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Duplicate Bridge: March 19

Lockport Duplicate will hold a memorial game at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in honor of longtime director Marge Schomers, who died March 10.


The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its pairs games at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 19, and all next week.


The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, March 22, in the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont., and continues through Easter Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.


Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:

Club-run unit games – Sunday, May 15, to Saturday, May 21, at participating clubs.

Strawberry Social – Saturday, June 11, 12:30 p.m., Lockport Duplicate, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.

Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. Two sessions. Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.


Tournament calendar

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 – Italian American Sports Club, 1250 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. For info, click this link.

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

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.

Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9.

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

Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta. 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. For info, click this link.

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 March 7 to March 13

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – ACBL Senior Pairs. North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 69.27%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 61.61%; Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 58.99%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 45.99%; east-west, A/B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 56.30%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 63.10%; Mike Ryan and Howard Poster, 52.98%; B: Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 50.30%; C: Tom Koralewski and Eleanor Whelan, 48.81%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 58.33%; B/C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 53.57%; (tie) Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, John Kersits and Nancy Kessler, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 63%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 53%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin Pieterse and John Kirsits, 55.50%; C: Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 50.33%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Helen Panza, 71.17%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.08%; C: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 47.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Vince Pesce, 63.69%; Barbara Libby and Chuck Schorr, 54.76%; B: Ted May and partner, 50.48%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 48.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 59%; B/C: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 58%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 60%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Andrei Reinhorn, 57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Usha Khurana, 61.31%; B/C: Rose Bochiechio and Gail Pitterman, 58.33%; Joe Miranda and Maryann Martin, 58.04%; Jim McClure and Natalie Abramson, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C Rose Ann Grimaldi and Tish Schiffman, 59.52%; Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Graf and Joanne Kelley, 60.71%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 57.74%; C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 46.43%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and John Lyth, 63.10%; B: Liz Clark and Elaine Universal, 59.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 59.23%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 57.44%; Jim McClure and Joyce Greenspan, 56.85%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 55.65%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.36%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Kathy Stamm, 68.15%; B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 65.77%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.23%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 48.51%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 58.15%; Ten-Pao Lee and Dian Petrov, 58.15%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.15%; C: John and Martha Welte, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 65.05%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 56.17%; C: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 53.79%; east-west, A: Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 64.71%; Ed Drozen and Donna Steffan, 56.17%; B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 52.93%; C: Betty Metz and Helen Panza, 49.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Pat Lakeman and Betty Metz, 58.63%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 64.29%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.65%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 64.58%; Joe Rooney and Art Schumacher, 60.42%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 54.57%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 50.69%; Enid Sweet and Pat Rogers, 44.94%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 64.29%; B: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 59.52%; C: Dian Petrov and Gwilym Brick, 47.92%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 61.31%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 55.36%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 52.68%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 61.1%; Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 57.8%; east-west, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Art Morth, 61%; Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 55%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 57.14%; Ed Harman and Lederhouse, 56.55%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.57%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.26%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.33%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 55.09%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 51.85%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 51.39%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Neola McGuire and Doanne Jackson, 53.8%; Pamela Murphy and Marcia Turley, 52.85%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, (tie) Bill and Jo Rich, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 53%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 61%; Paul Ziebarth and Cindy Darone, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 63%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 50%; east-west, Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harris Goldstein and Dick Munschauer, 59%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 58.3%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 63.3%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 59.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Bill Rogers and Stan Kozlowski, 74%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Marge McMillen, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 59.5%; (tie) Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.7%.