Cribbage Club

by Carlene LeCocq
LW contributor

Howard Richcreek scored an 834 to finish first Feb. 11 in Cribbage Club play.  Second with an 830 was Sharon Rutigliano, followed by Kel Kelemen, 829; and Sol Notrica and Carlene LeCocq, 828.
Peggy McKendrick won a consolation prize for collecting six 121 scores for six games.
Margaret Smith furnished and served cake and ice cream for her Feb. 21 birthday.
She was helped by Bill Barnes, who served the ice cream. It was just the right dessert for the members who arrived at noon before the games. 
Rod and Janet Carpenter furnished nuts for an added treat.
Members welcomed John Loasby, a guest.
Joyce Pfington, who played last week, will become a member.
Thanks to Sharon Rutigliano for her donation.
The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1, and new members are welcome.
Newcomers are invited to come at 12:30 p.m. to play with others or arrive at noon to claim a table. A table is guaranteed to those who qualify and arrive by 12:10 p.m. Partners are not needed. Seven games are played and most players finish by 3:30 p.m.
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.
She will have a teacher help people with the game or teach plays to those who already know it.

Sports Scoreboard

Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners from Feb. 15: Charlie Miller, 10,550; Virginia DeFields, 10,300; Wilma Randall, 10,040; John Loasby, 9,240. 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. 15: Strat A: First N/S: Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki; second in Strat B: Howard Smith-Bobbie Vann; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Ted and Joan Weiber, third in Strat B and second in Strat C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. E/W: First in Strat A: John Chang-Judy Johnson; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Robert Preece-Joyce Henderson; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Jeanette Estill-Anthony Doria; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B and second in Strat C: Cooie Dampman-Jerry Reid. Winners of the pairs session Feb. 14. Strat A: First N/S: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw; third in Strat A: Jean Byer-Jaye Woodington; second in Strat B: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Strat A: First E/W: Judy Johnson-Dorothy Favre; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Lottie Kostar-Dick Stammerjohn; second in Strat B: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson. 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 Friday was Cliff Goodrich, Saturday was Emma Trepinski.
– Sharon Beran

Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners Feb. 13: North/South: First in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson; second in Strat A, Bill Linskey-Howard Smith, tied for third in Strat A, Linda and Richard Stein and Sue McHale-Jean Byer (also first in Strat B); fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Jack Dampman-George Koehm. East/West: First in Strats A and B: Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; second in Strat A, Marilyn McClintock-Sibyl Slutsky, third in Strat A, Lynn Johnson- Sandy Bernard, fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C, Richard Stammerjohn-Joyce Newton. Feb. 10 winners: North/South: First in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Bill Linskey, second in Strat A, Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky, third in Strat A and first in Strat B, Emma Trepinski-Kimiko Matsumoto, fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Sue McHale-Midge Dunagan, first in Strat C, Thuan Gwynn-Cookie Pham. East/West: First in Strat A, Verna Burns-Judy Carter-Johnson, second in Strat A and first in strat B, Monica Gettis-Claudette Barrack, third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Monica and Paul Honey, fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson, first in Strat C, Joyce Newton-Audrey Healy. Congratulations to Verna Burns and Judy Carter-Johnson on scoring a 70-percent game. 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 p.m. to confirm their reservations or by noon without a partner. To make or cancel a reservation 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 and 1 p.m. The club will host a special unit-rated game today, Thursday, and extra master points will be awarded. Players who need a partner can call Cookie Pham or come by noon and an attempt will be made to find one, The bigger the game, the larger the master points.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games Feb. 13: Al Goldstein, 13,040; Marilyn Allred, 12,460; John Loasby, 11,800; Virginia DeFields, 11,540. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
_ Betty Kaspar

Progressive Bridge Club games Feb. 11: Evelyn Smith, Pauline Firtzsimons, Carol Olsen. 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 Feb. 10: Phyllis Kale, Bob Priest, Emily Moubassaly. 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

Tournament Poker Club

On the second Saturday of each month the Tournament Poker Club holds a dealers seminar, an opportunity for new poker players to learn how to play. Club members who want to become dealers are trained how to deal a table.
At noon, play begins. It’s tournament-style, but on dealers seminar Saturdays every player is taught how to deal cards to the other players and how to keep play moving. There is no final table. When players at each table are finished, the last two players clean up the table, sort the cards, and store the chips. Players at many of the tables stop when the table is down to two players.
Twice a year dealers have their own tournament as thanks. The club is always looking for new dealers to run the tables.
For more information on past winners, tournaments, playing rules, training and stories about past winners, go to
At the Feb. 8 dealers seminar, one table had so many players that there were three winners.
Omaha was played at one able, Texas Hold’em at the others.
1. Nancy Park-Ken Goettsch, Ohama; 2. Wendy Wu-Harry Sera; 3. Nancy Jordan-Lee “Jack” Pfiefer; 4. Betty Bilyer -Louis DeRudder; 5. Hank Lincourt-Lucy Starkey-Andy Young.
– Margaret Gillon
Pool & Billiards Club

