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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 16, 2017

The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at all its games during the coming week. The club also offers the ACBL-wide International Fund game with analysis booklets at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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Bridge Club Meridian also has an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo has holiday parties at its games at noon Tuesday, Dec. 19, and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.

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Congratulations to Alan Greer and Judi Marshall, leading Buffalo-area players in last week's District 5 Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC). Greer was fourth overall in the district with 29.51 points. Marshall was fifth with 27.71.
Others doing well included John Ziemer, 17.53 (13th); Jay Costello, 16.60 (17th); David Donaldson, 13.01 (30th); Joyce Greenspan, 10.78 (41st); Bud Seidenberg, 9.61 (49th); Jay Levy, 9.28 (55th); Saleh Fetouh, 8.63 (tied for 63rd); Mike Ryan, 8.22 (67th); and Walt Olszewski, 8.01 (68th).

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Congratulations also to three local players who excelled in the Fall NABC tournament Nov. 23 to Dec. 3 in San Diego, Calif.
Glenn Milgrim, who earned 53.65 platinum points overall, was part of a team that finished sixth in the Mitchell Open B-A-M Teams event on Nov. 27.
Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, who each earned 35.66 platinum points overall, were members of a team that finished fifth in the Marsha May Sternberg Women's B-A-M Teams event on Nov. 27 and 19th in the Whitehead Women's Pairs event on Nov. 29.

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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  Dec. 4 to Dec. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Linda Zittel and David Donaldson, 64.38%; D'Arcy Cropp and Chandi Jayawardena, 56.25%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 62.33%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 59.88%; Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 52.47%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 57.54%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 55.95%; Paula Kotowski and Marilyn Sultz, 51.59%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 48.02%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 66.67%; B: Art Matthies and Allen Beroza, 58.33%; Paula Salamone and Dorothy May, 57.94%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 49.21%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 61.01%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 62.80%; B/C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 60.12%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Sandy Scheff and Barbara Sadkin, 58.33%; David Donaldson and Mike Genco, 56.67%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 60%; Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 59.58%; B: Dale Anderson and Paul Zittel, 55.83%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 49.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One winner. A: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 63.06%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.55%; Janet Frisch and Marilyn Sultz, 53.95%; Nadine Stein and Paula Salamone, 53.82%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – One winner. A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 58.91%; B: Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 56.69%; Paula Salamone and Alan Greer, 56.29%; B: Denise Slattery and Mike Silverman, 55.13%; Pawan Matta and David Donaldson, 54.60%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 76.61%; B: Janet Frisch and David Donaldson, 60.85%; Denise Slattery and Mike Ryan, 59.54%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 64.49%; B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 60.59%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 57.59%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 61.66%; C: Chandi Jayawardena and D'Arcy Cropp, 43.92%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 64.53%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 50.27%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 49.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – One winner. A/B: Pawan Matta and David Donaldson, 57.67%; Walt Olszewski and Dale Anderson, 54.93%; Paul Zittel and Art Matthies, 53.18%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – One winner. A/B: Barbara Libby and Ron Henrikson, 64.31%; C: Larry Soong and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Larry Soong, 61.31%; Tish Schiffman and Paula Salamone, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 64.58%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Ziebarth, 50.30%; east-west, A: Dennis Clary and Jim Easton, 63.69%; Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.95%; B/C: Agi Maisel and Bonnie Clement, 55.95%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 57.18%; David Hemmer and Chris Urbanek, 56.94%; B: Fran Kurtz and Sue Bergman, 56.71%; C: Gay Simpson and Judy Zeckhauser, 43.75%; east-west, A: Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 66.44%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.57%; B: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 56.94%; John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 54.17%; C: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 46.99%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 62.12%; Gene Nawotniak and Jim McClure, 54.17%; B: Jeff Oshlag and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 51.14%; east-west, A: Richard McGowan and Bill Rich, 63.07%; David Whitt and Sharon Wilcox, 54.73%; B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 53.22%; C: Betty Defeo and Burt Freiman, 51.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B/C: Penny Shui and Gary Schmitt, 61.90%; Judie Bailey and Peter Patterson, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.61%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.69%; Jay Levy and Kathy Pollock, 54.81%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 52.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 57.78%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 55.19%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.44%; C: Pat Kilbury and Sue Neubecker, 52.96%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and John Fiegl, 68%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 67%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.33%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 58.04%; C: Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 51.49%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 67.86%; B: Pat Rasmus and Judy Graf, 55.95%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Gay Simpson, 49.70%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Sandra Marcussen and Nancy Acara, 54%; Bill Rich and Carolyn Siracuse, 53%; east-west, Jack Cukierman and Gabe Tannenbaum, 65.5%; Sam Grossman and Ed Harman, 55.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.42%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55%; east-west, Dian Petrov and John Meindl, 65.42%; John and Barbara Scott, 52.50%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Dick and Bernie Czarnecki, 64.58%; Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 55.21%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 53.13%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 62%; Diana Brown and Pamela Murphy, 48%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe and Bobbi Huber, 56.2%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55.9%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 58%; Pat Vershay and Pat Truell, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Joe Huber and Dave Stroud, 60.4%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 54.7%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62.2%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 56.7%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 62.5%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 50%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 53.1%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 50%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 66%; Bob Jorgensen and Wilson McClaren, 61%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 61.7%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Kay Brinkman and Esther Ferris, 62.5%; Ed and Dorothy Rupp, 55.2%.


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