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Duplicate Bridge: July 22, 2017

North American Pairs qualifying games, offering extra points, half red, will be held at three local bridge clubs during the coming week:
– At Bridge Club Meridian at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 24.
– At the Bridge Center of Buffalo from Tuesday, July 25, to Friday, July 28.
– And at the Airport Bridge Club today, Saturday, July 22, and Monday through next Saturday, July 29.
The Airport Club continues summer hours, with all games starting at noon.

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The North American Bridge Championship (NABC) Tournament continues through Sunday, July 30, in Toronto's Metro Toronto Convention Center. For more info, click this link.

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The Niagara 299er Sectional Tournament, for novice players, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. For more info, click this link.

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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email chetzler@roadrunner.com.

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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

Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17. For info, click this link.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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.

2018 

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.

2019 

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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 just surpassed 2,200 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 July 10 to July 16
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 61.86%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.78%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and John Ziemer, 64.42%; B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 57.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 67.23%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 57.01%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 63.11%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.02%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.32%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 62.85%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 48.27%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 59.63%; Judy and Bob Kaprove, 56.73%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 51.41%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 58.48%; B/C: Brian Block and Michael Kozower, 57.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 61.90%; B: Bob Kaprove and Ken Meier, 59.23%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.76%; C: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 47.62%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Chuck Schorr, 63.99%; B: Ron Henrikson and Art Matthies, 58.04%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.87%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Gay Simpson and Paula Salamone, 55.71%; B: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 52.98%; Jini and John Rubenstein, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B: Phyllis Stasiowski and Bill Noltee, 67.92%; C: Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 54.38%; east-west, A/B/C: Fred and Donna Hirsh, 51.88%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 60.12%; B/C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 55.36%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 63.10%; B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 60.42%; Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 55.66%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 50.60%; east-west, A/B: Jini and John Rubinstein, 56.08%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jay Costello, 55.82%; C: Audrey Ray and John Lyth, 53.97%;
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 59.48%; B: Chip Kean and Janie Polk, 56.72%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 48.13%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 63.18%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 61.86%; Richard McGowan and Judy Zeckhauser, 60.90%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 49.66%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.59%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 60.74%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 58.15%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.19%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 48.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Cynthia Helfman, 62.27%; Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 59.49%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 57.64%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 49.77%; east-west, A/B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 56.94%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.71%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Dede Kluckhohn, 56.25%; Jay Levy and Amita Arora, 56.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. Ten-Pao Lee and Raj Puri, 64.44%; Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 58.52%; Jay Levy and Ethan Xie, 56.67%; Claire Gareleck and Anne Watkins, 56.30%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 63.69%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.5%; Bob Lederhouse and Dave Larcom, 53.57%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 64.98%; B: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 49.65%; C: Anne Watkins and Fred Schweiger, 41.36%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 66.71%; B: David Heussler and Gene Finton, 44.54%; C: Joe Benenati and John Lyth, 44.14%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 62.8%; Ruth Wurster and Anne O’Connor, 59.6%; Paul Mongante and Ron Henrikson, 56.7%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.7%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jim Lanzo and Dian Petrov, 62%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 59.09%;Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 58.50%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Walt Olszewski, 61.25%; James and Paula Jones, 56.25%; Pat Lanighan and Bob Lederhouse, 48.33%; east-west, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 64.58%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 60%; Barbara and John Scott, 54.17%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 52%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 61%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 53%; east-west, Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 59%; Freda Brummer and Sheila Trossman, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sukhanand Jain and Meena Rustgi, 60.6%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 56.4%; east-west, (tie) Bette Seifert and Betty Bowling, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 51.5%; Charles Banta and Jerry Stange, 51.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 64%; Judy Thielman and Wilson McClaren, 56%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Dorinne Ebel and Nancy Thomas, 57.14%; Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, 54.76%; Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 45.24%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Paul Morgante and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 45.8%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 70.8%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 62.5%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 57.5%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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