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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 18, 2017


The Airport Bridge Club will offer the ACBL-wide Charity Game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at no extra charge. Winners will earn extra points on the district level and there will be booklets with hand analysis.

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Unit championship games with extra points will be played today, Saturday, Nov. 18, at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club and at 1 p.m. at Lockport Duplicate Bridge. The Airport Club also will have extra-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Closed for Thanksgiving: The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and the Delaware Wednesday club on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The Airport Club also will be closed next Saturday, Nov. 25, so that players can attend a memorial party for longtime player Jerry Geiger, who died Nov. 5.

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Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, the Buffalo player who won the most master points at the Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament Nov. 7 to Nov. 12 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. He earned 60.63 points and was fifth overall.
Other leading local players included: Chris Urbanek, 58.41; Glenn Milgrim, 31.06; Bud Seidenberg, 25.86; Jay Levy, 24.52; Jay Costello and Donna Steffan, 23.76; John Ziemer, 23.23; Martha and John Welte, 20.24; David Hemmer, 18.64; Mike Ryan, 17.30; Davis Heussler, 17.04. For complete results, click this link.

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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

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 recently attained a career total of 2,300 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  Nov. 6 to Nov. 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Boyd and June Feuerstein, 59.52%; Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 57.44%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 58.63%; B: Paula Kotowski and Denise Slattery, 55.36%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 52.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A/B: Liz Clark and Harry Chenug, 58.93%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.37%; C: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 51.79%; (tie) Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Ruth Kozower and Bob Linn, 64.88%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Ruth Wurster, 55.36%; Michael Kozower and Joe Rooney, 54.76%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Florence Boyd, 48.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A/B: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 67.06%; Paula Kotowski and Eva Schmidt, 58.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 61%; B/C: Bill Boardman and Ron Henrikson, 59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 55.65%; C: Henry Borkowski and Val Derenda, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: (tie) Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, Martha Quinn and Rose Bochiechio, 55.36%; C: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 53.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 67.41%; Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 61.11%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Sharon Wilcox, 58.52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B/C: Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 65.26%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.47%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Lorey Repicci, 55.54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: John Kirsits and Ten-Pao Lee, 69.64%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 61.90%; C: Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60%; (tie) Stan Kozlowski and Bill Rushmore, Audrey Ray and Donna Steffan, 57.50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.11%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 57.64%; John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 56.94%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 51.39%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 62.92%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 55.42%; Sharon Benz and Kamil Bishara, 52.92%; east-west, Mary Ball and Judy Graf, 55.83%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 52.92%; Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 52.08%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 65.5%; Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 50.6%; east-west, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 62%; Dordy Donaldson and Art Morth, 48.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 64.17%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 58.33%; Jim and Paula Jones, 47.92%; Sushil and Maria Amlani, 45.42%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Mohan Prabhu, 59.58%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 55.42%; Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 52.50%; John and Barbara Scott, 45.42%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 60.42%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59.38%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 53.13%; (tie) Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, William Castle and Stuart Caswell, 47.92%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 62%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 53%; east-west, Kokila G. Chheda and Marie Schilla, 74%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Mary Banks and Joanna Akromas, 58%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 57%; Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 57.5%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.5%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Carol Grieco, 65.6%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Evie Miller & Emily Wettlaufer, 51%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Wilson McClaren, 72%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 63%.

College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Carolann Besch and Bonnie Botsford, 57.94%; Camille Beecher and Judy Danforth, 56.35%; Alexander and Nancy Davidson, 54.76%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 60.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.2%; Carmella Losi and Mary Veitch, 48.7%; east-west, Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 62.8%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 54.4%.


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