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Duplicate Bridge: April 6

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament is coming April 19 to 21 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

For info, call tournament chairman Paul Zittel at 992-4794 or partnership chairwoman Sue Neubecker at 876-2630. For more info, click this link.


Two unit championship games will be held Friday, April 12 – one at 10:30 a.m. at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the other at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club.


The Airport Bridge Club has double-point pairs games at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, April 6, and Monday, April 8, to Thursday, April 11. Also on the schedule – Swiss team games with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7, and again Sunday, April 14. Call 836-7016 for info.


Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:

Barometer Unit game: Monday evening, May 13, Zion Church.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Thursday evening, May 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Unit-rated, club-hosted Swiss team game: Sunday, May 19, Airport Bridge Club.

Strawberry Social Unit game: Saturday afternoon, June 22, Lockport Dale Center.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, July 13, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Annual picnic: Sunday afternoon, July 14, Hamburg fairgrounds.

Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.


2013 Tournament calendar

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27. For info, click this link.

District 5 Summer STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.

Buffalo Summer Regional – Holiday Inn, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30. For info, click this link.

Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28. For info, click this link.

Buffalo NLM Sectional – Non-life masters. Bridge Center of Buffalo. Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29. For info, click this link.

Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.

District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.


Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Center Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.


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, try the Sports section.

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.


A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson hit 1,500 master points on Presidents Day. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of March 25 to 31

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 56.58%; C: Art Schumacher and Faith Perry, 51.58%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 60.92%; B: Vince and Christine Pesce, 57.42%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 50.58%. March Club Series: Art Schumacher, 6.5 points; (tie) Barbara Pieterse, Martin Pieterse, 6 points.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Ruth Hnath and Ross Markello, 57.35%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 53.88%; C: Ruth Wurster and June Feuerstein, 53.30%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 59.44%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 58.25%; C: Nancy Torrell and Janet Frisch, 48.08%. March Club Series: (3-way tie) Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, Judi Marshall, 8 points

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 65.18%; B/C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.82%; C: Paul Orosz and Bill Boardman, 49.70%. March Club Series: Mike Silverman, 10.5 points; (4-way tie) Jim Brown, Gloria Brown, Mike Kisiel, 8 points.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 62.50%; B: Ruth Hnath and June Feuerstein, 51.79%; C: Linda Wynes and Rita Sierocinski, 49.41%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 62.17%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 56.08%; C: Jerry Kemsley and Paul Orosz, 50.26%. March Club Series: (tie) Helen Panza, Mike Silverman, 10 points.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 62.75%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 50.75%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Ross Markello, 68.26%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 49.25%. March Club Series: Jim Mathis, 14.5 points; Jerry Geiger, 12 points.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 63.69%; Mike Kisiel and Ruth Hnath, 54.76%; B: Mary Carr and Dave Donaldson, 51.19%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 50.60%. March Club Series: (tie) Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, 12 points.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Team Club Series: Shakeel Ahmad, 12.5 points; (3-way tie) Martin Pieterse, Barbara Pieterse, Jim Mathis, 10 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 58.33%; C: Sharon Castle and Terrence Camp, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Gloria and Jim Brown, 65.64%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.33%; B: Rose Bochiechio and Roslyn Berkovitz, 55.53%; Paula Rosen and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.40%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 61.82%; B: Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 58.97%; C: Marjorie Plumb and Marcia Wright, 55.32%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jim Gullo and Christy Kellogg, 56.73%; (tie) Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, Bud Seidenberg and Judy Padgug, 56.09%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Betty Metz, 55.65%; Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer 68.06%; Bert Hargesheimer and Bert Feasley, 58.33%; Eugene Harvey and Christy Kellogg, 57.64%; B: Jeff Bender and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 46.53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 56.55%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Pat Lanighan, 56.55%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 55.06%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 52.38%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 63.99%; Joyce Greenspan and Marjorie Plumb, 54.46%; B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.50%; B: Fred Shields and Cathy Majewski, 59.30%; Marc Sylvester and Brian Meyer, 58.01%; Henry Chudy and Chris Urbanek, 57.69%; Claire Gareleck and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.05%; Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 56.73%; C: Sharon Chang and Ten-Pao Lee, 47.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 60.42%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 52.98%; C: Jeanne Gladysz and Marietta Kalman, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 58.63%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.06%; C: Art Matthies and Betty Metz, 50.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.19%; Fred Yellen and Stan Kozlowski, 56.02%; B/C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 52.31%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 59.63%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gorshall, 56.3%; Rob Hessek and Marcia Hoffman, 54.44%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 54.07%; (tie) Glen and Pat Schmarder, Merton and Colleen Haynes, 53.59%

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 59.58%; John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 57.5%; B/C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.17%; (tie) Betty Metz and Helen Panza, Art Morth and Art Matthies, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 50.42%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – IMP game. A: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 27; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 26; B: Dian Petrov and Dave Larcom, 3.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 59.5%; (tie) Alicia Kolipinski and Vince Taeger, Ron Fill and Adam Dzimian, 53%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Jean Rosenthal and Paul Capen, 65%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 62%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Anne Clancy and Edie Moran, 56%; (tie) Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Vivian Harris and Garnet Wallace, 65.69%; Alice Bragg and Doanne Jackson, 58.13%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 59%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 58%; east-west, Lou Bacon and Ginny Ziebarth, 63%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Raj Puri and Meena Rustogi, 66%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 50%; east-west, Cindy Darone and Jeff Peters, 64%; Joe Day and Lorey Repucci, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Fritzi Schmitt, 61.1%; Ruth Killeen and Howard Strauss, 55.6%; east-west, David and Teddy Speser, 56%; Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 50.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, 66%; east-west, Jan Roalsvig and Norm Kirchner, 56%.