Sports Scoreboard Best Time Bunco Club Monday night results from June 23: Most buncos: Doris Dack. Most wins: Tie between Sheri LaRoche and Bernie Crabtree. Most babies: Gail Levitt. Most losses: Tie between Susie Ralston and Judy Pelegrino. Door prize winner: Sharon Rutligiano. The next meeting will held July 14. The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 at 6 p.m. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346. – Gail Levitt
Fun Time Pinochle Club results from June 23:Richard Van Wasshnova, 12,120; Al Bellizzi, 11,810; Mary Skelcher, 12,750; Jim Kaspar, 11670. Games begin at noon, Mondays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL)winners of the afternoon pairs session and charity game June 21: NS: First in Strat A: Ruth Kaller-Christine Frumen; second in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Verna Burns; third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Sharon Beran; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B: Judy Johnson-Cooie Dampman; second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. EW: First in Strat A and second in Strat B: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson; second in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Bud Parish-Jeanette Estill; third in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Colleen Gardner; fourth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein. Overall NS: Second in Strat A: Ruth Kaller-Christine Frumen; third in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Verna Burns; fourth in Strat A: Sharon Beran-Bee Kinman; third in Strat B: Judy Johnson-Cooie Dampman. EW: Overall: Strat A: First in Strat A, second in Strat B: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson; fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Bud Parish-Jeanette Estill; fourth in Strat Band second in Strat C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Winners of the pairs session June 20: NS: First in Strat A: Bee Kinman-J. Tschirki; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Verna Becker-Jaye Woodington; third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Joyce Basch-Thuan Gwynn; fourth in Strat A: Sharon Beran-Joe FioRica. EW: First in Strat A: Verna Burns-Howard Smith; second in Strat A: Marilyn and Ron McClintock; third in Strat A: Sibyl Slutsky-Diane Schmitz; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B and second in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson; second in Strat B: Jane and Tom Gibbons. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1, 431-6586. Director Friday, Bud Parish; Saturday, Emma Trepinski. The regular game will be played Friday, July 4. Club championship games will be played July 11 and July19. – Sharon Beran
Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners June 19: NS: First in Strat A: Eileen Nelson-Bill Linskey; second in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Midge Dunagan-Julie Cunningham; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Emma Trepinski-Jack Dampman; tied for fourth place in Strat A and third in Strat B: Bobbi Vann-Cookie Pham and Lynn Danielson-Bill Dilks (also second in Strat C). EW: First in Strats A and B: Linda and Dick Stein; second in Strat A: Sibyl Slutsky-Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Monica and Paul Honey; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; fifth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B and first in Strat C: Sue McHale-Jean Byer. Winners June 16: NS: First in Strats A and B: Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; second in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Betty Witteried; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Richard Norris-Ron Yaffee; fourth in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-John Chang; fifth in Strat A: Lavonne McQuilkin-Janet Wagner; third in Strat B: Joyce Henderson-Jack Miller. EW: First in Strats A and B: Fred Benedetti-Simone Chottin; second in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Bobbi Vann-Chuck Cutchshaw; fourth in Strat A: Fay Beckerman-Marilyn McClintock; fifth in Strat A: Bud Parish-Dorothy Favre; first in Strat C: Shirley Knopf-Bill Dilks. 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 reservation or by noon without a partner. To get help finding a partner or to make or cancel a reservation Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games from June 19: Marian Cogdill, 13,520; Ralph Provow, 11,510; Bonnie Smith, 11,200; Oscar Moya, 9,910. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
– Jim Kaspar
Tuesday Bridge Club games from June 17: Carol Olsen, Dorothy Krauss, Bob Priest. 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
Monday Bridge Club winners from June 16: Dot Kemper, Olive Dugas, Mary Nell Clark. 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
by Jim Dickerson
Perfect weather and course conditions resulted in some low scores for the Monday Golf Group June 16 at the par-62 executive Baker course in Fountain Valley.
Merle McGee won the varsity (first) flight with an impressive 54, a birdie and winner of both closest to the pins contests.
Don McLane was second with a 55 and two birdies, followed by Jim Dickerson, 54; and a birdie.
Rounding out the flight were Larry Hillhouse, Tom McCullough, Tim Looney with a birdie; Rich Miller, Bill McKusky and Paul Cose.
A tie for low putts involved Bill McKusky, Tom McCullough, Larry Hillhouse and Jim Dickerson, 30 each.
In the junior varsity (JV) flight, Marv Ballard had his short game working, carding the low round of the day, 51.
He was followed by Mike Looney, 59; and Bob Looney, an even par 62. Lowell Goltra and Mike Breen rounded out the flight.
Marv Ballard and Lowell Goltra had fewest putts, 28 each.
New member Rick Lenger posted a good qualifying round of 69 with two birdies.
The group’s next play will be June 30 at Riverview.
The club welcomes new members, any skill level.
For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.
Patty Martinez-Simons of Mutual 7 won the triple crown in table tennis June 14 at the California Senior Games championships.
The event was the forerunner to the 2016 World Senior Olympics in Alicante, Spain.
Patty won the womens’ singles competition, capturing all her sets, 3-0.
In her gold medal finals match, she defeated Judy “Yude” Chen who has a higher national rating than Patty.
Patty also defeated Judy in 2013 at the finals of the women’s over 60 singles play at the North American Meicklejohn championships.
