Unit games postponed by the weather last Saturday will be played today, Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club (603-6943) and 1 p.m. at the Lockport Duplicate Club (434-8635).
The Airport Bridge Club will hold a Pamphlet Pairs game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb 2.
The 60th Niagara District Sectional Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont.
Games begin at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a knock-out series starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For more info, click this link.
Experienced players and beginners are invited to start pairing up for the annual Unit 116 Pro-Am game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Pros (over 500 master points) call Judie Bailey at 636-6148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ams (under 500 points) call Howard Foster at 633-2617 or email email@example.com.
The email newsletter from the Airport Bridge Club now comes from a new address, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 released a partial schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:
Club-hosted unit game – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, Bridge Center of Buffalo.
“Green” IMPs game – 7 p.m., Monday, March 17, Bridge Club Meridian.
Annual meeting – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6. For info, click this link.
Rochester Spring Sectional – Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster. Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12.
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20. For info, click this link. See “Event Schedule.”
Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26. For info, click this link.
District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, to Sunday, June 15.
Rochester Summer Sectional – Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.
Hamilton Sectional – Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 453 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, Ont. 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.
Great Lakes Sectional – Erie, Pa. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.
Rochester Fall Sectional – Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, but rumor has it that it will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.
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.
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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.
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 http://newsdupli.blogspot.com/
A Silver Life Master since 2011, Dale Anderson reached a career total of 1,600 master points in August. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of Jan. 20 to Jan. 26
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Unit Championship. North-south, A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Paul Libby, 61.86%; B/C: Michael and Ruth Kozower, 51.08%; east-west, A: Harry Cheung and Liz Clark, 60.80%; B/C: John Fiegl and Joanne Lafay, 51.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: John Ziemer and Judi Marshall, 71.53%; B: Chuck Schorr and Harry Cheung, 61.81%; C: Carl and Jan Hasselback, 57.64%; Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 45.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A: Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 68.56%; B: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 54.17%; C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 48.51%; east-west, A: Vince Pesce and John Ziemer, 56.52%; B/C: Ed Drozen and David Donaldson, 55.99%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 55.68%; Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 55.52%; B: Paula Salamone and June Feuerstein, 54.92%; C: Nancy Torrell and Marilyn Sultz, 48.76%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 48.62%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Barbara Sadkin and June Feuerstein, 58.00%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 63.08%; B: Nancy Kessler and Ross Markello, 50.00%; C: Marilyn Sultz and Ruth Wurster, 46.83%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jerry Geiger, 63.43%; Mike Kisiel and Paul Ganley, 59.26%; B: Dorothy May and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.63%; C: Rita Sofia and Nancy Torrell, 52.78%; Judy Kaprove and David Donaldson, 49.54%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. (Tie) Bob and Judy Kaprove, Bill Boardman and Dale Anderson, 55.56%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday morning – Swiss Teams. A: Shakeel Ahmad, Manju Ceylony, Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 88 VPs; B: Alex Miller, Mike Kisiel, Judi Marshall and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 81 VPs; C: Judy Kaprove, Chuck Schorr, Celine Murray and Dale Anderson, 74 VPs.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Swiss Teams. A: David Donaldson, Rich Cramer-Benjamin, Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 89 VPs; B: (tie) Dorothy May, Carolyn Siracuse, Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, with Alex Miller, Mike Kisiel, Judi Marshall and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 75 VPs.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life Masters. North-south, A: Joyce Greenspan and Andrei Reinhorn, 62.08%; B: Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 60.83%; C: Carol Roth and Terrence Camp, 42.92%; east-west, A: Marilyn Sultz and Pat Kilbury, 70.83%; B/C: Sol Messinger and Gail Pitterman, 52.08%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 64.58%; B: Rita Sofia and Anne Watkins, 59,82%; C: Cathy Majeski and Elaine Universal, 56.25%; east-west, A: Donna Steffan and Joan Rose, 61.90%; B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 58.33%; C: James Tao and Andrei Reinhorn, 48.21%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – One winner. A: Chris Urbanek and Warren O’Connell Jr., 61.90%; B: Saleh Fetouh and David Hemmer, 55.95%; C: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Dian Petrov, 51.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Chip Kean and Judy Zeckhauser, 59.48%; C: Carol Roth and Terrence Camp, 52.71%; east-west, A/B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.74%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: (tie) Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, Carolyn Siracuse and Sandy Marcussen, 57.14%; B: Pat Burns and Fran Kurtz, 54.47%; C: Wufeng Luo and Ten-Pao Lee, 53.57%; east-west, A/B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 58.47%; C: Gaurang Sheth and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 57.14%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – One winner. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 62.34%; B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 60.39%; Ed Drozen and Walt Olszewski, 58.43%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – One winner. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 63.89%; B/C: Cathy Majewski and Claire Gareleck, 55.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – James Downing and David Floyd, 59.26%; Bob and Joan Ciszak, 55.09%; John Fiegl and Jane Larcom, 54.17%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Unit game. A: Fred Yellen and Donna Steffan, 65.61%; B: Rita Sofia and Helen Panza, 64.88%; C: Dick Czarnecki and Andrei Reinhorn, 52.38%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Jan Omara and Bill Rich, 64%; Sandy Marcussen and David Donaldson, 54.5%; east-west, Lance and Pam Pollock, 62.5%; Dorothy Kumrow and Vince Taeger, 49.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Jean Rosenthal and Marilyn White, 63%; B: Jeff Bender and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 59%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 57%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Howell. Bruce and Jill Brown, 70%; Peg Gorham and Jeff Peters, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 72.4%; Nita Ferrell and Ruth Jones, 68.15%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Libby Neuner, 66.7%; Irwin Brock and Sandy Recoon, 56.1%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Fenton Harrison and Wilson McClaren, 84%; Carol Neuhaus and Jan Roalsvig, 68%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Howell. Phyllis and Al Vogt, 65%; (tie) Joanne Biondo and Esther Ferris, Lee Gordon and Will Sanscrainte, 55%.