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Duplicate Bridge: June 25

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the duplicate bridge column did not appear as scheduled in The News or on the Buffalo News website on Saturday, June 25. If that happens, please look for it


North American Pairs qualifying games with extra points will be held at the Bridge Center of Buffalo at noon this Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Monday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Bridge Club Meridian has a NAP game at 10:30 a.m. Monday.


The Airport Bridge Club has NAP qualifiers at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday and 11 a.m. Monday and varied extra-point games the rest of the week. The club also is planning two Fourth of July games with homemade corned beef.


Congratulations to Fred Yellen, who led the entire list of master point winners in ACBL District 5 in last week’s Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) with a total of 21.99. The district includes Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Other leading local point winners include Bud Seidenberg, 18.59 (eighth in the district); Martha and John Welte, 13.60 (tied for 17th); Tom Koralewski, 11.82 (25th); Dale Anderson, 11.57 (27th); Mark Pascale, 10.78 (31st); David Hemmer, 10.46 (34th); Art Matthies, 10.36 (35th); John Ziemer, 9.80 (41st); and Jerry Geiger, 9.35 (44th).


A School Youth Bridge program, with free lessons for middle school students, will be sponsored by Unit 116 from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in July and August in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Two after school programs – one at Tapestry Charter Middle School in Buffalo and one at Transit Middle School in Williamsville – are scheduled to begin in early October. For info, call 633-5680.


A Bridge Mentoring program sponsored by Unit 116 for beginning and intermediate players will be available from July 1 to Dec. 31. To be eligible, inexperienced players must have between 5 and 300 master points. Serving as their mentors will be players with more than 2,000 points.

The pair is required to play a minimum of five times at any sanctioned club game or Unit 116 event. The mentees will pay their own entry fees for the five games. Unit 116 will reimburse the mentors for their entry fees. To sign up as a mentor or mentee and for other details, call Dian Petrov at 688-1266 or email


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

Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 24. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Grandstand Casino Room, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg. Ticket deadline: Friday, July 15. $10 ACBL members, $16 non-members. For tickets, call Paul Zittel at 992-4794. For partners, call Elaine Kurasiewicz at 695-9828. For more info, click this link.

Swiss Team Game – Sunday, Aug. 14. 1 p.m. Eight Is Enough format. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. For info and partners, call Howard Foster at 633-2617 (email or Tova Reinhorn at 632-2056 (email For more info, click this link.

Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.


Tournament calendar

Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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 and a Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new master point rank a little while ago, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of June 13 to June 19

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 64.96%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 59.86%; Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 56.79%; C: Joe Benenati and Val Derenda, 52.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 62.50%; Lois Tatelman and Dede Kluckhohn, 56.25%; C: Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 55.65%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.71%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Mary Terrana, 54.76%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – A/B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 59.09%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 50.91%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 58.75%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.50%; east-west, A/B: Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 59.17%; (tie) Chuck Schorr and Joyce Greenspan, Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 55.42%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 47.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Vince Pesce and Mary Terrana, 59.17%; C: Chris Malarkey and Ruth Wurster, 43.96%; east-west, A/B: Jean Macdonald and Art Matthies, 58.96%; Mike Silverman and Paula Kotowski, 56.88%; C: Alex Miller and Pawan Matta, 56.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 57.72%; B/C: Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 56.94%; Brian Block and Bob Kaprove, 55.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Alex Miller and Tom Koralewski, 62.01%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 61.82%; Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 60.83%; B/C: Cynthia Helfman and Nancy Littenberg, 52.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 60.83%; Charles and Marcella Galanie, 51.67%; C: Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 50.83%; east-west, A/B/C: Dordy Donaldson and Pinky Regan, 57.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Kaprove and Dale Anderson, 57.50%; Mike Silverman and Bill Boardman, 55%; C: Bill Regan and Val Derenda, 49.17%; east-west, A/B: John and Martha Welte, 63.33%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 53.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, Alan Greer and Tom Koralewski, 60.42%; B: Alex Miller and partner, 59.58%; C: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 52.52%; east-west, A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 67.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Gaurang Sheth and Alan Greer, 64.48%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 61.90%; Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 58.74%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, 65.48%; Cleveland Fleming and Tom Koralewski, 58.93%; Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 57.74%; C: Chris Malarkey and Alex Miller, 44.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, Jon Adel and Jim Greno, 60%; William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 54.17%; east-west, Fred and Donna Hirsh, 65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. John and Martha Welte, 56%; David Hemmer and Paul Morgante, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and Richard McGowan, 63.07%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.16%; C: Marcie Frankel and William Noltee, 58.06%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.63%; Susan Levy and Ginger Maiman, 55.30%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 62.31%; B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.80%; C: Margaret Zhou and Don Bosshardt, 59.28%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 65.18%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 57.44%; Jerry Geiger and Pat Rasmus, 56.85%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 55.06%; C: Pat Lakeman and Sharon Wilcox, 43.46%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.64%; B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 56.61%; C: Teresa Fraas and Art Aronson, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 66.10%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 60.98%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 58.90%; C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 50.57%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 70.08%; Marilyn Shuman and Nancy Torrell, 59.66%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.77%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 56.82%; Janie Polk and Sandra Rifkin, 56.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Mark Pascale and Jim Madan, 63.39%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.14%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 47.92%; east-west, A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 60.12%; Dian Petrov and Art Morth, 60.12%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mark Pascale and Fred Yellen, 63.57%; Gene Finton and John Kirsits, 57.76%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 55.78%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.14%; B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 54.64%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 51.74%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.11%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 60.74%; C: James Easton and Dennis Clary, 59.26%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 63.19%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 58.33%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 51.39%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 48.61%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 58.63%; Jim Baker and Eleanor Whelan, 54.47%; John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 52.08%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 79.10%; Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 62.17%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 53.97%; C: Barbara Landree and Sue Neubecker, 47.88%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – A: Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 59.8%; B: Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 57.7%; Sandy Marcussen and Alicia Kolipinski, 54.4%; C: Bruce and Nancy Shaffer, 50%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Eugene Giorgini and Paul Capen, 65.10%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 62.50%; Mark Pascale and Gaurang Sheth, 60.94%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 60.42%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 69.05%; Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 56.55%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 55.36%; Ed Harman and Elve Johnston, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 54%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 71%; Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 65%; Dick Munschauer and Sandy Recoon, 54.2%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Emmy Wetlauffer, 62.5%; Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 55.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%; Angie Price and Pat O’Brien, 55%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54.2%; east-west, Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 60%; Lynda Pettit and Kathy Weigel, 51.7%.