Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: June 19, 2021

 


It’s the Longest Day, the ACBL’s summer solstice fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease research, taking place today, Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, through virtual clubs on Bridge Base Online. Extra master points will be awarded. Then, from Thursday, June 24, to Sunday, June 27, it’s the Endless Summer online tournament, with gold and red points. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

• • •

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day and which has recently reduced the fee for its games. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Buffalo Bridge Center, formerly the Bridge Center of Buffalo, offers games at least three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – on Bridge Base Online. Open games have been added the games for beginning players on BBO at 7 p.m. Monday and noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Winners in the open games receive larger point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

Another option is the Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play. Games for 499er novices are held at 10:05 a.m. Monday to Saturday, except Friday, when the time has been moved up to 9:50 a.m. Open games start at 10:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday, except Friday. The club also takes part in ACBL special games. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

All tournaments are canceled nationwide through the end of July because of the pandemic, the ACBL has declared. Depending on conditions, the people who do the sanctioning think that August may be safe enough to allow face-to-face play in sectional tournaments to resume. As for regionals, perhaps early October.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

CANCELED: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

REMOVED FROM THE ACBL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10.

REMOVED FROM THE ACBL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

REMOVED FROM THE ACBL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and has a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of June 7 to June 13

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 499er game. North-south, Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 61.31%; Meena Rustgi and Phyllis Stasiowski, 59.23%; Linda Henschel and Jane Mitchell, 56.85%; Candace Graser and Cynthia Tashjian, 53.87%; east-west, Judy Zeckhauser and Bonnie Clement, 67.26%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 62.20%; Fran Schmidt and David Schott, 60.71%; Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 50.30%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday afternoon – 499er game. Jim Hassett and Gary Keenan, 60.31%; (tie) Judy Zeckhauser and Pat Haynes, Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.50%; (3-way tie) Morris Streich and Robert Meeker, Judith Babat and Hannah Weinberg, Rose Ann Grimaldi and Betty DeFeo, 56.88%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday afternoon – Open game. Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 65.38%; Judy Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 64.88%; Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 61.62%; Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 56.12%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday afternoon – 499ers. Judy Zeckhauser and Jim McClure, 63.75%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 61.67%; Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 60%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 58.75%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 52.92%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday afternoon – Open Game. Martha and John Welte, 63.33%; Ramani and Pankajam Sundaresan, 60.48%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 60%; Rich Kasprowicz and Chris Urbanek, 51.90%; (tie) Agi Maisel and Tova Reinhorn, Rajat Basu and John Bava, 49.52%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 49.05%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Home Style Pairs. Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 62.50%; Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 56.94%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 54.17%.

Other Clubs

Clarence Senior Center Thursday morning – Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 69%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 59%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Overall Play

Jan. 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021

0-5 Points – Donna Starnes, 13.25; Maureen Saab, 13.05; Howard Epstein, 9.87; Michel Dupuis, 6.97; Pat Pasculle, 6.23; Devon Marlette, 5.24; Marcia O’Neil-White, 3.48; Pamela Murphy, 3.22. 

5-20 Points – Jennifer Epstein, 18.33; Cynthia Tashjian, 14.60; Gary Keenan, 12.47; Maria Schory, 11.07; Anne Slater, 9.18; John Houghtaling, 8.39; Kathleen Voigt, 8.13; Peggy Stock, 7.52; Mary Luce, 7.43; Joann Keenan, 6.13; Lenore Belzer, 5.85.

20-50 Points – Candace Graser, 24.43; Amy Habib, 23.82; (tie) Betsy and Jim Greno, 21.14; Susan Burns, 18.26; Carol Licata, 17.87; Jim Hassett, 16.42; Fran Schmidt, 14.37; Anne Allen, 13.13.

50-100 Points – Linda Henschel, 49.36; Janet Desmon, 30.16; Martha Cain, 30.06; David Schott, 26.29; Nancy Deneen, 17.10; Maria Amlani, 14.92; Pam Righter, 14.88; Cherry Searle, 10.95.

100-200 Points – Martha Townson, 111.03; Larry Himelein, 77.60; Joanne Nover, 26.55; Carol Roth, 24.72; Pat Haynes, 14.78; Hannah Weinberg, 12.51; Rivona Ehrenreich, 9.62; Susan Levy, 9.20; Joan Ciszak, 8.35.

