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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 23

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, and concludes at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, with Swiss teams. For info, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games all next week. The club starts a new 10-week series of Thursday night lessons for beginners at 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Call 603-6943.


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

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.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.

Unit 112 Charity Sectional – Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Ithaca. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.

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.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. For info, click this link.

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.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16.

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. 11 to Jan. 17

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 64.35%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 55.09%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 58.33%; C: Dorothy May and Florence Notto, 56.67%; east-west, A/B: Joyce Greenspan and Liz Clark, 57.50%; C: Tish Schiffman and Bill Boardman, 56.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A/B: Dorothy May and Tom Koralewski, 61.11%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 56.94%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Vince Pesce, 58.73%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 57.54%; C: Paul Ganley and Alex Miller, 51.99%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Alex Miller and Bill Boardman, 59%; C: Tish Schiffman and Dorothy May, 56.80%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B/C: Carol Lauber and Gayle Cryan, 58.33%; John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Chris Urbanek, 67%; Jim Gullo and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 62%; B: John and Martha Welte, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: James and Karen Stephenson, 63.01%; Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 60.07%; east-west, A/B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.05%; Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 56.26%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 54.26%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 61.61%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 55.95%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 52.38%; C: Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 47.62%; east-west, A/B/C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 60.42%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 59.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Usha Khurana and Laurie Foster, 61.61%; C: Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 57.14%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Jim McClure, 62.20%; B/C: Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 55.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C Peter and Penny Shui, 61.61%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.33%; east-west, A/B: Cathy Majewski and Ten Pao Lee, 58.93%; C: John and Martha Welte, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 61.11%; B: Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 59.26%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 56.48%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 48.38%; east-west, A/B/C Larry Soong and Tova Reinhorn, 57.18%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Ginny Panaro and Joyce Kindt, 59.26%; Howard and Joan Rose, 56.02%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Howell. Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 65%; DarcyYoung and Bob Farwell, 52.5%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 56.67%; B: Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, 52.92%; C: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 51.25%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Saleh Fetouh, 62.08%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 48.75%; C: Barbara Landree and Sharon Chang, 47.92%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jeff Bender and Jack Cukierman, 58.5%; (tie) Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 48.5%; east-west, (tie) Pam and Lance Pollock, Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 56.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 62.50%; (tie) Robert and Joan Ciszak, Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56.25%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 68%; Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 52.65%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Tony DiTusi and Joe Huber, 71%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 70.1%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 56.3%; east-west, Charlie Banta and Sandy Recoon, 70.8%; Carmen Caruana and Deepa Jain, 53.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 61.9%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.7%; Ann Drapo and Sue Riccio, 57.1%.