As we start another year, the Unit Board is busy planning bridge
events. Our Winter Sectional is fast approaching and in February we
have a Pro-Am Game with Taste of Buffalo.
I challenge you, our players, to make this year special. Make it a
priority to invite a new member or a non-life master to our unit
events. Best of all would be to offer to be a partner but also up on
the scale of “nice” would be an invitation and guidance of what to
My wish for 2016 is to make it the year of: new players, included
players and the mixing of old (not literally) and new.
President, Unit 116
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New York Unit 116
Pro-Am "Taste of Buffalo"
Bridge Center of Buffalo
3362 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
Sunday, February 28, 2016Lunch -1:00 pmGame-1:45 pm
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Unit 116 "Stay
Warm" Winter Sectional
23, 24 - 2016
-Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221
• • •CHARITY FUNDS AVAILABLE!
The District Director reports that District 5 has
$30,000 available from the ACBL Charity Foundation to award to worthy
local charities. Five organizations will be chosen to receive awards of
$6000 each. These organizations will be nominated by bridge
players who reside in District 5. Organizations must be 501c3
qualified. Players may nominate organizations by sending a brief
synopsis of the mission and procedures of the organization. Proof
of 501c3 qualification must accompany the nomination. Nominations
must be sent by email to Sharon Fairchild email@example.com
no later than April 1, 2016. Voting will take place at the
meeting of the District Board to be held in May.
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Check the Duplicate Bridge
column in The Buffalo News each Saturday for weekly game
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 quarterly newsletter,
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.