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Duplicate Bridge: April 28, 2018

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a special game and going-away party for David Hemmer at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29.
In May, the Bridge Center will introduce Dual Flight "Masterpoint Explosion" Games on Tuesdays. There will be a new open game at noon, in addition to the current non-life master game, with extra master points for both sections. For details, visit

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Extra-point games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee.

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Bridge Club Meridian has moved from its longtime venue at the Zion Church in the Town of Tonawanda to facilities at 209 S. Youngs Road, Amherst. Games are held every Monday at 10:30 a.m.

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Congratulations to Jay Levy, the Buffalo area player who captured the most master points last week at the Gatlinburg Regional Tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn.  He earned 45.41 points.
Other local players doing well in Gatlinburg include Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, both with 27; Ken Meier, 19.55; Sandi England and John Kirsits, both with 17.27; Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, both with 16.02; and Kathy Pollock, 12.01. For complete tournament results, click this link.

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Tournament calendar

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 – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. For info, click this link.

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

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. For info, click this link.

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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

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. For info, click this link.

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 – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Rochester Spring Sectional – TBA. Saturday, April 13, 2019, and Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, 2019, and Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to Monday, May 27, 2019.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 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 – TBA. Saturday, July 13, 2019, and Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Coraopolis, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Rochester Fall Sectional – TBA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, to Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

Toronto Fall Regional – Delta by Marriott Airport Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. 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 2,375 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 April 16 to April 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – One winner. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.78%; B: Florence Boyd and Fenton Harrison, 59.61%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 58.33%; (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, Barbara Libby and Ed Morgan, 54.81%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 56.02%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 54.17%; east-west, A/B: Sandy Scheff and Joyce Greenspan, 62.96%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 62.50%; B: Rita Sofia and Janet Frisch, 53.33%; June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 50%; C: Pawan Matta and Bob Kaprove, 49.58%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 70.42%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 53.75%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Bob Sommerstein, 53.33%; Ron Henrikson and Ed Morgan, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 58.04%; B/C: Sandy Scheff and Denise Slattery, 54.17%; east-west, A: Gladys and Ken Hardcastle, 56.25%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 55.65%; B/C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One winner. A: Martha and John Welte, 69.44%; B: Rita Sofia and Eleanor Whelan, 60.19%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 52.31%; Bob Kaprove and Ron Henrikson, 51.39%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – One winner. A/B: Carolyn Siracuse and Gay Simpson, 59.22%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 55.92%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 51.98%; Ron Henrikson and Cleveland Fleming, 50.19%; C: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Victory Point Game. Louise Hayes and Chris Hipp, 35 vps.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 67.82%; B: Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 58.63%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 56.21%; east-west, A/B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamon, 62.84%; Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 58.21%; C: Paul Ziebarth and Pat Truell, 55.99%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – One winner. Marilyn Wortzman and Jay Costello, 60.65%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 59.26%; Mary Ball and Art Morth, 58.80%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 56.94%; Robert Padgug and Christy Kellogg, 56.48%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. One winner. A: Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, 59.72%; Bill Rich and Beena Deshmukh, 54.74%; Larry and Dorothy Soong, 54.56%; B/C: Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 54.39%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 54.11%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 54.06%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Henry Chudy, 61.57%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 59.26%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 50.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 55.56%; Barbara Libby and Usha Khurana, 54.86%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. Terry Fraas and Rajarshi Roy, 58.33%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 56.94%; Elaine Universal and Cathy Majewski, 54.86%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Joe Rooney, 66%; Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, 52%; (tie) Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, Pepe Justicia-Linde and Dave Larcom, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – One winner. Terry Fraas and Dian Petrov, 63.19%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 54.17%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 53.47%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 61.9%; Sam Grossman and Art Morth, 61.5%; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 56.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.50%; Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 54.50%; Jim and Paula Jones, 51%; east-west, Dian Petrov and Gabe Tannenbaum, 61.50%; Ed Harman and Kathy Fenn, 52.50%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – (Tie) Jim and Paula Jones, Ed Harman and Sushil Amlani, 55.56%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.86%; Dian Petrov and Bob Lederhouse, 50.69%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Marian Morber, 62%; (tie) George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, Jill and Bruce Brown, 53%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 56%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 65%; Cindy Darone and Lorey Repicci, 58%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Joe Huber, 57%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 54.2%; George Lee and Fred Nadel, 51%; east-west, Vera Arrison and Mary Kloepfer, 58.3%; Emily Wettlaufer and Iris Friedman, 55.2%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 64%; Susie Knorr and Bob Jorgensen 63%; east-west, (tie) Brigitte Hess and Ted Shuman, Lata Maheshwari and Shyam Kumar, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 60.7%; Thelma Frauenhofer and Edna Henrich, 54.4%; Pat and Mike Weber, 50%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 68.2%; Marge Donovan and Kay Brinkman, 53.2%; Marv Feuerstein and Fritz Schweiger, 52.5%.


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