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Duplicate Bridge: June 17, 2017

The Longest Day, the nationwide bridge marathon Wednesday to benefit Alzheimer’s awareness, will be observed locally with demonstration games by the Bridge Center of Buffalo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga. The games will be held on the lower level in front of Lord & Taylor.
The Bridge Center also will have a Longest Day pairs 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 Longest Day pairs games at 10 a.m. with breakfast, 12:15 p.m. with lunch and 2:30 p.m. with snacks.

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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points for pairs games at ACBL-sanctioned clubs, concludes today. The Airport Club will have two STaC games, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with a snack between sessions.

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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 June 5 to June 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 60.19%; Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 56.71%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Sharon Chang, 53.70%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and June Feuerstein, 55.56%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.63%; Ron Henrikson and Bob Sommerstein, 53.47%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 58.56%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 56.10%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.17%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 51.85%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 46.76%; east-west, A: David Millward and John Ziemer, 59.03%; B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 57.41%; Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 57.18%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 53.94%; C: Alex Miller and Marilyn Sultz, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 67.02%; Jerry Geiger and Mike Ryan, 57.30%; B: Nadine Stein and Barbara Sadkin, 53.13%; C: Marietta Kalman and Denise Slattery, 52.90%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 58.03%; C: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 47.42%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 64.73%; Alan Greer and Burt Freiman, 53.92%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.33%; C: Alex Miller and Denise Slattery, 48.36%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Martha and John Welte, 65.39%; Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; B: Bill Boardman and Paul Zittel, 57.74%; Eva Schmidt and Paula Kotowski, 55.77%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.17%; C: Usha Khurana and Marilyn Sultz, 50.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Grfeer, 60.19%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 57.41%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 55.56%; (tie) Martha and John Welte, Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 53.24%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 69.83%; Jane Roberts and Natalie Abramson, 58.85%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 57.01%; Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 56.38%; C: Ted May and Jo Ann Smith, 39.14%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 61.34%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 55.10%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 58.86%; Anne Watkins and Ginny Panaro, 55.30%; C: Pat Lakeman and Joyce Greenspan, 54.31%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.67%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Neubecker, 57.58%; Jim Gullo and Laurie Foster, 56.62%; C: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 49.02%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 62.50%; B: David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 56.85%; Gene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 55.06%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 45.24%; east-west, A/B/C: Elizabeth Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 61.35%; Hannah Weinberg and Penelope Shuman, 60.29%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 59.48%; Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 54.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 64.81%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 57.81%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 49.48%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 65.51%; Linda Burroughsford and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.33%; Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 57.18%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.17%; C: Patty and Henry Porter, 44.68%; east-west, A/B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 63.43%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 55.56%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 50.93%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 64.08%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.94%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Usha Khurana, 56.55%; Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jane and Dave Larcom, 59.03%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 56.25%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 53.47%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Davis Heussler, 59.52%; B: (tie) Dorothy May and Ken Meier, Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.76%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 63.99%; B: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 50.60%; C: Eleanor Whelan and Sue Neubecker, 48.21%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 60%; Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 54.1%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 58.7%; Jennifer Reynolds and Alicia Kolipinski, 53.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Art Morth and Gabe Tannenbaum, 59.83%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 59.17%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 58.83%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.92%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 63.58%; B: Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 57%; C: Sushil and Maria Amlani, 38%; east-west, A: Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 59.25%; B: Dave and Jane Larcom, 46.17%; C: Anne Clancy and Edith Moran, 45%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 64.63%; Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 56.69%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 58%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 54%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 65%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jeff Peters and Marian Morber, 59.9%; Edna Fill and Tom Gutluso, 55.2%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57.5%; David Young and Tim Hartnett, 55%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Sukhanand Jain, 59.2%; Susan Levy and Nick Liebovic, 54.7%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emmy Wettlaufer, 64.16%; Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 62.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Bill Westley, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 65.5%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 52.5%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 50.9%; east-west, Peggy Mergenhagen and Adrienne Sakavicius, 60.5%; Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 56.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.8%.


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