Thursday, October 12, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 14




The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 14. Bridge Club Meridian has an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16.  
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The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., in downtown Buffalo, and continues through to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed Tuesday to next Saturday during the regional tournament. Delaware Wednesday also will be closed Wednesday night for the tournament.
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, who won the most master points – 20.25 – among the Buffalo area players competing in the North American Pairs qualifying round last weekend in Erie, Pa. They finished third in the A Flight.
Other local pairs doing well were Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 13.50 points, third in the B Flight; and Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 6 points, fifth in the C Flight.
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Today, Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson surpassed 2,275 master points last month. 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 Oct. 2 to Oct. 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Denise Slattery, 60.04%; B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 58.22%; Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 55.51%; C: Michael Kozower and Bob Kaprove, 53%; east-west, A/B: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 64.63%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 59.71%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 66.93%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.61%; B: Nadine Stein and Chuck Schorr, 56.85%; Martin Pieterse and Bob Kaprover, 53.79%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 46.50%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 60.79%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 56.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Pinky Regan and Dede Kluckhohn, 55.42%; C: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 47.92%; east-west, A/B: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 55.83%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 57.64%; Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 55.85%; Burt Freiman and partner, 54.23%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 45.04%; east-west, A/B/C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 55.26%; Pawan Matta and Bill Regan, 50.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, Alan Greer and Allen Beroza, 61.67%; B: Martha and John Welte, 54.58%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.50%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 59.17%; Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 57.08%; B: Gay Simpson and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; C: Ruth Wurster and Ron Henrikson, 41.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 56%; Cleveland Fleming and Myra Razik, 54%; B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 51%; C: (tie) Pawan Matta and Paula Salamone, Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 57.14%; B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 52.68%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 52.38%; east-west, A: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 58.51%; B: Henry and Patty Porter, 55.78%; C: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 55.44%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 57.18%; Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 56.94%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Betty Metz, 54.17%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.88%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 57.64%; B/C: Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 50.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.63%; Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%; Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 55.06%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.80%; C: Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 59.82%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and Art Morth, 56.25%; Ken Meier and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.25%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 72.62%; Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 63.46%; B: Donna Steffan and Burt Freiman, 59.61%; C: Gary Schmitt and Barbara Landree, 58.33%; Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 55.45%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Glenn Milgrim and Chongmin Zhang, 77%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 60%; B: Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 52.89%; C: Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 48.40%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 67.86%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.76%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 54.17%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 51.19%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 59.52%; B: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.40%; C: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 45.83%; east-west, A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 58.33%; B: Amita Arora and Jay Levy, 53.57%; C: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 49.11%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Paul Morgante, 55.4%; Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 54.6%; east-west, Henry Chudy and Art Morth, 58.8%; Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kolipinski, 57.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Richard McGowan and Gene Nawotniak, 60.94%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 60.42%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 53.65%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.60%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.56%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 56.48%; Miriam Regnet and Joyce Kindt, 56.02%; Paul Capen and Roy Crocker, 52.31%; (tied) Dave and  Jane Larcom, Dick and  Bernie Czarnecki, 50.46%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual Game. Pearl Harris, 66.67%; (tie) David Mathis, Doanne Jackson, 58.33%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 63%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; east-west, Dave Young and Tim Hartnett, 63%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sue Levy and Nick Leibovic, 60%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 53.3%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 56.3%; Charles Banta and Chuck Knorr, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 75%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 66.2%; Joanne Zavarella and Marilyn Wallace, 55.6%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 51.2%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55.6%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 53.1%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 51.2%. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 7




