Dear Unit 116 Members,
longer days, the sound of birds and tulips and daffodils poking up,
what a welcome time of year for those who stayed in the Buffalo area
this winter. Enjoy getting out and include playing in the
special events the Unit has planned. Many great bridge opportunities
are available to you.
Our Spring Sectional was a wonderful success. A huge THANKS to Liz Clark and Sue Neubecker, chairs of this event. Partnerships was handled by Judi Bailey.
The weekend ended with us being up 18 (eighteen) tables from last
Spring. Yes, you read that right, up 18 tables. Very favorable
comments were heard from local and out-of-town players.
the volunteers are amazing and I urge you to make note of these names
and give them a special “thank you”. This kind of event is not
possible without them. Pat Lakeman was our calling person for bakers. The wonderful goodies were baked by Florence Boyd, Joyce Greenspan, Jane Larcom, Sue Neubecker, Faith Perry, Joan Rose, Donna Steffan, Dottie Soong, Judy Padgug and Marietta Kalman. Kudos to the above for a job well done.
We had the advantage of the “many hands doing a job” theory. Set-up and clean-up jobs were made much easier with the help of: Elaine Kurasiewicz, Eleanor Whelan, Jerry Geiger and Linda Burroughsford.
Our program of Sectionals and Unit Games continues only with the help of others. Thanks to all!!
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.