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Duplicate Bridge: June 15, 2019

The Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club will hold a strawberry social at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, June 22, followed by an open pairs game at 1. For info, call Bob Lederhouse at 625-9443.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will be closed next Saturday. The club will hold a Strawberry Festival at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, along with a game honoring Kathy Pollock for her contributions to the club.

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The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) continues today, Saturday June 15, with silver points awarded for games at the Airport Bridge Club, the Bridge Center and the Lockport Duplicate Club.

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The Airport Bridge Club will have STaC games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. today at no extra charge.  Games for charity all next week with extra points benefiting the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

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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. Ends today, 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 June 3 to June 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 59.19%; Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 56.38%; Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 54.72%; east-west, Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 54.71%; Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 53.85%; Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 53.48%; Judi Marshall and Joanne LaFay, 53.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Martin Pieterse, 62.80%; Barbara Pieterse and Joyce Greenspan, 56.55%; C: Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 47.32%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 58.04%; B/C: David Donaldson and Bob Kaprove, 55.36%; John Bava and Ed Morgan, 51.79%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Nancy Littenberg and Jean Macdonald, 64.37%; Ed Morgan and Mike Silverman, 61.27%; John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 58.28%; Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 56.73%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 55.51%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Davis Heussler and Alan Greer, 67.04%; Kamil Bishara and Ten-Pao Lee, 58.12%; B: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 56.41%; Gay Simpson and Ed Morgan, 53.59%; C: Art Schumacher and Ron Henrikson, 50.16%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – World Wide Bridge Contest. North-south, Sandi England and Ken Meier, 58.39%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 57.64%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 54.07%; Selina Volpatti and Dale Anderson, 52.99%; east-west, Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.38%; John Welte and Alan Greer, 57.39%; Lois Tatelman and Nancy Littenberg, 52.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – World Wide Bridge Contest. Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 61.46%; Ed Morgan and Ron Henrikson, 57.81%; Alan Greer and partner, 57.30%; Gay Simpson and Dorothy May, 54.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Novice game. Cherie and Ron Smith, 59.43%; Marcia Turley and Celine LaDuca, 57.35%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Rajarshi Roy and Larry Abate, 73.26%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 58.01%; Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 57.41%; east-west, A/B/C: Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 61.65%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 60.41%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.24%; Pat Haynes and Larry Himelein, 56.73%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 55.46%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Mike Ryan and Ten-Pao Lee, 67.31%; Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 62.82%; Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 59.30%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 53.85%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 52.57%; B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 50.96%; Betty Metz and Andrei Reinhorn, 50.32%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 48.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, A/B: JoAnne Nover and Paul Morgante, 59.09%; (tie) Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 55.87%; east-west, A/B: Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 60.98%; Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 60.80%; Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 56.63%; Sandra Silverberg and Judy Katz, 55.30%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Chris Urbanek and Andrei Reinhorn, 60.42%; Sharon Benz and Dian Petrov, 57.64%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – World Wide Bridge Contest. North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Fred Yellen, 58.63%; Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 58.33%; B: Fran Kurtz and Andrei Reinhorn, 53.27%; Davis Heussler and David Colligan, 50.30%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 58.63%; B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 53.87%; Helen Panza and Carol Bedell, 47.62%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon –World Wide Bridge Contest. A: Christy Kellogg and Berg Hargeshimer, 65.56%; Jay Levy and Saleh Fetouh, 59.63%; B: Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 57.04%; Sharon Benz and Rajinder Puri, 54.44%; C: Jini and John Rubenstein, 51.11%; Jo Nasoff-Finton and Edward Ziegenfuss, 50.74%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 69%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 51%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 47%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 62.96%; Sharon Benz and Judy Graf, 59.26%; John Sinclair and Saleh Fetouh, 56.02%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Henry Chudy and Art Morth, 65.2%; Ed Morgan and Saleh Fetouh, 57.8%; east-west, Rajarshi Roy and Jim Lanzo, 60.7%; Mike and Vince Taeger, 57.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Rajarshi Roy and Larry Abate, 63.83%; Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 57.17%; Jim Lanzo and Jeff Bender, 54.11%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Walt Olszewski and David Donaldson, 64.58%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, Paul Capen and Jim Lanzo, 51.04%; Maria and Sushil Amlani, 50%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Pamela Murphy and Doanne Jackson, 61.1%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 57.4%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Jill and Bruce Brown, 60%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 58%; east-west, Kokila Chheda and Prem Lata Maheshwari, 59%; Bill Westley and Ellen Lochead, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 65%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west. Ron Fill and Mary Banks, 63%; Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 58%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Carol Greico and Bob Kaiser, 59.4%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 55.2%; east-west, Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 63.5%; David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 60.4%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Ellen Lochead and Lata Maheshwari, 61%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 55%; Bill Adolf and Wilson McClaren, 53%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Marv Feuerstein and Paul Morgante, 61.3%; Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 58.8%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 57.5%.

Email: danderson@buffnews.com 

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