Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: May 27

The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s 60th birthday with a pairs game and potluck lunch at noon Friday. The club will have extra-point games all week. On Memorial Day, there will be games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. with a free lunch between sessions.
The club also will take part in the annual World Wide Bridge Contest, with pairs games at no extra cost at 7:15 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Hand records and analysis will be provided.

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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

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, May 27, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Next Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. For info, click this link.
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 just surpassed 2,200 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 May 15 to May 21
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 60.85%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 58.47%; C: Denise Slattery and Ted Kahn, 43.65%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 61.61%; B/C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 53.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Sharon Benz, 60.42%; B: Eva Schmidt and Gay Simpson, 57.14%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 52.68%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 52.08%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 48.51%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Barbara Libby, 57.41%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 55.82%; Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 55.29%; B/C: David Donaldson and Henry Porter, 53.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 57.54%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 57.35%; C: Denise Slattery and Mike Mesirov, 52.98%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 67.18%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 55.74%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 51.96%; C: Linda Franchell and Ross Markello, 48.60%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 63.74%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 51.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 59.84%; B/C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 59.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 63.89%; B/C: Terry Fraas and Art Aronson, 55.09%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 60.12%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 51.49%; east-west, A/B/C: Audrey Ray and Judith Bailey, 58.93%; Sandra Silverberg and Ginger Maiman, 55.36%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 62.04%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 61.57%; Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 59.03%; Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 56.94%; C: Paula Rosen and Joyce Greenspan, 43.06%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.73%; David Millward and Stan Kozlowski, 55.79%; B/C: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Jeff Oshlag and Ruth Nawotniak, 61.17%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 58.33%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 57.39%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 54.55%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 62.88%; C: Henry and Patty Porter, 61.93%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 58.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 67.71%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60.94%; Mike Ryan and Linda Burroughsford, 59.38%; Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 56.77%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 45.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 61.49%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 56.19%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.56%; David Millward and Judy Padgug, 54.83%; B: Eugene Harvey and Sue Neubecker, 47.54%; C: Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 43.56%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Bob Padgug, 64.88%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Adrian Figliotti, 58.80%; Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 57.09%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 62%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 58.75%; B: Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 52.91%; C: Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 49.59%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 66.43%; B: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 56.07%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 53.21%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 63%; Ed Harman and Art Morth, 57.8%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 56.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 59.51%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Walt Olszewski, Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 58.66%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.87%; James and Paula Jones, 50.38%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 67.36%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 55.56%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.86%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 50.69%.  

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Marilyn Wallace, 58%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 70%; (tie) Ron Fill and Mike Brown, Carol Neuhaus and Carl Gebauer, 65%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 63%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 65.6%; Esther Greene and Sukhanand Jain, 46.9%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.3%; Joan Mack and Anita Snyder, 52.1%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 64.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill 60%; Pat and Mike Weber, 53.4%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 61.2%; Kay Brinkman and Esther Ferris, 53.9%; Peggy Mergenhagen and Adrienne Sakavicius, 51.2%. 

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