The Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Masters Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, will be held Friday, July 8, and next Saturday, July 9, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Lunch will be served between the games. For more info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer various extra point games throughout the week. On Monday, Independence Day, July 4, there will be a game at 10 a.m. and a second game following a corned beef lunch at 12:30 p.m.
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A School Youth Bridge program, with free lessons for middle school students, will be sponsored by Unit 116 from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in July and August in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Two after school programs – one at Tapestry Charter Middle School in Buffalo and one at Transit Middle School in Williamsville – are scheduled to begin in early October. For info, call 633-5680.
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A Bridge Mentoring program sponsored by Unit 116 for beginning and intermediate players ia available now through Dec. 31. To be eligible, inexperienced players must have between 5 and 300 master points. Serving as their mentors will be players with more than 2,000 points.
The pair is required to play a minimum of five times at any sanctioned club game or Unit 116 event. The mentees will pay their own entry fees for the five games. Unit 116 will reimburse the mentors for their entry fees. To sign up as a mentor or mentee and for other details, call Dian Petrov at 688-1266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Grandstand Casino Room, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. Ticket deadline: Friday, July 15. $10 ACBL members, $16 non-members. For tickets, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794. For partners, call Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828. For more info, click this link.
Swiss Team Game – Sunday, Aug. 14. 1 p.m. Eight Is Enough format. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. For info and partners, call Howard Foster at 633-2617 (email email@example.com) or Tova Reinhorn at 632-2056 (email firstname.lastname@example.org). For more info, click this link.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta. 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. For info, click this link.
Lake Erie Sectional – The Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11.
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. For info, click this link.
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:
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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, like it did June 25, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
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A Silver Life Master since 2011 and a Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new master point rank a little while ago, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Week of June 20 to June 26
Week of June 20 to June 26
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 65%; Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 56.67%; east-west, A: Cynthia Helfman and Liz Clark, 70.83%; B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 57.50%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday noon – North-south, A/B/C: (tie) Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 60.12%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 60.12%; B/C: Bill Regan and Paula Kotowski, 52.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 62.80%; B: Linda and Paul Zittel, 56.85%; C: Ted Kahn and Bill Regan, 55.48%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 62.40%; B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 55.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Ruth Wurster, 57.41%; Joanne LaFay and Liz Clark, 53.97%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 53.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 67.26%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 64.93%; B/C: Brian Block and Tom Koralewski, 59.04%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 57.74%; Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 55.06%; C: Marietta Kalman and Sandi England, 48.21%; east-west, A/B: Vince Pesce and Sharon Chang, 64.88%; Martha and John Welte, 64.58%; C: Michael Kozower and Brian Block, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 64.58%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 54.17%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.47%; east-west, A: David Millward and Liz Clark, 66.90%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.57%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 51.62%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 61.57%; B: Martha and John Welte, 60.14%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 56.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 63.69%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.93%; B: Claire Gareleck and Saleh Fetouh, 54.76%; C: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 46.73%; east-west, A/B: Mark Pascale and Donna Steffan, 64.58%; David Hemmer and Fred Yellen, 59.23%; Jay Levy and Teresa Fraas, 58.93%; C: Celia Linder and Sandra Morrison, 36.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.69%; Donna Steffan and Jay Levy, 55.06%; B/C: Jeff Bender and Diane Bielinski, 51.49%; east-west, A: David Hemmer and Jay Costello, 63.10%; Mark Pascale and Fred Yellen, 55.06%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 47.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Heather Roberts and Maryann Szafran, 56.84%; C: John Bava and Margaret Zhou, 55.31%; east-west, A/B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 64.18%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 58.59%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 51.53%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Davis Heussler and Joanne Kelley, 59.63%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 54.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Bill Rich and Margaret Zhou, 58.93%; B/C: Ed Morgan and Carol Gay, 56.25%; east-west, A/B: Vince Taeger and Jim McClure, 64.58%; Pat Kilbury and Jeffrey Oshlag, 56.25%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 54.46%; C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 46.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 62.50%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 61.01%; east-west, A/B: Bob Sommerstein and Pat Rasmus, 58.63%; C: Penny and Peter Shui, 50.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 66.37%; Helen Panza and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 49.11%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.61%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.41%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.67%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 51.48%; C: Dennis Clary and James Easton, 48.15%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 66.07%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 56.55%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 51.79%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50.60%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 58.73%; B: Claire Gareleck and Ron Helfman, 57.15%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Bob Lederhouse, 51.99%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 58.68%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 54.41%; C: (tie) Adrian Figliotti and Usha Khurana, Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 47.57%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sandy Marcussen and Henry Chudy, 56.6%; Gene Nawotniak and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.3%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 58.3%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 56.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 59.72%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.56%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.86%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.08%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.72%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 59.26%; John and Barbara Scott, 56.02%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.56%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and George Mayer, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 60%; Lori Repicci and Joe Day, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 58%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 61.4%; Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 52.8%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 60%; Ruth Axelrod and Nita Ferrell, 58.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, Kathy Borcik and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Margaret Rivard, 62.5%; Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 49.4%; east-west, Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 57.5%; (tie) Christel and Frank Bernard, Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 49.4%.