The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Presidents’ Day with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, including a lunch between sessions.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer lunch with Jim Gullo during its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19. The club also will host the Unit 116 Taste of Buffalo Pro-Am pairs game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Prizes will be given by players who bring the best dishes to share. For pairings and to sign up, call Jim Gullo at 348-4132.
The Airport Bridge Club is offering what it calls a “big game guarantee.” If a game fails to attract at least four full tables of players, the entry fee is only $2.50. The club also offers a discounted $2.50 fee for 299er pairs on Tuesday and 749er pairs on Thursday for those who want to “play up” in the 11 a.m. open games. For more info, call 603-6943.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Today, Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.
Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
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The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson ended last year with a career total of 1,954 master points.
He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it.
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Week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Paula Kotowski, 71%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 65%; Liz Clark and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 51%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 58.33%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 56.02%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and Allen Beroza, 57.87%; B: Helen Panza and Dale Anderson, 57.64%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Ed Drozen, 55.56%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Marietta Kalman and Judi Marshall, 60%; C: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 52%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 51%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 60.11%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 58.25%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 58.89%; B/C: Guarang Sheth and Tom Koralewski, 55.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Mike Silverman and Eleanor Whelan, 67.71%; (tie) Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, Chuck Schorr and Martin Pieterse, 60.42%; C: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 44.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – ACBL International Fund Game. North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 72.18%; B: Paul Ganley and Alex Miller, 51.33%; Marcia Turley and Doanne Jackson, 50.75%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Guarang Sheth, 60.83%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 53.33%; Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 52.92%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 42.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Tom Koralewski and Cathy Majewski, 63.10%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.74%; Peter and Penny Shui, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 56.85%; Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 54.76%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.38%; east-west, A/B: Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 59.23%; C: Janice Johnson and Louise Hayes, 58.63%; Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 61.85%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60%; C: Tova Reinhorn and John Lyth, 58.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 61.90%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 59.52%; Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 58.33%; Joe Miranda and Maryann Martin, 54.17%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 50.30%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.95%; Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 55.95%; Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 55.36%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 66.67%; B: Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 60.74%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.19%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 49.26%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 65.70%; B: Allen Beroza and Mike Ryan, 59.93%; C: Tom Koralewski and Linda Burroughsford, 57.44%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 56.73%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 56.09%; Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 55.13%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. Martha and John Welte, 68.75%; Saleh Fetouh and Stan Kozlowski, 61.46%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55.21%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 53.13%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.08%; (tie) Judy Ford and Philip Kintner, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 63%; Ken Meier and Barbara Libby, 54.50%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 53.50%; Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 52%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Anne O’Connor and Chuck Heimerl, 60.7%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 52.4%; Marilyn Wortzman and Gene Nawotniak, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 55%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 52%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 71.25%; B: Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 47.08%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 43.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Joan and Robert Ciszak, 59.17%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Sushil Amlani, 55%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 52.08%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Edward Harris, 57.50%; Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 52.50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 64.3%; Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 56.8%; east-west, B. J. McMahon and Pat Truell, 59.3%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 58.1%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, 64%; Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 61%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 62.5%; Vera Arrison and Gretchen Crego, 54.2%; east-west, Priscilla Bretschger and Jeannette Reid, 58.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 55.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Kathy Borcik and Bill Wesstley, 61%; Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 56%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 53%.