The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 9, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and a free lunch.
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Bridge Club Meridian offers an extra-point game Monday, Oct. 9. The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at its games today (Saturday, Oct. 7), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
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The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament returns to the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo from Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.  
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson surpassed 2,275 master points earlier this month. 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 Sept. 25 to Oct. 1
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Art Matthies, 61.81%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 60.20%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 57.97%; B: Eva Schmidt and Brian Block, 50%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 49.56%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Ed Morgan, 45.51%; east-west, A: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 64.08%; B: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 58.56%; Florence Boyd and Judie Bailey, 52.81%; C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 48.55%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Alan Greer, 64.58%; B: Martha and John Welte, 60.42%; Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 53.03%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 50.95%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and John Ziemer, 64.20%; Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 61.36%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nadine Stein and John Ziemer, 56.40%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 53.04%; east-west, A: Bill Boardman and Alan Greer, 68.01%; B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 54.12%; C: Sandy Scheff and Joyce Greenspan, 51.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 59.98%; B: Marietta Kalman and Gay Simpson, 55.25%; Eva Schmidt and Bill Boardman, 50.60%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Rajat Basu, 49.84%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 61.95%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.57%; Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 55.44%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 52.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 65.48%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 54.46%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Beena Deshmukh, 52.68%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Alan Greer, 62.20%; Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 54.46%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67%; B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 64%; Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 53%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 45%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – North-south, A: Judy and Bob Padgug, 74.17%; Donna Saia and Isabelle Banas, 63.33%; B: Ted May and Jo Ann Smith, 46.67%; C: Bonnie Clement and Joanie Cohen, 45.83%; east-west A: Jon Adel and John Marvin, 72.50%; B/C: Lou Bacon and Ellen Doyno, 55%; Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 60.23%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 59.09%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 57.95%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 56.06%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.49%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 61.36%; (tie) Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 59.28%; Sandra Silverberg and Judy Katz, 56.44%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Ed Morgan, 61.31%; Christy Kellogg and Pat Kilbury, 56.85%; Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 56.55%; C: John and Jini Rubinstein, 43.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 58.93%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 58.04%; Jay Levy and Linda Burroughsford, 57.14%; Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 60.71%; Joe Miranda and Susan Levy, 60.12%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 59.86%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.69%; Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.10%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.44%; C: Bill Noltee and Sol Messinger, 53.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 63%; B: Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 53.86%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 48.51%; east-west, A/B/C: Penny Shui and Peter Shui, 65.18%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 66.07%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 61.31%; Ruth Nawotniak and Joan Rose, 55.95%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 63.39%; B: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 56.85%; Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 63.58%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60.51%; Ethan Xie and Linda Burroughsford, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Sandi England and Joe Miranda, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 59.03%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 57.64%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 50%; Maureen Cancilla and Judy Ford, 49.33%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 80%; B: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 51%; C: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 44%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Fritz Schweiger and Ron Fill, 59.9%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 56.7%; (tie) Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, Mike and Vince Taeger, 55.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Jim and Paula Jones, 59.58%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54.58%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.67%; east-west, John and Barbara Scott, 62.92%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.75%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 65.28%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 63.19%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57.64%; John and Barbara Scott, 54.17%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 66%; Marian Morber and Alicia Kolipinski, 58%; east-west, Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; Pat Vershay and Pat Truell, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 67.4%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60.8%; east-west, Dave Young and Tim Hartnett, 54%; Cindy Darone and Carl Gebauer, 52.7%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Carol Grieco and Ruth Jones, 62.5%; Sukhanand Jain and Meena Rustgi, 50.8%; east-west, George Lee and Dick Munschauer, 58.3%; Betty Bowling and Betty Seifert, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Stan Kozlowski, 59%; Judy Thielman and Bill Adolf, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Edna Fill and Paul Morgante, 56.3%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 54.4%; Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 53.2%; east-west, Kathy Weigel and Lynda Pettit, 65%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 56.9%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55.7%.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 30




Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has an extra-point game at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 30.
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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 30, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The club will have two games on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a free lunch.
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A new class, “Bridge Basics: An Introduction” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Supervised play for new players continues at 11:30 a.m. Monday. For details, call 834-4222 or visit the Bridge Center website.

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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson surpassed 2,275 master points earlier this month. 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 Sept. 18 to Sept. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 62.13%; B: Fenton Harrison and Art Matthies, 59.69%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Bill Boardman, 50.35%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 58.71%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 57.29%; B: Gay Simpson and Bert Freiman; 49.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Ruth Wurster, 59.52%; east-west, A/B: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 63.99%; Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 60.12%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 55.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Pawan Matta, 59.72%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 58.33%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 65.05%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.34%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 66.67%; B: Helen Panza and Elizabeth Whelan, 57.50%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 44.58%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 56.67%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55.42%; C: Pawan Matta and Ron Henrikson, 52.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Bill Boardman, 60.12%; B. (tie) Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 57.44%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.88%; Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 52.38%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 64.08%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.35%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 50.39%; Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 50.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Bob Ciszak, 64.58%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 57.48%; Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 53.40%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 46.26%; east-west, A/B: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 64.58%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 65.28%; C: Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 44.91%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 59.72%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 57.87%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 52.31%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.62%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Bill Rich, 61.25%; B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 58.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 63.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Ethan Xie, 56.48%; Cathy Majewski and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.09%; Penny and Peter Shui, 52.31%; C: Henry Chudy and Larry Abate, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 69.31%; Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 64.28%; B: Patty Porter and Dian Petrov, 55%; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.08%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Adrian Figliotti and Cynthia Helfman, Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 57.41%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 60%; B: Martha and John Welte, 59%; C: Rolene Pozarny and Raj Puri, 46%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 66.07%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 59.52%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 55.36%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.57%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 61.43%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Adrian Figliotti, 56.79%; Elaine Universal and Terry Fraas, 56.43%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 59.59%; B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.25%; Pat Rasmus and Larry Abate, 52.50%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – A: Ron Fill and Joyce Kindt, 57.81%; B: Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 55.73%; C: Jan O’Mara and Jennifer Reynolds, 54.69%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.19%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 59.90%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 54.69%; Barbara and John Scott, 53.65%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 51.05%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Jane and Dave Larcom, 66.67%; John and Barbara Scott, 58.85%; (tie) Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, Dian Petrov and Roy Crocker, 54.69%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 48.44%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 63%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Marv Feuerstein, 61%; Lorey Repicci and Joseph Day, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 63.8%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 48.3%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 60.4%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 54.8%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 57.1%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.1%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 64%; Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, 48.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 67%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 61%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 63.2%; Carmella Losi and Edna Fill, 56.9%; Joanne Zavarella and Lillian Reynolds 50.7%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 65%; Kay Brinkman and Edna Henrich, 56.3%; Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 51.9%.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 23