200-300 Points – (Tie) Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 60.32; Agi Maisel, 25.56; Audrey Ray, 24.25; Judy Zeckhauser, 16.74; Bob Ciszak, 15.34; Jim O’Hara, 15.01; Patty Porter, 13.81; Margaret Zhou, 12.85; Maryann Szafran, 11.13; Ruth Nawotniak, 9.65.

300-500 Points – Jim Lanzo, 126.81; Vic Bergsten, 97.63; Violet Makhija, 62.38; Jasbeer Makhija, 54.65; Bonnie Clement, 46.61; Joyce Frayer, 41.61; Richard McGowan, 34.05; Jim McClure, 22.82; Paula Rosen, 20.89; Linda Milch, 16.77.

500-1,000 Points – Amita Arora, 88.39; Jim Easton, 55.06; Marilyn Wortzman, 52.81; Mary Ball, 37.12; Rajat Basu, 36.61; Bill Rich, 34.64; Bob Sommerstein, 29.45; Brian Block, 26.94; Ed Morgan, 25.94; Sushil Amlani, 25.48.

1,000-1,500 Points – Sandi England, 78.68; John Bava, 44.96; John Marvin, 19.74; Tova Reinhorn, 17.94; Joyce Greenspan, 17.68; Miriam Regnet, 13.20.

1,500-2,500 Points – Gay Simpson, 77.49; Pinky Regan, 33.24; Linda Burroughsford, 31.06; Walt Olszewski, 11.33.

2,500-3,500 Points – (Tie) Martha and John Welte, 374.77; Ken Meier, 100.75; Allen Beroza, 80.32; David Millward, 68.87; Davis Heussler, 37.83; Dale Anderson, 31.34; Bill Rushmore, 22.54; Fred Yellen, 10.48.

3,500-5,000 Points – Barbara Libby, 101.68; Sharon Benz, 68.66; Dian Petrov, 46.56; Judy Padgug, 44.56; Kathy Pollock, 22.35; Brian Meyer, 16.71.

Over 5,000 Points – Judi Marshall, 61.80; Chris Urbanek, 41.36; Bud Seidenberg, 25.20; Saleh Fetouh, 18.93; Christy Kellogg, 14.76.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: June 12, 2021

 


Still being held online, the Longest Day, the ACBL’s summer solstice fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease research, takes place next Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, through virtual clubs on Bridge Base Online. Extra master points will be awarded. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

• • •

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day and which has recently reduced the fee for its games. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Buffalo Bridge Center, formerly the Bridge Center of Buffalo, offers games at least three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – on Bridge Base Online. Open games have been added the games for beginning players on BBO at 7 p.m. Monday and noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Winners in the open games receive larger point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

Another option is the Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play. Games for 499er novices are held at 10:05 a.m. Monday to Saturday, except Friday, when the time has been moved up to 9:50 a.m. Open games start at 10:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday, except Friday. The club also takes part in ACBL special games. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

All tournaments are canceled nationwide through the end of July because of the pandemic, the ACBL has declared. Depending on conditions, the people who do the sanctioning think that August may be safe enough to allow face-to-face play in sectional tournaments to resume. As for regionals, perhaps early October.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

CANCELED: Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

CANCELED: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and has a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of May 31 to June 6

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.68%; Laura and John Houghtaling, 58.86%; Rivona Ehrenreich and partner, 55%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 53.64%; east-west, Hannah Weinberg and Judith Babat, 61.59%; Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 58.64%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.95%; Judith Duberstein and Susan Levy, 51.82%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday afternoon – Open game. Martha and John Welte, 61.25%; Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 57.50%; Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 53.75%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday afternoon – 299ers. Gary Keenan and Jim Hassett, 70%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 63.33%; Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 59.58%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.58%; Janie Polk and Judith Bailey, 53.75%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday afternoon – Open Game. Violet Makhija and Usha Khurana, 57.14%; Linda Henschel and John Marvin, 54.76%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 51.19%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Joe Miranda, 62%; Jane Larcom and Pepe Justicia-Linde, 58%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 56%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 65.28%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 61.11%; Sushil Amlani and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.25%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 54.17%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 64.58%; (tie) Kathleen Voigt and Anne Slater, Donna Starnes and Sheila Hess, 58.33%; Jane Mitchell and Fran Schmidt, 52.08%.

Other Clubs

Clarence Senior Center Thursday morning – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 69%; Mike Ryan and Wilson McClaren, 55%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club Play

Jan. 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021

0-5 Points – Donna Starnes, 13.25; Maureen Saab, 13.05; Howard Epstein, 9.87; Michel Dupuis, 6.97; Pat Pasculle, 6.23; Devon Marlette, 5.24; Marcia O’Neil-White, 3.48; Pamela Murphy, 3.22.

