Club-hosted unit games will be held today, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Airport Bridge Club, at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. at the Lockport Duplicate Club.
The Airport Bridge Club has double-point Swiss teams with free sandwiches at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17; double-point games at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and next Saturday, Nov. 23; and triple-point games at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 21.
Chris Urbanek will lead a class in negative doubles and take-out doubles from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Bridge Center of Buffalo. Cost is $12.50. For info, call 834-4222.
Congratulations to Chris Urbanek, top Buffalo area point-winner at last week’s Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament. She was fifth overall with 58.06. Other big local point-winners included Saleh Fetouh, who was 15th with 44.25.
Not many Buffalo players made the tournament’s Top 100. Davis Huessler was 39th with 30.18 points. Bud Seidenberg was 47th with 27.30. Kathy Pollock was 80th with 21.06. Tom Koralewski was 81st with 20.36. Just missing the magic 100 were Dian Petrov (16.51, 104th) and Judy Padgug (16.24, 105th).
When are the special games at the Airport Bridge Club? Good question. Unless you get emails from the Airport Club or pick up one of its calendars, it’s hard to know. Here’s what’s up there after next Saturday (Nov. 23). All games begin at 11 a.m. unless noted.
– Triple point ACBL membership games Sunday, Nov. 24 (1 p.m.).
– ACBL-Wide charity pairs, Monday, Nov. 25 (7:15 p.m.).
Phone number for the club is (716) 603-6943.
Unit 116 has just one special game for the rest of 2013 – the annual meeting and game Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville.
District 5 Winter STaC – Monday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 15, at participating ACBL sanctioned clubs.
(The Airport Bridge Club will have separate morning and afternoon pairs games during STaC Week, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, through Saturday, Dec. 14. A STaC Swiss team game will be played at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.)
Buffalo Winter Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. For info, click this link.
Cleveland Rock and Roll Regional – Holiday Inn (Cleveland) South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Wednesday, Jan. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. For info, click this link.
St. Catharines Sectional – Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont., Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Buffalo Spring Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall. Friday, April 4, to Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Toronto Easter Regional – Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. Tuesday, April 15, to Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Buffalo Spooktacular Regional – Venue still TBA, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
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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.
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 Nov. 4 to Nov. 10
ACBL Sanctioned Clubs
Airport Bridge Club Monday morning – ACBL Membership Game. Howell. A: Ginny Panaro and Dorothy May, 60.96%; Sandra Scheff and Mike Silverman, 59.09%; B: Nadine Stein and Judy Kaprove, 59.00%; Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 58.04%; C: Art Schumacher and Barbara Multerer, 48.87%; Isabelle Banas and Linda Wynes, 41.18%.
Airport Bridge Club Tuesday morning – North-south, A/B: Ruth Kozower and Judy Kaprove, 62.50%; C: Mary Terrana and Ed Drozen, 46.13%; east-west, A/B/C: Joe Rooney and Bill Boardman, 57.74%.
Airport Bridge Club Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 57.81%; B: Ruth Hnath and Bill Boardman, 57.71%; Linda Vassallo and Wilson McClaren, 53.65%; C: Alicia Kolipinski and Dorothy May, 53.65%.
Airport Bridge Club Thursday morning – Howell. A: (3-way tie) Ed Drozen and Mike Silverman, Barbara Libby and Allen Beroza, Bob Linn and Jerry Geiger, 55.56%; B/C: Anne Watkins and Rita Sierocinski, 50.69%.
Airport Bridge Club Friday morning – Charity Club Championship. North-south, A: Barbara Libby and Bob Andersen, 66.67%; B/C: Mary Terrana and June Feuerstein, 64.35%; Martin and Barbara Pieterse, 51.85%.
Airport Bridge Club Saturday morning – ACBL Membership Game. Howell. A: Cleveland Fleming and Bill Boardman, 60.12%; B: Dave Donaldson and Mike Silverman, 50.60%; Ruth Hnath and Chuck Schorr, 49.40%; C: Jim and Gloria Brown, 48.21%; Michael and Ruth Kozower, 47.02%.
