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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 24

The Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will offer extra-point games today, Saturday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Sept. 26, through next Saturday, Oct. 1.

There will be two sessions on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3324 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst, is starting a new series of free bridge lessons for middle school students.

A class for beginners kicks off at 9 a.m. next Saturday.

Another class at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, starting Oct. 2, will be for students who have completed a beginning bridge class or those who want to learn more. Classes continue through early December.

For info, email Carol Bedell at


Congratulations to Bud Seidenberg, who earned the most master points among local players at last weekend’s Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst. He won 24.48 points.

Also doing well at the tournament were Jay Costello, 22.99; Chris Urbanek , 22.94; and Mike Ryan, 21.41. For complete results, click this link.


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

Unit Rated Team Game – Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Drive, Cheektowaga.

Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. For more info, click this link.


Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23. For info, click this link.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building-Senior Center, 1 DiPriono Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. 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 – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, 2017, to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, 2017, to Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. 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.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, and Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, 2018, to Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Syracuse Regional – Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.

Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.


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. If it doesn’t appear at all, go to and search “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website, at least not in a timely fashion. When that happens, like it did a couple times recently, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.

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 at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.


Duplicate scores

Week of Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 66.30%; Judie Bailey and Dale Anderson, 57.76%; B: Dede Kluckhohn and Lois Tatelman, 57.39%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.97%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Florence Boyd, 54.38%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 52.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 60.67%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Sandy Scheff, 57.14%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 48.47%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 66.07%; B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 52.72%; C: Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 51.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 69.50%; B/C: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 50.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Elsie Rogers and Ron Henrikson, 63.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 54.58%; C: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 53.33%; east-west, A: Jean Macdonald and Bob Linn, 63.75%; B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Ruth Wurster, 60.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 58.04%; east-west, A/B/C: Art Matthies and Tom Koralewski, 64.88%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Bill Noltee and Ted May, 64.80%; B: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 60.72%; Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 55.22%; east-west, A/B/C: Patricia Berexa and Lee Jordan, 66.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Ethan Xie and Dennis Clary, 65.97%; Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 61.11%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Haynes and Denise Slattery, 59.82%; Jim McClure and Judy Zeckhauser, 54.17%; Heather Roberts and Maryann Szafran, 54.17%; C: John Bava and Margaret Zhou, 51.19%; east-west, A/B: Ruth Nawotniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 69.35%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 63.43%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 58.10%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 56.48%; Christy Kellogg and Bob Padgug, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 57.87%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.41%; C: Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 54.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North/south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Jim McClure, 63.82%; B: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 55.70%: C: Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 48.34%; east/west. A: Penelope Shuman and Natalie Abramson, 60.54%; B/C: John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 58.89%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 57.14%; Sol Messinger and John Garrity, 56.42%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: David Hemmer and Meg Klamp, 58.15%; Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.19%; B: (tie) Shakeel Ahmad and Henry Chudy, Penny and Peter Shui, 55.19%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 48.89%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 64.35%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 58.33%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.3%; Florence Notto and Mary Lou Scanlon, 56.77%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 61.01%; Claire Gareleck and Helen Panza, 55.36%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 54.46%; east-west, Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 59.52%; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 54.17%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 52.68%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 57.5%; Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 55.8%; east-west, Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 56.3%; Ted May and Mike Silverman, 54.2%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 59.38%; (tie) Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 56.25%; James and Paula Jones, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Shirley Salter and James Lanzo, 65.28%; James and Paula Jones, 58.33%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 54.63%; Rita Haley and Mary Lenihan, 51.85%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Friday – A: (tie) Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.10%; B: Martha and John Welte, 59.78%; Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 58.83%; C: Gary Schmitt and Ron Lyth, 49.28%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Saturday – A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 60.79%; Donna Steffan and Jay Costello, 60.36%; B: Gaurang Sheth and Ken Meier, 55.72%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 55.42%; C: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.73%; Amita Amora and Rajat Basu, 49.42%.

Unit 116 Buffalo Fall Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A: Roger Woodin, Sam Maitra, Douglas Ross and David Hunt, 163 vps; B: Ten-Pao Lee, Hilda Fairweather, and Penny and Peter Shui, 118 vps; C: James and Paula Jones, John and Barbara Scott, 96 vps.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 62.50%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 54.17%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%; Marion Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 68%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 61%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 64%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 59%; east-west, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 65%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 62.5%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 50%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 66.3%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 59.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 66%; Pat O’Brien and Judy Thielman, 60%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 61.81%; Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, 58.33%; Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 56.94%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 72.3%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 56.3%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 50%.


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