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Duplicate Bridge: May 6, 2017

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, May 6, and next Saturday, May 13, and at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, to next Friday, May 12.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo also will offer extra points at all of its games from Tuesday, May 9, to next Saturday, May 13.

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The Rochester Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, in the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. For more info, click this link.

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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

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 24 to April 30
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Bob Linn, 70.40%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 54.51%; Art Matthies and Fenton Harrison, 50.93%; C: Gay Simpson and Sharon Chang, 45.57%; east-west, A/B: Pawan Matta and Tom Koralewski, 61.14%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 55.91%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 61.31%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ruth Wurster, 55.06%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Wilcox, 50%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Liz Clark, 57.74%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.85%; B: Art Matthies and Ron Henrikson, 51.79%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 43.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 68.06%; Mary Terrana and Bob Linn, 55.56%; B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 54.86%; C: Ed Morgan and John Bava, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – ACBL Senior Pairs. North-south, A/B/C: Ruth and Michael Kozower, 61.11%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Tom Koralewski, 59.72%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 66.68%; June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 53.92%; Joyce Greenspan and Chuck Schorr, 53.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 60.42%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Ron Henrikson, 59.72%; Liz Clark and Bob Linn, 54.86%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south A: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.39%; B: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 56.25%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.27%; east-west A: Pat Kilbury and Sandra Silverberg, 55.95%; B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 54.46%; C: Margaret Zhou and Ed Morgan, 45.54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 65.05%; B: Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 58.80%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 58.33%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.18%; C: Claire Gareleck and Rolene Pozarny, 51.39%; east-west A: Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 56.48%; B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 55.32%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 51.85%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south A: Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 60.96%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 59.15%; B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 53.31%; C: Bill Noltee and Helen Reilly, 52.81%; east-west A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 64.63%; Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 62.06%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 58.60%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.92%; C: Celia Linder and Judy Reich, 49.23%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 63.46%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 58.01%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 57.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 62.27%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 56.48%; B: Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.24%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 52.78%; east-west A: Sharon Benz and Stan Kozlowski, 59.03%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Rajat Basu, 56.94%; Jim Gullo and Laurie Foster, 55.09%; Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 54.40%; Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Sharon Benz and Cathy Majewski, 63.02%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.41%; C: Rajinder Puri and Rajat Basu, 52.08%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 72.5%; Joe Miranda and Dave Larcom, 60%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 47.5%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Sharon Benz and Liz Clark, 60.18%; B: Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.35%; C: Claire Gareleck and Barbara Landree, 52.32%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Vince Taeger, 67%; Jack Cukierman and Jennifer Reynolds, 60.1%; Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 55.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 63.33%; John and Barbara Scott, 52.92%; James and Paula Jones, 47.92%; east-west, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 57.08%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.83%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.42%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Dian Petrov and Bob Lederhouse, 58%; James and Paula Jones, 53.5%; Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 51%; east-west, Joan and Bob Ciszak, 67.50%; Sharon Wilcox and Eleanor Whelan, 55%; John and Barbara Scott, 39%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 59.4%; Pearl Harris and Doanne Jackson, 52.8%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 59%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 60%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 58%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 54%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 70.8%; (tie) Fred Nadel and Eleanor Murray, Sukhamand Jain and Meena Rustigi, 51.7%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 57.3%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 55.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 68.1%; Pat and Mike Weber, 62.5%; Mary Veitch and Esther Ferris, 55.6%.


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