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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 12

The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra points at its games at noon this Saturday, at 1 p.m. Sunday and at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Sign-up is required for Sunday’s game. Call 603-6943.


The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament begins with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, and continues with pairs at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. next Saturday and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sept. 20. For info, click this link.


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

Club-hosted unit game, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, Airport Bridge Club.

Club-hosted unit game, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, Airport Bridge Club.

Tribute to the Bridge Greats of Buffalo, time TBA, Sunday, Nov. 22, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

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


Tournament calendar

Erie Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant St., Erie, Pa. Today, 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 expects to reach a career total of 1,900 master points before end of September. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Cleveland Fleming and Ron Helfman, 54.13%; B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 52.14%; east-west, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 60.65%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 60.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 59.95; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 46.99%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, 69.01%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 65.11%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 60.83%; Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 58.33%; B: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 49.17%; east-west, A/B: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 57.08%; Joyce Greenspan and Ruth Wurster, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Dale Anderson and Eva Schmidt, 54.23%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 53.92%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Sandi England, 52.73%; C: Don and Christine Grant, 47.20%; east-west, A: Cleveland Fleming and Alan Greer, 60.96%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Sharon Chang, 55.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 58.75%; B/C: Eva Schmidt and Joyce Greenspan, 53.75%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and Sandi England, 57.92%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.50%; B: Bill Boardman and Mike Mesirov, 55%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 51.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 64.10%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 59.12%; C: Sandra Graczyk and Paula Salamone, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.42%; Chongmin Zhang and Kathy Pollock, 56.94%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.32%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 54.40%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Andrei Reinhorn, 51.16%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 58.80%; Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 57.18%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 56.48%; Meg Klamp and Jill Wooldridge, 55.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 64.77%; Usha Khurana and Laurie Foster, 55.11%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 54.73%; B/C: Susan Diner and Janie Polk, 51.52%; east-west, A/B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 61.36%; Ron Helfman and Stew Brenner, 57.20%; Ginger Maiman and Marcia Wright, 54.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 60.02%; B: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 53.09%; C: Anne Watkins and Berta Brown, 48.76%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.74%; B: Stan Kozlowski and David Millward, 62.30%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 61.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 61.54%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 57.23%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 56.98%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.53%; Joyce Greenspan and Dick McGowan, 54.05%; east-west, A: Ginny Panaro and Phyllis Wilkinson, 59.24%; B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 55.54%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 52.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Dale Anderson and Chris Urbanek, 64.06%; Ken Meier and Carolyn Siracuse, 59.90%; B: Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 58.33%; Claire Gareleck and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.03%; Christy Kellogg and Alex Kowal, 56.25%; C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 44.44%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Penny Shui, 61.11%; Ten-Pao Lee and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.56%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.40%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 44.21%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and David Millward, 64.44%; Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 61.85%; B: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 57.78%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 54.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Stan Kozlowski, 68%; C: John and Martha Welte, 51%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.57%; James Downing and David Floyd, 56.94%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 51.85%; (tie) Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 50.46%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Pat Rasmus, 64.10%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Ruth Wurster, 49.66%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 48.91%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.93%; B/C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 52.45%; Usha Khurana and Sue Neubecker, 51.75%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 57.1%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 56.1%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Jennifer Reynolds, 55.4%; (three-way tie) Vince Taeger and Bob Lederhouse, Nancy Acara and Mike Silverman, Gene Nawotniak and Henry Chudy, 53.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Jean Rosenthal and Paul Capen, 56.57%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.93%; John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 48.96%; east-west, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 61.48%; Dale Anderson and Mark Pascale, 58.50%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 51.09%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Ted Kahn and Ed Harman, 59.52%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 57.74%; Alva Finklestein and Joyce Kindt, 56.55%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 52.05%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Joann Dandridge and Carol Hairston, 62.50%; Pearl and Vivian Harris, 50.63%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Herb Falk and Marvin Feuerstein, 62%; Bill Rich and Alicia Kolipinski, 59%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 61%; Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 54%; east-west, John Gartner and Carl Gebauer, 67%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 64,2%; Sudna and Sukanhand Jain, 60%; east-west, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 63.5%; Dick Munschauer and Joan Mack, 54.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 59%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%.