Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: June 24

North American Pairs qualifying games, awarding extra points half of them red points, will be played today, Saturday, June 24, and Monday, June 26, through next Saturday, July 1, at the Airport Bridge Club; and from Tuesday, June 27, through next Saturday at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
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Congratulations to Nancy Wolstoncroft, the Buffalo area player who earned the most master points in the Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), held June 12 to 18 throughout ACBL District 5, which includes Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. She won a total of 16.14 points, ranking 12th in the district.
Other Buffalo players doing well in the STaC included: Alan Greer, 14.77 (16th in the district); Denise Slattery, 14.52 (17th); Jerry Geiger, 11.28 (25th); Judi Marshall, 11.13 (26th); Ken Meier, 11.04 (29th); and Jay Levy, 10.82 (30th). For a complete list of STaC silver point winners, click this link.
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Free 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. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

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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

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
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 buffalonews.com, 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 June 12 to June 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Ruth Kozower, 63.38%; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, 55.53%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 57.85%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Val Derenda, 51.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Bob Linn and Mike Ryan, 58.97%; B/C: Lois Tatelman and Mike Mesirov, 55.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 62.46%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 52.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 58.87%; Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 57.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 56.22%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 53.84%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 49.71%; east-west, A/B/C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 64.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 60.77%; Denise Slattery and Jerry Geiger, 60.15%; Florence Boyd and Janet Frisch, 55.91%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A: Denise Slattery and Jerry Geiger, 62.50%; Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 61.13%; B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 56.94%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 64.27%; Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 63.08%; Martha and John Welte, 59.89%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 55.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Marietta Kalman and Ron Henrikson, 56.55%; Allen Beroza and David Millward, 54.46%; C: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 50.60%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 55.74%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.70%; Christine Malarkey and Bill Boardman, 55.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. Sandi England and Ken Meier, 61.96%; Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 61.10%; Dale Anderson and partner, 53.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 64.33%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 46.83%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.33%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.58%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 51.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 69.76%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 63.01%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Mike Mesirov, 59.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. One winner. A/B: Patty Porter and Bill Noltee, 65.48%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 59.52%; Donna Saia and Isabelle Banas, 55.95%; C: Maria Amlani and Sumnesh Mathur, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 57.14%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 55.95%; B/C: Patty and Henry Porter, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry Abate and Audrey Ray, 60.42%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.44%; Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 50.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: (tie( David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 58.39%; B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.38%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Carol Roth, 51.56%; east-west, A/B: Sue Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 62.59%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.57%; Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 54.83%; C: Mike Putnam and Mary Jo Whitehead, 52.84%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 47.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 61.55%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 57.39%; Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 54.73%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 45.83%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 63.07%; Bill Rich and Lance Pollock, 58.33%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.17%; B: Peter and Penny Shui, 59.27%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.76%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 49.26%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Ethan Xie, 59.42%; B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 50.74%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 49.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 59.95%; Sharon Benz and Dian Petrov, 57.41%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 56.25%; Jay Levy and David Hemmer, 54.17%; C: Patty Porter and Carol Roth, 46.06%; east-west, A/B: Kathy Pollock and Gary Schmitt, 64.58%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.03%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 54.63%; Carol Bedell and Dorothy Soong, 49.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Ginny Panaro, 55.95%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mary Davey Carr, 54.17%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 52.38%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 70.37%; Sandi England and Rob Hessel, 63.7%; Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 57.41%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.93%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 51.48%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 60%; (tie) Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 51.25%; east-west, Jay Levy and Davis Heussler, 64.64%; Kamil Bishara and Bud Seidenberg, 54.64%; Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 52.86%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 59.9%; Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 59.4%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 63.1%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.7%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 62.50%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%; Eugene Giorgini and Walt Olszewski, 56.94%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 51.85%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Strawberry Social. North-south, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 68.11%; Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 56.55%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.76%; James and Paula Jones, 54.66%; east-west, Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 63.05%; Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 62.12%; Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 59.18%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 56.08%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Doanne Jackson and partner, 62.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 62%; Bill  Rich and Alicia Kolipinski, 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 64%; Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 59%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 58%; Harry Metcalf and Tom Guttuso, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 62.5%; Charles Banta and Sukhanand Jain, 48.3%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 59.4%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 56.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Rogers, 64%; Dona Tepas and Bob Jorgensen, 50%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 58.73%; Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 57.93%. Hallie Howell and Diane Liddell, 52.38%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 68.9%; Pat and Mike Weber, 55.6%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 51.2%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 58.9%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 58.4%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 52.8%.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: June 17


