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Duplicate Bridge: April 16

The Airport Bridge Club begins its Saturday pairs game at a new time, 12:30 p.m., starting this week. The club will award extra points at all of its games during the coming week. The Bridge Center of Buffalo also will offer extra points at all of its games Monday to next Saturday.


Congratulations to Jay Costello, leading master point winner at the Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament last weekend, with 20.16. Other point leaders included Saleh Fetouh, 17.17; Bud Seidenberg, 14.51; David Hemmer, 13.87; and Donna Steffan, 12.75.


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

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 reached a milestone – a career total of 2,000 master points – at last weekend’s Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament. And now that the ACBL has created a new master point rank – Ruby Life Master, for those with more than 1,500 points – 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 April 4 to April 10

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Barbara Libby, 70.83%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Judie Bailey, 59.72%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Eleanor Whelan, 60%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 56.25%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 48.33%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 59.17%; B: (tie) John Ziemer and Vince Pesce, Bill Boardman and Marilyn Sultz, 55.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 66.07%; B: Martin Pieterse and Bob Kaprove, 54.76%; C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 60%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 53.75%; C: (tie) Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, Ruthie and Michael Kozower, 46.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 59.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. John and Martha Welte, 59.52%; Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 60.42%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.55%; Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 56.25%; Gene Nawotniak and Jim McClure, 54.76%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 54.46%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 68.75%; C: Gail Pitterman and Marcia Wright, 61.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 68.98%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 58.80%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 60.33%; Gene Nawotniak and Amita Arora, 58.01%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 56.51%; Joyce Greenspan and Bill Rich, 54.91%; east-west, A/B/C: Pat Haynes and Denise Slattery, 58.55%; Jim McClure and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.11%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 56.25%; B/C: Peter Patterson and Gene Nawotniak, 52.68%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and Gaurang Sheth, 61.61%; Claire Gareleck and Chris Urbanek, 58.93%; C: Henry Chudy and Bob Sommerstein, 47.62%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 64.35%; Darcy Young and Michael Apa, 57.41%; Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 52.31%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 51.85%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 67.08%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 65.83%; C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 47.92%; east-west, A (tie): Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 52.92%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 51.67%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Lance Pollock and Marilyn Wortzman, 57%; Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 52%; east-west, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jack Cukierman, 61%; Al Dickman and Bud Eckert, 54%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 61.34%; James and Paula Jones, 60.42%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 55.44%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 54.06%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 65.97%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 54.86%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.17%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 53.47%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament Friday – Two session. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 62.91%; B/C: Paul and Linda Zittel, 56.15%. Morning. A/B: Bob Padgug and Mohan Prabhu, 62.05%; C: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 58.88%. Afternoon. A/B: Bob Padgug and Jim Gullo, 59.52%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 56.67%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament Saturday – Two session. A: Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 62.85%; B: Chongmin Zhang and Wufeng Luo, 57.57%; C: (tie) Jane Romal and John Kress, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.96%. Morning. A/B/C: Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 68.75%; Jeff Bender and Jack Cukierman, 63.39%. Afternoon. A/B: Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 65%; Usha Khurana and John Marvin, 60%.

Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament Sunday – Swiss Teams. A: Sally Hill, Bruce Toder, Jerome Weiss and Stewart Cramer, 148 vps; B: Sue Neubecker, Dian Petrov, Eva Schmidt and Bob Padgug, 145 vps; C: John and Martha Welte, Linda Burroughsford and Tom Koralewski, 142 vps.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.33%; Neola McGuire and Alice Bragg, 57.22%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Carol Neuhaus and Marion Morber, 59%; Bill and Jo Rich, 54%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 60%; 2nd: Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 66%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 56%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 68%; Lorey Repicci and Dave Stroud, 51%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harris Goldstein and Dick Munschauer, 63.8%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 52.8%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 55.6%; Ruth Axelrod and Nita Ferrell, 55%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Judy Thielman and Pat O’Brien, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 68%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 67.5%; Lou Lombardi and Margaret Rivard, 58.7%.