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Dear Unit 116 Members,

Spring, 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.

Again 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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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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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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