An ACBL-wide International Fund pairs game will be played at 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Hand records and analyses will be provided. Bonus points will be awarded to winners at the district level. For info, call the Airport Club at 836-7016 of the Bridge Center at 834-4222.
The Airport Bridge Club offers triple points in pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, and at 11 a.m. games today, Saturday, July 19; Wednesday, July 24; Thursday, July 25 and next Saturday, July 27. The club also holds a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21. All special games at the club during the coming week have no extra charge.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo is holding its special Slam Zone Game at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, when every hand that’s played has slam potential. For info, call John Bielinski at 675-0507.
Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:
Eight Is Enough Swiss Teams: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Unit Pairs Game: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28. For info, click this link.
Buffalo NLM Sectional – Non-life masters. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
We picked up a bunch of flyers for bridge tournaments at the recent Buffalo Regional Tournament. They include:
Niagara Intermediate Novice 0-300 Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 2 Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days with free lunch between sessions. For info, call Lorna Johnson at (905) 894-4056. For partners, call Sue Arnedt at (905) 892-6009.
Olympiad VII – For players with fewer than 750 master points. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10806 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by awards and hand discussion. For info, call Dick Early at (330) 928-1104.
Labour Day Sectional – Holiday Inn, 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ont., across from Yorkdale Mall. Saturday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 2. For info, click on this link.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15. Open pairs and novice pairs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday with free lunch between sessions. Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday. For info, call Lori Benacci at (814) 836-5254. For flyer, click on this link.
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The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by News Staff Reporter Dale Anderson. The print version normally appears in the Life & Arts section in the Saturday edition of The Buffalo News. If it’s not in its usual place, try the Sports section.
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson hit 1,500 master points on Presidents Day. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of July 8 to July 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Paula Salamone and Jim Mathis, 64.61%; B: Christine Malarkey and Paula Kotowski, 57.32%; C: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 48%; east-west, A/B: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 56.34%; Sudhakar Rao Perala and Bill Regan, 56.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Bob Andersen, 56.79%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 54.32%; C: Pawan Matta and Christine Malarkey, 52.26%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 65.84%; C: Don Grant and Ruth Hnath, 41.90%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday evening – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.51%; Carolyn Siracuse and partner, 58.93%; B: Rita Sierocinski and Dorothy May, 51.39%; Ron Henrikson and Judy Kaprove, 51.23%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Judy Kaprove and Dale Anderson, 59.33%; B: Cynthia Helfman and Jean Macdonald, 59.08%; Bill Regan and Nancy Littenberg, 58.33%; C: Ruth Wurster and Christine Malarkey, 54.84%; Ginger Maiman and Sandra Silverberg, 47.59%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 60.29%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 54.04%; east-west, A: Barbara and Paul Libby, 60.54%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Ruth Wurster, 48.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 60.99%; B: Eva Schmidt and Adrian Figliotti, 58.77%; C: David and Dordy Donaldson, 51.06%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 66.38%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 52.63%; C: Ruth Wurster and Pawan Matta, 51.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 63.89%; B: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 59.26%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 47.69%; east-west, A: Mike Mesirov and Barbara Libby, 62.96%; B: Joe Rooney and Nancy Littenberg, 60.42%; C: Nadine Stein and Dede Kluckhohn, 46.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Unit Championship. Howell. A: Cleveland Fleming and Dale Anderson, 58.11%; B: (tie) Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 56.95%; C: Ruth Jones and Ruth Hnath, 52.23%; Dorothy May and partner, 44.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Howard Wilinsky and Marcia Frankel, 67.56%; Roslyn Berkovitz and Marilyn Shuman, 55.65%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 58.93%; Elizabeth Neuner and Marcia Wright, 56.25%; C: Joanne Zavarella and Elaine Zeve, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Joanne Kelley, 63.78%; B/C: Larry Soong and Andrei Reinhorn, 59.93%; Carol Bedell and Jim Gullo, 58.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 59.52%; B: Bill Rushmore and Saleh Fetouh, 57.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Janie Polk and Elizabeth Neuner, 54.85%; Tish Schiffman and Elaine Zeve, 54.46%; C: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 54.08%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 64.58%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Dorothy Soong and Roslyn Berkovitz, 63.18%; Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 63.10%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 54.17%; B: Susan Bergman and Claire Gareleck, 52%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 40.90%; east-west, A: Gene and Jo Finton, 61.30%; Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 55.44%; B: Gaurang Sheth and Penny Shui, 54.65%; C: Gary Schmitt and Peter Shui, 49.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 56.85%; B: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 54.76%; C: (tie) Pat Lakeman and Ruth Wurster, Fran Kurtz and Rita Sierocinski, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 64.58%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.82%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Jay Levy and Jim Gullo, 67.13%; B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 62.96%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.33%; Judi Marshall and Meg Klamp, 56.48%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 57.14%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 53.97%; Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 53.17%; east-west, Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 56.25%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55.95%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 54.76%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 63.09%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 53.87%; Bob Lederhouse and Bernie Czarnecki, 50.89%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.11%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 55.65%; Art Matthies and Betty Metz, 51.78%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 64.5%; Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 63.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: John Lewis and Roy Crocker, 67%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 58.5%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Shirley Salter and Carol Neuhaus, 66%; B: Roy Crocker and Kathy Fenn, 58%; C: (tie) Barbara and John Scott, Jane and Dave Larcom, 53%.
Unit 116 Summer Picnic Sunday morning – A: Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 66.94%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 65.95%; B: Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 63.53%; Beverly Gibbs and John Kirsits, 59.88%; C: June Feuerstein and Marion Guglielmi, 54.02%; Pat and Alan Tanner, 52.83%.
Unit 116 Summer Picnic Sunday afternoon – A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 66.37%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 64.84%; B: Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 64.60%; C: Daniel and Julie Pfeffer, 60.46%; Jack and Linda Wynes, 49.45%.
ABA Humboldt Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Pearl Harris and Jewel Marshall, Neola McGuire and Parmalier Murphy, 53.12%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Diane Forrest, 65%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 57%; east-west, B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%; Kokila Chedda and Raj Puri, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Neil Katz and Raj Ruri, 59%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 71%; Karen Synor and Carl Gebauer, 61%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 61.1%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 57.5%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 57.5%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 55.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vinson, 61%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 63.12%; Bonnie Botsford and Diane Liddell, 60%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, (tie) Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 60%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 59%.