The Buffalo Winter Sectional Tournament continues with pairs games at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (one hour later than usual) today, Saturday, Jan. 4, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. The tournament concludes with Swiss teams at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.


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 released a partial schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:

Club-hosted unit game – 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, Bridge Club Meridian.

Club-hosted unit game – 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Club-hosted unit game – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, Bridge Center of Buffalo.

Pro-Am pairs game – 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 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.


2014 Tournament calendar

Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19. For info, click this link.

60th Niagara District Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9. For info, click this link.

Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6.

Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20.

Cleveland All-American Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26.

District 5 Summer Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) – Monday, June 9, 2014, to Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Burt Garrell Syracuse Regional – Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Monday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 10.

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

Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26.

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


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.

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Duplicate scores

Week of Dec. 23 to Dec. 29

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Barbara Libby, 63.43%; Cleveland Fleming and Mike Silverman, 58.33%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 55.32%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Barbara Libby, 59.72%; B: Sharon Benz and Judi Marshall, 58.33%; C: Jacqueline Chang and Sharon Chang, 55.56%; Ed Drozen and Nadine Stein, 51.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Judi Marshall, 58.33%; B: Bob and Judy Kaprove, 56.25%; C: (tie) Joe Rooney and Ken Meier, Ed Drozen and Bill Boardman, 52.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 61.11%; Nadine Stein and Joyce Greenspan, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – Howell. A/B/C: Bill Boardman and Ron Henrikson, 62%; Jim and Gloria Brown, 54%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Jeff Bender, 59.12%; Fran Kurtz and Carol Bedell, 55.73%; June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 54.69%; Howard Foster and Laurie Foster, 54.43%; C: Ted Kahn and Sushil Amlani, 51.56%; east-west, A: Barbara and Paul Libby, 57.87%; B/C: Ed Drozen and Ten-Pao Lee, 54.40%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. Howell, A: Joyce Greenspan and Richard McGowan, 62.80%; Susan Levy and June Feuerstein, 61.13%; B: Judy Zeckhauser and Rivona Ehrenreich, 60.32%; Joan Smith and Fran Witnauer, 58.09%; C: Jeff Thier and Lynn Witmer, 45.58%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Mike Ryan and Howard Foster, 63.99%; B: Jim Jacobi and Judie Bailey, 53.27%; C: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Inge Gallant, 52.08%; east-west, A: Ten-Pao Lee and Gaurang Sheth, 57.74%; Joel Brownstein and Jim Gullo, 54.46%; B/C: Andrei Reinhorn and Tova Reinhorn, 51.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.85%; B: Dick Czarnecki and Anne Watkins, 57%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 56.20%; Bob Olin and Bernie Czarnecki, 54.27%; Gene Finton and Andrei Reinhorn, 54.22%; C: Pat Lakeman and Tova Reinhorn, 51.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 60.19%; B/C: Linda Burroughsford and Andrei Reinhorn, 59.26%; John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 56.48%; Mike Ryan and Judy Graf, 54.17%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – Howell. A: Chris Urbanek and Bud Seidenberg, 60.19%; B: Anne Watkins and Dick Czarnecki, 58.80%; C: Linda Burroughsford and Tova Reinhorn, 58.56%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Mercedes Reinbolt and Dave Larcom, 65%; B: Joyce Kindt and Bob Lederhouse, 58%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 53%.

Other clubs

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 52%; east-west, Dave Stroud and Ross Markello, 61%; Lorey Repicci and Joe Day, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – Neil Katz and Karen Synor, 52%; Peg Gorham and George Mayers, 48%.