Sports Scorebloard


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Jan. 27: Diane Van Wasshnova, 13,820; Ruth Bonnema, 13,070; Marilyn Allred,13,000; Margaret Smith, 11,300.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 from Jan. 25: Grace Buster, 12,190; Wilma Randall, 10,940; Virginia DeFields, 10,670; Joan Taylor, 10,520. 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 Jan. 25: Most buncos: Tie between Jann Shaffer and Grace Surprenant. Most wins: Dave LaCascia. Most babies: Bill Simmons. Most losses: Maxine Reardon. Door prize winner: Kathleen Morrison. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., Feb. 8, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.

–Doris Dack


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the pairs session and club championship game Jan. 25: NS: First and third in Strat A, overall Second in A, first in B and C: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. Second in A, first in B and C, over-all fourth in A, second in B, first in C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Third in A, second in B, overall, fourth in B: Joe Fiorita-Bob Lofstrom. Third in C overall: Chie Wickham-Stan Blitz. EW: First in Strats A and and B: Howard Smith-Judy Johnson. Second in Strat A, overall second A: Joan Tschirki-Janette Estill. Third in A and B, first in C, overall fifth in A, third in B, second in C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Second in C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 24: Strat A: NS: First in A and second in B: Connie and Jay Young. Second in A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. Third in B: Cooie and Jack Dampman. EW: Strat A: First, John Chang-Judy Johnson. Second, Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre. Strat B: First EW: Bobbie Vann-Sylvia Kaprelyan. Games are played at 12:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15, 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, 799-1089, If after noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586, ext. 381. Director Friday was Bud Parish; Saturday, Emma Trepinski.

– Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club games Jan. 23: North/South: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Gene Yaffee; second in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-Bill Linskey; third in Strat A and first in Strat B, Cookie Pham-Verna Becker; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Linda and Richard Stein; first in Strat C: Joan and Tom Wieber. East/West: First in Strat A, Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Jane and Tom Gibbons; third in Strat A, Marilyn McClintock-Sibyl Slutsky; fourth in Strat A, second Strat B and first in Strat C, Melanie and Jerome Smith. Jan. 20 winners: North/South: Tied for first in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Richard Sands and Dottie Thompson-Howard Smith (also first in Strat B); third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; tied for fourth in Strat A, Ruth Kaller-Christine Frumen and Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios (also second in Strat B); first in Strat C: Claudette Barrack-Monica Gettis. East/West: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; third in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-Verna Becker; fourth in Strat A and first in Strat B: Jane and Tom Gibbons; second in Strat B: Chie Wickham-Joe Fiorita; first in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Bill Power. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 to confirm their reservations or by noon without a partner. To make or cancel a reservation on Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; on Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or report that you are running late, call 481-7368 after noon.

– Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club games Jan. 23: Marilyn Allred, 12,630; Ron Olsen, 11,360; Charlie Miller, 11,230; Eileen Normington, 11,030. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

Progressive Bridge Club games Jan. 21: Jack Bennett, Dorothy Krauss, Emily Moubassaly. 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


Mid-Day Bridge Club games Jan. 20: Dave Tubbs, Dorothy Krauss, Pauline Fitzsimons. 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


Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from Jan.17: Most Yahtzees: Tie between Ann Ell and Mary Milhone. Highest score: Isabel Hamilton. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 7, 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


Best Time Bunco Club Monday night games Jan.13:Most buncos: Bob Szumita. Most wins: Lindi Hudson.  Most babies: Rickie Durbin. Most losses: Tie between Vivian Fourniec and Bill Zurn. Door prize winner: Joyce Ingram. The next meeting will held Jan. 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All residents are welcome to attend. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.

– Gail Levitt


Cribbage Club

by Carlene LeCocq

LW contributor


Alma Zamzow turned in a 28-point hand at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Leisure World Cribbage Club and won $25 for the achievement.

Top finishers were Fred Claveau with an 841, followed by Alice Buckle, 839; Karl Henry, 837; and Gene Smith, 833. 

A score of 6-121s was turned in by Wanda Bemben. Although she didn’t win prize money, she was awarded a consolation prize.

Cookies and ice cream were served by Liz Meripol in honor of her birthday. Janet Carpenter provided nuts.

The club received a donation by Bea Lissow that will be used later.

Bea, an excellent helper on Tuesdays, prepares the scoring ballots with dates and arranges them on the tables. 

Shareholders are welcome to join the group for fun afternoons.

