The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its games during the coming week. On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16, the club will host games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
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The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, to Sunday, Jan. 15. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
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:
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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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Week of Dec. 26 to Dec. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Bob Smith, 60.71%; B: Florence Boyd and Dale Anderson, 57.14%; Bill Boardman and Cleveland Fleming, 55.95%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 55.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 60%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 57.77%; B/C: Gay Simpson and Nadine Stein, 57.73%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 66.85%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and David Donaldson, 55.06%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. (Tie) Jerry Geiger and Cleveland Fleming, Denise Slattery and John Bava, 57%; Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 61.96%; B: Gay Simpson and Chuck Schorr, 54.69%; Sharon Chang and Vince Pesce, 53.41%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 48.72%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 66.86%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55.30%; Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 53.10%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 50.22%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 49.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Paula Kotowski and Cleveland Fleming, 57.78%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 54%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 62.88%; B: Martha and John Welte, 53.88%; C: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 51.53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 60%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 61.01%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 60.71%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 58.93%; C: Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50%; east-west, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.93%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 65%; B: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 61.67%; Chris Urbanek and Linda Burroughsford, 57.92%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 55.83%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 55.42%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 47.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 63.92%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 62.18%; B/C: Audrey Ray and Vince Taeger, 55.29%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 54.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 58.33%; B: Peter Patterson and Dian Petrov, 55.73%; Jay Levy and David Colligan, 55.09%; C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 53.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Dian Petrov and John Lyth, 71.30%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 60.42%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.87%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 56.71%; B/C: Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 49.77%; east-west A/B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 60.19%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 58.10%; Linda Burroughsford and Peter Patterson, 55.32%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 64.43%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 61.98%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.38%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.48%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.14%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 61.57%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.63%; Tova Reinhorn and Barbara Libby, 54.17%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 59.7%; Bob Lederhouse and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60.65%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 55.56%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.70%; (3-way tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, James and Paula Jones, Edna and Ron Fill, 53.24%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 58.33%; James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 54.17%; James and Paula Jones, 53.70%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 53.24%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 52.78%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 58.3%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 49.2%; east-west, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.8%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 52.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 61%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 58.4%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56.2%; east-west, Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 60.6%; Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 52.3%.