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Duplicate Bridge: May 16

Unit 116 will hold a barometer pairs game at 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 18, in Bridge Club Meridian in the Zion Church, Koenig Circle at Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda.

In barometer pairs, all pairs play the same boards at the same time throughout the event. Scores and standings are posted after each round, so each pair knows where it stands at all times. For information and partners, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828.


The Airport Bridge Club offers extra points at all games during the coming week. A lesson at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, May 16, will be followed by a pairs game at noon. Free lunch is included in the game at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22.


The Burt Garrell Upstate New York Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, in the R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). For info, click this link.


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

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

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


Duplicate scores

Week of May 4 to May 10

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: David Donaldson and Jerry Geiger, 56.70%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 52.73%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 56.60%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 53.13%; C: Nadine Stein and Bob Kaprove, 52.63%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 57.41%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 51.39%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 64.81%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 59.72%; C: Florence Boyd and Bill Boardman, 59.03%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 65.76%; B: Robert Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60.56%; Usha Khurana and Paula Kotowski, 56.83%; C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 50.52%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Wilson McClaren, 64.29%; B: Eva Schmidt and Barbara Sadkin, 54.76%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 48.51%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 63.69%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 56.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 60.84%; Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 58.33%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 53.70%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 68.33%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 65.84%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 52.50%; Raj Puri and Paula Salamone, 49.59%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Sandra Rifkin, 48.75%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 46.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Richard McGowan and Marilyn Sultz, 63.83%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 59.85%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 56.44%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 53.98%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 50.38%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.55%; B: Jim Tao and Marian Morber, 54.17%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 53.22%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.85%; B: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 57.41%; Fran Kurtz and Susan Bergman, 56.30%; C: Claire Gareleck and Larry Soong, 54.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 62.50%; B: Jack Cukierman and Dian Petrov, 61.46%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.25%; C: John and Martha Welte, 55.21%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Rajat Basu and Ted Kahn, 59.28%; Paula Rosen and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.87%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 55.87%; east-west, A/B/C: Dordy Donaldson and Susie Weathers, 63.45%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.58%; Janie Polk and Elaine Zeve, 54.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 59.82%; B/C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 55.36%; east-west, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and John Marvin, 54.76%; C: Henry Chudy and Gary Schmitt, 54.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; Harry Cheung and Kathy Pollock, 57.08%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Fred Yellen, 57.08%; C: (tie) Usha Khurana and Elaine Kurasiewicz, Judy Padgug and Berta Brown, 55.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 64.88%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 57.74%; C: John and Martha Welte, 49.40%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 59.9%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 55.56%; Darcy Young and Michael Apa, 52.6%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 51.56%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 64.24%; Judy Padgug and John Ziemer, 60.76%; B: Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 57.80%; C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 52.98%; Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 52.33%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 59.6%; Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 52.1%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Jennifer Reynolds, 53.8%; Vincent Taeger and Bob Lederhouse, 52.9%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 60.14%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.14%; east-west, Gwilyn Brick and Dan Blatz, 54.41%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.66%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Sushil Amlani and Jasbeer Makhija, 62.50%; John and Barbara Scott, 58.33%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 57.74%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual game. David Mathis, 72.78%; Pamela Murphy, 67.22%; Parmalier Murphy, 56.11%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 59%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 59%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 63%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 54%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 57%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and partner, 60.4%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 59.8%; east-west, Ruth Axelrod and Nita Ferrell, 62.5%; Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 54.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 70%; Dona Tepas and Stan Kozlowski, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 66.3%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 61.3%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 61.3%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 48.8%.