The Bridge Center of Buffalo will hold its newcomer game at noon Monday, Jan. 14. Call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054 for details. The game on Friday, Jan. 18, will include lunch with Jim Gullo.


The Airport Bridge Club will hold a Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, double point games Friday, Jan. 18, and next Saturday, Jan. 19, and a progressive prize money individual game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Call 836-7016 to sign up.


Western New York Unit 116 will host the Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament from Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.

The schedule includes pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Chairing the tournament are Betty Metz (773-7398 or and Tova Reinhorn (632-2056 or For other info, click this link:


Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Monday morning, Jan. 28, Bridge Club Meridian.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Thursday evening, Feb. 7, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Monday morning, Feb. 11, Bridge Club Meridian.

Pro-Am Unit Game and Taste of Buffalo: Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Wearin’ o’ the Green Unit Pairs Game: Monday evening, March 4, Zion Church.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, March 16, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Friday morning, April 12, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.


The 59th Niagara District Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Quality Hotel: Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, Ont.

The schedule includes pairs games at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, knock-outs at 9 a.m. Saturday and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Chairman is Wiebe Hoogland. Phone (905) 688-0734 or email Partnership chairwoman is Kit Nash. Phone (905) 688-0734 or email


2013 Tournament calendar

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

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 Summer 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 Winter 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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Duplicate scores

Week of Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Ruth Hnath and Cleveland Fleming, 58.86%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 54.47%; C: Mary Davey-Carr and Mary Terrana, 51.43%; east-west, Joyce Greenspan and Bill Finkelstein, 63.55%; B: Dorothy May and Celine Murray, 58.58%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 55.07%. December Club Series: (tie) Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 14 points.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Rolene Pozarny and Eileen Karnofsky, 58.06%; B: Vince and Christine Pesce, 54.17%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Paula Salamone, 53.24%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 52.54%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One Winner. A/B: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 56.78%; Dorothy May and Marilyn Sultz, 54.76%; C: Art Matthies and Bill Boardman, 53.26%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and partner, 67.71%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 58.71%; C: Florence Boyd and Faith Perry, 46.68%; east-west, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 63.17%; C: Dave Donaldson and Ginny Panaro, 54.87%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Modified Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 64.54%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Dale Anderson, 62.18%; Judy Kaprove and Chuck Schorr, 57% C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 52.14%; Judy McDermid and Marilyn Steffan, 46.26%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A: Ruth Hnath and Cleveland Fleming, 58.86%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 54.47%; C: Mary Davey-Carr and Mary Terrana, 51.43%; east-west, Joyce Greenspan and Bill Finkelstein, 63.55%; B: Dorothy May and Celine Murray, 58.58%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 55.07%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss Teams. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft, Liz Clark, Ten-Pao Lee, Dorothy May, 116 VPs; B: Judy McDermid, Marilyn Steffan, Eileen Karnofsky, Dale Anderson, 99 VPs; C: Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Marilyn Sultz, Clare Schultz, Miri Salamone-Burnett, Cleveland Fleming, 82 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Pat Rasmus and Catherine Majewski, 62.82%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 58.93%; B: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 57.69%; Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 55.45%; C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 51.92%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Bill Rushmore and Kathy Pollock, 60.42%; (tie) Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 55.21%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 65.22%; Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 54.25%; east-west, A: Andrei Reinhorn and Joyce Greenspan, 71.64%; B: Elaine Moon and Beena Deshmukh, 67.26%; C: Marcia Frankel and Judy Katz, 49.66%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 63.66%; B: Gene and Jo Finton, 63.19%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 61.11%; Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 59.03%; east-west, A: Jeff Bender and Chris Urbanek, 69.21%; B: Elaine Universal and Catherine Majewski, 66.90%; Judy Graf and Pat Rasmus, 54.86%; C: Gabriel Tannenbaum and Gaurang Sheth, 42.82%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Rita Sofia and Sue Neubecker, 64.10%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 63.78%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 60.26%; Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 56.73%; Anne Watkins and Carolyn Siracuse, 55.13%; Michael Ryan and Gene Finton, 54.49%; Helen Panza and Ed Drozen, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.96%; B: Catherine Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 60.37%; Judy Graf and Michael Ryan, 55.93%; C: Sue Neubecker and Tova Reinhorn, 55.56%; Gary Schmitt and Gaurang Sheth, 54.81%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Rooney and Dave Donaldson, 57.41%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 55.56%; Merton and Colleen Haynes, 55.09%; Darcy Young and Bob

Farwell, 54.63%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 67.13%; Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, 61.86%; C: Sue Neubecker and Usha Khurana, 49.44%; east-west, A/B: Ten-Pao Lee and Chongmin Zhang, 59.83%; C: Betty Metz and Carol Bedell, 54.29%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 60.4%; Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 56.5%; east-west, Bud Eckert and Paul Morgante, 66.7%; Nancy and Bruce Shaffer, 54.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 58%; Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 53%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 56%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 50%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Tony d’Tesa, 54%; Joe Day and Lorey Repicci, 52%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 59.5%; Ruth Lansing and Fritzi Schmitt, 52.4%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 58.9%; Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 58.3%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Fenton Harrison and Stan Kozlowski, 65%; Judy Thielman and Kathy Borcik, 54%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 61%; east-west, Frank and Sue Riccio, 56%.