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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 17

A unit game with extra points will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon in the Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. in the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club.

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The Airport Bridge Club holds its annual Cookie Bash on Monday, Dec. 19, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. (extra-point ACBL membership game). The club also will offer extra-point games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20; at noon next Saturday, Dec. 24; and at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 (the ACBL-wide International Fund Game with hand records and analysis by Frank Stewart).

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The Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club will host a Christmas party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

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Congratulations to Art Matthies, the Buffalo player who earned the most master points in last week’s District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which took place in ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs in an area that includes Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. He finished the week with 19.17 points and was sixth in the district overall.
Other local players who did well in the STaC included Jerry Geiger, seventh overall with 18.95; Tom Koralewski, 12th overall with 13.16; Ted Kahn, 18th overall with 11.96; John Ziemer, 22nd overall with 11.64; and John and Martha Welte, tied for 23rd overall with 11.57. For a full list of STaC winners, click on 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

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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 Dec. 5 to Dec. 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Ted Kahn and Art Matthies, 66.67%; John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 60.57%; Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 56.85%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 55.65%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 41.73%; east-west, A/B/C: Joanne LaFay and John Fiegl, 60.08%; Florence Boyd and June Feuerstein, 54.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Sharon Benz, 62.13%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Tom Koralewski, 56.72%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 58.50%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 50.97%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 61.02%; Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 60.91%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Barbara Libby, 57.73%; C: Ruth Wurtster and Marilyn Sultz, 45.98%; east-west, A/B: Bob Kaprove and Martin Pieterse, 57.16%; Laurie Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.05%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 47.82%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 60%; Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 57.92%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 57.50%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.92%; B: Sandy Scheff and Dale Anderson, 62.50%; Linda Burroughsford and Tom Koralewski, 54.58%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 42.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.36%; Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 56.75%; B: Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 54.35%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 60.77%; Allen Beroza and Vince Pesce, 58.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Art Matthies and Tom Koralewski, 67.83%; Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 51.42%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 60.92%; C: Linda and Paul Zittel, 52.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – Howell. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 67.66%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.16%; Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 53.29%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 50.40%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 49.91%; C: Tish Schiffman and Michael Kozower, 45.16%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 57.74%; C: David Donaldson and Henry Porter, 53.77%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 62.41%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 56.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 62.74%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 53.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Bill Boardman and David Donaldson, 59.31%; C: Martha and John Welte, 51.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 66.71%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 59.02%; B/C: Martha and John Welte, 52.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 59%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57%; Paula Salamone and Gene Nowatniak, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 67%; B: Sandy Scheff and Dale Anderson, 60%; David Donaldson and Ron Henrikson, 51%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Judith Babat and Linda Milch, 60.89%; B: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 58.04%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Fran Schmidt, 56.13%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 47.96%; east-west, A: Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 70.54%; B/C: Henry and Patty Porter, 69.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Sue Neubecker and Jim Gullo, 65.37%; Saleh Fetouh and Judy Padgug, 55.79%; Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 55.79%; John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 54.40%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Amita Arora, 52.87%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 61.57%; B: Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 59.26%; C: Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.58%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 57.74%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 50.30%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 59.23%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.74%; John Meindl and Pat Lanighan, 57.44%; Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 52.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.93%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 65.48%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 56.25%,
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: John Lyth and Dian Petrov, 63.72%; Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, 57.88%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 57.26%; C: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 55.02%; east-west, A/B: Ed Drozen and Donna Steffan, 58.77%; Davis Heussler and Dan Gerstman, 58.54%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.48%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 54.43%; C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 51.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. Rajinder Puri and Rajat Basu, 60.65%; Peter Shui and Sushil Amlani, 57.87%; Anne Watkins and Joyce Kindt, 57.41%; Sharon Benz and Penny Shui, 56.94%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 54%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 53%; Joe Miranda and Maureen Cancilla, 51%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Sue Neubecker and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 62.73%; (tie) Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, Fritz Schweiger and John Lyth, 60%; Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 54.54%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 58.3%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 57.9%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.2%; Henry Chudy and Paul Morgante, 53.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Gabe Tannenbaum and Dian Petrov, 60.32%; Judie Bailey and Gene Nawotniak, 59.24%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 56.51%; Paula and James Jones, 54.43%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 66.67%; James and Paula Jones, 61.81%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 53.47%; (3-way tie) Dian Petrov and Paul Capen, Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 51.39%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 63.89%; Pearl Harris and Marcia Turly, 52.78%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Marian Morber and Carol Neuhaus, 54%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 53%; east-west, Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 64%; Diane Forrest and Joanne Zavarella, 62%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 65%; east-west, Alan and Phyllis Vogt, 58%; Cindy Darone and Elaine LaVigne, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Pearl Brenner and Harris Goldstein, 65.8%; Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, 60.8%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Emmy Wettlaufer, 66.7%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 62%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Marge McMillen and Stan Kozlowski, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 66.7%; Pat and Mike Weber, 65.9%; east-west, Bob Rivard and Idamae Klipfel, 61.8%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 58.4%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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