The Airport Bridge Club begins a temporary schedule change today, Saturday, July 26, when the lesson and game will begin at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., respectively, 15 minutes earlier than usual. Daytime games from Monday, July 28, to Friday, Aug. 1, all will begin at noon, an hour later than usual. All daytime games next week will offer triple points. So will the weekly Beat Bill game with a cash jackpot, which will be played at its normal time, 7:15 p.m. Monday.


The Bridge Center of Buffalo holds an extra-point Slam Zone game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, where all hands have slam potential. Normal fee plus $5 includes pizza, salad, beer and soft drinks. Call John Bielinski at 481-1966 for info.


Mini-lessons are offered before many games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. For info, call 834-4222 or click this link.


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

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 Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21. For info, click this link.

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 14 to July 20

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: June Feuerstein and Dale Anderson, 57.23%; C: Ron Henrikson and Nancy Kessler, 55.95%; east-west, A: Mike Kisiel and Alex Miller, 65.05%; B/C; Nelson Torre and Gerry Hooley, 55.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – ACBL Membership Game. North-south: A/B: Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 66.09%; C: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 48.12%; east-west, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 61.43%; B/C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 48.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A/B: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 61%; C: Mary Terrana and Pat Lakeman, 50.38%; east-west, A/B/C: Linda Wynes and Jan Hasselback, 55.99%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Bill Boardman and Martin Pieterse, 57.57%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Helfman, 53.15%; east-west, A: Brian Block and Cleveland Fleming, 57.10%; B/C: Paul Zatulove and Nancy Littenberg, 56.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B/C: Christine Malarkey and Ed Drozen, 58.93%; east-west, A: John Ziemer and Liz Clark, 72.92%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 59.52%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 34.52%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Tom Fraas and Judi Marshall, 60.02%; B/C: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 59.48%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 62.90%; B/C: Ron and Cynthia Helfman, 57.69%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 65.48%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 56.55%; C: Sandra Rifkin and Mike Mesirov, 50%; Joe Rooney and Ron Henrikson, 49.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Monday noon – 99ers. North-south, A/B/C: Janice Sufrin and Marion Lavigne, 66.67%; James McClure and Bill Noltee, 64.17%; east-west, A: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.86%; B/C: Katherine Quinn and Marcia Frankel, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 56.25%; David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 55.36%; east-west, A: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 59.95%; B: Rao Perala and Elizabeth Beishline, 58.93%; C: Jean Weinstein and Mickey Martin, 58.67%; Heather Roberts and Sandra Morrison, 58.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Jay Levy and Roger Woodin, 65.77%; Berta Brown and Joanne Kelley, 59.52%; B: Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 52.38%; C: Ted Kahn and Terrence Camp, 45.24%; east-west, A/B: David Millward and Adrian Figliotti, 68.75%; Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 56.55%; C: Carol Bedell and Gary Schmitt, 49.11%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Cathy Majewski and Teresa Fraas, 59.38%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Gene Nawotniak and Libbie Neuner, 58.93%; Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 58.33%; Ted Kahn and Brian Block, 57.02%; east-west, A/B: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 61.01%; Janet Dimet and Adrian Figliotti, 60.42%; Sandra Morrison and Heather Roberts, 55.48%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 51.36%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Bob Olin and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.22%; B: Ken Meier and Peter Shui, 56.83%; C: Sushil Amlani and Jasbeer Makhija, 50.41%; east-west, A: Gene Finton and Dian Petrov, 59.69%; Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 59.55%; B: John Lyth and Gary Schmitt, 55.85%; C: John and Martha Welte, 54.05%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: (tie) Pat Lakeman and Judie Bailey, Jay Levy and Judy Padgug, 56.48%; east-west, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 70.14%; Liz Clark and Joan Rose, 59.26%; B: Cathy Majewski and Pat Rasmus, 56.25%; C: Barbara Landree and Betty Metz, 42.59%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A/B/C: Cathy Majewski and John Marvin, 59.72%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joe Miranda and David Larcom, 62.59%; Enid Sweet and Ann Battaglia, 56.67%; (tie) James Downing and David Floyd, Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 54.07%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – A: Stan Kozlowski and Judy Padgug, 62.38%; Chris Urbanek and Jay Levy, 58.93%; B: Adrian Figliotti and Usha Khurana, 54.59%; Ken Meier and Dorothy May, 52.98%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, 60.4%; Bill Rich and Gene Nowatniak, 56.3%; east-west, Margaret and Bob Rivard, 57.9%; David and Dorde Donaldson, 52.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 58%; B: Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 57%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 50%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Roy Crocker and Marge Schomers, 65%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 62%; C: Carol Neuhaus and Bob Lederhouse, 54%.

Unit 116 Picnic Sunday morning – A: John Ziemer and Jerry Geiger, 65.94%; Jay Levy and Bud Seidenberg, 65.91%; B/C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 63.77%.

Unit 116 Picnic Sunday afternoon – Section A. A/B: Bob and Judy Padgug, 62.82%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 60.56%. Section B. A/B: Penny Shui and Ken Meier, 63.43%; Teresa Fraas and Cathy Majewski, 61.81%; C: Jan and Carl Hasselback, 57.64%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Diana Brown and David Mathis, 62.50%; Pearl and Vivian Harris, 52.50%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Martin Schaus and Peg Gorham, 58%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 54%; east-west, Herb Falk and Marvin Feuerstein, 62%; Alicia Kolipinski and Betty Beishline, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 60%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 55%; east-west, Tim Hartnett and David Young, 58%; Marvin Feuerstein and Ross Markello, 53%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Sandy Recoon and Fred Nadel, 56.3%; Lil Ungerleider and Ruth Williams, 50.6%; Pris Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 49.4%; east-west, Nita Ferrell and Ruth Killeen, 70%; Betty Bowling and Charlie Banta, 58.8%; Teddy and David Speser, 56.3%.

Friday Dupliclub – Howell. Angela Curtis and Sandy Marcussen, 64.8%; Peter and Jennifer Reynolds, 61.2%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Lou Lombardi and Marie Lanza, 73.3%; Corrine Stuart and Ron Fill, 49.4%; east-west, Lynda Pettit and Kay Brinkman, 68.3%; Idamae Klipfel and Bob Rivard, 58.8%.