The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo will take part next Saturday, June 21, in the ACBL’s Longest Day marathon, which supports Alzheimer’s disease awareness, but in different ways.

The Airport Club will hold pairs games every two hours – at 9 a.m. with breakfast, at 11 a.m. with lunch, at 1 p.m. with snacks, at 3 p.m. with dinner and at 5 p.m. with desserts, with double points and a $4 fee per session.

The Bridge Center will have pairs games at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and a team game at 7 p.m. Last year the Bridge Center raised more than $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.


The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC) concludes with pairs games today, Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Airport Club, at noon in the Bridge Center and at 1 p.m. in the Lockport Duplicate Club.

The Airport Club also will have STaC Swiss teams at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 15, plus NAP qualifying triple-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, to Friday, June 20, and the Beat Bill game with the $100 prize at 7:15 p.m. Monday.


Best local score in the World Wide Bridge Contest last Saturday, June 7, was the 61.28% registered at the Bridge Center of Buffalo by Judy Padgug and Meg Klamp. Among 4,188 pairs playing in 235 clubs in 26 countries, they ranked 660th.


Speaking of scores, any pair achieving more than 75% in a game gets recognized in the Bridge Bulletin, the ACBL’s monthly magazine. In next month’s issue, look for local players Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, who registered a whopping 78.3% at the Lockport Duplicate Club on June 3. “This score is NOT a misprint,” director Marge Schomers noted in her e-mail reporting the results.


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:

Strawberry Social and pairs game – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, Lockport Duplicate Club.

Annual picnic and game – 11 a.m., Sunday, July 20, Grand Stand Casino Room, Erie County Fairgrounds.

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.

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


Tournament calendar

Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Club, 5375 West Henrietta Road (Route 15), West Henrietta. Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13. For info, click this link.

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. 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:

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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, this week Dale Anderson is trying to beat his record of 11.61 silver points in last June’s Sectional Tournament at the Clubs. He blogs about that and other bridge adventures here.



