Triple points will be offered at more than a dozen North American Pairs qualifying games during the coming week at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
The Airport Club has NAP qualifiers at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, July 27; at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 28; at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29; and Tuesday, July 30; and in games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
The Bridge Center has NAP qualifiers at noon Tuesday, July 30; Thursday, Aug. 1, and next Saturday, Aug. 3; at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 2; and at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday, Aug. 1.
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 – Concludes today, Saturday, July 27, and 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 is just a week or two away from reaching a career total of 1,600 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of July 15 to July 21
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Eva Schmidt and Sandra Scheff, 63.70%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 60.22%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Alicia Kolipinski, 58.97%; C: Stewart Brenner and Ron Helfman, 53.05%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 64.29%; B/C: (tie) Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 50.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 64.12%; B/C: Mary Jo Whitehead and Michael Putnam, 52.78%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 63.19%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 55.79%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Bob Kaprove, 53.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Judi Marshall, 66.35%; B: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 56.11%; Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 55.11%; C: Bill Regan and Nancy Littenberg, 53.26%; Eva Schmidt and Ruth Hnath, 52.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Ed Ott and Cleveland Fleming, 64.32%; B: Ron Henrikson and partner, 61.36%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 56.82%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 62.73%; B: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.91%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B/C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 57.56%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.07%; B/C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 54.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Paul Orosz and Martin Pieterse, 66.58%; east-west, A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Paula Salamone and Mike Kisiel, 60%; B: Maury and Lois Tatelman, 46.95%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 55.22%; B: Ron Henrikson and Debra Ann Glamack, 53.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Sushil Amlani and Carolyn Siracuse, 58.32%; B: Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 57.05%; C: Maury and Lois Tatelman, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 56.99%; C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 49.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Jerry Geiger, Bob Linn, John Ziemer, Elaine Kurasiewicz, 49 VPs; B: Eleanor Whelan, Carlton Stone, Liz Clark, Harry Cheung, 47 VPs.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A/B: Cleveland Fleming, Myra Razik, Ron Henrikson, Paula Salamone, 56 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 61.36%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.09%; Usha Khurana and Ruth Wurster, 58.52%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 57.01%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 55.87%; east-west, A/B/C: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 60.80%; Violet Makhija and Jasbeer Makhija, 57.95%; Margaret and Robert Rivard, 55.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 62.80%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 57.14%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Allen Beroza, 46.13%; C: Pat Lakeman and Jo Finton, 45.84%; east-west, A/B: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.67%; Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, 55.29%; C: James Tao and Larry Soong, 51.32%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.69%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 59.52%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 55.95%; B: Tom Koralewski and Sue Neubecker, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 55.95%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 59.52%; Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 57.74%; Martha Quinn and Lois Tippett, 54.46%; C: Susan Levy and Stuart Maisel, 48.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Linda Burroughsford, 61.13%; Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 57.55%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.49%; east-west, A: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 58.54%; B: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 55.77%; C: Gabriel Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 52.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 60.23%; B/C: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 53.79%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.69%; Claire Gareleck and Paul Libby, 60.98%; B: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 51.70%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 65.19%; Suzanne Boyer and Chris Urbanek, 57.04%; B: Betty Bronstein and Anne Watkins, 51.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Slam Zone. North-south, A: Claire Gareleck and Harold Meyers, 61.13%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.55%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.66%; Penny and Peter Shui, 54.07%; east-west, A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 69.10%; B: Betty Metz and Art Matthies, 55.61%; C: Elaine Moon and Paula Rosen, 50.80%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Ruth Huppuch and Merton Haynes, Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 60%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 59.54%; Lillian Gotshall and Jane Larcom, 53.18%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla 52.73%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Gene Finton and Dian Petrov, 63.33%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.74%; B/C: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 54.44%; Jim Gullo and Usha Khurana, 54.07%; Harry Meyers and Fran Kurtz, 51.48%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 59.7%; Dorothy Kumrow and Paul Morgante, 54.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Carolyn Siracuse and Judie Bailey, 61%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 57%; C: Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 56%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 68%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59%; (tie) Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, Lois Smith and Marge Schomers, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Elaine LaVigne and Carl Gebauer, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 51%; east-west, Lois Merritt and Pat Truell, 56Emily Wandass and Louise Zygaj, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 69%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 53%; east-west, Carl Gebauer and Karen Synor, 57%; Jeff Peters and Lilly Pleskow, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Jeannette Reid, 57.1%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 52.9%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 61.7%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 59.4%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ann Goodyear and Stan Kozlowski, 67%; Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vinson, 57%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 61%; Pat and Mike Weber 59%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 60%; Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 55%.