Airport Bridge Club Sunday afternoon – Charity Club Championship. Howell. A: Nancy Wolstoncroft and Rich Cramer-Benjamin, 64%; B: Ginny Panaro and Ruth Hnath, 53%; Carolyn Siracuse and Mike Kisiel, 51%; C: Ron Henrikson and Paula Salamone, 50%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Tuesday noon – Non-life masters. North-south, A/B: Paula Rosen and Maryann Szafran, 60.98%; Joanne Zavarella and Jacqueline Hanley, 57.20%; Bob Olin and John Marvin, 56.82%; James and Karen Stephenson, 54.92%; Chip Kean and Elizabeth Young, 54.36%; east-west, A/B/C: Judy Zeckhauser and Rivona Ehrenreich, 59.85%; Jane Roberts and Laura Houghtaling, 58.90%; John Wolf and Tish Schiffman, 58.52%; Sandra Silverberg and Pat Kilbury, 56.82%; Terrence Camp and Carol Roth, 55.49%; Marjorie Plumb and Ginger Maiman, 54.17%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday morning – Howell. A: Judy Graf and Donna Steffan, 64.81%; B/C: Gary Schmitt and Tova Reinhorn, 57.41%; Carol Bedell and Barbara Landree, 55.19%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Wednesday evening – Howell. A: Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargesheimer, 59%; B: Bill Rushmore and Joan Rose, 54%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday noon – 0-750 Game. North-south, A/B/C: Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 55.36%; Fran Witnauer and Joan Smith, 54.17%; east-west, A/B/C: Liz Hemenway and Anne Astmann, 58.93%; Laurie Foster and Violet Makhija, 55.36%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Thursday evening – North-south, A/B: Jeanne Gladysz and Pat Burns, 58.63%; C: Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 57.44%; east-west, A: Joel Brownstein and Jim Gullo, 62.20%; B/C: Penny Shui and Gary Schmitt, 56.55%; Joan Rose and Carolyn Siracuse, 54.76%.
Bridge Center of Buffalo Friday morning – Howell. A: Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo, 61.85%; B/C: Fran Kurtz and Rita Sierocinski, 58.52%; Stan Kozlowski and Berta Brown, 55.56%.
Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Art Schumacher and Joe Rooney, 67.59%; Joanne LaFay and Lillian Gotshall, 62.5%; Jim Downing and David Floyd, 57.41%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 51.39%.
Bridge Club Meridian Monday morning – North-south, Jerry Geiger and Stan Kozlowski, 59.65%; Pat Burns and Jeanne Gladysz, 58.20%; Walt Olszewski and Eleanor Whelan, 58.13%; east-west, Bud Seidenberg and Fred Yellen, 59.71%; Anne Watkins and Rita Sofia, 52.56%; Marietta Kalman and Tova Reinhorn, 48.26%.
Delaware Wednesday evening – North-south, Edna Fill and Jan Omara, 63.5%; Joyce Kindt and Anne O’Connor, 55.7%; east-west, Sandy Marcussen and Dorothy Kumrow, 61.9%; Nancy Acara and Art Morth, 59.4%.
Lockport Duplicate Tuesday evening – North-south, A Miriam Regnet and Kathy Fenn, 66%; B: Joyce Kindt and Alva Finkelstein, 55%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 52%; east-west, A: Roy Crocker and John Lewis, 57%; B: Walt Olszewski and Sushil Amlani, 56%; C: Beena and Madhav Deshmukh, 53%.
Lockport Duplicate Saturday afternoon – Howell. A: Miriam Regnet and Roy Crocker, 64%; B: Bob Lederhouse and Marge Schomers, 60%; C: Violet and Jasbeer Makhija, 55%; Carol Neuhaus and Paul Capen, 50%.
ABA Humboldt Bridge Club Tuesday evening – Bailey Leftwich and David Mathis, 76.69%; Jean Herndon and Joan Dandridge, 63.31%; Pearl Harris and Shirley Thompson, 50%.
Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-south, Bill Rich and Jim Tao, 67%; Bruce Burr and Ross Markello, 59%; east-west, Emily Wandass and Harry Rogers, 60%; B. J. McMath and Pat Truell, 53%.
Amherst Senior Center Thursday morning – North-south, George Mayers and Peg Gorham, 62%; Chuck Heimerl and Marion Morber, 55%; east-west, Sam Barone and Shirley Cassety, 62%; Martin Schaus and Ruth Walsh, 54%.
Canterbury Woods Duplicate Wednesday – North-south, Dee Schaeffer and Lil Ungerleider, 66.1%; David and Teddy Speser, 52.2%; east-west, Ruth Killeen and Emily Wettlaufer, 70%; Estelle Gafter and Esther Greene, 58.3%.
Clarence Senior Center Thursday – Carol Neuhaus and Marc Sobkiewicz, 69%; Alan Ohloeft and Bill Rogers, 58%.
Town of Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – North-south, Marie Lanza and Lou Lombardi, 69%; Lynda Pettit and John Wolf, 53%; east-west, Nancy Hoffman and Eileen Bisantz, 60%; Adrienne Sacavicius and Anita Kohn, 52%.