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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 3, 2018

The Bridge Center of Buffalo, the Airport Bridge Club and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club take part in the ACBL-wide International Fund Game today, Saturday, Feb. 3. It begins at noon at the Bridge Center and the Airport Club, at 1 p.m. in Lockport. There will be hand analysis booklets and red and black master points for winners at the district level. There will be no extra charge at the Airport Club.

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The Niagara District Sectional Tournament begins with games at 1 and 7 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 9, in the Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. It continues through Sunday, Feb. 11. For more info, click this link.

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its games at noon today, Saturday, Jan. 27, and at 11 a.m. Monday,  Jan. 29, to Wednesday, Jan. 31. Bridge Club Meridian will offer extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29.


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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

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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This Bill Murray 3 of Clubs, which can only be partially reproduced at the top of this column, needs to be seen in its entirety. Enjoy!

Max Dalton/ Wes Anderson Playing Cards

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Duplicate scores
Week of  Jan. 22 to Jan. 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Linn and John Ziemer, 65%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.75%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 48.25%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 63.83%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 55%; C: Ruth Wurster and Sandi England, 52.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 54.17%; B: Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 53.75%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 51.25%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Janet Frisch, 50.42%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.75%; Liz Clark and Judi Marshall, 55%; B/C: Carol Bedell and Rajat Basu, 53.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – ACBL-wide Junior Fund Game. Howell. A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 64.44%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 62.03%; B: Barbara Libby and Margaret Zhou, 53.64%; C: Linda Zittel and John Hasselback, 51.21%; Usha Khurana and Paul Zittel, 49.80%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Gay Simpson and Dale Anderson, 64.58%; B/C: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 62.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – One winner. A: Judi Marshall and Walt Olszewski, 65%; B: Carol Bedell and Rajat Basu, 62.92%; Joe Rooney and Ed Morgan, 55.83%; Bill Boardman and Ed Drozen, 54.17%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 51.67%; C: Gay Simpson and Denise Slattery, 48.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 56.67%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.33%; east-west, A: Denise Slattery and Martin Pieterse, 62.92%; B/C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Martha and John Welte, 59%; B: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 55%; C: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Ruth Nawotniak and Barbara Hill, 60.84%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 60.33%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 55.36%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 48.55%; east-west, A: Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 61.86%; B: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 55.44%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Pat Truell, 54.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 68.45%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 57.14%; B/C: Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 46.73%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 56.85%; Elaine Universal and Stan Kozlowski, 55.65%; B: Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, 55.65%; C: Ruth Nawotniak and Jeff Oshlag, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Beena Deshmukh, 60.65%; B: Natalie Abramson and Marjorie Plumb, 55.48%; C: Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 53.10%; east-west, A: Lance Pollock and Bill Rich, 59.96%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 59.44%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 56.60%; B: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.42%; C: Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 43.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A/B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 59.52%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 54.17%; C: Rajarshi Roy and Buxees Singh, 47.62%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A/B: Bert Hargesheimer and Alex Kowal, 67.50%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.08%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 56.67%; Fred Yellen and Judy Padgug, 56.25%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 55.83%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Gay Simpson, 43.75%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B/C: Davis Heussler and Ethan Xie, 65.28%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.65%; Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 54.63%; Penny and Peter Shui, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday noon – North-south, A/B/C: Penny and Peter Shui, 63.85%; Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 59.22%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 59.21%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.76%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 57.21%; B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.91%; Jim Easton and Liz Clark, 54.90%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 54.63%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.60%; C: Peter Patterson and Lorne Yacyshyn, 52.64%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 62%; Joe Rooney and John Fiegl, 61%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 64.29%; Chris Urbanek and Kamil Bishara, 57.74%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Gay Simpson, 52.38%; C: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 51.79%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Carolyn Siracuse and Anne O’Connor, 57.5%; Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 57%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 58.5%; Janet Frisch and Ed Harman, 54%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 61.25%; Joyce Kindt and Ed Harman, 57.50%; Paul Capen and Bob Lederhouse, 54.17%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.25%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 64.58%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 61.11%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.86%; Dave and Jane Larcom, 51.39%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; Marion Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Marv Feuerstein, 58%; Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 57.5%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 49.2%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 61.5%; Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 55.2%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 61.7%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 55%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Carole Grieco, 67.7%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 50%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 57.5%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 56.3%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Marjorie Donovan and Kay Brinkman, 62.5%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 56.9%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 49.4%.


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