Double deck: June 18, 2022 | Games

Buffalo Bridge Center, 3362 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, will host the ACBL’s longest day games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. A lunch and draw will take place between games. Enjoyed lunch and fun bites. Proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. For partnerships and information, call Jay Levy at 716-861-1056 or email [email protected]

Buffalo Bridge Center has regular in-person open games at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Attendance varies from three to five tables.

The East Aurora Bridge Club has been hosting head-to-head matches for almost two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Attendance is usually three or four tables. For more information, email Director Dave Larcom at [email protected]

In-person games are back at the Bridge Center of Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont., at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays now that Ontario has eased Covid-19 restrictions. Proof of vaccination required. Masks optional. The club’s other regular matches continue on Bridge Base Online.

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Local clubs offering virtual club games on Bridge Base Online are the Buffalo Bridge Center 0-750 main point limit game at 7 p.m. Monday, a 1,200 point main limit game at noon on Tuesday, a 1,500 point limit game at noon on Thursday and Delaware’s Wednesday game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, which is limited to players with under 2,000 points. For more information, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website, call 716-691-6201, or email interim club manager Terry Fraas at [email protected]

The Rust Belt Bridge Group, which invites players from Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to play on Bridge Base Online, offers novice games at 9:45 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with games open at 9:50 a.m. To visit the group’s homepage, click on this link. For more information, call Dian Petrov at 716-688-1226 or email [email protected]

The Airport Bridge Club is linked on Bridge Base Online with the Alliance Bridge Club, the largest bridge club in the ACBL, which offers more than a dozen games every day. Anyone who has played at the Airport Club is automatically a member. For more information, visit or call Airport Club Manager Bill Finkelstein at 716-603-6943.

The Delaware Wednesday Club plays on Bridge Base Online under the auspices of the Buffalo Bridge Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call Ed Harman at 716-480-1666 or email [email protected]

The Toronto Summer Regional Tournamentin accordance with ACBL policies for in-person gaming, will offer a 20% increase in point rewards to winners, ACBL Unit 166 noted in an email this week.

The tournament, which runs from Tuesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 11, at Delta by Marriott Toronto Airport Hotels, 655 Dixon Road, has a separate game schedule for novice and intermediate players. There are no evening games. For more information, click on this link.

Players, staff and volunteers must all be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before the tournament. Boosters are not required. Masks may or may not be mandatory, but “if a player at your table requests that masks be worn, please do so”.

Toronto Summer Regional – Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ont. From Tuesday July 5 to Sunday July 10. For information, click on this link.

Rochester Summer Sectional – Moose Lodge, 5375 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta. Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10. For information, click on this link.

Buffalo Bridge Center.

New York West Unit 116.

The Airport Bridge Club does not have a website. For more information, call 716-603-6943.

Bridge Base Online Duplicate Scores

Week of June 6 to June 12

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 Thu. Violette and Jasbeer Makhija, 68.06%; Maria Schory and Gary Keenan, 59.72%; Jim Hassett and Terry Camp, 54.17%; Cynthia Tashjian and Candace Graser, 51.39%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,200 games. North-South, Joanne Nover and Janet Desmon, 65.65%; Hannah Weinberg and Judith Babat, 56.80%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 52.72%; east-west, Ruth Nawotniak and Violet Makhija, 62.59%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 58.84%; Susan Cardamom and Linda Milch, 54.76%; Bill Rich and Jim Hassett, 51.02%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Kamil Bishara and Gene Finton, 65.48%; Saleh Fetouh and Jay Costello, 55.36%; Fred Yellen and Bud Seidenberg, 51.79%; Jo Nasoff-Finton and Betty Metz, 49.40%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,500 games. North-South, Fran Schmidt and Bill Noltee, 62.24%; Carol Roth and Audrey Ray, 54.08%; Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 53.40%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.04%; east-west, Rajat Basu and John Bava, 58.84%; Pat Haynes and Judy Zeckhauser, 55.78%; Larry Himelein and David Schott, 54.76%; Janet Desmon and Joanne Nover, 50.68%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. Chris Urbanek and Jay Levy, 67.86%; Bud Seidenberg and Jay Costello, 53.57%; Christy Kellogg and Bert Hargeshimer, 52.98%; Judy Graf and Mike Ryan, 50.60%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Pat Rasmus and Joe Rooney, 66.67%; Bert Feasley and Paul Zittel, 57.29%; Linda Zittel and Joanne LaFay, 54.17%.

Delaware Wednesday night – Game 0-2000. Ed Harman and Bill Rich, 62.50%; (tie) Amita Arora and Kusum Phadke, Madhav Deshmukh and Jim Lanzo, 56.94%; Violette and Jasbeer Makhiz, 54.86%; Sushil Amlani and Walt Olszewski, 52.78%.

Amherst Senior Center Thursday – North-South, Marian Morber and George Mayers, 63%; Fritz Schweiger and Joe Huber, 50%; east-west, Edna and Ron Fill, 57%; Raj Puri and Shrikant Joshi, 54%.

