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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 15, 2018 (Updated)

The Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. There will be pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link.

The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed Friday and next Saturday during the sectional tournament. UPDATE: The Lockport Duplicate Bridge game next Saturday also is canceled. 

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its games today, Saturday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, Sept. 20, at no extra charge.

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Bridge Club Meridian will hold an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

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Chris Urbanek

Congratulations to Chris Urbanek, the Buffalo area player who won the most master points at the St. Catharines, Ont., Regional Tournament last week. She earned 70.69 points and was tied for third overall.

Also doing well in St. Catharines were John and Martha Welte, both with 16.55; Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, both with 16 even; Saleh Fetouh, 14.03; John Ziemer, 13.14; Jay Levy, 12.09; Mike Ryan, 11.96; and Jim Easton and Marilyn Wortzman, both with 10.65. For complete results, click this link.

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Tournament calendar

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 21. For info, click this link.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Health & Senior Services Building, 2465 Bonadent Drive, Waterloo. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11. For info, click this link.

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 Non-Life Master Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, May 31, 2019, to Sunday, June 2, 2019. For info, click this link.

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.

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, and Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Manfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, to Sunday, Sept. 9, 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.

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. 8, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 12, 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 – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, 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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Ruby Life Master since the ACBL created that new ranking at the beginning of 2016, Dale Anderson has a career total of nearly 2,450 master points and hopes to reach Gold Life Master (2,500 points) before Christmas. He blogs about his quest for Gold and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Sept. 3 to Sept. 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 64.58%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 51.79%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Alan Greer, 65.77%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 59.82%; C: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 50.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 67.33%; B: Usha Khurana and Ron Henrikson, 56.92%; C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 50.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 64.58%; B: Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 58.04%; C: Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 45.54%; east-west, A/B/C: Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, 60.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, 56.67%; Janet Frisch and Bob Linn, 55.67%; B: Rita Sofia and Dorothy May, 52.46%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 51.17%; east-west, A: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 60.04%; B/C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 58.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A/B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 59.03%; Bob Kaprove and Allen Beroza, 57.64%; C: Florence Boyd and Janet Frisch, 52.08%; Rita Sofia and Joyce Greenspan, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Mike Silverman, 57.30%; Bob Linn and Alan Greer, 56.91%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 55.73%; Eva Schmidt and Terry Hamovitch, 53.36%; June Feuerstein and Gay Simpson, 53%; C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 45.44%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Martha and John Welte, 63.69%; Dennis Clary and Alan Greer, 61.90%; Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone Burnett, 59.22%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 48.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 64.29%; B: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 57.44%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 55.65%; Rose Bochiechio and Martha Quinn, 52.98%; east-west, A/B: Janet Desmon and JoAnne Nover, 59.23%; (tie) Linda Milch and Beverly Isenberg, Marilyn Shuman and Patty Porter, 57.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Open game. Sue Neubecker and Betty Metz, 57%; Judy Padgug and Allen Beroza, 56%; Stan Kozlowski and John Marvin, 54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 61.48%; B/C: Terry Fraas and Elaine Universal, 57.41%; Adrian Figliotti and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 54.44%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 750 Game. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 62.08%; Pat Kilbury and Patty Porter, 58.75%; C: Laura Houghtaling and Jane Roberts, 47.92%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 59.58%; B: Pat Rogers and Guy Puccio, 57.50%; C: Marilyn Shuman and Sol Messinger, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – (Tie) Ginny Panaro and Rajarshi Roy, Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 60%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Stan Kozlowski and Alex Kowal, 66.67%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 59.72%; Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 53.70%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Sandi England and Meri Ostrander, 62.5%; Paul Zittel and Dave Larcom, 58.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Dian Petrov and Sushil Amlani, 58.85%; Paula and Jim Jones, 53.65%; Joyce Kindt and Eugene Giorgini, 53.13%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.60%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 51.05%; John Meindl and Paul Capen, 50%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Shirley Salter and Joyce Kindt, 60%; Paula and Jim Jones, 57%; Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 49%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Ron Fill and Paul Lazarus, 56%; Jeff Peters and Marian Morber, 55.7%; east-west, Raj Puri and Herbert Falk, 59.6%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55.8%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bob Kaiser and Harry Metcalf, 52.5%; George Lee and Fred Nadel, 51.7%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 68.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 60.4%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – George Dorigo and Stan Kozlowski, 65%; Jane and Paul Garvey, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 64.2%; Mary Veitch and Paul Morgante, 50%; east-west, (tie) Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 56.7%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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