The Worldwide Bridge Contest continues at 12:30 p.m. today, Saturday, June 4, at the Airport Bridge Club. Winners are awarded red and black points at sectional rating and bonus points for district winners. There will be hand record booklets and analysis. Games will be played simultaneously in more than 40 countries.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a memorial pro-am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in memory of founding member and Gold Life Master Bob Olin, who died Jan. 31. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Buffalo. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required. Call the Bridge Center at 834-4222 or Donna Steffan at 636-9653.
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North American Pairs qualifiers, awarding triple points, half red, begin at the 11 a.m. pairs games Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, at the Airport Bridge Club.
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The Strawberry Social hosted annually by Western New York Unit 116 will be held at 12:30 p.m. next 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 at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday. Players can place special orders for doughnuts of their choice by calling 603-6943.
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The Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STac), awarding silver points in club play, 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.
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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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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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
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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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Week of May 23 to May 29
Week of May 23 to May 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Ruth Kozower, 56.85%; C: Sharon Chang and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.23%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 66.82%; C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 45.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Florence Boyd and partner, 60.49%; Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 56.70%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 52.93%; C: Christine Malarkey and Brian Block, 47.07%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 62.15%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 56.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. (Tie) Brian Block and Bill Boardman, Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 58.80%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 57.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 61.61%; Eleanor Whelan and Judi Marshall, 56.25%; B: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 54.17%; Judy and Bob Kaprove, 51.49%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.46%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 53.27%; B: Liz Clark and Joyce Greenspan, 52.38%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 51.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joe Rooney and partner, 63.18%; B: Ken Meier and Tom Koralewski, 62.89%; C: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 60.12%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 56.72%; Eleanor Whelan and Alan Greer, 55.68%; B: Eva Schmidt and Myra Razik, 54.66%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 51.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – International Match Point Pairs. A/B: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 31; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 8.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 59.26%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 55.73%; Janie Polk and Richard McGowan, 54.17%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 53.24%; east-west, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 59.26%; B/C: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 57.87%; Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.71%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 55.06%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 54.17%; east-west, A: Andrei Reinhorn and Betty Metz, 57.74%; Stan Kozlowski and Elaine Universal, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 61.17%; B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 60.37%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 56.49%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.44%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 52.34%; east-west, A/B: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 59.22%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.51%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 54.43%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 54.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 63.02%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 55.21%; Gaurang Sheth and Chris Urbanek, 55.21%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 65.48%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 55.06%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 54.46%; C: Pat Lakeman and Elaine Moon, 42.56%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.23%; B/C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Joel Brownstein, 56.85%; Stan Kozlowski and Tova Reinhorn, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: John Marvin and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58%; Helen Panza and Anne Watkins, 57%; C: Ted Kahn and Rajinder Puri, 53%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 57.74%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 54.17%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 52.68%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.71%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 58.33%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 51.19%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ruth Wurster and Jeff Bender, 58.3%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 56.3%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 61.7%; Alicia Kokipinski and Art Morth, 56.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 56.79%; Barbara and John Scott, 54.29%; Paula and James Jones, 53.93%; east-west, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Sushil Amlani, 58.75%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 55%; Eugene Giorgini and Paul Capen, 53.75%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, John and Barbara Scott, 53.70%; Ed Harman and Connie Swick, 53.24%; Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 52.78%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Diana Brown and Pamela Murphy, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 71.88%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; Bill Rich and Jim Tao, 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 65%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 52%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Dave Stroud, 66%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 71.7%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 59.4%; east-west, Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 65.6%; (tie) Jerry Stange and Dottie Potembski, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 50.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bill Adolf and Bill Rogers, 72%; Erna Pirman and Stan Kozlowski, 59%.