Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 26




The Airport Bridge Club continues to award extra points, half red, at its games at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 26, and next Saturday, Sept. 2, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, to Friday, Sept. 1.
        Also holding extra-point games are the Bridge Center of Buffalo at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 26, and Bridge Club Meridian at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28.
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Beware the robots! Instead of taking a sit-out at an extra half-table at the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club last Saturday afternoon, players got to try the hands on a computer screen against a pair of virtual opponents –Robot Red and Robot Blue. Mere humans proved to be no match for them. Overall winners by a wide margin, they had a 69% game.
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Several students from summer classes sponsored by Unit 116 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and students at Transit Middle School who learned the game during the school year were introduced at the annual Unit picnic Sunday, Aug. 20, at Rescue Fire Hall in North Tonawanda, then joined in the competition in the duplicate games. 


Jim Gullo, left, introduces student bridge players at the Unit 116 picnic.


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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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 is approaching 2,250 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 Aug. 14 to Aug. 20
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 62.16%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 60.16%; Eva Schmidt and Paula Kotowski, 53.70%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 53.39%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 58.31%; Barbara Libby and Sandi England, 53.15%; B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 52.49%; C: Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 61.12%; east-west, A/B: Tom Fraas and Allen Beroza, 57.26%; Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 55.67%; C: Denise Slattery and Ruth Wurster, 49.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 60.12%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 57.70%; C: Sandy Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 50.74%; east-west, A/B: Elsie Rogers and Mike Silverman, 57.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 59.93%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 59.35%; Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 55.81%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 54.95%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 45.69%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Vince Pesce, 61.14%; B/C: Fred Hirsch and Burt Freiman, 54.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 60.90%; Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 58.65%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 57.44%; C: Denise Slattery and Marietta Kalman, 53.52%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B/C: Dorothy May and Myra Razik, 58%; Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Bill Noltee and Sue O’Connor, 58.33%; Bonnie Clement and Louise Hayes, 56.94%; east-west A/B: Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 69.44%; C: Laing and Barbara Heffernan, 45.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 62.26%; B/C: Paul Morgante and Marilyn Sims, 57.28%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 60.33%; Marilyn Shuman and Janie Polk, 59.38%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 58.09%; Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 56.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.46%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Paul Morgante and Marilyn Sims, 65.48%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.50%; Fran Schmidt and Jim Easton, 55.95%; Usha Khurana and Beena Deshmukh, 54.76%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 45.54%.
        Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B/C: Peter Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 65.28%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61.11%; Bert Hargesheimer and Pat Rasmus, 59.72%; Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 56.94%; Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 55.32%; Joan Rose and Liz Clark, 55.09%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.59%; B/C: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 55.09%; Davis Heussler and Ethan Xie, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Stan Kozlowski and John Lyth, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.63%; C: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 54.63%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jane and Dave Larcom, 56.55%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.98%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 52.38%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 51.79%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 64.29%; B: (tie) Gene Finton and Pat Rasmus, Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 58.63%; C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Beena Deshmukh, 49.40%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 67.86%; B: Ethan Xie and Davis Heussler, 57.14%; C: John Bava and Art Morth, 44.64%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Art Morth, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 56.9%; east-west, Beena and Madhav  Deshmukh, 58%; Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 56%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 63.50%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 57.24%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 53.70%; east-west, Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 59.72%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 53.17%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 44.64%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Robot Blue and Robot Red, 69%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.50%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 42.50%; east-west, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.50%; Madhav Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 53%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 52.50%. 
Unit 116 Picnic Sunday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Levy, 66.95%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 66.82%; Kathy Pollock and Bert Feasley, 63.32%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 62.79%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 62.32%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.18%.
Unit 116 Picnic Sunday afternoon – A/B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 65.60%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.61%; Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 55.65%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Marian Morber, 56%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 55%; Shyam Kumar and Prem L. Maheshwari, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 74.8%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54.2%; east-west, Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 59.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58.9%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.8%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 51.6%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Judith Nichol, 58.3%; Ruth Lansing and Charles Banta, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Bob Jorgensen and Bill Rogers, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.2%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 53.2%; east-west, Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 65.9%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 53.4%.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 19