5-20 Points – Jennifer Epstein, 18.33; Cynthia Tashjian, 14.60; Gary Keenan, 12.47; Maria Schory, 11.07; Anne Slater, 9.18; John Houghtaling, 8.39; Kathleen Voigt, 8.13; Peggy Stock, 7.52; Mary Luce, 7.43; Joann Keenan, 6.13; Lenore Belzer, 5.85.

20-50 Points – Candace Graser, 24.43; Amy Habib, 23.82; (tie) Betsy and Jim Greno, 21.14; Susan Burns, 18.26; Carol Licata, 17.87; Jim Hassett, 16.42; Fran Schmidt, 14.37; Anne Allen, 13.13; Carole Sedita, 9.33.

50-100 Points – Linda Henschel, 49.36; Janet Desmon, 30.16; Martha Cain, 30.06; David Schott, 26.29; Nancy Deneen, 17.10; Maria Amlani, 14.92; Pam Righter, 14.88; Cherry Searle, 10.95; Betty DeFeo, 10.28; Rose Ann Grimaldi, 9.97.

100-200 Points – Martha Townson, 94.84; Larry Himelein, 77.60; Joanne Nover, 25.81; Carol Roth, 24.72; Pat Haynes, 14.78; Hannah Weinberg, 12.51; Rivona Ehrenreich, 9.62; Susan Levy, 9.20; Joan Ciszak, 8.35; Laura Houghtaling, 7.79.

200-300 Points – (Tie) Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 59.79; Agi Maisel, 25.56; Audrey Ray, 24.25; Judy Zeckhauser, 16.74; Bob Ciszak, 15.34; Patty Porter, 13.81; Margaret Zhou, 12.35; Maryann Szafran, 11.13; Ruth Nawotniak, 9.65.

300-500 Points – Jim Lanzo, 102.82; Vic Bergsten, 96.65; Violet Makhija, 62.38; Jasbeer Makhija, 54.65; Bonnie Clement, 42.82; Joyce Frayer, 39.43; Richard McGowan, 34.05; Jim McClure, 22.82; Paula Rosen, 20.89; Linda Milch, 16.77.

500-1,000 Points – Amita Arora, 70.21; Jim Easton, 51.75; Marilyn Wortzman, 49.50; Mary Ball, 35.44; Bill Rich, 34.64; Rajat Basu, 34.03; Bob Sommerstein, 29.45; Brian Block, 26.67; Ed Morgan, 20.61; Sushil Amlami, 19.35; Ed Harman, 16.75; Bill Regan, 15.54; (tie) Dorothy and Larry Soong, 14.47.

1,000-1,500 Points – Sandi England, 78.68; John Bava, 43.46; John Marvin, 19.74; Tova Reinhorn, 17.94; Joyce Greenspan, 17.68; Miriam Regnet, 13.20.

1,500-2,500 Points – Gay Simpson, 77.49; Pinky Regan, 33.24; Linda Burroughsford, 17.94; Walt Olszewski, 11.33.

2,500-3,500 Points – (Tie) Martha and John Welte, 346.43; Ken Meier, 100.75; Allen Beroza, 80.23; David Millward, 68.87; Dale Anderson, 31.34; Bill Rushmore, 22.54; Davis Heussler, 20.51; Fred Yellen, 10.48.

3,500-5,000 Points – Barbara Libby, 101.68; Sharon Benz, 68.66; Judy Padgug, 44.56; Dian Petrov, 27.43; Kathy Pollock, 22.35; Brian Meyer, 16.71.

Over 5,000 Points – Judi Marshall, 61.80; Chris Urbanek, 39.47; Bud Seidenberg, 23.31; Christy Kellogg, 14.76; Saleh Fetouh, 14.57.

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: June 5, 2021

 


The Longest Day, the ACBL’s summer solstice fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease research, will be held online on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, through virtual clubs on Bridge Base Online. Extra master points will be awarded. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

• • •

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Buffalo Bridge Center, formerly the Bridge Center of Buffalo, offers games at least three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – on Bridge Base Online. Open games have been added the games for beginning players on BBO at 7 p.m. Monday and noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Winners in the open game receive larger point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

Another option is the Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play. Games for 499er novices are held at 10:05 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Open games start at 10:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday. The club also takes part in ACBL special games. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

All tournaments are canceled nationwide through the end of July because of the pandemic, the ACBL has declared. Depending on conditions, the people who do the sanctioning think that August may be safe enough to allow face-to-face play in sectional tournaments to resume. As for regionals, perhaps early October.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Today, Saturday, June 5, to Sunday, June 6. 

CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20. 

CANCELED: Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

CANCELED: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and has a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of May 24 to May 30

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 49ers. Jim Hassett and partner, 62.50%; Cynthia Tashjian and Candace Graser, 59.72%; John Houghtaling and partner, 59.03%; Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 52.78%; Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 52.08%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Open game. Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 68.06%; (tie) Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 56.25%; Judy Zeckhauser and Bonnie Clement, 50%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.92%; David Schott and Richard McGowan, 53.33%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 51.46%; (tie) Jane Mitchell and Linda Henschel, Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 51.04%; east-west, Martha Townson and Amita Arora, 72.50%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 59.58%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Fran Schmidt, 57.71%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 56.25%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Open game. Martha and John Welte, 61.25%; Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 299ers. North-south, Jim Hassett and Gary Keenan, 61.28%; Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 58.05%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 53.46%; Laura and John Houghtaling, 52.61%; east-west, Larry Himelein and David Schott, 61.22%; Susan Levy and Meena Rustgi, 60.20%; Diane Appleby and Bill Noltee, 56.24%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Open Game. Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 65.08%; Martha and John Welte, 62.75%; John Bava and Rajat Basu, 57.67%; Amita Arora and Judy Padgug, 54.58%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Open pairs. Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 62.50%; Larry Abate and John Bava, 58.33%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 57.64%; Martha and John Welte, 56.94%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.47%. 

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Joe Miranda, 59%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 55%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Amita Arora and Jim O’Hara, 68.52%; Richard McGowan and Terry Camp, 62.04%; (3-way tie) Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, Salina Poon and Bill Rich, 53.70%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Jane Mitchell and Linda Henschel, 70.37%; Candace Graser and Cynthia Tashjian, 54.63%; Susan Burns and partner, 51.85%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Barbara Kaye and Barbara Meenaghan, 56.94%; Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, 55.56%; Peggy Stock and Phyllis Wilkinson, 54.86%.

Other Clubs

Clarence Senior Center Thursday morning – Jane and Paul Garvey, 64%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 61%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.


Friday, May 28, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: May 29, 2021



Silver Linings Week continues today, Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May 30, on Bridge Base Online, offering a chance to win silver points from play in regularly scheduled virtual club games. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

• • •

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Buffalo Bridge Center, formerly the Bridge Center of Buffalo, offers games at least three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – on Bridge Base Online. Open games have been added to the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon games for beginning players on BBO. The novice session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive larger point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

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Another option is the Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play. Games for 499er novices are held at 10:05 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Open games start at 10:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday. The club also takes part in ACBL special games. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

All tournaments are canceled nationwide through the end of July because of the pandemic, the ACBL has declared. Depending on conditions, the people who do the sanctioning think that August may be safe enough to allow face-to-face play in sectional tournaments to resume. As for regionals, perhaps early October.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday, May 29, to Monday, May 31. 

CANCELED: Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20.  

CANCELED: Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

CANCELED: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and has a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of May 17 to May 23

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 49ers. Pat Pasculle and Michel Dupuis, 58.89%; (tie) Karen Dearing and Michael Metger, Meena Rustgi and Phyllis Stasiowski, 58.33%; Fran Schmidt and Maria Schory, 53.89%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Open game. David Schott and Vic Bergsten, 57.64%; (tie) Linda Henschel and Martha Cain, Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 56.94%; Gerry Hooley and Phyllis Wilkinson, 54.17%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999er game. Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 68.44%; Amita Arora and Jim Lanzo, 62.50%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.44%; Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 57.81%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 54.06%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 52.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Open game. Christy Kellogg and Judy Padgug, 75%: (tie) Martha and John Welte, Allen Beroza and Bob Padgug, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 299ers. Martha Cain and Linda Henschel, 70.42%; Bill Noltee and partner, 56.25%; (tie) Judy Katz and Natalie Abramson, Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 53.75%; (tie) Larry Himelein and David Schott, Laura and John Houghtaling, 52.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Open Game. Rajat Basu and John Bava, 58.93%; Miriam Regnet and Jim Lanzo, 57.14%; Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 54.76%; John Marvin and Wilbur Palmer, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Youth Game. Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 65.74%; William Qu and partner, 60.42%; Tyler Mu and Michael Passucci, 59.03%; Andrew Jiang and Eric Ma, 51.16%. 

