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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 17

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, will feature pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 17. The Swiss team game at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, will introduce Dupli-Swiss, with pre-dealt hands and hand records. For more info, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will offer extra-point games Monday, Sept. 19, through next Saturday, Sept. 24, with two sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweethome Road, Amherst, will kick off a six-week series of lessons based on Audrey Grant’s “Bridge Basics I” for beginners and returning players on Monday, Sept. 26. For more info, call 834-4222 or visit


Congratulations to Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, who earned the most master points among Buffalo area players at last weekend’s Lake Erie Sectional Tournament in Erie, Pa. They were tied for 11th overall with 7.57 points. Also doing well in Erie were Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, tied for 22nd with 3.49 points.


Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:

Unit Rated Team Game – Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Drive, Cheektowaga.

Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.


Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23. For info, click this link.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building-Senior Center, 1 DiPriono Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. 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 – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. 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.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, and Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.

Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.


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. If it doesn’t appear at all, go to and search “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.

Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.


A Silver Life Master since 2011 and a Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new master point rank at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 11

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and David Millward, 61.69%; Barbara Libby and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.63%; B/C: Marilyn Sultz and Alicia Kolipinski, 54.93%; east-west, A/B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 57.40%; Ken Meier and Gaurang Sheth, 54.38%; C: Alex Miller and Chuck Schorr, 49.23%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Laurie and Howard Foster, 60.21%; C: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 55%; east-west, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 61.33%; Barbara Libby and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.95%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 53.50%; C: Eva Posener and Cleveland Fleming, 48.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 65.97%; B: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 58.56%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Brian Block, 46.76%; east-west, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 63.66%; Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 55.32%; B: Ron Henrikson and Tom Koralewski, 53.94%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Christine Malarkey, 48.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Elsie Rogers and Mike Silverman, 52.88%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 52.83%; east-west, A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 60/67%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Joyce Greenspan, 57.29%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Paul Zittel and Joe Rooney, 57.44%; Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 56.55%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Christine Malarkey, 47.92%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Brian Block, 64.88%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 54.46%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Tom Koralewski, 49.40%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60.54%; Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 58.92%; B: Tom Fraas and Tom Koralewski, 57.19%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 51.28%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 64.29%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 61.90%; B (tie): Jean Macdonald and David Millward, Myra Razik and Gaurang Sheth, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Bill Noltee and Ed Morgan, 65.16%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 60.80%; Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 57.51%; Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 56.96%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 56.72%; east-west, A: Marilyn Shuman and Nancy Torrell, 66.91%; Rao Perala and Rajat Basu, 59.01%; B/C: Fred and Donna Hirsh, 55.96%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Davis Heussler and Jim Gullo, 59.49%; Meg Klamp and Judi Marshall, 55.79%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 54.63%; B: Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 53.70%; C: Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 50.23%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 64.35%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.80%; Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 58.33%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 50.69%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 50.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 59.66%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.11%; B/C: John Bava and Margaret Zhou, 54.17%; east-west, A: Marilyn Shuman and Richard McGowan, 63.64%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.98%; Pat Kilbury and Maryann Szafran, 57.01%; C: Penelope Shuman and Sol Messinger, 53.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Gaurang Sheth, 62.59%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 58.15%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.15%; Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 57.41%; Penny and Peter Shui, 54.81%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 55.65%; C: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.76%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.39%; B: Claire Gareleck and Sue Bergman, 57.44%; Mike Ryan and Kamil Bishara, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 55.29%; C: James Easton and Dennis Clary, 52.65%; east-west, A: Shakeel Ahmad and Chris Urbanek, 58.63%; Davis Heussler and Stan Kozlowski, 58.04%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.06%; B/C: Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 50.89%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 61.11%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.94%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 54.17%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 52.78%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 67.26%; Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 55.95%; Gay Simpson and Jim Gullo, 54.17%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ruth Wurster and Jeff Bender, 61.6%; Bill Rich and Art Morth, 57.7%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 53.9%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 52.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.25%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 55.56%; (tie) Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Paul Capen and Bob Lederhouse, 53.75%; John and Barbara Scott, 52.92%; east-west, Shirley Salter and James Lanzo, 61.67%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 59.58%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.92%; Ed Harman and Carol Neuhaus, 49.17%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 59.41%; Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 59.35%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Edna Fill and Carol Neuhaus, 62%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 55%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 62%; (tie) Mike Brown and Ron Fill, Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 66.2%; Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 58.8%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 57.1%; (3-way tie) Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 51.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 68%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 64%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 63.2%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 61.3%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Ellen Errigo, 60%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 53.25%.


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