Western New York Unit 116 hosts a unit championship pairs game at 7:15 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Airport Bridge Club. Liz Clark chairs and prepares the chili.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 3, followed by a game and pot-luck treats. Members play for free.
The Airport Bridge Club will have triple-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, and next Saturday, Nov. 9; and double-point games at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 8.
The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Pairs and team games begin at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and continue at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.
When are the special games at the Airport Bridge Club? Good question. Unless you get e-mails from the Airport Club or pick up one of its calendars, it’s hard to know. Here’s what’s up there after next Saturday (Nov. 9). All games begin at 11 a.m. unless noted.
– Double point games Sunday, Nov. 10 (1 p.m.); Tuesday, Nov. 12; Thursday, Nov. 14; Monday, Nov. 18; and Saturday, Nov. 23.
– Triple point ACBL membership games Wednesday, Nov. 13; Friday, Nov. 15; Tuesday, Nov. 19; Thursday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 24 (1 p.m.).
– Veterans Day chicken barbecue, Monday, Nov. 11 (games at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.).
– Unit championship stratified pairs, Saturday, Nov. 16.
– Double point Swiss teams with free sandwiches, Sunday, Nov. 17.
– ACBL-Wide charity pairs, Monday, Nov. 25 (7:15 p.m.).
Phone number for the club is (716) 603-6943.
Unit 116 has updated its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:
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.
District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15, at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs.
(The Airport Bridge Club will have separate morning and afternoon pairs games during STaC Week, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, through Saturday, Dec. 14. A STaC Swiss team game will be played at 11 a.m. 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:
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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 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.
Week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 63.89%; B: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 56.48%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 44.44%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 63.98%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55.79%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 49.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 60.42%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 53.01%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ted Kahn, 49.54%; east-west, A: Marian Morber and Shirley Cassety, 64.58%; B/C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One Winner. A: Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 65.07%; John Kirsits and Martin Pieterse, 62.33%; B: Nancy Torrell and Janet Frisch, 56.52%; Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 56.45%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 39.53%; Sandra Silverberg and Rosalie Rosenband, 38.73%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Judi Marshall, 70.45%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 59.48%; east-west, A/B: Janet Frisch and Florence Notto, 59.44%; C: Joe Rooney and Ginny Panaro, 54.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Appreciation Game. North-south, A/B/C: Dave Donaldson and Bill Boardman, 64.93%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 61.78%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 55.70%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 63.33%; east-west, A: Alicia Kolipinski and Mike Kisiel, 59.58%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.50%; C: Ron Henrikson and Myra Razik, 45%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Club Appreciation Game. Howell. A: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.55%; Ron Henrikson and Cleveland Fleming, 55.36%; B: Judie Bailey and Carolyn Siracuse, 49.40%; Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 48.21%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 65.83%; B: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 65%; C: Henry Borkowski and Chris Ludwig, 42.50%; east-west, A/B: Terrence Camp and Carol Roth, 65.83%; C: Janice Johnson and Neelam Kohli, 46.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 59.66%; C: Susan Levy and Judith Babat, 57.01%; Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 56.82%; Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 54.92%; Chip Kean and Elaine Zeve, 54.73%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 63.64%; B: Ann Torrell and Carol Roth, 57.58%; C: Joanne Zavarella and Diane Forrest, 57.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 58.33%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 58.04%; east-west, A: Linda Burroughsford and Jay Levy, 54.76%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Larry Soong, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Warren O’Connell, 59.52%; B/C: Jeffrey Bender and Jack Cukierman, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Pat Lanighan and Mercedes Reinbolt, 61.01%; June Feuerstein and Sandra Morrison, 60.12%; Jacqueline Hanley and Elaine Zeve, 57.44%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 61.31%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 61.01%; Marilyn Sultz and Ann Torrell, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 61.74%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 59.09%; Ten-Pao Lee and Gaurang Sheth, 55.68%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.68%; east-west, A/B/C: (tie) Tom Koralewski and Davis Heussler, Cathy Majewski and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.82%; Gene Finton and Jo Finton, 56.25%; Penny Shui and Art Morth, 54.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Kathy Pollock and Donna Steffan, 62.70%; B/C: Helen Panza and Bernie Czarnecki, 59.09%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 54.24%; east-west, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 66.15%; Claire Gareleck and Harry Meyers, 58.81%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.86%; Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 55.37%; C: Maryann Szafran and John Marvin, 48.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Vladimir Oudalov and Dian Petrov, 64.35%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Levy, 60.94%; John Toy and Maryann Szafran, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.30%; C: Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 50%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 66.67%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 63.33%; James Downing and Jim Biggers, 54.07%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 51.85%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Club appreciation game. A: Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 62.27%; B: Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 60.65%; Bob Olin and Gene Finton, 58.56%; Anne Watkins and Bernie Czarnecki, 57.41%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 50.23%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Adam Dzimian, 57.3%; Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 52.6%; east-west, (tie) Bill Rich and Eugene Nawotniak, Pam and Lance Pollock, 60%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 59%; B/C: Jim and Paula Jones, 54%; east-west, A/B: Walt Olszewski and Madhav Deshmukh, 56%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 51%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62.5%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 60%; C: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 57%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 75.69%; Pearl Harris and Joann Dandridge, 61.56%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 56%; Lily Pleskow and Ashok Nyalakonda, 55%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 65%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marv Feuerstein and Harry Meyers, 63%; Tony DiTuso and Joe Huber, 56%; east-west, Ross Markello and Jeff Peters, 61%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 52.8%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sally Steele, 52%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 67.1%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 55.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan Roalsvig and Bill Westley, 66%; Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 60%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 57.1%; east-west, Adrienne Sakavicius and Anita Kohn, 61.1%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 55.5%.