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Duplicate Bridge: May 2

Unit games with extra points will be played Monday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. in Bridge Club Meridian and 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club, and at noon next Saturday, May 9, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club.


The Airport Bridge Club also will have an extra-point game at noon today, Saturday, May 2, following the lesson on splinter bids, slam play and defense at 10:45 a.m. Extra-point games also will be offered every day next week.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will have extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8. A Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held during the non-life master game at noon Tuesday, May 5.


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.

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 20 to April 26

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Ross Markello and Barbara Libby, 55.56%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 55%; B: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 55.09%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 54.17%; C: (tie) Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 64.43%; B/C: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 50.56%; east-west, A: John Kirsits and partner, 66.67%; B/C: Bill Boardman and Ross Markello, 57.20%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 61.90%; Paula Kotowski and Paula Salamone, 60.49%; C: Usha Khurana and Bill Boardman, 47.23%; Dorothy May and Judy Kaprove, 45.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 59.52%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 62.50%; B: Ron Henrikson and Janet Frisch, 52.08%; C: David Donaldson and Paula Salamone, 50.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Sudhakar Perala, 56.25%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 55.95%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.95%; C: (tie) Terrence Camp and Pat Haynes, Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 55.06%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 64.29%; B: Dordy Donaldson and Marilyn Steffan, 58.33%; Sol Messinger and Tish Schiffman, 55.65%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.76%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 62.50%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 58.93%; Claire Gareleck and Jim Gullo, 55.06%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.76%; C: Fran Kurtz and Sudhakar Perala, 34.52%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 62.50%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 55.06%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Art Matthies, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. Sandi England and Thomas Koralewski, 57.74%; Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 55.95%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Paula Rosen, 65.18%; Usha Khurana and Maryann Szafran, 61.31%; Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 58.33%; C: Pat Haynes and Terrence Camp, 49.40%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 61.31%; Janie Polk and Tish Schiffman, 57.14%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.36%; C: John Meindl and Patricia Lanighan, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ricotta, 60.19%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 55.09%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 53.01%; east-west, A/B/C: Robert Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 63.19%; Penny Shui and Jeff Bender, 56.94%; Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 54.86%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 66.35%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 62.82%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 61.57%; C: David Donaldson and Betty Metz, 47.69%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 62.56%; B: Bob Padgug and Donna Steffan, 58.42%; Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 54.40%; C: Sharon Chang and Joyce Greenspan, 50.37%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and John Toy, 61.90%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.72%; Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, 54.02%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Kathy Pollock, 54.17%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 53.27%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 62.5%; Maryann Martin and Colleen Mitchell, 56.25%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.73%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 54.69%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 59.26%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.32%; Dick Czarnecki and Ted Kahn, 48.41%; east-west, Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 60.71%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 60.12%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 48.81%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gabe Tannenbaum and Vince Taeger, 58.9%; Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 57.8%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 66.9%; Nancy and Bruce Shaffer, 50.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 63.26%; Walt Olszewski and Eugene Giorgini, 59.85%; James and Paula Jones, 57.20%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.52%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – James and Paula Jones, 59.03%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 56.94%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Marilyn White and Carol Neuhaus, 52.78%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pamela Murphy and Marcia Turley, 53.33%; Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 52.94%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 66%; Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 58%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62%; Joan and Paul Lazarus, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 60%; Carl Gebauer and Sam Grossman, 54%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 62%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 56.9%; Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 54.4%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 58.7%; Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 51.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 71%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 63.2%; Margaret Rivard and Eileen Bisantz, 48.8%; east-west, Ellen Errigo and Paul Morgante, 67.5%; Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 57.5%.