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Dear Members and Friends of Unit 116,

We are now nearing the end of 2014. November and December bring our annual election and meeting.
Ballots should be out within a few days. Four people will be elected (3 people for full terms of three years and 1 person to fill a partial term). It is always exciting to welcome a new board. The challenge for unit members is to be supportive of board members (remember they are volunteers). Also remember as you give comments, make them POSITIVE as well as constructive criticism.
Vote, vote, vote
Then join us for the annual meeting, lunch and game on December 6. Fliers are out at clubs, in the Buff and on our web site. Board Members have tickets for sale.
Thanks to all for participating in our 2014 Unit Events. A special thanks to all who helped out – way too many people for me to mention.

Betty Metz, President Unit 116

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Nominations & Elections

Election results for 2015 Board of Directors for Unit 116:

Chip Kean, Tova Reinhorn and Paul Zittel were elected for 3 years term and Elaine Kurasiewicz - for 2 years term.

Officers: Sue Neubecker - President, Liz Clark - Vice-President, Howard  Foster - Secretary, Tova Reinhorn - Treasurer.

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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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Annual meeting and game
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Main-Transit Fire Hall,
6777 Main St. Williamsville, NY


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District 5 STaC - December 8-14, 2014


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