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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 30, 2017


Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has an extra-point game at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 30.

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 30, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The club will have two games on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a free lunch.

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A new class, “Bridge Basics: An Introduction” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Supervised play for new players continues at 11:30 a.m. Monday. For details, call 834-4222 or visit the Bridge Center website.

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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. 18 to Sept. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Vic Bergsten, 62.13%; B: Fenton Harrison and Art Matthies, 59.69%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Bill Boardman, 50.35%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 58.71%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 57.29%; B: Gay Simpson and Bert Freiman; 49.68%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Ruth Wurster, 59.52%; east-west, A/B: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 63.99%; Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 60.12%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 55.36%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Pawan Matta, 59.72%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 58.33%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 65.05%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.34%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 66.67%; B: Helen Panza and Elizabeth Whelan, 57.50%; C: Rajat Basu and Gene Nowatniak, 44.58%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 56.67%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55.42%; C: Pawan Matta and Ron Henrikson, 52.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Bill Boardman, 60.12%; B. (tie) Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 57.44%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.88%; Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 52.38%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 64.08%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.35%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 50.39%; Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 50.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Bob Ciszak, 64.58%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 57.48%; Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 53.40%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 46.26%; east-west, A/B: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 64.58%; C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 65.28%; C: Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 44.91%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 59.72%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 57.87%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 52.31%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.62%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Bill Rich, 61.25%; B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 58.75%; east-west, A/B/C: Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 63.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Ethan Xie, 56.48%; Cathy Majewski and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.09%; Penny and Peter Shui, 52.31%; C: Henry Chudy and Larry Abate, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 69.31%; Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 64.28%; B: Patty Porter and Dian Petrov, 55%; C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.08%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Adrian Figliotti and Cynthia Helfman, Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 57.41%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 60%; B: Martha and John Welte, 59%; C: Rolene Pozarny and Raj Puri, 46%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 66.07%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 59.52%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 55.36%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.57%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 61.43%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Adrian Figliotti, 56.79%; Elaine Universal and Terry Fraas, 56.43%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 59.59%; B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.25%; Pat Rasmus and Larry Abate, 52.50%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – A: Ron Fill and Joyce Kindt, 57.81%; B: Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 55.73%; C: Jan O’Mara and Jennifer Reynolds, 54.69%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.19%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 59.90%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 54.69%; Barbara and John Scott, 53.65%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 51.05%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Jane and Dave Larcom, 66.67%; John and Barbara Scott, 58.85%; (tie) Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, Dian Petrov and Roy Crocker, 54.69%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 48.44%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 63%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Marv Feuerstein, 61%; Lorey Repicci and Joseph Day, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 63.8%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 48.3%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 60.4%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 54.8%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 57.1%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.1%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 64%; Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, 48.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 67%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 61%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 63.2%; Carmella Losi and Edna Fill, 56.9%; Joanne Zavarella and Lillian Reynolds 50.7%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 65%; Kay Brinkman and Edna Henrich, 56.3%; Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 51.9%.


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