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Duplicate Bridge: March 29

The Airport Bridge Club lesson at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, March 29, continues a review of the Convention Card with the aim of simplifying complicated conventions. A pairs game follows at noon. The club has Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 30. Call 603-6943.


The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament takes place Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 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 information, call Liz Clark at 652-0256 (email or Sue Neubecker at 876-2630 (email ( For partnerships, call Judie Bailey at 636-6148 (email To see the flyer, click this link.


Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Call 834-4222 for info.


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:

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

Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. For info, click this link.

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 – 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 Regional – Events Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26. For info, click this link.

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 1,700 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of March 17 to March 23

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 70.63%; Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 56.88%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Bill Boardman, 56.88%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 55.83%; B: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 53.33%; C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 50%; east-west, A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 62.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Bob Andersen and Barbara Libby, 59.17%; B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 58.68%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 43.78%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 61.06%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 55.41%; C: Joe Rooney and Ross Markello, 48.03%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 62.50%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 57.74%; Rita Sofia and Janet Frisch, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jim Mathis, 63.97%; B: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 61.64%; C: Ed Drozen and Eleanor Whelan, 51.93%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.76%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 60.16%; C: Florence Boyd and Bob Kaprove, 51.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 63.89%; B: Bob Kaprove and Ken Trock, 62.50%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 52.78%; C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 60.83%; B/C: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 55.75%; east-west, A: Ruth Jones and Ruth Hnath, 61.08%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 54.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 59.26%; (tie) Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Ron Henrikson, Cleveland Fleming and partner, 48.15%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 60.83%; C: Henry Borkowski and Chris Ludwig, 55%; east-west, A/B: Ernie LaFranier and Terrence Camp, 66.67%; (tie) Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, Betsey Pankewycz and Neelam Kohli, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 60.71%; Marcia Wright and Elizabeth Neuner, 57.44%; Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 57.14%; James McClure and Elizabeth Young, 55.06%; east-west, A: Chip Kean and Usha Khurana, 61.61%; B/C: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Harry Meyers, 55.09%; Berta Brown and Joanne Kelley, 54.63%; C: Pat Lakeman and Barbara Landree, 51.16%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Judy Graf, 62.04%; B/C: Betty Metz and James Tao, 55.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57%; B: Jack Cukierman and John Bielinski, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Eugene Nawotniak and Violet Makhija, 58.63%; Joe Miranda and Elizabeth Neuner, 57.14%; Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 54.76%; C: Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 48.81%; east-west, A/B/C: Mary Ann Joyce and Pam Righter, 63.10%; Andrei Reinhorn and Sharon Chang, 58.33%; Marcia Wright and Pat Kilbury, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Pat Rasmus, 59.38%; Mark Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 57.29%; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Linda Burroughsford, 55.47%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.09%; east-west, A: Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 58.80%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Carol Bedell, 58.33%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 56.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Christy Kellogg, 55.58%; B/C: Art Matthies and David Donaldson, 54.49%; east-west, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Bob Olin, 59.87%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 54.83%; C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 53.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 61.31%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 60.90%; (tie) Howard and Joan Rose, Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 59.30%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 57.69%; Tom Koralewski and Davis Heussler, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 60.42%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.72%; Joe Rooney and Art Schumacher, 53.47%; Bob Farwell and Darcy Young, 52.78%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 58.63%; Jerry Geiger and Pat Rasmus, 57.74%; Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 55.36%; east-west, Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 56.55%; Carol Bedell and Betty Metz, 55.36%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Unit 116 “Green IMPs” Game. A: Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 53 IMPs; B: Linda and Paul Zittel, 48 IMPs; C: Gary Schmitt and Gaurang Sheth, 38 IMPs.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Alicia Kolipinski and Sandy Marcussen, 62.3%; Edna and Ron Fill, 51.5%; east-west, Lance Pollock and Art Morth, 57%; Ed Lechner and Anne O’Connor, 56.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Dale Schlyer and Beena Deshmukh, 62%; B: Walt Olszewski and Madhav Deshmukh, 61%; C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 48%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 63.5%; B: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 55%; C: Kathy Fenn and Bob Lederhouse, 54%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl Harris and Jean Herndon, 68.56%; Vivian Harris and Dolletha Holmes, 50.69%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Day and Tony DiTusa, 69%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 58%; east-west, (tie) Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernie Myer and Joe Fiori, 67.5%; Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 50%; Bernice Baker and Fred Nadel, 48.3%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 62.7%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 51%; Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 47.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ann Goodyear and Wilson McClaren, 56%; (tie) Carol Neuhaus and Bill Rogers, Kathy Borcik and Judy Thielman, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Margaret and Bob Rivard, 61%; (tie) Julie Ameroso and Edna Fill, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 58%.