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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 20

The Unit 116 Taste of Buffalo Pro-Am game, which pairs experienced players and those who have fewer than 500 master points, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Players are invited to bring their favorite appetizers, entrees or desserts to share. Prizes will be given. For pairings and to sign up, call Jim Gullo at 348-4132.


The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra points at all of its 11 a.m. pairs games Monday, Feb. 22, to next Saturday, Feb. 27.


Tournament calendar

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 Feb. 8 to Feb. 14

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 62.89%; Jerry Geiger and Sandi England, 55.36%; B: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 51.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 66.67%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 58.80%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Wurster, 56.48%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 60.50%; Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 54.40%; B: Dale Anderson and Mike Silverman, 52.50%; C: Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 48.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 57.92%; Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 56.25%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 55%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Liz Clark, 59.58%; B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 57.08%; Judi Marshall and Tom Koralewski, 55.83%; C: Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 42.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 63%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 70.83%; James and Karen Stephenson, 57.50%; east-west, A/B/C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 60.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 62%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Jim Gullo, 59%; C: Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 59.61%; Chip Kean and Usha Khurana, 59.18%; C: Mary Blanchard and Jeffrey Oshlag, 54.42%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 62.42%; Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 59.86%; Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 57.78%; C: Lynn Witmer and Faye Grenga, 49.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 68.18%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.30%; Joan Rose and Judy Padgug, 56.60%; Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 54.06%; C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 50.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.50%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 59.63%; Jim McClure and Joyce Greenspan, 55.32%; C: Mary Blanchard and Marilyn Wortzman, 50.30%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 58.12%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.28%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 54.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 64.58%; Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 63.89%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 54.86%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 61.31%; Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 57.74%;

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Claire Gareleck and John Lyth, 62.50%; Bob and Judy Padgug, 58.33%; C: John and Martha Welte, 58.33%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62%; Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 58%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 55.42%; B: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 54.58%; C: Rita Sofia and Barbara Landree, 50.42%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.92%; B: Claire Gareleck and Donna Steffan, 61.50%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 46.25%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.56%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 54.17%; Marilyn White and Jean Rosenthal, 52.08%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.55%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.17%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and Edward Harris, 57.50%; Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 52.50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Bill Rich and Shirley Cassety, 69%; Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 60%; Mary Gnozzo and Marie Schneider, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Cindy Darone and Jeff Peters, 72%; Marian Morber and Paul Ziebarth, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 58.1%; Gretchen Crego and Vera Arrison, 56.9%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 63.8%; Priscilla Bretschger and Ruth Lansing, 58.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 65%; Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 61%.