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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 28

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Jan. 28,  and 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. today and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link.

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The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point  games at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 3, and will take part in the ACBL-wide International Fund Game at noon next Saturday, Feb. 4.

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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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Tournament calendar

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.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. For info, click this link.

Pittsburgh Spring Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26. For info, click this link.

Titusville Sectional – Cross Creek Resort, 3815 Route 8, Titusville, Pa. Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2. 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.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. 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. For info, click this link.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 23, to Monday, May 29. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4.

Great Lakes Fall Sectional – Erie Bridge Association, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 17.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.

Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 22.

Pittsburgh Fall Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 29.

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:

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 2,150 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 Jan. 16 to Jan. 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Joanne Lafay and John Fiegl, 64.53%; B: Linda Zittel and David Donaldson, 52.58%; Joe Rooney and Dale Anderson, 51.37%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 50.24%; east-west, A: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 61.36%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 58.85%; Martha and John Welte, 57.96%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 41.84%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Liz Clark, 58.61%; B: Linda Zittel and David Donaldson, 56.21%; Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 54.23%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 41.45%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.46%; Jerry Geiger and Tom Koralewski, 60.85%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 57.74%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.47%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 41.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 58.63%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 55.36%; C: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 50.30%; east-west, A/B: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 58.93%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 47.32%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Dorothy May and Mary Terrana, 70.83%; C: Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 62.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 57.70%; C: Usha Khurana and Sandi England, 47.92%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Tom Koralewski, 61.86%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 57.61%; B/C: Gay Simpson and Sharon Chang, 51.32%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 49.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. (Tie) Myra Razik and Ross Markello, Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 55%; Martha and John Welte, 54%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 64.88%; Alan Greer and partner, 62.50%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 52.98%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Ed Morgan and Margaret Zhou, 55.10%; east/west A/B: Pat Kilbury and Marcia Wright, 61.37%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 60.59%; Kathy Stamm and Celine Murray, 57.78%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.15%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 58.80%; B/C: Gene Nawotniak and Chip Kean, 57.18%; east-west A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 67.36%; B: Mark Pascale and Rajat Basu, 55.32%; C: Ed Drozen and Helen Panza, 50.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Ted Kahn and Vince Taeger, 63.52%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.13%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 57.86%; C: John Bava and Margaret Zhou, 49.27%; east-west, A: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.68%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 55.84%; B: Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 55.05%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 49.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 63.10%; Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 56.09%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 55.77%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 64.02%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 57.20%; C: Pat Lakeman and Judie Bailey, 51.52%. east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.23%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 65.34%; B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 55.49%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 54.17%; C: Marietta Kalman and Barbara Landree, 49.81%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. Davis Heussler and Tom Koralewski, 62.26%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 61.35%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Ruth Wurster, 56.55%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 55.95%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 54.17%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50.6%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 59.90%; (tie) Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 56.25%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 46.88%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.80%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56.94%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.56%; James & Paula Jones, 55.09%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 58.80%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56.94%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.56%; James & Paula Jones, 55.09%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Doanne Jackson, 54%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 60%; Sam Grossman and Dave Stroud, 54%; east-west, (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, Tim Hartnett and David Young, 61%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Estelle Greene and Ruth Lansing, 64.2%; Nick and Vera Leibovic, 60%; east-west, Jayne Freeman and Emily Wettlaufer, 58.3%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Charley Banta and Joan Mack, 54.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 68%; Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 55%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com.

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