The Longest Day, the nationwide bridge marathon Wednesday to benefit Alzheimer’s awareness, will be observed locally with demonstration games by the Bridge Center of Buffalo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga. The games will be held on the lower level in front of Lord & Taylor.
The Bridge Center also will have a Longest Day pairs game at 10:30 a.m. in the club, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will have full extra-point Longest Day pairs games at 10 a.m. with breakfast, 12:15 p.m. with lunch and 2:30 p.m. with snacks.
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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points for pairs games at ACBL-sanctioned clubs, concludes today. The Airport Club will have two STaC games, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with a snack between sessions.
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Free 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. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

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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

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 buffalonews.com, 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 June 5 to June 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 60.19%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.71%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 53.70%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and June Feuerstein, 55.56%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.63%; Ron Henrikson and Bob Sommerstein, 53.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 58.56%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 56.10%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.17%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 51.85%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 46.76%; east-west, A: David Millward and John Ziemer, 59.03%; B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.41%; Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 57.18%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 53.94%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 67.02%; Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 57.30%; B: Nadine Stein and Barbara Sadkin, 53.13%; C: Marietta Kalman and Denise Slattery, 52.90%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 58.03%; C: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 47.42%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 64.73%; Alan Greer and Burt Freiman, 53.92%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.33%; C: Alex Miller and Denise Slattery, 48.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Martha and John Welte, 65.39%; Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; B: Bill Boardman and Paul Zittel, 57.74%; Eva Schmidt and Paula Kotowski, 55.77%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.17%; C: Usha Khurana and Marilyn Sultz, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Grfeer, 60.19%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 57.41%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 55.56%; (tie) Martha and John Welte, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 69.83%; Jane Roberts and Natalie Abramson, 58.85%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 57.01%; Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 56.38%; C: Ted May and Jo Ann Smith, 39.14%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 61.34%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.10%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 58.86%; Anne Watkins and Ginny Panaro, 55.30%; C: Pat Lakeman and Joyce Greenspan, 54.31%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.67%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 57.58%; Jim Gullo and Laurie Foster, 56.62%; C: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 62.50%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 56.85%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.06%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 45.24%; east-west, A/B/C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 61.35%; Hannah Weinberg and Penelope Shuman, 60.29%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 59.48%; Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 54.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 64.81%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.81%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 49.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 65.51%; Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.33%; Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 57.18%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.17%; C: Patty and Henry Porter, 44.68%; east-west, A/B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 63.43%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.56%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 64.08%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.94%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Usha Khurana, 56.55%; Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jane and Dave Larcom, 59.03%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.25%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 53.47%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 59.52%; B: (tie) Dorothy May and Ken Meier, Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.76%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 63.99%; B: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 50.60%; C: Eleanor Whelan and Sue Neubecker, 48.21%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 60%; Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 54.1%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 58.7%;  Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kolipinski, 53.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Art Morth and Gabe Tannenbaum, 59.83%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 59.17%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 58.83%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.92%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 63.58%; B: Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 57%; C: Sushil and Maria Amlani, 38%; east-west, A: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 59.25%; B: Dave and Jane Larcom, 46.17%; C: Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 45%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 64.63%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 56.69%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 58%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 65%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jeff Peters and Marian Morber, 59.9%; Edna Fill and Tom Gutluso, 55.2%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57.5%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Sukhanand Jain, 59.2%; Susan Levy and Nick Liebovic, 54.7%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 64.16%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 62.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Bill Westley, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 65.5%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 52.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 50.9%; east-west, Peggy Mergenhagen and Adrienne Sakavicius, 60.5%; Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 56.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.8%. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: June 10

