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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 6, 2018

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 6, and all of its games next week. The club will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, with games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., plus lunch between sessions at no extra cost.

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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 this Sunday, 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, to Sunday, Jan. 14. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 21. For info, click this link.

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

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

Rochester Spring Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8.

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

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

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 22, to Monday, May 28. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – Location TBA. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 11, to Sunday, June 17.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.

Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 19.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/Doubletree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 3.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Location TBA, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7.

Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Location TBA, Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.


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, 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. 25 to Dec. 31
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 60.42%; Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 56.67%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Ed Morgan, 57.92%; B: Allen Beroza and John Kirsits, 54.17%; Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 52.92%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Ron Henrikson, 52.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Denise Slattery, 54.17%; C: Janet Frisch and Patty Porter, 50%; east-west, A: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 57.92%; Bob Kaprove and Mike Silverman, 57.08%; B: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 52.08%; C: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 53.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 68.08%; B/C: Allen Beroza and David Donaldson, 48.92%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.50%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 59%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Martha and John Welte, 65%; B/C: Denise Slattery and Nadine Stein, 55%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 63.75%; B: Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 52.08%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 50.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 61%; B: Paula Salamone and Gay Simpson, 56%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – Annual Holiday Game. One winner. A/B/C: Jasbeer Makhija and Sushil Amlani, 66.67%; Tova Reinhorn and Barbara Libby, 57.04%; Raj Puri and Jeff Bender, 56.30%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. One winner. A/B: Jeff Oshlag and Pat Kilbury, 57.34%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.95%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 64.58%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 55.95%; Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 54.46%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 59.82%; B/C: John Bava and Kathy Pollock, 58.04%; Davis Heussler and Brian Meyer, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Terry Camp and Richard McGowan, 62.30%; B/C: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 55.95%; east-west, A/B/C: Vince Taeger and Burt Freiman, 55.90%; B/C: Agi Maisel and Judy Katz, 54.51%; Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 54.17%;

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 63.10%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Peter Shui, 61.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Sharon Benz and Judy Padgug, 68.75%; Jay Levy and Chris Urbanek, 62.50%; C: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 59.72%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 61%; Chris Urbanek and Sharon Benz, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday noon – Good-bye 2017 Game. North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.48%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 58.71%; Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 55.99%; B/C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 49.71%; east-west, A/B: Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 60.08%; Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 58.84%; John and Martha Welte, 55.40%; C: Betty Metz and Barbara Landree, 53.91%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 64.58%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58.33%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.08%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jeff Bender, 56.2%; Jane and Anne O’Connor, 52.1%; east-west, Ed Harman and Art Morth. 62.4%; Henry Chudy and Sam Grossman, 54.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 56.18%; Walt Olszewski and Beena Deshmukh, 54.96%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 50.99%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 49.80%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 58.33%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.98%; Sushil Amlami and Walt Olszewski, 52.38%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59.7%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 51.5%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 62%; Phyllis and Al Vogt, 54.9%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 55.6%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.2%; east-west, Dick Munschauer and George Lee, 65.3%; Perry Hoffman and Nick Leibovic, 45.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 60%; (tie) Marge McMillen and Elaine Wegrzyn, Judy Thielman and Bill Adolf, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 57.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 51.2%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 50%.


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