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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 13, 2018

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 13, 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.

The Airport Bridge Club also will be the only one in the district to take part in the special ACBL-wide game at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, which will follow an extra-point game at 10 a.m. and a veggie snack.

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Bridge Club Meridian will offer extra points in its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

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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.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed Friday and Saturday for the tournament.

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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. Today, Saturday, Jan. 13, and 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  Jan. 1 to Jan. 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 63.89%; B: Gay Simpson and Cleveland Fleming, 59.72%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; C: (tie) Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 48.15%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Sandi England and Allen Beroza, 59%; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 58.75%; B: Pawan Matta and Ken Meier, 57.25%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 56.50%; Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 65.17%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Pawan Matta and Ted May, 56.25%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 52.83%; C: June Feuerstein and Ron Henrikson, 50%; east-west, A: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 55.42%; B: Martha and John Welte, 54.48%; C: Denise Slattery and Bill Boardman, 51.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 65.28%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 53.47%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 52%; Ted May and partner, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 60%; B: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 59.17%; C: Marilyn Steffan and Patty Porter, 57.50%; east-west, A: Mary Berlow and Donna Pottle, 65%; B/C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 58.75%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 61.48%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 55.56%; John Bava and Stan Kozlowski, 54.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 58.63%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 54.76%; C: Terry Camp and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.57%; east-west, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.23%; Beena Deshmukh and Bill Rich, 58.20%; B/C: Paul Morgante and Burt Freiman, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: (tie) David Hemmer and Ethan Xie, Davis Heussler and Linda Burroughsford, 63%; Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 67.26%; B: Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 52.98%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: (tie) Davis Heussler and Bob Hilburger, Ethan Xie and Linda Burroughsford, 59.03%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 57.29%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 56.25%; (tie) Sandi England and Joe Miranda, John Fiegl and Dave Larcom, 53.13%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vince Taeger, 61.5%; Joyce Kindt and Henry Chudy, 55.5%; east-west, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 54%; Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 50.5%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – North-south, Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 56.75%; Myron Woodson and Diana Brown, 55.95%; east-west, Alice Bragg and David Mathis, 57.54%; Thelma Tabron and Shirley Thompson, 53.17%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 58.9%; Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 55.6%; east-west, Tom Guttuso and Gerry Hooley, 63.1%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 56.4%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 59.4%; Perry Hoffman and Fred Nadel, 48.4%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Esther Greene, 75%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 47.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 66%; Marge McMillen and Bill Adolf, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. (Tie) Mary Veitch and Carmella Losi, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 62.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 56.2%.


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