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Duplicate Bridge: Dec. 30, 2017

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will offer an End-of-the-Year Game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31.

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The Airport Bridge Club will greet the New Year with a game at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1. The club will award extra points at its game today, Saturday, Dec. 30, and all of its games next week.

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First local tournament of 2018 is the Buffalo Winter Sectional from Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Pairs games begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.

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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. 18 to Dec. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 56.25%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.63%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 58.80%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 55.56%; Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 52.31%; C: Walt Olszewski and Jim Lanzo, 49.31%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – One winner. A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 61.22%; Judi Marshall and Alan Beroza, 60.42%; Walt Olszewski and Ken Meier, 59.83%; B: Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 54.27%; Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 51.59%; Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 50.21%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 47.18%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.56%; Alan Grier and John Ziemer, 53.57%; Janet Frisch and Rita Sofia, 52.98%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 52.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – ACBL-Wide International Fund Game. Howell. Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 63.10%; Cleveland Fleming and partner, 60.71%; Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: (tie) Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, Art Matthies and Allen Beroza, 52.91%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 60.91%; Liz Clark and John Ziemer, 60.02%; B: Judy Jacobson and June Feuerstein, 56.61%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 51.64%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 61.99%; Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 56.25%; B: Gay Simpson and Allen Beroza, 53.57%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 49.70%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 61.90%; B: (tie) Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 58%; B: Jacqueline and Sharon Chang, 56%; Pawan Matta and David Donaldson, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Victory Point Game. Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 30 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 59.52%; B/C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 58.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Paul Ziebarth and Carol Neuhaus, 58.63%; Jim McClure and John Marvin, 57.48%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 56.55%; Patty Porter and Marilyn Steffan, 54.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 64.58%; Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 63.10%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.61%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 46.73%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.12%; B: Bob Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 55.36%; C: Henry Porter and Jeff Oshlag, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Jim McClure and Richard McGowan, 56.55%; C: Bill Noltee and Paul Morgante, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 61.01%; Andrei Reinhorn and Eva Posner, 58.04%; C: Burt Freiman and Judy Katz, 47.32%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.72%; B: Penny Shui and Tova Reinhorn, 57.41%; C: Bob Padgug and Raj Puri, 56.94%; Gary Schmitt and Walt Olszewski, 55.09%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.76%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Sharon Benz, 54.76%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 50%; east-west, A: Glenn Milgrim and Saleh Fetouh, 66.96%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.23%; B/C: Sharon and Jacqueline Chang, 58.04%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 69%; B:Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 56%; (tie) Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 56.55%; Jay Levy and Kamil Bishara, 51.79%; C: (tie) Sharon Benz and David Donaldson, Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 48.81%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Edna Fill and Nancy Acara, 63.5%; Lance Pollock and Bob Lederhouse, 60.26%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 53.9%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 66.67%; Jim Lanzo and John Meindl, 62.04%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.31%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.39%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 62.50%; David and Jane Larcom, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Joe and Bobbi Huber, 58%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 56%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem L. Maheshwari, 60%; Elaine LaVigne and Cindy Darone, 51%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61.1%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 53.3%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58.5%; Dave Young and Tim Hartnett, 57.4%.

Brookfield Third Thursday – Individual game. Pat Addelman, 73.44%; Ellen Stancliffe, 63.75%; Marsha Bodine, 62.81%; Judy Bryant, 60.12%; (tie) Joyce Kindt, Phyllis Wilkinson, 58.44%; Judy Reynolds, 57.50%; Judy Kaprove, 57.19%; Lorey Repicci, 55.94%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 60.4%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 56.3%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 68.8%; Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 45.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Jorgensen and Bill Rogers, 69%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Bob Stroman, 58%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Margaret Rivard and Kay Brinkman, 58.7%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 55%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 53.7%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 58.1%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 55.6%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 55%.


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