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Duplicate Bridge: June 18

The Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STac), awarding silver points in club play and bonus points for winners at the district level, will conclude at sanctioned ACBL clubs today, Saturday, June 18.

The Airport Bridge Club will hold two STaC pairs games, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., the Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its STaC at noon and Lockport Duplicate will play at 1 p.m.


The Longest Day, a series of special games in bridge clubs throughout the country on Monday, June 20, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, will be played locally at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club.

The Bridge Center’s games will be at 3 and 7:30 p.m. with refreshments served between games. The Airport Club will hold games with $5 fees at 10 a.m. with Paula’s Donuts, at noon with lunch and at 2 p.m. with desserts.


North American Pairs qualifying games, awarding red points, will be played at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, through Friday, June 24, and at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, June 25, at the Airport Bridge Club. The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer NAP qualifiers at 10:30 a.m. Friday and at noon next Saturday.


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

Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. Two sessions. Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.


Tournament calendar

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 in April. 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 June 6 to June 12

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 59.82%; C: Bob Kaprove and June Feuerstein, 53.57%; east-west, A/B: Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 61.01%; C: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 53.87%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Kaprove and Ruthie Kozower, 62.20%; Vince Pesce and Usha Khurana, 58.07%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Brian Block, 49.48%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 60.42%; Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 58.80%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ruth Wurster, 57.87%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: David Millward and Jean Macdonald, 59.58%; Tish Schiffman and Dale Anderson, 55%; C: Christine Malarkey and Art Matthies, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 55.83%; Bill Boardman and Mike Silverman, 52.08%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 50.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 59.86%; B: Ruthie Kozower and Ed Drozen, 58.63%; C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 54.55%; east-west, A: David Millward and Liz Clark, 60.24%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 55.75%; C: Ron LaSpisa and Tish Schiffman, 55.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 61.74%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.58%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 48.33%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 53.58%; Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 52.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 63.33%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 60.70%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Barbara Libby, 57.14%; B/C: Janet Frisch and Myra Razik, 53.43%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Home-style pairs. Christy Kellogg and Burt Hargeshimer, 3 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 62.80%; east-west, A/B: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 61.01%; C: John Bava and Jo Ann Smith, 51.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One Winner. A: Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 58.98%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 54.49%; B/C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 53.87%; Cathy Majewski and Andrei Reinhorn, 51.92%. Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: (tie) Gene Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 59.28%; C: John Bava and Larry Abate, 57.01%; east-west, A: Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 62.69%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.74%; C: Elizabeth Booth and Victor Abbott, 58.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Vince Taeger and Cathy Majewski, 56.02%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 53.70%; east-west, A/B: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 55.79%; C: Ginny Panaro and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 45.37%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 59.58%; Claire Gareleck and Sue Bergman, 57.09%; C: Fran Kurtz and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.02%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.79%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Liz Clark, 55.93%; C: Adrian Figliott and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 47.83%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob Lederhouse and Ed Harman, 60.58%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 56.41%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 55.45%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 53.52%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 52.57%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 51.28%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judyh Padgug, 60.88%; B: Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 51.39%; C: Jim Baker and John Lyth, 46.53%; east-west, A/B: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 64.81%; B: Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 56.48%; Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 51.85%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 59.64%; Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 55.5%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 61.6%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 57.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 64.35%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 59.72%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.17%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 51.85%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Unit 116 Strawberry Social. North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Burt Hargesheimer, 64.22%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 63.23%; B/C: Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 58.65%; east-west, A: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 65.18%; B: Sushil Amlani and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 62.79%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.57%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56.12%; Betty Metz and Ethan Xie, 53.20%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Neola McGuire and Alice Bragg, Diana Brown and Todd Harris, 60%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.1%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 58.7%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 57%; Cindy Darone and Carl Gebauer, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harris Goldstein and Dick Munschauer, 60%, (tie) Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 57.9%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 71.7%; Jayne Freeman and Perry Hoffman, 51.7%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Marge McMillen and Bill Westley, 64%; Angie Prise and Pat O’Brien, 54%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, 62.11%; Carla Bernhardt and Carolann Besch, 55.56%; (tie) Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, Jane Hansen and Peggy Stock, 49.07%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.9%; (tie) Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 48.4%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 58.4%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 55.2%.