The Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional Tournament for players with fewer than 500 master points, originally scheduled for Aug. 16 to 18, has been moved up a week.
It will be held Friday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, with pairs games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, pairs games at 10 a.m. Sunday and Swiss teams at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Free food will be served before and between sessions. For info and partnerships, call Betty Metz at 773-7398, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elaine Moon at 751-9209, e-mail email@example.com. For a flyer, click this link.
The Airport Bridge Club offers triple points at no extra cost at all of its games next week, including the evening game at 7:15 p.m. Monday and open pairs games during the sectional at 11 a.m. Friday and next Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.
Bridge Club Meridian is awarding extra points at all of its games this month at no extra cost.
Canadians prevailed at the Syracuse Regional Tournament July 23 to 28, but several Buffalo area players made their marks. Best among them was Joe Rooney in 69th place with 23.30 points. Others included Bud Seidenberg, Meg Klamp, John Toy and Chris Urbanek, tied for 83rd with 18.64 points; and Art Matthies and Chip Kean, tied for 106th with 15.55 points.
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.
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 expects to reach a career total of 1,600 master points next week. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of July 22 to July 28
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Judi Marshall, 65.97%; B: Doug Dean and Paula Salamone, 52.74%; C: Sandra Scheff and Joyce Greenspan, 48.86%; east-west, A/B/C: Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 55.71%. July Club Series: Nancy Littenberg, 11 points; (tie) Art Schumacher, Barbara Multerer, 10.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 64.58%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 47.92%; C: Eva Schmidt and Alicia Kolipinski, 46.18%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 61.11%; B: Dorothy May and Ginny Panaro, 53.97%; C: Ruth Wurster and Ron Henrikson, 52.78%. July Club Series: John Ziemer, 20 points; (4-way tie) Vince Pesce, Barbara Libby, Jerry Geiger, Jim Mathis, 12 points.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 66.13%; B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 55.01%; C: Eva Schmidt and Marilyn Sultz, 50.53%; east-west, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 57.28%; B/C: Dorothy May and Ginny Panaro, 52.38%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Jim Mathis and Elaine Kurasiewicz, 61.90%; Bob Andersen and Vince Pesce, 57.21%; B: Carlton Stone and Mike Silverman, 56.57%; Paul Zatulove and Mike Mesirov, 55.99%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 50.59%; Art Aronson and Bill Boardman, 44.23%. July Club Series: Dale Anderson, 12 points; (tie) Carlton Stone, Mike Silverman, 10 points.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. One Winner. A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 63.78%; B/C: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 56.41%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 55.45%. July Club Series: (tie) Judi Marshall, Tom Fraas, 16 points.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 60.83%; B: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 55%; C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 52.50%. July Club Series: Miri Salamone-Burnett, 9 points; Joyce Greenspan, 8.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – ACBL-wide International Fund Pairs. North-south, A: Carolyn Siracuse and Rita Sierocinski, 55.64%; B: Florence Boyd and Bill Finkelstein, 53.60%; C: Eric and Becky Shugart, 48.14%; east-west, A/B/C: Mary Terrana and Paula Salamone, 58.10%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Anne Watkins and Helen Panza, 55.42%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 52.92%; east-west, A/B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 55.83%; C: Eric and Becky Shugart, 51.67%. July Club Series: Mike Silverman, 8.5 points; (tie) Maury Tatelman, Lois Tatelman, 6.5 points.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Jerry Geiger and Liz Clark, 61%; Ginny Panaro and Mike Kisiel, 55.80%; B: Ruth Hnath and Paula Salamone, 52.80%; C: Eric and Becky Shugart, 52%. July Club Series: Jerry Geiger, 8 points; Liz Clark, 7 points.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. Howell. A/B/C: Nick and Vera Leibovic, 69.64%; Mary Blanchard and Liz Schulman, 54.46%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Sandra Silverberg and Pat Kilbury, 62.33%; Jacqueline Hanley and Joanne Zavarella, 57.10%; east-west, A: Linda Milch and Sharon Chang, 58.33%; B/C: Tish Schiffman and Janie Polk, 57.18%; Lois Tippett and Elizabeth Beishline, 55.95%; Terrence Camp and John Wolf, 55.95%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Judy Padgug, 66.96%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 59.82%; east-west, A/B: Jim Gullo and Elaine Universal, 59.23%; Christy Kellogg and Kathy Pollock, 54.17%; C: Dorothy and Ed Rupp, 53.57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. Christy Kellogg and Eugene Harvey, 75%; Inge Gallant and Bert Hargesheimer, 60%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Jacqueline Hanley and James McClure, 62.30%; B: Elaine Zeve and Richard McGowan, 56.77%; C: Jane Roberts and Laurie Foster, 55.58%; east-west, A/B: Pat Kilbury and Gerry Dominski, 62.59%; Margaret and Robert Rivard, 57.22%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 50.30%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – Howell. A: Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 64.42%; B/C: Penny Shui and Ten-Pao Lee, 59.30%; Sharon Benz and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.98%; Gaurang Sheth and Christy Kellogg, 56.73%; Walt Olszewski and Peter Shui, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Judy Padgug and Fred Yellen, 60.19%; Meg Klamp and John Toy, 59.03%; C: Bernie Czarnecki and Helen Panza, 51.85%; east-west, A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and Tova Reinhorn, 57.64%; Claire Gareleck and Jeanne Gladysz, 56.94%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 54.86%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday evening – ACBL-Wide International Fund Game. Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 3 wins; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 2 wins; Linda Burroughsford and Peter Patterson, 2 wins.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 69.05%; B/C: Joyce Kindt and Cathy Majewski, 55.36%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – North-south, Joe Miranda and Caz Soron, 58,93%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 52.98%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 52.08%; east-west, Dave and Jane Larcom, 55.36%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 54.46%; Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, 50.89%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A/B: Howard Foster and Michael Ryan, 63.64%; C: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 54.91%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 76.44%; B: John Kirsits and Gene Finton, 53.30%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Dorothy May, 48.33%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Roz Berkovitz and Jan O’Mara, 64.5%; Chuck Heimerl and Edna Fill, 51.5%; east-west, Dorothy Kumrow and Anne O’Connor, 63%; Lillian and Jennifer Reynolds, 55%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Jim and Paula Jones, 63%; B: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 61%; east-west, A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 57%; B: Walt Olszewski and Madhav Deshmukh, 54%; C: Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 52%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Elve Johnston and Kathy Fenn, 61%; B: Madhav Deshmukh and Marge Schomers, 55%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 51%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Chuck Heimerl and Ross Markello, 64%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 54%; east-west, Bruce and Jill Brown, 64%; Raj Puri and Meena Rustig, 60%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Ruth Jones and Nita Ferrell, 57%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 56%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 64.1%; Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, 54.7%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Elaine and Frank Wegrzyn, 59%; (tie) Ann Goodyear and Marge McMillen, Helen and Bill Westley, 55%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 53.1%; Pat and Mike Weber, 52.5%; east-west, Mike Brown and Trudy Manaher, 66%; Al and Phyllis Vogt, 55.3%.