Friday, September 23, 2022

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 24, 2022

 


The Buffalo Bridge Center is offering “Introduction to Bridge Basics: A 3-Part Course,” 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays at 2 and 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. For more info, call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center is now playing in-person games in its new clubroom in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. To find it, enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor, where it meets the main concourse.

The club hosts a pair of games there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday – one for novices with 99 master points or less and another for players with fewer than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

On Thursdays, there also are two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for 99ers and another for more experienced players with fewer than 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10.

In addition, the club holds two open in-person games for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer a game on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Mondays for players with fewer than 750 points. It also hosts the Delaware Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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The Lockport Duplicate Club is no longer playing. Face-to-face games in the Dale Center had resumed earlier this year but were lightly attended.

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Face-to-face play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. In face-to-face play at the Amherst Senior Center, players have voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and are playing on Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

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The East Aurora Bridge Club has been holding face-to-face games nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is generally three or four tables. For more info, email director Dave Larcom at dmocral@verizon.net.

The Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., has moved more of its online game schedule to in-person games at its club in Tremont Square opposite the Pen Centre shopping plaza off Glendale Avenue.

Face-to-face games, both open and 499er, will be played at 1 p.m. Monday. Wednesday has an open game face-to-face at 1 p.m. and a 299er game moving to in-person at 7 p.m., pre-registration required. The in-person game at 1 p.m. Thursday is expanded to include players with up to 750 master points. The club’s other regularly scheduled games continue on Bridge Base Online. For more info, click here.

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The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, has novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday to Saturday, with open games at 9:50. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.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 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com.

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Tournament calendar

2022

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. For more info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 30. For more info, click this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 13. For info, click this link.

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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.

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Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 game. Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 70.56%; Bonnie Clement and David Schott, 58.33%; Jim and Michael Hassett, 57.78%; Karen Dearing and Michael Metzger, 55.56%; Mary Holmes and Leslie Deich, 51.67%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,550 game. North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton 58.33%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.14%; Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 51.19%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 50%; east-west, Nancy Kessler and Joyce Greenspan, 59.13%; Betty Metz and David Whitt, 55.95%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamone, 53.57%; Henry Chudy and David Schott, 51.19%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 58.33%; Donna Steffan and Jay Levy, 57.74%; (tie) Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, Ten-Pao Lee and Fred Yellen, 51.19%; John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 48.21%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Home-style pairs. (3-way tie) Joan and Bob Ciszak, Joanne LaFay and pat Haynes, Peggy Mead and Donna Starnes, 2 wins. 

Delaware Wednesday evening – 0-2,000 game. Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.27%; Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 56.48%; Lynn Hale and Vic Bergsten, 56.25%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 54.86%; Jim Hassett and Terry Camp, 52.08%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday morning – Open pairs. Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 62.57%; Ten-Pao Lee and Glenn Milgrim, 61.39%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 59.62%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 58.88%; Kathy Pollock and Roger Woodin, 57.40%; Sue Neubecker and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.07%; (tie) Donna Williams and David Turner, Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 55.62%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday morning – 499ers. Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 65.50%; Barbara and John Scott, 64%; Audrey Ray and Pat Haynes, 56%; Dorothy Lamkin and Toby Cook, 55.50%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon   Open pairs. Jay Levy and Robert Cannizzaro, 73.71%; Kim and William Koski, 62.29%; Donna Williams and David Turner, 58.86%; Glenn Milgrim and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.34%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 57.81%; Kathy Pollock and Roger Woodin, 57.12%; Donna and Gheorghe Beres, 56.86%; Jim Lanzo and Gene Giorgini, 54.95%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – Open pairs. Jay Levy and Fred Yellen, 58.33%; Kim and William Koski, 57.29%; Jay Costello and Saleh Fetouh, 56.67%; Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 55.93%; Gay Simpson and Raj Puri, 55.74%; Darwin Skalski and Tiger Li, 55.63%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 55.21%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – 499ers. Barbara and John Scott, 67.82%; Audrey Ray and David Whitt, 58.57%; Richard Wright and Amir Dawoodally, 50.72%; Donna Hickey and Michael Metzger, 50.69%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon – Open pairs. Debbie Feldman and Christopher Cowan, 66.15%; Chris Urbanek and Kamil Bishara, 60.88% Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 59.38%; Jim Lanzo and Jim Jones, 58.33%; Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 54.86%; Kim and William Koski, 54.69%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Sunday – Swiss teams. Debbie Feldman, Christopher Cowan, Doug Barnes and John McWhinnie, 120 victory points; Kim and William Koski, Jim Gullo and Jim McClure, 96 vps; Mary Miller, E. Meacham, Lynn Ackerman and Susan Randall, 95 vps; Bert Hargeshimer, Alex Kowal, Jerry Manioci and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 94 vps; John Bava, Rajat Basu, Barbara Libby and Sandi England, 69 vps; Larry Abate, Mike Silverman, Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 67 vps.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe Huber and Fritz Schweiger, 63%; Edna and Ron Fill, 57%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Angela Curtis, 63%; Jack Cukierman and Melvyn Mesnekoff, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Friday afternoon – North-south, (Tie) Anne O’Connor and Joan Stankiewicz, Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 61%; east-west, Pat Radtke and Bob Leuthe, 60%; Christine Whiting and David Young, 54%.

Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Ed and Mike Rupp, 65.3%; Albert Miller and Paul Morgante, 59.8%.

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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. Another place to find it is on 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.

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A Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has career total of more than 2,900 master points. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he occasionally writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 17, 2022

 


The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament continues in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 17, and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Separate games for players with fewer than 500 points have been added to the schedule for morning session at the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament today, Saturday, Sept. 17. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required. For more info, click this link.

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The Buffalo Bridge Center is offering “Introduction to Bridge Basics: A 3-Part Course,” 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays at 2 and 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. For more info, call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center is now playing in-person games in its new clubroom in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. To find it, enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor, where it meets the main concourse.

The club hosts a pair of games there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday – one for novices with 99 master points or less and another for players with fewer than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

On Thursdays, there also are two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for 99ers and another for more experienced players with fewer than 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10.

In addition, the club holds two open in-person games for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer a game on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Mondays for players with fewer than 750 points. It also hosts the Delaware Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

• • •

Face-to-face play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. In face-to-face play at the Amherst Senior Center, players have voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and are playing on Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has been holding face-to-face games nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is generally three or four tables. For more info, email director Dave Larcom at dmocral@verizon.net.

The Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., is moving more of its online game schedule to in-person games at its club in Tremont Square opposite the Pen Centre shopping plaza off Glendale Avenue.

Face-to-face games, both open and 499er, will be played at 1 p.m. Monday. Wednesday has an open game face-to-face at 1 p.m. and a 299er game moving to in-person at 7 p.m., pre-registration required. The in-person game at 1 p.m. Thursday is expanded to include players with up to 750 master points. The club’s other regularly scheduled games continue on Bridge Base Online. For more info, click here.

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The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, has novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday to Saturday, with open games at 9:50. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.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 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com.

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Tournament calendar

2022

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. For info, click this link.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. For more info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 30. For more info, click this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 13. For info, click this link.

• • •

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.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 game. Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 60.42%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 58.33%; Betty DeFeo and Audrey Ray, 57.64%; Paula Rosen and Linda Milch, 56.94%; (tie) Betsy and Jim Greno, Jennifer and Howard Epstein, 52.08%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,550 game. North-south, Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 56.75%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.95%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 53.17%; Mary Terrana and Usha Khurana, 50.79%; east-west, Paula Kotowski and Joyce Greenspan, 66.27%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 60.32%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.33%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.33%; Betty Metz and David Whitt, 54.86$; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 54.17%; Usha Khurana and John Marvin, 50%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,600 game. North-south, Sue Neubecker and Carol Bedell, 62.50%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 50.63%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 48.75%; east-west, Paula Kotowski and Nancy Kessler, 60.63%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.38%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 65.48%; Judy Padgug and John Ziemer, 58.93%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 54.17%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Saturday afternoon – Open game. North-south, Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 55.90%; Laurie and Howard Foster, 55.14%; Sharon Benz and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.94%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 52.68%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 52.30%; east-west, Kathy Pollock and Bert Feasley, 64.66%; Donna Staffan and Jay Costello, 63.76%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 57.13%; Carol Bedell and Sue Bergman, 48.79%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Home-style pairs. Joan and Bob Ciszak, 3 wins. 

Delaware Wednesday evening – 0-2,000 game. Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 62.04%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 56.48%; Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, 55.56%; Jim Lanzo and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.70%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Friday afternoon – North-south, Mike and Ed Rupp, 64%; Shirley Cassety and George Mayers, 54%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 58%; (tie) Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarello, Ruth Nawotniak and Bill Rogers, 53%.

Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Susan and Harvey Lichtblau, 60%; Ed and Mike Rupp, 56%.

