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Duplicate Bridge: April 25

The Airport Bridge Club, closed today, Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, reopens with extra-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, to Friday, May 1. Friday also will see the debut of “Finkelstein’s Free Fabulous Friday Food Feast.” Comprehensive lessons on splinter bids, slam play and defense start at 10:45 a.m. next Saturday, May 2, followed by a pairs game at noon.


Lockport Duplicate holds an extra-point unit pairs game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.


Congratulations to Bud Seidenberg, leading master point winner in the Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament April 16 to 18 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, Williamsville. He earned 20.83 points. Other point leaders included Jay Levy with 18, Chris Urbanek with 16.71, Saleh Fetouh with 16.52 and Davis Heussler with 13.32.


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

Unit pairs game, 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 4, Bridge Club Meridian.

Unit pairs game, 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 9, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

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

Unit pairs game, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, Lockport Duplicate.

Strawberry Social and game, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 13, Lockport Duplicate.

Annual picnic and games, Sunday, July 19, Erie County Fairgrounds.

Annual meeting and game, Sunday, Dec. 6, Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda.


Tournament calendar

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. For info, click this link.

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.

Erie Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant St., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13.

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

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

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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 April 13 to April 19

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Ron Henrikson and Bob Kaprove, 55.21%; B: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 54.75%; B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 49.66%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 45.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One Winner. A: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 62.71%; B: Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 58.40%; C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 54.66%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Usha Khurana and Bill Boardman, 61.11%; B: Fran Kurtz and Chuck Schorr, 59.03%; C: Paula Salamone and Ron Henrikson, 58.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 59.67%; B: Sharon Wilcox and Eleanor Whelan, 55.80%; C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 44.30%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 55.90%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 52.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – Howell. William Noltee and Louise Hayes, 63.10%; (tie) Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, Marcia Frankel and Judy Katz, 61.90%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Natalie Plumb, 61.61%; (tie) Agi Maisel and Carla Press, Marilyn Steffan and Dorde Donaldson, 55.95%; east-west, A/B: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 66.67%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 61.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Anne Watkins and Bob Olin, 58.21%; east-west, A: Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 60.41%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Andrei Reinhorn, 48.75%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory point game. Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 2.5 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. Howell. A/B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 62.20%; David and Dorde Donaldson, 60.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 62.50%; B:Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.33%; C: Steve Shanley and Steve Rashkin, 51.28%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jim Downing and David Floyd, 61.11%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 59.03%; Enid Sweet and Dave Larcom, 56.25%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53.47%; Darcy Young and Michael Apa, 49.31%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 63.69%; Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 53.57%; Dick Czarnecki and Ted Kahn, 48.51%; east-west, Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 60.71%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 54.17%; Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 53.57%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 57.1%; Anne O’Connor and Vince Taeger, 56.3%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Lou Lombardi, 64.9%; Nancy and Bruce Shaffer, 50.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – James and Paula Jones, 57.81%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.09%; Eugene Giorgini and Joyce Kindt, 54.69%; (tie) Roy Crocker and John Lewis, Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 54.17%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Friday morning – A/B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 65.39%; Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 63.14%; C: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 48.72%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Friday afternoon – A: Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 59.26%; B: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 57.52%; C: Sheila Marcantonio and Patricia Reading, 51.47%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Saturday morning – A/B: Sue Neubecker and Shakeel Ahmad, 65.63%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Lance Pollock, 59.95%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 67.95%; B: Barry Passer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.65%; C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 48.40%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 162 vps; B: David Colligan, Davis Heussler, Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 139 vps; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Jeff Bender, Florence Boyd and Faith Perry, 112 vps.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 71%; Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 66%; Elizabeth Young and Cindy Darone, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Jeff Peters, 53%; Cindy Darone and Tony Latusa, 52%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 60%; Ruth Walsh and Martin Schaus, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 65%; Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 55%; east-west, (tie) Jerry Stange and Betty Bowling, David and Teddy Speser, 56.7%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Lansing, 45%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 52%; east-west, Dona Tepas and Stan Kozlowski, 62%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 59.9%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.4%; east-west, Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 64.4%; (tie) Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, Ruth Elliot and Frank Belz, 52.5%.