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.
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.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo this week offers supervised play at noon Monday, June 17; NAP qualifiers Tuesday, June 18, and both games on Wednesday, June 19; and a championship game at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
The Airport Bridge Club has Sectional Tournament at the Clubs pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Saturday, June 15; and a STaC Swiss teams game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday. The club has NAP qualifies at all games Monday, June 17, to Thursday, June 20, including the evening game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.
Unit pairs games with extra points are scheduled in two clubs next Saturday, June 22. The game at the Airport Bridge Club begins at 11 a.m. The Lockport Duplicate Club is hosting the annual Unit 116 Strawberry Social, with strawberries at 12:30 p.m. and the game at 1 p.m., in the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Congratulations to the winners locally in the World Wide Pairs games last weekend, which involved thousands of players in countries around the globe.
Top score Friday night went to Chris Urbanek and John Toy at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, whose 61.01% was readjusted downward to 60.66% against the world, which was 80th in the U.S. and 335th worldwide.
Saturday’s local leaders were Bev Cohen and Judy Padgug, whose 62.80% at the Bridge Center of Buffalo was readjusted to 64.73%, which was 48th in the U.S. and 98th worldwide. Saleh Fetouh and Jay Levy, winners at the Bridge Center on Saturday with 64.58%, were readjusted downward to 62.10% against the world, making them 115th in the U.S. and 243rd worldwide.
Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for 2013. They include:
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 June 3 to June 9
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 61.31%; east-west, A/B/C: Stewart Brenner and Ron Helfman, 62.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Howell. A: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 55%; Cleveland Fleming and partner, 52.50%; B: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 52.50%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 67.59%; B: Barbara Sadkin and Dale Anderson, 57.64%; C: Mike Mesirov and Bill Boardman, 53.24%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Kaprove and Myra Razik, 63.66%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Vince and Christine Pesce, 60.42%; B: Maury and Lois Tatelman, 55.06%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 45.54%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 64.88%; B: Brian Block and Martin Pieterse, 62.20%; C: Ginger Maiman and Sandra Silverberg, 44.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south: A/B: Carlton Stone and Nancy Kessler, 59.01%; C: Judi McDermid and Marilyn Steffan, 53.18%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Vince Pesce, 65.48%; B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 61.11%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 42.64%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Florence Notto and Mike Silverman, 52.98%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 52.08%, east-west, A/B: Tom Fraas and Mike Mesirov, 57.74%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 52.08%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – Worldwide Pairs. Howell. A: Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 58.46%; Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 58.45%; B: Paula Salamone and Mike Kisiel, 52.67%; C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 50.24%; Ginny Panaro and Ron Henrikson, 48.33%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Worldwide Pairs. North-south, A/B: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 60.50%; C: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 46.33%; east-west, A/B/C: Bill and Pinky Regan, 52.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 68.23%, Gaurang Sheth and Mike Kisiel, 56.25%; B: Ruth Hnath and Richard Cramer-Benjamin, 55.21%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 50.93%; Maury and Lois Tatelman, 50.52%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. A/B/C: Marion Lavigne and Joan Bosomworth, 61.61%; Donna Hirsch and Carol Ferrick, 54.46%; Terry Smith and Chris Ludwig, 49.11%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-South, A: Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 65.15%; Richard McGowan and Ted Kahn, 61.74%; B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 61.17%; Elaine Zeve and Elaine Moon, 55.30%; east-west, A: Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 64.77%; Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 60.42%; B/C: Janie Polk and Judith L. Bailey, 55.49%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Gene Finton and Judy Padgug, 62.96%; C: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 47.62%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Andrei Reinhorn, 64.29%; C: Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 47.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Saleh Fetouh and Chris Urbanek, 61%; B: Jack Cukierman and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 56%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 game. North-south, A/B: Richard McGowan and Janie Polk, 62.12%; C: Roslyn Berkovitz and Marcia Wright, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Elaine Zeve and Chip Kean, 65.15%; C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 58.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 59.38%; B: Richard Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 53.47%; east-west, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Warren O’Connell, 60.42%; C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 59.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Toy, 56.63%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.25%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Jay Costello, 59.09%; B/C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 51.33%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday evening – World Wide Pairs. North-south, A: Chris Urbanek and John Toy, 59.52%; Meg Klamp and Bev Cohen, 56.25%; B/C: Judie Bailey and Jim Jacobi, 50.30%; east-west, A: Kathy Pollock and Chongmin Zhang, 61.01%; Jill and Powhatan Wooldridge, 58.63%; B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 50.89%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – World Wide Pairs. A: Jay Levy and Saleh Fetouh, 64.58%; Bev Cohen and Judy Padgug, 62.80%; B/C: Andrei and Tova Reinhorn, 52.08%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Judy Padgug, 61.57%; B: Pat Rasmus and Carolyn Siracuse, 56.02%; C: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 54.63%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 69.21%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 57.87%; C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53.70%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday evening – Home style pairs. Bert Hargeshimer and Judy Graf, 3 wins.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Alicia Kolipinski and Jennifer Reynolds, 64.7%; Roz Berkowitz and Sandy Marcussen, 53.8%; east-west, Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 59.3%; Bruce Shaffer and Paul Morgante, 54.3%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 71%; B: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 63%; C: Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 51%; Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 50%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 63%; B: (tie) Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, Jean Rosenthal and Kathy Fenn, 58%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 52%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 71%; Bill Rich and Martin Schaus, 57%; east-west, Ross Markello and Bruce Burr, 58%; Lois Merritt and Emily Wandass, 57%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 59.7%; Lil Ungerleider and Dee Schaeffer, 56.8%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 69.4%; Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 53.8%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Wilson McClaren and Stan Kozlowski, 61%; Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 52%.
Friday Dupliclub – North-south, Edna and Ron Fill, 59%; Jennifer and Peter Reynolds, 56%; east-west, Angela Curtis and Sandra Marcussen, 64%; Margaret and Bob Rivard, 61%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Pat and Mike Weber, 67.3%; Margaret Rivard and Joanne Zavarella, 56%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 56.8%; Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 56.3%.