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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 15, 2020

The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a Valentines Day special game and potluck luncheon Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16. Luncheon at noon, game at 1 p.m. For info and partnerships, call Marilyn Wortzman at 585-993-3455.
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The Airport Bridge Club will have Presidents Day games at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Monday, with a free snack between sessions. All games at the club during the coming week will award extra points. The game Wednesday, Feb. 19, starts at noon after a lesson at 10 a.m. from club director Bill Finkelstein.
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No Buffalo Regional Tournament in October, longtime tournament chairwoman Betty Metz confirmed this week. In an email to players, she said ACBL District 5, which runs the tournament, decided last month to no longer hold the event in the Buffalo Grand Hotel, formerly the Adam’s Mark. She said the District has started making arrangements for the 2021 regional.
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Congratulations to Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, the Buffalo area players who earned the most master points at the St. Catharines, Ont., Sectional Tournament last weekend. They both won 9.73 points. For complete results, click this link.
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Tournament calendar

2020

Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Columbus Center, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster. Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. For info, click this link.

Toronto Easter Regional – Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. West. Tuesday, April 7, to Sunday, April 12. For info, click this link.

Rochester Intermediate/Novice Sectional – Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio. Tuesday, May 19, to Monday, May 25. For info, click this link.

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

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

Southwest Ontario Regional – Bingemans Conference and Convention Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont. Tuesday, July 7, to Sunday, July 12.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.

Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 16.

St. Catharines 299er Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 6-2E Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16.

Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional – DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 1,  to Monday, Sept. 7.

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

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

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4.

CANCELED: Buffalo Regional – Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly Adam's Mark), 120 Church St., Buffalo. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to Sunday, Oct. 25.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Seneca Falls. Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8.

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

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.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For info, call 716-603-6943.

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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 began the new year with more than 2,650 master points. 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 Feb. 3 to Feb. 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Linda Burroughsford and Alan Greer, 60.71%; B: Howard Foster and Davis Heussler, 53.57%; Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 50.30%; C: Ruth Wurster and Nadine Stein, 43.15%; east-west, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 62.20%; Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 53.87%; B: Bill Boardman and Joe Rooney, 52.38%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 49.11%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 62.17%; Dorothy May and Dale Anderson, 58.73%; (tie) Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, Judi Marshall and Allen Beroza, 52.91%; east-west, A: Ruth Wurster and Barbara Libby, 64.29%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 63.99%; B: Barbara Pieterse and Paula Kotowski, 55.06%; Sandi England and Joanne LaFay, 54.76%; C: Alex Miller and Paul Ganley, 50.89%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 59.92%; Mike Ryan and Allen Beroza, 59.58%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Paula Kotowski, 55.52%; C: Pawan Matta and Florence Boyd, 52.38%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 59.17%; B/C: Larry Abate and Ed Morgan, 52.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Barbara Libby and Alan Greer, 72.92%; B: Martha and John Welte, 58.33%; C: Paula Kotowski and Walt Olszewski, 58.61%; Gay Simpson and Pawan Matta, 47.92%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – A: Davis Heussler and Alan Greer, 62.11%; Sandi Meier and Ken Meier, 60.32%; B: Martha and John Welte, 55.75%; C: Nadine Stein and Paula Kotowski, 50.12%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 65%; B: Sharon Chang and Dale Anderson, 58%; Pawan Matta and Cleveland Fleming, 54%; C: Dorothy May and Gay Simpson, 47%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. North-south, Carol Neuhaus and Paul Morgante, 56.43%; Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 55%; Judy Zeckhauser and Jim McClure, 52.50%; east-west, Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 67.91%; Gini Sicignano and David Schott, 57.91%; Gail Pitterman and Rose Bochiechio, 50.41%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Pat Burns and Jim Gullo, 64.35%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.72%; Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 54.63%; Stan Kozlowski and John Bava, 50.93%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, Doanne Jackson and Pamela Murphy, 58%; Usha Khurana and Bill Rich, 55%; Rose Bochiechio and Paul Morgante, 49.80%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 68.17%; Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 57.67%; Dorothy and Larry Soong, 53.33%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 60.42%; (tie) Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, Bert Hargeshimer and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.25%; Henry Chudy and Jeff Bender, 52.08%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Judy Padgug and Jim Gullo, 59%; Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 58%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 56%; Claire Gareleck and Fran Kurtz, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – A: Chris Urbanek and John Sinclair, 66%; B: Kathy Pollock and Stephane Ronget, 62%; C: John Marvin and David Colligan, 55%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 53%; Linda Zittel and Jane Larcom, 52%; (tie) Sandi England and Nancy Kessler, John Fiegl and Paul Zittel, 50%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Saleh Fetouh and Bud Seidenberg, 61%; (tie) Nancy Wolstoncroft and Sharon Benz, Claire Gareleck and Marietta Kalman, 55%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Bill Rich and Jeff Bender, 59.9%; Art Morth and Chuck Heimerl, 55.6%; Alicia Kolipinski and Ed Harman, 51.2%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 68.75%; Jeff Bender and Jim Lanzo, 57.64%; (tie) Barbara Scott and Ann Berg, Walt Olszewski and Jan O’Mara, 51.39%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 49.31%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Miriam Regnet and Ed Harman, 62.50%; Roy Crocker and Bob Lederhouse, 57.64%; Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 53.47%; Kathy Fenn and Elve Johnston, 50%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – Ron Fill and Mary Banks, 58%; (tie) Paul Morgante and Marv Feuerstein, Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 63%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 58%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sandy Recoon and Fred Nadel, 54.7%; Dottie Potembski and Jerry Stange, 48.4%; east-west, Judith Nichol and Bob Kaiser. 64.6%; Perry Hoffman and Adele Denton, 56.3%.

email: danderson@buffnews.com

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