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Duplicate Bridge: April 14, 2018

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, April 14, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15. For more info, click this link. The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo are closed today for the tournament.

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Extra-point charity games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. At the Airport Club, there is no extra fee.

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The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will take part in the ACBL Wide Charity Game on Wednesday, April 25.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special game and going-away party for David Hemmer at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29. For details, visit BridgeCenterofBuffalo.com.

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Tournament calendar

Rochester 199er Sectional – Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, and next Saturday, April 21. For info, click this link.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.

Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19. For info, click this link.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3. For info, click this link.

St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.

Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.

2019 

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in 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 2,350 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 April 2 to April 8
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 67.08%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 57.50%; Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 56.67%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.84%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 50.41%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ed Morgan and Cleveland Fleming, 59.84%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 59.32%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 52.89%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 52.84%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 67.55%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 58.05%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 61.81%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 61.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Gay Simpson and Dale Anderson, 61.25%; Bob Linn and Fenton Harrison, 60.83%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55.83%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Barbara Landree, 45.42%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.92%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 57.92%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 62.70%; Bob Linn and Walt Olszewski, 51.34%; B: Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 58.07%; C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 47.98%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 56.40%; C: Gay Simpson and Margaret Zhou, 49.51%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A: (Tie) Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 57.14%; B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 54.76%; Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 47.62%; C: (tie) Terry and Paul Ganley, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 45.24%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Carol Neuhaus and Agi Maisel, 60.42%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.83%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 47.50%; east-west, A: Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 63.33%; B: Sandra Morrison and Celia Linder, 54.58%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 45.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 58.93%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.89%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.25%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 56.85%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.65%; C: Marcie Frankel and Sandra Morrison, 52.08%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60.12%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.93%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Colleen Stewart, 57.04%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Donna Steffan and Ed Drozen, 66.67%; Ginny Panaro and Chris Urbanek, 57.78%; C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 47.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Martha and John Welte, 59.11%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.37%; Rolene Pozarny and Gay Simpson, 55.46%; C: Rajarshi Roy and Terry Fraas, 53.39%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 69.79%; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 55.21%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 51.04%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sharon Benz and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.33%; (tie) Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.25%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 54.46%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.98%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 52.38%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (March 28) One winner. Mike and Vince Taeger, 56%; Joyce Kindt and Sandy Marcussen, 55.6%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 54.2%

Delaware Wednesday evening – (April 4) North-south, Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 60.6%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 55.1%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 61.8%; Alicia Kolipinski and Art Morth, 52.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – One winner. Joyce Kindt and Art Morth, 58.33%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.77%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 55.21%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston , 54.17%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.56%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – One winner. Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 62.04%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 59.38%; Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, 55.21%; Joyce Kindt and Shirley Salter, 52.60%; John and Barbara Scott, 50.46%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and Marcia Turley, 66.67%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 50%; Sandra Alexander and Doanne Jackson, 45.83%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58.5%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 58.4%; east-west, Lata Maheshwari and Kokila G. Chheda, 59%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 64.4%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 53.1%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 55.6%; (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 52.5%, David Young and Tim Hartnett, 52.5%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Dick Munschauer, 56.3%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 52.1%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Nick Leibovic, 66.7%; Emily Wettlaufer and Iris Freedman, 47.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Judy Thielman and Elaine Wegrzyn, 59%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Jorgensen, 56%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 54%; Pawan Matta and Lata Maheshwari, 53%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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