Thursday, December 3, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 5

The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver master points at regular games in ACBL-sanctioned clubs, begins Monday and continues to Dec. 13.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have two STaC games daily – at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – from Monday to next Saturday.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer supervised play for beginners from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly schedules unit-sponsored games. They include:
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
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:
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 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. 23 to Nov. 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 68.52%; B: Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 54.96%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 53.18%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Sandi England, 61.01%; C: Carol Bedell and Nadine Stein, 48.21%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.44%; C: Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 52.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 61.98%; B: Dorothy May and Florence Notto, 58.33%; Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 50.52%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Home style pairs. (Tie) John Ziemer and Ken Meier, Ron Henrikson and Nadine Stein, Cleveland Fleming and Joe Rooney, 2 wins.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A/B: Cleveland Fleming and Bill Boardman, 77.50%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 62.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 62.50%; Eugene Harvey and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 60.12%; Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 57.44%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 56.55%; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 51.49%; east-west, A/B: Val Derenda and William Noltee, 62.50%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.82%; C: Sandra Silverberg and Marcia Wright, 57.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 59.26%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 56.94%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 59.26%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 58.80%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.48%; C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 53.70%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 61.11%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.33%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 56.25%; C: John and Martha Welte, 47.22%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 57.29%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford 56.25%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 52.08%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 64.42%; Jim Gullo and Tova Reinhorn, 61.54%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 54.81%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 53.85%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Bob Lederhouse, 52.57%; Andrei Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 49.68%.
        Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sue Neubecker and Joyce Kindt, 56.6%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 52.6%; east-west, Henry Chudy and Gene Nawotniak, 56.2%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 52.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 58.84%; Bob Lederhouse and Gene Nawotniak, 58.07%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.22%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.89%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Ted Kahn and Rajinder Puri, 58.69%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 56.52%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.73%. 
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 66%; Diana Brown and Marcia Turley, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%;  Ross Markello and Marion Morber, 60%; east-west, Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Paul Ziebarth and Dave Stroud, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 62.4%; Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 51.9%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.9%; David and Teddy Speser, 55.6%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.3%; Margaret Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 52.1%. 

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