The Airport Bridge Club holds its annual Feast of St. Patrick on Sunday, March 17, with special IMP pairs games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and free hot corned beef sandwiches for lunch.
The Airport Club also offers “Beat Bill” unit championship pairs at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, March 16, with prize money for players who beat club manager Bill Finkelstein overall and in head-to-head play. There will be double points at all the club’s games Monday, March 18, through next Saturday, March 23.
Western New York Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Friday morning, April 12, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Barometer Unit game: Monday evening, May 13, Zion Church.
Strawberry Social Unit game: Saturday afternoon, June 22, Lockport Dale Center.
Annual picnic: Sunday afternoon, July 14, Hamburg fairgrounds.
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 NLM Sectional – Non-life masters. Bridge Center of Buffalo. Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. 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.
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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.
A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson hit 1,500 master points on Presidents Day. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of March 4 to March 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL-wide Senior Pairs. North-south, A/B/C: Sharon Chang and Judy Kaprove, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 61.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 59.95%; B: Chuck Schorr and Eleanor Whelan, 55.12%; Judy Kaprove and Ruth Kozower, 50.69%; east-west, A/B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Bob Kaprove, 64.39%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 58.33%; B: Jim and Gloria Brown, 57.64%; Dave Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 54.17%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: John Ziemer and Allen Beroza, 63.63%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 56.74%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 47.13%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 59.87%; C: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 47.34%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 62.50%; Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 61.46%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 55.73%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Paula Salamone, 47.92%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 62.85%; Bill Boardman and partner, 58.22%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 52.9%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 47.34%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Club Championship Swiss Teams. A: Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Paul Libby, Jim Mathis, Barbara Libby, 125 VPs; B: Ten-Pao Lee, Mary Carr, Bob Olin, Carolyn Siracuse, 105 VPs; C: Florence Notto, Dorothy May, Judy Kaprove, Dale Anderson, 96 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Kathy Stamm and Paula Rosen, 66.29%; C: Laurie Foster and Judy Zeckhauser, 57.95%; Denise Mattingly and Joe Miranda, 57.77%; Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 56.44%; east-west, A: Art Matthies and Larry Soong, 66.86%; B/C: Gail Pitterman and John H. Wolf, 61.36%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 57.95%; Elizabeth Neuner and Rose Bochiechio, 56.25%; Patricia Kilbury and Marilyn Sultz, 55.68%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B: Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 56.77%; C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 55.21%; Anne Watkins and Alberta Brown, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 63.68%; B: John Bielinski and Bill Rushmore, 61.32%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Elizabeth Young and Ann Coughlin, 61.26%; Pat Lanighan and Mercedes Reinbolt, 59.47%; Pat Kilbury and Tish Schiffman, 55.01%; C: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 52.52%; east-west, A/B/C: Ten-Pao Lee and Eugene Nawotniak, 60.57%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 54.38%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 55.99%; Mark Pascale and Beena Deshmukh, 55.56%; Paula Rosen and Bert Hargesheimer, 54.69%; C: Edith Knaszak and Janice O’Mara, 50.26%; east-west, A/B: Teresa Fraas and Elaine Universal, 60.42%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ken Meier, 56.25%; C: Peter Shui and Henry Chudy, 50.69%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Carolyn Siracuse and Liz Clark, 60.71%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 60.12%; C: Pat Lakeman and Sue Neubecker, 52.08%; east-west, A: Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 57.67%; B: Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 54.50%; C: Walt Olszewski and Gary Schmitt, 49.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 63.1%; B/C: Cathy Majewski and Joyce Meskill, 51.79%; east-west, A: Rashid Khan and Vera Carpenter, 66.37%; Warren O’Connell Jr. and Chris Urbanek, 60.71%; Howard and Joan Rose, 57.14%; B/C: Sharon Chang and Sue Neubecker, 50.3%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 61.11%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 60.42%; (tie) Jim Downing and David Floyd, Lillian Gotshall and Dave Larcom, 56.94%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Judy and Bob Padgug, 62.73%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 56.02%; east-west, A: John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 60.65%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 57.64%; B: Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 53.94%; C: Marietta Kalman and Tova Reinhorn, 49.54%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Unit game. North-south, A: Powhatan and Jill Wooldridge, 67%; B: Carolyn Siracuse and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 54.61%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 44.93%; east-west, A: Chris Urbanek and Saleh Fetouh, 64.94%; B: Penny and Peter Shui, 55.98%; Celine Murray and Kathy Stamm, 55.23%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan O’Mara, 59.5%; Vincent and Rich Taeger, 59%; east-west, Frank Schlehr and Lance Pollock, 64.5%; Pam Pollock and Dorothy Kumrow, 59.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 59%; B: Mercedes Reinbolt and Patricia Lanighan, 58%; (tie) Kathryn Fenn and Carol Neuhaus, Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 50%
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Robert Harris and Doanne Jackson, 62.5%; Eileen Coleman-Turner and Carol Hairston, 51.04%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 66%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Mike Milch and Howard Strauss, 64.1%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 59.9%; east-west, Sandy Recoon and Irwin Brock, 58.3%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 57.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Pawan Matta and Jan Roalsvig, 75%; Marge and Bob McMillen, 57%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 62%; Edna Fill and Evelyn Vitello, 52%; east-west, Phyllis and Al Vogt, 57%; Christel and Frank Bernard, 54%.