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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 9

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its 11 a.m. games during the coming week. Supervised play for beginners and novices will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The club will offer lunch with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 18.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a 99er game at noon Monday. A lesson series on competitive bidding begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For info, call 634-4222.


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. Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 17. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, to Sunday, Jan. 24. 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.

Toronto Easter Regional – International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 27.

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

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.

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 Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 55.75%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.50%; Carolyn Siracuse and Paula Salamone, 52.08%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 55.75%; B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 55.50%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 54%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.57%; C: Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 55.09%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 56.50%; Cleveland Fleming and Bill Boardman, 54.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: (tie) Judie Bailey and Art Matthies, Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 54.52%; C: John and Martha Welte, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Usha Khurana and Barbara Libby, 56.40%; Davis Heussler and Jerry Geiger, 54.50%; B: Ken Meier and Sandi England, 52.40%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 68.74%; B/C: Paula Salamone and Tom Koralewski, 57.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99er Game. North-south, William Noltee and Marcia Frankel, 66.67%; Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 58.33%; east-west, Louise Hayes and Janice Johnson, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. Nancy Wolstoncroft and Sharon Benz, 61 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Joe Miranda and Maryann Martin, 58.93%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 57.44%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 54.46%;; C: Francine and Louis Pfohl, 52.98%; east-west, A/B: Suzy Weathers and Dordy Donaldson, 64.58%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 59.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 56.55%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 63.69%; Davis Heussler and Brian Meyer, 61.61%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 67.39%; Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 54.17%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 69.44%; James Downing and David Floyd, 54.17%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 52.78%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 51.39%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 50.46%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; B: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 57.74%; C: Ted Kahn and Rajinder Puri, 46.73%; east-west, A/B: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 57.74%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 51.79%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Carolyn Siracuse and Ed Harman, 53.7%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 53.3%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 52.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Teresa Fraas and Art Aronson, 61.98%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 59.38%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.69%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 53.70%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 56.25%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.17%; (tie) Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.47%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50.69%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 65.63%; David Mathis and Edward Harris, 59.06%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 70%; Marion Morber and Alicia Kolopinski, 52%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%; (tie) Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, Jill and Bruce Brown, 51%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 65%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, 56%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 54%.