Sports Scoreboard Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 19: Joan Taylor, 12,490; Mildred Santangelo,12,020; Peggy Kaspar, 11,430; Wilma Randall, 11,210. Games begin at noon Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners May 17: Cynthia Choate, 12,440; Ron Olsen, 9,560; Bobbie Olsen, 8,800; Peg Kaspar, 8,690.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 May 17: NS: First in Strat A: Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Jane Reid-Bettyanne Houst; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Dick Stammerjohn; fourth in Strat A: Dick and Linda Stein. EW: First in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Bud Parish-Jeanette Estill; third in Strat A: Fern and Hank Dunbar; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Winners of the afternoon pairs session May 16: NS: First in Strats A and B: Jaye Woodington-Verna Becker; second in Strats A and B: Linda and Dick Stein; third in Strat A: Ruth Kaller-Linda Carder; fourth in Strat, third in Strat B and first in Strat C: Rufo Robinson-Stan Blitz; second in Strat C: Joyce Basch-Thuan Gwynn. EW: First in Strat A: Verna Burns-Howard Smith; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-LaVonne McQuilkin; third: Sibyl Slutsky-Diane Schmitz. Fourth: Jane and Jerry Reid; second in Strat B: Tom and Jane Gibbons; second in Strat C: George Koehm-Jean Byer. Games are played at 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. Players are asked 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 both days was Emma Trepinski. – Sharon Beran
Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from May 16: Most Yahtzees: Susie Ralston. Highest score: Sheri LaRocha. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., June 6, 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
Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club game May 15 was cancelled due to an electricity failure in Clubhouse 3. Winners in the Monday afternoon game May 12: NW: First in Strats A and B, Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; second in Strats A and B, John Chang-Jeanette Estill; third in Strats A and B, Jean Byer-Bud Parish; fourth in Strat A, Diane Sachs-Rob Preece; fifth in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Bill Linskey; first in Strat C, Cookie Pham-Thuan Gwynn. EW: First in Strat A, Lavonne McQuilkin-Fern Dunbar; second in Strat A and first in Strats B and C, Rhea Scharf-George Koehm; third in Strat A, Dorothy Favre-Eileen Nelson; fourth in Strat A and second in Strats B and C, Chie Wickham-Kar-Yee Nelson; fifth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis. 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 p.m. to confirm their reservations or by noon without a partner. To get help finding a partner or to make or cancel reservations Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; on Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report a late arrival, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games May 15: Julia Troise, Corinne Armstrong, 11,810; Bobbie Olsen, 11,410; Marilyn Allred, 11,380. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 1.
– Jim Kaspar
Tuesday Bridge Club games from May 13: Evelyn Smith, Carol Olsen, Paul Orris. Games begin at 5 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 games May 12: Bob Priest, Dorothy Krauss, Phyllis Kale. Games begin at noon 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 May 12: Most Buncos: Tie between Simone Gorowiz, and Bernie Crabtree. Most wins: Tie among Joyce Ingram, Kathy Rapp, and Peggy McKendrick. Most babies: Tie between Liz Meripol and Gino Pelegrino. Most losses: Kathleen Morrison. Door prize winner: Mary Ann Haugen. The next meeting will be held May 26. Members meet at 5 p.m. for a potluck dinner, followed by bunco at 6. The club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.
Saturday Social Bunco Club results from May 10: Most buncos: Linda Messer. Most wins: Joyce Crockett. Most babies: Kathy Schrader. Most losses: Susie Ralston. Door prize winner: Marge Bradley. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., May 24, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.
Men’s Golf Club
by Jim Kaspar
Scores were on the high side at the Leisure World Men’s Golf Club’s tournament, but the fact that the field of 66 golfers played at all, spoke their love of the game.
The wind was horrible, plus the temperature nearing triple digits represented two additional challenges.
Over-the-field low gross was claimed by Fujio Norihiro, with 53 strokes.
Closest to the pin on the eighth cup was Sang Kim at 6 feet, 1 inch. Ned Sprow’s 4-9 at the 17th hole was also was a prize-winner.
The wind held the circle-hole winners down to a low of fours.
All scores are recorded as handicap results.
Rick Lingenfelter won the first flight with a 52.
