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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 16

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament takes place Friday to Jan. 24 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and next Saturday. A Swiss team game on Jan. 24 begins at 10:30 a.m. For more info, call Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828 or Jim Gullo at 348-4132. For info, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday. The club will offer extra points at all games during the coming week.


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

Pro-Am Pairs and Taste of Buffalo, 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Bridge Center of Buffalo.


Tournament calendar

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Today, Saturday Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17. For info, click this link.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. For info, click this link.

Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10. For info, click this link.

Gatlinburg Regional – Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17. For info, click this link.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 24, to Monday, May 30. For info, click this link.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19.

Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 411 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 7. For info, click this link.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 5.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 18.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

St. Catharines Sectional – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Upstate New York Regional – Rochester. Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to Monday, May 29, 2017.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, 2017, to Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.


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 ended the year with a career total of 1,954 master points.

He also discovered that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – and he’s in it.

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


Duplicate scores

Week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 10

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: John Fiegl and Joanne LaFay, 60.88%; C: Paula Salamone and Art Aronson, 43.51%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 61.86%; B: Dorothy May and Liz Clark, 61.54%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 55.13%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 54.81%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 68%; Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, 57%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 55%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.66%; C: Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 49.46%; east-west, A/B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.46%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Pawan Matta and Allen Beroza, 59.88%; B: Tish Schiffman and Dale Anderson, 59.49%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.36%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 64.80%; B: Chuck Schorr and Dorothy May, 60.53%; C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 55.09%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; B: David Hemmer and Bob Padgug, 56.55%; C: Martha and John Welte, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 57.14%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 56.55%; east-west, A/B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 67.26%; Paul Piciulo and Sean Bennett, 62.20%; Audrey Ray and Marcia Wright, 57.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rita Sofia and Dorothy May, 56.55%; Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 56.25%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Bob Padgug, 62.50%; B/C: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.68%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 64.88%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 57.14%; Joe Miranda and Maryann Martin, 57.14%; C: Mary Blanchard and Jeffrey Oshlag, 48.81%; east-west, A/B/C: Carol Roth and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 58.93%; Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 56.55%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.40%; B: Judie Bailey and Sandra Marcussen, 55.96%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 48.41%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 64.68%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 58.66%; Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 58.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 60.42%; B: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.86%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 54.17%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 56.25%; B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 56.02%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 51.16%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.43%; B: Cathy Majewski and Teresa Fraas, 59.26%; C: Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 54.63%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 65.69%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.72%; David Floyd and James Downing, 55.56%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 48.61%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Linda Burroughsford, 56.25%; B/C: (tie) Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, Ted Kahn and John Lyth, 55.95%; east-west, A/B: Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 59.52%; Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 58.04%; C: Sharon Chang and Joyce Greenspan, 50.89%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Art Morth, 63.1%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 59.6%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 59%; Paul Capen and Joyce Kindt, 54%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Edward Harman and Ted Kahn, 60.81%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 59.38%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 58.85%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 54.31%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 75%; Alice Bragg and Vivian Harris, 52.78%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 56%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; east-west, Lala Maheshwar and Kokila G. Chheda, 62%; Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 53%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 56%; Jeanne Petersen and Margot Costello, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 60.6%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 55%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 63.8%; Charles Banta and Emily Wettlaufer, 53.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Kay Brinkman and Margaret Rivard, 67.7%; Julie Ameroso and Edna Fill, 52.1%; east-west, Sue Riccio and Ann Drapo, 69.2%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 52.5%.