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Happy End of Summer Beginning of Fall

We are just coming off a great weekend of bridge with the Fall Sectional.  163.5 tables played during the weekend of Sept. 12-14.  Kudos to Paul and Linda Zittel. They are the “ hostess with the mostess”. Zittel corn salsa, Zittel veggies and dip, Zittel chex mix. Now that is great hospitality.

This was our first sectional using the Bridgemate system for scoring. Again Paul Zittel is our hero. He spearheaded the entire project and now there are 35 units for our use. Many of them were donated by members and have dedications on them.  The learning curve is moving along with very few problems coming up.

Thanks to Tova who picked up bagels and Tim bits each morning and sold Sunday subs with Jim Gullo.

Super Bakers are what we have: Pat Lakeman is the coordinator. This sectional the goodies were brought in by: Jo Finton, Kathy Majewski, Patty Rasmus, Joanne Kelley, Diane Bielinski, Liz Clark, Jay Levy, Judy Marshall, Walt Olszewski, Dale Anderson, Ed Drozen, Henry Chudy, Paula Kotowski, and Adrian Figliotti.

The super set-up and clean-up teams of Larry and Dottie Soong, Judy Kaprove, and Howard and Laurie Foster get our big thanks.  Many others pitched in and all hands are appreciated. Sunday after the Swiss, the place becomes a whirlwind of activity as tables are closed up, bidding boxes are stored and all materials are put away until next time. THANKS EVERYONE.

Buffalo Regional – Oct. 21-26 – Hamburg Fairgrounds
Eight is Enough – Unit Game – Sunday Nov. 9 – Airport Club
Annual Meeting-Lunch-Game – Saturday Dec. 6 – Main Transit Fire Hall

Enjoy! Enjoy! These  events are planned for you.

Betty Metz, President Unit 116

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October 21-26, 2011

Buffalo "Spooktacular" Regional

at Erie County Fairgrounds

Results and Bulletins

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 June 21, 2014 - The Longest Day bridge games





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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 New York.


Welcome to the Western New York Unit 116 website.  Our unit of over 450 dedicated bridge players is part of the American Contract Bridge League’s District Five.  Geographically, we encompass the counties 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 – January, 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 games are held throughout the year.

We publish a bi-monthly newsletter, Bridge Buff, 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  Kathy Pollock  and Alex Kowal) starting with  issues back in the past. You can read old and current issues to see where we 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.



Coming to Unit 116!

Club run Unit-rated game -
Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:15 pm
at Bridge Center of Buffalo

3362 Sheridan Dr
Amherst NY  14226

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DISTRICT 5 REGIONAL  October 21-26, 2014 
Erie County Fairgrounds

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Club run Unit-rated game -
, October 31, 2014 10:30 am
at Bridge Center of Buffalo

3362 Sheridan Dr
Amherst NY  14226

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Club run Unit-rated game -
November 8, 2014 noon
at Bridge Center of Buffalo

3362 Sheridan Dr
Amherst NY  14226

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"Eight is Enough"  Unit 116 Team Game
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1 pm
at Airport Bridge Club

247 Cayuga Rd
Buffalo NY  14225



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