Share this article

print logo

Duplicate Bridge: March 1

The Airport Bridge Club has a lesson on “Competing Over Pre-empts” at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, March 1, followed by a pairs game at noon. There will be a Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 2, and an ACBL-wide game at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3.


All games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday, March 4, through next Saturday, March 8, are club championships for extra points. Chris Urbanek will teach a lesson on Jacoby 2 No Trump at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. A Swiss team game will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9.


The email newsletter from the Airport Bridge Club now comes from a new address, The club requests that you add this to your safe domain list. To be added to the email list, call 836-7016.


Western New York Unit 116 has updated its schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:

“Green” IMPs game – 7 p.m., Monday, March 17, Bridge Club Meridian.

Club-hosted Unit game – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Barometer Pairs game – 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 12, Bridge Club Meridian.

Strawberry Social and pairs game – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, Lockport Duplicate Club.

Annual picnic and game – Time TBA, Sunday, July 20, Erie County Fairgrounds.

Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.


Tournament calendar

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6. For info, click this link.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.

Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – (sanction pending) Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.

District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 453 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”

Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10. For info, click this link.

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

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, but rumor has it that it will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

61st Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, to Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, 2015, to Sunday, April 19, 2015.


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.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.


A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson has a career total of nearly 1,675 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Feb. 17 to Feb. 23

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Celine Murray and Paula Salamone, 55.62%; Vince and Christine Pesce, 54.22%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 52.03%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Chuck Schorr and Cleveland Fleming, 61.46%; B: Paula Salamone and Celine Murray, 57.30%; C: Sharon Chang and Judy Kaprove, 56.77%; Betty Lawrence and Janet Frisch, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 62.80%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 59.52%; C: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 54.76%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 62.43%; B: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 62.17%; C: Mary Terrana and Ed Drozen, 49.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 67.50%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 62.42%; C: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 43.42%; east-west, A: Bill Boardman and Bob Linn, 56.75%; B/C: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 53.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Jerry Kemsley and Joe Rooney, 58.33%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.80%; B/C: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Martin Pieterse and Paul Orosz, 62.70%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 61.70%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Dianne Bloom, 47.02%; Ron Henrikson and Alex Miller, 46.79%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell, A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Ross Markello, 60.42%; Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 57.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Patricia Haynes, 63.50%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 51%; east-west, A: Pat Kilbury and Marcia Wright, 56%; B: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 57.14%; B: Betty Bronstein and Carolyn Siracuse, 50%; C: Sue Neubecker and Pat Lakeman, 49.40%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.04%; B/C: Larry Soong and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.36%; Jim Gullo and Tova Reinhorn, 54.46%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. Gabriel Tannenbaum and John Bielinski, 70%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Andrei Reinhorn and Sharon Chang, 56.55%; B: Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 56.33%; east-west, A/B: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 57.95%; Cherry Searle and Tish Schiffman, 55.06%; C: Terrence Camp and Jeffrey Oshlag, 51.61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.89%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.01%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 56.82%; Mark Pascale and Sushil Amlani, 56.64%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.24%; east-west, A/B: Peter Shui and Ken Meier, 62.69%; C: John and Martha Welte, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Bernice Baker and Harry Meyers, 64.18%; Christy Kellogg and Judy Padgug, 60.65%; C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 54.75%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.13%; B: Andrei Reinhorn and Claire Gareleck, 53.50%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Bob Padgug, 50.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.33%; B/C: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Betty Bronstein, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Unit 116 Pro-Am game. Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 64.48%; Ken Meier and Gaurang Sheth, 61.47%; Fred Yellen and Ed Drozen, 60.23%; Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 59.68%; Christy Kellogg and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.87%; Bert Hargeshimer and Beena Deshmukh, 58.52%; Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 55.56%; Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 54.99%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – David Floyd and James Downing, 60.65%; Rob Hessel and Marcia Hoffman, 54.63%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.24%; Lance Crawford and Jack Kern, 52.78%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski. 63.99%; B/C: (tie) Mercedes Reinbolt and Bob Olin, Bernie Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 53.87%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 65.18%; B: Jeanne Gladysz and Linda Burroughsford, 62.20%; C: Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 39.58%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 64.6%; (tie) Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, Jan O’Mara and John Garrity, 52.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Eugene Giorgini and Walt Olszewski, 62%; Jean Rosenthal and Dale Schlyer, 61%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56%; Carolyn Siracuse and Bob Lederhouse, 51%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 68%; Judie Bailey and Carolyn Siracuse, 57%; Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 53%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Garnet Wallace and Shirley Thompson, 57%; (tie) Alice Bragg and David Mathis, Pearl Harris and Vivian Harris, 50.71%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 54%; east-west, Tony DiTusa and Norb Mruk, 56%; Joan and Paul Lazarus, 51%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Jeanette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 46%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 42.5%; east-west; Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 43%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 42.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Carol Neuhaus and Bill Westley, 65%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 66%; east-west, Thelma Frauenhofer and Anita Kohn, 64%.