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.
The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, potato salad, beer and wine.
A 50/50 contest and 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.

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 28.
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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
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Solution to this week’s puzzle: Q1. The white queen moves from a6 to a1. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate

Tournament Poker Club

by Margaret Gillon
LW contributor

Jane Legus and Wendy Wu were tournament finalists at the first Tournament Poker Club event of May.
When the last hand was dealt, Wendy had a pair of queens, but Jane’s hand was better, with two pair, queens and fours.
Winning gives Jane a seat in the 2014 player of the year tournament.
Jane and Wendy were followed by Diann Richmond, Donna Williams, Ron Pine, Don Saunders and Carole Damoci.
The final table was dealt by Bill Clawson. A good time was had by all.
Jane, who lives in Mutual 15, has been a member of the Tournament Poker Club since it began. This is her third tournament win.
She worked in the aerospace industry before retirement and has lived in LW for 23 years.
Jane is a member of the Ladies Golf Club and Ladies Q Club (LQC). She contributes LQC stories to The News on a regular basis.
Tournament high hands were Nancy Park with “KKKKQ” and Harris Williams with “QQQQJ.”
Check the website for more information on free classes at http://www.LWpoker.org.

Ladies Golf Club

The three-week Ladies Golf Club championship opened this week to determine club champion. To be eligible, golfers must have competed all three weeks. There is no make-up date.
A playoff will break a tie.
About 30 members attended the club meeting held May 5.
Thanks to Donna Sprow and her crew for doing another great job.
Guest speaker Joe Osuna discussed the Video Producers Club and advertising on the Seal Beach channels.
The next meeting will be held June 2 in Clubhouse 2. The social period will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon for $12 a person.
Tickets can be purchased from the starters Tuesday mornings. Jay’s Catering will provide lunch. Guests are welcome, ladies and men.
Tickets should be purchased before May 28.
Last week’s tournament was low gross or low net.
Winners:
Flight A: Low gross: Angie Oh, 26. Low net: Tie between Hae Lee and Gee Gee Kwak, 24.
Flight B: Low gross: Kay Sekino, 26. Low net: Tie between Soo Choi and Bonnie Howe, 24.
Flight C: Low gross: Myung Ja Kim, 29. Low net: Angela Lee, 21.
Flight D: Low gross: Tie between Peggy Powers and Laura Garcia, 33. Low net: Tie between Antonio Barragan and Mary Lou Richards, 22.