Merle McGee and Fujio Norihiro shared second with matching 53s, followed by Shawn Lee, 54; Steve Walker and Tom Soonthorn, 56.
Jim Dickerson’s 53 was good enough to win the second flight. Paul Alloway and Bob Barnum, 54; shared second, followed by Bob Gass, Don Kim, Jae Lee and Byron Schweitzer tied for third with matching cards of 56.
Harry Konishi, Ron Pine and Don Roswurm, matched strokes to open the scoring for the third flight with 51s.
Tom McCullough shared second place with Steve Moody at 53.
They were followed by Vic Kambe, 54; and Kurt Bourhenne, Joe Hammond and Fred Howe, tied at 55.
Lem Jameson battled the elements to score an amazing 43 to win the fourth flight.
He was followed by Bruce Scheuermann, 50; Carl Wiggins, 52; Mike Glance, 53; and Richard Eastwood and Frank Shramek tied at 54 to claim fifth, the last money payoff for the day.
Philip No Feature story
by Jim Breen
Most good advice to heed: Don’t take no for an answer.
But in Leisure World, No is the right answer to the question, who’s one of the best senior distance runners in the area?
He’s Phillip No, an energetic 77-year-old new LW resident and one of the Orange County’s top senior runners.
Mr. No, who emigrated from Korea in 1978 “with hopes for a better future,” eventually found it 23 years later as a distance runner.
He ran his first major race in 2000, the Los Angeles marathon winning in his 70-year-plus age division. Mr. No was clocked in 5 hours, 16 minutes, well-prepared by the training taken at the prestigious Road Runners Club.
For three straight years, starting in 2007, Mr. No was invited to run in the storied Boston Marathon, finishing first, second and third, respectively.
The second place finish in 2008 earned him a medal he keeps at home with many other awards from marathon races.
He has participated in more than 35 marathons in the last 14 years, including three in Orange County.
Since last February, Mr. No and wife Chae have been living in Mutual 4, moving from the South Bay. Before retirement, he worked in a grocery store and dry cleaners.
Mr. No relaxes at home playing the guitar, table tennis and taking computer lessons. The Nos have three grown children, all of whom live nearby.
by Carlene LeCocq
Members of the Cribbage Club played seven games May 13, with a few more winners than usual. Janet Carpenter was No. 1 with a score of 837. No star, but, she won first-place money.
Second was Ethel Freitas, 833; followed by Paul Pernaud and Bob Marselle, tied at 832; and Marian Cogdill and Jean Wilson, 829.
Marian is a longtime member, and Jean was playing her first day with the club.
There was a tie between Karl Henry and Joe DiDonato, who turned in six 121 games to win consolation prizes.
Jean Wilson is the club’s newest member and Keith Thomas was a guest.
The club welcomed Evelyn Ingram back after an absence.
Cake and ice cream were furnished by Sandra deDubovay and Joe DiDonato in celebration of their birthdays this month. They served the desserts themselves.
Election day is June 3, so play will be switched to Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Players should arrive by noon to enjoy refreshments furnished by the club. Play begins at 12:15.
New players are welcome. To learn the game or just “brush up,”call Patti Smith, club president, at 242-4674. She will arrange lessons in Clubhouse 1 at 11 a.m. before the games start.
To join, arrive by 12:15, to be assured of a table of four. Seven games are played and all players finish around 3:30 p.m. Partners are not needed.
Pool, Billiards Club
The Leisure World Pool and Billiard Club will hold a beer bust at 11:30 a.m., May 24, in Clubhouse 2.
Pizza from Ecco’s will be served along with beer and soda.
A pool tournament will follow lunch. A game of 9-ball partners will be played with an alternating shot format.
The entry fee is $3.
To join the club, annual dues are $5.
– Dave Silva
This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 27.
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: Kg7. The white King moves from f7 to g7. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate
Tournament Poker Club
y Margaret Gillon
A breakfast buffett will be included in the cost of $15 for tickets to the next Hawaiian Gardens Tournament Saturday, June 14. Friends and family 21 years old and older are welcome to attend.
To register by mail send checks by June 7 that are made out to the Tournament Poker Club, Cleo Looney, 1150 Northwood Rd., 166-F, Seal Beach, CA.
