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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 2, 2017

 

The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Labor Day with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, with a free lunch between sessions. The club awards extra points at all of its games today, Saturday, Sept. 2, through next Saturday, Sept. 9.

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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 4.

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The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 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. Today, Saturday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Next 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 surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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  Aug. 21 to Aug. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Art Aronson and Jerry Geiger, 61.34%; Bob Linn and Fenton Harrison, 54.63%; B: Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 53.01%; Sandy Scheff and Eva Schmidt, 51.16%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 50.93%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 59.95%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 53.01%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 51.85%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 51.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 59.63%; Paula Kotowski and Dede Kluckhohn, 55.50%; C: Christine Malarkey and Denise Slattery, 47.19%; east-west, A/B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 61.49%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 63.94%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 60.31%; C: Sharon Chang and Amita Arora, 58.76%; Sandy Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 56.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 58.04%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 55.06%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 62.80%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 57.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 64.62%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57.94%; Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 48.63%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 48.37%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Alan Greer, 67.10%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.67%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.44%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.72%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.27%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 61.51%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 44.44%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.51%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.13%; B: Laurie Foster and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.10%; C: Audrey Ray and Joel Brownstein, 47.62%; east-west, A/B: Sandra Silverberg and Terry Camp, 59.23%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 58.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Jim Easton, 56.48%; B: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 54.63%; east-west, A: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 59.49%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.86%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 52.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 68.75%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.36%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.17%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 53.03%; east-west, A/B: Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 63.26%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.31%; Richard McGowan and Jim McClure, 61.36%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 54.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.07%; B: (tie) Davis Heussler and David Colligan, Dian Petrov and Gene Finton, 53.70%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 59.03%; (tie) Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, Joyce Frayer and Jim Gullo, 51.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 65.51%; B: Sue Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 54.63%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Rajat Basu and Raj Puri, 55.95%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.36%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.5%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 60.42%, Joe Miranda and Pepe Justicia-Linde, 55.56%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 50.83%; B: Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 46.67%; C: Audrey Ray and Joe Benenati, 44.17%; east-west, A: Jim Gallo and Davis Heussler, 64.17%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 57.50%; C: Pat Rasmus and Ginny Panaro, 48.33%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Art Morth, 61%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 56.3%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 56.6%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 55.1%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 62.50%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 60%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 57.50%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 51.25%; east-west, Madhav Deshmukh and Jim Lanzo, 61.25%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 59.58%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57.08%; Roger Lehman and Paul Capen, 44.17%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 64.58%; Miriam Regnet and Joyce Kindt, 56.25%; Jim Lanzo and Marilyn White, 54.86%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 50%; John and Barbara Scott, 49.31%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 62%; Neola McGuire and Pam Murphy, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59%; (tie) Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – (Aug. 17). North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 66.3%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56.3%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 61.3%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 52.5%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.9%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.8%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and Joan Mack, 62.5%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 47.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Lata Maheshwari and Bill Adolf, 73%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Bill Westley, 56%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

 

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