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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 24, 2018

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special extra-point game and chili cook-off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The club has expanded its game at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to include a 0-750 section as well as an open section.

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The Airport Bridge Club will will have extra-point charity games at noon today, Saturday, Feb. 24, and at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to Wednesday, Feb. 28, benefiting the ACBL Charity Fund and Western New York Meals on Wheels.

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Bridge Club Meridian will offer extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26.

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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

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 – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8. For info, click this link.

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

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.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. 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. Worse yet, columns from previous weeks currently cannot be accessed on the News website. But all is not lost. They are available in 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 Feb. 12 to Feb. 18
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Bob Linn, 64.58%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, 56.55%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 58.63%; B: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 56.85%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 54.76%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 51.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 63.39%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 54.76%; Barbara Libby and Harry Cheung, 51.79%; C: Gene Nowatniak and Chip Kean, 51.19%; east-west, A/B/C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 64.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 60.65%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 60.19%; B: Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 56.94%: Gay Simpson and Tova Reinhorn, 56.48%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 46.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and Art Matthies, 58.39%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 57.93%; B/C: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 53.02%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 53.38%; Martha and John Welte, 53.32%; Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 50.40%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 49.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 63.43%; Joyce Greenspan and Alan Greer, 62.04%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 54.63%; Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 52.31%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Gene Nowatniak, 49.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Eleanor Whelan and John Kirsits, 67.29%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 61.31%; C: Jim Easton and Dennis Cleary, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 63.10%; B: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 53.57%; C: Bob Ciszak and Carol Neuhaus, 52.38%; east-west, A/B/C: Marjorie Plumb and Marcia Wright, 62.80%; Sandra Morrison and Jacqueline Simon, 55.65%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: (Tie) Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, Sharon Benz and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.25%; Fran Kurtz and Pat Burns, 55.95%; C: Gene and Ruth Nawotniak, 49.11%; east-west, A: Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 65.48%; B/C: John Marvin and Paula Rosen, 53.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. One winner. A/B: Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 59.42%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 57.17%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 56%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 54.17%; C: Terry Camp and Pat Haynes, 52.25%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Saleh Fetouh and Kathy Pollock, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.74%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 57.14%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Chris Urbanek, 61.01%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 56.55%; C: Martha and John Welte, 55.65%; east-west, A/B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.06%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 54.76%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 54.17%; C: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A/B: Terry Fraas and Stan Kozlowski, 56%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 68.06%; Pepe Justicia-Linde and Dave Larcom, 54.86%; Lance Crawford ad John Fiegl, 54.17%; Darcy Young and Mike Apa, 52.78%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 50.69%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Kathy Pollock and Chris Urbanek, 73.61%; B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 62.96%; C: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 40.74%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 68.86%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 54.76%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.26%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 48.76%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 57.50%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 56%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 51.50%; east-west, Jane and Dave Larcom, 60%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.50%; Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 50%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, Diana Brown and partner, 58.33%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Howell. (Tie) Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, Bill and Jo Rich, 55%; Fritz Schweiger and Dave Stroud, 54%; Cindy Darone and Kokila G. Chheda, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Marian Morber and Jeff Peters, 65.6%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; east-west, Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 55.6%; Phyllis and Alan Vogt, 53.8%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 56.3%; (tie) Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, Esther Greene and Fred Nadel, 48.9%; east-west, Ruth Jones and Carol Grieco, 79.2%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Vera Arrison and Mary Kloepfer, 41.7%.

College Club Duplicate Wednesday – Howell. Bonnie Botsford and Mary Vicanti, 60.71%; Corinne Ebel and Betty Loucks, 48.81%; Judy Danforth and Clare Schultz, 46.43%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 63.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 56.3%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 54.7%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 71.3%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 60%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 51.3%.


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