Volunteer Hall of Fame
New Mentoring Program
Welcome to Unit 116, District
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Dear Unit 116 Members,Hopefully
spring has finally arrived with some consistently warmer temperatures.
I hope that you are doing well, and I look forward to seeing you at one
of our future events.
After a very challenging January
Sectional, circumstances improved in April. We had 85 tables with
players joining us from Canada, Rochester, and Ohio. And while table
count was only 56% compared to 2019, we still did OK financially. We
were able to make up for the loss sustained in the January Sectional
plus add a small amount to our cash balance. Kudos go out to the entire
board for their efforts and in particular, Barb Libby and Gay Simpson who co-chaired the event.
Our next event is the summer outing on August 6, 2022. Please mark your calendars. Soon, you will be hearing from Joyce Greenspan regarding the details.
September Sectional will be held on September 16, 17, and 18, 2022 at
the Main Transit Fire Hall. Please mark you calendars for this event.
You will be hearing from Sandi England as we get closer to September.
Lastly, Davis Heussler is chairing the Buffalo Regional which will be held October 25-30, 2022. Details are being developed.
very much look forward to seeing many of you at one or all of our
future events. Please call me with any questions or comments.
Western New York Unit 116 of the ACBL
Unit 116 Buffalo Spring Sectional
April 1-3, 2022
Buffalo Bridge Center
3362 Sheridan Dr. , Amherst,
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Below is a list of currently available ACBL sanctioned online and F2F games for Unit 116 players.
For information and details,
contact the owner/ manager/contact person.
Alliance Bridge Club
Finkelstein 716-836-7016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: https://www.alliancebridgeclub.com
Buffalo Bridge Center Face2Face Live bridge (Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 am)
(Online Limited - Monday,Wednesday 7 pm; Tuesday,Thursday 12 pm Pairs)
Betty Metz 716-773-7398 email@example.com
Web site: http://www.bridgecenterofbuffalo.com
Bridge Club of East Aurora
Duplicate Face2Face Live bridge (Saturdays at 1 pm) /
Rust Belt Bridge Group (Online Open - Saturdays 9:50 am Pairs)
Web sites: https://tinyurl.com/2fj2hama
Face2Face Live bridge (Wednesdays at 10 am)
David Larcom 716-649-9354 firstname.lastname@example.org
In the recent past, Unit 116
has sponsored a very successful mentoring program. We anticipate that
we will continue our program in manner similar to what we have done
previously. The only question involves timing. Stay tuned for updates.
Youth Bridge Update
Jim Gullo and his merry band of helpers has revived Unit 116 Youth Bridge in time for the students to attend the Youth North American Bridge Championships in Providence, RI, on July 21-23, 2022. Nine
students are taking bridge lessons to prepare. Unit 116 will again
sponsor Jim to travel to Providence to be there with the students and
their families to coach and support them at the tournament. Good luck
to all of the Buffalo Youth! Go Team!
The ACBL Educational Foundation has unveiled BridgeWhiz,
a free online program that teaches young people grades 4 through 12 the
excitement of contract bridge. See page 23 of November’s Bridge
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”.
Coming to Unit 116!
BUFFALO SPRING SECTIONAL F2F,
April 1-3, 2022
Buffalo Bridge Center
3362 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14226
Unit games at Clubs - July 31 - August 6, 2022
Unit 116 Summer Outing - August 6, 2022
33 Ontario St
Lockport, NY 14094
(entrance from back parking lot)
lunch at noon, game at 1 pm
BUFFALO FALL SECTIONAL F2F,
September 16-18, 2022
M-T Fire Hall
6777 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221