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Duplicate Bridge: Feb. 22, 2020

Unit championship games, awarding extra points, will be held at participating local ACBL sanctioned clubs March 1 to 7.

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold a Unit championship game to celebrate the end of winter at 1:30 p.m. March 1. For more info, email Terry Fraas at tmfraas@gmail.com. For partners, call Sharon Benz at 256-8469.

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On March 2, the Airport Bridge Club will have a Unit championship game at 10 a.m. and the ACBL-wide senior pair game at 1:15 p.m.

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As usual, the Airport Bridge Club will offer extra points at all its games during the coming week. Wednesday’s game starts at noon following a lesson at 10 a.m. from club manager Bill Finkelstein. For info, call 603-6943.

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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. For info, click this link.

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

Syracuse 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. For info, click this link.

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. For info, click this link.

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 – 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. 10 to Feb. 16
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Bob Sommerstein and Allen Beroza, 61.01%; Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.66%; B: (tie) Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 54.76%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Art Matthies, 59.52%; Judi Marshall and Alan Greer, 57.94%; B: Martin Pieterse and Mike Silverman, 53.44%; Nadine Stein and Sharon Chang, 51.32%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 62.96%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 61.11%; Joanne LaFay and Barbara Libby, 56.48%; Ken Meier and Allen Beroza, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Alan Greer, 63.33%; B: Walt Olszewski and Martin Pieterse, 54.17%; Ed Morgan and Mike Silverman, 50.42%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Art Schumacher, 46.67%; east-west, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Allen Beroza, 60%; B: Dorothy May and John Bava, 55.83%; Martha and John Welte, 50.83%; C: Janet Frisch and Pawan Matta, 46.25%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.19%; Ken Meier and Allen Beroza, 57.87%; B: Joanne LaFay and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.63%; C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 53.24%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Mike Silverman, 65%; John Ziemer and Vic Bergsten, 58.33%; B: Sharon Wilcox and Joyce Greenspan, 56.67%; east-west, A/B: Larry Abate and Bob Sommerstein, 55.83%; Pawan Matta and Dale Anderson, 53.33%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – A: Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, 71.04%; Shirley Cassety and partner, 64.49%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Alan Greer, 56.75%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Ed Morgan, 48.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday afternoon – Non-life masters. A: Pat Kilbury and Jeff Oshlag, 60.32%; B: Rose Ann Grimaldi and Henry Porter, 59.67%; C: Doanne Jackson and Marcia Turley, 50.31%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 60.89%; Chris Urbanek and Sharon Benz, 60.37%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.30%; Terry Fraas and Donna Steffan, 56.22%; Kathy Pollock and Bill Rushmore, 52.07%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday afternoon – 999er game. North-south, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 57.55%; Usha Khurana and Ruth Nawotniak, 56.35%; B: Lynn Witmer and Bill Noltee, 52.96%; Judy Zeckhauser and Chip Kean, 51.55%; east-west, A/B: Rose Ann Grimaldi, 57.61%; Bill Rich and Vince Taeger, 57.21%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 77.78%; B: Bob Sommerstein and Larry Abat3, 57.64%; C: Edith Knaszak and Jan O’Mara, 48.61%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 64.35%; Davis Heussler and Fred Yellen, 55.56%; Chris Urbanek and Stan Kozlowski, 55.09%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 53.70%; B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 49.54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday afternoon – A/B: Martha and John Welte, 69%; Sharon Benz and Ten-Pao Lee, 53%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 64.29%; Sharon Benz and Fred Yellen, 63.99%; Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 58.63%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Bill Noltee, 51.79%; east-west, A: (tie) John Sinclair and Ten-Pao Lee, Linda Burroughsford and Davis Heussler, 56.85%; B: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 55.06%; C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dick and Pat Rasmus, 60%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 58%; Sandi England and Ted May, 55%.

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 – Feb. 5. Jim Lanzo and Walt Olszewski, 70.85%; Sandy Marcussen and Ed Harman, 61.3%; Bob Lederhouse and Bill Rich, 51.3%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Feb. 12. Bill Rich and Ed Harman, 64.5%; Art Morth and Henry Chudy, 60.4%; Jim Lanzo and Bob Lederhouse, 57.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Tuesday evening – Jim Lanzo and Eugene Giorgini, 68.06%; Jim and Paula Jones, 54.17%; Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 52.08%; (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Ed Harman and Bob Lederhouse, 51.39%.

Lockport Duplicate Bridge Saturday afternoon – Jim Lanzo and Paul Capen, 61.81%; Bob Linn and Jasbeer Makhija, 61.11%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 57.64%; Jim and Paula Jones, 55.56%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Chuck Heimerl, 55%; Bill Rich and Jim Hassett, 54%; east-west, Christine Whiting and Dave Young, 61%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 55%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Paul Morgante and Chuck Heimerl, 64%; George Mayers and Marian Morber, 53%; east-west, (tie) Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, David Young and Cindy Darone, 51%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Perry Hoffman and Adele Denton, 68.8%; Meena Rustgi and Sukhanand Jain, 48.4%; east-west, Dottie Soong and Dick Munschauer, 62.5%; David Reeves and Nelson Torre, 52.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Mary Jane Luce and Bill Adolf, 68%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 52%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Feb. 5. Carmella Losi and Ron Fill, 56.9%; Celine and Sam Laduca, 55.5%; Rose Bochiechio and Edna Fill, 54.1%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Feb. 12. Marv Feuerstein and Paul Morgante, 75%; Edna Henrich and Thelma Frauenhofer, 59.3%.

email: danderson@buffnews.com

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