Thursday, November 3, 2016

Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 5

ACBL Unit 116 will celebrate the end of the election campaign with “The Red & The Blue Game,” a Swiss team event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga.
For info, partners and to register teams, call Howard Foster at 633-2617 or Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828 or visit
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The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Veterans Day with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and a free lunch. The club will offer extra-point games this Saturday and every day during the coming week.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. For more info, click this link.
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
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Tournament calendar
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building-Senior Center, 1 DiPriono Drive, Waterloo. Next 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. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. For info, click this link.
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.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to Sunday, Nov. 12, 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 Oct. 24 to Oct. 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 60.83%; B: Joe Rooney and Dale Anderson, 56.25%; C: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 49.58%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Chuck Schorr, 59.17%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 55.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B/C: Ron Henrikson and David Donaldson, 65.58%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 59.67%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 57.50%; B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and Dorothy May, 55.25%; Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Martin Pieterse, 62.04%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 60.65%; B: Dorothy May and Marilyn Sultz, 59.26%; Rolene Pozarny and Florence Boyd, 57.87%; C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 50.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 56.03%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 54.14%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 61.66%; Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 58.30%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55.77%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 51.44%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 46.64%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 45.44%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 62.38%; B: Tom Koralewski and Joe Rooney, 61.33%; Martha and John Welte, 60.57%; C: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 44.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 62.04%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south A/B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 58.93%; Pat Kilbury and Marjorie Plumb, 58.63%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 58.33%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 56.85%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 55.36%; east-west,  A/B/C: Rose Ann Grimaldi and Elizabeth Defeo, 64.29%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.50%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 61.57%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 54.17%; B: Davis Heussler and Joanne Kelley, 52.31%; C: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 48.38%; east-west, A/B/C: (tie) Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 58.56%; Jay Levy and Saleh Fetouh, 57.87%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.32%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Nancy Torrell, 64.48%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 61.67%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 59.58%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 51.38%;
east-west, A: Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 61.13%; B/C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 53.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 60.26%; Gary Schmitt and Gaurang Sheth, 59.93%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 58.01%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.41%; John and Martha Welte, 55.45%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 60.88%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 59.12%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 58.39%: Jay Levy and Saleh Fetouh, 57.64%; C: Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 56.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 57.29%; Bert Hargesheimer and Jeff Oshlag, 56.25%; (tie) Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, Helen Panza and Anne Watkins, 55.21%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 59.72%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 58.8%;  Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 56.48%; Pepe Justica-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 52.76%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Dian Petrov, 61.90%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.52%; C: Usha Khurana and Jim Gullo, 45.83%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jack Cukierman and Henry Chudy, 62.1%; Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 60.8%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 59.3%; Bob Lederhouse and Ron Fill, 55.4%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 64.17%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.75%; Paul Capen and Jean Rosenthal, 50.42%; east-west, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 57.92%; James Lanzo and Dian Petrov, 57.08%; Barbara and John Scott, 50.83%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 53%; east-west, Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 66.50%; Shirley Salter and James Lanzo, 61%.
Other clubs
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, Sharon Cheek and Doanne Jackson, 62.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 63%; Bill and Jo Rich, 60%; east-west, Kokiera Chheda and Joanne Zavarella, 67%; Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 70%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 60%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 62%; Joe Day and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 66.1%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 59%; east-west,  Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 62.5%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 57.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Carol Neuhaus and Bill Adolf, 59%; Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 60%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56.9%; east-west, Kathy Weigle and Lynda Pettit, 62.5%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 53.2%.

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