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Duplicate Bridge: April 23

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its pairs game at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday and at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo concludes a week of charity games with extra points at noon this Saturday.


Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday.


Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, the leading Buffalo area master point winners at last week’s huge regional tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn. They each won 44.44 points. The team of John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger, Mike Ryan and Tom Koralewski won 25.48 points.


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. Today, 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 the 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 11 to April 17

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 64.58%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 60.42%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 54.86%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 59.63%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 57.08%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 56.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 63.69%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Chuck Schorr, 60.71%; C: Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 50.60%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Ed Drozen and Ruthie Kozower, 54.75%; Martha and John Welte, 54.67%; east-west, A: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 59.17%; B: June Feuerstein and Paula Kotowski, 52.92%; C: Bob Kaprove and Allen Beroza, 47%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, 63%; Judi Marshall and Eleanor Whelan, 60%; Ken Meier and Sandi England, 59%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Martha and John Welte, 63.43%; Alan Greer and Eleanor Whelan, 57.41%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 56.14%; B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 55.93%; C: Myra Razik and Dorothy May, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Gay Simpson and Bert Hargesheimer, 62%; Christy Kellogg and Jim Gullo, 60%; B: John and Martha Welte, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.01%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.55%; C: Marcie Frankel and Judy Katz, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 59.52%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 67.63%; Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 55.77%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 55.45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 59.82%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 58.04%; Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 54.76%; C: Phyllis Stasiowski and Joan Nigrelli, 48.21%; A/B: (tie) Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 57.74%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 56.25%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 60.37%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 57.78%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.56%; Chris Urbanek and Henry Chudy, 54.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 60.42%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 60%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 59.17%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.50%; Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 55.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 68.06%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.94%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.25%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 70.13%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.17%, Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 53.13%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 67.85%; B: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 55.56%; C: Rita Sofia and Carolyn Siracuse, 53.37%. east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 55.21%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Sue Neubecker, 52.43%; C: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 49.31%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ed Harman and Art Morth, 71.8%; Bill Rich and Gene Nawotniak, 51.9%; east-west, Ruth Wurster and Jeff Bender, 61.6%; Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 55.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – James and Paula Jones, 59.90%; Mark Pascale and Jim Lonzo, 58.33%; Roy Crocker and Sushil Amlani, 55.21%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 53.13%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – A/B: Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 59.58%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.54%; C: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 48.18%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 45%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Jackson and David Mathis, 75%; Alice Bragg and Neola McGuire, 62.50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 64%; Marion Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 61%; east-west, Lala Maheshwan and Kokila G. Chheda, 56%; Alan & Phyllis Vogt, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Edna and Ron Fill, 62%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 47%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 66%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 57%; Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 55.6%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 58.7%; Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 54%.

College Club Duplicate – Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, 63.89%; Cleo Alexander and Peg Stock, 57.64%; Gloria Fenston and Linda Franchell, 56.94%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 65%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.1%; Carmella Losi and Julie Albert, 57.1%.