The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 17, with a corned beef and cabbage luncheon at 1 p.m. The club continues its “something extra” promotion at no additional charge at its other pairs games at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 12, and at 11 a.m. Monday, March 14, to next Saturday, March 19.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer lunch with Jim Gullo at its open pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 18.
Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Club-run unit games – Sunday, May 15, to Saturday, May 21, at participating clubs.
Strawberry Social – Saturday, June 11, 12:30 p.m., Lockport Duplicate, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. Two sessions. Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.
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 – Italian American Sports Club, 1250 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. For info, click this link.
Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. For info, click this link.
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.
Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta. 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. For info, click this link.
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.
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.
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.
He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of Feb. 29 to March 6
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 55.95%; B: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 55.75%; C: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 54.37%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 60.29%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 56.15%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 63%; B: Tom Koralewski and Alex Miller, 60.52%; C: Dorothy May and Ruth Wurster, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Home-style pairs. (3-way tie) Martin Pieterse and Barbara Sadkin, Tom Koralewski and Chuck Schorr, June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 2 wins.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 62.65%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 55.01%; B: Alex Miller and Dale Anderson, 48.98%; C: Paul Zittel and Dan Pfeffer, 48.76%; east-west, A: Tom Koralewski and partner, 63.73%; Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 53.72%; B/C: Joe Rooney and Joyce Greenspan, 50.35%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 64.58%; B: Alex Miller and partner, 62.50%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 59.38%; B/C: Bill Boardman and Sandi England, 58.80%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 57.57%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.67%; Usha Khurana and Rose Bochiechio, 56.38%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 54.38%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 53.10%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 65.95%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 55.02%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 54.34%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 52.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 57.44%; B: Anne Watkins and Berta Brown, 50.89%; C: Bob Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 50.89%; east-west, A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Gaurang Sheth, 61.61%; Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 60.80%; B: Rose Bochiechio and Judy Zeckhauser, 59.70%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 58.42%; C: Carla Press and Janice Johnson, 52.93%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 64.29%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 60.42%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 47.71%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.44%; B/C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.85%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.65%; east-west, A: Penny Shui and David Hemmer, 64.29%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.44%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 55.95%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 54.17%; C: Michele and James Broadfoot, 50%; east-west, A/B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 60.05%; C: Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 56.88%; Stan Kozlowski and Alex Kowal, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 65%; Ethan and Biao Xie, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Mixed Pairs. North-south, A: Bob and Judy Padgug, 64.12%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 60.88%; Stan Kozlowski and Tova Reinhorn, 55.79%; B: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 50.93%; C: Howard and Laurie Foster, 48.84%; east-west, A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 58.56%; (tie) Joan Rose and Bill Rushmore, Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 57.41%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Ruth Wurster, 67.71%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 65.63%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 58.33%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 48.96%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 55.95%; B: Jerry Geiger and Eleanor Whelan, 54.17; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 51.49%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 61.61%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 54.46%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 71.3%; Marilyn Wortzman and Gene Nawotniak, 58.1%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 57.3%; Ed Harmon and Bud Eckert, 51.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 70.41%; Marilyn White and Mark Pascale, 65.28%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54.17%; Gene Nawotniak and Bob Lederhouse, 49.31%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Kay Whalen, 60.42%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59.51%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 58.89%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 54.56%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl and Vivian Harris, 55.79%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 50.53%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 60%; east-west, Lori Repicci and Joe Day, 56%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 64%; Carol Newhaus and Marian Morber, 50%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Dave Stroud, 63%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harris Goldstein and Dick Munschauer, 60.5%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.2%; east-west, Jerry Strange and Dottie Potembski, 55.8%; (tie) Betty Dowling and Bette Seifert, Ruth Azelrod and Nita Ferrell, 50%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Bill Rogers and Stan Kozlowski, 73%; Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 50%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 61.9%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60.3%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 53.9%.