It's a big week for extra-point games. 
The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points, half red, at all of its games at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 19, and next Saturday and at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra point games Wednesday through next Saturday.
And Bridge Club Meridian will offer extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
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The Niagara 299er Sectional Tournament, for novice players, is being held today, Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. For more info, click this link. 
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
* * *
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.
* * *
A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson is approaching 2,250 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 Aug. 7 to Aug. 13
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 61.34%; C: Fenton Harrison and Brian Block, 55.32%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 62.73%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.04%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 61.49%; C: Jini and John Rubinstein, 48.43%; east-west, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Dede Kluckhohn, 61.31%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.58%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 57.03%; C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 53.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Denise Slattery and Eva Schmidt, 61.25%; C: Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 55.42%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 55%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 53.75%; C: Lois Tatelman and Nancy Littenberg, 52.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, 61.97%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 56.70%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 63.88%; B: Martha and John Welte, 63.53%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 58.33%; C: Michael Kozower and Brian Block, 54.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Denise Slattery and Bob Linn, 58.23%; B: Allen Beroza and Tom Fraas, 57.50%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 52.72%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.98%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.81%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 55.50%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 48.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 56.25%; Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 55%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 64.17%; C: Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, 46.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.18%; Joe Miranda and Bob Ciszak, 58.85%; Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 58.16%; (tie) Phyllis Wilkinson and Fran Schmidt, Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 57.74%; east-west, A/B: Bonnie Clement and Donna Hirsch, 55.95%; Rose Bochiechio and Joe Benenati, 52.98%; Judy Reich and Sandra Morrison, 52.68%; Janie Polk and Gail Pitterman, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 60.19%; B: Marilyn Wortzman and Jay Costello, 57.87%; C: Dennis Clary and Jim Easton, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 57.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Bill Rich, 60.06%; B: Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 59.06%; C: Marilyn Sims and Paul Morgante, 58.42%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.28%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.52%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 56.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 60.71%; Christy Kellogg and Burt Hargeshimer, 58.63%; B/C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 52.08%; Edith Knaszak and Jan O'Mara, 51.49%; east-west, A: Penny and Peter Shui, 52.98%; (tie) Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 50.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 66.67%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 56.08%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.99%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 59.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Art Aronson, 64.58%; Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 62.50%.
       Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 65.74%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 60.19%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.63%; Joe Miranda and Pepe Justicia-Linde, 50.93%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 60.57%; Gene Finton and Saleh Fetouh, 57.26%; C: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 44.93%; east-west, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubeckeer, 56.84%; Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 55.25%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 47.74%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 60.88%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54.18%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.09%; Dian Petrov and Gwilym Brick, 51.56%; Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 49.56%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Jim and Paula Jones, 62.50%; Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 56.77%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.65%; east-west, Roy Crocker and Beena Deshmukh, 61.88%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 61.25%; Jim Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 50.63%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Diana Brown and Doanne Jackson, 62%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 58.2%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Prem Lala Maheshwani and Kokila G. Chheda, 59%; Bill and Jo Rich, 58%; east-west, (tie) Mike Brown and Ron Fill, Lori Repicci and Joe Day, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 61.1%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60.4%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.3%; Marv Feurstein and Fritz Schweiger, 52.1%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 67.5%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 49.2%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 65.6%; (tie) Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, Joan Mack & Dick Munschauer, 52.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Bill Rogers, 66%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 63%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. (Tie) Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 54.63%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 49.07%. 
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marilyn and Paul Morgante, 63.2%; Pat and Mike Weber, 56.3%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 61.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 12




Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 15, to get tickets for the annual Unit 116 picnic Sunday, Aug. 20, in Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda. Between the games at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a Weidner’s chicken barbecue will be served.
For more info, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or Tova Reinhorn at 994-1582. For more info, click this link.
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Starting times for weekday games at the Airport Bridge Club move back to 11 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15. Games will start at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 14. All games will award extra points, half red.
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Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14.
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The Niagara 299er Sectional Tournament, for novice players, will be held next Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. For more info, click this link. 
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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 is approaching 2,250 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 July 31 to Aug. 6
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Bill Boardman, 59.23%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Sandra Scheff, 53.45%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 67.35%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 60.23%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.47%; Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 57.42%; B: Ted May and Dale Anderson, 53.25%; C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 52.47%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 63.08%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 51.53%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 60.17%; Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 54.33%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 56.50%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 59.95%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 50%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.81%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 59.03%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 51.85%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 50.46%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 46.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.02%; B: Nadine Stein and Chuck Schorr, 58.47%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 57.03%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 57.41%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67.26%; Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 61.90%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 54.17%; C: Denise Slattery and Paula Salamone, 46.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 60.54%; Jim McClure and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.93%; Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 56.55%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.46%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 60.71%; C: Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 60.71%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 60.65%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 59.26%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 57.18%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 56.02%; C: Gay Simpson and Marietta Kalman, 52.78%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.04%; Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 56.94%; B: Jim Gullo and Jeff Oshlag, 56.94%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 71.43%; Usha Khurana and Mona Karna, 57.44%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.14%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 53.57%; east-west, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 66.67%; C: Terry Camp and Bill Noltee, 61.90%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 59.23%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.03%; east-west, A/B: Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 63.12%; David Hemmer and Fred Yellen, 57.97%; Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 55.73%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 47.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 65.74%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 60.65%; B/C: Vince Taeger and Cathy Majewski, 56.94%; east-west, A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 66.20%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 61.85%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.89%; Stan Kozlowski and Helen Panza, 55.93%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 54.81%; C: John and Martha Welte, 52.22%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 59.52%, (tie) Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 54.17%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.42%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.38%; Sharon Benz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.60%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 50.69%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.11%; Usha Khurana and Adrian Figliotti, 59.52%; Pat Rasmus and Gene Finton, 56.74%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jan O’Mara and Art Morth, 64%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 63.7%; east-west, Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kolipinski, 56.3%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 52.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 61.90%; John and Barbara Scott, 55.95%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.78%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 50%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 58.73%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 57.54%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.35%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 50.79%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 61.50%; (tie) James and Paula Jones, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 60.50%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 59%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56%; Jim Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 53.50%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Diana Brown, 61.58%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 55.89%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Joanne Zarevalla and Fritz Schweiger, 61%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 57%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 51.7%; (tie) Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, Meena Rustgi and Sukanhand Jain, 50.8%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 64.3%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Bob Jorgensen and Bob Stroman, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 65%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 57%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 55.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52.1%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 70%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 56.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 50%.



