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Duplicate Bridge: July 9

The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra point games, some with red points, throughout the coming week. Games this Saturday, July 9, and next Saturday, July 16, start at noon. Tuesday there will be two games, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The club also will have an ACBL International Fund Game at 11 a.m. Thursday with extra points for winners at the district level.


The Buffalo “Future Stars” Non-Life Masters Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, continues this Saturday, July 9, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch will be served between the games. For more info, click this link.


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, 3362 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 is available now through 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

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Next 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, like it did on June 25, 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 27 to July 3

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Ted Kahn and Tom Koralewski, 61.34%; C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 46.30%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and David Millward, 64.80%; B: Art Matthies and Ross Markello, 56.48%; C: Pawan Matta and Dede Kluckhohn, 48.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 65.58%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.23%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 51.90%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Tom Koralewski, 62.42%; B/C: Pawan Matta and Brian Block, 59.86%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Usha Khurana and Vince Pesce, 65.92%; B: Val Derenda and Bill Regan, 56.52%; Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 54.97%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 46.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 64.90%; Mike Ryan and Denise Slattery, 57.21%; B/C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 53.36%; east-west, A/B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and Christine Malarkey, 62.27%; Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 55.44%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 63.10%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 56.85%; B: Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 52.38%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 49.40%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 64.29%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 55.65%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 71.76%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 55.56%; B: Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53.70%; C: Ted Kahn and Myra Razik, 49.54%; Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 46.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 54.76%; B: Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.38%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gene Nawotniak, 44.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.93%; B/C: William Noltee and Ed Morgan, 57.39%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 57.20%; east-west, A/B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 60.04%; C: John and Jini Rubinstein, 60.04%; Margaret Zhou and Don Bosshardt, 56.44%; Marilyn Sultz and Nancy Torrell, 55.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 57.05%; Jay Levy and Linda Burroughsford, 55.13%; Bud Seidenberg and Judy Graf, 54.17%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Susan Bergman, 53.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 59.35%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 59%; east-west, B/C: John Garrity and Richard McGowan, 65.47%; Jim McClure and Joyce Frayer, 63.09%; Audrey Ray and Carol Gay, 60.54%; Marilyn Wortzman and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.62%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.72%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 64.88%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.23%; Gene Finton and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56.55%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 49.11%; east-west, A/B: Henry Chudy and Peter Shui, 57.44%; C: John and Martha Welte, 44.35%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 62.04%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 57.41%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 57.18%; B: Fran Kurtz and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.86%; east-west, A: Dan Gerstman and Brian Meyer, 70.60%; Donna Steffan and David Hemmer, 63.66%; B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 57.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 61.81%; (tie) Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.86%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 57.78%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 57.41%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 56.67%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 55.96%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 55.93%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Teresa Fraas and Anne Watkins, 59.92%; Sandi England and Carolyn Siracuse, 58.33%; Claire Gareleck and Barbara Landree, 54.76%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.70%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 61.11%; Pat Rasmus and Gene Finton, 54.76%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sandy Marcussen and Jan O’Mara, 57.9%; Joyce Kindt and Jennifer Reynolds, 57.5%; east-west, Lillian Reynolds and Anne O’Connor, 57.5%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 56.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.48%; James Lanzo and Mark Pascale, 56.02%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Eugene Giorgini and Paul Capen, 53.70%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, 60.12%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 57.74%; James Lanzo and Jane Larcom, 53.57%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 48.41%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 67.21%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 61.58%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 57%; Chuck Heimerl and Mike Brown, 53%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 64%; Martha Falsone and Marv Feuerstein, 56%; east-west, Tim Hartnett and David Young, 61%; Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 60.6%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 57.5%; east-west, Charles Banta and Betty Bowling, 59.4%; Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 53.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 58%; Jan Roalsvig and Stan Kozlowski, 57%.