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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 3

The District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points at games in local clubs, will be held from Monday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 11, at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs.
High-scoring winners have a chance to earn bonus silver points at the district level. The Airport Bridge Club will have two STaC pairs games daily, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. from Monday to Dec. 11.

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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

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, Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date, which should bring up a link to it on the Buffalo News website.
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 Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson recently surpassed 2,100 master points. He 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. 21 to Nov. 27
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 63.39%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 58.33%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 50.60%; east-west, A/B/C: Tish Schiffman and Bob Kaprove, 55.65%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 62.94%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and David Donaldson, 59.06%; C: Ed Drozen and Ross Markello, 55.76%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 61.89%; B: Nancy Kessler and Wilson McClaren, 56.51%; C: Tish Schiffman and Tom Koralewski, 51.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday evening – ACBL-wide game. Howell. A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 61.57%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 58.80%; B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 56.02%; C: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: David Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 67%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 63%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 65.63%; Tish Schiffman and Paula Salamone, 57.29%; C: Nadine Stein and Gay Simpson, 56.25%; Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 51.04%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. Joe Rooney and Ron Henrikson, 59.90%; Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 57%; Alan Greer and Bill Boardman, 53.13%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – One winner. A: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 58.75%; B: Ethan Xie and Dennis Clary, 56.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 62.80%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 57.74%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 56.85%; Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 54.76%; east-west A/B/C: Denise Slattery and Moshe Rosenfeld, 65.48%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 59.52%; C: Carolyn Freiman and JoAnne Nover, 56.85%; (tie) Rajat Basu and John Bava, Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Mark Pascale and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.04%; C: David Hemmer and Gene Nawotniak, 57.14%; east-west, A/B: Bill Rushmore and Stan Kozlowski, 64.29%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 61.61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 60.65%; B: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 57.87%; C: Davis Heussler and Ten-Pao Lee, 55.09%; Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. David Donaldson and Henry Porter, 57.64%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 56.94%; Dennis Clary and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.25%; Ten-Pao Lee and Stan Kozlowski, 54.86%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 64.58%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 60.12%; David Floyd and Phil Kadet, 67.64%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 51.39%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 56.50%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 52%; C: Usha Khurana and Ginny Panaro, 51%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 61%; B: Dian Petrov and Denise Slattery, 52.50%; C: Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 49.50%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 53.7%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 52.2%; east-west, Ron Fill and Art Morth, 61.7%; Sam Grossman and Bram Hamovitch, 57.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. David Hemmer and James Lanzo, 72.50%; Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 64.17%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 52.92%; John and Barbara Scott, 51.67%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dave Larcom and James Lanzo, 74.40%; Bob Lederhouse and Ed Harman, 54.76%; James and Paula Jones, 52.98%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Pamela Murphy and David Mathis, 57%; Diana Brown and Neola McGuire, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 53%; east-west, Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 65%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 65.4%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 55.1%; Jayne Freeman and Fred Nadel, 51.5%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Charles Banta, 65.2%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.7%; Pris Bretschger and Carmen Caruana, 48.2%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Pat and Mike Weber, 66.6%; Paul Morgante and Marilyn Sims, 55.5%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 53.9%.


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