Unit-rated games with extra points will be played today, Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club and noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo.
There are chances galore to earn triple points at North American Pairs (NAP) qualifying games next week.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers them Tuesday, July 16; Friday, July 19; next Saturday, July 20, and at both morning and evening games Wednesday, July 17.
The Airport Bridge Club awards them in two sessions of pairs games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, and Friday, July 19, at its weekly evening game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, and at 11 a.m. next Saturday, July 20.
The Bridge Center of Buffalo also has a 99er game at noon Monday, July 15, and an extra point game at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The club is holding its special Slam Zone Game at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, when every hand that’s played has slam potential. For info, call John Bielinski at 675-0507.
The Airport Bridge Club offers double points at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, and has a double-point Swiss team game with free pizza at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21. For info, call 836-7016.
Unit 116 has posted its schedule of unit games and special games for the rest of 2013. They include:
Eight Is Enough Swiss Teams: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. Bridge Center of Buffalo.
Unit Pairs Game: Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. Airport Bridge Club.
Annual meeting and game: Sunday, Dec. 8, Main-Transit Fire Hall.
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, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
We picked up a bunch of flyers for bridge tournaments at the recent Buffalo Regional Tournament. They include:
Niagara Intermediate Novice 0-300 Sectional – Bridge Centre of Niagara, 2 Tremont Drive, St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days with free lunch between sessions. For info, call Lorna Johnson at (905) 894-4056. For partners, call Sue Arnedt at (905) 892-6009.
Olympiad VII – For players with fewer than 750 master points. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10806 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. Stratified pairs games at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by awards and hand discussion. For info, call Dick Early at (330) 928-1104.
Labour Day Sectional – Holiday Inn, 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ont., across from Yorkdale Mall. Saturday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 2. For info, click on this link.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15. Open pairs and novice pairs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday with free lunch between sessions. Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday. For info, call Lori Benacci at (814) 836-5254. For flyer, click on this link.
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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 July 1 to July 7
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Margaret Miles and Dede Kluckhohn, 66.67%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 64.44%; B: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 55%; C: Christine Malarkey and Nancy Littenberg, 50.84%; June Feuerstein and Dorothy Soong, 50.37%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 64.38%; C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 55.05%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 66.62%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 56.51%; C: Don Grant and Ron Henrikson, 55.79%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Dorothy May and Rita Sierocinski, 56.25%; C: Judy Kaprove and Marietta Kalman, 55.83%; east-west, A: (tie) Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 54.17%; C: Nancy Littenberg and Bill Regan, 53.75%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Janet Frisch and Mike Kisiel, 54.37%; B/C: Alicia Kolipinski and June Feuerstein, 53.97%; east-west, A/B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 58.73%; C: Larry and Dorothy Soong, 51.59%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 59.72%; B: Judy and Bob Kaprove, 55.56%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.08%; east-west, A/B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Florence Notto, 63.49%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.15%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – One Winner. A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 62.90%; B: Florence Notto and Mike Silverman, 57.21%; C: Elsie Rogers and Phyllis Wilkinson, 52.68%; Marilyn Sultz and Alicia Kolipinski, 52.30%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – North-south, A/B: Maury and Lois Tatelman, 56.67%; C: Chuck Heimerl and Fenton Harrison, 55.42%; east-west, A/B/C: Stephen Newman and Nancy Littenberg, 59.58%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Bert Feasley and Chongmin Zhang, 63.78%; Harry Cheung and Chuck Schorr, 62.85%; B: Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 53.59%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 52.20%; C: Paul Zatulove and Stephen Newman, 45.03%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sandra Scheff and Beverly Isenberg, 66.86%; Marilyn Shuman and Ted Kahn, 60.61%; B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 58.71%; C: (tie) Sandra Silverberg and Howard Wilinsky, Judy Zeckhauser and Laurie Foster, 46.40%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 61.17%; Larry Soong and Andrei Reinhorn, 60.98%; B/C: Mary Ball and Martha Quinn, 58.71%; Sandra Morrison and Judy Reich, 55.11%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Claire Gareleck and Andrei Reinhorn, 57.78%; Michael Ryan and Howard Foster, 55.70%; Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 55.41%; Meg Klamp and David Millward, 54.49%; C: Eleanor Whelan and James Tao, 48.41%; east-west, A: Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 61.08%; Stan Kozlowski and Bob Padgug, 54.72%; B/C: Tova Reinhorn and Dorothy Soong, 52.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: (tie) Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, Sue Neubecker and Dian Petrov, 63%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Meg Klamp and Chris Urbanek, 62.50%; Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 59.26%; Jim Gullo and Judy Padgug, 54.17%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.55%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 59.26%; B: David Millward and Fred Yellen, 57.87%; James Tao and Harry Cheung, 56.94%; (tie) Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, Davis Heussler and Gene Finton, 55.56%; C: Carol Bedell and Marietta Kalman, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 62.96%; B: Kathy Pollock and Stan Kozlowski, 59.72%; Usha Khurana and John Toy, 55.56%; C: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 51.85%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Bob and Joan Ciszak, 59.52%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 58.93%; Pat Rogers and Mary Alice Kotanski, 52.98%; east-west, James Downing and David Floyd, 60.42%; Bev Mallon and Denise Tait, 53.87%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 49.4%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Helen Panza, 59.26%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 63.39%; B: Nancy Kessler and Carlton Stone, 57.14%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 50.30%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Paul Morgante, 59.2%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 57.1%; east-west, Carolyn Siracuse and Janet Frisch, 60.4%; Dorothy Kumrow and Art Morth, 59.2%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jean Rosenthal and Mark Pascale, 61%; B: Jim and Paula Jones, 60%; C: Miriam Regnet and Kathryn Fenn, 56%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 61%; B: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 55%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, George Mayers and Karen Synor, 55%; Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 54%; east-west, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 72%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 59%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dick Munschauer and Jeannette Reid, 63.5%; Adrienne and Harris Goldstein, 53.5%; east-west, Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 65.8%; Eric and Ruth Lansing, 55.8%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Edna Fill and Grace Byrd, 58%; Pat and Mike Weber, 57%; east-west, Esther Ferris and Paul Morgante, 66%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 53%.