For additional information, call Cleo at 342-9400.
Some residents have problems getting to the clubhouses and to off-site tournaments. Residents who need rides to Saturday poker can call TPC President Susan Dodson at 592-8911.
Poker lessons: On the second Saturday of the month, the club holds dealers seminars. It’s an opportunity for new poker players to learn how to play and to sharpen their poker skills.
A 10:30 a.m. poker class was taught by Carole Damoci, club vice president. Students were taught how to recognize good hands. Another skill Carole taught was how to read the board: looking at the common five cards players share.
By reviewing what is showing on the board and remembering when other players start or stop betting, another player can guess what opponents might have in their hands. Five students attended the May 10 class, and two stayed to play in the dealers seminar.
At noon, contestants sit down and start playing. Play is tournament style, but on dealer seminar Saturdays every player at the table is taught how to deal cards to the other players and how to keep play moving.
There is no final table on dealer seminar days. When play ends, tables are cleaned and cards and chips are sorted and stored.
There were four tables of players May 10. One table played Omaha Hi/Lo and the other three, Texas Hold ‘em.
• Texas Hold’em: 1. Erika Greenwood-Bette Sargent; 2. Hank Lincourt-Angie Oh; 3. Lucy Starkey.
• Omaha Hi/lo: Darrell Mancebo-Kathy Elliott.
Bob Todd celebrated Friday Golf at Riverview May 16 with a fine 83 to win the first flight with a 65 net.
He was followed by Paul Cose with a 66 and a gross score of 79 (his age); Merle McGee, 67; Jim Dickerson, 69; and Bill McKusky, who matched par with a net 70.
Bob Todd had two birds and Bill McKusky, Tom McCullough and Merle McGee, one each.
The second flight winner was Marvin Ballard, who shot a net 62.
New member Sang Kim tied Lowell Goltra for second with net 70s. Ed Dragan and Ron Maddox tied for fourth at 79.
Ron Maddox had a bird.
Closest to the pin honors went to Bill McKusky on the second hole and Bob Todd at No. 9.
– Merle McGee
Men’s Golf Club Picnic
The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club will hold a picnic at 3 p.m., June 18, following the Guys and Gals Tournament at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, potato salad, beer and wine will be served.
A 50/50 contest and putting contest are scheduled, along with several drawings.
All shareholders are welcome to attend.
For tickets, $10 each, call Ned Sprow at (323) 494-3584.
Warm Santa Ana winds keep scores up and birdies down for the Monday Golf Group May 12 at the Willowick course.
Larry Hillhouse shot a two-under-par 69 to win the first flight and also tied Tom McCullough for low putts with 31.
Larry capped it off by winning closest to the pin honors on the fourth hole. Don McLane was second with a 71 and a birdie, followed by Merle McGee.
Rounding out the flight were Bill McKusky, Jim Dickerson, Rich Miller, Paul Cose and Tom McCullough.
Rich had the only other birdie in the flight, and Jim was closest to the pin on the 12th hole.
Bob Munn won the second flight with a great 64, followed by David Johns, 69.
David had low putts of 29. Bob Looney and Ron Maddox tied for third place, followed by Ed Dragan, Marv Ballard, Sandy Boardman and Mike Looney. There were no birdies in the second flight.
There will be no play on Memorial Day, May 26. Play resumes June 2 at Riverview. •••
The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.
– Jim Dickerson
Ladies Golf Club
Forty-five members of the Ladies Golf Club participated in a “hot” round May 13. High temperatures can’t hold dedicated golfers back. Play for the day was low net and birdies.
Flight A: Low net: Tie between Bert Thompson and Susie Kim, 25. Birdies: Bert Thompson, 2; Hae Lee, 7.
Flight B: Low net: Kay Sekino, 23. Birdies: Helen Yoon, 9; Bonnie Howe, 3; Melinda Lee, 9; Sun Lee, 7.
Flight C: Low net: Patti Smith, 23. Birdies: Pattie Smith, 8; Dorothy Favre, 6.
Flight D: Low net: Judy Katje, 23. Birdies: Evely Scherber, 9.
Members are reminded to buy tickets for the June 2 luncheon. Cost is $12. Bring a guest.