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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 16, 2017


The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. For more info, click this link.

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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept 18. The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, through Friday, Sept. 22, and noon next Saturday, Sept. 23. The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo are closed today for the Buffalo Fall Sectional.

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Free bridge lessons for students in grades 5 to 12 will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 24 to Dec. 3 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3324 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more info and to sign up, email coordinator Carol Bedell at

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Congratulations to the partnership of Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, leading Buffalo area point winners at last weekend's Great Lakes Fall Sectional Tournament in Erie, Pa. They tied for third place overall with 13.33 points. Also earning points in Erie was the partnership of Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, with 5.36 points.

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Hamburg Senior Bridge, which has been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for the past two years at the Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd., is looking for additional players.
Previous players who have been away from the game, as well as advanced beginners who recently took classes, are welcome to join the group.
Players arrive around 12:15 p.m. Play begins at 12:30 and ends around 3:30. For more information, players can drop in prior to the game, call 202-4505 or email

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Western New York Unit 116 regularly sponsors special games. Currently they include:
Annual Meeting and Game – Saturday, Dec. 2. Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst.

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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Regional – Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. 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. For info, click this link.
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 – Seneca County Office Building, Health and Senior Services Building, 2465 North Road, Waterloo/Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. For info, click this link.
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 – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, to Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, May 19, 2018, and Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. 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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. 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.


Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Rochester Regional – Tuesday, May 13, 2019, to Sunday, May 18, 2019.
Cleveland All-American Regional – Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.
District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, 2019, to Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
Buffalo Regional – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Niagara Falls Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Finger Lakes Sectional – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, and Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

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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 surpassed 2,250 master points in August. 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  Sept. 4 to Sept. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, 56.55%; Sam Austin and Dale Anderson, 55.65%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 67.26%; B: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 55.95%; Paula Salamone and Bill Boardman, 54.76%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 59.96%; C: Jim Easton and Dennis Clary, 54.62%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 60.21%; B: Liz Clark and Martin Pieterse, 59.71%; C: Paula Salamone and Burt Freiman, 50.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Dale Anderson, 59.67%; B: Paula Kotowski and Barbara Pieterse, 55.14%; C: Christine Malarkey and Barbara Sadikin, 50.21%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Allen Beroza, 62.96%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 59.03%; B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 56.25%; Joe Rooney and Tom Fraas, 54.12%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Alex Miller, 52.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 61.75%; C: Richard McGowan and Gene Nowatniak, 49.28%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 65.72%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.61%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 56.31%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 57.18%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 56.11%; B/C: Ed Morgan and Joe Rooney, 57.37%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Tom Fraas, 66.12%; B: Martha and John Welte, 63.08%; C: Gay Simpson and Margaret Zhou, 52.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 64.47%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 60.29%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 54.19%; C: Nadine Stein and Dede Kluckhohn, 54%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Tom Fraas, 69.16%; Jerry Geiger and Art Matthies, 60.49%; B: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 52.67%; C: Pawan Matta and Myra Razik, 52.52%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 58.33%; C: (tie) Myra Razik and Bill Boardman, Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Schwebel and Stan Dickson, 59.56%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 57.58%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 57.39%; Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 57.28%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.58%; east-west, A/B: Bonnie Clement and Donna Hirsh, 62.69%; Henry and Patty Porter, 57.01%; Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 55.30%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 54.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Gene Finton and Saleh Fetouh, 67.82%; B: Jim Gullo and Susan Levy, 58.80%; C: Ginny Panaro and Marietta Kalman, 46.99%; east-west, A/B: John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 62.50%; Mike Ryan and Elaine Universal, 61.57%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 59.72%; C: Judy Reich and Celia Linder, 46.78%; Cathy Majewski and Terry Fraas, 46.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 63.10%; B: Beverly Isenberg and Susan Levy, 55.95%; C: Mickey Martin and Geri Moog, 53.27%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.01%; B: Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 60.42%; Jim Easton and Jeff Oshlag, 54.76%; C: Audrey Ray and Sandra Morrison, 43.45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.23%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.06%; Judy and Bob Padgug, 54.17%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.17%; east-west, A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 58.04%; B: Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 55.65%; C: Ten-Pao Lee and Linda Burroughsford, 49.11%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 65.36%; Judy Graf and Joan Rose, 63.04%; B: Ruth Nawotniak and Judy Padgug, 51.34%; C: Pat Lakeman and Linda Zittel, 50.15%; east-west, A/B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 63.60%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 63.57%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 55.64%; C: Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 48.48%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: John and Martha Welte, 60%; Raj Puri and Rolene Pozarny, 57%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Howell. Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 61.31%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 56.55%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 54.76%; (tie) Pat Rogers and Colleen Haynes, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 48.81%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 68.06%; B: (tie) Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, Jim Gullo and Donna Steffan, 61.11%; C: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 52.78%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 57.4%; Janet Frisch and Chuck Heimerl, 56.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 55.1%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Robot Blue and Robot Red, 56.12%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 54.21%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 52.99%; Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 49.69%; east-west, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.71%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 52.63%;  Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 50.26%; Paul Capen and John Meindl, 49.54%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 61.57%; Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 61.11%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 60.65%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51.39%; John and Barbara Scott, 48.61%, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 48.15%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 71.3%; Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 62.5%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 61.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.1%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday –  North-south, Meena Rustgi and Ruth Miller, 54.2%; Mary Blanchard and Ruth Jones, 50%; east-west, Bill Hambridge and Sandy Recoon, 54,2%; June Aeler and Dick Munschauer, 49.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Lata Maheshwari and Stan Kozlowski, 78%; Kathy Borcik and Bob Jorgensen, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 56.7%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 55.9%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 66.7%; Sue Felser and Kathy Weigel, 53.8%; Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 53.4%.


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