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Duplicate Bridge: Sept. 29, 2018

The Airport Bridge Club takes part in an ACBL Interclub Game at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, with club championship master point rating for overall across the field in the U.S. and Canada. The club also has an extra-point game at noon today, Saturday, Sept. 29.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo raises the master point limit for its Thursday afternoon game from 750 to 999 points, beginning next week. Also next week, the start of its Thursday evening game moves to 7 p.m.

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The ACBL-wide Senior Pairs Game on Friday, Oct. 5, will be played at 10:30 a.m. in the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 11 a.m. in the Airport Bridge Club. There will be booklets with hand analysis and extra points will be awarded to winners at the district level.

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Congratulations to Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, the players who earned the most master points at the Buffalo Fall Sectional Tournament last weekend in the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Amherst. Playing as partners, they both earned 15.72 points.
Other point leaders included Jay Levy, 15.48; Kathy Pollock, 14.94; Gene Finton, 14.72; and Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, both 14.11. For complete results, click this link.

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Tournament calendar

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

Buffalo Regional – Adams Mark Hotel (Buffalo Grand 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 – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 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 – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 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 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. 17 to Sept. 23
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 58.31%; east-west, A/B: Sandi England and John Kirsits, 57.08%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 57.27%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 62.08%; Eva Schmidt and Judi Marshall, 60.42%; B: Gay Simpson and Denise Slattery, 55.93%; C: Ed Morgan and John Bava, 50.35%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 59.38%; B/C: Brian Block and Michael Kozower, 57.38%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Denise Slattery and John Bava, 56.46%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 53.67%; east-west, A: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 61.64%; John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 55.63%; B: Ann and Joe Williams, 47.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.96%; B: Florence Boyd and Brian Block, 55.09%; John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 54.63%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday afternoon – Novice game. A/B: Christian Hipp and David Schott, 65%; Gini Sicignano and Joan Nigrelli, 63.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 61.08%; Terry Camp and Richard McGowan, 52.52%; B/C: Marilyn Sims and Paul Morgante, 52.43%; Jini and John Rubenstein, 51.99%; east-west, A: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.48%; B: Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 59.18%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 54.21%; C: Joan Nigrelli and Gini Sicignano, 45.45%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Open game. Victory points. Maryann Szafran and John Marvin, 3 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 64.35%; Judy Graf and Jim Gullo, 61.57%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.63%; C: Adrian Figliotti and Barbara Landree, 51.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 750 game. North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 61.31%; B: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 60.42%; Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 53.27%; east-west, A/B: Ruth Nowatniak and Carol Neuhaus, 60.42%; Carol Roth and Patty Porter, 58.04%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreich, 54.46%; C: Laura and John Houghtaling, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Victory points. Rajarshi Roy and Bert Hargeshimer, 3 wins.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (Tie) Jim Downing and Roger Dyer, Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 63.19%; Joe Rooney and Meri Osterander, 61.11%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.08%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 43.75%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Judy Graf and Carol Roth, 58.80%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 56.02%; Sharon Benz and Sue Neubecker, 54.17%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.24%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Paul Morgante and Vince Taeger, 58.3%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 56%; Sam Grossman and Ed Harman, 53.2%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 57.41%; Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 56.94%; Kathy Fenn and Ed Harman, 56.48%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.02%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Diana Brown and Pearl Harris, 75.92%; Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 53.85%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 59%; (tie) Jill and Bruce Brown, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 54%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 58%; Mike Brown and Ron Fill, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossmann and Shirley Cassety, 72.6%; Joe Huber and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mike Brown, 62.3%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 50.6%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 59.4%; Bob Kaiser and Harry Metcalf, 57.3%; east-west, Iris Friedman and Emily Wettlaufer, 59.4%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 56.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 69%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Rogers, 50%; east-west, Judy Thielman and Elaine Wegrzyn, 58%; Marge McMillen and Bob Jorgensen, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 62.5%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 54.2%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 56.7%; Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53.4%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com

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