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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 26

The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games at noon today, this Saturday, Sept. 26, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 2. The club will start “Learn Bridge the Right Way in 10 Weeks,” a series of evening classes for beginners and experienced players who want to correct bad habits, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. For details, call 603-6943.


Congratulations to Jay Levy, who led the master point winners at the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament with 26.45.

Other leading point winners at the tournament Sept. 18 to 20 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst included Bud Seidenberg with 24, Saleh Fetouh with 16.25, Judy Padgug with 15.54 and Fred Yellen with 15.11.


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

Rochester Fall Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Spooktacular 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 hopes to reach a career total of 1,900 master points any day now. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Sept. 14 to Sept. 20

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Dale Anderson and Nancy Kessler, 68%; C: Dede Kluckhohn and Lois Tatelman, 51%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 60.85%; B: Nadine Stein and Mike Mesirov, 51.06%; C: Christine Malarkey and Paula Kotowski, 48.94%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Fraas, 58.04%; B: Ruth Wurster and Ross Markello, 53.28%; C: Jan Hasselbeck and Don Grant, 51.49%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 66.67%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 60.83%; east-west, A/B/C: Dede Kluckhohn and Lois Tatelman, 60.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One Winner. A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 61.43%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 58.83%; B: Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 51.02%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 49.95%; C: Brian Block and Eva Schmidt, 49.47%; Alicia Kolipinski and Christine Malarkey, 48.77%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: (tie) Judith Bailey and Marion LaVigne, Karen and James Stephenson, 57.29%; C: Henry Borkowski and Chris Ludwig, 51.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Peter Shui, 62.59%; Penny Shui and Fred Yellen, 59.63%; John and Martha Welte, 57.04%; Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 57.04%; Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 59.23%; east-west, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.71%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witner, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 60.71%; Jay Costello and Donna Steffan, 54.17%; C: Teresa Fraas and Cathy Majewski, 50.30%; east-west, A: Meg Klamp and Joan Rose, 59.52%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.63%; B: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 56.55%; Stan Kozlowski and David Millward, 54.17%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Sue May and Margaret Zhou, 60.08%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.21%; Mary Blanchard and Laura Houghtaling, 55.91%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 63.35%; Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 62.54%; B/C: Elizabeth Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 50.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, Peter and Penny Shui, 59.23%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 58.93%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 55.95%; Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.36%; east-west, John and Martha Welte, 58.93%; Ten-Pao Lee and Chris Urbanek, 57.14%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 72.92%; (tie) Philip Kintner and Maureen Cancilla, James Downing and David Floyd, 43.75%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, 60.42%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 56.85%; C: Florence Boyd and Ruth Wurster, 47.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 64.88%; B: Jim Baker and Dian Petrov, 55.95%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 53.87%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-South, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 61.1%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 55.4%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 53.7%; Dorothy May and Carolyn Syracuse, 50.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. James and Paula Jones, 61.51%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.25%; Madhav Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 53.70%; John and Barbara Scott, 50.83%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dave and Jane Larcom, 63.54%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 56.25%; Connie Swick and Ed Harman, 55.21%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 47.92%.

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Friday – Two-session pairs – A: Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 63.24%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 61.66%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.48%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 54.47%; C: Florence Boyd and Tom Koralewski, 53.38%; Gene Nowatniak and Dick McGowan, 52.45%. Morning pairs – A/B: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 67.31%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 61.22%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55.61%. Afternoon pairs – A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 62.50%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.50%; B: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 51%.

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Saturday – Two-session pairs – A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 59.18%; C: Jane and Peter Gilewicz, 57.36%. Morning pairs – A: Sharon Benz and Meg Klamp, 67.80%; Joanne Kelly and Chongmin Zhang, 66.29%; B: Inge Gallant and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.33%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Jim Baker, 53.41%. Afternoon pairs – A/B: Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 57.47%.

Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament Sunday – Swiss teams – A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 181 victory points; B: Barry Passer, Elaine Kurasiewicz, Linda Burroughsford, Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 144 vps; C: Chip Kean, Gene Nowatniak, Art Matthies and Jim McClure, 90 vps.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – David Mathis and Shirley Thompson, 60%; (tie) Denise Slattery and Vivian Harris, Joanne Dandridge and Carol Hairston, 56.25%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 59%; Shirley Cassety and Alicia Kolipinski, 58%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Martin Schaus, 60%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Harris Goldstein, 60.4%; Sudna and Sukanhand Jain, 56.9%; east-west, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 75%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 58.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 65%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.5%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 61.4%; Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 57.6%.