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Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 29

The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Halloween with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, featuring festive food and an additional treat each session. The club will offer extra-point games this Saturday, Oct. 29, and every day during the coming week.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have an extra-point game at noon this Saturday, Oct. 29, and lunch with Jim Gullo during its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

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ACBL Unit 116 will celebrate the end of the election campaign with “The Red & The Blue Game,” a Swiss team event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga.
For info, partners and to register teams, call Howard Foster at 633-2617 or Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828 or visit unit116.com.

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Congratulations to Chris Urbanek, overall master point winner at the Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament Oct. 18 to Oct. 23 in the Adam’s Mark Hotel. She amassed 71.09 points.

chris-urbanek

Chris Urbanek

Other leading local point winners:
Jay Levy, 48.08 (ninth overall).
Bud Seidenberg, 43.58 (12th).
John Ziemer, 40.98 (14th).
Jerry Geiger, 38.86 (18th).
Dan Gerstman, 37.59 (tied for 21st).
Ken Meier, 29.47 (tied for 34th).
Judy Padgug, 28.52 (37th).
Tom Koralewski, 28.29 (38th).
Peter Shui, 28.11 (39th).
Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 28.03 (tied for 40th).
Jim Gullo, 26.88 (45th).
Fred Yellen, 24.87 (56th).
John Welte, 23.79 (60th).
Linda Burroughsford, 22.04 (63rd).
Penny Shui, 21.87 (64th).
Mike Ryan, 20.27 (70th).
Jay Costello, 19.38 (71st).
Dian Petrov, 19.24 (72nd).
Kathy Pollock, 16.14 (89th).
Saleh Fetouh, 16.03 (90th).
John Kirsits, 15.90 (91st).
Martha Welte, 15.83 (92nd).
Dale Anderson, 15.66 (97th).
Gaurang Sheth, 14.69 (102nd).
Judi Marshall, 14.47 (103rd).
Ten-Pao Lee and Art Morth, 14.45 (tied for 104th).
Donna Steffan, 14.39 (106th).
Davis Heussler, 13.73 (107th).
Meg Klamp, 13.01 (112th).
Bob Padgug, 12.99 (113th).
Sandi England, 12.96 (114th).
Howard Foster, 12.44 (tied for 119th).
Barbara Libby, 12.03 (122nd).
For a complete rundown of results from the regional tournament, click this link.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. For more info, click this link.
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.

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Tournament calendar

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. For info, click this link.
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.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to 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.

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Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.
Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Bridge Club Meridian.
Western New York Unit 116.

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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. If it doesn’t appear at all, go to buffalonews.com 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. Office phone is (716) 849-4420.

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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.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 23
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Judie Bailey and Ron Henrikson, 57.50%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 56/67%; Fenton Harrison and Joe Rooney, 55.42%; C: Tish Schiffman and Ted Kahn, 44.58%; east-west, A: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 62.08%; Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 52.08%; B/C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 50.83%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Non-life masters. One winner. Ethan Xie and Dennis Clary, 64.58%; (tie) Carla Press and Agi Maisel, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.42%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 54.17%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall 61.2%, Pepe Justica-Linde and Maureen Cancilla 54.7%
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 65.10; B: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 52.31%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 52.08%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – John and Barbara Scott, 61.11%; James Lanzo and Dian Petrov, 56.94%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 51.99%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 51.39%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 61.11%; (3-way tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, James and Paula Jones, Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 60.42%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 60%; east-west, Marvin Feuerstein and Karen Synor, 62%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 59%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 61.1%; Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 59.4%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 55.8%; Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 50.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (Oct. 13). Howell. (Tie) Marilyn and Walter Wallace, Marge McMillen and Bill Rogers, 53%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (Oct. 20). Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 74%; Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 70%.
Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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