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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 9, 2017

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament opens with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and next Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. For more info, click this link.

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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 11. The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points atits games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 9, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 14. The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed during the Buffalo Fall Sectional.

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Congratulations to Martha and John Welte, leading Buffalo-area master point winners at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional Tournament last week. Playing together, they each collected 38.59 points.
Other leading local players in Pittsburgh included Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, both with 32.15 points; Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, both with 29.72 points; Ken Meier and Tom Koralewski, recently transplanted to Avon, Ind., both with 16.34 points; and Penny and Peter Shui, both with 13.77 points.

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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

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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

Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Today, 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. For info, click this link.
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 – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.


Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
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.


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
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email or 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. 28 to Sept. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 57.94%; B: David Millward and Allen Beroza, 55.59%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 54.02%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 63.07%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 61.74%; B: Martin Pieterse and Bob Kaprove, 61.17%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 57.58%; Denise Slattery and Ron Henrikson, 54.92%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.46%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 71.53%; B: Ruth Wurster and Eleanor Whelan, 64.44%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 52.20%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.71%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.44%; C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 45.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Jerry Geiger, 64.12%; Margaret Zhou and Cleveland Fleming, 53.70%; B/C: Richard McGowan and Gene Nowatniak, 53.01%; east-west, A/B: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 60.42%; Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 59.72%; Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 55.56%; Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 54.86%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 57.74%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Rajat Basu, 44.35%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 59.52%; Judi Marshall and Tom Fraaz, 57.74%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Mike Silverman, 55.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Mesirov and Ron Henrikson, 62.11%; C: Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, 50.97%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Alan Greer, 60.10%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58,50%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.48%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 61.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 61.98%; B: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 58.47%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 54.96%; east-west, A/B: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 65.34%; Susan Diner and Janie Polk, 59.85%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 59.47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 57.45%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Jeff Oshlag, 58.03%; C: Carol Bedell and Rajat Basu, 56.12%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60.47%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 57.06%; C: Geri Moog and Mickey Martin, 56.49%; east-west, A/B: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 59.42%; Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 58.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 61.70%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 59.82%; Sharon Benz and Dian Petrov, 58.93%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 55.95%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 51.79%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.65%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 52.68%; C: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 49.11%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 59.16%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 50.50%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 59.14%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 48.15%; Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 48.14%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jack Cukierman and Art Morth, 65%; Jennifer and Paul Reynolds, 57.6%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Jim Easton, 63.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 53.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Dian Petrov and Paul Capen, 54.17%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 53.65%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 53.13%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.60%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, John and Barbara Scott, 51.56%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Jim and Paula Jones, 60.42%; Jim Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 60.12%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.74%; east-west, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 56.85%; (tie) Barbara and John Scott, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.19%.

Other clubs 

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Edna and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Bruce Brown and Marv Feuerstein, 64%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%;  Bruce and Jill Brown, 55.8%; east-west, Ron and Edna Fill, 65.6%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 58.3%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 55.6%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 53.4%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 61.3%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 54.4%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Stan Kozlowski, 55%; (tie) Marge McMillen and Dona Tepas, Ellen Lochead and Kathy Borcik, 51%.


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