The semi-annual Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points at regular games at ACBL-sanctioned clubs, returns next week. At the Airport Bridge Club, there will be two STaC games daily, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday to Saturday, with a snack between sessions.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will stage demonstration bridge games from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21 in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga as part of The Longest Day, the nationwide bridge marathon to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The games will be held on the lower level in front of Lord & Taylor.
The Bridge Center also will have a Longest Day game at 10:30 a.m. in the club, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will have full extra-point games at 10 a.m. with breakfast, 12:15 p.m. with lunch and 2:30 p.m. with snacks.
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Free 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. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

* * *
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

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 buffalonews.com, 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 29 to June 4
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.33%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 57.84%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 57.83%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.01%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 58.45%; C: Dorothy May and Bill Boardman, 49.22%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Eva Schmidt and Gay Simpson, 64.53%; B: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 56.37%; C: Laurie and Howard Foster, 53.05%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, 63.03%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.50%; B/C: Jini and John Rubinstein, 51.51%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 65.41%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 63.17%; C: Pawan Matta and Joe Rooney, 48.61%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.84%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.24%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.66%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 53.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 55.36%; (tie) June Feuerstein and Marily Sultz, Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 55.06%; C: Christine Malarkey and Sandy Scheff, 49.70%; east-west, A: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 58.63%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 59.88%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 52.33%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 51.99%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 64.73%; Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 54.46%; B/C: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 52.48%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Kahn, 69.89%; Mike Ryan and Bob Sommerstein, 61.93%; B: Janet Frisch and Bob Kaprove, 58.52%; C: Jean Macdonald and Gene Nowatniak, 49.62%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 60.49%; C: Martha and John Welte, 49.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – World Wide Pairs. North-south, A/B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 57.63%; C: Alice Bragg and Denise Slattery, 57.38%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 61.88%; B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 55.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – World Wide Pairs. Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 63.44%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 61.94%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.77%; B/C: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 60.23%; Joe Miranda and John Marvin, 57.01%; Brian Block and Burt Freiman, 54.17%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.41%; east-west, A/B/C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 58.14%; Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 56.63%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 56.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Judy Padgug, 56.25%; B: Anne Watkins and Jeanne Gladysz, 52.68%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Carol Roth, 48.51%; east-west, A/B: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 58.93%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.17%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 52.68%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 47.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.61%; Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 60.12%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 57.74%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 56.25%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Phyllis Stasiowski, 44.94%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 67.86%; B/C: Lorey Repicci and Carol Neuhaus, 62.20%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 64.81%; B: Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 57.41%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 41.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 55.65%; Paula Rosen and Joan Rose, 55.36%; C: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 46.13%; east-west, A/B: Kathy Pollock and Amita Arora, 55.95%; C: Helen Panza and Sharon Wilcox, 53.57%; Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 62.39%; B: Carol Roth and Judy Graf, 59.38%; Sharon Benz and Cathy Majewski, 58.22%; C: Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 55.21%; Joyce Kindt and Ginny Panaro, 54.32%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Sandi England, 59.38%; (tie) Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54.17%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.13%
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Sue Neubecker and Jim Gullo, 61.85%; Pat Rasmus and Larry Abate, 60.37%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.19%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 57.7%; Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 57.11%; Anne O’Connor and Henry Chudy,  54.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 62.50%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.87%; John and Barbara Scott, 56.48%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.09%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 59.26%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.56%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 53.24%; Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 52.31%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61.3%; (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 50.4%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 60%; Fritz Schweiger and Herb Feuerstein, 58.8%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nick Leibovic and Susan Levy, 56.3%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 53.1%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 57.4%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 51.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 56%; (tie) Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.8%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 50%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 60.9%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 57.5%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 52.5%.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: June 3

