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Duplicate Bridge: July 28, 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. The club also will take part in the ACBL-wide Junior Fund Game at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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The annual Unit 116 picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, in Rescue Fire Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda. Games begin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with a chicken barbecue lunch between sessions. Tickets are $12 for unit members, $17 for non-members, and are available from Unit 116 board members. For more info, click this link.

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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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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 16 to July 22
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 56.71%; B: (tie) Barbara Sadkin and Eva Schmidt, Gay Simpson and Paula Kotowski, 53.70%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 66.90%; Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 66.20%; B: Nancy Kessler and John Kirsits, 54.40%; C: Denise Slattery and David Donaldson, 47.45%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and John Ziemer, 61.11%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 56.25%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 54.63%; C: Denise Slattery and David Donaldson, 52.08%; east-west, A: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 58.56%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.09%; B: Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 54.86%; C: Michael Kozower and Brian Block, 53.47%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – Howell. Nancy Littenberg and Lois Tatelman, 65.28%; Janet Frisch and Rita Sofia, 61.81%; Denise Slattery and Alan Greer, 52.78%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday evening – North-south, A: Mike Silverman and Ed Morgan, 61.61%; B: Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 56.55%; Paula Kotowski and Barbara Sadkin, 51.19%; C: Ted May and Cleveland Fleming, 57.92%; east-west, A/B: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 57.14%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schmacher, 55.95%; Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 53.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – One winner. A: Brian Block and John Ziemer, 66.67%; David Donaldson and Allen Beroza, 58.01%; B/C: Denise Slattery and John Bava, 57.44%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Alan Greer, 62.96%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 60.19%; B/C: Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, 55.56%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A/B: Denise Slattery and Dale Anderson, 64.88%; Martha and John Welte, 54.76%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Victory points. Jo Ann Smith and Jim McClure, 33; Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 31; Donna and Fred Hirsch, 29.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Mary Blanchard and Carol Roth, 67.02%; east-west, A/B: Margaret Zhou and Sue May, 59.01%; Sandra Silverberg and Carol Neuhaus, 57.82%; C: Donna and Fred Hirsch, 56.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Open Game. Howell. A: Sharon Benz and John Marvin, 62%; Glenn Milgrim and Saleh Fetouh, 56%; B: Martha and John Welte, 47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and David Millward, 59.82%; Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 58.04%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 53.27%; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Ginny Panaro, 48.51%; Clare Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 48.21%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 57.44%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 55.36%; Joanne Kelley and Penny Shui, 54.46%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Tova Reinhorn, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 63.10%; B: Paula Rosen and Jim McClure, 62.80%; Vince Taeger and Bill Rich, 54.46%; C: Larry Himelein and Paul Morgante, 47.92%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 62.80%; B: Ruth Nowatniak and Richard McGowan, 58.63%; C: Rose Bochiechio and Janie Polk, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 58.33%; Pat Rasmus and Bert Hargeshimer, 56.02%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 54.63%; Penny and Peter Shui, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 63.23%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sharon Benz, 57.41%; Judy Padgug and David Millward, 54.50%; B: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 52.12%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 57.14%; B: David Heussler and Fred Yellen, 55.56%; Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 61.90%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 61.31%; B: Rajinder Puri and Rajarshi Roy, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 66.38%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 63.28%; B/C: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 53.30%; east-west, A/B: Martha and John Welte, 62.70%; C: Carol Bedell and Rajat Basu, 56.73%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and Dave Larcom, 67.5%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 60%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 57.39%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.83%; east-west, Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 61.08%; Sue Bergman and Tova Reinhorn, 49.75%; Audrey Ray and Judy Graf, 48.83%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Anne O’Connor and Art Morth, 59.6 %; Chuck Heimerl and Al Dickman, 57.2%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 54.9%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – North-south, Kathy Fenn and Ed Harman, 67.08%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 52.92%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 46.25%; east-west, Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 60%; Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 57.92%; Jan O’Mara and Sandy Marcussen, 50.83%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – One winner. Dian Petrov and Saleh Fetouh, 64.07%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 61.48%; Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 57.78%; Paula and Jim Jones, 56.30%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55.93%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 54.44%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. (Tie) Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 57.14%; Eileen Coleman-Turner and Neola McGuire, 50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; Marian Morber and Ron Fill, 55%; east-west, Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 64%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 56%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 61%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 55%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 58%; Sheila Trossman and Ruth Walsh, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 79.4%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 43.8%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 62.5%; Sandy Recoon and Dick Munschauer, 50%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, George Dorigo and Bob Stroman, 58%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 53%; east-west, Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 63%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 48%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 60.8%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 48.3%; east-west, Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 66.6%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 58.3%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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