Amherst Senior Center Friday – North-South, Edna and Ron Fill, 59%; Judie Bailey and Anne O’Connor, 57%; east-west, Elaine Wegrzyn and Bill Westley, 62%; Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 57%.

Unit 116 Master Point Leaders for Club and Tournament Play

Jan. 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022

5-20points –William Donaldson, 6.86; Maureen Saab, 4.40; Molly Morris, 3.63; Mary Luce, 3.15; Michel Dupuis, 3.03; Karen Dearing, 2.10.

20-50points – Maria Schory, 11.26; Fred Schweiger, 10.81: Jo Ann Smith, 9.58; Howard Epstein, 9.12; Mary Ellen Cotter, 8.38; Anne Slater, 7.94; John Houghtaling, 7.82; Peggy Mead, 7.13; Jose Justicia-Linde, 6.83; Gary Keenan, 5.37.

50-100points – Jim Hasset, 7:45 p.m.; Jennifer Epstein, 14.84; Jim Greno, 10:31 a.m.; Betsy Greno, 9.51; Cynthia Tashjian, 8.88; Carol Licata, 8.34; Candice Graser, 7.02; Amy Habib, 6.73; Fran Schmidt, 5.14.

100-200points – David Schott, 31.41; Judith McDermid, 20.68; Joanne Nover, 19.14; Kusum Phadke, 1:49 p.m.; Maria Amlani, 12.02; Janet Desmon, 11.59; Joan Ciszak, 10.06; Linda Henschel, 7.19.

200-300points – Pat Haynes, 25.79; Audrey Ray, 16.73; Carol Roth, 14.99; Bob Ciszak, 1:40 p.m.; Marguerite Zhou, 9:19 a.m.; Laura Houghtaling, 7.82; Patty Porter, 5.54; Judy Zeckhauser, 5.20.

300-500points – Martha Townson, 56.95; (tie) Terry and Bram Hamovitch, 49.58%; Purple Makhija, 45.17; Jasbeer Makhija, 44.92; Larry Himelein, 35.18; Bonnie Clement, 29.42; Barbara Landrée, 13.14.

500-1,000 stitches – Vic Bergsten, 76.15; Jim Lanzo, 67.72; Amita Arora, 66.85; Marilyn Wortzman, 53.73; Paul Zittel, 35.69; Joyce Frayer, 33.79; Linda Zittel, 27.18; Mary Ball, 24:48; Sushil Amlami, 11:31 p.m.; Bill Rich, 10:49 p.m.

1,000 to 1,500 points – Jim Easton, 53.73; Jean Bava, 39.07; Sandi England, 28.16; Howard Foster, 20.85; Rajat Basu, 20.74; Kamil Bishara, 20.69; Jean Macdonald, even 13 years old; Judy Kaprové, 11.79; Paula Kotowski, 11.58; John Marvin, 10.21.

1,500 to 2,500 points –Gene Finton, 52.67; Gay Simpson, 52.11; Pinky Regan, 28.41; (tie) Shakeel Ahmad and Manju Ceylony, 23.24; David Colligan, 17.26; Elaine Kurasiewicz, 9.10.

2,500 to 3,500 points – (Tie) John and Martha Welte, 255.03; Davis Heussler, 182.19; Ken Meier, 78.94; Allen Beroza, 34.14; Fred Yellen, 30.51; Linda Burroughsford, 28.60; Pat Rasmus, 14.83; David Millward, 14.13; Dale Anderson, 10.63.

3,500 to 5,000 Points – Mike Ryan, 77.40; John Ziemer, 50.45; Judy Padgug, 42.65; Judy Graf, 40.03; Barbara Libby, 10:43 p.m.; Donna Steffan, 22.41; Kathy Pollock, 18.76; Stan Kozlowski, 12.83; Jim Gullo, 11.14.

More than 5,000 points – Saleh Fetouh, 290.50; Dian Petrov, 156.55; Jay Costello, even 92; Chris Urbanek, 52.84; Sharon Benz, 40.86; Jay Levy, 34.03; Bud Seidenberg, 32.66; Bert Hargeshimer, 17.55; John Sinclair, 14.74; Christy Kellogg, 11:33 a.m.

The Duplicate Bridge column is compiled weekly by news team reporter Dale Anderson. The print version ceased to appear on Saturdays in The Buffalo News in March 2020 when the pandemic forced local bridge clubs to halt head-to-head play.

These days, you can find it in two places online. Google “Duplicate Bridge” plus the current Saturday date and it should bring up a link to it on, the Buffalo News website. Another place to find it is on Dale Anderson’s bridge blog at

The deadline for submission of scores and reviews is Tuesday evening. Email [email protected] or [email protected] The office phone is 716-849-4420.

A master of golden life, Dale Anderson has a career total of over 2,900 masterpoints. Still playing exclusively online these days, he hasn’t encountered as much drama for his bridge blog as there was in face-to-face competition, but he does write occasionally about his quest for the next measure of achievement, Sapphire Life Master (3,500 points), and other bridge adventures here.

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