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Duplicate Bridge: Oct. 22

By Dale Anderson
News Staff Reporter
The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament continues 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. this Saturday, Oct. 22, and Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. For more info, visit


The Airport Bridge Club will have extra-point games every day next week. There will be two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25; Thursday, Oct. 27; and for the Halloween party Monday, Oct. 31.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will award extra points at its games Tuesday, Oct. 25, through next Saturday, Oct. 29.


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

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. 10 to Oct. 16
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Miri Salamone Burnett and Thom Burnett, 56.69%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 54.56%; B/C: Sandy Scheff and Barbara Sadkin, 51.13%; east-west, A: Myra Razik and Tom Koralewski, 62.25%; B: Christine Malarkey and Alicia Kolipinski, 60.11%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 59.68%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Myra Razik and Tom Koralewski, 66.75%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55.92%; C: Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 54.17%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 59.08%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Alicia Kolipinski, 58.25%; Florence Boyd and Bob Kaprove, 55.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 58.33%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Bob Kaprove, 57.74%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 54.46%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 66.37%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 61.90%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.55%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Dorothy May, 55.95%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 68.64%; Bill Boardman and Bob Linn, 60.07%; B/C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 49.43%; Ann and Joe Williams, 48.04%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 62.20%; C: (tie) Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 49.41%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 63.76%; B: Ruth Wurster and Barbara Libby, 54.23%; C: Sandy Scheff and Christine Malarkey, 51.32%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Linda and Paul Zittel, 54%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 52%; Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 51.80%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game. One winner. A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 67.54%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60.79%; C: June Feuerstein and Bill Boardman, 54.96%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 61.31%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 56.94%; B: Martha and John Welte, 53.18%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 52.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A: Bill Noltee and Ed Morgan, 59.17%; B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 51.67%; east-west, A/B/C: Donna and Fred Hirsch, 63.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 62.20%; Gene and Ruth Nowatniak, 61.01%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 53.27%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 52.38%; east-west, A/B: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 60.71%; C: Janet Desmon and Carolyn Freiman, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 63.46%; Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 61.54%; B: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 59.23%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 52.57%; C: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 52.24%; Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 51.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.45%; C: Ed Morgan and Denise Slattery, 60.23%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 57.95%; B/C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 57.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 57.69%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Gary Schmitt, 55.77%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 67.31%; Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 58.01%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 53.37%; Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 52.08%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 47.12%; east-west, A/B/C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 61.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Meg Klamp and Judy Graf, 60.19%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 59.72%; B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.33%; C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 49.07%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 58.8%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57.87%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 55.09%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 54.17%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Meg Klamp and Jerry Geiger, 64.58%; Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 62.80%; B: Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 58.04%; C: Anne Watkins and John Lyth, 55.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jack Cukierman and Jeff Bender, 56%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Anne O’Connor, 55.5%; Marilyn Wortzman and Henry Chudy, 51.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 63.02%; James and Paula Jones, 58.85%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 58.33%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Sushil Amlani and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 55.56%; Joyce Kindt and Alicia Kolipinski, 54.86%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 51.39%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 62.50%; (tie) Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 59%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; east-west, Olga Lockwood and Dolores Shearer, 60%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 60%; Edna and Ron Fill, 57%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Jeff Peters, 71%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 62%.
College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 63.09%; Dorinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 48.81%; (tie) Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, Carolanne Besch and Beverly Thomas, 47.62%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 58.2%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 57.5%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 68.8%; Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 53.2%.


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