It's a big week for extra-point games.
Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday, Sept. 29, and at noon next Saturday, Sept. 30.
 The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer extra points at all of its games from Tuesday, Sept. 26, to next Saturday, Sept. 30.
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Free bridge lessons for students in grades 5 to 12 will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays beginning this Sunday, Sept. 24, and continuing to Dec. 3 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3324 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more info and to sign up, email coordinator Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.
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Congratulations to Jay Levy, top master point winner in last weekend's Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament. He earned 22.28 points.
Other point leaders included Chris Urbanek, 20.97; Gene Finton, 17.68; Kamil Bishara, 17.47; Donna Steffan, 17.34; Fred Yellen, 16.38; and Saleh Fetouh, 15.61.
In all, 166 players earned points. For a complete rundown of tournament winners, click this link.

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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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 Sept. 11 to Sept. 17
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Ed Morgan, 54.63%; B: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 53.24%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 50.69%; east-west, A: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 63.74%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 57.55%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 50.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.86%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 60.90%; Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 59.93%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 55.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: (tie) John Ziemer and Bob Linn, Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterese, 58.75%; C: Christine Malarkey and Sandy Scheff, 58.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.08%; Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 59.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 60.33%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 56.75%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 48%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 58.67%; C: Nancy Kessler and Denise Slattery, 48.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Donna and Fred Hirsh, 57.14%; Sandra Morrison and Kathleen Skoog, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandy Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 63.84%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.98%; B: Laurie Foster and Judith Babat, 58.88%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.75%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 50.19%; east-west, A/B: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 58.90%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 58.71%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 60.12%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 65.18%; B: Adrian Figliotti and David Millward, 55.65%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 46.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.61%; Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 59.52%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 57.74%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.85%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 50.30%; Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 50%; east-west, A: Bill Rich and Richard McGowan, 62.50%; B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 57.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 63.69%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 53.18%; Penny and Peter Shui, 52.77%.
        Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 62.5%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 58.33%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 56.48%;, (tie) Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 53.7%.
        Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.04%; B: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 47.69%; C: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 45.37%.
        Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jim Easton and Anne O’Connor, 58.6%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 56.8%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 62.2%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 56.8%.
        Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Sushil Amlani and Mohan Prabhu, 66.15%; Richard McGowan and Gene Nawotniak, 61.98%; Jim and Paula Jones, 58.33%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.24%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 46.88%. 
        Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 57.50%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 52.50%.
        Buffalo Fall Sectional Friday – Two-session pairs. A: Jay Levy and Fred Yellen, 62.62%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.10%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Jim Lanzo, 55.56%.
        Buffalo Fall Sectional Saturday – Two-session pairs. A/B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 63.67%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 54%.
        Buffalo Fall Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg, Dian Patrov and Chris Urbanet, 148 victory points; B: Linda Davies, Dee Glover, Phil Dowd and Will Sutherland, 136 vps; C: Jim and Paula Jones and John and Barbara Scott, 108 vps. 

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Prem Lata Maheshwari and Kokila G. Chheda, 61%; Lois Randeccio and Audrey Kotas, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Mary Banks and Joseph Day, 59%; Judy Reich and Sheila Trossman, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 61.3%; Ruth Miller and Meena Rustgi, 54.4%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 53.1%; Joan Mack and Dick Munshauer, 51.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge McMillen and Bob Jorgensen, 69%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Gloria Fenston and Ginny Rizzo, 64.29%; Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 59.52%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 57.94%.