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Duplicate Bridge: May 14

Unit 116 Championship games with extra points will be played at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs from Monday, May 16, to next Saturday, May 21. In addition to its regular unit games at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday and 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, the Airport Bridge Club will offer unit games at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.


The Airport Bridge Club will have an extra-point two-session Swiss team game at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, with sandwiches. For information, call 603-6943.


Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:

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. Today, 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 May 2 to May 8

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 56.25%; B: Mike Silverman and Judie Bailey, 53.53%; C: Ted Kahn and Fenton Harrison, 51.25%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 54.91%; C: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.82%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Dale Anderson and Helen Panza, 59.23%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 55.36%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 52.98%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 58.33%; B: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 54.76%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 53.87%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 49.40%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Carolyn Siracuse and Bill Boardman, 55.56%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 54.76%; B: Tish Schiffman and Paula Kotowski, 52.44%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 51.99%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Joe Rooney, 48.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 57.08%; B: Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: Ed Drozen and Ruth Kozower, 50%; east-west, A: John and Martha Welte, 61.67%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 54.58%; C: Larry Abate and Bob Sommerstein, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – ABA Humboldt Tournament (local leaders). A: Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 64.76%; Vince Pesce and Liz Clark, 59.50%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Jewel Marshall, 61.31%; Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 61.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday evening – ABA Humboldt Tournament (local leaders). A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 62.12%; Cleveland Fleming and Geraldine Jones, 59.66%; B/C: Alex Miller and Rhoda Kimbrough, 56.25%; Pam Murphy and Florence Boyd, 49.43%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – ABA Humboldt Tournament (local leaders). A: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 56.88%; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Libby, 54.93%; B/C: Anna Spiller and Carol Hairston, 64.29%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 62.20%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Leola Ruckler and Barbara Adams, 74.18%; B: Diana Brown and Alice Bragg, 60.83%; C: Carol Hairston and Anna Spiller, 50.43%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 58.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – ABA Humboldt Tournament (local leaders). A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 60.42%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 58.38%; B/C: Doanne Jackson and Margie Allen, 54.39%; Pam Murphy and Paula Salamone, 50.44%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – ABA Humboldt Tournament (local leaders). A: Allen Beroza, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 93 VPs; Cleveland Fleming, Jim Hunter, Barbara Adams and Geraldean Jones, 76 VPs; Dorothy May, Joe Rooney, Myra Razik and Ron Henrikson, 68 VPs; B/C: Alice Bragg, Diana Brown, Sandi England and Florence Boyd, 61 VPs; Doanne Jackson, Thomasina Maxwell, Gail Jackson and Marge Allen, 51 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 66%; Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 55%; B: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Christine and Don Grant, 61.67%; B/C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 61.01%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 55.23%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.59%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 60.39%; Marjorie Plumb and Ginger Maiman, 58.94%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Joanne Kelley and Judy Padgug, 59.90%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Gary Schmitt, 58.85%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 55.73%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.50%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.18%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.25%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 55.95%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 63.52%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 60.24%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 57.45%; Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 56.85%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.74%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 56.55%; C: Edith Knaszak and Janice O’Mara, 51.79%; east-west, A: Henry Chudy and Chris Urbanek, 60.71%; Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 57.44%; B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 62.70%; B: Claire Gareleck and Sue Bergman, 56.15%; C: Elaine Universal and Cathy Majewski, 52.28%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.20%; B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 46.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.67%; B: Helen Panza and Anne Watkins, 61.25%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.25%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.83%; Pat Lakeman and Stan Kozlowski, 55.42%; C: Ginny Panaro and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 63.19%; (tie) Maureen Cancilla and Pepe Justica-Linde, Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 56.25%; Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 54.86%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.08%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 64.17%; B: Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 52.92%; C: (tie) Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 52.08%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 56.7%; Carolyn Siracuse and Bill Rich, 52.6%; east-west, Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kokipinski, 55%; Bruce Schaffer and John Garrity, 54.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 60.71%; Carolyn Siracuse and Joyce Kindt, 54.29%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 60.84%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.25%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 68.75%; James and Paula Jones, 60%; east-west, Connie Stick and Bob Lederhouse, 64.58%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 53.33%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 56%; east-west, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 56%; Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 69%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 63%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 58%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 59.4%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 58.2%; east-west, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 56.5%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 51.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pat O’Brien and Kathy Borcik, 73%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 65.9%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 55.9%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 66.7%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 53.2%.