The Fall Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will be held during all regularly scheduled games at most of the ACBL sanctioned clubs in the Buffalo area from Monday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 9. Silver master points will be awarded, with the potential for bonus points at the district level.


The Airport Bridge Club will expand its schedule and hold two STaC sessions daily, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, through next Saturday, Dec. 8, and conclude with a silver-point STaC Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Call 603-6943 for info and to sign up.


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. Reservations for the lunch and game closed last Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Balloting for the unit board of directors continues until noon Sunday. Six candidates – Sue Bergman, Liz Clark, Richard McGowan, Sue Neubecker, Larry Soong and Eleanor Whelan – are competing for three open positions.


The Airport Bridge Club offers a triple-point pairs game at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 1.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its weekly bagel Saturday game next Saturday, Dec. 8, with John Toy directing.


2013 Tournament calendar

* Cleveland Rock ‘N Roll Regional – Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 20. For info, click this link:

* 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.


Looking for local bridge clubs on the web?

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Western New York Unit 116:


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Email or Office phone is (716) 849-4420.

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Duplicate scores

Week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 25

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Doug Dean and Jerry Geiger, 63.75%; B/C: Judy Kaprove and Nadine Stein, 60.42%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 58.75%; B/C: Margaret Miles and Ginny Panaro, 50.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Bob Linn and Mike Kisiel, 61.32%; B/C: Jane O’Connor and Isabelle Banas, 54.12%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 67.13%; B: John Kirsits and Paula Kotowski, 57.18%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 46.30%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 62.50%; Paula Salamone and Jerry Geiger, 55.95%; B: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 54.76%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 53.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Marian Morber and Margaret Miles, 68.75%; B: Marilyn Sultz and Celine Murray, 65.63%; C: Thom Burnett and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 60.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 63.04%; Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.54%; B: Doug Dean and Ginny Panaro, 48.75%; C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 48.75%. November Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; (5-way tie) Doug Dean, Ginny Panaro, Carolyn Siracuse, Dorothy May, Cleveland Fleming, 6.5 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Arthur “Skip” Kean, 63.39%; B/C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 52.38%; east-west, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 64.29%; B: Tish Schiffman and Kathy Stamm, 61.90%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 57.44%; C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 56.55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60%; B: Allen Beroza and Judy Graf, 57.78%; Judy Padgug and Donna Steffan, 54.07%; C: Betty Metz and Art Matthies, 52.59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 67.13%; B/C: Carlton Stone and Ed Drozen, 57.87%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 57.41%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Stan Kozlowski and Fred Yellen, 62.50%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.33%; B/C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 56.94%; Joyce Kindt and John Marvin, 55.09%; Chris Urbanek and Kathy Pollock, 54.63%;

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A/B: Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 62.50%; C: Gene and Jo Finton, 52.31%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 3 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 59.7%; (tie) Dorothy Kumrow and Paul Morgante, Lance Pollock and Henry Chudy, 56.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – A: Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 62.5%; B: (tie) Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, Barbara and John Scott, 57.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 58%; Connie Swick and Marge Schomers, 55%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill and Jo Rich, 71%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 64%; east-west, Jill and Bruce Brown, 58%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 65%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 64.4%; east-west, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myers, 64.4%; Esther Greene and Ruth Williams, 61.7%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Frank Belz and John Wolf, 60%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 57%.