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Joe Miranda, 62%; (tie) Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, Barbara Booi and Jane Larcom, 58%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Jan O’Mara and Walt Olszewski, 59.72%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.33%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Jane Mitchell and Susan Burns, 55.56%; Jane Constantine and Linda Henschel, 54.17%; Devon Marlette and Robin Coffin, 52.78%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Donna Starnes and Sheila Hess, 71.53%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 56.94%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Peggy Stock, 54.86%; Cherry Searle and Nancy Deneen, 53.47%; Anne Allen and Mary Ellen Cotter, 52.78%.

Other Clubs

       Clarence Senior Center Thursday morning – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Mike Ryan and Wilson McClaren, 57%; Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 55%. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Duplicate Bridge: May 22, 2021

 


Silver Linings Week returns to Bridge Base Online, offering a chance to win silver points from play in regularly scheduled virtual club games from Monday, May 24, to Sunday, May 30. More info can be found at acbl.org or bridgebase.com.

• • •

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the ACBL’s largest bridge club, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more info, visit alliancebridgeclub.com or call Airport Club manager Bill Finkelstein at 603-6943.

The Buffalo Bridge Center, formerly the Bridge Center of Buffalo, offers games at least three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – on Bridge Base Online. Open games have been added to the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon games for beginning players on BBO. The novice session starts at 12:05 p.m, while the open game for all players begins at 12:20 p.m. Winners in the open game receive larger point rewards since they are based on the total table count from both sections. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 691-6201 or email acting club manager Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays under auspices of the Bridge Center of Buffalo on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com

• • •

Another option is the Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play. Games for 499er novices are held at 10:05 a.m. Monday to Saturday. Open games start at 10:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday. The club also takes part in ACBL special games. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.com.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has resumed face-to-face games, the only ACBL sanctioned club in the area to hold live competition. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

Director Dave Larcom says that players have their temperatures checked upon arriving and must wear masks. For more info, email him at dmocral@verizon.net.

• • •

All tournaments are canceled nationwide through the end of July because of the pandemic, the ACBL has declared. Depending on conditions, the people who do the sanctioning think that August may be safe enough to allow face-to-face play in sectional tournaments to resume. As for regionals, perhaps early October.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2021

CANCELED: Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, to Monday, May 31. 

CANCELED: Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6. 

CANCELED: District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Local clubs. Monday, June 14, to Sunday, June 20.  

CANCELED: Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, to Sunday, July 11. 

CANCELED: Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 8. 

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22. 

CANCELED: Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 8. 

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 19. 

RESCHEDULED: Buffalo Regional – Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Was Tuesday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 24. Rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 10.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 14. 

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15. 

District 5 Winter STaC – Local clubs. Monday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, Dec. 12. 

• • •

Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

• • •

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version stopped appearing Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt face-to-face play.

These days you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and that should bring up a link to it on buffalonews.com, the Buffalo News website.

If you can’t get to it there, go to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/

Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night. Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is 716-849-4420.

• • •

Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson is playing online these days and has a career total of more than 2,800 master points. Online play doesn’t provide as much drama for his bridge blog as face-to-face competition, but he still writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of May 10 to May 16

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 49ers. Pat Pasculle and Michel Dupuis, 61.81%; Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 61.11%; Jim and M. Hassett, 56.25%; Jennine Dupuis and Sue Crofts, 54.86%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Open game. Terry Fraas and Cathy Majewski, 68.52%; Martha and John Welte, 62.96%; Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 61.11%.   

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Jennifer Epstein and Linda Weaver, 67.75%; Rose Ann Grimaldi and Betty DeFeo, 63.75%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61%; Cynthia Tashjianand Candace Graser, 55%; east-west, Amita Arora and Jim Lanzo, 72.25%; Jim Hassett and Bill Rich, 62.50%; Mary Terrana and Usha Khurana, 58%; Agi Maisel and Bonnie Clement, 57.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Open game. Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 63.75%; Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 299ers. North-south, Sheila Hess and Fran Schmidt, 60.56%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Bill Noltee, 58.33%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 54.44%; Linda Henschel and Maureen Saab, 53.33%; east-west, (tie) Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, Rose Ann Grimaldi and Betty DeFeo, 56.67%; David Freimuth and partner, 54.72%; Betsy and Jim Greno, 51.11%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – Open Game. Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 69.05%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 64.88%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 58.33%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 52.38%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Home-style pairs. Joe Rooney and Joe Miranda, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 69.44%; Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 63.33%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 61.67%; Amita Arora and Gay Simpson, 57.78%; Lorna Anderson and Stanley Goodman, 56.67%.

