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Duplicate Bridge: June 23, 2018

North American Pairs qualifiers, awarding extra points, half of them red points, will be played at all regularly scheduled games next week at the Airport Bridge Club, Bridge Club Meridian and the Bridge Center of Buffalo. There is no additional charge at the Airport Club.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo hosts the Buffalo Non-Life Master “Silver Point” Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, next Saturday and July 1, with games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. For more info, call Denise Slattery at 602-8629, email her at perfidia49@gmail.com or click this link.

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Congratulations to Alan Greer, district-wide overall winner in last week’s Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC). He earned 43.78 silver points. Also doing well were John Ziemer, 29.10; Nancy Wolstoncroft, 20.87; Allen Beroza, 16.96; and Mike Ryan, 15.40. For a complete roundup of STaC results, click this link.

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Yes, there will be a Unit 116 picnic this summer. It's scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12, in Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda. Games are at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more info, click this link.

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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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Tournament calendar

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Today, 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. For info, click this link.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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.

2019 

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.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, to Sunday, Feb. 10, 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.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5865 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, to Sunday, Nov. 10, 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.

2020

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Saturday, March 28, 2020, and Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Rochester 199er Sectional – Friday, April 17, 2020, and Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, 2020, to Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 5, 2020, to Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, 2020, and Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – Monroeville Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel, 209 Mall Plaza, Monroeville, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 7, 2020.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

Buffalo Regional – Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, to Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.

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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 sometimes 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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.
Email danderson@buffnews.com or dahotwings@aol.com. 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 hoped to reach a career total of 2,400 master points during STaC Week. 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 June 11 to June 17
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 57.44%; Mike Silverman and Martin Pieterse, 56.85%; C: Alex Miller and June Feuerstein, 51.01%; east-west, A/B: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 54.76%; Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.58%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 52.98%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – One winner. A: John Ziemer and Bob Linn, 59.54%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 59.09%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 46.82%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 59.94%; B/C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 56.97%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 67.61%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 60.17%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 50.90%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and Allen Beroza, 64.58%; B: Eva Schmidt and Gay Simpson, 59.58%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and David Donaldson, 55.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 66.07%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 64.29%; B/C: Michael Kozower and Brian Block, 58.63%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A: Alan Greer and John Ziemer, 69.19%; B: Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 53.37%; C: Gabe Tannenbaum and Ron Henrikson, 45.67%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 66.56%; C: Michael Kozower and Brian Block, 54.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Denise Slattery and Bill Boardman, 57.74%; (tie) Art Matthies and Dale Anderson, Linda Vassallo and Walt Olszewski, 54.17%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 55.95%; B: (tie) Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 53.27%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Mike Ryan and Larry Abate, 64.69%; C: Denise Slattery and Ed Morgan, 49%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 59.83%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Tom Fraas, 54.16%; C: Gay Simpson and Margaret Zhou, 51.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 59.23%; B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 57.74%; east-west, A: Alan Greer and Bill Boardman, 63.69%; B: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 58.93%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 58.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 64.72%; B: Paula Kotowski and Eva Schmidt, 52.94%; east-west, A/B: Mike Silverman and Bob Kaprove, 56.35%; Martha and John Welte, 55.88%; C: Denise Slattery and Bob Sommerstein, 54.50%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B: Barbara Libby and Ed Morgan, 56.75%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Martha and John Welte, 64.20%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Betty Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 64.58%; Patty and Henry Porter, 57.74%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laurie Foster, 57.74%; C: Betsy and Richard Heuer, 53.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Open Game. Howell. A: Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, 57.41%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 54.63%; B: Ten-Pao Lee and Dian Petrov, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Donna Steffan and Jay Levy, 66.90%; David Hemmer and Saleh Fetouh, 65.97%; Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 60.65%; B: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 46.53%; east-west, A: Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 63.80%; B: Linda Burroughsford and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.12%; Jim Gullo and Bob Padgug, 58.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Amita Arora and Marilyn Wortzman, 60.18%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 56.74%; C: Rajarshi Roy and Marcie Frankel, 56.10%; east-west, A/B: Audrey Ray and Heather Roberts, 66.32%; Helen Reilly and Peggy Mergenhagen, 55.73%; Joel Bronstein and Sol Messinger, 55.32%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Jim Gullo and Rajarshi Roy, 58.63%; Gene Finton and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 56.55%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.88%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Bergman, 58.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Sharon Benz and Jill Wooldridge, 57%; B: Cathy Majewski and Rajarshi Roy, 55%; Ethan Xie and Davis Heussler, 53%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 63.69%; Lillian Gotshall and Meri Osterander, 52.98%; Joe Miranda and Sandi England, 52.38%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: (tie) Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 59.38%; B: Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 51.04%; C: Rita Sofia and Carolyn Siracuse, 44.79%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Mike and Vince Taeger, 64.6%; Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 55.1%; east-west, Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 58.1%; Alicia Kolipinski and Art Morth, 56.8%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 61.81%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 59.03%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56.25%; Jim and Paula Jones, 54.17%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – North-south, Alicia Kolipinski and Anne O’Connor, 60.12%; Sue Neubecker and Ginny Panaro, 57.44%; Jim and Paula Jones, 54.17%; John and Barbara Scott, 51.49%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.17%; Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 56.35%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 55.82%; Ed Harman and Jack Cukierman, 52.91%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; Marian Morber and Alicia Kolipinski, 58%; east-west, Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 65%; Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 58%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 54%; (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, Ron and Edna Fill, 50%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 65.6%; Perry Hoffman and Fred Nadel, 51.6%; east-west, Sue Levy and Nick Leibovic, 56.3%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 52.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Kathy Borcik and Bill Rogers, 57%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 56%; east-west, Lata Maheshwari and Bill Adolf, 54%; Val Derenda and Stan Kozlowski, 52%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mary Veitch and Vinny LoJacono, 55%; (tie) Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 49.4%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 79.3%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 59.3%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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