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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 4, 2017

The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer the ACBL-wide International Fund Game at noon today, with hand records, analysis and the possibility of extra master points for winners. At the Airport Club, there will be no additional charge for the game.

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Congratulations to Liz Clark, the top master point winner in the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Jan. 27 to 29 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, Amherst. She collected 19.97 points.
Other point leaders included Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, tied with 18.73; Bud Seidenberg, 18.28; Dian Petrov, 17.57; Kathy Pollock, 16.76; Saleh Fetouh, 15.54; and Judy Padgug, 15.22. For a complete list of tournament point winners and game results, click here.

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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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Tournament calendar

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.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. For info, click this link.

Pittsburgh Spring Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26. For info, click this link.

Titusville Sectional – Cross Creek Resort, 3815 Route 8, Titusville, Pa. Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2. 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.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. 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. For info, click this link.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.

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

Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10.

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

Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.

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

Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.

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:

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 2,150 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 Jan. 23 to Jan. 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Fenton Harrison and Art Matthies, 57.75%; C: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53.25%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Dale Anderson, 55%; B/C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Joyce Greenspan, 61.31%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Tom Koralewski, 58.33%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 55.56%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 48.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 63.10%; Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 59.52%; Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterese, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 62.92%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 55.83%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 59.58%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, 57.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 59.23%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.65%; Judy Zeckhauser and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.06%; C: Jeff Oshlag and Audrey Ray, 46.73%; east-west A/B: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 61.90%; C: Gail Pitterman and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 59.23%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.06%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 49.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Judy Padgug, 65.05%; B: Davis Heussler and Jim Gullo, 61.57%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 58.56%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Kamil Bishara, 61.81%; Bill Rushmore and Stan Kozlowski, 58.56%; B/C: David Donaldson and Ed Drozen, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 61.31%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 60.96%; Marilyn Wortzman and James Easton, 55.49%; B/C: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 51.52%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 66.97%; B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 61.47%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 54.03%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 52.92%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Davis Heussler and Ten-Pao Lee, 63.10%; (tie) Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.95%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 64.29%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 55.95%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Elaine Kurasiewicz and Barbara Libby, 61.25%; (tie) Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, Cathy Majewski and Tova Reinhorn, 59.58%; Jim Gullo and Usha Khurana, 54.58%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Nancy Acara and Art Morth, 56.9%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 55.62%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 62%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 52.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 67.26%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.95%; Gene Nawotniak and Bob Lederhouse, 55.06%; James and Paula Jones, 51.19%; east-west, Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 62.20%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.19%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 51.19%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 54%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 53%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday – Two-session pairs. A/B: Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 62.04%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.56%. Morning side pairs. A: Stan Kozlowski and Alex Kowal, 64.12%; B/C: Mary Joyce and Pam Righter, 57.18%; Gene Nowatniak and Bill Rich, 55.09%. Afternoon side pairs. A/B/C: Rajat Basu and Sharon Chang, 60.98%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday – Two-session pairs. A: Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 59.72%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 59.17%; Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 59.03%; B: David Heussleer and David Colligan, 56.32%; Chongmin Zhang and Peter Shui, 56.25%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 49.65%. Morning side pairs. A/B/C: Raj Puri and Rajat Basu, 61.98%. Afternoon side pairs. A/B: Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 65.80%; C: Bob Strike and Raj Puri, 53.04%.
Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Kamil Bishara and Bud Seidenberg, 153 victory points; B: Walt Olszewski, Paula Kotowski and Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 111 vps; C: Rajat Basu, Jayce Frayer, Raj Puri and Mary Ball, 83 vps.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Doanne Jackson, 64%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 61%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, (tie) Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, (tie) George Mayers and Marian Morber, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 51%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 61.8%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 61.1%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.3%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 58.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bill Westley and Kathy Borcik, 60%; Pat O'Brien and Judy Thielman, 54%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 60%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 53.8%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 51.3%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com 

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