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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 27

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will host its first-ever mixed pairs wine and cheese party at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Pairs must consist of a man and a woman. Pre-registration is required. Call Donna at 636-9653.


The Airport Bridge Club currently is promising something extra at every game – a “gastronomic delight,” enhanced master points or a special gift – at no additional charge.


The Unit 116 Taste of Buffalo Pro-Am pairs game takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Prizes will be given to players who bring the best dishes to share. For pairings and to sign up, call Jim Gullo at 348-4132.


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. 15 to Feb. 21

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 61.85%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 58.46%; B: Tom Koralewski and partner, 56.47%; C: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 50.72%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 62.92%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 58.75%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 40.83%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 64.58%; John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 61.67%; B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 54.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 57%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 56%; B/C: Paul and Terry Ganley, 53%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 68.05%; Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 60.14%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 52.76%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 56.86%; C: Lynn Witmer and Sandi England, 50.79%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Paul Ganley and Alex Miller, 61.90%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 54.76%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Home-style pairs. Alan Greer and Dale Anderson, 3 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 72.22%; east-west, Biao and Ethan Xie, 63.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. Jim Gullo and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 45 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. Howell. A: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 70.53%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 54.10%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 55.42%; Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 55.42%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 66.67%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 51.25%; C: Biao and Ethan Xie, 50.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 64.68%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 56.58%; B: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 53.61%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 52.04%; east-west, A: Jim and Gloria Brown, 70.07%; B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.63%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 52.77%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.59%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 56%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 56.50%; Penny and Peter Shui, 55.21%; Gabe Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 54.51%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.07%; B: Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 62.22%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 61.85%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 58.52%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 55.19%; C: Bob Padgug and John Lyth, 52.59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 59.08%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.10%; B: Claire Gareleck and John Lyth, 50.31%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 43.40%; east-west, A/B/C: Penny and Peter Shui, 60.91%; Ginny Panaro and Helen Panza, 57.89%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 55%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 51%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 67.08%; B: Bernie Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 52.50%; C: (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, Ted Kahn and John Lyth, 45%; east-west, A: Fred Yellen and Donna Steffan, 59.58%; B: Jim Gullo and Usha Khurana, 53.33%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 51.25%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 60%; (tie) Marilyn Wortzman and Anne O’Connor, Mike and Vince Taeger, 59%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 60.83%; Marilyn White and Paul Calendar, 54.58%; east-west, Bob Lederhouse and Art Morth, 61.67%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 56.67%.

Other clubs

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

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58%; Sam Grossman and Chuck Heimerl, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 64.1%; Vera Arrison and Gretchen Crego, 45.9%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 70.8%; Harris Goldstein and Dick Munschauer, 54.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Marilyn and Walter Wallace, 73%; George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 67%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 62.5%; Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 59.4%.