Extra-point games will be offered by Bridge Club Meridian at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, and the Airport Bridge Club at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 28, and at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursdsay and Friday. The Airport Club also will have its annual Halloween celebration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, followed by a free membership game at 1. Pot luck refreshments will be served.
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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, the local player who earned the most master points, 52.34, at the Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament Oct. 17 to Oct. 22 in the Adam's Mark Hotel. Other leading local players include:
Bud Seidenberg, 43.05 points; Jay Levy, 41.07; Chris Urbanek, 41.05; Davis Heussler, 31.34; Judy Padgug, 30.31; Fred Yellen, 29.32; Linda Burroughsford, 27.85; Martha and John Welte, 26.53; Bill Rushmore, 22.93; Dian Petrov, 20.75; Jay Costello, 20.39; Kamil Bishara, 20.27; Marilyn Wortzman, 19.85; Donna Steffan, 19.23; Gay Simpson, 19.19; David Hemmer, 18.06; Elaine Kurasiewicz, 17.40; Amita Arora, 17.15; Chongmin Zhang, 17.10; Dale Anderson, 16.68; Mike Ryan, 15.73; Gene Nowatniak, 15.58; Joan Rose, 13.56; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 13.13; Ruth and Michael Kozower, 12.02; Usha Khurana, 11.93; Ethan Xie, 11.59; Rajat Basu, 10.79; Ed Morgan, 10.47; Art Morth, 10.46; and Glenn Milgrim, 10.40. For a complete recap of tournament results, click on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Today, Saturday, Oct. 28, and 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:
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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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 on the verge of reaching 2,300 master points before the month is over. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Week of Oct. 16 to Oct. 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, Barbara Libby and Margaret Zhou, 55.42%; Bob Linn and Ron Henrikson, 55%; Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 53.33%; Marilyn Sultz and Fenton Harrison, 46.67%; east-west, Allen Beroza and Ed Morgan, 53.75%; Alan Greer and Ken Meier, 53.33%; Pawan Matta and Mary Terrana, 52.92%; (tie) Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, June Feuerstein and Florence Boyd, 47.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, Cathy Hetzler and Penn Watson Sr., 53.33%; Laura and John Houghtaling, 51.67%; Phyllis Stasiowski and Bill Noltee, 50%; east-west, Patty and Henry Porter, 70%; Louise Hayes and Chriss Hipp, 51.67%; Joanie Cohen and Bonnie Clement, 44.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – International Match Point game. Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 35 IMPs; Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 19 IMPs; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 6 IMPs.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Team Game. A: Roy Crocker, John Lewis, Bob Lederhouse and Ed Harman, 48 Victory Points; B: Maria and Sushil Amlani, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 30 Victory Points.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dave and Jane Larcom, 56.25%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 54.17%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54.4%; George Mayers and Hans Reis, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.4%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 57.6%
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 58.6%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56.5%; east-west, David Young and Tim Hartnett, 64.5%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 50.9%
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 63.3%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 50%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 65.6%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 58.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bill Adolf and Bill Westley, 66%; (tie) Lata Maheshwari and Wilson McClaren, Bill Rogers and Bob Jorgensen, 59%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 65.7%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 50.7%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 46.3%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 71.9%; Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 52.5%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 44.4%.