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Welcome to Unit 116, District 5 Home Page


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Hello Unit 116 Members,

We had a very successful Annual Meeting. I would like to thank the entire Board and, in particular, Barb Libby and Sandi England for a job very well done.

When our planning started, I did not know what to expect regarding attendance. We had 11 full tables. Of course, it would have been better to have more people. However, under the circumstances, I think the attendance was very positive. The results of the Bridge game are posted on the website.

I was impressed regarding mask wearing and virtually all attendees chose to wear masks.

Congratulations to the individuals who were elected to the Board at the Annual meeting. Joyce Greenspan and Sandi England were elected for 3-year terms and Kathy Pollock and Barb Libby were elected for 2-year terms.

Our planning meeting for 2022 activities is on December 14th, 2021, with both the new and old board.

Our next major event is our Winter Sectional in January. The flyer for this event is included herein.

Thank you for your support of UNIT 116 and stay well.

Best regards,
John Bava 
President
Western New York Unit 116 of the ACBL

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Unit 116 Winter Sectional

January 21-23, 2022
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED—ACBL HAS ADVISED THAT MASKS ALSO REQUIRED

Main Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main St. Williamsville, NY (Buffalo) 14221

Friday 1/21 Pairs
10:30 am    Single session stratified A/B/C pairs

Saturday 1/22 Pairs
10:30 am    Single session stratified A/B/C pairs

 Sunday 1/23 Swiss Teams         
10:30 am     Stratified A/B/C (with short break)
 (Subs will be available for purchase)

Stratum “A” – 2000 +   Stratum "B" - 500 to 2000   Stratum "C" - 0 to 500
Pairs and teams stratified by average masterpoints.

ENTRY FEE per player per session = $12.00 members/$15.00 unpaid members.All Players MUST be ACBL members.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Chair: John Bava         908-256-6466        jbava@roadrunner.com              
Co-chair: Joyce Greenspan     716-688-4896        joyceg716@roadrunner.com       
 Partnership: Kathy Pollock    716-310-4199        bridgekat@gmail.com   

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Below is a list of currently available ACBL sanctioned online and F2F games for Unit 116 players.
For information and details, contact the owner/ manager/contact person.

Airport Bridge Club/
Alliance Bridge Club                      

Bill Finkelstein 716-836-7016 billfink1234@hotmail.com
Web site: https://www.alliancebridgeclub.com

Buffalo Bridge Center/
Delaware Wednesday Night
                    
Kathy Pollock  716-310-4199 bridgekat@gmail.com                             
Ed Harman 716-480-1666
eharmon@roadrunner.com
Web site: http://www.bridgecenterofbuffalo.com

Bridge Club Meridian/                   
Lockport Duplicate Face2Face Live bridge (Saturdays at 1 pm)
Rust Belt Bridge Group (Online Monday 7 pm Teams, Saturdays 9:50am Pairs)
Dian Petrov 716-668-1226
dpetrov@roadrunner.com
Web sites: https://tinyurl.com/2fj2hama
or http://meridian.bridgecloud.com

Bridge Club of East Aurora
Face2Face Live bridge (Wednesdays at 10 am)
David Larcom 716-649-9354 dmocral@verizon.net

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Mentoring

In the recent past, Unit 116 has sponsored a very successful mentoring program. We anticipate that we will continue our program in manner similar to what we have done previously. The only question involves timing. Stay tuned for updates.

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 Youth Bridge Update


During the fall, winter and spring, Kathy Pollock and Ruth Nawotniak taught three sets of 8-9 week sessions with each session capped by a youth tournament on Bridge base for masterpoints. A total of twenty youth students participated in a small beginner class and a larger intermediate class. The lessons and the tournaments were held online. Kathy and Ruth were ably assisted by John Bava, Bert Feasley, Mike Ryan and Denise Slattery. Thank you all for your help.

At this time there are no plans for the Youth for fall of 2021.

The ACBL Educational Foundation has unveiled BridgeWhiz, a free online program that teaches young people grades 4 through 12 the excitement of contract bridge. See page 23 of November’s Bridge Bulletin.

Slideshows from Kid's Tournament on November 24, 2019:
Link

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Welcome to the Western New York Unit 116 website.  Our unit of over 350 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”.  

 

 

Coming to Unit 116!

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District 5 NAP finals ONLINE ONLY on BBO, Flight A(unlm), B(0-2500), C (0-500NLM), October 2-3, 2021
Results
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Unit 116 Annual Meeting F2F,
December 4, 2021
Main-Transit Firehall
6777 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221
Flyer
Results
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BUFFALO WINTER SECTIONAL F2F,
January 21-23, 2022
Main-Transit Firehall
6777 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221
Flyer
 

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