Thursday, April 13, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: April 15

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with 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 info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club is offering extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, April 15, and at its games at 11 a.m. from Monday, April 17, to Thursday, April 20.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo reports that its April 2 Pro-Am Charity Game raised $600 for Hospice Buffalo.
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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

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Today, Saturday, April 15, and 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.
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 – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. 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 – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 April 3 to April 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Fenton Harrison, 55.36%; Sharon Chang and Gay Simpson, 53.27%; east-west, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Kahn, 64.29%; Bob Sommerstein and Mike Ryan, 55.06%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 50.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 61.01%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 60.71%; C: Ken Meier and Martin Pieterse, 56.25%; Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 54.17%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Ron Henderson, 48.51%; east-west, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 58.47%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 55.29%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 57.20%; B/C: Judy Kaprove and Sharon Chang, 54.20%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 59.70%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 53.98%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 65.39%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 62.65%; B/C: Sandi England and Marietta Kalman, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 63.69%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 58.93%; B: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 53.27%; C: Ruth and Michael Kozower, 47.92%; east-west, A: Joanne Lafay and Liz Clark, 65.18%; B: Martha and John Welte, 60.71%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 51.49%; C: Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 63.89%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Barbara Libby, 59.03%; B: (tie) Martha and John Welte, Paula Salamone and Bob Linn, 47.92%; C: Pawan Matta and Ron Henrikson, 44.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 61.25%; (tie) Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, Judy Zeckhauser and Jim McClure, 59.50%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 63.33%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.50%; C: Pam Righter and Elizabeth Hemenway, 53.75%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.25%; (tie) Pat Lakeman and Joyce Greenspan, Rita Sofia and Dorothy May, 53.95%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.96%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 58.10%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 62.80%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 59.23%; C: Margaret Zhou and John Bava, 53.37%; east-west, A/B: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 62.80%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 54.76%; Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 54.17%; Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 56.01%; Joyce Kindt and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.80%; C: Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.38%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 58.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 63.99%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 58.04%; B: Paula Rosen and Joan Rose, 56.25%; C: Fran Kurtz and Jeanne Gladysz, 39.88%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.31%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 58.93%; B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 58.04%; Marilyn Wortzman and James Easton, 50.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 78.71%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 54.58%; Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 53.47%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.9%; Sandi England and Rob Hessel, 55.95%; (tie) Jim Downing and Roger Dayer, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 50.6%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 62.50%; B: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 56.25%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 45.42%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 61.67%; B: Gene Nawotniak and Ed Morgan, 48.33%; C: Fritz Schweiger and Mary Ball, 47.50%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Beena Deshmukh, 60.8%; Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 59.2%; east-west, Madhav Deshmukh and Dian Petrov, 63.3%; Jack Cukierman and Henry Chudy, 60.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. John and Barbara Scott, 65.22%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.40%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 50.69%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Dian Petrov and Beena Deshmukh, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 61.50%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.50%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 58.50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Joe Day and Mary Banks, 51%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%; Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 57.5%; Meena Rustig and Sukhanand Jain, 53.3%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and Charles Banta, 69.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 56.3%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60%; Pat and Mike Weber, 54.4%; Lou Lombardi and Margaret Rivard, 51.3%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Esther Ferris, 59.4%; Carmella Losi and Dolores Bowker, 57.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marvin Feuerstein, 52.5%. 

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