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

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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, 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 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%

1 comment:

  1. Much congratulations to all the winners. And thanks for updating and informing us about the tournament calender. This was helpful