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Duplicate Bridge: April 9

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, Saturday, April 9, and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10. For more info, click this link.


The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at no extra charge at all games Monday, April 11, to next Saturday, April 16. The club will host an ACBL-wide game with hand records and analysis at 11 a.m. Thursday. Beginning next week, there will be a new starting time for Saturday games – 12:30 p.m.


Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point charity game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 11.


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 28 to April 3

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 68.52%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 56.02%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A/B/C: Ron Henrikson and Joyce Greenspan, 63.75%; Tish Schiffman and Florence Boyd, 55%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Martin Pieterse and Art Matthies, 60.25%; C: Ron Henrikson and Dorothy May, 53.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A/B: Ken Meier and Sandi England, 56.25%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: (tie) Barbara Libby and Florence Boyd, Dale Anderson and Dorothy May, 57.29%; C: Ken Meier and Sandi England, 51.04%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – One winner. A: Rasheed Khan and Vera Carpenter, 60.94%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 58.33%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.77%; John and Martha Welte, 55.21%; C: Dale Anderson and Ron Henrikson, 48.44%; Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone Burnett, 43.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. Jim Gullo and Davis Heussler, 63.10%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 55.95%; David Hemmer and Judy Padgug, 54.76%; John and Martha Welte, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 62.80%; B/C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 54.76%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 65.77%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 57.14%; Celine Murray and Gene Nawotniak, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 64.81%; B/C: (tie) Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 56.30%; Jim Gullo and Joyce Meskill, 55.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 59.82%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 58.63%; Joyce Greenspan and Jim McClure, 57.44%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 53.87%; east-west, A: Larry and Dottie Soong, 61.90%; B: Tish Schiffman and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 55.36%; Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 54.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.31%; B/C: John Marvin and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 52.98%; east-west, A: Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 55.65%; B/C: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 52.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 61.11%; Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 61.11%; C: Carol Bedell and Gay Simpson, 58.15%; Alex Kowal and Stan Kozlowski, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 68.75%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Davis Heussler, 67.71%; Chris Urbanek and Gaurang Sheth, 56.25%; C: Paul and Linda Zittel, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and Roger Dayer, 67.36%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.72%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 59.03%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 52.08%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 67%; B: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 53.50%; C: Ted Kahn and Florence Boyd, 48.17%; east-west, A: Bob Padgug and Dian Petrov, 61.31%; B: Jim Gullo and Eleanor Whelan, 55.30%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 51.20%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Lance Pollock and Marilyn Wortzman, Dorothy May and Ron Henrickson, 57%; (tie) Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 52%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.15%; Eugene Giorgini and Paul Capen, 54%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 53.93%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.48%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Sushil Amlani and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 58.10%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.87%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 53.47%; east-west, Ruth Wurster and Dave Larcom, 66.90%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 60.42%; John and Barbara Scott, 52.55%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 55%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54%; east-west, Audrey Kotas and Lois Randaccio, 55%, (tie) Mary Gnozzo and Marie Schneider, Mike Brown and Ron Fill 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 56%; Edna Fill and Barbara Guttuso, 51%; east-west, Joe Day and Mark Pascoe, 58%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 60%; Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 51.1%; east-west, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 59.4%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 56.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge McMillen and Bill Westley, 69%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Ann Drapo and Sue Riccio, 56.3%; (tie) Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, Christel and Frank Bernard, 55.5%.