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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 24

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its annual Christmas Day Game and Party at noon Sunday, Dec. 25. The club is closed today, Saturday, Dec. 24.

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The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games at noon today, Saturday, Dec. 24; and next Saturday, Dec. 31.
The club will hold a Leftover Party Tuesday and a Holiday Year-End Party Thursday, with games both days at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Extra points will be awarded in the afternoon games both days.

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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 Dec. 12 to Dec. 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 61.86%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 58.29%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 61.35%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 58.16%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.46%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Florence Boyd, 48.55%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 64.55%; B: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 58.47%; C: Sandy Scheff and Gene Nowatniak, 44.66%; east-west, A/B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 61.35%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.66%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 53.87%; C: Tish Schiffman and Pawan Matta, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 62.50%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 55.36%; Mike Silverman and Chuck Schorr, 52.38%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 50.60%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Gay Simpson and Chuck Schorr, 54.42%; C: Sandi England and David Donaldson, 54.33%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Ed Drozen, 61%; B: Tom Koralewski and Art Matthies, 57.08%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Ron Henrikson, 43.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Tom Koralewski and Jerry Geiger, 56%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 54%; C: Pawan Matta and Ted May, 53%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 71%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 55%; C: Tom Koralewski and Bill Boardman, 49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. One winner. A: Phyllis Stasiowski and Bill Noltee, 71.67%; B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion LaVigne, 55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Victory Point Game. Henry and Patty Porter, 85 Vps.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Richard McGowan, 60.71%; Denise Slattery and Maryann Szafran, 58.93%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 54.46%; east-west, A/B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 59.23%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.85%; C: Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 56.85%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Donna Steffan, 62.04%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 56.94%; Judy Padgug and Joan Rose, 55.79%; B: Mark Pascale and Linda Burroughsford, 55.32%; C: John Marvin and Usha Khurana, 47.89%; east-west A: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 59.34%; Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug, 55.99%; Gary Schmitt and John Lyth, 53.91%; B: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 53.65%; C: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 52.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Agi Maisel and Jim McClure, 65.03%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Phyllis Stasiowski, 55.61%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 55.37%; east-west, A/B: Patty Porter and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 64.40%; C: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 63.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.48%; B: Chongmin Zhang and Peter Shui, 56.02%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 55.09%; Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 62.73%; Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 55.56%; C: Anne Watkins and Fran Kurtz, 53.70%; east-west A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.96%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Dorothy Soong, 62.50%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 54.40%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 60%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.52%; Ethan Xie and Jay Levy, 57.41%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Alex Kowal, 55.56%; Rajinder Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 54.07%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 73.96%; Tom Koralewski and Sandi England, 51.04%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 58.75%; B: (tie) Jerry Geiger and Sue Neubecker, Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 50.42%; C: John Lyth and Anne Watkins, 47.92%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Dian Petrov, 58.75%; B: Jay Levy and Linda Burroughsford, 53.75%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 47.50%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: James and Paula Jones, 61.67%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 59.17%; C: Gene Nawotniak and Bob Lederhouse, 48.33%; east-west, A: James Lanzo and Walt Olszewski, 54.58%; B: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.33%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 51.25%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 61.31%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.74%; James and Paula Jones, 54.76%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 51.19%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Doanne Jackson and David Mathis, 68%; Pamela Murphy and Pearl Harris, 61%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. Joanne Zavarella and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 63.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 51.3%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 57.5%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 56.9%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 73%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 45%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 62.9%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 61.9%; Pat and Mike Weber, 59.8%; east-west, Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 63.4%; Kay Brinkman and Lou Lombardi, 62.3%; Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert 60.6%.


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