The Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22.
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The Airport Bridge Club will hold a double-point Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, with free pizza. The club also will hold double-point games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The club’s next progressive jackpot individual game is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25.
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An ACBL-wide charity game will be held on the evening of Monday, Nov. 26, with hand analysis by Barry Rigal and bonus master points awarded the district and national levels. Taking part locally will be Bridge Club Meridian and the Airport Bridge Club.
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Chris Urbanek will give a single session lesson on defense at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Topics include opening leads, signals, strategies and trump promotion. For info, call 834-4222.
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Western New York Unit 116 will hold its annual meeting and election on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga. A roast beef lunch will be held at noon, followed by the meeting and a pairs game at 1 p.m.
Tickets for lunch and the game are $5 for ACBL members, $10 for non-members. Deadline for purchasing tickets, which are available from any Unit 116 board member, is Nov. 27.
Balloting for new board members is taking place at the clubs. Six candidates – Sue Bergman, Liz Clark, Richard McGowan, Sue Neubecker, Larry Soong and Eleanor Whelan – are competing for three open positions. Voting closes at noon Dec. 2.
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The Fall Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will be held in participating local clubs from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9.
Silver master points will be awarded for play during regularly-scheduled games at the clubs, with bonus points at the district level for winners.
The Airport Bridge Club plans to hold morning and afternoon STaC games Monday, Dec. 3, to Saturday, Dec. 8, and a STaC Swiss team game on Sunday, Dec. 9.
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2013 Tournament calendar
* Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link: http://web2.acbl.org/tournaments/Ads/2013/01/1301025.pdf
* Buffalo Winter Sectional – Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27. For info, click this link:
* St. Catharines, Ont., Sectional – Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.
* Toronto Easter Regional – Tuesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 31.
* Buffalo Spring Sectional – Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21.
* Cleveland All-American Regional – Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27.
* District 5 Spring STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.
* Buffalo Summer Regional – Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30.
* Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28.
* Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29.
* Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10.
* District 5 Fall STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.
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Looking for local bridge clubs on the web?
Bridge Center of Buffalo:
Bridge Center Meridian
Western New York Unit 116: http://www.unit116.com/index.html
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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, try the Sports section. 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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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson just surpassed 1,400 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master and other bridge adventures at http://dalebridge.blogspot.com/
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Week of Nov. 5 to Nov. 11
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL Membership Game. Howell. A: Ron Helfman and Dale Anderson, 58.33%; B: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 57.41%; C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Gerry Hooley, 50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – ACBL Membership Game. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 65.31%; B: Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, 55.85%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 46.79%; east-west, A/B: Don Grant and Curt Hallis, 60.12%; C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 46.28%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – ACBL Membership Game. North-south, A/B: Rita Sofia and Rita Sierocinski, 54.46%; C: Sharon Chang and Ruth Kozower, 53.26%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 68.65%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 60.14%; Judy Zeckhauser and Judy Kaprove, 46.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – ACBL Membership Game. North-south, A: Eleanor Whelan and Judi Marshall, 60.31%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 57%; east-west, A/B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 63.69%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 60.97%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – ACBL Membership Game. North-south, A: Bob Andersen and Paul Libby, 57.50%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, 54.08%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 52.67%; east-west, A: Mike Ryan and Jerry Geiger, 59.67%; B/C: Dave Donaldson and Joe Rooney, 55.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – ACBL Membership Game. North-south, A: Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 52.50%; B/C: Ann Battaglia and Marilyn Sultz, 51.75%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 58.67%; B: Paul Zittel and Janet Frisch, 53.25%; C: Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, 44.25%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Individual game. A: (tie) Mike Kisiel, Bob Linn, 60.23%; B: Margaret Miles, 54.55%; Ruth Hnath, 53.41%; C: Rob Hessel, 52.27%; Rolene Pozarny, 48.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: James Hoover and Phil Kadet, 62.88%; B: Kathy Stamm and Jo Finton, 62.50%; Richard McGowan and Elaine Zeve, 56.63%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 55.30%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 60.23%; (tie) Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, Ron Ferguson and Bob Mann, 55.11%; C: John H. Wolf and Sudhakar Perala, 53.98%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Harold Meyers, 59.03%; Doug Dean and Luke Danielson, 55.56%; Fran Kurtz and Susan Bergman, 54.63%; C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 48.61%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 59.95%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.86%; B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 54.40%; C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 53.70%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Natalie Abramson, 60.42%; Ted Kahn and James Tao, 60.23%; Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 57.58%; Rose Bochiechio and Richard McGowan, 57.58%; Jacqueline Hanley and Janie Polk, 55.11%; C: Roslyn Berkovitz and Judy Zeckhauser, 49.62%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 68.75%; Joyce Greenspan and Elizabeth Beishline, 63.07%; B: Sandra Laub and Ron Ferguson, 59.66%; C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 55.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Patricia Burns, 55.94%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 55.17%;.east-west, A/B: Peter Shui and Ken Meier, 58.57%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 55.06%; Gary Schmitt and Jeff Bender, 54.55%; Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 54.28%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 63.66%; B: Claire Gareleck and Ginny Panaro, 55.79%; C: Fran Kurtz and Rita Sierocinski, 54.63%; east-west, A/B: Allen Beroza and John Ziemer, 64.58%; Stan Kozlowski and Joanne Kelley, 58.80%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 50.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Myra Razik and Robert Olin, 58.33%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Helen Panza, 56.25%; C: (tie) Sam Grossman and Chuck Heimerl, Usha Khurana and John Marvin, 48.96%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 65.7%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 63.78%; Barb Booi and Donna Moran, 60.9%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 57.37%; Beverly Mallon and Denise Tait, 55.35%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 51.28%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 50%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A/B/C: Sue Neubecker and Fran Kurtz, 61.46%; Tova Reinhorn and Marietta Kalman, 60.91%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Howell. Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 61%; Bert Hargeshimer and Judy Graf, 54%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Al Dickman and Ron Fill, 58.5%; Nancy Acara and Anne O’Connor, 57%; east-west, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 59.5%; Alicia Kolipinski and Budd Eckert, 55.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Mark Pascale and James Madan, 65.5%; B: Joyce Kindt and Alva Finklestein, 65%; C: Jean Rosenthal and Paddy Lanighan, 50.6%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Unit Game. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 59.3%; Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 54.6%; Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54.2%.
Unit 116 “8 Is Enough” Game Sunday – A/B: Donna Steffan, Fred Yellen, Dottie and Larry Soong, 105 VPs; C: Claire Gareleck, Bernice Baker, Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 56 VPs.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Jan O’Mara, 65%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 51%; east-west, Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 58%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 54%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Harry Rogers, 59%; Elaine Bolz and Carl Gebauer, 53%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Nita Ferrell, 68.18%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 51.7%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 63.1%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 59.5%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Jan Roalsvig and Bill Westley, 64%; Marge and Bob McMillen, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 63%; Julie Ameroso and Ron Fill, 58%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 68%; Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 57%.