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Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 2

The Airport Bridge Club will offer pairs games with $2 entry fees at 1 p.m. on Sundays and 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning this week. The Monday night game is discontinued.

All games at the club will award triple red points today, Saturday, Aug. 2, through next Friday, Aug. 8. Today’s game begins at 11:45 a.m., after a lesson at 10:30. Games Monday to Thursday begin at noon. Beginning next Friday, weekday games return the regular 11 a.m. starting time.


Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222 or click this link.


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:

Step Back in Time game – Sunday, Aug. 24. Herschell Carrousel Museum, 180 Townsend St., North Tonawanda. 11 a.m., tour museum. Noon, picnic. 1 p.m., pairs game. $10 unit members. Ticket deadline: Aug. 20.

Eight Is Enough team game – Sunday, Nov. 9. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga.

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


Tournament calendar

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. For info, click this link.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21. For info, click this link.

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 attained a career total of 1,700 master points over Memorial Day weekend. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.



Week of July 21 to July 27

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 56.99%; east-west, A/B: Joe Rooney and Dorothy May, 61.65%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 60.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Howell. Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 61.11%; Alan Greer and partner, 53.70%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 61.17%; C: Ron Henrikson and Ruth Wurster, 58%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 63.18%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 57.62%; C: Dede Kluckhohn and Paula Kotowski, 50.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Walt Olszewski and Jerry Geiger, 63.45%; B: Vince Pesce and Chuck Schorr, 51.88%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Paul Zatulove, 51.49%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 63.86%; B: Myra Razik and Jean Macdonald, C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 45.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 58.33%; C: Don Grant and Linda Wynes, 45.83%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Barbara Libby, 62.80%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 50.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 60.42%; B: Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, 56.77%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.02%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 58%; Christine Malarkey and partner, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 62.80%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 59.23%; Richard McGowan and Terrence Camp, 55.36%; Tish Schiffman and John Marvin, 54.76%; C: Mickey Martin and Jean Weinstein, 43.15%; east-west, A: Micki and Paul Zatulove, 62.50%; Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 54.46%; B/C: Howard Wilinsky and Gail Pitterman, 50.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Gene Finton and Bob Padgug, 66.25%; Jo Nasoff-Finton and Jim Gullo, 62.50%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 59.17%; Eva Schmidt and Adrian Figliotti, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 57.14%; Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 55.95%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjami, 54.17%; C: Thomas Koralewski and Sandra England, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, Janie Polk and Jacqueline Hanley, 58.93%; A/B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Adrian Figliotti, 56.55%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 55.95%; Paula Rosen and James McClure, 54.76%; east-west, Marilyn Shuman and Nancy Torrell, 62.50%; Terrence Camp and Joyce Frayer, 58.93%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.44%; Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 57.44%; Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.10%; Christy Kellogg and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 57.18%; Diane and John Bielinski, 55.09%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 50.23%; east-west, A/B: John Marvin and Maryann Szafran, 57.87%; C: John and Martha Welte, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Berta Brown and Stan Kozlowski, 60.01%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 58.97%; C: Pat Lakeman and Ruth Wurster, 44.44%; east-west, A: Elaine Universal and Judy Graf, 61.75%; Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 60.10%; B: Dede Kluckhohn and Adrian Figliotti, 57.38%; Sue Neubecker and Joyce Greenspan, 56.31%; C: Joe Benenati and Maureen Cancilla, 40.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 71%; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Linda Burroughsford, 65%; John and Martha Welte, 61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Slam Zone game. North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 67.50%; B: Bob Olin and Joe Benenati, 54.58%; C: John and Martha Welte, 48.75%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Nancy Wolstoncroft, Gaurang Sheth and Rich Cramer-Benjami, 57.08%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.55%; Joyce Kindt and Carloyn Siracuse, 55.06%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.98%; east-west, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 62.8%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 60.12%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 51.19%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Jerry Geiger and Pat Rasmus, 61.85%; Bernie Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 57.04%; Claire Gareleck and Sue Neubecker, 54.81%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 60.8%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 60.4%; east-west, Lance and Pam Pollock, 62.3%; Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 55.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 65%; B: Joyce Kindt and Marge Schomers, 60%; C: Madhav Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 59%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 52%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 65%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 61%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Parmalier Murphy and Cleveland Fleming, 62.50%; Vivian and Pearl Harris, 56.25%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 61%; Bill Rich and Ron Fill, 56%; east-west, Elizabeth Young and Lou Bacon, 58%; Rita Spada and Nancy Harkins, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 70%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 63%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 63%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.1%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 56.9%; Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 50.6%; east-west, Teddy and David Speser, 60%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 53.8%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 49.4%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday (July 9) – North-south, Mike and Pat Weber, 65.6%; Lynda Pettit & Kay Brinkman, 53.3%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 65%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 63.7%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday (July 23) – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 66.8%; Lou Lombardi and Edna Fill, 56.5%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 60%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Heinrich, 57.5%.