Sports Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club
winners May 12: Gene Smith, 12,670; Charlie Miller, 12,560; Al Bonnema, 11,700; Maureen Habel, 11,600.. Games begin at noon Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
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Jolly Time Pinochle Club
winners May 10: Jean Beasley, 10,550; Fred Claveau, 10,360; Joan Taylor, 9,790; Cynthia Choate, 9,520..Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.
– Peg Kaspar
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Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session May 10: Strat A: NS: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith; second in Strat A and first in Strat C: Bobbie Vann-Chuck Cutchshaw; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Stan Blitz-Joyce Basch; second in Strat C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Strat A: EW: First in Strats A, B, and C: Joyce Henderson-Jane Reid; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat; A: Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki; second in Strat B: Dick Sands-Ted Galardos. Winners of the afternoon pairs session May 9: Strat A: NS: First, with a 71 percent game, Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; second in Strat A and first in Strats B and C: Howard Smith-Mariann Klinger; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Sharon Beran-Hanefi Erten; EW: First in Strat A: Sue Fardette-Dorothy Favre; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Joyce Basch-Verna Becker; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson; second in Strat C: George Koehm-Chuck Cutchshaw. Games are played at 12:30 p.m, Fridays 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, 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1, 431-6586, ext. 381. Director both days was Emma Trepinski. – Sharon Beran
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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners in the afternoon game May 8: NS: First in Strats A and B, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; second in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson; third in Strat A, Fay Beckerman-Marilyn McClintock; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C, Sue McHale-Jean Byer. EW: First in Strats A and B, Howard Smith-Bill Linskey; second in Strat A, Ron McClintock-Harshad Vora; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C, Monica Gettis-Peggi Spring; tied for fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Monica and Paul Honey and Melanie-Jerome Smith. Winners in the afternoon game May 5: NS: First in Strat A, Ruth Kaller-Bill Linskey; second in Strat A, Bee Kinman- Verna Burns; third in Strat A and first in Strat B, Fred Benedetti-Simone Chottin; fourth in Strat A, Betty Jackson- Midge Dunagan; fifth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Connie and Jay Young; third in Strat B and first in Strat C, Cooie and Jack Dampman. EW: First in Strats A, B and C, Bobbi and Brent Johansson; second in Strat A, Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; third in Strat A and second in Strats B and C, Peggi and Monica Gettis; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Joe FioRica-Chie Wickham; fifth in Strat A, Dorothy Favre-Judy Carter-Johnson; fourth in Strat B, Bobbi Vann-Chuck Cutchshaw. 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
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Friendly Pinochle Club games May 8: Kathy Rose, 13,020; Marge Dodero, 12,580; Marilyn Allred, 11,520; tie between John Loasby and Mario LoBue, 11,470. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
– Jim Kaspar
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Tuesday Bridge Club games from May 6: Mary Nell Clark, Bob Priest, Donna Cooper. 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
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Monday Bridge Club games May 5: Emily Moubassaly, Mary Jean, Dorothy Krauss. 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
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Saturday Social Bunco Club games April 26: Most buncos: Tie between Simon Gornowicz and Suzanne Murphy. Most wins: Joseph La Roche. Most babies: Tie between Ann Ell and Aileen Ackerman. Most losses: Tie between Mary Ann Haugen and Linda Messer. Door prize winner: Grace Surprenant. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., May 10, 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.
– Doris Dack

Cribbage Club

May 5 was a day to remember for the Leisure World Cribbage.
Three players had perfect scores of 847, a rare occurrence, to get new stars on their name tags.
Jim Kaspar, veteran contributor of golf stories to the News, picked up his second star., joining Bob Lindl, the club’s piano player.
The third was Peggy McKendrick, who turned in a card with an 847. She’s had many perfect scores for many years.
John Loasby was second with an 843. He didn’t win a star but showed he could play well.
Bev Hocking, another club “regular”, turned in an 833, followed by Margaret Smith, the hostess, 832.
Guest player was Mary Dolan.
There were no 6-121 scores.
President Patti Smith was congratulated on her birthday. She furnished great cake and ice cream.
All are welcome to play with the club at 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1.
Partners are not needed. Players who arrive at Clubhouse 1 by 12:10 are guaranteed a table.
Seven games are played, and most end by 3:30.

Monday Golf Group

It was a perfect morning for the Monday Golf Group May 5 with crisp weather and low scores on Cinco de Mayo.
Merle McGee had a great day with the low round of the day 63, low putts of 30 and three birdies.
Jim Dickerson followed with a 65 and the only other birdie in the flight. Rich Miller was third with a nice 68.
Bill McKusky was shooting at the pins, coming closest on the second and ninth holes. Tom McCullough rounded out the first flight.
Marv Ballard won the second with a 65 and lowest putts, 29. Bob Munn was second and had the only birdie in the flight.
Friday Golf Group

The weather was cool for the Friday Golf Group May 9 at Meadowlark and a stiff breeze from the west-northwest changed play.
Tom McCullough used his controlled game to bring in a nice 70 for the first flight win. Bob Todd still shooting his age, 88, had a net 72 to finish second, followed by Merle McGee, 73; and Bill McKusky, 74.
Bill was also closest to the pin on the seventh hole.
Jim Dickerson was fifth with a 79 and had the only bird in the first flight.
Ron Maddox had an exciting group of games in winning the second flight with a 66, low net in the game.
He had the only bird in a carryover, and he won at the 16th hole in closest to the pin competition.
Marvin Ballard was second with a 71, followed by Mike Breen, 73; and Sandy Boardman, 77.
– Merle McGee