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Duplicate Bridge: April 27

The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 3. John Toy will begin a series of lessons, “Back to Basics,” on May 22. For info, call him at 885-5364.


Bridge Club Meridian offers double points at its 10:30 a.m. game Monday, April 29.


The Airport Bridge Club is offering double points at its pairs games at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 27), Monday and Tuesday. The club also has a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Call 836-7016 to sign up.


A new schedule of rotating evening stratified pairs games will kick off next month at the Airport Bridge Club. Games featuring double points and “chef creations” will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, May 6; Tuesday, May 14; Wednesday, May 22; and Friday, May 31.


Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, winner of the most master points at the Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament April 19 to 21 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville. A member of the winning Swiss team on Sunday, he collected 21.66 points. Runners-up were two of his teammates – Chris Urbanek with 19.70 and Bud Seidenberg with 19.50.


Many Buffalonians made the trek last week to Tennessee to play in one of the biggest tournaments on the calendar – the Gatlinburg Mid-Atlantic Regional – where 3,635 players earned master points.

Local players faring the best in Gatlinburg included Jill Wooldridge, 37.54 points (352nd); Powhatan Wooldridge, 36.37 (374th); John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 31.63 (tied for 518th); Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 19.58 (tied for 1,030th); and Kathy Pollock, 15.05 (1,375th).


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 April 15 to 21

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 63.89%; B: Doug Dean and June Feuerstein, 58.33%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.25%; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 50.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 59.49%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carl Stone, 58.56%; C: Ross Markello and June Feuerstein, 54.40%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, 65.97%; B: John Kirsits and Allen Beroza, 56.25%; C: Rao Perala and Ruth Hnath, 47.22%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Modified Howell. A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62.96%; Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 61.50%; B: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 54.67%; Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 54.07%; C: (tie) Joyce Greenspan and Florence Notto, 54.31%; Dave Donaldson and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Harry Cheung, 60.71%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 60.12%; C: Joe Rooney and Dave Donaldson, 51.79%; east-west, Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 66.07%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 55.36%; C: (tie) Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 46.73%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Swiss Pairs. (Tie) Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, Paula Kotowski and partner, 2 wins.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Swiss Pairs. (Tie) Margaret Miles and Marian Morber, Ginny Panaro and Doug Dean, 2 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Tish Schiffman, 58.90%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.82%; east-west, A/B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 63.64%; Joyce Greenspan and Natalie Abramson, 60.98%; Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 59.09%; Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 56.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; B: Carlton Stone and Ed Drozen, 56.25%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 53.87%; east-west, A/B/C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 57.44%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 58%; Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 57%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: James McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 64.88%; Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 59.82%; east-west, A/B: Richard McGowan and Lou Di Lorenzo, 70.54%; C: James and Karen Stephenson, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Inge Gallant, 57.18%; Dian Petrov and Gene Finton, 55.09%; B: Sandra Marcussen and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.63%; C: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mark Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 68.75%; B: Gabriel Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 59.12%; C: Jo Nasoff Finton and Kathy Stamm, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Art Schumacher and Joe Rooney, 69.26%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 57.41%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55.93%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 55.19%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 50.37%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Jim Gullo and Sue Neubecker, 67.36%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 63.43%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 56.94% B: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 56.25%; Dave Donaldson and Bob Andersen, 55.79%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. Bob Olin and Sandra Marcussen, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 60.95%; Bill Rich and Art Morth, 50.9%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Bud Eckert, 67.8%; Lance Pollock and Henry Chudy, 61.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 59%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58%; C: (tie) Barbara and John Scott. Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 47%; east-west, A: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 59%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51%; C: Mercedes Reinbolt and Paul Capen, 50%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Friday – A: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 65.02%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.17%; B: Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 56.55%; Kathleen Landon and Sandra Stockton, 55.58%; C: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 54.01%; Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 47.34%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Saturday – A: Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 63.75%; John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 62.35%; B/C: Yichaun and Wufeng Luo, 57.19%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg, Chris Urbanek, 154 VPs; B: Howard Gordon, Guy Arie, Michael Carney, Jerome Weiss, 137 VPs; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, Art Matthies, Chip Kean, 109 VPs.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday – Howell. Jean Herndon and Jewel Marshall, 70%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 56.88%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; east-west, B.J. McMath and Pat Truell, 61%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bobbi and Joe Huber, 52%; (tie) Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, Bruce and Jill Brown, 51%; east-west, Martha Falsone and Harry Rogers, 56%; (tie) Sam Barone and Tony diTusa, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-South: Teddy and David Speser, 64.7%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 55.3%; east-west, Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 68.3%; Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 50.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 63%; (tie) Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 62%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59%; east-west, Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 63%; Joanne Biondo and Paul Morgante, 55%.