Double deck: September 3, 2022 | Games

Arrangements are complete for this year’s Buffalo Regional Tournament. It will be held Tuesday, October 25 through Sunday, October 30 at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. For more information, click on this link.

Buffalo Bridge Center now plays games in person at his new Boulevard Mall clubroom in Amherst. It’s easy to find. Simply enter the mall through the doors next to TGIFriday’s. The BBC is at the end of the corridor where it joins the main hall.

The club are holding a pair of matches there at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday – one for novices with 99 masterpoints or less and another for players with less than 1,200 points. A free lesson with director Chris Urbanek is offered at 10 a.m.

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On Thursdays, there are also two games at 10:30 a.m. – one for the 99ers and another for more experienced players with under 1,600 points. Free lesson at 10 a.m.

Additionally, the club is hosting two in-person open matches for all players – at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. For more information, visit the Buffalo Bridge Center website or call 716-280-6114.

The Bridge Center continues to offer play on Bridge Base Online at 7 p.m. on Mondays for players with less than 750 points. It also hosts Delaware’s Wednesday game online at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Head-to-head play has resumed at the Tonawanda Senior Center on Wednesdays. Head-to-head at the Amherst Senior Center, the players voted to stop playing their Thursday afternoon game and play Monday and Friday afternoons instead.

The East Aurora Bridge Club has been hosting head-to-head matches for nearly two years. Play begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays 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]

Niagara Bridge Center in St. Catharines, Ont., has in-person games at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays (open to all players) and Thursdays (players with under 499 points). The club’s other regular matches continue on Bridge Base Online. For more information, click here.

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 home page, 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]

Regional Roni – Masonic Center North, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh. From Friday September 2 to Sunday September 4. For more information, click on this link.

Great Lakes Cup – Erie Bridge Center, 1221 Grant Ave., Erie, Pa. Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. For more information, click on this link.

Buffalo Fall Sectional – Main-Transit Fire Station, 6777 Main Street, Amherst. From Friday September 16 to Sunday September 18. For more information, click on this link.

Rochester Fall Sectional – Gates Recreation Center, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates. Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2. For more information, click on this link.

Buffalo Regional Tournament – Buffalo Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. From Tuesday 25 October to Sunday 30 October. For more information, click on this link.

Niagara Regional Tournament – Holiday Inn and Suites, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ont. From Tuesday 8 November to Sunday 13 November. For more 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 August 22 to August 28

Buffalo Bridge Center Monday evening – 0-750 Thurs. Larry Himelein and David Schott, 66.11%; Michel Dupuis and Gary Keenan, 61.11%; Joan and Bob Ciszak, 59.44%; Violette and Jasbeer Makhija, 55.56%; Janet and David Desmon, 54.44%; Carol Licata and Phyllis Stasiowski, 52.78%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Tuesday morning – 0-1,200 games. North-South, Pat Haynes and Maryann Szafran, 57.50%; Violet Makhija and Laurie Foster, 56.88%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 53.75%; Joanne Nover and Larry Himelein, 52.50%; east-west, Betty Metz and John Marvin, 59.38%; Linda Milch and Susan Cardamoe, 51.25%; Henry Chudy and David Schott, 46.88%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Wednesday morning – Open game. Donna Steffan and Jim Gullo, 60.12%; Sue Neubecker and Bud Seidenberg, 58.93%; Chris Urbanek and Jay Levy, 56.55%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Thursday morning – 0-1,600 games. North-South, Paula Kotowski and Nancy Kessler, 62.50%; Marilyn Wortzman and Jim Easton, 52.50%; east-west, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 58.75%; Barbara Landree and Carol Bedell, 54.38%.

Buffalo Bridge Center Friday morning – Open game. John Ziemer and Fred Yellen, 65.50%; Jay Costello and Bud Seidenberg, 58.50%; Sue Neubecker and Carol Bedell, 51.50%.

Bridge Club of East Aurora Wednesday morning – Open game. Pat Haynes and Joe Miranda, 60.42%; Pat and Dick Rasmus, 57.29%; Dan Clark and Dave Larcom, 52.08%.

Delaware Wednesday night – 0-2000 games. (tie) Jan O’Mara and Bill Rich, Mary Ball and Joyce Frayer, 62.96%; Ed Harman and Bob Ciszak, 57.41%.

Amherst Senior Center Monday afternoon – North-South, Judie Bailey and Joan Stankiewicz, 63%; Marian Morber and George Mayers, 53%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 54%; David Young and Tim Hartnet, 53%.

Amherst Senior Center Friday afternoon – North-South, Judie Bailey and Anne O’Connor, 56%; Shirley Cassety and George Mayers, 55%; east-west, Nina Doran and Dan Blatz, 57%; Ellen Lochead and Bill Westley, 55%.

Tonawanda Senior Center Wednesday – Edna Henrich and Kay Brinkman, 58.4%; (tie) Edna Fill and Rose Bochiechio, Paul Morgante and Al Miller, 55.6%.

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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