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Duplicate Bridge: March 26

The Toronto Easter Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, March 26, in the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont., and concludes with Swiss teams Easter Sunday, March 27. For info, click this link.


The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament is coming Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday. For info, call Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or Paul Zittel 992-4794. For more info, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at all games at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, March 26, and Monday, March 28, to next Saturday, April 2.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers lunch with Jim Gullo at its pairs game at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1.


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


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

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 is closing in on a career total of 2,000 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 14 to March 20

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 61.81%; B: (tie) Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 55.56%; C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Ron Henrikson and Barbara Libby, 61.61%; Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 58.04%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Ruth Wurster, 49.70%; east-west, Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 54.46%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 54.17%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 51.49%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 60.71%; B/C: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 58.33%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 52.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 69.58%; Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 58.75%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 49.58%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Wilson McClaren, 66.67%; John Kirsits and Allen Beroza, 54.58%; C: Bill Boardman and Ron Henrikson, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A/B: John Kirsits and Allen Beroza, 61.67%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 40%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 61.67%; B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 56.67%; C: Dorothy and Ted May, 49.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Home-style pairs. Mike Silverman and Eleanor Whelan, 3 wins.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 63%; Alan Greer and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58%; B: Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 49%; C: (tie) Tom Koralewski and Bill Boardman, Myra Razik and Dale Anderson, 45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 70.24%; John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 60.71%; C: Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 42.86%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. John and Martha Welte, 65.48%; Christy Kellogg and Jim Gullo, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Marcia Wright, 59.90%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 59.52%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 55.36%; east-west, A: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 60.90%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.96%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 64.81%; B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 57.41%; Bob Padgug and Anne Watkins, 55.19%; C: Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 52.96%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Chip Kean and Rose Bochiechio, 57.44%; B: Paula Rosen and Judy Zeckhauser, 54.46%; C: Mary Blanchard and Marilyn Wortzman, 46.73%; east-west, A: Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 80.65%; B/C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 53.87%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60.87%; Penny and Peter Shui, 57.83%; Fran Kurtz and Claire Gareleck, 57.17%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 56.58%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 58.52%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eugene Harvey, 56.67%; (tie) Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, Barbara Landree and Marietta Kalman, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 66.07%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 58.22%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.07%; Claire Gareleck and John Lyth, 55.26%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Liz Clark, 61%; (tie) Judy Ford and Pepe Justicia-Linde, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Dick Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 55.21%; Eleanor Whelan and Rita Sofia, 50.64%; John Lewis and Bernie Czarnecki, 46.38%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Barbara Libby, 55.80%; John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 54.12%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 48.46%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 55.5%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 53.5%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Anne O’Connor, 62%; Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 49.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 64.96%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 57.84%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.61%; Marilyn White and Mark Pascale, 55.04%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.54%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 59.58%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 57.08%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 55.42%; Anne Clancy and Edie Moran, 54.17%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 51.67%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Vivian and Edward Harris, 69.44%; Pam Murphy and Marcia Turley, 47.22%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 59%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Kokila G. Chheda and Lala Maheshwan, 61%; Fran Schmidt and Audrey Kotas, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 61%; George Mayers and Dave Stroud, 60%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, David and Teddy Speser, 71.5%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 58.3%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 55.8%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Carmen Caruana and Cis Snitzer, 55%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Marge McMillen, 54%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Hallie Howell and Diane Liddell, 68.25%; Cleo Alexander and Mary Akman, 54.76%; Carolann Besch and Beverly Thomas, 52.38%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Ann Drapo and Sue Riccio, 62.5%; Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 55.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.1%.