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Fun Time Pinochle Club winners from Dec. 16: Tony Dodero, 12,640; Gene Smith, 12,310; Ida Purcell, 12,230; Bert Sellers, 10,400. The club meets Mondays in Clubhouse 1, starting at noon. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.

– Richard Van Wasshnova


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Dec.14: Nancy Wheeler, 10,690; Howard Bleakley, 10,610; Jim Kaspar, 10,260; Peg Kaspar, 9,630.Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.

– Peg Kaspar


Saturday Social Bunco Club results from Dec. 14: Most buncos: Tie among Marge Bradley, Fred Houghton, Mary Milhone, Doris Dack. Most wins: Jay Whitehead. Most babies: Simone Gornowicz. Most losses: Louise Damron. Door prize winner: Aileen Ackerman. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., Dec. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Early arrival is advised to secure a seat. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.

–Doris Dack


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 14: Strat A: First NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. First EW: Verna Burns-Judy Carter Johnson. Second NS: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith. Second EW: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Bobbie Vann. Strat B: First NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Second EW: Chie Wickham-Lois Curci. First EW: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Bobbie Vann. Strat C: Second NS: Rufo Robinson-Betty Scharf. First EW: Chie Wickham-Lois Curci Winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 13: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. First EW: Ted and Joan Wieber. Second NS: Ruth Kaller-Linda Carter. Strat B: First EW: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Second NS: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Second EW: Jean Byer-Jaye Woodington. Strat C: First NS: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Games are played at 12:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 p.m., or if a partner is needed, by noon, and every effort will be made to find one. For reservations or cancellations Friday or Saturday, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586, ext. 381. Director on Friday was Bud Parish; Saturday, Emma Trepinski. –Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 12:Dec.12: NS: Bud Parish-Ron Yaffee. First in Strats A, B, and C: John Killian-Joe FioRica. Second in Strat A: Joan and Ted Wieber. Third in Strat A, second in Strat B; Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson, fourth in Strat A. EW: Bill Linskey-Howard Smith.First in Strat A and B; Rob Preece-Larry Slutsky--Second in Strat A; Chie Wickham-Virginia Buccella--Third in Strat A, Second in Strat B, First in Strat C; George Koehm-Verna Becker--Fourth in Strat A, Third in Strat B.Winners of the afternoon session Dec. 9: NS: Larry Slutsky-Mike Ullman. First in Strat A: Cookie Pham-Verna Becker. Second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Ruth Kaller-Fay Beckerman. Third in Strat A, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios, fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Jack Dampman- George Koehm, third in Strat B, first in Strat C. EW: Lavonne McQuilkin-Fern Dunbar. First in Strat A: Eileen Nelson-Dorothy Favre, second in Strat A: Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. Third in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Christine Frumen-Joe FioRica, fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3, Lobby. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 p.m., or if partners are needed, by noon. For Monday reservations or cancellations, call Midge Dunagan, 594-9698. For Thursday reservations, call Cookie Pham, 431-6453. If they cannot be reached, call the director of the day, Gene Yaffee, on Mondays at 430-7040 and Diane Sachs, 493-8638, Thursdays.

– Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club games from Dec.12: Marian Cogdill, 15,780; Al Goldstein, 12,770; Dave Turveeno, 11,430; Edith Pokorny, 10,550. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

– Jim Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club winners Dec. 10: Evelyn Smith, Judy Weherkel, Dorothy Krauss. Games begin at 4:45 p.m., in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should plan to arrive between 4:30-5 p.m., with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.

– Dave Tubbs


Monday Bridge Club winners from Dec. 9: Bob Priest, Dorothy Krauss, Mary Jean Tusha. Games begin at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.

Dave Tubbs


Best Time Bunco Club results from Dec. 9: Most Buncos: Joyce Ingram. Most wins: Julie Milburn. Most babies: Marge Bradley. Most losses: Tie among Fred Houghton, Mary Anne Haugen, Elizabeth Goodrow and Doris Dack. Door prize winner: Joseph LaRouche. The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The next meeting will held Dec. 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 12. Members will meet at 5 p.m. for a potluck Italian dinner, followed by bunco at 6. All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome

– Gail Levitt


Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from Dec. 6: Most Yahtzees: Teri Nugent, 7. Highest score: Chuck Nugent, 422. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., Dec. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Games are played on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, call Cheryl Richardson at (951) 488-8219.

– Cheryl Richardson


by Carlene LeCocq

LW contributor

Fifty-two members of the Leisure World Cribbage Club enjoyed seven games last week, with Gary Greytak leading the way. It was annual “dues day”for the period beginning Jan. 1.

Gary, the former club president, had the top score of the day, an 835.

He was followed by Bob Marselle, 829; Karl Henry and Jackie McReynolds, tied for third at 825; and Kel Kelemen, 824.

A special award went to Potsy Frank.

Al Bonnema was a winner with a total of 121 in six games.

Fred Claveau celebrated his birthday by bringing two cakes, and Nancy Demery furnished two plates of homemade fudge. The club appreciates those who bring refreshments.

Rally Bates was at the meeting as Irene Fully’s guest.

The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1. Members play seven games at tables of four. They change tables as they win.

There are always enough tables for everyone and games end at approximately 3:30.

To learn the game or just brush up, call Patti Smith, president, at 242-4674. She will have a teacher available at 11 a.m.

The club welcomes all LW residents. They can play the first three games before joining.

Friday Golf

by Merle McGee

LW contributor

The Friday Golf completed its annual tournament at Baker and Meadowlark Dec. 13, when Jim Dickerson won the first flight with a 127 and Lowell Goltra the second with a 132.

Tied for second place behind Jim were Paul Cose, Bob Todd and Bill McKusky. Their two-round total was 131. Merle McGee finished fifth.