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Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club and Tournament Play

Jan. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2022

5-20 Points – Daren Liu, 9.39; William Donaldson, 8.51; Julian King, 5.04; Maureen Saab, 4.40; Michel Dupuis, 3.87; Molly Morris, 3.63; Mary Luce, 3.15; Karen Dearing, 2.90.

20-50 Points – Howard Epstein, 18.56; Maria Schory, 13.14; Fred Schweiger, 10.81: Jo Ann Smith, 10.69; John Houghtaling, 10.47; Anne Slater, 9.20; Mary Ellen Cotter, 8.98; Tyler Mu, 8.84; Gary Keenan, 8.54; Peggy Mead, 7.79.

50-100 Points – Jim Hassett, 28.24; Jennifer Epstein, 21.91; Cynthia Tashjian, 11.99; Jim Greno, 10.60; Candace Graser, 10.13; Betsy Greno, 9.80; Carol Licata, 9.16; Fran Schmidt, 9.11; Amy Habib, 6.73; Bill Noltee, 6.67.

100-200 Points – David Schott, 50.01; Joanne Nover, 40.15; Judith McDermid, 28.98; Maria Amlani, 28.51; Kusum Phadke, 24.19; Janet Desmon, 19.19; Joan Ciszak, 14.41; Barbara Scott, 10.76.

200-300 Points – Pat Haynes, 35.10; Audrey Ray, 27.72; Carol Roth, 24.69; Bob Ciszak, 19.27; Margaret Zhou, 13.40; Laura Houghtaling, 11.13; (tie) Judy Zeckhauser, John Scott, 6.11; Patty Porter, 5.54.

300-500 Points – Terry Hamovitch, 79.71; Bram Hamovitch, 78.33; Martha Townson, 58.77; Violet Makhija, 55.79; Larry Himelein, 53.31; Jasbeer Makhija, 52.62; Bonnie Clement, 47.82; Barbara Landree, 16.37; Linda Milch, 15.04; Jim McClure, 14.35.

500-1,000 Points – Amita Arora, 151.62; Vic Bergsten, 102.92; Jim Lanzo, 89.40; Marilyn Wortzman, 70.58; Joyce Frayer, 47.59; Paul Zittel, 46.35; Sushil Amlani, 39.64; Linda Zittel, 36.73; Mary Ball, 33.68; Bill Rich, 32.50.

1,000-1,500 Points – Jim Easton, 70.58; John Bava, 56.09; Sandi England, 66.68; Kamil Bishara, 43.48; Howard Foster, 27.01; Rajat Basu, 21.94; Paula Kotowski, 17.97; Sue Neubecker, 17.74; John Marvin, 17.13; Joanne LaFay, 15.41.

1,500-2,500 Points – Gay Simpson, 83.29; Gene Finton, 65.26; David Colligan, 44.54; Pinky Regan, 42.70; (tie) Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 23.24; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 17.21; Elaine Kurasiewicz, 10.58.

2,500-3,500 Points – (Tie) John and Martha Welte, 439.04; Davis Heussler, 282.66; Ken Meier, 130.48; Allen Beroza, 87.97; Fred Yellen, 39.71; Linda Burroughsford, 28.60; Pat Rasmus, 25.61; Dale Anderson, 19.87; Chongmin Zhang, 13.24.

3,500-5,000 Points – Mike Ryan, 140.19; John Ziemer, 88.93; Judy Padgug, 58.70; Judy Graf, 65.69; Barbara Libby, 42.78; Donna Steffan, 28.18; Jim Gullo, 26.43; Kathy Pollock, 23.97; Stan Kozlowski, 12.83.

Over 5,000 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 480.07; Dian Petrov, 266 even; Jay Costello, 133.81; Glenn Milgrim, 83.12; Chris Urbanek, 80.74; Jay Levy, 55.34; Sharon Benz, 48.71; Bud Seidenberg, 44.89; Bert Hargeshimer, 22.58; John Sinclair, 16.27; Christy Kellogg, 15.55.

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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. Another place to find it is on 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.

• • •

A Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has career total of more than 2,900 master points. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he occasionally writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

 

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 10, 2022

Next weekend brings the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament to the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games will be played at 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Separate games for players with fewer than 500 points have been added to the schedule for morning sessions at the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required. For more info, click this link.

• • •

The Buffalo Bridge Center is offering “Introduction to Bridge Basics: A 3-Part Course,” 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays at 2 and 6:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. For more info, call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center is now playing in-person games in its new clubroom in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. To find it, enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor, where it meets the main concourse.

