As Fall approaches we shift gears away from outdoor activities and welcome the Bridge opportunities that are available.
Full details are available but I have a few notes I would like to share with you.
I apologize to the players for the glitches that took place during and
after the picnic. This was a first time try and the glitches have
been resolved. It will be worth it: The Unit Board has agreed to
use The Common Game (TCG) for all pairs events. The posting allows
viewing of overall rankings, computerized travelers and Double Dummy
analysis. This has been facilitated by the Bridge Center of Buffalo and
the unit is thankful for their cooperation.
The Unit is pleased to announce that on Sunday of the Sectional we will
introduce Dupli-Swiss. It is Swiss Teams where everyone plays the
same hands and you have hand records. Come give it a try!! Tell
us what you think!! Kudos go to Dave Hemmer, in tandem with our director Brian Meyer, for picking up the extra work that is involved.
Spooktacular Buffalo Regional: Andrei Reinhorn
will be doing our bulletins again this year. They will be
electronically posted each night. They will be sent out to all those
who have email with ACBL and to those who sign up for
“fastresults”. In addition, a printed copy will be posted
Lots of people, doing lots of jobs, make it all happen for you. Enjoy!
President, Unit 116
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Buffalo Regional October 18 - 23, 2016
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Adam’s Mark Hotel
120 Church St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(FREE PARKING with in-out privileges DURING THE TOURNAMENT)
From Canada or the North
Take Rt. 190 South and exit
on Niagara St. Turn right at end of exit ramp. Continue to S. Elmwood and turn
Do Not Turn onto Church St. but
stay in middle lane and take Middle Terrace – Hotel is immediately on right.
Turn right into parking area.
From East or West on NYS
Thruway - Rt. 90Exit onto Rt. 190N (toward
downtown Buffalo) and take to Church St.
exit. Hotel will be immediately on your right. Turn right on Middle Terrace and
right into parking area.
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Congratulations to John and Martha Welte for their win at 2016 Summer Nationals in Washington DC.
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Update on school bridge program
1) Christy Kellogg is completing
her beginning bridge class with a mini-tournament to be held on
September 1. Sixteen students enrolled. Those of us who attended the
class and were fortunate enough to be a part of it were enthralled to
see the progress these kids made. The students were focused and excited
and it was hard to believe how well they did and how quickly they
learned. It was a pleasure to watch them. Of course, a lot has to do
with the skill of the instructor. Great job, Christy! I might add the
bridge buddies were invaluable as well. They answered questions the
students had and filled in when students were absent.
2) Donna Steffan has offered to teach a beginning bridge
class at Transit Middle School, part of the Williamsville School
System. If approved in September, the class will be offered
as an extra-curricular activity to be held from 3:45-4:45 pm on
Thursdays beginning October 6. The class will run until January and
resume again 2nd semester
3) Linda Burroughsford will be teaching a
beginning bridge class at the Bridge Center of Buffalo 9-11 am
Saturdays beginning October 1 thru December 10. There is no charge for
this class. We will be looking for middle school students (give or
take). Please spread the word to your grandchildren, their friends,
your friends who have grandchildren, neighbors, etc. It is a great
We are expecting at least 6 tables so we
will be in need of bridge buddies. If you haven’t signed up and would
like to be a bridge buddy, please contact Sharon Wilcox at email@example.com).
Any questions about the program? Contact Carol Bedell
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Check the Duplicate Bridge
column in The Buffalo News each Saturday for weekly game
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 quarterly newsletter,
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
Kathy Pollock, Alex Kowal and Mark Pascale) 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.