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Duplicate Bridge: June 8, 2019

Here comes STaC Week! The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs offers a chance to win silver master points while playing in regular games at local ACBL sanctioned clubs from Monday, June 10, to next Saturday, June 15.

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The Airport Bridge Club will have two STaC games at no extra charge every day, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with a free snack. The club also is taking part in the World Bridge Contest international game at noon today, Saturday, June 8, with bonus red points at the local and district levels.

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Want to know where to play bridge or how to learn the game? Info is available from John Bava of Western New York Unit 116 at 908-256-6466 or email jbava@roadrunner.com.

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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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Tournament calendar

2019 

District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – At local ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs. Monday, June 10, to Saturday, June 15.

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 27 to June 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 58.93%; B: (tie) Barbara Libby and Sandi England, Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 58.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, John Bava and Larry Abate, 60.42%; John Ziemer and Ed Drozen, 57.18%; Allen Beroza and Bob Sommerstein, 52.08%; Eva Schmidt and Dale Anderson, 50.46%; east-west, Joanne LaFay and Sandi England, 60.88%; Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.72%; Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 58.56%; Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 54.40%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Dorothy and Larry Soong, 66.20%; John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 63.89%; Ed Morgan and Mike Silverman, 53.70%; Christine Malarky and Sandy Scheff, 51.39%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 64.58%; B/C: Eva Schmidt and Brian Block, 53.27%; east-west, A/B/C: (tie) Gay Simpson and Ed Morgan, Michael Kozower and Bob Kaprove, 56.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Pawan Matta and Bill Boardman, 62.04%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 61.11%; B: Nadine Stein and Dale Anderson, 57.87%; Gay Simpson and Paula Kotowski, 53.24%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 50%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Ron Henrikson, 49.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – North-south, A: John Welte and Cleveland Fleming, 61.49%; B/C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 56.04%; Denise Slattery and Gay Simpson, 55.02%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65.01%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 55.75%; Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 51.36%; C: Paula Salamone and Ted May, 50.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Paul Morgante and Daid Schott, 60.42%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.63%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 58.33%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.65%; east-west, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 66.96%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 60.71%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 52.38%; (tie) JoAnne Nover and Janet Desmon, Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 61.90%; Christy Kellogg and Tova Reinhorn, 54.76%; C: Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 55.06%; C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Gene Finton, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Bill Rich and Jim Hassett, 64.30%; Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 58.61%; Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 57.41%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 56.15%; east-west, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 61.14%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 60.57%; Judith Babat and Rivona Ehrenreigh, 59.02%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.37%; Carol Neuhaus and Ruth Nawotniak, 58%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Bert Hargeshimer and Rajarshi Roy, 65%; B: Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 54%; C: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Bob Padgug and Jim Gullo, 58.33%; Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 57.81%; Ten-Pao Lee and Mike Ryan, 54.17%; Christy Kellogg and Saleh Fetouh, 53.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – John Sinclair and Saleh Fetouh, 62%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 61%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – (3-way tie) Joe Miranda and Sandi England, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58.33%; Barb Booi and Jane Larcom, 52.78%; Martha Townson and Merry Osterander, 47.22%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Bob Lederhouse and Jim Lanzo, 57.9%; Gay Simpson and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 52.3%; Sam Grossman and Jeff Bender, 51.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Paul Capen and Alex Ivanov, 59.82%; Jeff Bender and Dian Petrov, 59.03%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 56.56%; Ed Harman and Joyce Kindt, 48.36%; Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 48.09%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – David Donaldson and Walt Olszewski, 70%; Miriam Regnet and Ed Harman, 62.50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 65%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 53%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 54%; Phyllis and Al Vogt, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Harry Metcalf and Bob Kaiser, 55%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 54.4%; David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 49.4%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 62.5%; Ruth Jones and Carol Greigo, 53.8%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 52.5%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Ellen Lochead and Wilson McClaren, 58%; Marge Zaprowski and Bob Jorgensen, 49%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 64%; Marge McMillen and Shyam Kumar, 51%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Henrich and partner, 61.2%; Kathy Weigel and Ron Fill, 57%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 55.6%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com 

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