The club hosts a pair of games there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday – one for novices with 99 master points or less and another for players with fewer than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

On Thursdays, there also are two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for 99ers and another for more experienced players with fewer than 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10.

In addition, the club holds two open in-person games for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer a game on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Mondays for players with fewer than 750 points. It also hosts the Delaware Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

• • •

Face-to-face play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. In face-to-face play at the Amherst Senior Center, players have voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and are playing on Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has been holding face-to-face games nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is generally three or four tables. For more info, email director Dave Larcom at dmocral@verizon.net.

The Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., is moving more of its online game schedule to in-person games at its club in Tremont Square opposite the Pen Centre shopping plaza off Glendale Avenue. Face-to-face games, both open and 499er, will be played at 1 p.m. Monday. Wednesday has an open game face-to-face at 1 p.m. and a 299er game moving to in-person at 7 p.m., pre-registration required. The in-person game at 1 p.m. Thursday is expanded to include players with up to 750 master points. The club’s other regularly scheduled games continue on Bridge Base Online. For more info, click here.

• • •

The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, has novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday to Saturday, with open games at 9:50. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.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 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2022

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18. For info, click this link.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. For more info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 30. For more info, click this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 13. For info, click this link.

• • •

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.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 game. North-south, Janet and David Desmon, 62.10%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 51.92%; Jo Ann Smith and Maria Schory, 51.72%; east-west, Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 65.54%; Bonnie Clement and David Schott, 53.77%; Candace Graser and Cynthia Tashjian, 51.59%; Leslie Deich and Mary Holmes, 50%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,200 game. North-south, Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 60.71%; Maryann Szafran and Linda Milch, 58.33%; Usha Khurana and Mary Terrana, 53.97%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 53.57%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.94%; Betty Metz and Joyce Greenspan, 54.76%; Martha Townson and Jim Lanzo, 52.78%; David Schott and Henry Chudy, 48.81%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Jay Costello and Saleh Fetouh, 62.50%; Davis Heussler and Jim Gullo, 60.42%; Mike Ryan and Wilson McClaren, 54.17%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,550 game. North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.63%; Laura and John Houghtaling, 54.38%; Paula Rosen and Richard McGowan, 53.13%; east-west, Vic Bergsten and Sushil Amlani, 58.13%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.88%; Judie Bailey and Janet Frisch, 48.13%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 62.50%; Sharon Benz and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.52%; (tie) Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 57.14%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 51.79%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Sandi England and Paul Zittel, 64%; Joanne LaFay and Linda Zittel, 57%; Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 49%. 

Delaware Wednesday evening – 0-2,000 game. Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 63.89%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 60.19%; Jan O’Mara and Walt Olszewski, 56.48%; Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, 53.70%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 55%; Edna and Ron Fill, 64%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 63%; Shirley Cassety and Angela Curtis, 62.7%.

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Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club Play

Jan. 1, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2022

5-20 Points – Maureen Saab, 4.40; Molly Morris, 3.63; Daren Liu, 3.32; Mary Luce, 3.15; William Donaldson, 3.12; Michel Dupuis, 3.03; Karen Dearing, 2.90.

20-50 Points – Howard Epstein, 13 even; Maria Schory, 12.43; John Houghtaling, 10.19; Jo Ann Smith, 9.98; Anne Slater, 9.20; Mary Ellen Cotter, 8.98; Gary Keenan, 7.31; Peggy Mead, 7.13; Fred Schweiger, 6.88; Jose Justicia-Linde, 6.83. 

50-100 Points – Jim Hassett, 27.04; Jennifer Epstein, 16.35; Cynthia Tashjian, 11.08; Jim Greno, 10.43; Betsy Greno, 9.63; Candace Graser, 9.22; Carol Licata, 8.82; Fran Schmidt, 7.87; Amy Habib, 6.73.

100-200 Points – David Schott, 35.61; Joanne Nover, 31.02; Judith McDermid, 26.87; Kusum Phadke, 23.62; Maria Amlani, 21.13; Janet Desmon, 16.49; Joan Ciszak, 12.18; Barbara Scott, 10.37.

200-300 Points – Pat Haynes, 24.34; Audrey Ray, 22.23; Carol Roth, 20.21; Bob Ciszak, 15.52; Margaret Zhou, 10.74; Laura Houghtaling, 10.19; (tie) Judy Zeckhauser, John Scott, 6.61; Patty Porter, 5.54; John Fiegl, 5.42.

