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Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 12, 2017

Deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 15, for tickets for the annual Unit 116 picnic 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. 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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Starting time for weekday games at the Airport Bridge Club moves back to 11 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15. Games will start at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 14. All games will award extra points, half red.

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Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14.

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The Niagara 299er Sectional Tournament, for novice players, will be held next 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 is approaching 2,250 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 31 to Aug. 6
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Bill Boardman, 59.23%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Sandra Scheff, 53.45%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 67.35%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 60.23%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.47%; Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 57.42%; B: Ted May and Dale Anderson, 53.25%; C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 52.47%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 63.08%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 51.53%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 60.17%; Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 54.33%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 56.50%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 59.95%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 50%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.81%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 59.03%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 51.85%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 50.46%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 46.76%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.02%; B: Nadine Stein and Chuck Schorr, 58.47%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 57.03%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 57.41%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67.26%; Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 61.90%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 54.17%; C: Denise Slattery and Paula Salamone, 46.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 60.54%; Jim McClure and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.93%; Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 56.55%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 56.46%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 60.71%; C: Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 60.71%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 60.65%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 59.26%; B: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 57.18%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 56.02%; C: Gay Simpson and Marietta Kalman, 52.78%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.04%; Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 56.94%; B: Jim Gullo and Jeff Oshlag, 56.94%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 71.43%; Usha Khurana and Mona Karna, 57.44%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.14%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 53.57%; east-west, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 66.67%; C: Terry Camp and Bill Noltee, 61.90%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 59.23%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.03%; east-west, A/B: Walt Olszewski and John Marvin, 63.12%; David Hemmer and Fred Yellen, 57.97%; Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 55.73%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 47.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 65.74%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 60.65%; B/C: Vince Taeger and Cathy Majewski, 56.94%; east-west, A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 66.20%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 61.85%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.89%; Stan Kozlowski and Helen Panza, 55.93%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 54.81%; C: John and Martha Welte, 52.22%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 59.52%, (tie) Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 54.17%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.42%.
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, 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, Jan O’Mara and Art Morth, 64%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 63.7%; east-west, Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kolipinski, 56.3%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 52.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 61.90%; John and Barbara Scott, 55.95%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.78%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 50%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 58.73%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 57.54%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.35%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 50.79%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 61.50%; (tie) James and Paula Jones, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 60.50%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 59%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56%; Jim Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 53.50%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pearl Harris and Diana Brown, 61.58%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 55.89%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Joanne Zarevalla and Fritz Schweiger, 61%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 57%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 51.7%; (tie) Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, Meena Rustgi and Sukanhand Jain, 50.8%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 64.3%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Bob Jorgensen and Bob Stroman, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 65%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 57%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 55.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52.1%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 70%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 56.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 50%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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