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Duplicate Bridge: Aug. 3, 2019

Club manager Bill Finkelstein announces that his bridge lessons at 10 a.m. Wednesdays will continue indefinitely at the Airport Bridge Club, 247 S. Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga. As a result, starting time for the Wednesday pairs game will be changed to noon. For info, call 603-6943.
All games at the Airport Club begin at noon through Aug. 14, offering extra points, half red, at no extra cost. The club has canceled plans to hold the ACBL Junior Fund Game on Tuesday night.

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Rochester's Burt Garrell Regional Tournament opens Monday, Aug. 5, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 11, in the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. For details, click this link.

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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

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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

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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


Rochester Regional – RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, 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.


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

The online version contains unabridged scores and a longer list of notices. Deadline for submission of scores and notices is Tuesday night.

Email or 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 July 22 to July 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 66.07%; Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 53.27%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 49.11%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 63.39%; B: Joanne LaFay and Sandi England, 61.01%; Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 51.19%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 47.02%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – North-south, Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 73.21%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 61.01%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 58.93%; B/C: Ed Morgan and John Bava, 47.62%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62.20%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 54.76%; B/C: Margaret Zhou and Brian Block, 50%; Jan Hasselback and Linda Zittel, 47.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Ruth Kozower, 58.93%; C: Bonnie Clement and Jim Easton, 54.76%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Dale Anderson, 61.11%; Cleveland Fleming and Mike Silverman, 60.05%; B: Dorothy May and Ed Morgan, 52.38%; C: Lois Tatelman and Mike Kozower, 51.06%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – North-south, A: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 59.82%; Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 58.04%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Joe Rooney, 55.95%; C: Cleveland Fleming and Janet Frisch, 47.62%; east-west, A: Allen Beroza and Tom Fraas, 56.85%; B: Ed Morgan and Art Matthies, 55.65%; C: Paul Zittel and Ron Henrikson, 46.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday afternoon – North-south, A: Mary Terrana and Cleveland Fleming, 58.75%; Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 55.58%; B: Ruth Wurster and Joyce Greenspan, 45.33%; east-west, A: Vic Bergsten and John Ziemer, 59.42%; B: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 55.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A/B/C: Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 61.31%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Novice game. (Tie) John Houghtaling and Bruce Roberts, Phyllis Stasiowski and Meena Rustgi, 56.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Beverly Isenberg and Sandy Scheff, 65.53%; C: Judith Bailey and Janie Polk, 57.58%; (tie) Fred Hirsh and Fred Isenberg, Sue O’Connor and Bill Noltee, 53.79%; east-west, A/B: Linda Milch and Susan Cardamone, 64.20%; Judith Babat and Laurie Foster, 63.83%; Marcia Wright and Ginger Maiman, 62.12%; Carol Roth and Patty Porter, 63.03%; C: Meena Rustgi and Rose Bochiechio, 52.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 61.81%; Sue Bergman and Bob Linn, 61.11%; Bill Rushmore and Stan Kozlowski, 56.94%; B: Terry Fraas and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%; (tie) Mary Ball and Art Morth, Paula Rosen and John Marvin, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, 59.44%; B/C: Bonnie Clement and Fred Hirsh, 54.42%; Susan Levy and Bill Noltee, 52.15%; east-west, A: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 64.54%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 60.42%; B: Richard McGowan and Larry Himelein, 58.47%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 51.53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Victory Point Game. Bert Hargesheimer and Rajarshi Roy, 3 wins.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.52%; B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 58.33%; C: Sue Bergman and Tova Reinhorn, 57.74%; Rajarshi Roy and Bob Linn, 52.98%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – Victory Point Game. (Tie) Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, Stan Kozlowski and Art Morth, 2 wins.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Bob and Joan Ciszak, 58.93%; Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 58.33%; Rob Hessel and Jane Larcom, 52.38%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 66.67%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 57.64%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 50.69%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jan O’Mara and Sandy Marcussen, 54.52%; (tie) Roy Crocker and John Lewis, Jim and Paula Jones, 54.35%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 51.69%; Jeff Bender and Paul Capen, 50.92%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 49.48%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Dave and Jane Larcom, 57.29%; Jim and Paula Jones, 55.21%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Ed Harman, Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 52.08%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 61%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Christine Whiting and David Young, 57%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Edna Fill and Chuck Heimerl, 60%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 54%; east-west, Ron Fill and Mary Banks, 53%; (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, David Young and Tim Hartnett, 51%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, (Tie) Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 53.1%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 50%; Harry Metcalf and Bob Kaiser, 48.1%; east-west, Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 54.4%; Ruth Jones and Carol Griego, 53.8%; Sue Levy and Nick Leibovic, 50%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Jane and Paul Garvey, 63%; Bill Adolf and Stan Kozlowski, 59%; east-west, Marge McMillan and Bob Jorgensen, 62%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Judy Thielman, 60%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Kay Brinkman and Lynda Pettit, 65.3%; Marv Feuerstein and Paul Morgante, 57%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 52.8%.


Tournaments continue through August on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Third Warders Club, 147 12th St., North Tonawanda.

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Old Man River, 375 Niagara St., City of Tonawanda, is hosting tournaments at 2 p.m. Mondays. For more info, call Dan Wilkins at 861-8928.

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Next cutthroat (five-handed) tournament will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St. near Delaware Avenue, City of Tonawanda. Reservations are required. Email Ed Hans at with questions or to register.

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Here are results from recent events at the Third Warders Club:

June 27 – Willie Beutel, 77; Pam Beutel, 74; Mary Lozinski, 67.

June 29 – Ed Hans, 72; Steve Wagner, 70; Cheryl Bertram, 68.

July 2 – Ed Hans, 72; Ken Meister, 68; Deb Korpolinski, 67.

July 8 – Ed Korpolinski, 77; Glenn Fose, 71; Pam Beutel, 70.

July 10 – Pam Beutel, 89; Fran Schunk, 84; Ken Meister, 68.

July 13 – Glenn Weinckowski, 79; (tie) Ken Clabo, Sally Kosut, 70.

July 16 – Sandy Dawson, 83; Ed Hans, 77; Cheryl Bertram, 70.

July 18 – Pam Beutel, 67; Dave Grosskopf, 61; Sandy Dawson, 59.

July 20 – John Kaleman, 79; Mike Evans, 78; (tie) Cheryl Bertram, Ken Clabo, 68.

July 23 – Jill McLaughlin, 90; Ken Clabo, 76; and Glenn Fose, 74.


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