The Worldwide Bridge Contest game will be played at the Airport Bridge Club at noon today, Saturday, June 2. The club also will celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s birthday.
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Extra-point games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee.
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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which offers silver master points for games at sanctioned bridge clubs, will be held Monday, June 11, to Saturday, June 16. The Airport Bridge Club will hold STaC games with no extra fee daily at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
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Bridge Club Meridan has moved from its longtime venue at the
in the Town of
to facilities at Tonawanda . Games are
held every Monday at 10:30 a.m. 209 S. Youngs Road,
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District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional –
Bridge Center of ,
Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link. 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall,
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. 6777 Main St., Amherst
Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall,
Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019. 6777 Main St., Amherst
Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 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.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, 2020, and Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Regional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 22, 2020, to Sunday, May 24, 2020, or Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza, Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.
Finger Lakes Sectional –
Seneca County Office
Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca
Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.
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Bridge club websites:
Click names for links.
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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. Duplicate Bridge
If it’s not in its usual place, Google “
” plus the current
Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website. Duplicate
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in 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.
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A Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently attained a career total of 2,350 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Week of May 21 to May 27
Week of May 21 to May 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Allen Beroza, 61.57%; Denise Slattery and John Ziemer, 53.94%; B: Eva Schmidt and Pawan Matta, 53.70%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 53.47%; C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 46.30%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 64.28%; Vince Pesce and Ron Henrikson, 54.17%; B/C: Jini and John Rubinstein, 53.70%.
morning – Howell. A/B: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski,
61.57%; (tie) Christy Kellogg and Bob Padgug, Judy Graf and Fred Yellen,
58.33%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 48.15%. Center of Buffalo Wednesday
noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Jeff Oshlag and Pat
Kilbury, 66.23%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 62.59%; Jasbeer and Violet
Makhija, 59.83%; east-west, A: Paul Morgante and Art Morth, 63.84%; B/C: Bram and
Terry Hamovitch, 55.28%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.20%; Guy Puccio and Pat
Rogers, 55.10%. Center of Buffalo Thursday
morning – Howell. A/B: Elaine Universal and Judy Graf, 65.05%; Bud
Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.34%; C: Carol Bedell and
Barbara Landree, 46.06%. Center of Buffalo Friday
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 66.67%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 55.95%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55.36%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 51.79%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 66%; Ginny Panaro and Jim Gullo, 50%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 44%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, (tie) Sandy Marcussen and Lance Pollock, Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 54.2%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 51.3%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 56.3%; Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.8%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59.3%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 59.2%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 65%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 63%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.5%; Nancy Buscemi and Vinny LoJacobo, 53.2%; Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 50%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 52.6%; IdaMae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 49%.