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Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 12

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra-point charity games Monday, Oct. 14, to Friday, Oct. 18.


The Airport Bridge Club has its Columbus Day chicken barbecue Monday, Oct. 14, with games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; plus double point games today, Saturday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 18; and triple point games at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13; at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15; and at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Triple gold point Swiss teams will play at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 (after pairs at 11 a.m.) and there will be two-session Swiss with sandwiches at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20.


Next Saturday, Oct. 19, both the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will host Unit Championship games.


Unit 116 has updated 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.

Unit-rated club-hosted game: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Lockport Duplicate Club.

Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.


Tournament calendar

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 Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.


Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.


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.

Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.


A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,600 master points in August. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 6

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Ken and Gladys Hardcastle; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: Dede Kluckhohn and Margaret Miles, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62.08%; C: Isabelle Banas and Linda Wynes, 54.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 55.79%; B: Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 54.40%; C: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 53.70%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 59.49%; B/C: Mary Terrana and Bob Kaprove, 52.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Nadine Stein and Barbara Sadkin, 61.58%; Rita Sierocinski and Rita Sofia, 58.33%; B: Brian Block and Tom Fraas, 55.56%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 49.48%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game. Howell. A: Liz Clark and partner, 64.17%; B: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 59%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 50.29%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A: Janet Frisch and Mike Kisiel, 59.95%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 59.03%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 55.56%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 59.72%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 56.25%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Regan, 52.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One Winner. A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 62.13%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.11%; B: Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 57%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 56.30%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 50.64%; Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 48.88%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Gold Point Club Appreciation Swiss Teams. John Ziemer, Ken Meier, Jerry Geiger and Jim Mathis, 72 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Appreciation Game. A: Mike Kisiel and Christine Pesce, 60.71%; Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 51.79%; B: Ruth Hnath and Ruth Jones, 51.19%; C: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 50.60%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship Swiss Teams. A: (tie) Nancy Wolstoncroft, Myra Razik, Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, Paula Salamone, Jim Mathis, Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 69 VPs; C: Heather Pongray, Carolyn Siracuse, Tom Pongray and Mike Kisiel, 65 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Gold Point Club Appreciation Swiss Teams. A/B: Gladys Hardcastle, Clare Schultz, Cleveland Fleming and Ken Hardcastle, 75 VPs; C: Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Ron Henrikson, 59 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: (tie) Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, Sandra Silverberg and Janie Polk, 61.36%; Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 54.92%; east-west, A/B/C: Sandra Morrison and Norma Cohen, 57.95%; Elaine Zeve and Violet Makhija, 55.49%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 55.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 60.71%; B: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 58.04%; C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 52.68%; east-west, A/B/C: James Tao and Larry Soong, 58.33%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game. Howell. Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 61.20%; Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, 55.80%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Jacqueline Hanley and Janie Polk, 59.52%; Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 58.63%; C: Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 56.25%; east-west, A/B: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 64.58%; Ann Torrell and Marilyn Shuman, 58.93%; Elizabeth Beishline and Susan Levy, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 63.28%; B/C: Penny Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 59/03%; east-west, A: Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 56.48%; B: John Marvin and Walt Olszewski, 55.56%; C: Art Matthies and Chip Kean, 54.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 58.33%; James Tao and Fran Kurtz, 55.56%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne Watkins, 53.87%; C: Usha Khurana and Ruth Wurster, 48.81%; east-west, A: Gene Finton and Davis Heussler, 57.67%; B/C: Dede Kluckhohn and Adrian Figliotti, 55.03%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Bob Olin and Ten-Pao Lee, 61.31%; C: Elaine Universal and Cathy Majewski, 57.14%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 64.36%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 63.17%; Dorothy Shorts and Roseann Stoklosa, 53.18%; east-west, James Downing and David Floyd, 68.95%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 55.18%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 54.49%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Judy Padgug and Art Morth, 59.43%; Meg Klamp and Nancy Kessler, 58.24%; Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 54.37%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60.81%; Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 55.31%; Gene and Jo Finton, 53.07%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 58%; Joyce Kindt and Gene Giordini, 50.8%; east-west, Nancy Acara and Art Morth, 53.3%; Alicia Kolipinski and Jennifer Reynolds, 52%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jim and Paula Jones, 61%; B: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56%; C: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 56%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 58%; B: (tie) Marilyn White and Dave Larcom, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 52%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 58%; (tie) Marion Morber and Shirley Cassety, Jill and Bruce Brown, 56%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 65%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 56%; Herb Falk and Marvin Feuerstein, 55%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 62%; (tie) Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, John Gartner and Carl Gebauer, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 65.6%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 53.3%; Betty Kittinger and Fred Nadel, 51.1%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.9%; Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 57.2%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 52.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Fenton Harrison and Stan Kozlowski, 58%; east-west, Elsie Rogers and Emmett Vinson, 69%.

Friday Dupliclub – Howell. Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 72%; Bob and Margaret Rivard, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 63.5%; Ruth Elliot and John Wolf , 51%; east-west, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 65.6%; (tie) Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 52.5%.

email: danderson@buffnews.com

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