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Duplicate Bridge: March 11

The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra-point games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15; also at noon today, Saturday, March 11, and next Saturday, March 18; and at both St. Patrick’s Day games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 17, when there also will be a free corned beef luncheon.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold club championship games, awarding extra points, at all of its sessions from Tuesday, March 14, to next Saturday, March 18.

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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

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.

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

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. For info, click this link.

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
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 is approaching 2,175 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 Feb. 27 to March 5
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 58.56%; B/C: Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 57.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 59.72%; John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 59.49%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 53.01%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 61.57%; Ken Meier and Tom Koralewski, 56.94%; B/C: Gay Simpson and Pawan Matta, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Dorothy May and Rita Sofia, 58.33%; Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 56.55%; Carol Bedell and Allen Beroza, 55.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: (tie) Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 55.56%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 55.40%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 52.94%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 50.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Ted May, 63.89%; B/C: Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Martha and John Welte, 67.13%; Barbara Libby and Dorothy May, 57.41%; B: Shirley Cassetty and Ross Markello, 52.67%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 51.85%; C: Pawna Matta and Paula Salamone, 49.91%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. One winner. A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.54%; B: Bill Noltee and Val Derenda, 57.73%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 55.91%; C: Larry Abate and Jose Justicia-Linde, 55.91%; Mary Blanchard and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.42%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 63.69%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63.69%; Judy Padgug and Joanne Kelley, 56.25%; B: Christy Kellogg and Osgood Peck, 50.60%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Betty Metz, 46.73%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 58.63%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.55%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 47.62%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 64.29%; Jim McClure and Andrei Reinhorn, 59.82%; Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 55.36%; B/C: Rose Bochiechio and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 61.90%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 54.17%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 51.79%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 64.44%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 63.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.89%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.30%; Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 55.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Penny Shui, 64.56%; B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 60.68%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.38%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 56.51%; C: Claire Gareleck and Mary Davey-Carr, 50.26%; east-west, A/B: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 64.81%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 58.56%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn. 49.77%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.50%; B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 61.57%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Raj Puri, 59.72%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jim Downing and Roger Dayer, 59.38%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 51.04%; (3-way tie) Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, Pepe Justicia-Linde and Joe Miranda, Ken Meier and Sandi England, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Chris Urbanek and Judy Padgug, 66.08%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.74%; Mike Ryan and Bob Sommerstein, 57.21%; Tova Reinhorn and Sharon Chang, 52.83%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.19%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.70%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 52.31%; (tie) Bob Lederhouse and Gene Nawotniak, Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 50.46%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 61.46%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 58.33%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 55.21%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 52.08%; Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 48.96%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Sharon Cheeks and Diana Brown, 61%; Neola McGuire and Pamela Murphy, 51%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 64%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 67%; Lorey Repicci and Carol Neuhaus, 66%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Nancy and Pat Truell, 63%; Chuck Heimerl and Dave Stroud, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Lou Lombardi, 62.5%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 58.4%; east-west, Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 69.2%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 52.5%.


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