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 brush up, people can schedule lessons for one hour at 11 a.m. before the meetings by calling Patti Smith, 242-4674.

Tournament Poker Club


Joanna Dubinka won the second tournament of the year, held Jan. 18, with two queens.

The final hand began when Darrell Mancebo who had a king and five in his hand, decided to bet all his chips on the outcome on the hand.

Joanna, who had a queen and six in her hand, accepted Darrell’s bet. The community cards were dealt and the players shared the cards that were: ace, ace, two, queen, and six. Joanna had two pair, aces and queens.

Darrell only had one a pair; aces, so he lost the tournament to Joanna.

Darrell was followed by Lem Hall, Jack MacLean, Jack Pfiefer, Chuck Burnett, and Lucy Starkey. Wendy Wu dealt the final table.

Joanna has been a member of the Tournament Poker Club for eight years.

She has lived in Leisure World for 15 years and currently resides in Mutual 3.

Before she retired, Joanna was a manicurist.

Tournament high hands were won by Sal Maciel with four sevens and Lou Fiorita with three aces and two queens.

– Margaret Gillon


Ladies Golf Club

Membership dues of $20 for the Leisure World Ladies Golf Club are now payable.

If they are not paid by Feb. 1, members will not be able to participate in the Tuesday morning tournaments. Dues allow players to take part in all the various tournaments, giving members a chance to win back most or all of the dues. They can be paid at Clubhouse 3.

On Jan. 21, 51 ladies participated in low net and putts.

Flight A: Low net: Hae Lee, 23. Low putts: Tie among Betty Risley, Bonnie Howe, Yvonne Yim, 13.

Flight B:Low net: Mary Greig, 24. Low putts: Mary Greig, 13.

Flight C: Low net: Tie between Mary Lancaster and Laura Garcia, 24. Low putts: Tie among Sharon Van Otterloo, Dorothy Favre, and Laura Garcia, 14.

Flight D:Low net:Carol Munn, 19.Low putts: Joyce Bizzell, 13.


The next monthly meeting is Feb. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. A social gathering begins at 10 a.m., followed by meeting at 10:30. Note the change of venue.

– Linda Herman

Shuffleboard Club

The Aces beat the Raptors, 10-8, and the Screaming Eagles defeated the Buffalo Shufflers by the same score in play Jan. 24.

All-game winners for the Aces were Pat Bennett, Lee Broadbent and Maxine Reardon. All-game winner for the Raptors was Milly Larsen. All-game winners for the Screaming Eagles were Connie Lee, Dave Lacasia and Clara Makoski. For the Buffalo Shufflers, they were Keith Clausen, Jean Cochran and Louise Martin.

After league play tomorrow, members will meet for lunch at Nomad Asian Bistro, 6563 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach.

Members should let Liz Meripol know if they plan to attend the luncheon.

Shuffleboard practice is held at 2 p.m., Mondays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, at Clubhouse 1.

For more information, call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.

–Milly Larsen

Pool Club

The first pool lesson/clinic offered by the Leisure World Pool Club was a great success.

Six women and three men learned the basics of the game, shot selection, the rules of 8-ball, the “perfect stroke” and more.

Their improvement in the first 30 minutes was remarkable.

Because of the recent interest after the first clinic, the lesson scheduled for mid-March has been moved to Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 and Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

The 90-minute course is for beginners only.

Pool is a wonderful family game and in Leisure World everything is provided. Three clubhouses have pool tables (15), balls, cue sticks, racks and chalk. There is also a women’s pool room in Clubhouse 1.

Everyone is welcome and those participants in the first clinic are encouraged to return and bring friends.

To take part, call Mike Mooney at 233-7060.


Friday Golf

Jim Dickerson carded a 65 to win the first flight Jan. 4 in Friday Golf Group play at the Riverview course.

Bill McKusky had a 66 to finish second, followed by Merle McGee, 71; and Paul Cose, 73. Jim had two birds and Merle McGee, one.

Mike Breen brought a nice straight drive that help him shoot a 64 to win the second flight. Rich Miller and Ron Maddox tied for second with 71s and Lowell Goltra was fourth with a 75.

The carryover ended when Ron Maddox and Lowell Goltra collected birds.

Closest to the pin winners were Jim Dickerson at the second hole and Mike Breen at the ninth.

The group will welcome the Chinese New Year tomorrow.

– Merle McGee


Chess Club


This week’s puzzle: Black moves first and the white’s next move is checkmate. Solution: Kg8. The black King moves from f7 to g8. The white’s next move is checkmate.


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