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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 4, 2017

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Nov. 4, and at all of its games next week.

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The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament opens Tuesday, Nov. 7, with games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls St., and continues through Sunday, Nov. 12. For more info, click this link.

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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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The Airport Bridge Club will take part in an experimental ACBL regional event Monday, Nov. 13, to Friday, Nov. 17, in which players in the club’s regular games have an option to win bonus gold points in addition to that week’s unit championship awards. There will be no extra charge for the games. Players are not required to sign up for the gold points, but to get them, players must pay a $25 fee to the ACBL, which can be paid at the club until next Saturday, Nov. 11. For more info, call 603-6943.

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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

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. Next 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.

2018 

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.

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 is a fraction away from reaching 2,300 master points. 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  Oct. 23 to Oct. 29
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 60.75%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 67.56%; Ken Meier and John Ziemer, 59.52%; B/C: (tie) Denise Slattery and John Bava, Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 52.68%; east-west, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 65.48%; Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 58.04%; B/C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 48.81%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Gene Nowatniak, 57.42%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.50%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 60.43%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.75%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 44.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – ACBL Instant Match Point Game. North-south, A: Alan Greer and Gene Nowatniak, 58.75%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 53.04%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 61.58%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 53.25%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Bob Sommerstein, 51.29%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 62.20%; Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 51.49%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 64.88%; B: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 58.33%; C: Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, 59.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 61.88%; B: Gay Simpson and Eva Schmidt, 61.05%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Bill Boardman, 60.84%; B: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.55%; June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 52.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 58.33%; B: Sandy Scheff and Paula Salamone, 53.57%; Martha and John Welte, 52.38%; C: (tie) Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, Denise Slattery and Cleveland Fleming, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 57.91%; east-west, A/B: Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 57.27%; C: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 55.87%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 66.07%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.76%; Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 51.19%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 61.61%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 61.01%; Paul Morgante and Ed Drozen, 59.52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 61.61%; Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 58.93%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 56.55%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.65%; C: Rose Bochiechio and Janie Polk, 48.21%; east-west, A: Bill Rich and Lance Pollock, 64.29%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 62.80%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.04%; C: Judy Katz and Sandra Morrison, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Peter Patterson, 56.30%; B: Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 54.44%; (tie) Terry Fraas and Joyce Kindt, Penny and Peter Shui, 54.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 69.35%; B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 59.23%; Rajat Basu and Jim Gullo, 55.95%; C: Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, 42.26%; east-west, A: Burt Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 59.82%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 54.17%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 50.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 63%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 54%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.42%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 59.38%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55.21%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 51.04%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56%; Helen Panza and Eleanor Whelan, 55%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 52%; east-west, Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 55%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.50%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.75%; Walt Olszewski and Jim Lanzo, 58.33%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 51.67%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 50%; east-west, John and Barbara Scott, 55%; Dian Petrov and John Meindl, 54.17%; Jim and Paula Jones, 49.17%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 48.33%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 56.94%; Walt Olszewski and Bob Lederhouse, 55.56%; (tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.86%; Jim Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 52.08%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.33%; Pearl Harris and Diana Brown, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56.4%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 56.1%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem L. Maheshwari, 61%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61.1%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 56.1%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 58.3%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 51.4%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 59.2%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 55%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 66.7%; Fred Nadel and partners, 65.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 68%; Bob Jorgensen and Ellen Lochead, 56%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

 

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