World Wide Pairs games will be played at noon today Saturday June 7 at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club, following the lesson at 10:45 a.m. Hand records will be provided.


The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which awards silver points at regular club games, begins Monday, June 9, and continues through Sunday, June 15.

The Airport Club will hold two STaC games daily at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., STaC Swiss teams at 11 a.m. June 15 and a Beat Bill STaC game with a $100 prize at 7:15 p.m. Monday, all with no extra charge.


Congratulations to Richard McGowan, who earned the most master points – 5.10 – in last weekend’s Buffalo Future Stars Sectional Tournament. Other point leaders included Thomas Koralewski, 4.46; Sandra England, 4.04; and Sandra Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, tied with 3.77. For complete tournament results, click here.


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, 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.


Duplicate scores

Week of May 26 to June 1

ACBL Sanctioned Clubs

Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 73.50%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Marilyn Sultz, 54.17%; east-west, A: Paula Salamone and Cleveland Fleming, 65.50%; B: Art Matthies and Mike Silverman, 54.83%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 45.08%.

Airport Bridge Club Monday afternoon – Howell. A: Barbara Libby and Jim Mathis, 63.35%; B: Eva Schmidt and Ron Henrikson, 57.35%; C: Paula Salamone and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 56.98%; Paul and Terry Ganley, 44.85%.

Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and John Ziemer, 62.80%; B/C: June Feuerstein and Barbara Sadkin, 55.36%; east-west, A/B: Helen Panza and Mike Silverman, 62.50%; C: Ruth Wurster and Christine Malarkey, 49.70%.

Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Elaine Kurasiewicz and Jim Mathis, 67.83%; B: Chuck Schorr and Mike Silverman, 63.33%; east-west, A: Judi Marshall and John Ziemer, 60.84%; B: Barbara and Martin Pieterse, 59.59%; Brian Block and Paula Salamone, 53.33%; C: John Kirsits and Ron Henrikson, 45.19%; John and Linda Wynes, 45%.

Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A: Jerry Geiger and Allen Beroza, 65.18%; B/C: Christine Malarkey and Pawan Matta, 60.71%; east-west, A/B/C: Ruth Wurster and Marilyn Sultz, 56.55%.

Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Unit Championship. Howell. A: Bill Boardman and Bob Linn, 56.25%; Nadine Stein and Jerry Geiger, 54.86%; B: Christine Malarkey and Paula Kotowski, 54.17%; Marilyn Sultz and June Feuerstein, 50%.

Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Liz Clark and Jerry Geiger, 56.02%; B: Mike Silverman and Art Matthies, 55.56%; C: (tie) Sandra Rifkin and Paula Salamone, Shakeel Ahmad and Bob Kaprove, 55.09%.

Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – NAP Qualifier. Howell. A: Dale Anderson and partner, 53%; Gaurang Sheth and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 52%; B: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 51%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: David Whitt and Carl McMurtry, 64.39%; Richard McGowan and Natalie Abramson, 58.14%; Mickey Martin and Jacqueline Hanley, 56.82%; C: Bonne Hall and Carol Roth, 54.92%; east-west, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.80%; C: Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 59.09%; Martha Quinn and Elizabeth Beishline, 55.49%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A: Judy Padgug and Bud Seidenberg, 62.50%; B: Eugene Harvey and Jim Gullo, 58.93%; Howard Foster and Mike Ryan, 54.46%; C: Fran Kurtz and Sue Neubecker, 45.54%; east-west, A/B/C: Janet Dimet and Carol Bedell, 56.85%; Mike Mesirov and Susan Bergman, 55.95%; Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 55.65%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. (Tie) John and Martha Welte, Eugene Harvey and Christy Kellogg, 59.72%; Penny and Peter Shui, 57.64%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B: Beverly Isenberg and Sandra Scheff, 58%; Sudhakar Rao Perala and Bob Olin, 55.71%; Usha Khurana and Joe Miranda, 54.76%; Richard McGowan and Joyce Greenspan, 54.36%; C: Nicholas and Vera Leibovic, 47.52%; east-west, A: Adrian Figliotti and Eugene Nawotniak, 66.44%; B/C: Marilyn Wortzman and Jeffrey Oshlag, 61.60%; Carla Press and Agi Maisel, 54.31%; Rose Bochiechio and Elizabeth Beishline, 54.28%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B/C: Gaurang Sheth and Joe Peters, 60.42%; Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 58.10%; Bob Kaprove and Carol Bedell, 56.94%; east-west, A: Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 63.80%; Ken Meier and Pat Rasmus, 59.38%; B: Peter Shui and Walt Olszewski, 50.26%; C: Chip Kean and Art Matthies, 48.70%.

Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 66.93%; Meg Klamp and Liz Clark, 61.54%; B: Bob Padgug and Jim Gullo, 53.26%; C: Fred Yellen and David Millward, 52%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 59.9%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 58.85%; Ken Meier and Art Schumacher, 58.8%; Bob Farwell and Darcy Young, 56.77%.

Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Sue Neubecker and Jeanne Gladysz, 69.35%; Marietta Kalman and Carol Bedell, 58.04%; Ted Kahn and Terry Camp, 46.13%; east-west, Harry Cheung and John Ziemer, 62.50%; Ginny Panaro and Florence Boyd, 48.21%; Adrian Figliotti and Cynthia Helfman, 47.92%.

Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Ciukerman, 67.1%; (tie) Jan O’Mara and Carolyn Siracuse, Nancy Acara and Ron Fill, 52.7%; east-west, Ed Lechner and Dale Schlyer, 57.5%; Janet Frisch and Frank Schlehr, 54.3%.

Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, Jim Jacobi and Marge Schomers, 65%; Paul Capen and Mark Pascale, 58%; Gaurang Sheth and Gabe Tannenbaum, 53%; east-west, Gwilym Brick and Dan Blatz, 60.2%; Beena Deshmukh and Sushil Amlani, 60%; Dale Schlyer and Ed Lechner, 55%.

Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Elve Johnston and Rita Haley, 55.4%; Clare Gareleck and Cathy Majewski, 54.8%; (tie) Paul Capen and Carol Neuhaus, Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 53.5%.

Unit 116 Future Stars Sectional Tournament Friday morning – A: John and Martha Welte, 73.86%; B: Gary Gottermeier and Graham Holroyd, 65.34%; C: Mary Joyce and Mary Berlow, 54.55%.

Unit 116 Future Stars Sectional Tournament Friday afternoon – A/B: James McClure and Richard McGowan, 63.64%; Joe Miranda and Usha Khurana, 59.47%; C: Joyce Frayer and Mary Ball, 58.71%.

Unit 116 Future Stars Sectional Tournament Saturday morning – A: Sandra England and Thomas Koralewski, 65.25%; Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 63.42%; B/C: Janet Dimet and Sharon Wilcox, 60.32%.

Unit 116 Future Stars Sectional Tournament Saturday afternoon – A/B/C: Bill Hettrick and R. Clark, 61.61%; Sandra England and Thomas Koralewski, 58.33%; Rich Cramer-Benjamin and Gabe Tannenbaum, 57.44%.

Other clubs

ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Dolletha Holmes and Vivian Harris, 57.14%; Alice Bragg and Diana Brown, 52.38%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Shirley Cassety and Sam Grossman, 61%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 57%; east-west, Jeff Peters and Karen Synor, 59%; Cindy Darone and Ross Markello, 57%.

Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Eleanor Murray and Fred Nadel, 61.7%; Ruth Jones and Mary Blanchard, 58.3%; east-west, Vera Arrison and Ruth Lansing, 61.7%; (tie) Nita Ferrell and Sandy Recoon, Joe Fiore and partners, 55.8%.

Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. Sudha and Sukhanand Jain, 71%.