Lockport Duplicate Club will hold a unit-rated game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Lockport Senior Centre, 33 Ontario St. Lockport. Call Marge Schomers at 434-8635 for information or partners. A unit-rated game also will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222.


Cancellation: The Airport Bridge Club has canceled its Swiss team game on Sunday, Feb. 3, due to the snowy weather, but there’s another one next Sunday, Feb. 10, with double points and free pizza. It starts at 11 a.m. Partners and teammates available. Call 836-7016 for info and to sign up. The club’s regular schedule will resume Monday, Feb. 4, with a double-point pairs game at 11 a.m.


The 59th Niagara District Sectional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Feb. 2, and 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. today and Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:


Congratulations to Saleh Fetouh, who won the most master points at last weekend’s Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament, with 19.04.

Other master point leaders included: Chris Urbanek, 17.28; John Toy, 14.51; Dian Petrov, 14.16; Jay Costello, 12.48; Judy Padgug, 12.09; David Hemmer, 11.76; Fred Yellen, 11.10; Joan Rose, 10.97; and Donna Steffan, 10.14.


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, 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.


2013 Tournament calendar

Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree Hilton: Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, March 26, to Sunday, March 31. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21. For info, click this link:

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27. For info, click this link:

District 5 Summer STaC – Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16.

Buffalo Summer Regional – Holiday Inn, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Tuesday, June 25, to Sunday, June 30. For info, click this link:

Syracuse Regional – Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29.

Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click on “Event Schedule” at this link:

District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.


Looking for local bridge clubs on the web?

Bridge Center of Buffalo:

Bridge Center Meridian

Western New York Unit 116:


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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson is approaching 1,500 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master and other bridge adventures at


Duplicate scores

Week of Jan. 21 to Jan. 27

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Thom Burnett, 62.07%; B: Doug Dean and Carlton Stone, 53.10%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.36%; east-west, A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 65.19%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.68%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 48.68%. January Club Series: Bob Linn, 12 points; (tie) Barbara Multerer, Art Schumacher, 9 points.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Christine and Vince Pesce, 60.07%; B/C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 50.35%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Bill Boardman, 56.35%; B: (tie) Marilyn Sultz and Dale Anderson, Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 53.57%; C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 53.57%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: (tie) Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, Paul Libby and Liz Clark, 57.87%; B: Tova Reinhorn and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 53.70%; C: Paula Kotowski and Bill Boardman, 50.93%; east-west, A/B: Ross Markello and Nancy Kessler, 53.94%; C: Jan Hasselback and Linda Wynes, 48.84%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Harry Cheung and Bob Linn, 63.39%; B: Faith Perry and Ruth Hnath, 52.89%; C: Julie Kretzer and Marilyn Steffan, 50.89%; east-west, A/B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 62.85%; C: John and Linda Wynes, 40.77%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. One Winner. A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 59.92%; Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 58.33%; B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 51.71%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Individual. A: (tie) Doug Dean, Jerry Geiger, 57.69%; B/C: Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53.85%. January Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; Dale Anderson, 7 points.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 63.39%; Agi Maisel and Carla Press, 58.04%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 57.74%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 57.14%; Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 55.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 62.82%; Christy Kellogg and Stan Kozlowski, 59.61%; Claire Gareleck and Powhatan Wooldridge, 55.45%; B: Carlton Stone and Eleanor Whelan, 53.20%; C: Tova Reinhorn and Carol Bedell, 52.57%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 61.11%; B: Jim Gullo and Beena Deshmukh, 54.17%; C: Jeff Bender and Diane Bielinski, 52.78%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Natalie Abramson and James McClure, 54.46%; Mercedes Reinbolt and Patricia Lanighan, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 63.39%; Jo Finton and Andrei Reinhorn, 58.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 57.18%; B/C: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 56.25%; Claire Gareleck and Norm St. Denis, 56.02%; east-west, A/B: Gaurang Sheth and Peter Patterson, 58.56%; Warren O’Connell Jr. and James Reineck, 56.71%; C: Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 61.81%; Glen and Pat Schmarder, 61.11%; Ken Meier and Dave Larcom, 56.25%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 53.47%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 63.39%; John Ziemer and Harry Cheung, 62.5%; B: Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 61.61%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 58.93%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 48.51%; Frank and Jeanette Levin, 44.94%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home-style pairs. (Tie) Bert Hargeshimer and Christy Kellogg, Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 2 wins.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Edna Fill, 3%; Joyce Kindt and Gene Giorgini, 54%; east-west, Al Dickman and Frank Schlehr, 58.5%; Dorothy Kumrow and Bud Eckert, 56.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 68%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 60%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 56%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday morning – A: Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 67.15%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Bob Padgug, 66.84%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Friday afternoon – A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 65.68%; C: John Morrison and Ken Salter, 56.24%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday morning – A: Brent Gibbs and Despina Georgas, 67.46%; Catherine Majewski and Joan Rose, 64.46%; B/C: Jan Flott and Kathy Hill, 59.92%; Faith Perry and Florence Boyd, 58.69%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Saturday afternoon – A: Jay Costello and Saleh Fetouh, 69.17%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 66.45%; Jeff Bender and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 62.20%.

Buffalo Winter Sectional Sunday – Swiss teams. A/B: Warren O’Connell Jr., Dian Petrov, James Reineck and Kamil Bishara, 163 VPs; David Hemmer, Saleh Fetouh, John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 148 VPs; C: Jianfeng Luo, Melissa Luo, Yichuan Luo and Wufeng Luo, 114 VPs.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 64%; Cindy Darone and Tony Ditusa, 54%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Bernice Baker and Fritzi Schmitt, 63.8%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 58.6%; east-west, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 66.7%; (tie) Mary Blanchard and Joe Fiore, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 57.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Fenton Harrison and Stan Kozlowski, 71%; Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 65%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Carmella Losi and Esther Ferris, 60%; east-west, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 65%.