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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 20

The Airport Bridge Club will offer a triple-point game at noon today Saturday, Dec. 20, after the lesson at 10:45 a.m.; and triple points at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21; and double points at all its games next week. Fee for the game at 11 a.m. Christmas Day will be $3.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its regular game at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Christmas Eve, but will be closed in the evening. The club will have its second annual Holiday Open Game at noon Thursday, Christmas Day.


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.


Tournament calendar

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

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

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.

Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 11, 2015, and Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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

Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional – R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 11, 2015, to Sunday, May 17, 2015. For info, click this link.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to Monday, May 25, 2015.

Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 13, 2015, and Sunday, June 14, 2015.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 15, 2015, to Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Buffalo Regional – Location and dates TBA. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2015, to Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, July 11, 2015, and Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, 2015, and Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, to Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, and Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, to Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, April 8, 2016, to Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 24, 2016, to Monday, May 30, 2016.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, 2016, to Sunday, June 19, 2016.

Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Willliamsville. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, to Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.


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 reached a career total of 1,800 master points in STaC play last week. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Dec. 8 to Dec. 14

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 57.45%, east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 56.36%; B: Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 55.39%; C: Rob Hessel and Joe Rooney, 53.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Nancy Torrell and Janet Frisch, 57.68%; east-west, A/B: Joe Rooney and partner, 63.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 64.08%; east-west, A: Marian Morber and Shirley Cassety, 66.52%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 50.46%; C: Florence Boyd and Ron Henrikson, 49.22%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 60.20%; B: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 58.65%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 58.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 55.42%; B: Paula Salamone and partner, 54.58%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 65%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Larry Abate and Chuck Schorr, 60.13%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 57.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: Wilson McClaren and Martin Pieterse, 59.47%; C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 56.18%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 65.27%; B: Linda Wynes and John Kirsits, 57.46%; Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 53.29%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 62.17%; John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 56.57%; B: Mike Silverman and partner, 54.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. A: Rao Perala and partner, 65.87%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 60.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.14%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 55.56%; B: J. Bailey Leftwich and Cleveland Fleming, 54.76%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 53.17%; Janet Frisch and Ron Henrikson, 52.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 61.11%; C: Michael Genco and Donald McGrath, 60.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.03%; B: John and Martha Welte, 56.25%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 63.10%; Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 62.50%; C: William Noltee and Louise Hayes, 51.79%; east-west, A/B: Terrence Camp and Pat Haynes, 57.74%; C: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 50.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 63.83%; Jim McClure and Joyce Greenspan, 61.74%; Gene Nawotniak and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.73%; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 53.60%; east-west, A/B: Chuck Heimerl and Sam Grossman, 72.35%; Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 60.61%; C: Elizabeth Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 51.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Joan Rose and Judy Padgug, 67.82%; Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 61.90%; B: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 49.58%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 44.41%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.70%; B: Jim Gullo and Carol Bedell, 54.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 64 vps; Christy Kellogg and Bob Olin, 56 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 62.34%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 57.82%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 54.28%; east-west, A: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 65.22%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.03%; Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 58.59%; C: Ruth Nawotniak and Nicholas Leibovic, 52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 60.19%; Chris Urbanek and Kamil Bishara, 59.72%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.03%; Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 58.56%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Ruth Nawotniak, 45.60%; east-west, A/B/C: Sandi England and Thomas Koralewski, 59.72%; John Welte and Martha Welte, 58.80%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 61.01%; B: Ed Drozen and Bob Olin, 59.82%; east-west, A: Dan Gerstman and Brian Meyer, 58.93%; Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 54.76%; B: Mark Pascale and Linda Burroughsford, 54.46%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 40.18%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.41%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 59.04%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Levy, 56.25%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 54.92%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Sandi England, 64.4%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 58.52%; Joe Miranda and Pat Haynes, 57.41%, Enid Sweet and Lillian Gotshall, 56.67%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53.33%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Rita Sofia, 62.20%; Harry Meyers and Claire Gareleck, 57.44%; Fran Kurtz and Joyce Greenspan, 55.95%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.69%; Sharon Wilcox and Art Morth, 58.04%; Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 53.87%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 59.5%; Edna Fill and Beverly Dale, 53.5%; east-west, Ron Henrikson and Art Morth, 54%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cuikerman, 53.5%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57.5%; George Mayers and Marian Roecker, 52.5%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Emily Wettlaufer, 57.4%; Teddy and David Speser, 52.8%; Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 51.1%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Sis Snitzer, 64.9%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 51.8%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 45.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 56%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 68.75%; Neola McGuire and Marcia Scott, 65.27%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 65%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 51.9%; east-west, Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 69.4%; Al and Phyllis Vogt, 61.3%.