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Duplicate Bridge: July 21, 2018

The Airport Bridge Club will offer North American Pairs qualifying games with extra points, half red, at all regularly-scheduled games during the coming week, with no extra charge. Starting time for weekday games at the club has changed temporarily to noon through Tuesday, Aug. 14. Saturday games continue to start at noon.

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Bridge Club Meridian has moved for the second time this year. No longer does it play in the golf driving range clubhouse at 209 S. Youngs Road, Amherst. It's now at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Games are held every Monday at 10:30 a.m.

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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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Tournament calendar

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 recently reached 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 July 9 to July 15
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 71.30%; B: Terry Hamovich and Eva Schmidt, 58.65%; C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 57.01%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 64.20%; B/C: Gerry Hooley and Nelson Torre, 57.22%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – ACBL Instant Match Point Game. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 61.83%; B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 58.13%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Brian Block, 57.08%; east-west, A/B: Paula Kotowski and Gay Simpson, 57.29%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 52.29%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 57.94%; B/C: Denise Slattery and John Bava, 56.35%; David Donaldson and Bob Kaprove, 55.82%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 62.80%; Liz Clark and David Millward, 58.33%; B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 54.17%; Bill Boardman and Brian Block, 53.28%; C: Linda Zittel and Jan Hasselback, 41.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 63.89%; Brian Block and Dale Anderson, 61.11%; C: Margaret Zhou and Gay Simpson, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 62.73%; B: Martha and John Welte, 61.34%; C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 59.03%; east-west, A/B: Patty Porter and Janet Frisch, 56.02%; C: (tie) Sandi England and Bob Kaprove, Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 61.90%; C: Eva Schmidt and Bill Regan, 46.73%; east-west, A: Martha and John Welte, 65.18%; B: Mike Silverman and Bill Boardman, 54.46%; C: Sandy Scheff and Joyce Greenspan, 47.62%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 59.58%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 62.08%; B/C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 55.42%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.39%; B: Larry Abate and Burt Freiman, 56.25%; C: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 52.98%; east-west, A: Larry Himelein and Paul Morgante, 62.20%; B: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 61.31%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 61.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Open Game. Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Glenn Milgrim, 67.36%; B: Sue Neubecker and Brian Meyer, 63.19%; Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, 51.39%; C: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 49.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Linda Burroughsford, 68.75%; Sharon Benz and Judy Padgug, 61.01%; B: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Jim Gullo, 56.85%; Claire Gareleck and Susan Bergman, 50.60%; C: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 47.62%; east-west, A: Joanne Kelley and Judy Graf, 53.97%; B/C: Adrian Figliotti and David Millward, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 63.69%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 59.52%; C: Betty Defeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 49.70%; east-west, A: Richard McGowan and Jim Baker, 58.33%; Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 57.74%; B: Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 54.76%; C: Fred Hirsh and Fred Isenberg, 50.89%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 68.75%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 63.54%; C: John Marvin and Henry Chudy, 46.88%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 59.72%; C: Carol Bedell and Tova Reinhorn, 47.69%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.50%; B: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 62.04%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.62%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 65.63%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 59.38%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 66.67%; Ken Meier and Lillian Gotshall, 60.71%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.98%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Fred Yellen and Dian Petrov, 63.43%; Bud Seidenberg and Saleh Fetouh, 59.93%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 58.48%; Mary Ball and Jay Levy, 56.34%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 56.05%; Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 53.88%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 53.19%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 51.36%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jim and Paula Jones, 68.10%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.71%; John Meindl and Dian Petrov, 52.67%; Jeff Bender and Gabe Tannenbaum, 52.48%; Gene Nawotniak and Richard McGowan, 51.18%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Joyce Kindt and Shirley Salter, 62.30%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 61.51%; Jim and Paula Jones, 59.73%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 48.76%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 70%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 55%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Joanne Zavarella, 61%; Betty Klein and Freda Brummer, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Mary Banks and Cathy Clark, 53%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 52%; east-west, Dave Young and Tim Hartnett, 61%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 60%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nick Leibovic and Sue Levy, 58.8%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 56.4%; Perry Hoffman and Fred Nadel, 53.1%; east-west, Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 61.3%; Joan Mack and Sandy Recoon, 53.1%; Iris Friedman and Emily Wettlaufer, 52.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Stan Koslowski and Bob Jorgensen, 60%; (tie) Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, Jane and Paul Garvey, 59%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marv Feuerstein and Paul Morgante, 60.6%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 58.7%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 54.3%; east-west, Christel and Frank Bernard, 57.5%; Kathy Weigel and Lynda Pettit, 51.8%; Julie Albert and Mary Veitch, 50.6%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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