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Duplicate Bridge: April 22, 2017

The Buffalo Spring Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, April 22, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall Social Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23. For info, click this link.

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The Airport Bridge Club is awarding extra points at all of its games at 11 a.m. from Monday, April 24, to Friday, April 28, and at noon next Saturday, April 29. The club will take part in the ACBL-Wide Charity Pairs Game at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, with analysis booklets.

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Congratulations to Martha and John Welte, leading Buffalo area point winners at the Toronto Easter Regional Tournament April 11 to 16. They earned 33.50 points and were tied for 33rd place.

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Bridge lessons will be offered for students from fifth to 12th grade on Thursday mornings from July 6 to Aug. 31 this summer at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, beginning July 6. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at

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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

Unit 112 199er Sectional – The Century Club of Rochester, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Today, Saturday, April 22. 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.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. 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 – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. 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.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. For info, click this link.
Roni Atkins Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 29, to Sunday, Sept. 4. For info, click this link.
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. For info, click this link.
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, 2,200 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 April 10 to April 16
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and Ruth Wurster, 55.83%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 52.50%; east-west, A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 59.58%; B: Bob Kaprove and Dale Anderson, 59.17%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 51.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 58.65%; Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 56.09%; Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 54.49%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ron Henrikson, 53.52%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 53.20%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 52.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bill Boardman and Bob Linn, 61.88%; B/C: Gene Nowatniak and Bob Sommerstein, 54.82%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 58.65%; B/C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 53.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and Bill Boardman, 58.83%; B/C: Pat Lakeman and June Feuerstein, 53.75%; Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 50.58%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 55%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 52.67%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 52.42%; C: Ed Drozen and Cleveland Fleming, 50.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Barbara Libby, 56.55%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 55.36%; C: Alex Miller and June Feuerstein, 54.76%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 69.50%; B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 55.50%; Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 53.50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Natalie Abramson and Jim McClure, 64.29%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 53.27%; east-west, A/B: Lynn Witmer and Jeff Their, 56.25%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 55.65%; Denise Slattery and John Bava, 50.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 60.42%; B: (tie) Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, Donna Steffan and Mary Ball, 54.76%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.42%; B/C: Ethan Xie and John Bava, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Barbara and John Scott, 62.44%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 61.01%; C: Margaret Zhou and John Bava, 58.50%; east-west, A/B: Amita Amora and Marilyn Wortzman, 59.41%; C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 57.69%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 57.41%; Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 57.04%; Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 55.56%; David Hemmer and Linda Burroughsford, 53.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 63.69%; C: Usha Khurana and John Marving, 47.02%; east-west, A/B/C: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 70.83%; B: Ethan Xie and Davis Heussler, 55.21%; Cathy Majewski and Elaine Universal, 53.13%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Lillian Gotshall, 53.7%; (tie) Renee Cancilla and Jane Larcom, John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 62.50%; B: Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 56.25%; C: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 45.42%; east-west, A: Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 61.67%; B: Gene Nawotniak and Ed Morgan, 48.33%; C: Fritz Schweiger and Mary Ball, 47.50%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, (tie) Jack Cukierman and Sam Grossman, Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 58.3%; Jeff  Bender and Art Morth, 54.2%; east-west, Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 61.7%; (tie) Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, Marilyn Wortzman and Bob Lederhouse, 55.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60.12%; Joyce Kindt and James Lanzo, 57.74%; Barbara and John Scott, 53.57%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 52.38%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – James Lanzo and Roy Crocker, 62.15%; Paula and James Jones, 58.52%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.67%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 53.48%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 60%; east-west, Bill and Jo Rich, 57%; Lois Randaccio and Audrey Kotas, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 63%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 58%; east-west, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 58%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 55%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (April 6) Howell. Dona Tepas and Marge McMillen, 75%; Pat O'Brien and Judy Thielman, 56%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (April 13) Howell. George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 65%; Bill Rogers and Bill Westley, 55%.

College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. (Tie) Betty Loucks and Clare Schultz, Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 46.74%; Hallie Howell and Jackie Trace, 44.57%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.4%; (tie) Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, Pat and Mike Weber, 53.2%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger 60%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 51.9%.


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