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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 10

The District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points at games in local clubs, continues today, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs.
High-scoring winners have a chance to earn bonus silver points at the district level. The Airport Bridge Club will have two STaC pairs games both days, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

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A unit game with extra points will be played next Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Lockport Duplicate Club. The Airport Club has extra-point games every day next week.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.

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Tournament calendar

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. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.

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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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on the Buffalo News website.
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 Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,100 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mary Terrana and Vince Pesce, 56.83%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.56%; B: Joanne LaFay and John Fiegl, 52.99%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 58.52%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 62.50%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 59.95%; B: Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 59.03%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 46.06%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 59.95%; B: Walt Olszewski and Ross Markello. 54.40%; Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 53.70%; (tie) C: Dorothy May and David Donaldson, Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 69.17%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Michael Kozower, 51.67%; east-west, A/B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 61.25%; C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth and Michael Kozower, 57.08%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 56.34%; east-west, A/B/C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 63.90%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 62.62%; Carol Bedell and Allen Beroza, 55.91%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 51.51%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 51.05%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 66.08%; B: Pat Kilbury and Marjorie Plumb, 55.91%; Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 55.74%; C: Susan Levy and Denise Slattery, 53.96%; east-west, A/B/C: Judy Katz and Sandra Silverberg, 65.02%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.55%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 56.38%; Jim McClure and Nancy Torrell, 54.47%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 54.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 63.10%; Jim Gullo and Margaret Zhou, 54.17%; C: Pat Lakeman and Barbara Landree, 53.87%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Judy Graf, 64.29%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 57.14%; B/C: Ginny Panaro and Sue Neubecker, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 60.98%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.66%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 58.71%; C: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 46.02%; east-west, A/B/C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 61.55%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 59.47%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: John Marvin and Walt Olszewski, 56.25%; C: Gary Schmitt and Penny Shui, 54.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 63.89%; B/C: Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 56.48%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.86%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Alex Kowal, 63.19%; B/C: Barbara Landree and Gary Schmitt, 60.88%; (tie) Bob Padgug and Donna Steffan, Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.09%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.19%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.56%; Pat Rogers and Colleen Haynes, 54.63%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Sue Neubecker and David Donaldson, 68.06%; Betty Metz and Helen Panza, 57.64%; Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 48.61%; Sandi England and Usha Khurana, 47.92%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Ruth Wurster, 58.6%; Dorothy May and Rod Henrikson, 53.9%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Sam Grossman, 59.8%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.9%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 64.42%; Dian Petrov and Roy Crocker, 54.42%; B: Jeff Bende and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.50%; Joyce Kindt and John Scott, 52.42%; C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 38.17%; east-west, A/B/C: James Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 55.65%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.42%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.29%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 56.25%; Shirley Salter and James Lanzo, 54.17%.
Unit 116 Holiday Party Saturday afternoon – A: (tie) Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, Dian Petrov and Bill Rushmore, 69.57%; Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 66.21%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 64.95%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 60.87%; C: Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 57.43%; James Easton and Dennis Clary, 57.34%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; Joe and Bobbie Huber, 61%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 65%; Herbert Falk and Fritz Schweiger, 63%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 60%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 64%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 77.2%; Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 58%; east-west, Charles Banta and Dick Munschauer, 64.4%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 67.1%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 56.8%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 59.2%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 58%.

email: danderson@buffnews.com

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