Thursday, February 16, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 18

The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra point games at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, to Friday, Feb. 24, and at noon next Saturday, Feb. 25. The club also will celebrate Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 20, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. with a free lunch.
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Congratulations to Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, the most successful Buffalo area players at the St. Catharines, Ont.,  Sectional Tournament Feb. 10 to Feb. 12. They earned 11.68 master points and were tied for 29th place overall.
Other Buffalo players doing well in St. Catharines were Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, with 7.05 points, tied for 55th place; and Dian Petrov, 4.67 points, 85th place.
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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.
Unit 112 199er Sectional – The Century Club of Rochester, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 is approaching 2,175 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 Feb. 6 to Feb. 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 63.69%; C: June Feuerstein and Alex Miller, 54.76%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 64.58%; B/C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 57.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 60.97%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Gay Simpson, 58.85%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 63.15%; B: Ken Meier and Tom Koralewski, 56.01%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 54.27%; C: Denise Slattery and Tish Schiffman, 43.01%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 62.98%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 59.61%; Joyce Greenspan and Vince Pesce, 56.83%; C: Marietta Kalman and Marilyn Sultz, 53.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A/B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 63.51%; Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 60.10%; Sharon Chang and Vince Pesce, 58.07%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, 53.48%.
       Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Joanne Lafay, 61.31%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.36%; C: Martha and John Welte, 54.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67.86%; Martha and John Welte, 65.48%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 57.14%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Ross Markello, 50.60%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 44.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 56.65%; Joe Miranda and Joel Brownstein, 54.42%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 53.24%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.85%; B: Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 57.02%; C: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 49.49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Davis Heussler and Jim Gullo, 57.67%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 55.56%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 55.03%; C: Pat Lakeman and Elaine Moon, 53.97%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.99%; B/C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 61.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and James Easton, 63.10%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 57.44%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.36%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Marjorie Plumb, 52.38%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 65.77%; Chip Kean and Rajat Basu, 64.88%; B/C: Guy Puccio and Vince Taeger, 55.95%; Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 59.19%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 57%; John and Martha Welte, 56.94%; Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 56.84%; Peter and Penny Shui, 55.86%; David Hemmer and Chris Urbanek, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 59.23%; Sharon Benz and Ed Morgan, 56.25%; C: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 55.65%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.58%; B/C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Peter Shui, 64.81%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.70%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.94%; (tie) Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, John Feigl and Dave Larcom, 52.08%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.61%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Dian Petrov, 56.25%; Mike Ryan and Bob Sommerstein, 52.67%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Dian Petrov, 65.8%; Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 52.5%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 63.8%; Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 58.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 66.67%; Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 57.14%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 54.76%; James Lanzo and Paul Capen, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.19%; Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 57.41%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 56.02%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 51.39%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 67%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 64%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south: Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 70.3%; Meena Rustgi and Dick Munschauer, 59.4%; east-west, Bette Seifert and Charles Banta, 68.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 58%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. (Tie) Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 52.78%; Carla Bernhardt and Carol Lauber, 47.22%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 69.3%; Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 50.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 48.4%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 66.2%; Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 51.2%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 50.8%. 

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