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Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 15

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., with pairs games and team games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Saturday and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. next Sunday. For more info, click this link.
The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 15, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

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. Today, Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. 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 Oct. 3 to Oct. 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Judie Bailey and Ron Henrikson, 59.26%; C: (tie) Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, Pawan Matta and Fenton Harrison, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 56.40%; Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 54.66%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 54.52%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 62.90%; B: Brian Block and partner, 53.81%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 50.65%; C: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Christine Malarkey and Sandy Scheff, 57.81%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.49%; Nadine Stein and Mike Mesirov, 55.71%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 61.50%; Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 54.40%; Eva Posener and Janet Frisch, 49.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Chang and Vince Pesce, 62.20%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 58.93%; C: Sandi England and Marietta Kalman, 46.72%; east-west, A: A/B/C: Myra Razik and Ron Helfman, 55.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Mike Silverman, 54.42%; B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 54.25%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 52.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and Christine Malarkey, 57.42%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 59.15%; Eleanor Whelan and Jerry Geiger, 55.79%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 55.68%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 53.94%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 59.47%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 58.33%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 58.14%; B/C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.41%; east-west, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 54.55%; B: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Thier, 54.36%; C: Audrey Ray and Judith Bailey, 48.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 62.04%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 52.55%; east-west, A/B: Liz Clark and Claire Gareleck, 62.50%; C: Amita Amora and Sharon Chang, 43.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Judy Zeckhauser and Richard McGowan, 58.21%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.05%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 57.60%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 70.33%; C: Margaret Zhou and John Bava, 55.59%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 64.88%; east-west, A/B/C: Martha and John Welte, 66.96%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 68.29%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Fred Yellen, 64.81%; east-west, A/B: Alex Kowal and Stan Kozlowski, 62.96%; C: Sue Bergman and Mike Mesirov, 55.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 60%; Marietta Kalman and Usha Khurana, 56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.28%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 56.73%; Darcy Young and Ann Wingert, 55.91%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 54.58%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.54%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.06%; Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 58.64%; B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 56.79%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 51.48%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Helen Panza, 50.43%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 50.14%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 58.6%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 57.4%; east-west, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 58%; Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 63.59%; Dian Petrov and James Lanzo, 61.06%; Jean Rosenthal and Paul Capen, 38.64%; east-west, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 62.95%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 60.52%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 50.85%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Shirley Salter and James Lanzo, 64.54%; Ed Harman and Carol Neuhaus, 55.91%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 53.18%; Joan and Robert Ciszak, 52.28%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, (tie) Bram and Teri Hamovitch, Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 58%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 62%; Ron Fill and Lynda Pettit, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 54%; (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Cindy Darone and Marge Gample, 53%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 57%; (tie) Joanna Arkomas and Tim Hartnett, Bram and Teri Hamovitch, 52%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 62.5%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.2%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 68.3%; Priscilla Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 65%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 60%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 56.7%; Carmela Losi and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 62.5%; Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 53.2%.


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