Hi Bridge Players,
We hope you enjoyed the new
format for the Winter Sectional. Games at 10:30am and 2:30pm with lunches for
sale each day. We heard many favorable comments. 1. No venturing out in the
blustery weather 2. An earlier end time during days with the shortest daylight
The board has decided that
for at least another year we will continue this format for the January Sectional.
The Spring and Fall Sectionals will be 10:30am and 3:30pm games which allow people to
go out for lunch. The Spring and Fall will also offer double session pairs as
well as single session pairs.
We are mid way between our
Winter and Spring Sectionals.These three day events are well attended and
enjoyed by our local players as well as many folks from out of town.
Many hands go into the
success of these events. Please take the
time to read about many special people and the “work” they did for all of
you. Try to remember some of the names and
next time you see them a “thank you” would go a long way.
First of all you need some
luck. And we were LUCKY! Did you notice
we squeezed out weekend right between two storms that closed the Thruway?
Whew!! Mike Roberts could not get in to direct Friday (thanks Brian Meyer for
stepping in at the last moment). And Mike was unable to leave Buffalo until
Wednesday of the following week.
Sue Neubecker and I were
chairs but we had so many people help. Special thanks to Tova and Andrei
Reinhorn for organizing and selling the lunches. Thanks to Larry Soong for
dealing the boards. Thanks to Paul and Linda Zittel for delivering and stocking
the refreshment supplies.
Bakers – we have the best!!
Thanks to Pat Lakeman for calling the bakers who included: Judy Kaprove, Linda
Zittel, Joyce Greenspan, Ruth Wurster, Donna Steffan, Judy Graf, Barb Libby,
Jane Larcom and Faith Perry.
Clean-up crew – Carol Bedell, Marietta Kalman,
Helen Panza, Linda Burroughsford, and
Elaine Kurasiewicz. These people came early and/or stayed late. I also extend
thanks for all of you who help out just because you see something that needs to
be done. Sunday after the game is astonishing when many, many hands pick up
boards, fold tables and stack chairs. It is a pleasure working with you.
Betty Metz, President WNY Unit 116
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Silver points for NLM (0-500) players - LINK
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Unit 116 SPRING Sectional
April 4,5,6 2014
M&Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main Street - Buffalo NY 14221
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A group of Buffalo area bridge players traveled to Bermuda to participate in the famous Bermuda Regional. Brian and teammates won the Bracket 2 KO, while Penny, Tova, Andrei and Peter took home the trophy for winning Strata C in final day Swiss teams event! Congratulations!
24.65 Brian Meyer, Cheektowaga NY
19.53 Penny Shui, Clarence NY
17.18 Tova Reinhorn, Williamsville NY
12.81 Andrei Reinhorn, Williamsville NY
11.28 Peter Shui, Clarence NY
11.25 Ted Kahn, Amherst NY
11.25 Dian Petrov, Buffalo NY
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to the new Unit 116 Life Masters Manju Ceylony and Shakeel
Ahmad who made
it to the Finals of Flight C GNT in Atlanta.
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Buffalo NLM (0-500)
"Silver Point" Sectional Tournament
August 9-11, 2013
Bridge Center of Buffalo
Pictures and comments from “out-of-towner” players:
“Good Morning- Congrats to our team for coming in 2nd in the afternoon
Swiss Team Game! Thank you for a great day! “
as always the Buffalo Bridge Center has the best hospitality of any of
the tournaments I have attended. Thank you! The
doughnuts in the morning got us going. Pizza, fresh fruit and fresh
vegetables gave us the energy for the afternoon. Everyone loved the
variety of homemade cookies! You have some excellent bakers
your group. “
“Again a great time was had by all!”
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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
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.