...I would like to ask each of our players to be aware of the
need to be considerate of other players. Sometimes it seems we forget
that not all players are at the same level and unconsciously make
remarks that although unintentional are hurtful. Even some of those
looks and shrugs are insulting. We play a game that needs people, so I
would ask that we do what we can to make others enjoy playing bridge
before there are too few left at the table....
Sue Neubecker - Unit 116 President
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Online Partnership Desk:
If you are looking for partners/teammates
for the upcoming Buffalo Regional June 24 - 30,2013 drop us a message with the request . Provide day, time,
your masterpoints and preferred bidding system.
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"Taste of Buffalo" Pro-Am -
beside the bridge, players enjoyed a lot of delicious appetizers, entrees and
desserts and voted for their favorites.
Here are the "culinary" winners:
1) Broccoli Salad - Joyce Greenspan
2) Onion Fritters - Manju Ceylony
3) TIE - Veggies and Dip and Deviled Eggs
1) Rice, Meat and Mushrooms - Usha Khurana
2) Mushroom Artichoke Casserole - Carolyn Siracuse
3) Orange Chicken - Dordy Donaldson
Who played the best bridge? - Peter Shui and Gary Schmitt with 62.64%
1) Mini Cheesecakes - Paula Rosen
2) Lemon Curd Pie - Fran Wittnauer
3) By-Cracky Bars - Laurie Foster
Thanks Kathy Pollock and Larry Soong for the wonderful event!
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Check the Duplicate Bridge
column in The Buffalo News each Saturday for weekly game results and
other announcements. Unfortunately, space there is limited,
but additional results, more complete
announcements and other information can be
found in the weekly Internet version of the column at www.buffalonews.com.
For quickest results, search the words "duplicate bridge" and
Saturday's date. For the latest information and detailed game
results directly from the clubs, check the web sites of clubs in Western
to the Western New York Unit 116 website. Our unit of over
dedicated bridge players is part of the American Contract Bridge
League’s District Five. Geographically, we encompass the
of Erie and Niagara, at the eastern end of Lake Erie and western end of
Lake Ontario, in New York State. We often have players from
across the Canadian border playing at our clubs.
Our goal is to
promote bridge and support local bridge clubs.
We have six open, active clubs. We host three sectionals each year –
April/May, and September – as well as a Non-Life Master sectional in
the summer. The District Five Regional is held at the end of
October and famously titled “Spooktacular”. Numerous unit
are held throughout the year.
We publish a
for and about its members. It regularly includes extensive
interviews with several members, an interesting bridge hands and
analysis, and perhaps a good recipe enjoyed at a Unit game.
The "Bridge Buff" issues were retrieved
(thank you Mark Pascale,
Kathy Pollock and Alex Kowal) starting
with issues back in the past. You can read old and
current issues to see where
were and where we are going as a bridge community. There was a gap in
publishing from March to October 2007, when the bridge community was
torn apart by controversy and the Buff was on hold.
Help preserve the bridge history of Unit 116 by downloading the files
and saving them - you will never know when and who from the future
generations will read them.