As we leave summer behind, we give huge thanks to Paul and Linda Zittel, Tova Reinhorn and their able work crew for a record breaking picnic. Over 150 had a great day with yummy food.
This brings us to the Fall season, with many more activities planned.
Fall Sectional: September 15, 16, 17 at Main Transit Fire Hall. Check info on this website or fliers at your local club.
Buffalo Regional: October 17-22 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Full flier at clubs, on District 5 website or ACBL website.
Unit 116 Annual Meeting: December 2 at Main Transit Fire Hall
Make your plans, come join us for good bridge, delicious food and lots of fun.
President, Unit 116
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We need caddies at the Regional -October 17-22, 2017
Pay per session $37.00
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am and 3:00pm, Wednesday 7:30pm
Reply to Betty – firstname.lastname@example.org
Select day and time you are available.
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Unit 116 Fall Sectional
September 15 -17, 2017
M&Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main Street - Buffalo NY 14221
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New York Unit 116
American Picnic and 2 sessions of bridge
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Starting at 11 AM
at Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda NY
1241 Strad Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 1412
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Update on school bridge program
Fred Yellen and Jim Gullo with the Unit 116 students at
2017 Toronto Youth North American Bridge Championship.
players from the summer classes for middle and high school students at
the Bridge Center of Buffalo found success in the Youth North American
Bridge Championship Tournament July 20 to July 30 in Toronto. Tyler Mu,
Daren Liu, Colleen Stewart and Michael Passucci won four times in their
School Bridge Program Report
Currently, we have 16
students participating in the Youth Bridge Program at The Bridge Center of
Buffalo. This year, classes are held on Sundays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Fred
Yellen is teaching the beginners (8 students) and Jim Gullo is teaching 8
Since this is a large class
and students are absent from time to time, the need for bridge buddies
(helpers) is more important than ever. When students are absent, the bridge
buddies sit in and make it possible to have an even number of tables so all of
the students can participate in the play of the hand. We need at least four
buddies each Sunday.
If you are interested in
helping from time to time, please contact Ruth Nawotniak at (email@example.com) with your schedule. *Please note: Your commitment to
doing this would be very helpful and much appreciated.”
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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, Alex Kowal and Mark Pascale) 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.