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Duplicate Bridge: April 30

An American Bridge Association tournament is part of the schedule at the Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, next weekend, with pairs games at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5; 11 a.m., 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 6; and a team game at 10 a.m. next Saturday, May 7. Times are approximate. All players are welcome. Hospitality includes lasagna at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, chicken at 2:30 p.m. Friday and sub sandwiches during the team game Saturday.


The Airport Bridge Club also is offering extra points at pairs games this Saturday, April 30, and Monday, May 2, to Wednesday, May 4. The Bridge Center of Buffalo is awarding extra points at all games Monday to next Saturday.


Congratulations to Ron Henrikson and Martin Pieterse, leading Buffalo area master point winners at the Rochester Spring Sectional Tournament last weekend. They finished second in the two-section pairs game last Saturday and collected 7.48 points. Congratulations also to two couples from Niagara County, James and Paula Jones and John and Barbara Scott, who came in second in the Swiss team competition last Sunday, winning 7.22 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

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.

Lake Erie Sectional – The Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11.

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. For info, click this link.

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 earlier this month. 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 18 to April 24

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Martin Pieterse and Art Matthies, 64.59%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 60.41%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 57.92%; Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 57.78%; C: Florence Boyd and Ruth Wurster, 56.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 55.53%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 53.91%; east-west, A: Florence Boyd and Tom Koralewski, 59.17%; B: Ken Meier and Gay Simpson, 56.51%; Alicia Kolipinski and Dorothy May, 55.47%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 54.66%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 63.69%; B: Chuck Schorr and Vince Pesce, 60.71%; Jerry Bierman and Mike Silverman, 52.98%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 47.02%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 55.77%; Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.76%; B: Mike Silverman and Jerry Bierman, 52.42%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 50.60%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Liz Clark, 57.74%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.85%; C: (tie) Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: John and Martha Welte, 59.61%; B: Janet Frisch and Dale Anderson, 58.92%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 55.46%; Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 53.59%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 63.94%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 63.68%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Ted Kahn, 43.75%; C: Doanne Jackson and Pam Murphy, 41.56%; east-west, A: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 59.23%; Chuck Schorr and Barbara Libby, 58.75%; B: John and Martha Welte, 58.13%; C: Myra Razik and Sandi England, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. (Tie) Martha Welte and John Welte, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 58.52%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 56.25%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 54.73%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 53.60%; east-west, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 57.58%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 57.01%; C: Lynn Witmer and Jewel Marshall, 55.68%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Gay Simpson, 68.52%; Davis Heussler and Bud Seidenberg, 66.67%; B: Joanne Kelley and Berta Brown, 51.48%; C: Pat Lakeman and Elaine Moon, 49.26%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 62.97%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 59.18%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 56.89%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 54.35%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 47.83%; east-west, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.95%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.85%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 56.67%; C: Carol Roth and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 60.42%; B: Gary Schmitt and Penny Shui, 55.56%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 55.21%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. Betty Metz and Marietta Kalman, 56.94%; Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, 61.48%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 56.67%; (tie) Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, Ten-Pao Lee and Joyce Kindt, 56.30%; C: Alex Kowal and Linda Burroughsford, 50.37%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 63.1%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 58.33%; Rob Hessel and Dave Larcom, 52.38%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and John Lyth, 60.83%; B: Clare Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 49.17%; C: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 47.92%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 57.50%; B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 57.08%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 52.50%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ed Harman and Jeff Bender, 70.7%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 58.6%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 57.1%; (tie) Henry Chudy and Vince Taeger, Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 53.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – James and Paula Jones, 63.68%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 60.30%; Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 54.05%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 53.36%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 57.30%; James and Paula Jones, 55.21%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.09%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 51.56%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 62.50%; Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 58.33%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Sam Grossman, 65%; George Mayer and Peg Gorham, 57%; east-west, Lori Repicci and Joe Day, 66%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 63%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 51%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 65%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Harris Goldstein, 66.7%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 56%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 61.5%; Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, 56.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 69%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 69.5%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 66.7%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 55.6%.