Thursday, February 9, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 11

The Airport Bridge Club will feature its 14th annual Valentines Day giveaway at its game at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. To celebrate Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, the club will have pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with a free lunch between sessions.
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The St. Catharines, Ont., Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, and concludes with a Swiss team game at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. For more info, click this link.
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ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs in Canada will hold STaC (Sectional Tournament at the Clubs) games all next week, awarding silver master points. For a schedule of games at the Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., 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

Pittsburgh Spring Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26. For info, click this link.
Titusville Sectional – Cross Creek Resort, 3815 Route 8, Titusville, Pa. Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. 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. For info, click this link.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.
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. 30 to Feb. 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 65.83%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Tom Koralewski, 52.50%; east-west, A/B: Sharon Chang and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%; C: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 51.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ruth Wurster and Dale Anderson, 60.52%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 60.49%; Carol Bedell and Allen Beroza, 52.04%; B/C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 47.07%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 59.72%; B: Ross Markello and Bill Boardman, 58.29%; C: Florence Boyd and Tish Schiffman, 45.14%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 73%; B/C: Janet Frisch and Marilyn Sultz, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 58.04%; B: Gay Simpson and Bill Boardman, 50.89%; C: Mary Lou Scanlon and Florence Notto, 50.30%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 58.63%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Ted Mary, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Joanne Lafay and Liz Clark, 61.31%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.36%; C: Martha and John Welte, 54.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – ACBL International Fund Game. Howell. A: Martha and John Welte, 66.20%; Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 63.43%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 53.70%; C: Alex Miller and Paula Salamone, 47.22%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 61.90%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 56.85%; C: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 52.08%; east-west A: Pat Kilbury and Marcia Wright, 60.12%; B/C: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 58.63%; Terry Camp and Jeff Oshlag, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south A: Chris Urbanek and Ginny Panaro, 61.01%; Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 58.04%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 52.91%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 65.08%; B: John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 57.14%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 55.82%; C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Rajat Basu, 61.61%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 57.74%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 55.95%; east-west, A: Usha Khurana and Martha Quinn, 62.80%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.61%; James Easton and Dennis Clary, 58.33%; C: John Bava and Victor Abbott, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61.46%; B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Tova Reinhorn, 60.94%; Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 65.28%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 53.24%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Kamil Bishara, 65.97%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.32%; B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 54.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – ACBL International Fund Game. One winner A: Chris Urbanek and Sharon Benz, 68.52%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 62.50%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.41%; Ethan Xie and Saleh Fetouh, 56.02%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 56%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Dian Petrov and Eleanor Whelan, 62.50%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 61.81%; (tie) Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 49.31%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Henry Chudy, 62.9%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 58.7%; east-west, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 58.9%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 51.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 64.29%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.38%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.19%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Joan and Robert Ciszak, 58.80%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58.33%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.09%; James Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 53.24%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Neola McGuire and Diana Brown, 70%; Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 69%; Ross Markello and Marian Morber, 55%; east-west, Lata Maheshwan and Kokila Chheda, 60.6%; Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 60.5%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 67%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 59.2%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 57.5%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 67.7%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.5%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.4%; Pat and Mike Weber, 50%; east-west, Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 57.5%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 56.9%. 

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