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Duplicate Bridge: July 29, 2017

North American Pairs qualifying games, offering extra points, half red, at no extra cost, will be held at the Airport Bridge Club today, Saturday, July 29, and Monday, July 31, through next Saturday, Aug. 5.
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 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
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 17 to July 23
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 60.91%; east-west, A/B: Joe Rooney and Art Aronson, 65.53%; C: Gay Simpson and Jeff Oshlag, 52.26%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Joanne LaFay and Sandi England, 57.18%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.71%; C: Bob Kaprove and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Dede Kluckhohn and Pinky Regan, 67.82%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 65.35%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 42.59%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 59.07%; B: Lois Tatelman and Gene Nowatniak, 55.96%; Ruth and Michael Kozower, 52.49%; C: Terry and Paul Ganley, 47.03%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.77%; B: Paula Salamone and Gay Simpson, 63.26%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 62.13%; C: Henry Borkowski and Val Derenda, 49.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 62.50%; B: Brian Block and Dale Anderson, 60.71%; Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 52.68%; C: Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 43.45%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 60.12%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 57.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 56.33%; B: Marietta Kalman and Joyce Greenspan, 55.36%; Florence Boyd and Cleveland Fleming, 54.34%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 53.10%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 65.10%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.18%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 50.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Sadkin and Gay Simpson, 62.30%; Tom Fraas and Jerry Geiger, 59.33%; B: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 52.78%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 61.86%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer. 67.86%; Vic Bergsten and Jerry Geiger, 54.17%; B: J. Bailey Leftwich and Cleveland Fleming, 52.36%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 46.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 62.09%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 61.27%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 56.06%; east-west, A/B: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 57.96%; C: Judy Reich and Sandra Morrison, 56.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 58.20%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 55.82%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 44.18%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.31%; Jay Levy and Linda Burroughsford, 56.85%; B/C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Beena Deshmukh and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 72.92%; B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 60.97%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.44%; C: Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 48.04%; east-west A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 65.18%; B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 61.78%; John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 56.13%; Marilyn Wortzman and Janie Polk, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and John Lyth, 59.82%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 55.95%; B/C: Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 49.40%; east-west, A: Gene Finton and Chris Urbanek, 58.93%; B/C: Ethan Xie and Peter Shui, 56.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.19%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 62.74%; B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 54.07%; C: Rita Sofia and Adrian Figliotti, 51.04%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 68.52%; Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 63.43%; B/C: Colleen Stewart and Fred Yellen, 56.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55%; (3-way tie) Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 59.38%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 55.65%; C: Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 52.48%; east-west, A: Pat and Dick Rasmus, 62.30%; B: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 54.07%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 52.08%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ruth Wurster and Jeff Bender, 58.9%; Anne O’Connor and Paul Morgante, 55.6%; east-west, Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 59.9%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.58%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 54.17%; John and Barbara Scott, 51.25%; east-west, Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 69.58%; John Lewis and Roy Crocker, 56.25%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 49.58%; Paul Capen and Marilyn White, 47.92%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Pat Lanighan, 59.72%; Roy Crocker and Beena Deshmukh, 57.87%; Judie Bailey and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.56%; Shirley Salter and Jim Lanzo, 52.31%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, Doanne Jackson and Jim Smith, 52.50%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 65%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 77%; Lata Maheshwari and Kokila G. Chheda, 67%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 59%; Alicia Kolipinski and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, Ron and Edna Fill, 61%; Ross Markello and Tom Flanagan, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 57.2%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 56.7%; east-west, (tie) Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 61.5%; (tie) Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 46.9 %.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 58.9%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 55.6%; east-west, Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 59.8%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55.6%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

 

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