Sports Scoreboard


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Dec. 28: Bert Sellers, 13,520; Ida Purcell, 10,490; Edith Pokorny, 10,370; Jim Kaspar, 8,870. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.

– Peg Kaspar


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 28: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. Second NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Third NS: Jack Dampman-George Koehm. Strat A: First EW: Howard Smith-Judy Carter Johnson. Second EW: Verna Baccus-Donna Wenberg. Third EW: Dorothy Favre-Jaye Woodington. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 27: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns- Second NS: Sue Fardette-Judy Carter-Johnson. Third in Strat C: Jean Byer-George Koehm, First in Strat B: Jean Byer-George Koehm. Strat A: First EW: Tom and Jane Gibbon. Second EW: Dorothy Favre-Howard Smith. Third EW: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. First Strat B and Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Second in Strat B and C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. 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 on Friday or Saturday, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, Call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586 ext. 381. Director for Friday was Bud Parish, director for Saturday was Robert Goldstein. 

–Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Dec. 26: NS: Judy Carter-Johnson-John Chang, first in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith, second in Strat A: Renee Hoffman-Dalia Hernandez, third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Sue McHale-Jean Byer, first in Strat C. EW: Fern Dunbar-Yolanda Medina, first in Strat A: Sibyl Slutsky-Marilyn McClintock, tied for second place in Strat A with Jane and Tom Gibbons who were also first in Strat B; Melanie-Jerome Smith, first in Strat C. Dec. 23 winners: NS: Joan and Ted Wieber, first in Strats A, B, and C; Larry Slutsky-Bill Linskey, second in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns, third in Strat A: Emma Trepinski-Kimiko Matsumoto, fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B. EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons, first in Strats A and B; Joe FioRica-Chie Wickham, second in Strats A and B, Dorothy Favre-Verna Becker, third in Strat A, Richard Stammerjohn-Gene Yaffee, first in Strat C. 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. 26: Chuck Cutchshaw, 11,370; Jean Beasley, 11,340; Edith Pokorny, 10,560; Cynthia Choate, 10,440. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

– Jim Kaspar



Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from Dec. 20: Most Yahtzees: Ann Ell. Highest score: Cheryl Richardson. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 3, 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



Poker Club

Wendy Wu won the Leisure World Tournament Poker Club’s final tournament of the year Dec. 21, with two pair, eights and sevens.

She beat President Susan Dodson’s pair of aces. Susan was followed by Anita Rosenstein, Ron Pine, Jon Jones, Joanna Dubinka, and Darrell Mancebo.

Vice President Carole Damoci dealt the final table. The club congratulates Wendy on her second tournament victory this year.

She was a club member for only three hours in February before winning
her first tournament .

By winning twice in 2013, Wendy will have extra chips to play with in the player of the year tournament later this month.

She moved to Mutual 2 in February. Before retiring, Wendy worked for an international trading company.

She enjoys singing and belongs to two choral groups. She plays in several other small poker games in Leisure World.

Tournament high hands went to Ron Pine, a king-high straight flush and Susan Dodson, four 6s and an ace.

For club information call Susan Dodson, president, 493-1859; or visit


Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 23.


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: Nc2. The white Knight moves from b4 to C2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Monday Golf


A good turnout of 15 players competed in Fountain Valley Dec. 23 when Merle McGee and Don McLane tied for first place in the opening flight with matching 57s.

Merle had a birdie and Don won the closest to pin award on the 12th hole. Bill McKusky was third and had fewest putts, 27.

Rounding out the flight were Bob Todd, Jim Dickerson, Tom McCullough and Larry Hillhouse.

Larry’s son-in-law Brian Foster joined the group and was closest to the pin on the third hole. Jim Dickerson had the only other birdie in the flight.

In the second flight, Lowell Goltra had a trifecta. He won with a 58, had low putts of 32 and a birdie.

Rich Miller was second with an even-par 62 and Marv Ballard placed third. Rounding out the flight were Ron Maddox, Mauricio Rivero, Ed Dragan and Bob Munn. Bob had the only other birdie in the flight.

Thanks to Bill McKusky for keeping track of the handicaps, and to Bill Lesher for printing the schedules.

Next play is Jan. 6 at Meadowlark.

Thanks for a great 2013.

– Jim Dickerson

Ladies Q Club

The Leisure World Ladies Q Club enjoyed a Christmas lunch Dec. 11 at Coco’s Restaurant.

New board members are Maryellen Bleach, president; Bette Sargent, vice president; Jane Legus, secretary/treasurer; and Grace Lesher, membership chair.

New members are welcome. Practice is held at 10 a.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1, for those who want to brush up on their games or learn to play.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m., in the Ladies Pool Room in Clubhouse 1.


Cribbage Club


Anita Smart finished first with a score of 841 at the Dec. 24 meeting of the Leisure World Cribbage Club. She was followed by Patti Smith, 834; Nancy Demery, 830 and Bea Lissow with 829.

Gene Smith provided cake and ice cream in celebration of his Dec. 29 birthday. Nuts and candy were provided by Patti Smith; oranges, Anita Smart; fancy pretzels, Sol Notrica; teddy bear cookies, Ralph Provo; cookies, Al Goldstein; and Mud Buddies, Wanda Bemben.

Thanks to Howard Bleakley for the donation to celebrate his January birthday.

Servers were Margaret Smith and Anita Smart.

The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1 and new members are welcome.  

Seven games are played and most players finish by 3:30 p.m. A table is guaranteed to those who qualify and arrive by 12:10 p.m. Partners are not needed.

To learn the game or just brush up, people can schedule lessons by calling Patti Smith, 242-4674.

– Patti Smith

Pool Club

by Dave Silva

LW contributor


The Leisure World Pool Club had it’s last beer bust and pool tournament of the year Dec. 21. Members renewed their membership and officers were elected for the new year. Mike Mooney is the new president; Allen Bourhenne is secretary, and Dave Silva returns as treasurer. To join the club, dues are $5. To join the club’s board, contact Dave at 493-8812.

After lunch, members drew names for partners in an 8-ball double elimination tournament featuring eight teams. Alternating shots were played and Billiard Congress of America rules were used.

In the third round, Phil Kay and Bill Clawson met Kurt Bourhenne and Dave Silva in the winner’s bracket finals. Dave made a long cut shot in the corner to remain the final team in the winner’s half.

Ken Harpham and Ren Villanueva won a long, tight battle against Glen Morris and Ralph Buscher to play Phil and Bill for a chance at the finals.

Ren and Ken won, as Ren was left with a shot at the 8-ball hanging in the corner pocket.

Ren and Ken needed to win two straight games from Kurt and Dave. It came down to Ken and Ren having two solid balls left and Dave having a shot to cut the nine down the rail. He made the shot and left Kurt a short straight in shot on the nine to win the tournament.

– Dave Silva

Ladies Golf Club

Forty-five members of the Ladies Golf Club hit the Leisure World course Dec. 24 for the weekly nine-hole tournament. Play for the day was low net and chip-ins.

Flight A: Low net: Bert Thompson, 24. Chip-in: Betty Risley, No. 4.

Flight B: Low net: Ida Jose, 23. Chip-in: Marilyn Hewitt, 4.

Flight C: Low net: Dorothy Favre, 22. Chip-in: Jean Cose, 2; Sandra deDubovay, 7; Jean Ferrari, 5.

Flight D: Low net: Phyllis Goyette, 22. Chip-in: Mary Lou Richards, 8.

The next meeting is Jan. 6, in Clubhouse 2. A social gathering begins at 10 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10:30.