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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 11, 2017

All sanctioned clubs in the Buffalo area will offer Unit Championship Games with extra points Monday, Nov. 13, through next Saturday, Nov. 18.

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The Airport Bridge Club also is taking part in an experimental ACBL regional event Monday to Friday which offers players an option to win bonus gold points.
There is no extra charge for the Unit Championship Games, but if players want the gold points, they must pay a $25 registration fee in advance to the ACBL by Sunday. The fee can be paid at the club today. For more info, call 603-6943.

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The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament continues with games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today and Swiss Teams at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls St. For more info, 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 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. Today Saturday, Nov. 11, and 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. Today, 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 recently attained a career total of 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. 30 to Nov. 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 62.98%; B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 55.50%; Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 53.59%; (tie) June Feuerstein and Janet Frisch, Fenton Harrison and Bob Linn, 51.76%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 62.76%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.67%; Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 57%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 59.26%; B: Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 55.56%; Dorothy Soong and Carol Bedell, 54.85%; C: Margaret Zhou and Rajat Basu, 49.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Ken Meier, 60.42%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 52.78%; C: Gay Simpson and Pawan Matta, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Gay Simpson, 66.07%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 65.48%; B: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 52.98%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 40.48%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 57.74%; Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 57.14%; B: Martha and John Welte, 56.55%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.76%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ron Henrikson, 44.94%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Nadine Stein and Bob Linn, 60.52%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Ruth Wurster, 51.89%; Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 49.30%; east-west, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.78%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, 62.70%; B: Carolyn Syracuse and partner, 55.12%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 52.18%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 58.63%; C: Betty Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 64.88%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.06%; (tie) Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 54.46%; C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 59.49%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 57.87%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 56.94%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 71.53%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 59.26%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 57.87%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 66.50%; B/C: Patty and Henry Porter, 64.99%; Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 57.72%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 64.42%; B: Judy Katz and Agi Maisel, 58.89%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 62.50%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61.11%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.56%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 48.61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, 63.69%; B: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 58.93%; C: Sue Neubecker and Rita Sofia, 50.89%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.31%; Glenn Milgrim and Saleh Fetouh, 59.52%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 50%; C: Patty Porter and Dian Petrov, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Graf, 55%; C: Ethan Xie and Linda Burroughsford, 54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.80%; B/C: Betty Metz and Raj Puri, 59.78%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Bergman, 58.72%; Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 57.89%; Martha and John Welte, 55.09%; east-west A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 57.14%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.73%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.93%; C: Ethan Xie and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.55%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Swiss Pairs. Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 49 IMPs; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 31 IMPs; Bob amd Joan Ciszak, 25 IMPs.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Swiss pairs. North-south, Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60 IMPs; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 25 IMPs; Claire Gareleck and Joyce Greenspan, 20 IMPs; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 51 IMPs; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 23 IMPs; Pat Rasmus and Tova Reinhorn, 20 IMPs.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 65%; Paul Morgante and David Donaldson, 63.7%; Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 58.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.25%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.08%; (tie) Paula and Jim Jones, Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 51.04%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 58.85%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.21%; Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 54.69%; Audrey Ray and Joyce Frayer, 54.17%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 73%; Marian Morber and Paul Morgante, 57%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%; Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57.2%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57.1%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62.6%; Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 60.6%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 64%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 63.2%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 56.8%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 53.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 54%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 66.2%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 57.3%; east-west, (tie) Dorothy and Ed Rupp, Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 55.7%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

 

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