The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its Second Annual Charity Pro-Am Game and Pot Luck Party at 1 p.m. April 2 with proceeds to benefit Hospice Buffalo. Partnerships chosen by random draw. Preregistration is required. Call 834-4222 or visit BridgeCenterOfBuffalo.com for more information.
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The Airport Bridge Club will offer extra points at all of its games during the coming week. The club will hold a double session on Monday with an extra-point game at 10 a.m., followed by the ACBL Senior Pairs game at 1:15 p.m, with analysis booklets. There will be free veggies and dip between sessions.
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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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Pittsburgh Spring Sectional – Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, Pa. Today, Saturday, March 25, and 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:
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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 has reached 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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Week of March 13 to March 19
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 67%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 55.77%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.03%; Sandi England and Usha Khurana, 51.44%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 59.23%; Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 58.33%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 55.36%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 59.23%; Ron Henrikson and Dale Anderson, 54.46%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 44.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 64.36%; Sandi England and Tom Koralewski, 59.89%; Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 58.42%; Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. Joyce Greenspan and Bob Sommerstein, 66.40%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 58.07%; Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 53.71%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67.25%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 55.68%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 53.59%; C: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 52.90%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. Charlie Zippiroli and Jim Greno, 64.58%; Louise Hayes and Janice Sufrin, 56.25%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. Howell. Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.50%; (tie) Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, Carl Press and Agi Maisel, 42.50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.18%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 54.39%; east-west, A/B: Carl Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 59.43%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.78%; Amita Amora and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.80%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 62.59%; B: Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 58.89%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 53.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.04%; Fran Kurtz and Anne Watkins, 55.79%; C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 45.37%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.34%; Ed Drozen and Bert Hargeshimer, 56.71%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and James Easton, 55.56%; Amita Amora and Sharon Chang, 51.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 64.88%; B: Claire Gareleck and Art Morth, 54.76%; C: Pat Burns and Ten-Pao Lee, 50.60%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug. 73.96%; Betty Metz and Ginny Panaro, 59.38%; Gay Simpson and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.63%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 53.65%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 59.26%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 58.33%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.09%;Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 51.39%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; east-west, Sara Strnad and Joanna Akromas, 60%; Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 67%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 64%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustigi and Sukhanand Jain, 63.9%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 60%; Nick Leibovic and Dick Munschauer, 53.3%; east-west, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 58.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 53.3%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 51.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Pat O'Brien and Judy Thielman, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 57%.
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