Week of June 2 to June 8


Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A/B/C: June Feuerstein and Florence Boyd, 58.75%; (tie) Linda Wynes and Isabelle Banas, Ron Henrikson and Martin Pieterse, 54.17%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday evening – Club Championship. Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Paula Kotowski, 62.50%; Florence Boyd and Dale Anderson, 55.76%; B: Paula Salamone and Miri Salamone-Burnett, 54.17%; C: Don and Christine Grant, 53.13%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gabriel Tannenbaum, 46.35%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 61.78%; B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 61.34%; C: Sharon Chang and Usha Khurana, 50.60%; east-west, A: Liz Clark and Harry Cheung, 61.30%; B: Joyce Greenspan and Art Matthies, 55.90%; C: Ruth Wurster and Christine Malarkey, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Marietta Kalman and Judy Kaprove, 59.17%; C: Barbara Sadkin and Joyce Greenspan, 52.50%; east-west, A/B: Brain Block and Bill Boardman, 60.42%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 50.83%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – NAP Qualifier. North-south, A: John Kirsits and Ken Meier, 65.75%; Vince Pesce and Liz Clark, 62.50%; B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 60.17%; C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 51.75%; Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 47.56%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Phyllis Wilkinson and Elsie Rogers, 63.14%; Judi Marshall and Jerry Geiger, 62.98%; B: Bob Kaprove and Paula Kotowski, 59.04%; C: Nadine Stein and Ron Henrikson, 55.50%; Marilyn Steffan and Judy McDermid, 46.95%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday evening – Worldwide Pairs. Howell. A: Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 55%; Jerry Geiger and Judi Marshall, 54%; B: Paula Koowski and partner, 51%; C: Carolyn Siracuse and Dorothy May, 49%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Worldwide Pairs. North-south, A: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 59.17%; B: Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 54.58%; Bob and Judy Kaprove, 48.33%; east-west, A: Ross Markello and Shirley Cassety, 62.92%; B: Dorothy May and Ron Henrikson, 54.17%; C: Hannah Weinberg and Christine Malarkey, 41.67%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Kathy Stamm and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 62.88%; B: Eugene Nawotniak and Marilyn Shuman, 60.23%; Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 57.20%; Joanne Zavarella and Jacqueline Hanley, 56.82%; C: Judy Katz and Marcia Frankel, 56.06%; Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 55.30%; east-west, A/B/C: Terrence Camp and Brian Block, 62.88%; Ginger Maiman and Marjorie Plumb, 62.69%; Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 55.87%; Betsy and Richard Heuer, 55.87%; Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 55.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B: Berta Brown and Anne Watkins, 58.33%; Claire Gareleck and Harry Meyers, 54.17%; C: Eva Schmidt and Adrian Figliotti, 53.01%; east-west, A: John Toy and Chris Urbanek, 62.04%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 55.79%; B/C: Jeanne Gladysz and Sue Neubecker, 55.79%; Donna Steffan and Judy Graf, 55.56%; Joan Rose and Jay Levy, 54.63%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A/B: Penny and Peter Shui, 60%; Jim Gullo and Eugene Harvey, 55%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Janie Polk and Jo Nasoff-Finton, 60.98%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 60.07%; C: Irving Sultz and Richard Handel, 54.29%; east-west, A: Gloria and Jim Brown, 65.60%; B/C: Sol Messinger and Joel Brownstein, 59.86%; Adrian Figliotti and Bob Olin, 59.72%; Christine Malarkey and Hannah Weinberg, 54.63%; Libbie Neuner and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.23%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 58.34%; Carolyn Siracuse and Ken Meier, 56.01%; B/C: Jan O’Mara and Edith Knaszak, 55.33%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Pat Rasmus, 62.69%; B: Fred Yellen and Davis Heussler, 60.23%; Mark Pascale and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.98%; Peter Patterson and Cathy Majewski, 54.70%; Peter Shui and Gaurang Sheth, 54.46%; C: Gabe Tannenbaum and Henry Chudy, 49.74%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 56.71%; B: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 56.48%; C: Rita Sofia and Sue Neubecker, 55.56%; east-west, A/B: Fred Yellen and Judy Graf, 65.97%; C: Betty Metz and Tova Reinhorn, 59.26%; Jay Levy and Joan Rose, 55.79%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – World Wide Bridge Contest. Howell. A: Judy Padgug and Meg Klamp, 61.28%; Mark Pascale and Chris Urbanek, 59.68%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 57.33%; B/C: David Colligan and Davis Heussler, 57.53%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Glen and Pat Schmarder, 60.81%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 60.42%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.77%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 52.5%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, A: Gene Finton and Kamil Bishara, 58.18%; B: Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 57.65%; C: Claire Gareleck and Usha Khurana, 43.79%; east-west, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Sue Neubecker, 61.46%; B: Barbara and Paul Libby, 58.83%; C: Cynthia Helfman and Nadine Stein, 57.59%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Ron Fill and Al Dickman, 54.7%; Chuck Heimerl and Frank Schlehr, 54%; east-west, Janet Frisch and Ed Lechner, 62%; Lance Pollock and Eugene Nowotniak, 58.4%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 60%; B: Judie Bailey and Bob Lederhouse, 58%; C: Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 56%; east-west, A: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 78.3%; B: Barbara and John Scott, 52%; C: Dan Blatz and Gwilym Brick, 47%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Dave and Jane Larcom, 64.5%; B: Edith Moran and Anne Clancy, 56%; C: Ted Kahn and Bob Lederhouse, 52%.


ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Garnet Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 72.21%; Shirley Thompson and David Mathis, 61.05%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Ron Fill, 62%; Sam Grossman and Shirley Cassety, 56%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 65%; Marv Feuerstein and Chuck Heimerl, 59%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 62%; Bruce and Jill Brown, 49%; east-west, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 62%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 59%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Joe Fiore and Bernie Meyer, 64.2%; Priscilla Bretschger and Sallie Steele, 57.5%; east-west, Evie Miller and Emily Wettlaufer, 61.5%; Fred Munschauer and Jeanette Reid, 51.1%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, Anne Goodyear and Dianne Bloom, 55%.

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Paul Morgante and Esther Ferris, 59.5%; Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 59%; east-west, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 64.4 %; Al and Phyllis Vogt, 61%.