At the California Senior Games, Patty teamed up with Hung Nguyen of Garden Grove to win the mixed doubles championship in the 50-54 age division.
They defeated nationally rated Rudy Miranda and his partner, 3-0 in spectacular, crowd-pleasing rallies.
Patty completing her triple crown sweep, teaming with Julian Xu to win the womens’ doubles title. Patty and Julian also won their final match 3-0.
Patty owes much of her success to the Leisure World Table Tennis Club that plays in Clubhouse 6. She practices there five days per week.
Patty serves as secretary of the club and her husband, Gilbert Simons, is the founder and president.
– Jai Jhu
Keith Kelsay of Mutual 4 won two trophies at the annual Meiklejohn Memorial North American Seniors Tournament last week at Laguna Woods.
The victories came after Keith didn’t win a trophy in the Long Beach Fred Martin Tournament for the first time in several years.
The largest seniors-only competition in North America, the Meiklejohn event attracted 200 players from the United States and Canada, including many top-rated players in America.
Keith played five long matches to finish second in his rated singles group and surprised himself by also placing second in the competitive over 80 age group.
Tournament Poker Club
One-hundred players participated in the Leisure World Tournament Poker Club event June 14 at Hawaiian Gardens Casino.
Thanks to Lucy Starkey, who arranged to have more than 20 lawn bowlers play, and Norm Surkin and Anita Rosenstein, who had many friends attend.
Casino host Cavin Quintanilla provided players with a private playing area, professional dealers and a breakfast buffet.
The club thanks the casino for hosting the club at these special events twice a year and to Mr. Quintanilla, who personally ensures that everything runs smoothly for the players.
Thanks to Cleo Looney, club secretary, who coordinated the event and Susan Dodson, club president; Carole Damoci, vice president; and Grace Buster, treasurer; for assisting players with name tags and seating assignments.
Final table winner Char West won a crucial hand in the last 10 minutes of the tournament with an ace high diamond flush. That was followed by a win with a pair of fours, followed by the final hand, a win with a pair of 6s.
Second was Bob Croft, former club president and previous winner at Hawaiian Gardens. He was followed by TPC member Bob Erganian; Al Levine, Greg Bernard, Rick Howard, Ken Goettsch, Mary Halsey, Bill Clawson, Ken Knapp, Rob Stockler, Raylene Foster, and Joe Fiorita.
Prize winners at a second final table were Billy St. Maria, John DeMarco, Bette Sargent, Susan Dodson, Sam Aabrams, Diane “Sarge” Sweet, Stacy Seeley, Valerie Jorgenson, Hal Cochran and Sandy Geffner. All but Sam Abrams and Stacy Seeley are TPC members.
For club information, visit www.lwpoker.org or call Susan Dodson, 592-8911.
– Margaret Gillon
Ladies Golf Club
Fifty-one members of the Ladies Golf Club played in the weekly nine-hole tournament June 17, another great day to be on the course. Play was low gross, low net and putts.
Flight A: Low gross: Helen Kim, 25. Low net: Yvonne Yim, 24. Putts: Helen Kim, 10.
Flight B: Low gross: Neva Senske, 30. Low net: Lori Owensby, 24. Putts: Tie among Neva Senske, Lori Owensby, Mary Greig and Mona Lewis, 12.
Flight C: Low gross: Joyce Basch, 32. Low net: Angela Lee, 23. Putts: Maggie Howe, 12.
Flight D: Low gross: Joan Meyer, 32. Low net: Evelyn Scherber. Putts: Evelyn Scherber 13.
– Linda Herman
This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. Answers, page 23.
Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Chess is also played at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, at the swimming pool area under the umbrella. Players can request the key from the lifeguard to obtain the chess sets from the locker. Newcomers are welcome.
Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qc8. The white Queen moves from d8 to c8. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.
Ladies Q Club
by Jane Legus
Eleven members of the Ladies Q Club turned out for the monthly meeting and Fun Day last week at Clubhouse 1.
There were 11 members present with only Grace Buster not competing for player of the month in the Fun Day tournament.
Maria Reviere was the winner, victorious in her matches with Milly Larsen and Sally Mansis, who returned after a long absence.
Bette Sargent won her matches against Jane Legus, Nancy Thompson and Fortunee Spiegelmann.
The final match between Bette and Maria ended with Maria as the winner.
Members voted to cancel the summer break and continue meeting and competing throughout the year.
Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 1.
The next meeting is July 9 at 10 a.m.
The Cribbage Club will hold its annual Independence Day picnic July 1, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Food will be served at 11:30 a.m. Members are requested to arrive on time so the games can begin on time at 12:15.
Last week, members avoided the painting of Clubhouse 1 to play their regular games.
Sol Notrica had a perfect score of 847 to add another star on his name badge. Liz Meripol was second with an 845, followed by new member Ron McClintock, 842; and President Patti Smith, 841.
Marilyn Chelsvig had perfect scores in six games and lost another and won a consolation prize.
Refreshments were furnished by Kathleen Morrison although she did not attend. Marilyn Chesvig helped Margaret Smith serve the cake she provided. The club furnished ice cream.
The club meets at noon Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. To be assured of a table, players should arrive by 12:10. Partners are not needed, but can be provided if needed.
Residents who want to play or learn the game are invited.
Seven games are scheduled, changing tables as different games are played.
To learn the game or just brush up, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 and she will have an instructor available at 11 a.m. before the games.
– Carlene LeCocq