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Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 5, 2017

The annual Unit 116 picnic will feature two sessions of bridge Sunday, Aug. 20, in Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda. Between the games at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a Weidner’s chicken barbecue will be served. Deadline for tickets is Tuesday, Aug. 15. For more info, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or Tova Reinhorn at 994-1582. For more info, click this link.

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North American Pairs qualifying games, offering extra points, half red, at no extra cost, will be held at the Airport Bridge Club today, Saturday, Aug. 5, and Monday, Aug. 7, through next Saturday, Aug. 12.
The Airport Club continues summer hours, with all games starting at noon.

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Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will feature lunch with Jim Gullo at its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

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Daren Liu, left, and Tyler Mu display prizes they won at the Youth NABC Tournament in Toronto.

Four players from the summer classes for middle and high school students at the Bridge Center of Buffalo found success in the Youth North American Bridge Championship Tournament July 20 to July 30 in Toronto. Tyler Mu, Daren Liu, Colleen Stewart and Michael Passucci won four times in their divisions.

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Buffalo native Joel Wooldridge, now living in Astoria, Queens, finished third overall in the Toronto NABC Tournament, winning 380.22 points. Top local players were Davis Heussler, who earned 37.53 points; Martha and John Welte, both with 30.04; Mike Ryan, with 28.28 and Jay Levy, with 27.62.

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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 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 24 to July 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 55.48%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 54.68%; Bill Regan and Gene Nowatniak, 52.97%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Gay Simpson, 58.71%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 60.85%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 60.05%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.74%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 55.66%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 58.33%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.42%; C: Denise Slattery and Eva Schmidt, 50.83%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Alan Greer, 57.64%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 55.09%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 53.01%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Gene Nowatniak, 52.31%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 62.50%; C: Ed Morgan and John Bava, 51.16%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Alan Greer and Tom Fraas, 61.75%; B: Allen Beroza and Ken Meier, 60.52%; C: Brij and Kitty Chadda, 59.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 58.80%; B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 57.41%; C: (tie) Myra Razik and Ron Henrikson, Brij and Kitty Chadda, 51.39%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 57.58%; Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 56.06%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 63.07%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.69%; Sandra Silverberg and Marcia Wright, 57.20%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.31%; B: Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 57.74%; east-west, A: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 55.95%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 53.27%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 67.22%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.21%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 52.98%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 62.67%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.57%; C: Rose Bochiechio and Judith Bailey, 56.55%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 65.56%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 57.41%; Ten-Pao Lee and Tova Reinhorn, 54.81%; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.07%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 46.67%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 60.12%; B: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.40%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 49.11%; east-west, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 57.14%; B: Suen Bergman ad Mike Mesirov, 52.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Stan Kozlowski, 56%; B: Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 49%; C: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 44.68%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 63%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 62%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.38%; Sharon Benz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.60%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 50.69%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.11%; Usha Khurana and Adrian Figliotti, 59.52%; Pat Rasmus and Gene Finton, 56.74%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 61.3%; Joyce Kindt and Sam Grossman, 57.4%; east-west, Jennifer Reynolds and Art Morth, 64.6%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 59.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 62.55%; Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 62.41%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 57.19%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 54.47%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Joyce Kindt, 65.63%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 60.42%; James and Paula Jones, 56.77%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.69%; Marilyn White and Paul Capen, 51.39%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 60%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Alicia Kolipinski, 62.5%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58.9%; east-west, Jini and Tom Rizzo, 54.4%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 53.8%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Charles Banta, 65.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.8%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 57.5%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 53.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 65%; Ellen Lochead and Bob Jorgensen, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, (tie) Pat and Mike Weber, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.8%; Paul Morgante and Edna Fill, 53.9%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 64.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein 60%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 48.4%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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