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Duplicate Bridge: March 14

Western New York Unit 116 holds a Green IMPs game at 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 16, in Bridge Club Meridian.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo hosts a Wearing of the Green non-life master game and party at noon Tuesday, March 17. The club starts beginner lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Call 834-4222.


The Airport Bridge Club celebrates director Paula Kotowski’s birthday at games Monday and Tuesday. The club also serves corned beef between pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday. There will be extra-point games Thursday, March 19, and next Saturday, March 21, and free Sumo citrus for every player Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Western New York Unit 116 schedules unit-sponsored games regularly. They include:

Barometer Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 18, Bridge Club Meridian.


Tournament calendar

Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, March 31, to Sunday, April 5. For info, click this link.

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

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19. For info, click this link.

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

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

Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.

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

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

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

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

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

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

Buffalo Regional – Location TBA. Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 18. Previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, to Sunday, June 28.

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

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

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

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


Duplicate scores

Week of March 2 to March 8

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL-wide Senior Game. Howell. A: Bill Boardman and partner, 65.25%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 59.00%; B: Frank Schlehr and Janet Frisch, 57.92%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 45.04%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 59.82%; C: Ruth Kozower and Joyce Greenspan, 47.62%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 71.16%; B: Chuck Schorr and Bill Boardman, 48.94%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 46.03%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 57.94%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 56.94%; Dorothy May and Mike Silverman, 56.75%; C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 46.82%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 63.89%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.96%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 55.56%; C: (tie) Paul and Linda Zittel, Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 49.54%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 55.95%; B: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 53.96%; C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Kotowski; 53.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and partner, 63%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Chuck Schorr, 60%; C: Dave Donaldson and Ron Henrikson, 59%; Shirley Cassety and Dorothy May 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 59.59%; B/C: Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 55.22%; Judy Zeckhauser and Laurie Foster, 54.03%; east-west, A/B: John and Martha Welte, 68.19%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 51.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 59.82%; C: Judy Zeckhauser and Laurie Foster, 57.74%; Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 56.85%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 55.36%; east-west, A/B: Sol Messinger and Tish Schiffman, 57.14%; Pat Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 56.55%; C: Judith Babat and Carol Roth, 55.36%; Dordy Donaldson and Marilyn Steffan, 54.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 61.61%; Christy Kellogg and Bob Olin, 60.42%; C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 50.60%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.71%; B/C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 52.68%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 72%; B: Jim Gullo and Gene Harvey, 59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Linda Milch, 55.91%; B: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.27%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 55.23%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 47.66%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 59.08%; B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Joe Peters, 58.04%; B: Peter Shui and Henry Chudy, 55.36%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 51.49%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 64.58%; Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 55.06%; C: John and Martha Welte, 53.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Joyce Greenspan, 64.26%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 57.47%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 59.58%; B: Harry Cheung and Jim Tao, 56.97%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.43%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 49.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.38%; B: (tie) Cathy Majewski and Jim Gullo, Mike Ryan and Fred Yellen, 56.25%; C: Paul Piciulo and Sean Bennett, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Mentor Game. North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Ginny Panaro, 63.49%; B/C: Peter Patterson and Gene Nawotniak, 61.90%; Betty Metz and Pat Lakeman, 55.56%; east-west, A/B/C: Davis Heussler and James Easton, 63.49%; Donna Steffan and Mary Ball, 55.16%; Fred Yellen and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 54.37%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Enid Sweet and Dave Larcom, 62.5%; Joe Rooney and Sandi England, 58.93%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.55%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Unit championship. Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 60.58%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.93%; Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 55.77%; Tova Reinhorn and Judy Padgug, 54.81%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Jane and David Larcom, 58.93%; Dian Petrov and Mark Pascale, 56.55%; Pat Lanighan and Nancy Kent, 54.17%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; Bill Rich and Marion Morber 57%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61%; Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 58%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 55%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Syndor, 70%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Libbie Neuner, 59.2%; Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 57.5%; east-west, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 62.5%; Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 60.4%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 70%; east-west, Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 55.7%; Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 55%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 64.1%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 57.9%.