The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, continues today, Saturday, Aug. 10, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 11, with pairs at 10 a.m. and Swiss teams at 2 p.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Next week is Charity Week at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, benefiting Hospice Buffalo, with extra points at all games. The club has a 99er game at noon Monday, Aug. 12, and lunch with Jim Gullo at noon Friday, Aug. 15.
The Airport Bridge Club has a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Triple points, half red, will be awarded at 11 a.m. games today, Saturday, Aug. 10, and all next week, and at the 7:15 p.m. game Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Bridge Club Meridian is awarding extra points at all of its games this month at no extra cost.
Two more sectional tournaments for non-life master players are coming up next weekend:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 should have reached a career total of 1,600 master points by the time you read this. But maybe not. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of July 22 to July 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Judi Marshall, 62.99%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 60.45%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 58%; B/C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 57.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 64.88%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 52.72%; C: Ruth Wurster and Christine Malarkey, 51.56%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 62.07%; B: Ruth Hnath and Bill Boardman, 49.32%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 48.67%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Rita Sierocinski, 63.40%; B: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 54.58%; east-west, A: Paul Libby and Jerry Geiger, 60.58%; B/C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 54.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 60.94%; B/C: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 54.63%; east-west, A: Paula Salamone and partner, 67.38%; B/C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 49.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 64.04%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 50.49%; C: Linda Wynes and Don Grant, 50.44%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 64.15%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 54.57%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.71%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 63.90%; Judy Kaprove and Chuck Schorr, 56.63%; B: Paul Orosz and Martin Pieterse, 54.99%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 53.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 60%, Sushil Amlani and Chuck Schorr, 59%; B: Ron Henrikson and Ed Ott, 48%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Florence Notto and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 62%; Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 55%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Ron Henrikson, 54%; C: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell, A/B/C: Nick and Vera Leibovic, 69.64%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 57.58%; Roslyn Berkovitz and Marcia Wright, 56.63%; Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 55.11%; east-west, A/B: Elizabeth Young and Gail Pitterman, 62.50%; Peggy Mergenhagen and Sheila Hess, 56.44%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Patricia Kilbury, 55.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Berta Brown and Stan Kozlowski, 56.88%; Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.03%; B: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 51.59%; Jeanne Gladysz and Anne Watkins, 50.53%; east-west, A: Marietta Kalman and Jim Gullo, 65.48%; Judy Graf and Chris Urbanek, 58.63%; Joan Rose and David Millward, 58.04%; B: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 57.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Gene Finton and Dian Petrov, 64.58%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 59.90%; B: Teresa Fraas and Art Aronson, 57.41%; David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 45.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Jo Finton, 65.18%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.85%; Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 53.87%; east-west, A: Mercedes Reinbolt and Pat Lanighan, 59.82%; B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 54.17%; Margaret and Bob Rivard, 54.87%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 53.27%; Heather Roberts and Pat Leonard, 48.51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Gaurang Sheth and Ten-Pao Lee, 66.40%; (tie) Meg Klamp and John Toy, Sean Bennett and Paul Piciulo, 55.82%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 61.90%; B: Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 61.61%; Penny Shui and Gary Schmitt, 53.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 72.28%; Chris Urbanek and John Toy, 66.96%; B: Fran Kurtz and Jeanne Gladysz, 50.47%; Claire Gareleck and Myra Razik, 42.26%; east-west, A: James Tao and Harry Cheung, 61.35%; Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, 57.70%; Joel Brownstein and Donna Steffan, 54.04%; B: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 56.67%; Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 56.30%; B: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 54.81%; Bernice Baker and Betty Bronstein, 51.48%; Anne Watkins and Helen Panza, 50.37%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and Ann Marie Battaglia, 65.91%; (tie) Glen and Pat Schmarder, Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 58%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 57.73%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Jo and Gene Finton, 64.29%; Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 58.33%; east-west, A: David Millward and Fred Yellen, 55.95%; B: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.65%; C: Marietta Kalman and Barbara Landree, 54.46%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Vince Taeger and Frank Schlehr, 68%; Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 54.9%; Alicia Kolipinski and Sandy Marcussen, 52.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Jim Madan and Dale Schlyer, 57%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marge Schomers, 56%; C: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 50%; east-west, A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 57%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 54.3%; C: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 53.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Mercedes Reinbolt and Marge Schomers, 68%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 62.5%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Dave Stroud, 55%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 54%; east-west, (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 59%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 58%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 64%; Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Ruth Killeen, 59%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 51.4%; east-west, Eric and Ruth Lansing, 63.3%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 55%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcic, Ann Goodyear and Stan Kozlowski, 58%.
Friday Dupliclub – Ron and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Peter and Jennifer Reynolds, 56.2%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 59.5%; Lynda Pettit and John Wolf, 53.9%; east-west, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 62.7%; Adrienne Sacavicius and Anita Kohn, 56.3%.