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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 20, 2018

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 20, in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. It concludes with a Swiss teams game at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. For more info, click this link.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club are closed today, Saturday, Jan. 20, for the tournament.

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The Airport Bridge Club will celebrate its 15th anniversary Tuesday, Jan. 23, when there will be an extra-point game at 10 a.m. and the ACBL-wide Junior Fund game at 1:15 p.m. A veggie snack will be served between sessions at no extra cost. The club will offer extra points at all of its games next week.

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Bridge Club Meridian awards extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22.

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Congratulations to Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, the Buffalo area players who won the most master points at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional Tournament last week. They collected 31.71 points each and were tied for 20th place among all players.
Other local players doing well in Cleveland included: David Hemmer, 28.47; Martha and John Welte, 21.57 each; Kathy Pollock, 20.50; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 19.17 each; Judy Padgug, 18.58; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 17.54 each; and Dian Petrov, 14.91.

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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

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Jan. 20, and 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.

St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Sunday, Sept. 9.

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.
Toronto Fall 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. 8 to Jan. 14
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Joe Rooney, 66.92%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 41.92%; east-west, A/B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.75%; C: June Feuerstein and Florence Boyd, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Paul Zittel and David Donaldson, 59.72%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 57.87%; B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 56.48%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 51.39%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 61.25%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 65%; B: Mike Silverman and Ed Morgan, 56.67%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Bob Sommerstein, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 58.33%; B: (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 52.78%; (3-way tie) Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, Liz Clark and Allen Beroza, 50.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 62.92%; B: (tie) Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.67%; east-west, A/B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 62.92%; C: Mary Terrana and Ron Henrikson, 51.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 62.82%; Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 54.32%; B: Audrey Ray and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 53.70%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 51.60%; east-west, A: John Marvin and Lynn Witmer, 62.59%; B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 61.57%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.68%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. A/B: Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 61.85%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 61.48%; C: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 60%; Liz Clark and Elaine Universal, 55.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Larry Soong and Bill Rich, 57.92%; B: Jim McClure and Paula Rosen, 51.67%; C: Terry Camp and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.83%; east-west, A: Sharon Wilcox and Dorothy Soong, 60.42%; B/C: Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 57.08%; Lynn Witmer and Art Morth, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59.52%; B: Alex Kowal and Ten-Pao Lee, 52.98%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 51.19%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.89%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 59.72%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.02%; B: Sue Neubecker and Pat Burns, 50.93%; C: Ginny Panaro and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 50.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, Rolene Pozarny and Raj Puri, 2 wins.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 57.5%; (3-way tie) Bob and Joan Ciszak, Joe Rooney and John Fiegl, Dave and Jane Larcom, 52.5%

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 67%; B: Dian Petrov and Sue Neubecker, 56%; C: Ginny Panaro and Betty Metz, 55%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Jan O’Mara, 59%; Edna Fill and Sandy Marcussen, 54%; east-west, Jeff Bender and Bob Lederhouse, 58.5%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 58%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 55.82%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.63%; Joyce Kindt and Jim Lanzo, 54.46%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 53.97%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 59.38%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%; (tie) Joan and Bob Ciszak, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 52.08%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Jan O’Mara, 57%; Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 53%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 68%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 52%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 59.8%; Tom Guttuso and Gerry Hooley, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 61.7%; Ruth Jones and Carole Grieco, 50%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Bill Hambridge, 58.3%; Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 53.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Bob Stroman and George Dorigo, 67%; Bob Jorgensen and Lata Maheshwari, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 61.5%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 53.2%; east-west, Joanne Biondo and Julie Albert, 71.7%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 60.9%.


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