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Duplicate Bridge: May 28

The Airport Bridge Club will have Memorial Day pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, with lunch included, and will celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s birthday with a party for the players at the game at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2. All games from this Saturday, May 28, to next Friday morning, June 3, will award extra points.


The Worldwide Bridge Contest returns to the Airport Bridge Club for the 13th year with games at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, awarding red and black points at sectional rating and bonus points for district winners. There will be hand record booklets and analysis. Games will be played simultaneously in more than 40 countries. Sign up and pay in advance for Friday evening’s game and get a cash rebate. Call 603-6943.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a memorial pro-am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in memory of founding member and Gold Life Master Bob Olin. Proceeds will benefit Hospice Buffalo. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required. Call the Bridge Center at 834-4222 or Donna Steffan at 636-9653.


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. Today, Saturday, May 28, 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 16 to May 22

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 61.61%; B/C: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 58.05%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 58.63%; Danny Ioannidis and Murrae Egnos, 56.55%; B/C: Eva Schmidt and Tish Schiffman, 50.60%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 67.56%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 55.56%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 53.27%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 61.85%; B: Chuck Schorr and Tom Koralewski, 54.57%; C: Florence Boyd and Art Matthies, 53.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 59.03%; Jerry Geiger and Sandi England, 56.25%; John Kirsits and Martin Pieterse, 50%; Vince Pesce and Dorothy May, 49.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Bill Rushmore and Saleh Fetouh, 56.55%; B/C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Susan Levy and Denise Slattery, 63.42%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 56.98%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 55.48%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 54.07%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 43.41%; east-west, A/B: Judy Katz and Agi Maisel, 60.66%; Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.73%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 55.57%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 49.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Bill Rushmore and Davis Heussler, 61.90%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 56.85%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Sharon Wilcox, 51.19%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.71%; Stan Kozlowski and Christy Kellogg, 57.44%; B/C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 64.20%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 61.17%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 58.14%; C: Mary Blanchard and Jeffrey Oshlag, 56.25%; east-west, A/B: Judy Katz and Agi Maisel, 60.04%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 61.54%; Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 59.61%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 56.73%; Penny and Peter Shui, 55.45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 65.51%; Andrei Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 58.56%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 55.32%; C: Judy McDermid and Marilyn Steffan, 55.32%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 59.72%; B: Mike Mesirov and Sue Bergman, 57.41%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.94%; Joanne Kelley and Elaine Universal, 55.32%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 52.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Alex Kowal and Linda Burroughsford, 60.65%; C: John and Jini Rubinstein, 52.31%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 57.81%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 56.77%; Denise Mattingly and Joe Miranda, 56.25%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 55.09%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 64.46%; B: Anne Watkins and Bernie Czarnecki, 46.22%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Andrei Reinhorn, 41.67%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 60.52%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 57.69%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 48.91%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gene Nawotniak and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 57.7%; Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 54.2%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 56.6%; Sandy Marcusson and Alicia Kolipinski, 55.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – (Tie) Roy Crocker and John Lewis, Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 59.38%; James and Paula Jones, 58.33%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.77%; John and Barbara Scott, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Dian Petrov and Pat Lanighan, 64.58%; Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, 61.11%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 57.41%; James and Paula Jones, 55.73%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55%; Bill and Jo Rich, 54%; east-west, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 60%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 56%; Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 55%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Karen Synor, 54%; Carol Newhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harris Goldstein and Nick Leibovic, 59.7%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.2%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Emmy Wettlaufer, 62.5%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 61.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 62%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Ann Drapo and Sue Riccio, 58.4%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.2%.