Thursday, March 30, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: April 1

The Airport Bridge Club is offering extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, April 1, and next Saturday, April 8, and at its games at 11 a.m. from Monday, April 3, to Friday, April 7. The Bridge Center of Buffalo also has extra-point games Tuesday, April 4, to next Saturday.
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Hospice Buffalo will benefit as the Bridge Center of Buffalo holds its Second Annual Charity Pro-Am Game and Pot Luck Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Partnerships will be chosen by random draw. Preregistration is required. Call 834-4222 or visit for more information.
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Bridge lessons will be offered for students from fifth to 12th grade on Thursday mornings from July 6 to Aug. 31 this summer at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, beginning July 6. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at
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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.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. 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 has reached 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 March 20 to March 26
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
One winner. A: Bill Sumner and Tom Koralewski, 59.30%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 58.33%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 55.77%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 54.17%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 58.04%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Ruth Wurster, 57.14%; Marietta Kalman and Sandi England, 54.17%; C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 53.57%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 68.75%; C: Denise Slattery and Pawan Matta, 43.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 60.83%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 61.25%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 53.33%; C: Dorothy May and Mary Terrana, 40.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: Marietta Kalman and Joyce Greenspan, 61.57%; Gay Simpson and Ed Drozen, 55.56%; June Feuerstein and Joe Rooney, 55.09%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.03%; Martha and John Welte, 55.37%; B: Denise Slattery and Nadine Stein, 54.52%; Pawan Matta and Janet Frisch, 51.67%; C: Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 46.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 63.69%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 57.74%; Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 54.17%; C: Myra Razik and Paula Salamone, 48.21%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Terry Camp and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.75%; Laurie Foster and Judith Babat, 60.83%; C: Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 50.42%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.67%; John Bava and Rajat Basu, 55%; C: Elizabeth Hemenway and Jayne Freeman, 52.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.61%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 52.98%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 69.35%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 59.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 56.25%; B/C: Bill Noltee and Sol Messinger, 54.76%; Judy Zeckhauser and Judith Babat, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and Ten-Pao Lee, 60.03%; Ethan Xie and Peter Shui, 55.71%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 66.07%; Agi Maisel and Joe Miranda, 63.10%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 48.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Bill Rushmore and Davis Heussler, 60.31%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55%; Christy Kellogg and Ruth Nawotniak, 54.50%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 51.48%; east-west, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and Ten-Pao Lee, 60.03%; Ethan Xie and Peter Shui, 55.71%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 60.88%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 60.42%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 56.25%; Helen Panza and Anne Watkins, 55.56%; east-west A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 67.82%; B: Donna Steffan and Barbara Landree, 61.81%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 56.94%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Gene Nawotniak, 52.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Dan Gerstman, 67.31%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 66.99%; B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 59.93%; C: Alex Kowal and Linda Burroughsford, 58.65%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning –  Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.81%; Joe Rooney and Art Schumacher, 59.72%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 52.78%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 65.83%; B: Mike Ryan and Bob Sommerstein, 55.83%; C: Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 52.08%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug, 65.83%; B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 53.75%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 52.92%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 69.4%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 57.2%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Art Morth, 60.7%; Janet Frisch and Ron Henrikson, 50.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 61.46%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 54.17%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.13%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ron Henrikson and Denise Slattery, 58.45%; Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 56.83%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.91%; Jasbeer Makhija and Sushil Amlani, 50.96%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Marcia Turley, 61.43%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 54.29%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 70%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 58%; (tie) Mike Brown and Ron Fill, Gil Watson and Joe Day, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; George Mayers and Dave Stroud, 56%; east-west, Nancy Torrell and Pat Truell, 62%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 60%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 59.2%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55.9 %; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 51.7%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 61.5%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 58.4%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55.2%. 

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