The Leisure World Pool and Billiard Club will be hold its first beer bust of the year at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 22, in Clubhouse 2.
The menu will include sandwiches from Subway with potato chips, soda and beer.
 The event will be an opportunity to join the club, improve players’ games and participate in tournaments. Membership is still $5.
After lunch, at about 1 p.m., names will be drawn for an 8-ball tournament.
The entry fee is $3 and cash prizes will be given to the top three finishers.
– Dave Silva

Bowling Club

The race in the Leisure World Bowling Club standings tightened last week after We R swept first-place Very Striking. 
Bill Lesher of We R bowled games of 257, 193 and 184 for a 634 series that won high series with handicap of 742. 
Connie Terry had a 186 first game and Dave Silva a 203, but lost by 42 pins.
LWWW won three games from Hit or Miss when Tony Dodero had a 192 and 543 series. 
Shudabin won three games from Crazy Eight as Chris Cisneros had a 184 game and 489 series to lead the ladies. 
Just Lucky also won three as anchor Frank Snee rolled a 202 and 554 series.
Sharon Van Otterloo of JJI had a 189 game.
Friday Golf

The Friday Golf tested the challenging hills of Meadowlark Feb. 14 where Lowell Goltra led the second flight with a 66 net. He was followed by Mike Breen, 73; Rich Miller, 74; and Ed Dragan, 75. Sandy Boardman had the only bird.
Merle McGee won the first flight with a 69, followed by Jim Dickerson, 80. There were no birds, so a carryover will be played.
There were no closest to the pin winners so there will be a carryover at Riverview.
Merle McGee

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 27.

Solution to this week’s puzzle
: Rb2. The white Rook moves from b3 to b2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.
Partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Shuffleboard Club

The Eagles beat the Aces, 10-8, Feb. 14 in Shuffleboard League play. All-game winners for the Eagles were Nhuong Pham and Connie Lee.
On the other lanes, the Raptors ripped the Buffalo Shufflers, 13-5. All-game winners for the Raptors were Bud Lee and George Miller.
The Valentine party Feb.15 was a huge success with plenty of snacks and conversation. Four tables of left right and center games were played. Big winner was Kathleen Morrison, who won all four games.
A St. Patricks party with white elephant auction will be held March 22. Members should bring one item to be auctioned.
Members will have lunch at Marie Calendar’s Feb. 28 after league play.
Practice is held at 2 p.m., Mondays; and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, at Clubhouse 1. New players are invited to attend.
For more information, call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.

Monday Golf Group

Members of the Monday Golf Group took to the Riverview course Feb. 10 on a cloudy, cool morning, perfect for golf.
Rich Miller and Lowell Goltra had matching four-under-par 66s to win the second flight, and Rich had low putts, 30.
Bob Looney had a good one-under-par 69 and won family bragging rights over son Mike.
Bob Munn had the only birdie in the flight.
In the first flight, Paul Cose had the low round of the day with a 65 and a birdie. He was also closest to the pin on the ninth hole.
Don McLane was second with a 67 and had two birdies. Merle McGee and Jim Dickerson tied for third and Jim had a birdie. Bill McKusky and Larry Hillhouse rounded out the flight. Bill was closest to the pin on the second hole. Don, Merle and Bill tied for low putts with 32.

Ladies Golf Group

Fifty members of the Ladies Golf Club turned out at the Leisure World Golf Course Feb. 11 for the regular nine-hole tournament. Play for the day was low net and birdies.
Flight winners:
Flight A: Low net: Ann Tran, 20. Birdies: Ann Tran, 3,6; Anne Walshe, 7.
Flight B: Low net: Melinda Lee, 20. Birdies: Melinda Lee, 7; Marilyn Hewitt, 5; Sheila Jeon, 2.
Flight C: Low net: Betty Regalado, 22. Birdies: Betty Regalado, 2; Jane Legus, 1; Sharon Van Otterloo, 7; Joan Meyer, 4.
Flight D: Low net: Peggy Powers.
– Linda Herman