The District 5 Spring Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) will offer silver points and district-wide bonus points for play at regular games in ACBL-affiliated clubs Monday, June 10, through Sunday, June 16.
The Airport Bridge Club will expand its schedule to 15 games for STaC Week, with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, through Saturday, June 15, with snacks between games; evening games at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, and Friday, June 14; and a Swiss teams game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo also offers supervised play for novices at noon Monday, June 10, and lunch with Jim Gullo at its 10:30 a.m. STaC game Friday, June 14.
Friday, June 21, will be the Longest Day in more ways than one. On the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, bridge players across North America will play their favorite game from sunrise to sunset to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
There’s a choice of Longest Day games in the Buffalo area.
Western New York Unit 116 is sponsoring a series of games in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, beginning with an open pairs game at 6 a.m., followed by games at 9:15 a.m. (non-life masters), 12:30 p.m. (open pairs), 3:45 p.m. (non-life masters) and 7 p.m. (open pairs). Sessions will run 18 to 24 boards and award extra master points. Fee is $5 per game. Door prizes will be awarded. For info, call Kathy Pollock at 688-0054.
In addition, expert player Jay Levy and a team of hand-picked players will play for 16 hours that day against challenging teams in one-hour rounds of eight to 10 boards. Matches will be handicapped. Teams which defeat Levy’s team will win a game with one of his team’s players at a future date. Fee for teams is $20. For info, call Levy at 861-1056.
Meanwhile, the Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga, will play an entire schedule of open pairs games with free food, starting at 9 a.m. with breakfast. New games will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with lunch between games; 3 p.m. with snacks; 5 p.m. with supper; and 7 p.m. with desserts. Games will be 15 to 18 boards and award extra master points. Fee will be $4 per game. For info, call 836-7016.
Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
Strawberry Social Unit game: Saturday afternoon, June 22, Lockport Dale Center.
Unit-rated, club-hosted game: Saturday noon, July 13, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Annual picnic: Sunday afternoon, July 14, Hamburg fairgrounds.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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. For info, click this link.
Buffalo NLM Sectional – Non-life masters. Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 18. For info, click this link.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29. For info, click this link.
Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. Tuesday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 10. For info, click this link.
District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15.
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
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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 May 27 to June 2
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Bill Boardman and Dale Anderson, 60.17%; C: Eva Schmidt and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 55.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 53.67%. May Club Series: (tie) Martin Pieterse, Barbara Pieterse, 13.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – North-south, A: Alicia Kolipinski and Mike Silverman, 60%; C: Mary Davey Carr and Eva Schmidt, 49.08%; east-west, A/B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 57.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 64.12%; B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 60.65%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Adrian Figliotti, 48.61%; east-west, A: Paul Libby and Liz Clark, 67.13%; B: Ruth Hnath and Celine Murray, 55.09%; C: Jean Macdonald and Nancy Littenberg, 52.08%. May Club Series: Eleanor Whelan, 10. points; (tie) Martin Pieterse, Barbara Pieterse, 9 points.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – One Winner. A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 61.06%; B/C: Elizabeth Neuner and Joyce Greenspan, 56.60%; Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 56.48%. May Club Series: Mike Kisiel, 13.5 points; John Ziemer, 11.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 62.08%; Vince Pesce and Paul Libby, 58.75%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 56.25%; C: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 50.83%; Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 47.92%. May Club Series: Vince Pesce, 17.5 points; John Ziemer, 11.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Wurster and Rita Sierocinski, 61.71%; C: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 40.88%; east-west, A: Christine and Vince Pesce, 66.12%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Paula Kotowski, 53.77%. May Club Series: John Ziemer, 10.5 points; Ken Meier, 8.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – Howell. A: Ron Henrikson and Cleveland Fleming, 65.87%; B: Len and Nancy Knabelkamp, 50.79%; Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 50%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 48.41%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Paul and Barbara Libby, 62.51%; B/C: Fenton Harrison and Marilyn Sultz, 58.29%; east-west, A: Vince and Christine Pesce, 58.33%; B: Ruth Hnath and Ron Henrikson, 51.95%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 47.11%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Allen Beroza, Jerry Geiger, Mike Ryan, John Ziemer, 90 VPs; B: Ron Henrikson, Richard Cramer-Benjamin, Nancy Wolstoncroft, Mike Silverman, 79 VPs; C: Len Knabelkamp, Nancy Knabelkamp, June Feuerstein, Dale Anderson, 72 VPs. May Teams Club Series: (3-way tie) Liz Clark, John Ziemer, Mike Ryan, 8.5 points.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 61.93%; B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 57.20%; Jo Finton and Kathy Stamm, 57.01%; east-west, A/B: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 58.14%; Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 57.95%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.73%; Maryann Szafran and Paula Rosen, 54.36%; C: Rao Perala and John H. Wolf, 53.60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A/B/C: James Tao and Ed Drozen, 60.90%; Donna Steffan and Fred Yellen, 59.30%; Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 57.05%; Maxine Johnson and Carol Bedell, 56.73%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Jim Gullo and John Bielinski, 61.81%; Jill Wooldridge and Meg Klamp, 57.64%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Dorothy and Larry Soong, 60.54%; Janie Polk and Jacqueline Hanley, 56.13%; B: Ann Coughlin and Elizabeth Young, 54.17%; C: Liz Schulman and Mary Blanchard, 51.02%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 68.45%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 60.12%; Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 58.63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Powhatan Wooldridge and Norm St. Denis, 61.57%; B/C: Jane Romal and Mary Ann Byers, 54.40%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 54.17%; east-west, A: Gene and Jo Finton, 62.73%; B: (tie) Gaurang Sheth and Gabriel Tannenbaum, Ken Meier and Pat Rasmus, 56.71%; C: Henry Chudy and Peter Patterson, 46.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 64.35%; Judy Graf and Allen Beroza, 59.49%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 54.17%; C: Claire Gareleck and Nadine Stein, 53.01%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 58.33%; B: Kamil Bishara and Dian Petrov, 56.48%; Joan Rose and Fred Yellen, 55.32%; James Tao and Jim Gullo, 55.09%; C: Usha Khurana and Sue Neubecker, 46.06%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – A/B/C: Claire Gareleck and Usha Khurana, 60.94%; John Toy and Meg Klamp, 59.90%; Joyce Kindt and Carolyn Siracuse, 58.33%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 56.77%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Sunday afternoon – Grace Lee Memorial Championship. North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and Meg Klamp, 69.68%; B/C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 58.33%; Bob Olin and Cathy Majewski, 55.79%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 55.21%; Jay Costello and Donna Steffan, 54.95%; B: Gaurang Sheth and Dian Petrov, 54.95%; C: Sharon Chang and Ten-Pao Lee, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 62.80%; Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 60.71%; Michael Ryan and Judy Graf, 58.63%; B: Jean Macdonald and David Millward, 58.33%; C: Bob Lederhouse and Connie Swick, 53.57%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52.08%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – Howell. Nancy Acara and Mike Silverman, 60.94%; Carolyn Siracuse and Sandy Marcussen, 60.4%; Pam and Lance Pollock, 56.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Madhav Deshmukh and Walt Olszewski, 60%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 59%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 58%; B: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 54%; C: Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Lilly Pleskow, 65%; Neil Katz and Raj Puri, 60%; east-west, Toni Gartner and Karen Synod, 60%; Joe Day and Dave Stroud, 58%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 63.5%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 60.7%; east-west, Betty Ferrick and Mike Milch, 58.7%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 55.6%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 69%; Norm Kirchner and Jan Roalsvig, 59%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 60%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 54.8%; east-west, Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 64.4%; Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 61%.