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Duplicate Bridge: May 20, 2017

The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, is being held today, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Games are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more info, click this link.

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, May 20, and next Saturday, May 27, and at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, to next Friday, May 26.

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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

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 May 8 to May 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 63.39%; Ruth Kozower and Nadine Stein, 58.63%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Fenton Harrison, 40.77%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Sharon Benz, 62.20%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 54.46%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: Eva Schmidt and Paula Kotowski, 59.84%; B: Ruth Wurster and Eleanor Whelan, 58.18%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 56.20%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Home-style pairs. Ruth Kozower and Bob Linn, 3 wins.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Sharon Wilcox, 56.80%; Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 55.61%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 67.31%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 60.76%; B: Sharon Chang and Vince Pesce, 55.40%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Eva Schmidt and Denise Slattery, 63.43%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 57.87%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 56.48%; C: Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 72.22%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 56.94%; Denise Slattery and Dale Adnerson, 55.56%; C: Martha and John Welte, 50.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. (Tie) Jim Greno and Henry Borkowski, Louise Hayes and Chris Hipp, 63.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Denise Mattingly and Joe Miranda, 58.33%; B/C: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 56.06%; east-west, A/B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.23%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.82%; Burt Freiman and Larry Abate, 54.92%; C: JoAnne Nover and Janet Desmon, 53.41%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Adrian Figliotti and David Millward, 59.72%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Davis Heussler, 60.65%; B: Donna Steffan and Mary Ball, 53.47%; C: Betty Metz and Barbara Landree, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 62.20%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.93%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 54.46%; C: Pat Lanighan and John Meindl, 50%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.01%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.65%; C: Judy Katz and Nicholas Leibovic, 50.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 65.19%; B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 58.89%; C: Davis Heussler and Ethan Xie, 52.22%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and David Millward, 61.57%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.02%; east-west, A/B: Mike Ryan and Davis Heussler, 59.72%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55.56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 68.29%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 63.02%; Chris Urbanek and Davis Heussler, 59.95%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.86%; C: Rolene Pozarny and Raj Puri, 50.55%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 62.04%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 59.26%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.56%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 52.31%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 62.98%; B: Helen Panza and Adrian Figliotti, 54.97%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.33%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 62.50%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 56.25%; James and Paula Jones, 54.69%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 63.43%; Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 54.69%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 54.17%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, James and Paula Jones, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 55%; east-west, Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 55%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 50%; east-west, Perry Hoffman and Anita Snyder, 59.2%; Susan Levy and Nick Leibovic, 57.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Cathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 58%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 56%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 68.8%; Pat and Mike Weber, 57.7%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 48.7%; east-west, Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 62.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 57.5%; Lynda Pettit and Esther Ferris, 53.4%.


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