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Duplicate Bridge: May 23

A Unit 116 pairs game with extra points will be played at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the Lockport Duplicate Club in the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.


The Airport Bridge Club will have pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, with a chicken barbecue. The club offers extra points at all games during the coming week and a free lunch Friday, May 29, catered by Cozy Cafe. For the game at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24, players should call 603-6943 to register.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, game, and a mentor game and party at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31.


Congratulations to Mike Ryan, who earned the most master points among Buffalo area players – 18.81 – at the Burt Garrell Regional Tournament in Rochester May 11 to 17. He was 58th overall.

Other local point leaders included Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, tied for 71st with 17.73, and Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, tied for 80th with 16.44.


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

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. Today, Saturday, May 23, 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 – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12. For info, click this link.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road, East Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19. For info, click this link.

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

Erie Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant St., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. For info, click this link.

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 – Seneca County Office Building Senior Center, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8. For info, click this link.

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 11 to May 17

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Liz Clark, 59%; Joe Rooney and Jerry Geiger, 56%; B/C: Isabelle Banas and Linda Wynes, 53%; Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 51%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 57.41%; C: Ruth Wurster and Ron Henrikson, 39.58%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and Harry Cheung, 61.34%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.80%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 49.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and partner, 67%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, 53%; (tie) Dorothy May and Art Schumacher, Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 46%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Mike Mesirov and Jerry Geiger, 61.11%; B: Sandi England and Joe Rooney, 52.78%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Eva Schmidt, 51.39%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 48.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A : (tie) Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 58%; B/C: (tie) Mary Carr and Janet Frisch, Ruth and Michael Kozower, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 71.36%; B: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 60.94%; Ruth Kozower and Paula Salamone, 57.90%; C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 42.90%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 63%; B: Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 59%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ron Henrikson, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – Howell. A/B: Janice Sufrin and Marion Lavigne, 62.50%; Chris Ludwig and Henry Borkowski, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Pat Kilbury, 63.07%; B/C: (tie0 Agi Maisel and Judy Katz, Laurie Foster and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.87%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 55.11%; east-west, A/B: Stan Dickson and Marilyn Schwebel, 59.66%; C: Terrence Camp and Patricia Haynes, 56.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 60.94%; Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 58.33%; B: Jeanne Gladysz and Berta Brown, 56.94%; C: Ginny Panaro and Helen Panza, 56.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Victory Point Game. John and Martha Welte, 69 vps; Alex Kowal and Bert Hargesheimer, 47 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Agi Maisel and Judy Katz, 58.58%; Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 57.07%; Natalie Abramson and Joanne Zavarella, 56.54%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 69.35%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.77%; B/C: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 51.03%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 61.85%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.48%; Chris Urbanek and Henry Chudy, 58.15%; C: Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 55.93%; Penny and Peter Shui, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 64.81%; B: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 56.02%; Harry Cheung and Susan Bergman, 54.17%; C: Anne Watkins and Berta Brown, 53.24%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.10%; B: Mark Pascale and Jim Madan, 57.74%; C: Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 55.95%; Anne Watkins and Stan Kozlowski, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.35%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 59.72%; Joanne LaFay and David Larcom, 54.17%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Maureen Cancilla, 51.83%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Eleanor Whelan, 65.74%; B: Anne Watkins and Bob Andersen, 52.78%; C: Rajat Basu and Ted Kahn, 38.19%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 62.27%; B: Art Morth and Sharon Wilcox, 52.78%; C: Betty Metz and Ginny Panaro, 49.31%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Vincent and Mike Taeger, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Ron Fill, 50%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Lou Lombardi, 63%; Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 56%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 63.89%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 61.81%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.56%; Barbara and John Scott, 50.69%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 64.29%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 58.93%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56.55%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pearl and Vivian Harris, 63.50%; David Mathis and Shirley Thompson, 58.50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayer and Peg Gorham, 58%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 57%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Jim Tao, 57%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 66%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 52%; east-west, Marvin Feuerstein and Ross Markello, 61%; (tie) Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, Carl Gebauer and Marion Roecher, 51%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 59.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 53.5%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 60.8%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 58.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Sukhanand Jain and Stan Kozlowski, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 59%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 65.55%; Bonnie Botsford and Delight Dann, 64.44%; Gloria Fenston and Linda Franchell, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 62.7%; Phyllis and Al Vogt, 60%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 63.1%; Paul Morgante and Frank Belz, 56%.