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Duplicate Bridge: Nov. 30, 2019

The Airport Bridge Club offers extra points at no additional charge at all of its games during the coming week. The game Wednesday, Dec. 4, starts at noon after a lesson at 10 a.m. on high-level pre-empts.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed next Saturday, Dec. 7, for the Unit 116 annual meeting and game, which begins with lunch at noon in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Tickets are $15, $20 non-members, and will be available at the door.

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The Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will offer players a chance to win silver points at regularly scheduled games at ACBL-sanctioned bridge clubs from Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15. The Airport Bridge Club will hold two STaC games Monday to Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with a snack between sessions. For a STaC teams game at 11 a.m. Dec. 15, call 603-6943 to sign up in advance.

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Tournament calendar

2020

Toronto Intermediate/Novice Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. For info, click this link.

Toronto New Year Sectional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. For info, click this link.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

Rochester Intermediate/Novice 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 Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Monday, May 25, 2020. For info, click this link.

Ithaca Sectional – Saturday, June 13, 2020, and Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 26, 2020, to Sunday, June 28, 2020. For info, click this link.

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 Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, to Sunday, Sept. 20, 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.

2021

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, to Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 16, 2021, to Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, June 4, 2021, to Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Rochester Regional – RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, to Monday, Sept. 8, 2021.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.

St. Catharines Regional – Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

Unit 255 Sectional – Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, 14 Anderson Path, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday, Nov. 13, 2021, to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021.

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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 last 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 Nov. 18 to Nov. 24
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 63.33%; Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 56.67%; Nancy Kessler and Dale Anderson, 49.17%; east-west, Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 64.58%; Bob Sommerstein and Alan Beroza, 59.58%; Marilyn Sultz and Florence Boyd, 46.67%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – John Ziemer and Mike Ryan, 65.70%; Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 60.90%; Rajat Basu and John Bava, 58.01%; Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 54.81%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 52.57%; Marilyn Sultz and Mary Terrana, 52.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A: Judy Kaprove and Ed Morgan, 60.75%; John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 55.75%; B: John Bava and Mike Silverman, 54.75%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Nadine Stein, 45.92%; east-west, A/B: Martin Pieterse and Walt Olszewski, 64.50%; Martha and John Welte, 64.25%; C: Dorothy May and Dorothy Soong, 47.58%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Sandi England and David Donaldson, 63.94%; Martha and John Welte, 62.04%; Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 61.46%; Eleanor Whelan and Ed Drozen, 59.15%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 55%; B: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 54.17%; C: June Feuerstein and Mary Terrana, 52.50%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 60%; Barbara Libby and Janet Frisch, 59.58%; B: Sandi England and Ken Meier, 51.67%; C: Gay Simpson and Ron Henrikson, 45.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Pawan Matta and Larry Abate, 63.89%; Terry and Paul Ganley, 56.94%; Shirley Cassety and partner, 54.63%; Gay Simpson and Paul Zittel, 53.24%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday evening – Novice game. North-south, Phyllis Stasiowski and James Hassett, 61.11%; Carol Licata and Stephane Ronget, 47.22%; east-west, Bruce Roberts and John Houghtaling, 52.78%; Karen Dearing and Michael Metzger, 51.39%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 60.54%; Pat Haynes and Terry Camp, 59.52%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 55.44%; Natalie Abramson and Marge Plumb, 55.06%; east-west, Linda Milch and Susan Cardamone, 58.93%; Rose Bochiechio and Gail Pitterman, 55.95%; Lorey Repicci and Pat Truell, 55.65%; Lynn Witmer and Janie Polk, 52.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 66.20%; Carol Bedell and Gary Schmitt, 58.33%; Donna Steffan and Judy Padgug, 54.17%; (tie) Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, Claire Gareleck and Gay Simpson, 53.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, A: Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 59.55%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 57.11%; B: Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 55.10%; Audrey Ray and Carol Roth, 50.63%; C: Betty DeFeo and Rose Ann Grimaldi, 50.31%; east-west, A/B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 65.05%; Linda Milch and Joanne Nover, 55.92%; C: Joel Brownstein and Sol Messinger, 45.88%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 62.50%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 61.11%; Cathy Majewski and Vince Taeger, 56.94%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Vera Carpenter and Rashid Khan, 64.35%; B: Judy Padgug and Kamil Bishara, 57.18%; C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 56.25%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.68%; B: Bert Hargeshimer and Alex Kowal, 60.42%; Donna Steffan and Davis Heussler, 53.91%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Sue Bergman, 43.75%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 64.81%; B: Sharon Benz and Raj Puri, 55.56%; Martha and John Welte, 54.17%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 52.31%; C: Sue Bergman and Andrei Reinhorn, 45.83%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 57.87%; Judy Padgug and Allen Beroza, 57.64%; Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, 55.32%; Chris Urbanek and Gay Simpson, 51.85%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 49.07%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Saleh Fetouh, 56.94%; B: Martha and John Welte, 55.32%; Linda Burroughsford and Peter Patterson, 54.86%; C: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abate, 53.01%; Raj Puri and Shrikant Joshi, 51.85%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – John Fiegl and Paul Zittel, 70%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 55%; Lance Crawford and Maureen Cancilla, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 60.74%; Usha Khurana and Joyce Frayer, 57.41%; Helen Panza and Rita Sofia, 55.93%; Dorothy May and Ken Meier, 54.44%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Nancy Wolstoncroft and Anne O’Connor, 56.6%; Dian Petrov and Jack Cukierman, 51.6%; Jan O’Mara and Walt Olszewski, 51.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jim and Paula Jones, 60.23%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 59.38%; Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 55.49%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 47.35%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Madhav and Beena Deshmukh, 58.80%; Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 55.21%; Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 54.63%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 53.65%; Jim and Paula Jones, 53.13%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 45.83%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – David Mathis and Pearl Harris, 80%; Pamela Murphy and Neola McGuire, 50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54.2%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 51.6%; east-west, B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 55%; Herb Falk and Marv Feuerstein, 53.8%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – George Mayers and Marian Morber, 67%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 61%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 56%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 62.5%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 48.4%; east-west, David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 54.7%; Esther Greene and Ruth Lansing, 51.6%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – (Tie) Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, Ellen Lochead and Lata Maheshwari, 58%; Kathy Borcik and Bill Westley, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 76.3%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 56.9%; Dorothy Massman and Marv Feuerstein, 52.7%.

email: danderson@buffnews.com

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