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The Airport Bridge Club will have a Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27. Call 603-6943 to sign up. The club also offers double point charity games for an extra $1 fee Monday, April 28, to Friday, May 2, with discounts for frequent players.


Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, the Buffalo area player who won the most master points at the annual Toronto Easter Regional Tournament April 15 to 20. With 41.98 points, he was 16th overall.

Other leading point winners from Buffalo included Yichaun and Wufeng Lao, who both earned 25.37 points and tied for 69th, and Chris Urbanek, who tied for 71st with 24.66.


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:

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 – 11 a.m., Sunday, July 20, Grand Stand Casino Room, Erie County Fairgrounds.

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


Tournament calendar

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. For info, click this link.

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 April 14 to 20

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 62.30%; B: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 62.11%; C: Celine Murray and Paula Kotowski, 49.64%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: David Donaldson and Allen Beroza, 62.96%; B: Dale Anderson and Barbara Sadkin, 62.73%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.23%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 62.27%; B/C: Don and Christine Grant, 53.01%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 65.28%; Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 57.64%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 56.94%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 56.25%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 43.06%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 64.58%; B: Bill Boardman and Ruth Hnath, 55.06%; C: Linda Wynes and Don Grant, 53.87%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Vince Pesce, 67.26%; B: Richard Hurd and Eleanor O’Connor, 56.25%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 46.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 66%; B: Ron Henrikson and Alexandra Miller, 56%; C: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 53%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 74.40%; B: Paula Salamone and Ron Henrikson, 57.74%; C: Christine Malarkey and Pawan Matta, 57.14%; Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 41.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Marcia Frankel and Judy Katz, 63.33%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: (tie) Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, Elizabeth Young and James McClure, 54.46%; C: Eugene Nawotniak and Judith Babat, 53.87%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 60.12%; B/C: Norma Cohen and Sandra Morrison, 59.23%; Bob Olin and John Marvin, 58.93%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 59.82%; Christy Kellogg and David Bradshaw, 55.65%; B/C: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Betty Metz, 61.90%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 61.61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60%; B: Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 59.85%; B: Bob Rivard and Andy Olukalns, 56.82%; Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 56.06%; C: Elizabeth Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 51.70%; east-west, A/B: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 62.12%; C: Anne Astmann and Elizabeth Hemenway, 60.42%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.63%; Pam Righter and Mary Joyce, 55.49%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 54.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Gaurang Sheth and Christy Kellogg, 62.27%; B: Joyce Kindt and Cathy Majewski, 50.93%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 47.22%; east-west, A/B/C: Peter Patterson and Henry Chudy, 58.80%; Linda Burroughsford and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.17%; Jeffrey Bender and Mark Pascale, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 65.74%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 56.71%; C: Pat Lakeman and Judie Bailey, 49.54%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.27%; B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 59.03%; Harry Cheung and James Tao, 58.80%; C: Emel and Ozcan Okumus, 53.94%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 54.07%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 55.60%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 60.94%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 57.81%; James Downing and David Floyd, 56.77%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 54.63%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 49.48%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 65.18%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.74%; Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 56.55%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.32%; Paul Libby and Mike Silverman, 57.14%; Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 52.38%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: (Tie) Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, John Lewis and Roy Crocker, 62%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 52%; C: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 50%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 63%; B: Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 60%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Martin Schaus and Peg Gorham, 59%; Paul and Joan Lazarus, 58%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 57%; Charlotte Bonfrager and Vince LoJacono, 52%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 64%; Tony DiTusa and Joe Huber, 56%; east-west, Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, 54%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Lansing and Libbie Neuner, 64.2%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 59.2%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 57.5%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 55.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Judy Thielman, 59%; Carol Neuhaus and Fenton Harrison, 50%.