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 5


The annual Unit 116 picnic will feature two sessions of bridge Sunday, Aug. 20, in Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda. Between the games at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a Weidner’s chicken barbecue will be served.
Deadline for tickets is Tuesday, Aug. 15. For more info, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or Tova Reinhorn at 994-1582. For more info, click this link.
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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points, half red, at no extra cost at its games at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 5, and at noon Monday, Aug. 7, through next Saturday, Aug. 12.
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Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will feature lunch with Jim Gullo at its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
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Daren Liu, left, and Tyler Mu display prizes they won at the Youth NABC Tournament in Toronto. 


Four players from the summer classes for middle and high school students at the Bridge Center of Buffalo found success in the Youth North American Bridge Championship Tournament July 20 to July 30 in Toronto. Tyler Mu, Daren Liu, Colleen Stewart and Michael Passucci won four times in their divisions.
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Buffalo native Joel Wooldridge, now living in Astoria, Queens, finished third overall in the Toronto NABC Tournament, winning 380.22 points. 
Top local players were Davis Heussler, who earned 37.53 points; Martha and John Welte, both with 30.04; Mike Ryan, with 28.28 and Jay Levy, with 27.62.
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The Niagara 299er Sectional Tournament, for novice players, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. For more info, click this link. 
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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Tournament calendar

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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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.

2018

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
* * *
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.
* * *
A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently 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 July 24 to July 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 55.48%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 54.68%; Bill Regan and Gene Nowatniak, 52.97%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Gay Simpson, 58.71%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 60.85%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 60.05%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.74%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 55.66%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 58.33%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.42%; C: Denise Slattery and Eva Schmidt, 50.83%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Alan Greer, 57.64%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.09%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 53.01%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Gene Nowatniak, 52.31%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 62.50%; C: Ed Morgan and John Bava, 51.16%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Alan Greer and Tom Fraas, 61.75%; B: Allen Beroza and Ken Meier, 60.52%; C: Brij and Kitty Chadda, 59.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 58.80%; B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 57.41%; C: (tie) Myra Razik and Ron Henrikson, Brij and Kitty Chadda, 51.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 57.58%; Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 56.06%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 63.07%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.69%; Sandra Silverberg and Marcia Wright, 57.20%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.31%; B: Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 57.74%; east-west, A: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 55.95%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 67.22%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.21%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 52.98%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 62.67%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.57%; C: Rose Bochiechio and Judith Bailey, 56.55%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 65.56%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 57.41%; Ten-Pao Lee and Tova Reinhorn, 54.81%; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.07%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 46.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 60.12%; B: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.40%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 49.11%; east-west, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 57.14%; B: Suen Bergman ad Mike Mesirov, 52.98%. 
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Stan Kozlowski, 56%; B: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 49%; C: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 44.68%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 63%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 62%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.38%; Sharon Benz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.60%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 50.69%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.11%; Usha Khurana and Adrian Figliotti, 59.52%; Pat Rasmus and Gene Finton, 56.74%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 61.3%; Joyce Kindt and Sam Grossman, 57.4%; east-west, Jennifer Reynolds and Art Morth, 64.6%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 59.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 62.55%; Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 62.41%; Jeff Bender and  Gabe Tannenbaum, 57.19%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 54.47%. 
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Joyce Kindt, 65.63%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 60.42%; James and Paula Jones, 56.77%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.69%; Marilyn White and Paul Capen, 51.39%.  

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 60%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Alicia Kolipinski, 62.5%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58.9%; east-west, Jini and Tom Rizzo, 54.4%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 53.8%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Charles Banta, 65.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.8%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 57.5%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 53.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 65%; Ellen Lochead and Bob Jorgensen, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, (tie) Pat and Mike Weber, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.8%; Paul Morgante and Edna Fill, 53.9%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 64.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein 60%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 48.4%.