Thursday, April 6, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: April 8

The Airport Bridge Club is offering extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, April 8, and next Saturday, April 15, and at its games at 11 a.m. from Monday, April 10, to Friday, April 14.
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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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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

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Today, 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 – 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 March 27 to April 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 68.33%; Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 60.83%; B: Chuck Schorr and Bill Boardman, 53.33%; C: Denise Slattery and Ted May, 49.58%; east-west, A/B: Joe Rooney and Ron Henrikson, 60.42%; C: Nadine Stein and Florence Boyd, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – ACBL Senior Pairs. North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 53.57%; Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 51.79%; C: Gay Simpson and Sharon Chang, 51.49%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Marilyn Sultz and Paula Kotowski, Martha and John Welte, 56.85%; C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 53.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 60.71%; east-west, A/B: Gay Simpson and Sharon Chang, 57.44%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 56.85%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, 48.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 58.67%; B: Marietta Kalman and Marilyn Sultz, 57.25%; C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 49.50%; east-west, A: Nadine Stein and Bob Linn, 57.58%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 52.58%; C: Ruth Wurster and Joyce Greenspan, 44.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 63.69%; Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 59.52%; B: Paula Kotowski and Joyce Greenspan, 52.38%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 45.83%; east-west, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 64.29%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 47.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Chang and Gay Simpson, 62.42%; Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 52.75%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 52.17%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 47.08%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 62.83%; B: Linda and Paul Zittel, 55.92%; Carol Bedell and Walt Olszewsi, 53.08%; C: Martha and John Welte, 45.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.29%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 51.98%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 51.19%; Martha and John Welte, 50.99%; C: Dorothy May and Paula Salamone, 49.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 59.82%; C: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 46.73%; east-west, A/B: Marcia Wright and Mary Blanchard, 69.94%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Their, 58.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 63.63%; Christy Kellogg and Bob Padgug, 57.93%; B: Rajat Basu and Jim Gullo, 54.08%; C: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 48.84%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 65.83%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nowatniak, 55.64%; Sharon Chang and Amita Amora, 53.37%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Joe Miranda, 62.50%; B: Amita Amora and Marilyn Wortzman, 62.20%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 55.95%; C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 48.51%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 61.31%; C: Sol Messinger and Bill Noltee, 58.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60.42%; B: Judie Bailey and Sandy Marcussen, 55.79%; C: James Easton and Dennis Clary, 55.09%; east-west, A/B/C: Penny Shui and Ethan Xie, 59.12%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Amita Amora and Kathy Pollock, 69.44%; C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 60.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Pro-Am Game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Jay Costello, 58.33%; Jim Gullo and Peter Patterson, 57.10%; B: Joyce Frayer and David Hemmer, 56.55%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Ed Morgan, 62.20%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.9%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 55.36%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.17%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 53.57%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 66.67%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Anne Watkins, 55.93%; C: Claire Gareleck and Barbara Landree, 53.33%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 56.7%; Bill Rich and Jeff Bender, 56.3%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 62.9%; Henry Chudy and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 62.50%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.95%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 54.17%; Gene Nawotniak and Bob Lederhouse, 44.05%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 59.38%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 57.41%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.17%; Marilyn White and Paul Capen, 53.65%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 56.88%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 50.63%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Lois Randaccio and Audrey Kalas, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 58%; Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Deepa Garg, 56.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 55.8%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and Sukhanand Jain, 63.5%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 62.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 71%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 53%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 61.2%; Lou Lombardi and Margaret Rivard, 56.7%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 52.3%; east-west, Marvin Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 71.7%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 67.8%; IdaMae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 60%. 

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