Thursday, March 3, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: March 5

The Airport Bridge Club hosts the ACBL-wide Senior Pairs game at noon Monday, March 7. The club continues its “something extra” promotion at no additional charge at its other pairs games at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 5, and at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, to next Saturday, March 12. Extras include a “gastronomic delight,” enhanced master points or a special gift, at no additional charge.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds its inaugural mixed pairs wine and cheese party at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Pre-registration is required. Call Donna at 636-9653. Mixed pairs must consist of a man and a woman.
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Tournament calendar
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
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.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
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 2015 with a career total of 1,954 master points. He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it. 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 Feb. 22 to Feb. 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One Winner. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 59.72%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 54.17%; B: Tish Schiffman and Dorothy Soong, 52.08%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 49.31%.
         Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 64.17%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 60.83%; Ken Meier and Gay Simpson, 52.50%; C: (tie) Usha Khurana and Ruth Wurster, Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 49.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Martin Pieterse and Bill Boardman, 53%; (4-way tie), Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, Jerry Geiger and Eleanor Whelan, Florence Boyd and Dorothy May, June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 59.33%; Alex Miller and Dorothy May, 54.58%; east-west, A/B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 57.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Paula Kotowski, 55.95%; B/C: (tie) Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, Bill Boardman and Wilson McClaren, 52.98%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Sushil Amlani, 63.50%; B: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 62.50%; C: Mike Silverman and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 68.06%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 57.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Margaret Zhou, 58.33%; B/C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 57.74%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 55.95%; John Bava and Burt Freiman, 54.17%; east-west, A: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 63.10%; B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 61.01%; C: Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 53.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 63.69%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 61.90%; Davis Heussler and Jim Gullo, 55.36%; C: Pat Lakeman and Janet Dimet, 44.64%; east-west, A/B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 58.63%; Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 56.25%; C: Jeanne Gladysz and Ginny Panaro, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Ruth Nawotniak, 60.12%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 59.82%; Joe Miranda and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.14%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 47.32%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Bill Rich, 62.50%; Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 59.23%; Larry Soong and John Bava, 56.85%; B: Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 50.89%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 64.58%; B: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 59.23%; Chongmin Zhang and Penny Shui, 57.74%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 41.96%; east-west, A: Davis Heussler and Mike Ryan, 63.99%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Art Morth, 54.17%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Peter Shui, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 58.63%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 56.55%; C: Pat Lakeman and Linda Zittel, 49.40%; east-west, A/B/C: Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, Martha and John Welte, 59.23%; east-west, Alex Kowal and Linda Burroughsford, 58.63%; (tie) Mary Ball and Art Morth, Biao and Ethan Xie, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Unit 116 Pro-Am. North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 72.92%; Christy Kellogg and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.95%; B/C: Howard and Laurie Foster, 57.01%; Linda Burroughsford and Biao Xie, 56.82%; east-west, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 57.39%; B: John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 56.82%; C: Jeff Bender and John Welte, 56.44%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Pat Haynes, 63.54%; Darcy Young and Michael Apa, 53.13%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 52.08%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 55.95%; B: Jerry Geiger and Eleanor Whelan, 54.17%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 51.49%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 61.61%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 54.46%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Jack Cukierman, 61.3%; Gene Nawotniak and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.3%; east-west, Anne O’Connor and Ed Harmon, 58.3%; Dorothy and Ted May, 55.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 65.97%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 61.11%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Gene Nawotniak and Mark Pascale, 53.63%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Bob Lederhouse and Marilyn White, 65.63%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.94%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 59.90%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50.46%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 75%; Alice Bragg and Edward Harris, 56.25%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Sam Grossman, 60%; Chuck Heimerl and Janet Frisch, 54%; east-west, Lois Randaccio and Audrey Kotas, 61%; Lala Maheshwan and Kokila G. Chheda, 60%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 58.3%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 50.8%; east-west,  Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 75%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 55.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Pat O’Brien and Marge McMillen, 62%; Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 48%.
College Club Duplicate – Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, 67.59%; Hallie Howell and Mary Vicanti, 53.70%; Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 44.44%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 75%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.3%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 52.7%. 

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