The Bridge Center of Buffalo offers NAP qualifier games with extra points at all sessions Wednesday, July 23, to next Saturday, July 26. On Sunday, July 27, a special Slam Zone game will be held at 1:30 p.m. For info, call John Bielinski at 481-1966.


The Airport Bridge Club awards triple points at games at noon today after the 10:45 a.m. lesson; at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and at the Beat Bill jackpot game at 7:15 p.m. Monday, July 21. Double point NAP qualifier games will be played at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The club will have a double-point Swiss team game at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 27. For info and partners, call 603-6943.


Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Call 834-4222 for info.


The email newsletter from the Airport Bridge Club now comes from a new address, The club requests that you add this to your safe domain list. To be added to the email list, call 836-7016.


Western New York Unit 116 has updated its schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:

Step Back in Time game – Sunday, Aug. 24. Herschell Carrousel Museum, 180 Townsend St., North Tonawanda. 11 a.m., tour museum. Noon, picnic. 1 p.m., pairs game. $10 unit members. Ticket deadline: Aug. 20.

Eight Is Enough team game – Sunday, Nov. 9. Airport Bridge Club, 247 Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga.

Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.


Tournament calendar

Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 453 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. Today, Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”

Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14. For info, click this link.

Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.

Buffalo Regional – Events Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26. For info, click this link.

Finger Lakes Sectional – Canandaigua. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.

District 5 Winter Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 14.

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

61st Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, to Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 17, 2015, to Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Bridge club websites:

Click names for links.

Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Bridge Club Meridian.

Western New York Unit 116.


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.

Sometimes the online version does not materialize on the Buffalo News website. When that happens, you can find it as an appendix to Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

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A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson attained a career total of 1,700 master points over Memorial Day weekend. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.