300-500 Points –Terry Hamovitch, 64.60; Bram Hamovitch, 63.22; Martha Townson, 49.76; Violet Makhija, 49.55; Jasbeer Makhija, 48.66; Larry Himelein, 45.92; Bonnie Clement, 39.73.

500-1,000 Points – Amita Arora, 114.15; Vic Bergsten, 86.21; Jim Lanzo, 77.98; Marilyn Wortzman, 60.46; Joyce Frayer, 36.33; (tie) Bill Rich, Sushil Amlani, 30.92; Paul Zittel, 27.01; Richard McGowan, 25.94; Mary Ball, 25.44.

1,000-1,500 Points – Jim Easton, 60.46; Sandi England, 42.69; John Bava, 41.49; Kamil Bishara, 20.28; Rajat Basu, 17.39; Howard Foster, 14.62; Joanne LaFay, 12.32; Judy Kaprove, 11.79; Jean Macdonald, 11.22; John Marvin, 10.87.

1,500-2,500 Points – Gay Simpson, 67.20; Gene Finton, 57.44; Pinky Regan, 36.56; (tie) Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 25.94; Elaine Kurasiewicz, 10.58.

2,500-3,500 Points – (Tie) John and Martha Welte, 369.82; Ken Meier, 108.88; Allen Beroza, 59.92; Davis Heussler, 38.67; Fred Yellen, 29.05; Pat Rasmus, 20.36; Dale Anderson, 17.71.

3,500-5,000 Points – Mike Ryan, 76.48; John Ziemer, 59.65; Judy Graf, 51 even; Judy Padgug, 42.46; Barbara Libby, 24.89; Donna Steffan, 22.40; Jim Gullo, 13.71; Stan Kozlowski, 11.24.

Over 5,000 Points – Saleh Fetouh, 42.71; Jay Costello, 39.44; Chris Urbanek, 29.86; Sharon Benz, 20.85; Bud Seidenberg, 20.35; Jay Levy, 19.78; John Sinclair, 15.18; Bert Hargeshimer, 12.42; Christy Kellogg, 11.15.

• • •

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. Another place to find it is on 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.

• • •

A Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has career total of more than 2,900 master points. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he occasionally writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

 

 


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 3, 2022

 


Arrangements are complete for this year’s Buffalo Regional Tournament. It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. For more info, click this link.

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The Buffalo Bridge Center is now playing in-person games in its new clubroom in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. It’s easy to find. Just enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor, where it meets the main concourse.

The club hosts a pair of games there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday – one for novices with 99 master points or less and another for players with fewer than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

On Thursdays, there also are two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for 99ers and another for more experienced players with fewer than 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10.

In addition, the club holds two open in-person games for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer a game on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Mondays for players with fewer than 750 points. It also hosts the Delaware Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Face-to-face play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. In face-to-face play at the Amherst Senior Center, players have voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and are playing on Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

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The East Aurora Bridge Club has been holding face-to-face games nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is generally three or four tables. For more info, email director Dave Larcom at dmocral@verizon.net.

The Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., has in-person games at 1 p.m. Wednesdays (open to all players) and Thursdays (players with fewer than 499 points). The club’s other regularly scheduled games continue on Bridge Base Online. For more info, click here.

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The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, has novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday to Saturday, with open games at 9:50. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.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 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com.

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Tournament calendar

2022

Roni Regional – Masonic Center North, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh. Friday, Sept. 2, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For more info, click this link.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18. For info, click this link.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. For more info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 30. For more info, click this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 13. For info, click this link.

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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.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 22 to Aug. 28

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 game. Larry Himelein and David Schott, 66.11%; Michel Dupuis and Gary Keenan, 61.11%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 59.44%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 55.56%; Janet and David Desmon, 54.44%; Carol Licata and Phyllis Stasiowski, 52.78%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,200 game. North-south, Pat Haynes and Maryann Szafran, 57.50%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 56.88%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.75%; Joanne Nover and Larry Himelein, 52.50%; east-west, Betty Metz and John Marvin, 59.38%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamoe, 51.25%; Henry Chudy and David Schott, 46.88%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 60.12%; Sue Neubecker and Bud Seidenberg, 58.93%; Chris Urbanek and Jay Levy, 56.55%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,600 game. North-south, Paula Kotowski and Nancy Kessler, 62.50%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.50%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.75%; Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 54.38%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. John Ziemer and Fred Yellen, 65.50%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 58.50%; Sue Neubecker and Carol Bedell, 51.50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 60.42%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 57.29%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.08%. 

