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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 25, 2017


Western New York Unit 116 will hold its annual meeting and game next Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Lunch is at noon, followed by the meeting at 1 p.m. and the game. Tickets must be purchased from board members by Tuesday, Nov. 28. For more info, call Carol Bedell at 633-5680 or Denise Slattery at 602-8629.

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The Airport Bridge Club offers extra-point games every day Monday to Friday. John Bava will treat players to a free game at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in celebration of his 65th birthday. The club is closed today, Saturday, Nov. 25, so players may attend a party in memory of Jerry Geiger from 1 to 5 p.m. in J.P.’s Pub, 1986 Lakeview Road, Lake View.

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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs, which awards silver points, will be held Monday, Dec. 4,  to Saturday, Dec. 9, at ACBL sanctioned clubs. The Airport Bridge Club expands to two STaC games daily.

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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 Saturday, Dec. 9.


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. For info, click this link.

Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. For info, click this link.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to Sunday, April 1, 2018. For info, click this link.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019. Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 28, 2018, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Rochester 199er Sectional – Century Club, 566 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 20, 2018, and Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Monday, May 28, 2018.

Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, 2018, and Sunday, June 3, 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. 10, 2018, and Sunday, Nov. 11, 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. 13 to Nov. 19
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 61.90%; Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 57.54%; B: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 48.67%; C: June Feuerstein and Fenton Harrison, 46.27%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 63.05%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 53.48%; C: Denise Slattery and Sandy Scheff, 48.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 59.23%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57.44%; C: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 54.46%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 60.71%; Sandy Scheff and Alan Greer, 58.33%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 57.74%; C: Bob Kaprove and Michael Kozower, 54.46%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and Marilyn Sultz, 57.69%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and partner, 57.04%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Bob Kaprove, 54.36%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 61.61%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Dale Anderson, 54.46%; Eva Schmidt and Sandy Scheff, 51.49%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 63.10%; B: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 55.65%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 62.02%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.80%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Ten-Pao Lee and Larry Soong, 58%; B: Ron Henrikson and Bill Boardman, 54%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 65.77%; C: Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 51.79%; east-west, A/B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 63.10%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.06%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 52.98%; C: Janet Desmon and JoAnn Nover, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Jay Levy and Mike Ryan, 59.26%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 58.33%; B: Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 57.41%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jay Costello, 55.56%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 54.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.01%; B/C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 57.44%; Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.87%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 62.80%; C: Patty and Henry Porter, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A/B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.52%; C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 61.61%; C: Sharon Wilcox and David Whitt, 50%; east-west, A/B: David Heussler and Fred Yellen, 68.45%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 56.55%; C: Usha Khurana and John Marvin, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 63.69%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 57.74%; C: Rolen Pozarny and Raj Puri, 51.79%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Maureen Ciancia and Lance Crawford, Joanne LaFay and Dave Larcom, 58%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52%, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 67.59%; Audrey Ray and Margaret Zhou, 54.17%; (tie) Jane and Dave Larcom, Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 48.44%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatzm, 62.04%; Walt Olszewski and Dian Petrov, 61.57%; Barry Hemphill and David Mazur, 57.41%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 55.56%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 59.72%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.41%; Paul Capen and Jim Lanzo, 55.56%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 55.09%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem Lata Maheshwari, 60%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 58%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jim Tao and Henry Cheung, 57%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 53%; east-west, Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 55%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 63.3%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 53.3%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 56.3%; Ruth Jones and Harry Metcalf, 54.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Bill Rogers, 78%; Lata Maheshwari and Kathy Borcik, 64%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55.6%; Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 51.8%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 51.2%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 72.5%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 64.3%.


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