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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 9, 2017

The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which offers silver points for games at ACBL sanctioned clubs, concludes today, Saturday, Dec. 9, with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Airport Bridge Club, at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. at the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club.

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its games from Monday, Dec. 11, to next Saturday, Dec. 16.

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Free bridge classes will be held for middle and high school students from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. 7 in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Beginners and continuing students are welcome to attend. Classes will continue through March 11. For info, email Carol Bedell at

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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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Tournament calendar


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 – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, 2018, and Sunday, April 8, 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. For info, click this link.

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. 27 to Dec. 3
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 61.69%; Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 59.84%; B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 55.76%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Fenton Harrison, 50.18%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Barbara Libby, 65.11%; Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 63.17%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.23%; Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 50.81%; C: Sandy Scheff and Denise Slattery, 50.06%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 58.10%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 57.87%; B: (tie) Denise Slattery and John Bava, Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 55.09%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 61.34%; Gay Simpson and Allen Beroza, 60.65%; B: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 56.02%; C: Dorothy May and Paul Zittel, 44.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Joyce Greenspan and Nadine Stein, 64.43%; C: Sandy Scheff and Barbara Sadkin, 47.72%; east-west, A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 57.29%; Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 54.51%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.13%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 50.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 63.15%; Gay Simpson and Carolyn Siracuse, 61.86%; B: Ron Henrikson and Bob Linn, 53.87%; C: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 47.52%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 61.61%; B: Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, 56.10%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Pawan Matta, 53.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.72%; Liz Clark and Joanne LaFay, 59.03%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 56.94%; Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 55.56%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 58.63%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 58.04%; east-west, A/B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 62.20%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 58.93%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.06%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 50.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A/B: Davis Heussler and Stan Kozlowski, 65.07%; Jay Levy and Amita Arora, 63.46%; C: Ginny Panaro and Betty Metz, 57.69%; Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 55.13%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 61.90%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 58.04%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 58.04%; C: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 53.87%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 60.42%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57.14%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 54.17%; C: Judy Katz and Burt Freiman, 50.60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Judy Padgug and Linda Burroughsford, 57.14%; B/C: (tie) Gary Schmitt and Penny Shui, Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 59.23%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 57.74%; C: Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 45.54%; east-west A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 68.45%; B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 52.38%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 59%; Joe Rooney and Jane Larcom, 52%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south: A: Donna Steffan and Judy Gray, 60.25%; B: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 52.75%; C: Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 48.75%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 59.90%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.75%; C: Helen Panza and Betty Metz, 49.25%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Edna Fill and Al Dickman, 69.3%; Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 62%; Jack Cukierman and Sam Grossman, 55.2%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 64.81%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 56.94%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 54.63%; John and Barbara Scott, 49.54%.

Unit 116 Holiday Party – Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 61.54%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 61%; Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 60.54%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 60.08%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 59.92%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.15%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 58.62%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 58.38%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 58%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 63.4%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 63.3%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 62.2%; Tom Guttuso and Harry Metcalf, 56.7%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Fred Nadel, 58.3%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 52.8%; Meena Rustgi and Charles Banta, 47.9%; east-west, Carol Grieco and Harry Metcalf, 72.9%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 53.5%; Vera Arrison and Mary Kloepfer, 47.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 70%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, 52.5%; (tie) Margaret Rivard and Kay Brinkman, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 50%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 68.8%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 63%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 46.9%.


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