Week of July 7 to July 13

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 53.37%; B: Nancy Littenberg and Judie Bailey, 53.10%; C: Nadine Stein and Cynthia Helfman, 46.14%; east-west, A: Bob Andersen and Barbara Libby, 64.80%; B: John Kirsits and Nancy Kessler, 59.90%; C: Paul Zatulove and Mike Mesirov, 48.60%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Alan Greer and partner, 68%; B: Gabe Tannenbaum and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 52%; Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 64.58%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 53.28%; east-west, A: Shirley Cassety and Marian Morber, 58.47%; B/C: Gina Campbell and Susie Weathers, 52.91%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 61.60%; Paul Ganley and Mike Kisiel, 59.49%; B: Jean Macdonald and Myra Razik, 50.93%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Joe Rooney, 61.75%; B: Dianne Bloom and Dale Anderson, 54%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Christine Malarkey, 53.25%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 60.08%; B: Ken Meier and John Kirsits, 58.33%; C: Janet Frisch and Bob Kaprove, 45.42%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – ACBL-wide International Fund Game. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 57.35%; B: Usha Khurana and Barbara Libby, 53.66%; C: Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 49.05%; east-west, A: Chuck Schorr and John Ziemer, 66.67%; B/C: Isabelle Banas and Jane O’Connor, 49.28%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and partner, 71.10%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; Joe Rooney and Cleveland Fleming, 52.18%; C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 47.86%; Al Dickman and Chuck Heimerl, 45.64%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A/B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Thom Burnett, Paula Salamone, Miri Salamone-Burnett, 53 VPs.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Swiss Teams. A: Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, Jerry Geiger, John Ziemer, 54 VPs; B: Chuck Schorr, Joe Rooney, Dorothy May, Mike Silverman, 49 VPs.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Sudhakar Perala and Joe Miranda, 57.95%; B/C: (tie) Bonne Hall and Carol Roth, Susan Levy and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.36%; Usha Khurana and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 60.42%; Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 57.95%; Jean Weinstein and Mickey Martin, 57.39%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: David Millward and Meg Klamp, 62.80%; B/C: Jo Nasoff-Finton and Judy Zeckhauser, 53.27%; east-west, A: Stan Kozlowski and Jerry Geiger, 64.29%; B: Allen Beroza and Tova Reinhorn, 56.85%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B/C: Thomas Koralewski and Sandra England, 58.69%; Bill Rushmore and Saleh Fetouh, 58.45%; Chris Urbanek and Joan Rose, 57.76%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: James McClure and Paula Rosen, 64.09%; Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 59.48%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 57.43%; Ann Coughlin and Bob Olin, 55.74%; east-west, A/B/C: Elizabeth Beishline and Lou Di Lorenzo, 63.43%; Adrian Figliotti and Janet Dimet, 56.42%; Judith Babat and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.53%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.36%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 54.68%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Jim Gullo and Cathy Majewski, 65.34%; Bert Hargesheimer and Linda Burroughsford, 56.06%; B: Sandra Marcussen and Joyce Kindt, 55.68%; C: Joe Peters and Eugene Giorgini, 54.55%; Pat Rasmus and Ken Meier, 54.17%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Saleh Fetouh, 64.58%; B: Elaine Universal and Teresa Fraas, 61.93%; Penny Shui and Mike Ryan, 57.58%; Thomas Koralewski and Bob Padgug, 55.49%; C: John and Martha Welte, 44.51%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A/B: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Carol Bedell, 57.74%; Jim Gullo and Fred Yellen, 56.85%; east-west, A: Joan Rose and Judy Graf, 66.37%; Jay Levy and Elaine Universal, 56.25%; B/C: Cynthia and Ron Helfman, 54.17%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B: Elaine Universal and Cathy Majewski, 63%; C: John and Martha Welte, 60%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Art Schumacher and Ken Meier, 66.82%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 62.73%; Joe Benenati and Chuck Cookson, 59.09%; (tie) Jack Kern and Lance Crawford, Bob and Joan Cisak, 56.82%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Judy Graf and Elaine Universal, 60.50%; Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 59.81%; B: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 57.04%; Ted Kahn and Dian Petrov, 55.47%; C: Andrei Reinhorn and Joyce Greenspan, 54.54%; Bernie and Dick Czarnecki, 51.07%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Peter Reynolds and Art Morth, 63.8%; Nancy Acara and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53.8%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 59.9%; Jennifer Reynolds and Chuck Heimerl, 55.7%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (July 1) – A: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 61%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 51.2%; C: Paul Capen and Jean Rosenthal, 50.6%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (July 5) – Roy Crocker and Miriam Regnet, 58%; Edie Moran and Anne Clancy, 57%; (tie) Ted Kahn and Paul Capen, Elve Johnston and Dave Larcom, 53.5%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening (July 8) – Howell. A: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 60%; B: Dale Schlyer and Jean Rosenthal, 59%; C: Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 52%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon (July 13) – Howell. A: (tie) Connie Swick and Bob Lederhouse, Roy Crocker and Dave Larcom, 54%; B: (tie) Carol Neuhaus and Rita Haley, Anne Clancy and Edie Moran, 52%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Vivian and Pearl Harris, 54.19%; Andreada and James Pruitt, 53.13%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 62%; Bill Rich and Rita Spada, 59%; east-west, Joanne Zavarella and Martin Schaus, 59%; Carol Neuhaus and Toni Gartner, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 67%; Toni Gartner and Carol Neuhaus, 58%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 62.5%; Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 51.6%; Sandy Recoon and Fred Nadel, 45.3%; east-west, Teddy and David Speser, 72.8%; Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 45.3%; (tie) Betty Bowling and Bette Seifert, Betty Ferrick and Ruth Lansing, 43.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – North-south, Fenton Harrison and Stan Kozlowski, 69%; east-west, Elsie Rogers and Bill Westley, 73%.

College Club Duplicate – Howell. Bonnie Botsford and Marcia Scott, 58.33%; Linda Franchell and Betty Loucks, 55.55%; Mary Akman and Dorinne Ebel, 50.92%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Mike and Pat Weber, 65.6%; Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 53.3%; east-west, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 65%; Eileen Bisantz and Nancy Hoffman, 63.7%.