Thursday, January 12, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 14

The Airport Bridge Club continues to have extra-point ACBL Junior Fund games at all of its games during the coming week. The club will have two sessions Monday on Martin Luther King Day – 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – with free lunch between games.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo also will have extra-point Junior Fund games Tuesday through next Saturday. The club will offer lunch with Jim Gullo during its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 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:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on, 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
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email or 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 recently surpassed 2,150 master points. 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 Jan. 2 to Jan. 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 59.62%; C: Nadine Stein and Florence Boyd, 48.47%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 60.92%; C: Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 55.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Sharon Wilcox and Carol Bedell, 58.45%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 49.07%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 62.16%; B: Joe Rooney and Ross Markello, 57.48%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.93%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and David Donaldson, 62%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Denise Slattery, 58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 63.89%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 59.26%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 56.94%; B: Martha and John Welte, 49.54%; C: Sharon Chang and Joyce Greenspan, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 59%; Nadine Stein and Jerry Geiger, 57%; Pawan Matta and Martin Pieterse, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 57.94%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 55.15%; B/C: Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 50.99%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Audrey Ray and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 62.80%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.65%; east-west, A/B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 63.10%; Terry Camp and Jeff Oshlag, 62.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 61.34%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 59.95%; Jay Levy and Christy Kellogg, 58.56%; B: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 56.02%; C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 50.93%; east-west, A/B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Gay E Simpson, 58.56%; Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 55.09%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 64.29%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 57.14%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.25%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 50.00%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.20%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.52%; Pam Righter and Donna Pottle, 57.14%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.55%; Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A/B: John and Martha Welte, 59.52%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Art Morth, 64.76%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 59.02%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Judy Padgug, 57.03%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 56.94%; Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 54.55%; C: Helen Panza and Eleanor Whelan, 50.95%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 59.85%; B/C: Patty Porter and Donna Pottle, 59.44%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.17%; Davis Heussler and William Rushmore, 55.68%; Victor Bergsten and John Ziemer, 54.61%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 57.30%; B: Ethan Xie and Saleh Fetouh, 56.25%; C: Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 52.60%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Paul Zittel, 58.72%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58.54%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.43%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: John Lyth and Dian Petrov, 58.75%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 54.59%; C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 51.66%; east-west, A: Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 56.66%; B: Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 55.71%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.93%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 58%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 53%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 56%; Henry Chudy and Art Morth, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 59.25%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.69%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 57.94%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 66.25%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 55.83%; east-west, James Lanzo and Paul Capen, 63.75%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Doanne Jackson, 75%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley  Cassity and Sam Grossman, 63%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 61%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 63%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Vera and Nick Leibovic, 59.7%; Perry Hoffman and Judith Nichol, 59%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 69.2%; Emily Wettlaufer and Evie Miller, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.8%; Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 51.2%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 65%; Joanne Zavarella and Esther Ferris, 54.4%.

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