Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 2

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its 11 a.m. games this Saturday, Jan. 2, and Monday, Jan. 4, through next Saturday, Jan. 9, to support the ACBL Junior Fund. Beginners and novices can join a special practice play session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. For details, call 603-6943.
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Bridge Club Meridian also will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, to support the ACBL Junior Fund.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. game Friday, Jan. 8.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 17. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
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 finished the year with a career total of 1,950 master points. 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 Dec. 21 to Dec. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL International Fund Game. A: Paula Salamone and partner, 64.06%; B/C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.23%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 44.05%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 65.18%; B: (tie) Mary Jo Whitehead and Michael Putnam, Jacqueline and Sharon Chang, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – A/B: Dorothy May and Paula Salamone, 67%; Bill Boardman and Dale Anderson, 58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Ed Drozen and Barbara Libby, 62.89%; B/C: Jacqueline and Sharon Chang, 51.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – A: Rashid Kahn and Vera Carpenter, 71.55%; Dale Anderson and partner, 57.38%; Alan Greer and Bob Smith, 56.14%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 49.40%; C: Paula Salamone and Alex Miller, 43.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 58.07%; Cathy Majewski and Teresa Fraas, 57.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Gene Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 60.42%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 53.28%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 51.79%; east-west, A/B/C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 54.50%; Sandra Silverberg and Gail Pitterman, 52.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A/B: Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 69.63%; C: Jacqueline and Sharon Chang, 44.07%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Gaurang Sheth and Manju Ceylony, 63.39%; Carol Bedell and Fran Kurtz, 59.82%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 60.12%; C: Agi Maisel and Marcia Wright, 52.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60.42%; Cathy Majewski and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 56.25%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 71.43%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.76%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.57%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – ACBL International Fund Game. North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 62.04%; B: Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 60.19%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.54%; east-west, A: Davis Heussler and Dan Gerstman, 65.97%; B/C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 52.78%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Paul Morgante and Art Morth, 66.7%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 56.8%; Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 55.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Marilyn White and Jean Rosenthal, 58.73%; John Lewis and Roy Crocker, 53.97%; (tie) Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 50.79%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Roy Crocker and Bob Lederhouse, 63.19%; Edward Harman and Ted Kahn, 60.42%; Miriam Regnet and Mark Pascale, 59.72%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 43.75%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – David Mathis and Doanne Jackson, 70%; Diana Brown and Edward Harris, 53.33%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 64%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 53%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64%; Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Jill and Bruce Brown, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 56.9%; Priscilla Brestchger and Nick Leibovic, 54.6%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 61.9%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 55.6%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.3%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 50%. 

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