The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point ACBL Junior Fund games at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 21. The Airport Club will continue extra-point fund games at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, through Thursday, Jan. 26, during this coming week.
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Congratulations to David Hemmer, who won the most master points among the Buffalo-area players competing Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 in the Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional Tournament. He was tied for 35th place with 33.42 points.
Other notable Buffalo-area players included: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, tied with 20.74; Linda Burroughsford and David Heussler, tied with 18.76 points; Tom Koralewski, Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, tied with 17.68 points; and Sandi England with 17.02 points.
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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Picnic and Game – Sunday, Aug. 20. Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.
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St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 10, to Sunday, Feb. 12. For info, click this link.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 11, to Sunday, April 16. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23.
Upstate New York Regional – RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, West Henrietta (Rochester). Monday, May 1, to Sunday, May 7.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.
Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to Sunday, Nov. 12.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 4, to Sunday, Dec. 10.
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:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 2,150 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
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Week of Jan. 9 to Jan. 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Tom Koralewski, 57.08%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Tova Reinhorn, 55%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 51.67%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 62.50%; B/C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 67.22%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 61.48%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Tom Koralewski, 56.42%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Joyce Greenspan, 58.29%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 57.57%; B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 55.57%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 53.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 57%; B/C: Ruth Nowatniak and Marilyn Wortzman, 55%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 61.67%; B: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 59.58%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, 47.50%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 57.50%; B: Ken Meier and David Donaldson, 57.08%; C: Pawan Matta and Myra Razik, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Gerry Hooley, 58.48%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 66.27%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 58.68%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.02%; C: Mary Terrana and Marilyn Sultz, 45.95%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 70.99%; B: Martha and John Welte, 62.50%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 52.58%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, Ted May and Jo Ann Smith, 68.33%; Pat Sciandra and Mary Jean Shields, 51.67%; east-west, Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 70.83%; Jeffrey and Peg Feather, 53.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Maureen Cancilla and Joe Miranda, 66.67%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Fran Schmidt, 58.04%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 55.06%; east-west, A/B/C: JoAnne Nover and Janet Desmon, 61.90%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 62.27%; B: Donna Steffan and Linda Burroughsford, 61.57%; Clare Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 54.17%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 45.60%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Kamil Bishara, 61.34%; B/C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 57.41%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 60.54%; B/C: Audrey Rey and Carol Roth, 57.74%; east-west, A: Joe Miranda and Sol Messinger, 63.99%; B/C: Terry Camp and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.55%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Ethan Xie, 59.05%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57%; Cathy Majewski and Peter Patterson, 52.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 67.08%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 65%; Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 55.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Anne Watkins and Stan Kozlowski, 66%; B/C: Laurie and Howard Foster, 65%; Joyce Kindt and Jeanne Gladysz, 60%; east-west, A/B/C: James Easton and Dennis Clary, 71.40%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 62.5%; Jim Downing and Roger Dayer, 56.25%; Paul and Linda Zittel, 54.86%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 56.34%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 49.91%; Claire Gareleck and Donna Steffan, 48%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 64.21%; B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 56.66%; Mike Ryan and Kamil Bishara, 56.36%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 56%; Ron Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 55.5%; east-west, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 61%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 53.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis , 65.17%; B: James and Paula Jones, 59.38%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 49.77%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 65.93%; James and Paula Jones, 65.19%; Sushil Amlani and James Lanzo, 61.85%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.44%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual game. Diana Brown, 58%; Doanne Jackson, 50%; David Mathis, 48%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 67%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 60%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58%; Chuck Heimerl and Joanne Zavarella, 54%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Jeff Peters, 53%; Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 52%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 67%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 60%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 64.7%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 58.2%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 63.5%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 58.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 67%; Bill Rogers and Stan Kozlowski, 65%.
College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Dorinne Ebel and John Rex, 65.08%; Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 57.14%; Nancy Davidson and Peggy Stock, 51.59%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Esther Ferris, 64.5%; Carmella Losi and Mary Veitch, 61.4%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 65.8%; Lou Lombardi and Kay Brinkman, 61.6%.