Six birds were made at Baker. Jim Dickerson had the only bird at Meadowlark.

Ron Maddox was runner-up in the second flight with a 138. Marvin Ballard was third with a 152.

No birds were made in the second flight.

At Baker, Merle McGee was closest to the pin on both holes. At Meadowlark, Bill McKusky won on the 16th hole.

The fourth hole is in a carryover that will be played tomorrow, Friday at Riverview.

At Baker, Merle McGee was closest to the pin on both holes.


This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 26.


Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Nf6. The white Knight moves from g4 to f6. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate

Mens Golf

by Jim Kaspar

LW contributor

Peter Oh collected the prize for the over-the-field low gross with 52 strokes last week at the the Leisure World Men’s Golf Club tournament.

Seventy-six golfers braved the cold elements of the early-morning starting times, only to see the sun come out and make it an ideal day for the game. Fujio Norihiro was closest to the pin on the eighth hole at 1 feet, 11 inches. Youn Lee’s ball on the 17th hole stopped 3-9 from the cup.

For the circle-hole shooters, 304 shots were attempted, but only four stayed in the confines of the chalk.

All scores are posted as net results.

Peter Oh’s 51 won the first flight ahead of Tom Soonthorn’s 53. They were followed by Chi Lee, Ron Steele and Bob Turner, 54; Sung E. Kim, 55; and Paul Cose, Young Lee, Fujio Norihiro and Mike Oh, tied at 56.

E.K. Kim came in at seven net strokes under par at 47 to open scoring for the second flight. K.W. Jeon’s 48 was good for second, followed by Allen Bourhenne, 53; Bill Tushar, 54; Pan Park and Stan Shiroma, 55; Ned Sprow, 56; and Bill Barnum and Gene Weller with matching 57s.

Steven Moody carded a 51 to win the third flight. Youn Lee and Frank Snee tied for second with 55s, followed by Joe Hammond and Bill Lesher, 58.

With a 47, John Kim matching another low-tournament score in winning the fourth flight. Paul Harenski was second with his 51, followed by Bill Aarnes, 55; Bob Marselle, 56; and Tom Morris,55.

Ladies Golf

Forty-two members of the Ladies Golf Club played for low net and birdies Dec. 10 on a brisk morning on the local course.

There were two holes-in-one during play, by Angela Lee and Soon Ja Min. Angela’s came on the seventh hole and Soon Ja’s on No. 8.

Members must now bring $1 to the next meeting to replenish the hole-in-one pot. 

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low net: Yvonne Yim, 24. Birdies: Yvonne Yim, 4; Linda Herman, 8; Hae Lee, 4; Gee Gee Kwak, 2.

Flight B: Low net: Tie between Helen Yoon and Angela Lee, 23. Birdies: Helen Yoon, 5; Angela Lee, 4, 7; Soo Kim, 3; Soon Ja Min, 8; Sheila Jeon, 3.

Flight C: Low net: Sandra deDubovay, 22. Birdies: Sandra deDubovay, 5.

Flight D: Low net: Jane Legus, 22. Birdies: Bertha Barragan, 3; Joyce Bizzel, 8.


No Tuesday tournament play is scheduled Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

The next meeting is Jan. 6 in Clubhouse 2, followed by the ace of the year tournament the next day, Jan.7.


by Dave Silva

LW contributor

The Leisure World Bowling Club enjoyed “position day” last week when the first-place team in the League standings plays the runner-up, and continuing down the line.

Very Striking and The Misfits are still tied for the top spot. Very Striking won the first and third games, but Bea Crocker of The Misfits started game 2 with four strikes. She finished with a 187 game and 660 series with handicap in winning total pins.

Connie Terry of Very Striking was high for the ladies with a last game of 211 and 234 series.

Keep Bowling moved into third place and with a sweep behind Renato Villanueva’s 179, 218, 259 and 658 series.

But it was Harold Van Otterloo with an ever higher series of 662 will games of 198, 222 and 242 as Kegler’s Four won three.

Frank Snee of Just Lucky continued to bowl well with games of 204 and 210 and a 580 series.

Four/Before swept its match as Dottie Anderson had a 179 and 504 series. Rick Edwards had a 196 game.

Crazy Eight won three games in a close match. Rudy Arzaga’s strike in the final frame decided the game.

Monday Golf

by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor

It was cold and windy Dec. 9 when 14 members of the Monday Golf Group took to the Riverview course.

Mike Looney won the B flight with a 65, low score of the day. He had the only sub par round in either flight and the only birdie in his flight.

Marv Ballard was second and David Johns third. They were followed by Lowell Goltra, Ron Maddox, Bob Looney and Bob Munn. David had the fewest putts.

Tim Looney posted a qualifying round.

Bill McKusky won the first flight with a 72.

He was followed by Paul Cose, Merle McGee, Larry Hillhouse, Don McLane and Jim Dickerson.

Don and Paul had birdies and Don had low putts.

Closest to the pin awards went to Larry Hillhouse on the second hole and Mike Looney on the No. 9.

Thanks to Lowell Goltra for putting together the 2014 schedule for Mondays and Fridays.

Next play for the Monday Group will be Dec.


Bob Looney won the tournament Dec. 7 with an ace high heart flush, beating Carole Damoci’s wheel straight.

They were followed by Katie Hamilton, John DeMarco, Sharon Kirchner, Ron Pine, Ralph Provow, and Alf Blomstervik.

The final table was dealt by Wendy Wu.

Bob Looney has been a Tournament Poker Club member for seven years and won the final table on one other occasion.

His other hobby is golf. Bob serves as a dealer for the club’s tournaments and serves on the board.

Tournament High Hand was Judy Jasmin’s AAAAK followed by Pat Bennett’s 9999A.- Margaret Gillon