The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra point games, most with red points, throughout the coming week. Games on Saturday now start at noon. There will be a potluck lunch and a free red-point game at noon Sunday, July 17.
Unit 116 will hold its annual Summer Picnic Sunday, July 24, in Grandstand Casino Room at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, with games at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ACBL members, $16 for non-members. For tickets, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794. For partners, call Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828. For more info, click this link.
A School Youth Bridge program sponsored by Western New York Unit 116, with free lessons for middle school students, is being held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in July and August in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Two after-school programs – one at Tapestry Charter Middle School in Buffalo and one at Transit Middle School in Williamsville – are scheduled to begin in early October. For info, call 633-5680.
Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Swiss Team Game – Sunday, Aug. 14. 1 p.m. Eight Is Enough format. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. For info and partners, call Howard Foster at 633-2617 (email email@example.com) or Tova Reinhorn at 632-2056 (email firstname.lastname@example.org). For more info, click this link.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Today, Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Today, 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.
Lake Erie Sectional – The Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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 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, like it did on June 25, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
A Silver Life Master since 2011 and a Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new master point rank a little while ago, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of July 4 to July 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 61.18%; B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 58.27%; C: Ted Kahn and Tom Koralewski, 53.97%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Art Matthies and partner, 69.84%; B: Eva Schmidt and Myra Razik, 56.35%; C: Ted Kahn and Pawan Matta, 51.59%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 59.52%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 48.81%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 57.14%; (tie) Dorothy May and Ruth Wurster, Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 56.55%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 51.19%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 56.25%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 53.38%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and Ron Helfman, 60.58%; Mary Terrana and Marilyn Sultz, 56.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 64.35%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 35.88%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 64.81%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 57.18%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 51.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Koralewski, 60.71%; B: Joe Rooney and Dorothy May, 54.76%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 50%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 62.50%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 50.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 58.33%; B: Ron Henrikson and Tom Koralewski, 55.95%; Myra Razik and Eva Schmidt, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 69.31%; Gene Nawotniak and Ed Morgan, 59.61%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.40%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 51.69%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.89%; east-west, A/B/C Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 61.06%; Jeffrey Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 60.15%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 59.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.46%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Jim McClure, 48.81%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 69.64%; B/C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 60.04%; Marilyn Schwebel and Stan Dickson, 54.86%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 54.64%; C: Jewel Marshall and Denise Slattery, 48.04%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.23%; C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 54.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 68.15%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.31%; Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 59.52%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.17%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 43.15%; east-west, A/B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 61.36%; B/C: Dick Czarnecki and John Marvin, 61.26%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 57.59%; Ed Drozen and Donna Steffan, 54.12%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 52.33%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.26%; Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 58.8%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 57.87%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 50.46%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Joe Benenati and Dian Petrov, Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, two wins.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Jeff Bender and Art Morth, 69.5%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 59.6%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 59.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – James Lanzo and Mark Pascale, 58.85%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 57.81%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 54.69%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.08%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 56.94%; Ed Harman and Elve Johnston, 56.02%; Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 55.09%; Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, 52.78%.
“Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament Friday morning – North-south, A: Gene Nowatniak and Bill Rich, 69.94%; B: Rick Klapthor and Beverly Titzel, 50.79%; C: Larry Abate and Bob Sommerstein, 47.73%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 65.60%; B: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 56.01%; C: Bharati and Ashokkumar Desai, 54.75%.
“Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Timothy Anderson and Barbara Kopko, 63.10%; B/C: John and Barbara Scott, 51.79%; east-west, A/B/C: Bharati and Ashokkumar Desai, 59.52%.
“Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 61.01%; east-west, A/B: Marc Wetmore and Barbara McIver, 63.10%; C: Bharati and Ashokkumar Desai, 51.19%.
“Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59.38%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 47.22%; east-west, A: John and Martha Welte, 57.54%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 61%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 58%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 61.8%; Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 56.9%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Perry Hoffman, 61.7%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 60.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Stan Kozlowski, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – (June 29) Howell. Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 65.9%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 54%; Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 50.8%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – (July 6) North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60.7%; Connie Warnick and Edna Fill, 58.2%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 61.3%; Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 56.9%.