Delaware Wednesday evening – 0-2,000 game. (Tie) Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.96%; Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, 57.41%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Judie Bailey and Joan Stankiewicz, 63%; Marian Morber and George Mayers, 53%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 54%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Friday afternoon – North-south, Judie Bailey and Anne O’Connor, 56%; Shirley Cassety and George Mayers, 55%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 57%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 55%.

Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Henrich and Kay Brinkman, 58.4%; (tie) Edna Fill and Rose Bochiechio, Paul Morgante and Al Miller, 55.6%.

• • •

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. Another place to find it is on 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.

• • •

A Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has career total of more than 2,900 master points. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he occasionally writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 27, 2022

 


Separate games for players with fewer than 500 points have been added to the schedule for morning sessions at the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. The tournament will run from Sept. 16 to 18 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. For more info, click this link.

• • •

The Buffalo Bridge Center is now playing in-person games in its new clubroom in the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. It’s easy to find. Just enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor, where it meets the main concourse.

The club hosts a pair of games there at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday – one for novices with 99 master points or less and another for players with fewer than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

On Thursdays, there also are two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for 99ers and another for more experienced players with fewer than 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10.

In addition, the club holds two open in-person games for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more info, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer a game on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. Mondays for players with fewer than 750 points. It also hosts the Delaware Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

• • •

Face-to-face play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. In face-to-face play at the Amherst Senior Center, players have voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and are playing on Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

• • •

The East Aurora Bridge Club has been holding face-to-face games nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is generally three or four tables. For more info, email director Dave Larcom at dmocral@verizon.net.

The Bridge Centre of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., has in-person games at 1 p.m. Wednesdays (open to all players) and Thursdays (players with fewer than 499 points). The club’s other regularly scheduled games continue on Bridge Base Online. For more info, click here.

• • •

The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, has novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday to Saturday, with open games at 9:50. To visit the group’s homepage, click this link. For other info, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email dpetrov@roadrunner.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 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For info, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email eharmon@roadrunner.com.

• • •

Tournament calendar

2022

Roni Regional – Masonic Center North, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh. Friday, Sept. 2, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For more info, click this link.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18. For info, click this link.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. For more info, click this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 13. For info, click this link.

• • •

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.

• • •

Duplicate scores from Bridge Base Online
Week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 21

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 game. Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 64.58%; Bonnie Clement and David Schott, 63.89%; Fran Schmidt and Richard McGowan, 59.03%; Paula Rosen and Linda Milch, 52.08%; Jim and Michael Hassett, 50%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,200 game. North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.13%; Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 55.63%; Bonnie Clement and Larry Himelein, 51.88%; east-west, Richard McGowan and John Marvin, 66.88%; David Schott and Henry Chudy, 53.13%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 49.38%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Kathy Pollock and Chris Urbanek, 61.57%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 60.19%; Jay Costello and Saleh Fetouh, 59.72%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Jay Levy, 53.24%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,600 game. North-south, Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 58.33%; (tie) Paula Kotowski and Nancy Kessler, Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 55.22%; east-west, Larry Himelein and David Schott, 59.17%; Betty Metz and David Whitt, 50%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. Chris Urbanek and Kamil Bishara, 63%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 56%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 55%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Joanne LaFay and Barbara Booi, 63%; Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 57%. 

Delaware Wednesday evening – 0-2,000 game. Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 66.67%; Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, 59.72%; Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 52.08%; Madhav Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 51.39%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Edna and Ron Fill, 59%; Cindy Darone and Rich Kayton, 58%; east-west, Shrikant Joshi and Raj Puri, 58%; Jack Cukierman and Melvyn Mesnekoff, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Friday afternoon – North-south, Mike and Ed Rupp, 61%; Anne O’Connor and Joan Stankiewicz, 59%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 63%; Pat Radtke and Bob Leuthe, 60%.

Brookfield Third Thursday – North-south, Nancy Wolstoncroft and Judie Bailey, 65%; Joan Stankiewicz and Anne O’Connor, 62.5%; east-west, JoAnn Smith and Mary Ball, 63.75%; Joyce Frayer and Pat Wolcott, 59.4%.

         Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 70%; Paul Morgante and Al Miller, 53.4%; east-west, Susan and Harvey Lichtblau, 54.2%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 53.4%.

• • •

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. Another place to find it is on 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.

• • •

A Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson has career total of more than 2,900 master points. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he occasionally writes about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.