Pairs Sunday – A: Kathy Pollock and Bert Feasley, 65.74%; B: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 61.98%; C: John and Martha Welte, 60.78%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 65%; Alice Bragg and Joanne Dandridge, 53.35%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 55%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 64%; Carol Newhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 61%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 58.1%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 57.5%; east-west, (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 55%; (tie) Teddy and David Speser, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 50.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 68%; Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, 65%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Mike Brown and Mike Brown, 57.3%; (tie) Margaret Rivard and Kay Brinkman, Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 52.1%.

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