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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 19

The Airport Bridge Club will host the ACBL-wide charity game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. The club also will offer extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Nov. 19; at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, and at noon next Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Western New York Unit 116 will hold its annual meeting and game at noon Saturday, Dec. 3. in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Deadline for buying tickets from board members is Nov. 28. For more info, click this link.

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.

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Tournament calendar

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11. The Airport Bridge Club will have two STaC pairs game each day, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
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. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.

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Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.
Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Bridge Club Meridian.
Western New York Unit 116.

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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.

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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.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Sharon Benz, 66.67%; Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 56.55%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Fenton Harrison, 52.08%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 60.71%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 59.23%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.55%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 52.38%; C: Ruth Wurster and Florence Boyd, 43.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 63.43%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 53.70%; C: Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 52.78%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 63.43%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 67.71%; B: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 62.96%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 57.81%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 66.07%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 52.38%; C: (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Marietta Kalman, Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 49.70%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 65.77%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 54.17%; Gaurang Sheth and Michael Kozower, 52.68%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Bill Boardman and Dale Anderson, 55.75%; Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 55.50%; B/C: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 51.67%; east-west, A/B/C: Myra Razik and Tom Koralewski, 55.50%; Paula Kotowski and Bob Kaprove, 54.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – One winner. A: Martha and John Welte, 71.78%; B/C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 56.37%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 61.11%; Carolyn Siracuse and Dale Anderson, 58.33%; B: (tie) Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, Ted Kahn and Gaurang Sheth, 57.41%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 61.90%; B/C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 61.01%; east-west, A/B: Lynn Witmer and Rivona Ehrenreich, 61.90%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 54.46%; C: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 60.65%; Jim Gullo and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.42%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 54.40%; C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 53.70%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 65.63%; Liz Clark and Elaine Universal, 58.33%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.47%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 53.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 68.64%; Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 59.77%; B/C: John Bava and Margaret Zhou, 57.95%; Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 56.14%; east-west A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.96%; Janet Dimet and Agi Maisel, 56.46%; B/C: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 55.21%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 67.63%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 58.98%; Ken Meier and Pat Rasmus, 58.98%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.69%; C: Gary Schmitt and Henry Chudy, 52.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 69.21%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 59.95%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.25%; B/C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 51.62%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.88%; Jay Levy and John Bava, 56.48%; B: Sue Neubecker and John Lyth, 56.25%; C: Marilyn Steffan and Donna Pottle, 47.22%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A/B: Anne Watkins and Joyce Kindt, 61.26%; Chris Urbanek and Sharon Benz, 60.07%; east-west, A/B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 60.32%; Judy Graf and Pat Rasmus, 58.29%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south A: Joan and Howard Rose, 65.38%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 64.58%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer III, 61.38%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 59.46%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.65%; C: Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 51.76%; east-west A: Judy Graf and Stan Kozlowski, 64.74%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 62.66%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 61.22%; Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 57.85%; B: John and Martha Welte, 56.41%; Mike Ryan and Davis Heussler, 54.81%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 48.08%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 64.58%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 61.11%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 52.78%; Bob Lederhouse and Jane Larcom, 51.39%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 70%; B: Helen Panza and Ginny Panaro, 59.09%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 48.75%; Tova Reinhorn and Gay Simpson, 47.73%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, James and Paula Jones, 68.33%; John and Barbara Scott, 52.50%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 51.67%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 57.08%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 51.25%; Eugene Giorgini and Walt Olszewski, 49.58%; (tie) Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 48.75%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58.33%; James and Paula Jones, 57.08%; Walt Olszewski and Carol Neuhaus, 49.17%; Paul Capen and Anne Clancy, 46.67%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 65.83%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 64.58%; Jane and Dave Larcom, 43.33%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%; east-west, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 60%; Marylin Wallace and Joanne Zavarella, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 55%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 53%; east-west, Carl Gebauer and Dave Stroud, 68%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 77.1%; Sukhanand and Sudha Jain, 54.9%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 74.2%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 53.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 65%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 59%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Clare Schultz and Nancy Thomas, 60.41%; (tie) Cleo Alexander and Nancy Davidson, Beverly Thomas and Mary Vicanti, Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 56.25%.


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