The Airport Bridge Club will take part in the annual World Wide Bridge Contest, a pairs game at no extra cost at noon today, Saturday, June 3. Hand records and analysis will be provided. The club offers North American Pairs qualifying games with extra points, half red, at all of its sessions next week.
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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points for winners at regular games at ACBL sanctioned clubs, will be held Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18. The Airport Club will have games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 12 to June 17, with a snack between sessions.
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Congratulations to Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, master point champions of the Buffalo Non-Life Masters Sectional Tourament May 20 and May 21 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Each of them earned 6.24 points. For more results, click this link
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Further congratulations to David Hemmer, the Buffalo area player who earned the most master points at the Cleveland All-American Regional Touranment May 23 to May 29. He won 46.38 points, tying for 21st place overall.
Also doing well in Cleveland were Tom Koralewski, 32.96; Dian Petrov, 32.42, Ken Meier, 29.85; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, both with 26.90; Peter and Penny Shui, both with 26.62; Sharon Benz and Chris Urbenek, both with 21.19; and Martha and John Welte, both with 18.81. For more results, click this link

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Free 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. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com.

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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

Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Today, 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. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 buffalonews.com, 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 22 to May 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning –
North-south, A: Joe Rooney and John Ziemer, 59.79%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 59.19%; Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 53.51%; east-west, A/B: Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, 56.63%; Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 55.10%; June Feuerstein and Joyce Greenspan, 52.60%. 
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Eva Schmidt and Joyce Greenspan, 58.39%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 48.64%; east-west, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Christine Malarkey, 54.86%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 50.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 64.08%; B: Eva Schmidt and Pawan Matta, 64%; C: Sandra Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 63%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 63.64%; B: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 63.10%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 52.98%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 62.55%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 54.37%; C: Gay Simpson and Sharon Chang, 49.01%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 62.05%; Bill Boardman and Brian Block, 55.551%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Bob Sommerstein, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 57.69%; June Feuerstein and Alex Miller, 56%; C: Pawan Matta and Ted May, 49.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 66.25%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Gay Simpson, 53.75%; Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 50.42%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 50%; east-west, A: (tie) Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 55.83%; B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 52.08%; C: Pawan Matta and Burt Freiman, 50.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.86%; Sandra Silverberg and Dick McGowan, 59.52%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 57.18%; B: Denise Slattery and Janie Polk, 57%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 49.32%; east-west, A: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 66.96%; B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 54.35%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 52.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner A: Stan Kozlowski and Elaine Universal, 67.63%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 65.39%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 60.58%; Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 59.61%; B: Ginny Panaro and Jim Gullo, 54.17%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 50.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 65.17%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.30%; Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 57.90%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 54.27%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Marjorie Plumb, 52.03%; east-west A: Ginny Panaro and Phyllis Wilkinson, 58.68%; B/C: Carol Roth and Patty Porter, 58.41%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 55.78%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 55.20%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Joyce Kindt and Ginny Panaro, 60.19%; Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 57.41%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.17%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 61.31%; B: Gary Schmitt and Kathy Pollock, 58.04%; David Millward and Joan Rose, 57.74%; C: Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 48.51%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Donna Steffan, 64.02%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.29%; B/C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 53.97%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Fred Yellen and Michael Passucci, 62.50%; Stan Kozlowski and Judy Graf, 57.50%; C: Terry Camp and Bill Noltee, 45.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 60.42%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54.17%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.13%; Bill Feasley and Dick Davidson, 52.6%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 51.05%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 48.96%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 56.25%; B: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 52.50%; C: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 48.75%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 67.50%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.07%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 40%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.50%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53%; C: Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 46.82%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.42%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 59.38%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 58.80%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 55.73%. 

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Doanne Jackson and partner, 75%; (tie) Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 51.11%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 59.5%; George Mayer and Marian Morber, 57.6%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 58.8%; (tie) Tom Guttuso and Lorey Repicci, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 53.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (May 18) Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 65%; (tie) Bob Strom and Bob Jergersen, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 58%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (May 25) Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 66%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 63%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 58.2%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 48.8%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 55%; Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel 47.5%