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Duplicate Bridge: June 10, 2017

The semi-annual Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points at regular games at ACBL-sanctioned clubs, returns next week. At the Airport Bridge Club, there will be two STaC games daily, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday to Saturday, with a snack between sessions.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will stage demonstration bridge games from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21 in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga as part of The Longest Day, the nationwide bridge marathon to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The games will be held on the lower level in front of Lord & Taylor.
The Bridge Center also will have a Longest Day game at 10:30 a.m. in the club, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will have full extra-point games at 10 a.m. with breakfast, 12:15 p.m. with lunch and 2:30 p.m. with snacks.

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Free 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. Sessions will include practice games, snacks and social time. For info and to sign up, email Carol Bedell at
Here’s their spiffy new flyer:


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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

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Drive East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10. For info, click this link. 
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. For info, click this link.
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 just surpassed 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 29 to June 4
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.33%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 57.84%; C: Ruth and Gene Nowatniak, 57.83%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 68.01%; B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 58.45%; C: Dorothy May and Bill Boardman, 49.22%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Eva Schmidt and Gay Simpson, 64.53%; B: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 56.37%; C: Laurie and Howard Foster, 53.05%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Dale Anderson, 63.03%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 62.50%; B/C: Jini and John Rubinstein, 51.51%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 65.41%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 63.17%; C: Pawan Matta and Joe Rooney, 48.61%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 57.84%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.24%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.66%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 53.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 55.36%; (tie) June Feuerstein and Marily Sultz, Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 55.06%; C: Christine Malarkey and Sandy Scheff, 49.70%; east-west, A: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 58.63%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 58.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Alan Greer, 59.88%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 52.33%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 51.99%; east-west, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 64.73%; Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 54.46%; B/C: Sandi England and Joyce Greenspan, 52.48%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Kahn, 69.89%; Mike Ryan and Bob Sommerstein, 61.93%; B: Janet Frisch and Bob Kaprove, 58.52%; C: Jean Macdonald and Gene Nowatniak, 49.62%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 60.49%; C: Martha and John Welte, 49.13%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – World Wide Pairs. North-south, A/B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 57.63%; C: Alice Bragg and Denise Slattery, 57.38%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 61.88%; B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 55.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 63.44%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 61.94%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 57.77%; B/C: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 60.23%; Joe Miranda and John Marvin, 57.01%; Brian Block and Burt Freiman, 54.17%; C:Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 53.41%; east-west, A/B/C: Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 58.14%; Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 56.63%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 56.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Judy Padgug, 56.25%; B: Anne Watkins and Jeanne Gladysz, 52.68%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Carol Roth, 48.51%; east-west, A/B: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 58.93%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 54.17%; C: Amita Arora and Sharon Chang, 52.68%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 47.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 61.61%; Beena Deshmukh and Elaine Moon, 60.12%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 57.74%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 56.25%; C: Elizabeth Defeo and Phyllis Stasiowski, 44.94%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 67.86%; B/C: Lorey Repicci and Carol Neuhaus, 62.20%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 57.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 64.81%; B: Ken Meier and Penny Shui, 57.41%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 41.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 57.14%; B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 55.65%; Paula Rosen and Joan Rose, 55.36%; C: Claire Gareleck and Mike Mesirov, 46.13%; east-west, A/B: Kathy Pollock and Amita Arora, 55.95%; C: Helen Panza and Sharon Wilcox, 53.57%; Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Stan Kozlowski and Chris Urbanek, 62.39%; B: Carol Roth and Judy Graf, 59.38%; Sharon Benz and Cathy Majewski, 58.22%; C: Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 55.21%; Joyce Kindt and Ginny Panaro, 54.32%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Sandi England, 59.38%; (tie) Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 54.17%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 53.13%
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A/B: Sue Neubecker and Jim Gullo, 61.85%; Pat Rasmus and Larry Abate, 60.37%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.19%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 57.7%; Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 57.11%; Anne O’Connor and Henry Chudy, 54.8%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 62.50%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57.87%; John and Barbara Scott, 56.48%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.09%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – James Lanzo and Shirley Salter, 59.26%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.56%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 53.24%; Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 52.31%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61.3%; (tie) Bruce and Jill Brown, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 50.4%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 60%; Fritz Schweiger and Herb Feuerstein, 58.8%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nick Leibovic and Susan Levy, 56.3%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 53.1%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 57.4%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 51.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 56%; (tie) Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 51%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 59.8%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 50%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 60.9%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 57.5%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 52.5%.

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