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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 6

The Airport Bridge Club is offering what it calls a “big game guarantee.” If a game fails to attract at least four full tables of players, the entry fee is only $2.50. The club also offers a discounted $2.50 fee for 299er pairs on Tuesday and 749er pairs on Thursday for those who want to “play up” in the 11 a.m. open games. For more info, call 603-6943.


An ACBL International Fund game will be played at noon today, Saturday, Feb. 6, at noon at the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. The Airport Club reports that it has the minimum required five tables pre-registered. More are welcome.


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. 25 to Jan. 31

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 67%; B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 59%; Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Barbara Libby, 57.98%; B/C: Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 53.02%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Bill Boardman, 55.21%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 54.42%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Wurster, 52.43%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 63%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 58%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 57.17%; Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 56.58%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 56%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 48.92%; east-west, Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 56.33%; B: Mike Silverman and Helen Panza, 54.92%; C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 51.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60%; Vince Pesce and Chuck Schorr, 57%; Martin Pieterse and Joe Rooney, 55%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. Cleveland Fleming and Dale Anderson, 70.50%; Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 64.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, (tie) Carolyn and Burt Freiman, John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 66.67%; east-west, Marcia Frankel and William Noltee, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. (Tie) Jim Gullo and Linda Burroughsford, John and Martha Welte, 60 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 56.85%; B/C: William Noltee and Lynn Witmer, 55.06%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 58.33%; C: Jeffrey Oshlag and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.74%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.11%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 55.42%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 55.08%; east-west, A/B/C:Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 59.90%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 64.38%; Jim McClure and Joyce Greenspan, 62.50%; C: Jewel Marshall and Denise Slattery, 52.92%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 60.68%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 60; B/C: Rao Perala and Lynn Witmer, 57.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60.42%; Ten-Pao Lee and Joyce Kindt, 60.42%; Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 59.17%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.67%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 55.36%; Teresa Fraas and Anne Watkins, 54.76%; Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 58.63%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 57.14%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Penny and Peter Shui, 63.33%; Saleh Fetouh and Jill Wooldridge, 60.74%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 56.30%; Jim Gullo and Tova Reinhorn, 54.81%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Maureen Cancilla and Philip Kintner, 64%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Linda Burroughsford and Judy Padgug, 59.50%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 56%; Ken Meier and Gay Simpson, 55.67%; John Lewis and Dick Czarnecki, 54.58%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Jeff Bender and Bob Lederhouse, 62.5%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 60.4%; Nancy Acara and Henry Chudy, 56.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 58.73%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.69%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.17%; Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 56.91%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Sushil Amlani and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 63.89%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58.85%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.63%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 54.17%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual game. (Tie) Neola McGuire and David Mathis, 66.67%; Pamela Murphy, 58.33%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Chuck Heimerl and Janet Frisch, 58%; Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 55%; Lala Maheshwar and Kokila G. Chheda, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Roecker and Dave Stroud, 63%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 59%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58%; Cindy Darone and Carl Gebauer, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 62.5%; Harris Goldstein and Jerry Strange, 55%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.2%; Priscilla Bretscher and Ruth Axelrod, 53.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Dona Tepas and Jan Roalsvig, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 65%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 53.9%.