Starting time for most games at the Airport Bridge Club will return to 11 a.m. beginning Thursday, Aug. 15. Games will begin at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 10, and Monday, Aug. 12, to Wednesday, Aug. 14, with a lesson at 10 a.m. Wednesday. All games will award extra points at no extra charge. All games award extra points at no extra charge. Lesson is $10. For info, call 603-6943.
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Extra point games also will be offered at noon today, Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Bridge Club Meridian.
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Chris Urbanek will teach the two-over-one game forcing system in three weekly lessons beginning at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Fee is $15 per class. For info, call 694-9221.
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Rochester's Burt Garrell Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Aug. 10, and concludes with Swiss team games Sunday, Aug. 11, in the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. For details, click this link.
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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 email@example.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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Rochester Regional – RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Today, Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Next 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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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.
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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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Week of July 29 to Aug. 4
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Mike Silverman, 57.37%; B: Gay Simpson and Joyce Greenspan, 56.84%; Nadine Stein and Tova Reinhorn, 55.88%; Ed Morgan and Ken Meier, 53.65%; Christine Malarkey and Ron Henrikson, 52.77%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 61.87%; B: Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 59.38%; Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 54.72%; east-west, A/B: Sharon Chang and Ron Henrikson, 55.12%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.45%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 57.14%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 56.25%; C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 51.49%; east-west, A: Cleveland Fleming and Bill Boardman, 55.36%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Allen Beroza, 54.76%; B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 54.46%; C: Terry Hamovitch and Bonnie Clement, 49.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 60.65%; Judy Padgug and David Millward, 57.41%; John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 55.09%; B/C: John Bava and Ed Morgan, 53.24%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 59.95%; B: Ron Henrikson and Art Schumacher, 53.70%; Joyce Greenspan and Joe Rooney, 52.78%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 47.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Barbara Libby and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 60.42%; David Millward and Alan Greer, 57.30%; B: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 56.25%; Sandi England and Ken Meier, 53.24%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 59.03%; B: (tie) Martha and John Welte, 58.33%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 58.33%; C: Dorothy May and Joe Rooney, 52.78%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Novice game. A/B: Tiger Li and Andrew Jiang, 65.48%; Hallie Schneeweiss and Sharon Cahill, 60.71%; Pierre Williot and Jim Hassett, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Sue O’Connor and Bill Noltee, 60.04%; (3-way tie) Phyllis Wilkinson and Ginny Panaro, Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, Carol Newhaus and Paul Morgante, 56.44%; east-west, Sushil Amlami and Rajarshi Roy, 67.61%; Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 57.58%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.20%; Margaret Zhou and Joyce Frayer, 53.41%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 53.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – A: Linda Burroughsford and Jay Levy, 59.61%; B: Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 58.98%; Bob Padgug and Jim Gullo, 56.73%; C: Betty Metz and Burt Freiman, 52.24%; Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 51.28%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.80%; B: Susan Levy and Beverly Isenberg, 59.47%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 55.30%; Jini and John Rubenstein, 52.84%; C: Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 48.48%; east-west, A: Judy Zeckhauser and Jim McClure, 61.74%; B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 60.04%; Audrey Ray and Margaret Zhou, 53.03%; (tie) Patty Porter and Marilyn Shuman, Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 52.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Chris Urbanek and Rajarshi Roy, 64%; Saleh Fetouh and Dian Petrov, 52%; Linda Burroughsford and Bert Hargesheimer, 49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, (tie) Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, Dian Petrov and Gene Finton, 56.55%; Ethan Xie and Glenn Milgrim, 55.66%; Christy Kellogg and Linda Burroughsford, 53.28%; east-west, Davis Heussler and Kamil Bishara, 64.29%; Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 58.99%; Jay Levy and Bill Rushmore, 55.56%; Helen Panza and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 51.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – Victory Point Game. Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 3 wins.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dick and Pat Rasmus, 61.11%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 56.02%; Bill Feasley and Paul Zittel, 55.09%; Sandi England and Joe Miranda, 53.09%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Donna Steffan and Terry Camp, 54.46%; Stuart Caswell and William Castle, 51.79%; Betty Metz and Margaret Zhou, 50%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 54.76%; Jim Gullo and David Millward, 53.87%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 50.30%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – July 24. Mike and Vince Taeger, 66%; Janet Frisch and Ed Harman, 63.5%; Alicia Kolipinski and Al Dickman, 59.5%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – July 31. Jeff Bender and Bill Rich, 59%; Janet Frisch and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 57.9%; Jack Cukierman and Sam Grossman, 54%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Ed Harman and Paul Capen, 64.81%; Gwilym Brick and Dian Petrov, 60.85%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 57.14%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 54.24%; Jim Lanzo and Jeff Bender, 48.61%.
Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Sushil Amlani and Jim Lanzo, 63.02%; John and Barbara Scott, 60.42%; Jim and Paula Jones, 55.73%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.65%.
Unit 116 Picnic Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, 63.28%; B: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Ginny Panaro, 62.45%; Laurie and Howard Foster, 59.39%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 57.56%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Levy, 67.75%; Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 63.03%; Donna Steffan and Saleh Fetouh, 58.75%; B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 56.50%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.10%; C: Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 52.70%; Michael Passucci and Tyler Mu, 45.29%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 66%; George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 63%; east-west, Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 57%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Marian Morber, 53%; Edna and Ron Fill, 52.5%; east-west, Fritz Schweiger and Marv Feuerstein, 59%; Cindy Darone and Sheila Trossman, 50%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 56.3%; Harry Metcalf and Bob Kaiser, 49%; east-west, David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 62.5%; Joan Mack and Dick Munschauer, 58.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Ellen Lochead and Lata Maheshwari, 69%; Mary Jane Luce and Bill Adolf, 47%; east-west, Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 59%; Marge Zaprowski and Stan Kozlowski, 57%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 62.5%; Dorothy Massman and Ron Fill, 55.9%; east-west, Joanne Zavarella and Fritz Schweiger, 58.4%; Kathy Weigel and Lynda Pettit, 55.9%.