Garret Club Invitational Monday morning – Robin Coffin and Amy Habib, 65.28%; Linda Henschel and Susan Burns, 63.89%; Candace Graser and Amber Dixon, 51.39%.

Twentieth Century Club Invitational Friday morning – Phyllis Wilkinson and Peggy Stock, 61.11%; Cherry Searle and Nancy Deneen, 59.72%; Elaine Idzik and Martha Townson, 56.25%; Donna Starnes and Sheila Hess, 54.17%.

Other Clubs

Clarence Senior Center Thursday morning – Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 70%; Wilson McClaren and Mike Ryan, 65%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Overall Play

Jan. 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021

0-5 Points – Donna Starnes, 11.17; Howard Epstein, 8.89; (tie) Devon Marlette, Michel Dupuis, 4.99; Pat Pasculle, 4.25; Marcia O’Neil-White, 3.48; Pamela Murphy, 2.72. 

5-20 Points – Jennifer Epstein, 15.69; Gary Keenan, 11.19; Cynthia Tashjian, 10.43; Anne Slater, 8.80; Maria Schory, 8.66; Kathleen Voigt, 7.75; Mary Luce, 6.27; Joann Keenan, 6.13; Lenore Belzer, 5.85; John Houghtaling, 5.73.

20-50 Points – Amy Habib, 22.92; Candace Graser, 20.01; (tie) Betsy and Jim Greno, 19.31; Susan Burns, 15.09; Carol Licata, 12.88; Jim Hassett, 11.53; Anne Allen, 11.37.

50-100 Points – Linda Henschel, 37.99; Janet Desmon, 28.97; Martha Cain, 26.89; David Schott, 16.92; Nancy Deneen, 15.02; Pam Righter, 14.88; Maria Amlani, 12.07; Cherry Searle, 9.67.

100-200 Points – Martha Townson, 94.17; Larry Himelein, 58.07; Joanne Nover, 22.75; Carol Roth, 19.25; Pat Haynes, 14.11; Hannah Weinberg, 11.09; Joan Ciszak, 8.23; Rivona Ehrenreich, 8.14; Susan Levy, 8 even.

200-300 Points – (Tie) Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 46.20; Agi Maisel, 23.44; Audrey Ray, 19.27; Bob Ciszak, 14.54; Judy Zeckhauser, 13.05; Patty Porter, 12.07; Jim O’Hara, 11.17; Margaret Zhou, 10.73; Maryann Szafran, 10.41; Ruth Nawotniak, 9.65.

300-500 Points – Jim Lanzo, 107.81; Vic Bergsten, 85.24; Violet Makhija, 49.16; Jasbeer Makhija, 41.43; Bonnie Clement, 36.42; Joyce Frayer, 32.42; Richard McGowan, 26.20; Jim McClure, 18.19; Paula Rosen, 17.98; Linda Milch, 16.77.

500-1,000 Points – Amita Arora, 67.28; (tie) Marilyn Wortzman, Jim Easton, 42.56; Mary Ball, 28.76; Bob Sommerstein, 29.45; Rajat Basu, 29.38; Bill Rich, 27.66; Ed Morgan, 25.94; Sushil Amlani, 22.72; Larry Abate, 16.22; Ed Harman, 14.64.

1,000-1,500 Points – Sandi England, 73.72; John Bava, 28.33; Tova Reinhorn, 17.94; Joyce Greenspan, 14.05; John Marvin, 13.74; Miriam Regnet, 9.59.

1,500-2,500 Points – Gay Simpson, 55.71; Linda Burroughsford, 29.98; Pinky Regan, 22.69; Walt Olszewski, 10.23.

2,500-3,500 Points – (Tie) Martha and John Welte, 323.21; Ken Meier, 83.16; Allen Beroza, 69.84; David Millward, 61.11; Davis Heussler, 32.82; Dale Anderson, 25.80; Bill Rushmore, 18.88; Fred Yellen, 10.48.

3,500-5,000 Points – Barbara Libby, 87.11; Sharon Benz, 57.81; Dian Petrov, 44.23; Judy Padgug, 32.97; Kathy Pollock, 18.69; Brian Meyer, 16.71.

Over 5,000 Points – Judi Marshall, 54.89; Chris Urbanek, 39.47; Bud Seidenberg, 23.31; Saleh Fetouh, 17.35.