Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 8

The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point games this Saturday and every day during the coming week. A Columbus Day double session at 10 a.m. (unit game) and 1 p.m. Monday includes free lunch.
        On Friday, a pairs game at 10 a.m. will be followed by the ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game at 1 p.m.
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Bridge Club Meridian also will have an extra-point unit championship game at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer lunch with Jim Gullo at its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., with pairs games and team games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Unit Rated Team Game – Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Drive, Cheektowaga.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. For more info, click this link.
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Tournament calendar
Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Next Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building-Senior Center, 1 DiPriono Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. 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 – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. 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.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, and Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
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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. If it doesn’t appear at all, go to and search “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Silver Life Master since 2011 and a Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new master point rank at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Duplicate scores
Week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 59.26%; B/C: Florence Boyd and June Feuerstein, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 63.66%; Mary Terrana and Vince Pesce, 56.71%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 53.47%.
        Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 62.59%; Eleanor Whelan and Tom Fraas, 56.47%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 56.12%; Paula Kotowski and Dede Kluckhohn, 53.67%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 52.10%; east-west, A/B: Ron Helfman and Joe Rooney, 59.28%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 52.27%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and Bill Boardman, 52.50%; C: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 52.08%; east-west, A: Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 60.42%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Michael Kozower, 57.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 58.63%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 67.99%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 54.21%; Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 73.62%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 57.66%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 50.64%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 58.18%; B: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 57.66%; C: Christine Malarkey and Alicia Kolipinski, 46.91%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Annabelle and David Hutson, 70.93%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 51.89%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 47.42%; east-west, A/B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 57.34%; C: Christine Malarkey and Joyce Greenspan, 44.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 60.71%; B/C: Myra Razik and Ted Kahn, 56.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 64.67%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 62.60%; Natalie Abramson and Laura Houghtaling, 61.16%; B: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 59.92%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 58.68%; C: Marcie Frankel and Howard Wilinsky, 52.69%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 60.04%; Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 54.36%; C: Janet Desmon and Carolyn Freiman, 50.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 58.33%; B: Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 57.64%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 57.18%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 54.40%; Joanne Kelley and Judith Babat, 54.17%; C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 43.75%; east-west, A: David Millward and Stan Kozlowski, 56.71%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 52.78%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 61.93%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.90%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 58.14%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 51.52%; C: Stew Brenner and Melvyn Mesnekoff, 51.33%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 63.45%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 61.74%; C: Audrey Ray and Heather Roberts, 56.63%; Celia Linder and Sandra Morrison, 55.30%; Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 54.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 68.25%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 64.81%; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.76%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 50.53%; east-west, A/B: Tom Koralewski and Gaurang Sheth, 59.52%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 56.55%; C: John and Jini Rubinstein, 48.51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 59.79%; Christy Kellogg and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.29%; Meg Klamp and Sharon Benz, 54.50%; C: Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 50.26%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 69.65%; Chris Urbanek and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.55%; B: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 51.79%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 47.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 62.50%; B/C: Peter Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.72%; Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 56.77%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 55.09%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 63.89%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 57.87%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 56.94%; Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 56.48%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 66.93%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Levy, 65.77%; B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 61.31%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 60.05%; C: Adrian Figlotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.85%; Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 48.51%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 61.7%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harmon, 52.5%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Bob Lederhouse, 60.8%; Jennifer Reynolds and Ron Fill, 57.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 60.61%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 57.40%; James and Paula Jones, 57.29%; east-west, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 60.86%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 56.05%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.51%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62.50%; James and Paula Jones, 57.44%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 54.76%; east-west, Sharon Wilcox and Eleanor Whelan, 62.50%; Ed Harman and Carol Neuhaus, 56.25%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 53.87%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.89%; Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 58.22%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 59%; Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 58%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Carol Neuhaus, 62%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 59%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 67%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 50%; east-west, Bram and Teri Hamovitch, 59%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 62.8%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 57.8%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 65%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 54.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 67%; Bill Adolf and Bill Westley, 62%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Edna Fill and Esther Ferris, 67.5%; Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 57.5%. 

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