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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 30

The Airport Bridge Club has a weekly session of guided bidding and play at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and next week starts a new 10-week series of lessons for beginners at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 603-6943. The club also offers extra points at its pairs game at 11 a.m. this Saturday.


An ACBL International Fund game will be played next Saturday at noon at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo has an extra-point game this Saturday and offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. game Friday.


Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, topmost master point winner at the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament Jan. 22 to 24 in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst. He earned 27.01 points.

Other local point leaders included David Hemmer, 24.44; Bud Seidenberg, 15.87; Jay Costello, 15.32; Chris Urbanek, 14.84; Fred Yellen, 14.37; Donna Steffen, 13.74; John and Martha Welte, both 11.63; Judy Padgug, 11.42; and Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, both 11.35.


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 last 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. 18 to Jan. 24

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 61.11%; B: Dale Anderson and Tom Koralewski, 59.17%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 58.52%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.94%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Nadine Stein, 55.64%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Wilson McClaren and Linda Vassallo, 63.33%; B: Florence Boyd and Jan Hasselback, 55%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 55.83%; B/C: Ross Markello and Art Schumacher, 54.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Rita Sofia and Janet Frisch, 58%; Tish Schiffman and Paula Kotowski, 54%; Carl and Jan Hasselback, 52%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 59.33%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 55.08%; east-west, A: Nels Larson and Ed Drozen, 63.83%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60%; B/C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 49.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 67.26%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.92%; Eugene Harvey and Judy Padgug, 58.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C James and Karen Stephenson, 58.93%; Terry Camp and Jeffrey Oshlag, 55.65%; Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C Margaret Zhou and Sol Messinger, 59.23%; Sharon Wilcox and Janet Dimet, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 58.33%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 58.04%; C: Gary Schmitt and Carol Bedell, 48.81%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 66.67%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 60.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 58.25%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 53.36%; C: Jewel Marshall and Denise Slattery, 50.04%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 60.20%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 56.93%; B/C: Loretta Yearke and Cherry Searle, 51.15%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.33%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.74%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 54.44%; C: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 48.89%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 59.38%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.17%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 51.04%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 58.75%; B: Beverly Dale and Nancy Acara, 52.50%; C: (tie) Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 47.50%; east-west, Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 57.50%; B: Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 53.33%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 52.92%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 64.58%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 60.42%; east-west, Bud Eckert and Ed Harman, 56.67%; Jan O’Mara and John Garrity, 55.83%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Madhav Deshmukh and Mark Pascale, 59.38%; Marilyn White and Paul Capen, 56.25%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.21%; Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Mark Pascale and Bob Lederhouse, 70.83%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker. 58.33%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 57.29%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 55.21%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 71.46%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 68.54%; B/C: William Toler and Ann Kostell, 64.15%; Kusum Phadke and Amita Arora, 60.08%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 64.87%; B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 63.39%; C: Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 58.74%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 67.89%; B. Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 56.94%; C: Martha and John Welte, 56.27%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 72.31%; B: Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.38%; C: Martha and John Welte, 56.37%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 147 victory points; B/C: Ten-Pao Lee, Linda Burroughsford and Martha and John Welte, 132 vps.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Carl Gebauer and Mariam Morber, 58%; Tony DiTusa and Joe Huber, 50%; east-west, Marian Roecker and Mary Ann Urbanski, 56%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 60.8%; Dick Munschauer and Jerry Stange, 55.9%; east-west, Charles Banta and Mac Murray, 65%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 49.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Marge McMillen and Bill Rogers, 56%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 54%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57.5%; Edna Henrich and Adrienne Sakavicius, 53.7%.