The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds a Valentine’s party and special game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. A newcomer game for players with fewer than 100 master points will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 18. The Bridge Center will offer extra-point games all next week.


The Airport Bridge Club will have a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and a President’s Day chicken barbecue with double-point games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Single session double-point games will continue daily for the rest of the week. Call 836-7016 for info.


Unit 116 holds its annual Taste of Buffalo pro-am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For partners, pros (more than 500 master points) call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054. Amateurs (fewer than 500 points) call Larry Soong at 688-1326.


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

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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Duplicate scores

Week of Feb. 4 to Feb. 10

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Junior Fund Game. North-south, A: Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 56.76%; B: Usha Khurana and Dale Anderson, 54.42%; C: Alex Miller and Ginny Panaro, 47.26%; east-west, A: Vince and Christine Pesce, 57.82%; B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 56.33%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 51.23%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 70.37%; B: Chuck Schorr and Eleanor Whelan, 55.05%; C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn 48.56%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 58.16%; B: Bill Boardman and Ken Meier, 56.31%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 49.13%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Modified Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 65.41%; B: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 63.75%; Marilyn Sultz and Janet Frisch, 60.41%; C: Sharon Chang and Judy Kaprove, 46.25%; Eileen Karnofsky and Martin Pieterse, 45.41%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 61.81%; B/C: Florence Notto and Jerry Kemsley, 53.47%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Harry Cheung, 64.06%; B/C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 54.43%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Ken Meier and Jim Mathis, 62%; Bill Boardman and Jerry Geiger, 58%; B: Janet Frisch and Bob Andersen, 49%; C: Dorothy May and Ginny Panaro, 47%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Doug Dean and Dorothy May, 62%; Bill Boardman and partner, 55%; B: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 48%; C: (tie) Alice Bragg and Cleveland Fleming, Al Dickman and Chick Heimerl, 47%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Junior Fund Swiss Teams. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz, John Ziemer, Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 51 VPs; B: Liz Clark, Harry Cheung, Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 50 VPs; C: Alex Miller, Mike Kisiel, Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 45 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Junior Fund Swiss Teams. A/B: Mike Ryan, Howard Foster, Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 56 VPs; C: Florence Notto, Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 41 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Gail Pitterman and Kathy Stamm, 53.87%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 61.61%; B: Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 58.63%; Marjorie Plumb and Natalie Abramson, 58.33%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 53.27%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 56.25%; Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 55.36%; east-west, A: Christy Kellogg and Michael Ryan, 56.55%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 56.25%; B/C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Claire Gareleck and Powhatan Wooldridge, 64.29%; C: Sean Bennett and John Bielinski, 47.02%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 56.60%; B/C: Bernard Schiffman and Don Silverberg, 54.64%; east-west, A/B/C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.44%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 55.01%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: (tie) Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, Bert Hargesheimer and Paula Rosen, 57.18%; C: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 55.79%; east-west, A: John Bielinski and Chris Urbanek, 58.33%; B: Penny Shui and Gary Schmitt, 58.07%; Warren O’Connell Jr. and James Reineck, 54.86%; C: Arthur “Chip” Kean and Art Matthies, 52.34%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 61.01%; B: Bob Olin and Eileen Karnofsky, 53.02%; C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 50.80%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 61.90%; Harry Cheung and James Tao, 58.69%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Liz Clark, 54.91%; C: Bill Rich and Joyce Greenspan, 48.81%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 59.26%; (tie) Sue Neubecker and Anne Watkins, Eileen Karnofsky and Claire Gareleck, 55.21%; Elaine Universal and Judy Graf, 54.17%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jim Downing and David Floyd, 58.33%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 55.56%; Rob Hessel and Marcia Hoffman, 54.47%; Merton Haynes and Dave Larcom, 52.08%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy and Bob Padgug, 65.11%; Dick Czarnecki and Harry Meyers, 54.92%; C: Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 51.45%; east-west; A: Judie Bailey and Dave Donaldson, 54.81%; Bud Seidenberg and Chris Urbanek, 54.33%; C: Janet Dimet and Joyce Greenspan, 50.41%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – (Tie) Bill Rushmore and Art Morth, Guy Puccio and Pat Rogers, 60%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 56.9%; Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 55%; east-west, Carolyn Siracuse and Henry Chudy, 63%; Dorothy Kumrow and Art Morth, 59.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Jan. 29) – Howell. A: Mark Pascal and Mercedes Reinbolt, 63%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 59%; C: Walt Olszewski and Bob Lederhouse, 52%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) – Howell. Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 68%; Elve Johnston and Kathryn Fenn, 59%; Bob Lederhouse and Marge Schomers, 54%; Marilyn White and Mercedes Reinbolt, 46%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (Feb. 5) – Unit game. North-south, A: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 59%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 56%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Bob Lederhouse, 47%; east-west, A: Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, 63%; B: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 59%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 55%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 63%; Dolores Shearer and Olga Lockwood, 54%; east-west, Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 63%; Jill and Bruce Brown, 57%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 56%; Tony DiTusa and Dave Stroud, 54%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 74%; Karen Synor and Jeff Peters, 45%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 60.4%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 54.9%; east-west, Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 60.8%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 55%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Rita Sofia and Jon Roalsvig, 63%; Ann Goodyear and Carol Neuhaus, 56%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 61%; east-west, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 68%.