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Duplicate Bridge: Jan. 26, 2019

The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click this link.

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The ACBL-wide International Fund game next Saturday, Feb. 2, will be played locally at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at the Airport Bridge Club, where there is no extra charge. There will be hand records and analysis, as well as extra points for winners at the district level.

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The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at no extra charge at all its games Monday, Jan. 26, through Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Bridge Club Meridian will offer an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

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Congratulations to partners Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, who earned the most master points among Buffalo players at last week’s Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional Tournament. They tied for 48th place with 21.73 points.
Right behind them were Martha and John Welte, tied for 50th place with 21.69. Also notable were Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, both with 9.07 points; and Kathy Pollock and Judy Padgug, both with 8.69.

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Tournament calendar

2019 

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Today, Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27. For info, click this link.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Spring Sectional –Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7.

Rochester Spring Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 16, to Sunday, April 21. For info, click this link.

Unit 112 199er Sectional – Strathallen Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – TBA. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 21, to Monday, May 27. For info, click this link.

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, to Sunday, June 2. For info, click this link.

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.

Unit 116 Summer Regional – Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, July 2, to Sunday, July 7.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. For info, click this link.

Rochester Regional – TBA. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11.

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

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

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29.

Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 20.

Niagara Falls Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5865 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.

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.

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, and 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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Now a Gold Life Master, Dale Anderson reached a career milestone of  2,500 master points earlier this month. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of enlightenment, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Alan Greer and partner, 61.25%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 54.58%; B/C: Tova and Andrei Reinhorn, 53.33%; east-west, A/B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 60.42%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 57.92%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Gay Simpson, 56.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Art Matthies and Vince Pesce, 60.05%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 58.99%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 69.65%; B: (tie) Margaret Zhou and Gay Simpson, Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 57.74%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Pawan Mata, 48.81%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 60.88%; B: Martha and John Welte, 57.31%; C: (tie) Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, Nadine Stein and Denise Slattery, 50.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 62.62%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 59.77%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 55.86%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Allen Beroza, 54.82%; Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 52.19%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 66%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 53%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 69.79%; Margaret Zhou and Pawan Matta, 57.29%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 50%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 56.67%; B/C: Lynn Witmer and Bill Noltee, 54.58%; east-west, A: Marcia Wright and Carol Roth, 65.42%; B/C: Pat Truell and Paul Ziebarth, 59.58%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 64.29%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.36%; B: Margaret Zhou and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 999er game. Burt Freiman and Bill Noltee, 60.54%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 57.96%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 52.96%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.71%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 65.93%; Christy Kellogg and Berg Hargeshimer, 61.85%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 60.74%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and John Sinclair, 55.93%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 51.48%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 62.70%; Dian Petrov and Bill Rushmore, 58.73%; Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 52.38%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Usha Khurana, 52.12%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Victory point game. Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 2.5 wins; Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 1.5 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 62.22%; B: Alex Kowal and Ten-Pao Lee, 57.78%; Gay Simpson and Tova Reinhorn, 54.07%; Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 49.63%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 44.81%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58.33%; Bob Ciszak and Jane Larcom, 57.29%; (tie) Sandi England and Joe Miranda, Joanne LaFay and Paul Zittel, 55.21%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, (tie) Dorothy May and Ken Meier, Sue Neubecker and Eleanor Whelan, 52%; Gene Nowatniak and Bill Rich, 50%; east-west, A: Margaret Zhou and Audrey Ray, 57.50%; Carol Bedell and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 56.50%; Bud Seidenberg and Saleh Fetouh, 54%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Vince Taeger and Art Morth, 56.9%; Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 55.6%; Bill Rich and Henry Chudy, 57.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 56.02%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.56%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54.17%; Walt Olszewski and Jan O’Mara, 53.24%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 55.5%; (tie) Jill and Bruce Brown, Marian Morber and Chuck Heimerl, 50%; east-west, Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 68.5%; Rolene Pozarny and Marv Feuerstein, 50.5%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 57.1%; east-west, David Young and Tim Hartnett, 54.8%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sandy Recoon and Fred Nadel, 58.8%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 53.4%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.4%; Perry Hoffman and Adele Denton, 47.4%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 72%; Lata Maheshwari and Stan Kowalski, 56%; Marge McMillan and Elaine Wegrzyn, 54%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com 

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