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Duplicate Bridge: May 21

Unit championship games with extra points will be played this Saturday, May 21, at noon in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, at 12:30 p.m. in the Airport Bridge Club and at 1 p.m. in the Lockport Duplicate Club.


The Airport Bridge Club will hold a two-session extra-point Swiss team game at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, with the “Eight Is Enough” format. Sandwiches will be served. For partners and to sign up, call 603-6943. The club also will award extra points at all of its games at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, through Friday, May 27, and 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, May 28.


Bridge Club Meridian will have an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 23.


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

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 8 to May 15

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 61.57%; Jerry Geiger and Chuck Schorr, 55.56%; B: Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 53.24%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 61.14%; Helen Panza and Dale Anderson, 58.29%; B: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 57.56%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 46.56%; east-west, A: Ken Meier and Allen Beroza, 63.79%; B: Alicia Kolipinski and Dorothy May, 57.30%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.58%; C: Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 44.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Home style pairs. (Tie) Florence Notto and Florence Boyd, Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 2 wins.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 67.08%; B: Florence Notto and Tom Koralewski, 63.33%; Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 53.33%; C: Eva Schmidt and Joyce Greenspan, 49.26%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Eva Schmidt and Carolyn Siracuse, 60.42%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57.87%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 56.77%; C: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 53.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 59.76%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 55.56%: B: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 53.24%; (tie) Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 50.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B: John Bava and Paul Ziebarth, 63.33%; C: William Noltee and Penelope Shuman, 50.83%; east-west, A/B/C: Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 67.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Alex Kowal and Bert Hargesheimer, 56%; B: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 65.72%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 59.47%; Gene Nawotniak and Jim McClure, 55.87%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 50.19%; east-west, A/B: Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 69.32%; Terry Camp and Howard Rose, 56.06%; C: Carolyn Freiman and Janet Desmon, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Joan Rose and Judy Padgug, 61.31%; B/C: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 59.82%; Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 55.65%; east-west, A: Davis Heussler and Bud Seidenberg, 56.85%; Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 55.65%; B: Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 55.06%; C: Sharon Chang and Andrei Reinhorn, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 66.67%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 61.31%; C: John Bava and Burt Freiman, 53.57%; east-west, A: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 71.73%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.63%; Amita Arora and Rajat Basu, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Jeff Bender and Chris Urbanek, 59.61%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.73%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 56.41%; B/C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: (tie) Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 65.19%; C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and John Lyth, 59.63%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.41%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.56%; Ethan and Biao Xie, 54.81%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 65.74%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 59.26%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 50.46%; Michael Apa and Maureen Cancilla 49.07%, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 48.15%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Amita Amora and Sharon Chang, 61.83%; Mike Ryan and Liz Clark, 59.69%; Clare Gareleck and Donna Steffan, 59%; Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 58.80%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 57.55%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vince Taeger, 54.4%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 53.7%; east-west, Henry Chudy and Bill Rich, 57%; Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Paul Capen and Mark Pascale, 61.98%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.85%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 55.21%; Marilyn White and Jim Lanzo, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 64%; Dian Petrov and Ed Harman, 58%; (tie) Sandi England and Lillian Gotshall, James and Paula Jones, 56.50%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 62.50%; (tie) Pam Murphy and Marcia Turley, Diana Brown and Doanne Jackson, 50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and George Mayers, 68%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Ron Fill, 65%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 60%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 62%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Harris Goldstein, 70.6%; Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 52.2%; east-west, Charley Banta and Perry Hoffman, 59.4%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 55.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 65%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Hallie Howell and Diane Liddell, 65.87%; Gloria Fenston and Linda Franchell, 58.73%; (tie) Carolann Besch and Carol Lauber, Nancy Davidson and Mary Vicanti, 50.79%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 74%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 66.7%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 56.3%.