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Duplicate Bridge: May 7

An American Bridge Association tournament concludes today, Saturday, May 7, at the Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, with a team game at 10 a.m. All players are welcome. Hospitality includes sub sandwiches during the game.


The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its pairs games next week, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, to Friday, May 13, and 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, May 14.


Bridge Club Meridian will offer an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9.


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. Next 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 last 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 25 to May 1

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 61.67%; east-west, A: Judy Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.92; B/C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 53.75%; Tom Koralewski and Dale Anderson, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Ed Drozen, 60.38%; Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 56.38%; B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 53.62%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 52.80%; east-west, A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 61.14%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 53.53%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 51.27%; C: Ron Henrikson and Joyce Greenspan, 44.68%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 58.93%; B: Florence Boyd and Paula Kotowski, 54.76%; C: (tie) Art Matthies and Martin Pieterse, Ruth Wurster and Barbara Sadkin, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Jerry Geiger, 58.83%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 55.40%; C: Fenton Harrison and Florence Boyd, 48.76%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 61.73%; C: Sandi England and Marietta Kalman, 59.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Eleanor Whelan, 67.66%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 53.63%; east-west, A/B: John and Martha Welte, 60.76%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 50.05%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Sandi England, 64.35%; B: Myra Razik and Tom Koralewski, 57.87%; C: Cleveland Fleming and Alice Bragg, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 63.54%; Saleh Fetouh and Bill Rushmore, 55.21%; B: Martha and John Welte, 53.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Jim McClure, 56.85%; B/C: Mary Blanchard and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.06%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 54.76%; east-west, A: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 67.26%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.65%; C: Carol Roth and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 45.24%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 63.10%; Saleh Fetouh and Christy Kellogg, 58.04%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 54.17%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 59.23%; Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 54.76%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 62.57%; Vince Taeger and Ted Kahn, 55.03%; Marilyn Schwebel and Stan Dickson, 54.39%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 52.03%; east-west, A/B: Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 58.54%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 57.85%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 55.02%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 54.32%; C: Sandra Morrison and Judy Reich, 53.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 65.18%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.74%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 44.64%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 63.39%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 69.35%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 63.10%; B: Helen Panza and Jeanne Gladysz, 50.30%; C: Amita Arora and Gene Nawotniak, 42.56%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Davis Heussler, 61.01%; B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 58.04%; C: Ginny Panaro and John Lyth, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.64%; B/C: Biao and Ethan Xie, 56.94%; Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Liz Clark and Joe Rooney, 68.75%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.73%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 54.69%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 51.56%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 58.33%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.14%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Dave Larcom, 50%; east-west, A/B: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 64.88%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 56.55%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 53.27%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vince Taeger, 56.2%; Jane and Anne O’Connor, 54.9%; east-west, Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 61.3%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 57.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 57.18%; James and Paula Jones, 57.06%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.91%; Jim Lanza and Marilyn White, 55.86%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Vivian and Pearl Harris, 68%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; Bill and Jo Rich, 55%; east-west, (tie) B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 60%; (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 52%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 62%; Marvin Feuerstein and Carl Gebauer, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 68.8%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 61.8%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 58.3%; Charles Banta and Emily Wettlaufer, 52.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 79%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Carmella Losi and Edna Fill, 66.7%; Margaret Rivard and Lillian Reynolds, 60.4%; Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 51.6%.