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Trophy Winners


CONGRATS to Roz and Saul Teukolsky for winning the three unit trophy races for Life Masters this year!


Board of Directors Elects 2017 Officers


The Board of Directors elected Executive Committee officers for 2017 at the Nov. 12 Board meeting in Waterloo.

They are:

President: DeWitt Henricks, Area 4

Vice President: Patricia Stadelmaier, Area 8

Secretary: Sandy Stockton, Area 1

Treasurer: Edythe Krauss, Area 7

Member-at-large: Mary Miller, Area 6


The officers will take office Jan. 1, 2017 and serve for one year.

District 4 NAP Flight B Winners from Unit 112!

Congratulations to Ithaca’s Larry Kidder and Courtenay Footman for winning the B flight NAP game!!

Other NAP results can be found here: Flight A, Flight B or Flight C


Other Unit News: the trophy races have been updated through Endwell.

The last sectional of 2016 is coming up in Waterloo – info. The team always does a great job hosting.

There is also a unit 112 Board meeting prior to the game if you are interested in getting involved. agenda-unit-nov-12-2016.

2015 ACBL Ace of Clubs and Mini McKenney Result Links

Unit Mini McKenney:

Unit Ace of Clubs:

District 4 Mini McKenney:

District 4 Ace of Clubs:

New Bridge Club in the Unit

Mohawk Valley Bridge – 55 Preswick Dr., New Hartford, NY; (315) 724-8451; Mon 6:45pm; Tues 11:45am; Thu 11:45am; Fri 6:45pm; Sun 4:45pm (monthly)

Henry Bethe: 2/20/1944 – 6/7/2015

Henry Bethe

It is with great sadness I report Henry Bethe of Ithaca passed away on Sunday. Henry was a bridge player for over 5 decades, a Grand Life Master with 3 National Tournament wins. He was a past president of our Unit and the Ithaca Bridge Club. He spent time teaching newer and seasoned players the intricacies of the game. He developed numerous modifications to conventions local players would call “the Henry version”. His memory was phenomenal. He could recite hands played weeks before and would know how the cards played out and should have played out. All who played with him or against him will miss his contributions to the game of bridge. Henry was loved by his community for who he was and he will be greatly missed. Unit 112 and The Ithaca Bridge Club will not be the same. He is survived by his mother, sister and son.

The published obituary can be found here:

The Bridge Masters web site posted an obit and lots of memebers have commented – see the link below:

A quick google search led me to this article:

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2015!

Unit 112 has new leadership.

Mike Mihevc has been President of the unit since 2012 and has stepped aside in this new year. Phil Clark is the new Unit 112 President. The Unit thanks Mike for his years of service. He will continue as a voting member of the board.

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Ron Mittleman has joined the unit 112 board as Treasurer, replacing Warren Marsland. The Board also is grateful for all the hard work Warren has put in over the years. He is a wealth of knowledge about tournaments in our unit and will also continue as a voting member of the board.

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2014 was the year we introduced Learn Bridge in a Day workshops. These classes have been extremely successful in bring new players to local clubs. We have 2 more workshops planned for 2015. Mary Miller has spent much time and energy coordinating these events, and the Unit thanks her for her efforts.

2015 also brings the return to our units Regional to Rochester. The Regional is in May, rather than July/August. Check out the tournament Calendar for the exact dates.

Many all your slams make and all doubles pay off… see you at the table!


Florence Hagan 1910-2014


The Mohawk Valley Bridge Association mourns the passing of Florence Hagan, 104, on Sept. 24, 2014.  A Silver Life Master and dearly loved player,

Florence  first received her Life Master at the age of 89 and 11 months. She was able to play bridge with the club until shortly before her 104th birthday, after which her loving friends continued to visit her at the nursing home to play bridge with her until shortly before she died.  

Tournament Director Henry Cukoff 1949–2014

Henry Cukoff 1949–2014

National Tournament Director Henry Cukoff died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack while working at the Spring NABC in Dallas. Cukoff, of Montreal QC, was well-known figure to players in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada.

A full obituary will appear in an upcoming issue of the Bridge Bulletin.

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Death notice

Fred Peisel – 1943 – 2013.

Fred was a past President of SCBC and was a Board member for over 40 years. His contributions to CNY bridge go beyond his participation in promoting the growth of Bridge in Syracuse.  His expertise in playing the game, analyzing complex declarer problems and promoting the growth of bridge in CNY by partnering less experienced players – myself included – will be remembered and appreciated.   Recognizing Fred as a “top player” in the area should not be measured by his achieving Life Master status or even by the total number of masterpoints he earned. Fred was a devoted family man who preferred the serenity of sharing a cabin in the Adirondacks with his beloved bride, Rita, for vacations rather than the pursuit of additional Bridge achievements. Fred was an accomplished bowler, poker player and devoted sports enthusiast.  While his vocation was that of computer programmer the love of Bridge served to balance his varied personal interests.  Up until the time when Fred was no longer able to devote the time and energy to contribute to the SCBC and the SCBC Wednesday evening game had dwindled to “no game”,  he and 3 other players would still meet on Wednesday evenings and play several hours of rubber bridge. THAT was the love of the game Fred had.  Fred is survived by, Rita, his wife of 46 years – who was not a bridge player but would always appease Fred by partnering him in the annual Christmas Party game – and his adult children Eric and Lisa.  The sympathies the Syracuse Bridge Community go out to his family.