Unit 116 holds its annual Barometer Pairs game at 7:15 p.m. Monday, May 12, in Bridge Club Meridian in Zion Church, 15 Koenig Circle at Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda.
All pairs play the same boards simultaneously and running scores are posted after each round. For info and partners, contact Dian Petrov at 688-1226 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Jim Tao at 636-0151 or email@example.com.
A two-session Swiss Team Unit Championship Game will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Airport Bridge Club. To register, call 603-6943.
The club also will host the ACBL-Wide International Fund Pairs Game at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, with extra points for high scores, hand records and analysis.
The club begins a comprehensive review of major suit openings and responses – Jacoby 2 NT, Splinters, Bergen Raises, 1 NT Forcing and Drury – at 10:45 a.m. today, Saturday, May 11, with an extra point pairs games at noon. Other extra-point games will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11; and 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, and Friday, May 16.
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, 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 updated its schedule of unit-sponsored games for 2014. It includes:
Two-session Swiss Team Unit Championship game – 11 a.m., Sunday, May 18, Airport Bridge Club. To register, call 603-6943.
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.
Annual meeting and game – Saturday, Dec. 6, Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.
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.
Buffalo Non-Life Master Sectional – Bridge Center of Buffalo, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31. 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 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.
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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 is closing in on a career total of 1,700 master points. He blogs about his progress toward Gold Life Master (2,500 points) and other bridge adventures here.
Week of April 28 to May 4
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A/B/C: Barbara Multerer and Art Schumacher, 73.44%; Art Matthies and Joyce Greenspan, 57.81%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 58.16%; C: Pat Lakeman and Mary Terrana, 52.87%; east-west, A/B: Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 61.49%; C: Sharon Chang and Linda Milch, 47.63%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Dorothy May and Judi Marshall, 55.65%; B/C: Joyce Greenspan and Barbara Sadkin, 66.21%; east-west, A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 63.10%; B: Bill Boardman and Paula Salamone, 50.89%; C: Rosalie Rosenband and Sandra Silverberg, 40.48%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – North-south, A/B: Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 59.05%; C: Don Grant and Linda Wynes, 50.41%; east-west, A: Jerry Geiger and Bob Linn, 60.49%; B: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 54.17%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 50.23%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Howell. A: Jim Mathis and Ken Meier, 61.11%; B: Ron Henrikson and Barbara Libby, 59.03%; Jerry Bierman and Mike Silverman, 56.25%; C: Nadine Stein and Barbara Sadkin, 53.47%; Miri Salamone-Burnett and Paula Salamone, 52.78%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 64.29%; Shirley Cassety and Ross Markello, 53.57%; B: Cleveland Fleming and Dale Anderson, 51.79%; Ken and Gladys Hardcastle, 51.19%; C: (tie) Bob and Judy Kaprove, Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 48.21%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A/B/C: Gaurang Sheth and Ron Henrikson, 64%; Judy and Bob Kaprove, 57%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A: Joanne Zavarella and Jacqueline Hanley, 63.83%; Joe Miranda and Denise Mattingly, 61.93%; B: Carl McMurtry and David Whitt, 61.93%; C: Eugene Nawotniak and Sol Messinger, 47.16%; east-west, A/B/C: Rivona Ehrenreich and Judith Babat, 58.14%; Sudhakar Perala and Gail Pitterman, 57.01%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – North-south, A/B/C: Walt Olszewski and Ed Drozen, 58.63%; Judy Padgug and Kathy Pollock, 56.85%; Pat Burns and Sue Neubecker, 56.25%; east-west, A/B/C: Bob Padgug and Gene Finton, 60.42%; Elaine Universal and Liz Clark, 59.52%; Judy Graf and Bud Seidenberg, 55.65%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 65.74%; B: Dian Petrov and Kamil Bishara, 55.09%; Joan Rose and Bill Rushmore, 54.63%; C: Davis Heussler and Thomas Koralewski, 52.31%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A: Eugene Nawotniak and Bill Rich, 60.66%; B: Judy Zeckhauser and James McClure, 57.71%; David Bradshaw and Bob Olin, 56.10%; Jo Finton and Paul Capen, 54%; C: Terrence Camp and Patricia Haynes, 53.86%; east-west, A/B: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 57%; C: Anne Astmann and Elizabeth Hemenway, 56.21%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 55.13%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Gene Finton and Sue Neubecker, 59.95%; Nancy Wolstoncroft and Sharon Benz, 59.49%; Ken Meier and Carolyn Siracuse, 57.64%; C: Eugene Giorgini and Joe Peters, 40.74%; east-west, A: Art Morth and Bill Rushmore, 59.72%; Pat Rasmus and Judy Graf, 57.41%; B/C: Gaurang Sheth and Ten-Pao Lee, 56.02%; Manju Ceylony and Shakeel Ahmad, 55.32%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – North-south, A: Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 65.45%; B/C: Eleanor Whelan and Walt Olszewski, 60.42%; Claire Gareleck and Pat Burns, 57.41%; Fran Kurtz and Jeanne Gladysz, 54.57%; east-west, A/B: Judy Graf and Fred Yellen, 61.57%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 57.81%; Kathy Pollock and Davis Heussler, 56.05%; C: Rita Sofia and Sue Neubecker, 50.87%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Saturday noon – North-south, A: Bert Hargesheimer and Christy Kellogg, 64.59%; B/C: Dick Czarnecki and Nancy Wolstoncroft, 54.16%; east-west, A: Howard and Joan Rose, 56.79%; B/C: John and Martha Welte, 56.07%; David Bradshaw and Bob Olin, 55%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 64.44%; Ken Meier and Joe Rooney, 61.11%; Lillian Gotshall and Jane Larcom, 57.71%; Darcy Young and Bob Farwell, 55.19%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Kenneth and Gladys Hardcastle, 66.04%; Dave Larcom and Sue Neubecker, 58.75%; Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 57.92%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.32%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 54.55%; John Lewis and Dorothy Kumrow, 52.50%; Betty Metz and Barbara Landree, 50%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, (tie) Joyce Kindt and Ron Fill, Carolyn Siracuse and Vince Taeger, 53.3%; east-west, Pam and Lance Pollock, 55.4%; Nancy Acara and Ed Lechner, 52.5%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Elve Johnston, 59.3%; B: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 58.9%; C: Gabe Tannenbaum and Jack Cukierman, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 59%; Roy Crocker and Kathy Fenn, 58%; Jasbeer and Violet Makhija, 54%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Howell. Parmalier Murphy and Jean Herndon, 57.31%; Garnet Wallace and Cleveland Fleming, 56.88 %.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Tony Detusa and Sam Grossman, 63%; (tie) Alicia Kolopinski and Marion Morber, Bill and Sharron Jo Rich 54%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Joanne Zavarella, 59%; Pat Truell and B. J. McMath, 56%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, Bruce and Jill Brown, 66%; Chuck Heimerl and Marian Morber, 60%; east-west, Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 57%; Tim Hartnett and David Young, 56%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Jeannette Reid and Dick Munschauer, 61.1%; Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 51.4%; east-west, Joe Fiore and Bernie Myer, 61.7%; Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 59.2%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Howell. (Tie) Dianne Bloom and Ann Goodyear, Elaine Wegrzyn and Alan Ohloeft, 65%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Evelyn Vitello and Edna Fill, 71%; Joanne Zavarella and Margaret Rivard, 51%; east-west, Al and Phyllis Vogt, 61%; Joanne Biondo and Frank Belz, 53%.