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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 28

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament continues in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 28, and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. For more info, click this link. All sanctioned clubs are closed during the tournament.


The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will host the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.


Also at the Airport Club – triple point games at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and next Saturday, Oct. 5; pairs at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, followed by triple-point Swiss teams with 5 percent gold points at 2:30 p.m.; and double- and triple-point Swiss teams with 5 percent gold at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will feature lunch with Jim Gullo at its regular open pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4.


Unit 116 has updated its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:

Unit-rated club-hosted game: Saturday, Oct. 19, noon, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Eight Is Enough Swiss Teams: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Unit Pairs Game: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.

Unit-rated club-hosted game: Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Lockport Duplicate Club.

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


Tournament calendar

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.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. For info, click this link.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. For info, click this link.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.


Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club 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 reached a career total of 1,600 master points in August. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Sept. 16 to Sept. 22

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A/B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 57.44%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 56.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 60.71%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 58.99%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 55.03%; C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 46.56%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Zittel and Bill Boardman, 66.96%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Dale Anderson, 61.25%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 54.58%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Chuck Schorr, 57.08%; B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 53.75%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 52.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 61.34%; B: Eva Schmidt and Nancy Kessler, 55.56%; C: Pawan Matta and Christine Malarkey, 45.83%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Liz Clark, 67.82%; B/C: (tie) Ruth Hnath and Jerry Kemsley, Paul Zittel and Bill Boardman, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Fund Game. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 70.28%; B/C: Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, 48.89%; east-west, A/B/C: Nancy Littenberg and Ron Helfman, 59.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Club Championship. North-south, A/B/C: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 57.50%; east-west, A: Mike Kisiel and Dale Anderson, 57.08%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 53.13%; C: Vince and Christine Pesce, 47.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B: Christine Grant and Helen “Mickey” Martin, 59.17%; C: Marion Lavigne and Janice Sufrin, 47.50%; east-west, A: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 66.67%; B: James and Karen Stephenson, 63.33%; C: Henry Borkowski and Terry Smith, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Sandy Adler and Sandra Rifkin, 58.52%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 55.68%; east-west, A: Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 57.01%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 54.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Jeanne Gladysz and Adrian Figliotti, 63.39%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.58%; Jay Levy and David Millward, 57.41%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 56.08%; B: Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 50.79%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 49.74%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Saleh Fetouh and Kathy Pollock, 64%; Jeff Bender and Bob Olin, 61%; Meg Klamp and John Bielinski, 56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Elaine Moon and Maryann Szafran, 69.05%; Joe Miranda and Judy Zeckhauser, 60.12%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Pat Lanighan, 56.55%; Usha Khurana and Jim McClure, 55.36%; C: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 55.06%; east-west, A: Andrei Reinhorn and Joyce Greenspan, 62.50%; B/C: Sandra Morrison and Janie Polk, 60.71%; Stan Dickson and Marilyn Schwebel, 57.44%; Carla Press and Laurie Foster, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Norm St. Denis and Bob Olin, 55.09%; B: Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 53.47%; C: Paula Rosen and Jo Finton, 50.69%; east-west, A: Mark Pascale and Gene Finton, 60.88%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Tova Reinhorn, 53.47%; C: Dale Schlyer and Sushil Amlani, 51.39%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 59.91%; Stan Kozlowski and Christy Kellogg, 56.81%; Judy Graf and Meg Klamp, 56.25%; B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 55.77%; C: Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 51.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.73%; B: Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 60.67%; John Toy and Donna Steffan, 59.07%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 54.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 64.58%; B/C: Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 48.51%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Chris Urbanek, 59.52%; John Toy and Bud Seidenberg, 58.33%; B: Betty Bronstein and Anne Watkins, 55.65%; C: (tie) Tova Reinhorn and Joyce Meskill, Vince Sollazzo and Ross Staples, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Bob Feasley Celebration. North-south, A: Liz Clark and Meg Klamp, 69.24%; B: Joan Feasley and Bill Feasley, 63.25%; Fran Kurtz and Rita Sierocinski, 61.25%; John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 59.25%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.10%; C: Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 46.09%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.77%; B: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 60.46%; Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 58.37%; Judy Graf and Michael Ryan, 57.40%; James Tao and Harry Cheung, 56.74%; Howard and Joan Rose, 54.72%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.28%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 60.46%; (tie) Enid Sweet and Ann Marie Battaglia, Glen and Pat Schmarder, 57.73%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 54.58%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 62.8%; Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 58.33%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 52.68%; east-west, Jay Levy and Fred Yellen, 61.31%; Gene and Jo Finton, 56.55%; Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 52.38%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 62.5%; Nancy Acara and Edna Fill, 51%; east-west, Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 68.5%; Dorothy Kumrow and Art Morth, 60%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday Evening – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 62%; B: John Meindl and Adam Dzimian, 51.5%; C: Jim and Paula Jones, 51%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday Afternoon – Howell. Jim and Paula Jones, 63%; Jean Rosenthal and Marge Schomers, 54%; Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, 52%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Garnet Wallace and Vivian Harris, 56.67%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 61%; Marv Feuerstein and Alma Finkelstein, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 55%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 64%; Jeff Peters and Lilly Pleskow, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 59.4%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 53.9%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 62.2%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 61.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Fenton Harrison, 60%; Marge McMillen and Elaine Wegrzyn, 56%.

Friday Dupliclub – North-south, Bob and Margaret Rivard, 51%; Edna and Ron Fill, 50%; east-west, Dave and Moragh Stroud, 55%; Ida Mae Klipfel and Lillian Reynolds, 54%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 61.3%; Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 60.8%; east-west, Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 58.8 %; Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 53.2%.