Monday Golf


by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor


A good turnout of golfers tested the David L. Baker course Jan. 27 to see Larry Hillhouse card a very fine six-under-par 56 to win the first flight.

Larry also tied Jim Dickerson for fewest putts, 30 each.

Second was Merle McGee with a 59 and a birdie. He was followed by Tom McCullough with an even par 62, and Tim Looney, who also had a birdie.

Rounding out the flight were Paul Cose, Don McLane and Bill McKusky. All had birdies and Paul was closest to the pin on the 12th hole.

Rich Miller, David Johns and Mauricio Rivero tied for first place in the second flight with matching 57s.

Mauricio was closest to the pin on the third hole. They were followed by Mike Looney, 58; Marv Ballard, 59; and Ron Maddox, Lowell Goltra, Bob Looney and Bob Munn. Marv had the only birdie in the flight.

Ron and Marv tied for fewest putts, 32 each.

Next play will be at Feb. 10 at Riverview.


The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.

Tournament Poker Club


by Margaret Gillon

LW contributor


At a final table with only one man, Lucy Starkey of the Tournament Poker Club beat everyone to win the last hand with two pair in last week’s tournament.

Tina Baker had an ace and queen in her hand, and bet all her chips before the common cards were dealt. Lucy, who had a queen and a jack in her hand, accepted Tina’s bet.

When they were all dealt, the common cards had a pair of eights and a queen.

Lucy’s queen and the queen in the common cards gave Lucy two pair, and she beat Tina.

Tina was followed by Gary Carnes, Susan Dodson, Bobbi Johansson, Nancy Park and Donna Williams.

Lucy has lived in Mutual 7 for 15 years and has been in the TPC for five years. She volunteers at the tournaments helping with set up and the 50/50 raffle.

Tournament high hands were won by Gary Carnes who had a queen high straight flush and Keith Young with a seven high straight flush.

Sports Scoreboard


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners from Feb. 3: Joan Taylor, 12,910; Charlie Miller, 11,970; Nancy Wheeler, 11,260; Tony Dodero, 10,840.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 Feb. 1: Virginia De Fields, 12,030; Joan Taylor, 11,200; Curly Janus, 10,970; Anthony Scutti, 10,740. 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 Feb. 1. NS: Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Diane Sacks; second, Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson; third, Jaye Woodington-Linda Carter. First in Strats B and C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Second in Strat B: Joyce Basch-Ron McClintock; second in Strat C: Sue Krause-Chie Wickham. EW: First in Strat A: Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre; second, Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki; third in Strat A and first in Strat Band first in Strat C: Janette Estill-Bud Parish. Fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and second in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Third in Strat B: Colleen Gardner-Joyce Henderson. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 31. First NS: Strat A: NS: Ruth Kaller-Dorothy Favre. Second in Strats A and C: Tie between Joan and Ted Wieber and Jaye Woodington-Sylvia Kaprelayn. Fourth in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith. First in Strat C: Dick Stammerjohn-Richard Norris EW: First in Strat A: Tom and Jane Gibbons; second in Strat A and first in Strats B and C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Cooie and Jack Dampman. Games are played at 12:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. Players should 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 Friday was Bud Parish; Saturday, Emma Trepinski.

– Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners Jan. 30: North/South: First in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki; second in Strat A, Linda and Richard Stein; Third in Strat A and first in Strat B and C, Louise Sperr-Winifred Warga; fourth in Strat A and second in Strats B and C, George Koehm-Jack Dampman. East/West: First in Strat A, Fred Benedetti-Simone Chottin; second in Strat A, Diane Sachs-Ron Yaffee; third in Strat A, Sibyl Slutsky-Marilyn McClintock; fourth in Strat A, Larry Slutsky- Verna Baccus; fifth in Strat A and first in Strats B and C, Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; second in Strats B and C, Joyce Newton-Dick Stammerjohn. Jan. 27 winners: North/South: First in Strat A, Diane Sachs-Hank Dunbar; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Joan and Ted Weiber; third in Strat A, Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; fourth in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Sharon Beran; second in Strat B, John Chang-Jeanette Estil; third in Strat B, Judy Carter-Johnson-Rob Preece; first in Strat C, Jack Dampman-George Koehm. East/West: First in Strat A, Linda Stein-Fern Dunbar; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Bob Lofstrom-Joe FioRica; fourth in Strat A, Joan Tschirki-Bill Linskey; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B and first in Strat C, Bobbi and Brent Johansson. Games are played Monday 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 you are running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m. – Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club games Jan. 30: Al Bellizzi, 12,790; Marge Dodero, 11,820; Corinne Armstrong, 11,450; Gracie Finnegan, 10,850. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

–Peg Kaspar


Progressive Bridge Club games Jan. 28: Carol Olsen, Ethel Orris, 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


Mid-Day Bridge Club games Jan. 27: Pauline Fitzsimons, Dave Tubbs, Jack Bennett. 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 Monday night results from Jan.27:Most buncos: Ann Ell. Most wins: Bernie Crabtree. Most babies: Alice McCallum. Most losses: Gino Pelegrino. Door prizes: Isabel Hamilton.The next meeting will held Feb.10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.


Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. Answers, page 25.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Nh5. The white Knight moves from f6 to h5. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.


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.

Shuffleboard Club


The Aces squeaked out a 10-8 win over the Raptors in Shuffleboard Club play Jan. 31 at Clubhouse 1.

All-game winners for the Aces were Pat Bennett and Chuck Nugent. All-game winner for the Raptors was Bud Lee.

In another game, the Buffalo Shufflers throttled the Screaming Eagles, 13-5. All-game winners for the Shufflers were Keith Clausen, Liz Meripol, Carol Piepenburg and Rae Roberts.

All-game winner for the Screaming Eagles was Mary Milhone.


Club members and friends are invited to the Valentine’s Party Feb.15. The left center right game will be played.

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.

Friday Golf


Paul Cose led the Friday Golf Group with a 70 on Jan. 30 to win the first flight at the Willowick course.

He was followed by Merle McGee, 73; Bill McKusky, 76; and Jim Dickerson, who slipped a bit fom the previous week with a 78. No birds were made.

Rich Miller and Ron Maddox won the second flight with matching 70s. They were followed by Lowell Goltra, 73; and Mauricio Rivero, 75. Rich had a bird.

Closest to the pin winners were Lowell Goltra at the fourth hole and Bill McKusky at No. 12.

The group meets at Baker tomorrow.

Merle McGee

Bowling Club


Very Striking swept the Misfits last week and extended its lead in the Bowling League standings to seven games with a 2,408 series.

Keglers Four, behind Harold Van Otterloo’s 568 series, won three games, while Keep Bowling won four as Lucille Dixon had a 180, 192 and 531 series. Teammate Ren Villanueva bowled a 200, 216 and 588 series. 

Linda Herman had her season high series with a 162, 216 and 206, a 584.


The previous week, Very Striking regained the lead in the standings by winning three games from JJIP, while the Misfits lost three to Four/Before.  Frank Tripoli of Very Striking had games of 201 and 233 for a 612 series.  David Treveen of the Misfits had a 222 in the game his team won. 

Keith Clausen had a 203 game. For the ladies, Dorothy Favre had a 178 game and Dottie Anderson, a 174.

– Dave Silva


Cribbage Club


by Carlene LeCocq

LW contributor


Rod Carpenter finished first with a score of 838 at the Jan. 28 meeting of the Cribbage Club. He was followed closely by Mary Porter, 836; and Mary Greytak, 833. It was a rarity, but Kathleen Morrison, Zoe Bean, and Gene Smith tied for fourth at 832.

Jim Kaspar, Sol Notrica, and Karl Henry won consolation prizes since they had six 121s but did not win prize money.

Norman Martin furnished cake with whipped cream and ice cream in honor of his Jan. 26 birthday with the help of Margaret Smith. He also brought mixed nuts. Karl Henry furnished candy. 

 Ron Johnson, a guest, was welcomed and wants to play again. 

Herb Taylor was welcomed back from Colorado.

 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.


Ladies Golf Club


A dreary Tuesday morning brought 50 members of the Ladies Golf Club to the Leisure World course Jan. 28 for the weekly nine-hole tournament. Play for the day was low net and chip-ins.


Flight A: Low net: Bonnie Howe, 22. Chip-ins: Susie Kim, 7; Lori Owensby, 7; Bert Thompson, 2; Sum Lee, 8.

Flight B: Low net: Tie between Barbara Timberlake and Melinda Lee, 25. Chip-in: Sheila Jeon, 3.

Flight C: Low net: Tie between Sharon Van Otterloo and Dorothy Favre, 21.

Flight D: Low net: Louise Seifert, 22. Chip-ins: Barbara Bertoldi, 2; Chris Cisneros, 7; Donna Sprow, 3.


Meetings are now held in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on the first Monday of the month. A social gathering begins at 10 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10:30. Club dues are now past due. They must be paid to play in the Tuesday tournaments.

– Linda Herma