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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 23, 2017

It's a big week for extra-point games.

Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday, Sept. 29, and at noon next Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer extra points at all of its games from Tuesday, Sept. 26, to next Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Free bridge lessons for students in grades 5 to 12 will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays beginning this Sunday, Sept. 24, and continuing to Dec. 3 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3324 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more info and to sign up, email coordinator Carol Bedell at

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Congratulations to Jay Levy, top master point winner in last weekend's Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament. He earned 22.28 points.
Other point leaders included Chris Urbanek, 20.97; Gene Finton, 17.68; Kamil Bishara, 17.47; Donna Steffan, 17.34; Fred Yellen, 16.38; and Saleh Fetouh, 15.61.
In all, 166 players earned points. For a complete rundown of tournament winners, 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

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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

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  Sept. 11 to Sept. 17
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Ed Morgan, 54.63%; B: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 53.24%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 50.69%; east-west, A: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 63.74%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 57.55%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 50.78%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.86%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 60.90%; Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 59.93%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 55.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: (tie) John Ziemer and Bob Linn, Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterese, 58.75%; C: Christine Malarkey and Sandy Scheff, 58.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.08%; Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 59.17%.

 Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 60.33%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 56.75%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 48%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 58.67%; C: Nancy Kessler and Denise Slattery, 48.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Donna and Fred Hirsh, 57.14%; Sandra Morrison and Kathleen Skoog, 52.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandy Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 63.84%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.98%; B: Laurie Foster and Judith Babat, 58.88%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.75%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 50.19%; east-west, A/B: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 58.90%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 58.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 60.12%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 65.18%; B: Adrian Figliotti and David Millward, 55.65%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 46.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.61%; Beena Deshmukh and Usha Khurana, 59.52%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 57.74%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.85%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 50.30%; Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 50%; east-west, A: Bill Rich and Richard McGowan, 62.50%; B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 57.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 63.69%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 53.18%; Penny and Peter Shui, 52.77%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 62.5%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 58.33%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 56.48%;, (tie) Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 53.7%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.04%; B: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 47.69%; C: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 45.37%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jim Easton and Anne O’Connor, 58.6%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 56.8%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 62.2%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 56.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Sushil Amlani and Mohan Prabhu, 66.15%; Richard McGowan and Gene Nawotniak, 61.98%; Jim and Paula Jones, 58.33%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.24%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 46.88%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 57.50%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 52.50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Prem Lata Maheshwari and Kokila G. Chheda, 61%; Lois Randeccio and Audrey Kotas, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Mary Banks and Joseph Day, 59%; Judy Reich and Sheila Trossman, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 61.3%; Ruth Miller and Meena Rustgi, 54.4%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 53.1%; Joan Mack and Dick Munshauer, 51.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge McMillen and Bob Jorgensen, 69%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.

College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Gloria Fenston and Ginny Rizzo, 64.29%; Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 59.52%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 57.94%.


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