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Duplicate Bridge: May 18, 2019

The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament, for players with fewer than 500 master points, begins today, Saturday, May 18, and continues Sunday, May 19, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Games are at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. For info, click this link.

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The Airport Bridge Club celebrates Memorial Day May 27 with extra-point games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and a free snack for those who play both games. The club also offers extra points at all of its games during the coming week.

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Bridge Club Meridian also will award extra points at its game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20.

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The Delaware Wednesday Club has moved its games to the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive at Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Games at 7 p.m. each Wednesday are invitational.

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This week’s column also includes news and results from local euchre competition. Find them by scrolling to the bottom. For more info about local euchre games, email Ed Hans at edhans@monkberry.com.

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Tournament calendar

2019 

Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Today, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. For info, click this link.

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.

Ithaca Sectional – Kendal at Ithaca, 2230 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Saturday, June 1, and 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 166 Summer Regional – Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, July 2, to Sunday, July 7. For info, click this link.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. For info, click this link.

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. For info, click this link.

Rochester Regional – RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Tuesday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 11. For info, click this link.

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

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

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

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

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. 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. For info, click this link.

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 in January. He blogs about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Emerald Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

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Duplicate scores
Week of May 6 to May 12
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 58.63%; B: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 57.74%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.95%; east-west, A: Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 61.61%; Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 61.31%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 56.25%; C: Florence Boyd and Joe Rooney, 45.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 57.44%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 57.14%; C: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 55.06%; Florence Boyd and Bill Boardman, 50.30%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 58.33%; B: Art Matthies and Martin Pieterse, 57.14%; David Donaldson and Ken Meier, 55.06%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 47.02%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55%; John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 53.33%; Nadine Stein and Barbara Sadkin, 52.92%; east-west, Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 62.08%; Martha and John Welte, 55.83%; Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 51.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Marietta Kalman and Dale Anderson, 58.04%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 55.65%; C: Ruth Kozower and Ed Drozen, 54.46%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 57.14%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 55.06%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 62.96%; (tie) Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, Martha and John Welte, 58.33%; B: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 55.09%; Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 53.70%; C: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 48.61%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 75.69%; B: John Welte and Allen Beroza, 59.72%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 50.69%; C: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 47.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – 99ers. Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: John Houghtaling and Bruce Roberts, 62.10%; C: Neelam Kohli and Karen Dearing, 49.28%; east-west, A/B: Peg and Jeffrey Feather, 64.93%; Celine LaDuca and Pierre Williot, 58.90%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. Non-life masters. North-south, A: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.10%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 56.25%; B/C: Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 52.98%; east-west, A/B/C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 68.15%; Joel Brownstein and Bill Noltee, 57.14%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Mike Ryan and Bob Linn, 59.60%; Judy Padgug and Stan Kozlowski, 57.38%; B/C: Paula Rosen and John Marvin, 54.35%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 999er game. North-south, A/B: Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 64.58%; Larry Himelein and Richard McGowan, 58.71%; C: Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 57.95%; east-west, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 65.34%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 61.55%; Carol Neuhaus and Dorothy Soong, 56.82%; B: Paul Morgante and Jeff Oshlag, 55.49%; C: Carol Roth and Patty Porter, 53.60%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 51.52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Bert Hargeshimer and Rajarshi Roy, 62%; Pat Rasmus and Ken Meier, 57%; B: Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 52%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Kamil Bishara, 61.31%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.63%; C: Fran Kurtz and Nadine Stein, 48.51%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 57.74%; B: Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 50.60%; C: John Marvin and Joel Brownstein, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Gary Schmitt and John Marvin, 64.58%; Kathy Pollock and Davis Heussler, 58.85%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 58.33%; Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 57.30%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 68.06%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 64.35%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.31%; Merry Ostrander and Martha Townson, 51.39%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 50.46%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 64.35%; Donna Steffan and Stan Kozlowski, 56.48%; Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 48.15%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (April 24) Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, 62.3%; Paul Morgante and Bram Hamovitch, 59.3%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.6%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (May 1) Ed Harman and Sam Grossman, 59.7%; Rajarshi Roy and Jim Lanzo, 59.3%; Bill Rich and Bob Lederhouse, 56.6%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – (May 8) Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 60.4%; Rajarshi Roy and Jeff Bender, 59.7%; Jack Cukierman and Sam Grossman, 56.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Sushil Amlani and Rajarshi Roy, 66.20%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 59.72%; Walt Olszewski and Jan O’Mara, 57.69%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 56.02%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – David Donaldson and Sushil Amlani, 64.58%; Shirley Salter and Jim Lanzo, 56.25%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 54.86%; Bob Lederhouse and Bob Linn, 53.47%; Bram and Terry Hamovitch, 50.69%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Individual game. Alice Bragg, 69.44%; Doanne Jackson, 53.57%; Shirley Thompson, 52.78%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 64%; Prem Lata Maheshwari and Kokila Chheda, 47%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 60%; (tie) Marge McMillen and Bill Westley, Anita Fink and Freda Brummer, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 68%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 50%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 59%; Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 55%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bob Kaiser and Harry Metcalf, 62.5%; Deepa Garg and Sukhanand Jain, 59.4%; east-west, David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 64.6%; (tie) Ruth Jones and Dick Munschauer, Betty Bowling and Betty Seifert, 47.9%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Bob Stroman and George Dorigo, 61%; Bill Westley and Bob Jorgensen, 55%; Marge McMillen and Bill Adolf, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 57.5%; Jack Lang and Paul Morgante, 51.7%; Kathy Weigel and Ron Fill, 49.2%; east-west, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 65%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 59.2%; Julie Albert and Joanne Biondo, 41.7%.

Euchre

Saturday games are now played at the Third Warders Club, 147 12th St., North Tonawanda, with the same 1 p.m. starting time.

There will be a cutthroat (five-handed) tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St. near Delaware Avenue, City of Tonawanda. Pre-registration is required. Email Ed Hans at edhans@monkberry.com with questions or to register.

Monday afternoon tournaments will begin at 2:30 p.m. June 3 and continue through Aug. 26 in Old Man River, 375 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda. Cost is $7, including a 50-50 drawing, prizes and giveaways. For more info, call Dan Wilkins at 861-8928.

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Here are results from recent events at the Elks Lodge, 7710 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls; Dave's Last Chance Saloon, 4900 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls; and the Third Warders Club, 147 12th Ave., North Tonawanda.

Monday Night Elks Club – (May 6). Sherwood Crow, 89; Carl Hubler, 77; Maxine Shumate, 75.

Tuesday Night Third Warders – (April 30). Ken Meister, 81; Ed Hans, 78; Kelly Woodward, 74. (May 7) Deb Korpolinski, 94; Deb Croston, 82; (tie) Jeanette Woodward and Dave Grosskopf, 81. (May 14) Ed Hans, 79; Deb Korpolinski, 78; Dan Woodward, 75.

Thursday Night Third Warders – (May 9). Joe Moretto, 73; Bill Henderson, 71; Judy Wilson, 70.

Saturday Dave's Last Chance – (May 4). Glenn Fose; 88; Ed Hans, 78; (tie) Leo Schul and Ken Meister, 69.

Saturday Third Warders – (May 11). Sally Kosut, 79; Cheryl Bertram, 73; Leo Schul, 67.

Eldridge Club Tuesday Night League – Second half. Cheryl Bertram, 59-39; Ed Hans, 56-42; Janey Hallett, 55-43. Overall. Ed Hans, 129-80; Bill Woodward, 113-90; Gino Kohler, 112-91.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com 

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