Thursday, June 9, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: June 11

The Strawberry Social hosted annually by Western New York Unit 116 will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Saturday, June 11, at the Lockport Duplicate Club in the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St.
       The Airport Bridge Club also will have a unit game with Paula’s Donuts, also at 12:30 p.m. today, Saturday, June 11. The Bridge Center of Buffalo is closed today.
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The Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STac), awarding silver points in club play and bonus points for winners at the district level, will be held at sanctioned ACBL clubs from Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
The Airport Bridge Club will hold two STaC pairs games daily, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., from Monday to Saturday, June 18. The club also will have STaC Swiss team sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, using the “eight is enough” format. Players should register in advance for Swiss teams by calling 836-7016.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special STaC for all Non-Life Masters regardless of point level at noon Tuesday, June 14.
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The Longest Day, a series of special games in bridge clubs throughout the country on Monday, June 20, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, will be played locally at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Bridge Center’s games will be at 3 and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments served between games. The Airport Club will hold games awarding extra points at 10 a.m. (with Paula's Donuts), noon (with free lunch) and 2 p.m. (with dessert). Fee for each game will be $5. 
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. Two sessions. Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.
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Tournament calendar
Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9.
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:
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 milestone – a career total of 2,000 master points – at the Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament in April. And now that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – 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 May 30 to June 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Alan Greer and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 61.25%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 57.08%; C: Mary Terrana and Marilyn Sultz, 47.92%; east-west, A/B: John Ziemer and Sandi England, 56.25%; C: June Feuerstein and Tom Koralewski, 50.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Myra Razik and Eva Schmidt, 55.83%; Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 55.42%; Nancy Torrell and Janet Frisch, 55%; east-west, A: David Millward and Liz Clark, 64.58%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 54.58%; Mary Terrana and Marilyn Sultz, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Helen Panza and Dale Anderson, 63.43%; John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, 60.19%; B/C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 67.71%; Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 53.65%; B: (tie) Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, Brian Block and Florence Boyd, 53.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A. Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 63.19%; B: Mike Silverman and Eva Schmidt, 56.25%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 52.55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 61.20%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 57.09%; C: Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 50.52%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Liz Clark, 64.09%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 61.04%; C: Ron Henrikson and Joyce Greenspan, 48.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; B/C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.08%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 62.50%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 56.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – World Bridge Contest. Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 60.19%; B: Chuck Schorr and Barbara Libby, 56.94%; Cleveland Fleming and Florence Boyd, 51.85%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 48.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – World Bridge Contest. North-south, A/B/C: Ron Henrikson and Chris Malarkey, 64.17%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 70%; B/C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Sushil Amlani, 52.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 61.17%; B: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 58.71%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.70%; east-west, A: Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 64.39%; B: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 56.06%; Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 55.87%; C: Gail Pitterman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 47.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 56.71%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 55.09%; C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 51.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.95%; B/C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 56.63%; B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.63%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 54.55%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.70%; east-west, A: Larry and Dottie Soong, 60.61%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 59.85%; B: Janie Polk and Denise Slattery, 57.58%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 53.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: (tie) Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.14%; B/C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 55.36%; east-west, A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 63.49%; Judy Padgug and John Lyth, 57.41%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 51.59%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 63.78%; B: Alex Kowal and Stan Kozlowski, 60.58%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.37%; C: Eva Schmidt and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 53.13%; B: David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Bob Olin Memorial. North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Sushil Amlani, 61.70%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.29%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Denise Slattery, 57.53%; Judy Padgug and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 57.05%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Janie Polk, 55.93%; Jay Levy and Ethan Xie, 55.61%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Betsy Heuer, 50.96%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54.17%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.7%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.24%; (tie) Bob and Joan Ciszak, Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Sue Neubecker and Art Morth, 65%; B: John Lyth and Usha Khurana, 62%; C: Carolyn Siracuse and Ginny Panaro, 48%. 
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gene Nawotniak and Henry Chudy, 55%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 49.5%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 62.5%; Bud Eckert and Art Morth, 57.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 65.97%; Gaurang Sheth and Bob Lederhouse, 61.46%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.86%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.32%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 59.09%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 56.82%; (tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 56.50%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Pamela Murphy and Marcia Turley, Pearl and Vivian Harris, 56.30%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 60%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 56%; east-west, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 58%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Joan Mack, 56.7%; Vera Arrison and Gretchen Crego, 50.8%; east-west, (tie) Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Strange, 57%; (tie) Nita Ferrell and Ruth Lansing, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 51.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, 72%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 58%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%. 

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