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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 hours.

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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WNY 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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Congratulations 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! “

“Betty- as always the Buffalo Bridge Center has the best hospitality of any of the tournaments I have attended.  Thank you!  The fresh 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 in 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 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!

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WNY Unit 116 Spring Sectional

April 4-6, 2014

M&Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main Street - Buffalo NY 14221


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:30 am

Unit-rated club-hosted Pairs Game at Bridge Center of Buffalo

3363 Sheridan Dr - Amherst, NY

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Monday, May 12 , 2014 - 7:15 pm "Barometer Pairs"

Unit run Pairs Game at Bridge Club Meridian


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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

"2 session Swiss Teams"

Unit-rated club-hosted Team game at Airport Bridge Club

247 Cayuga Rd. - Buffalot, NY

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Friday, May 30, 2014- 10:30 am 
Unit-rated club-hosted  game at Bridge Club Meridian

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Buffalo NLM (0-500) "Future Stars" - May 30 and 31, 2014 at Bridge Center of Buffalo 3363 Sheridan Dr - Amherst NY


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Saturday, June 28 , 2014 - 1:00 pm "Strawberry Social"

Unit run Pairs Game at Lockport Duplicate - Senior Citizens Center

Lockport, NY


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