Guys and Gals Golf


by Jim Kaspar

LW contributor

The hole-in-one jackpot for the Guys and Gals January tournament on the local course continues to grow and with no winners, has now reached $242.

Circle-hole winners totaled 19 balls.

All scores recorded as net results.

Fujio Norihiro and Kay Sekino opened the first low-handicap flight, winning with a 46. They were followed by Jung and Kay Joo, 48; and Tom Soonthorn and Jane Legus, Paul and Jean Cose, and Paul Alloway and Angie Oh, who finished the prize scoring for the flight with a tie at 49.

Rick Lingenfelter and Patti Smith matched 45s with K.W. and Sheila Jeon to tie for first place first in the second flight. They were followed by Fred and Bonnie Howe, 46; and Merle McGee and Mary Lancaster, Pat Brooks and Susie Kim, and Pat Henley and Gee Gee Kwak, 47.

Bob Looney and Barbara Timberlake won the third flight with a tournament low of 44. They were followed by Tom Morris and Marilyn Hewitt, 45; and Sang H. and Soo Kim, Manny Miranda and Laura Garcia, and Dale Williamson and Mary Greig, 47. Fourth place was shared by Ken and Marilyn Goettsch and Kurt Bourhenne and Carol Piepenberg with their matching 49s.

In recent holes-in-one, K.W. Jeon hit the second hole on Jan. 9, witnessed by Sheila Jeon and E. K. Kim.

Ned Sprow’s ace, career no. 16, was recorded Jan. 10 when the ball settled into the seventh cup. Harold Van Otterloo, Gene Weller and Manny Miranda watched it happen.

Helen Kim’s trip over the water on the second hole resulted in an ace as seen by Gee Gee Kwak Jan. 11.

On Jan. 14, the day preceding the Guys and Gals tournament, Walt Bier made a hole-in-one at the eighth cup. Bob Barnum and Marge Thompson witnessed it.

Special recognition is due to Fujio Norihiro and Kay Sekino for accepting the position of tournament directors for the new year.

Sports Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Jan. 20: Tony Dodero, 11,820; Jean Beasley, 11,800; Ralph Provow, 11,200; John Loasby, 11,120.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 Jan. 18: Jim Kaspar, 13,060; Virginia DeFields, 12,840; Julia Roise, 12,730; Mary Skelcher, 11,900. 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 Jan. 18: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Sharon Beran. Second A and First B: Bob Lofstrom-Jaye Woodington. Third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Bud Parish-Jeanette Estell. Fourth in Strat A: Joan and Ted Wieber. First in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. E/W: First in Strats A and B: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson. Second in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Verna Burns. Third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Judy Johnson-Stan Blitz. Fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B and first in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Virginia Buccella. Winners of the pairs session and club championship game Ja.n 17: NS: First in Strat A and second overall: Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki. Second in Strat A and third overall: Betty Jackson-Lois Abramson. Third in Strat A and fifth overall: Sue Fardette-Judy Johnson. First in Strat B and second overall: Joan and Ted Wieber. First in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. EW: First in Strats A, B and C and fourth overall: First in Strat B, second in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris. Third in Strat A: Verna Burns-Howard Smith. Second in Strats B and C, third overall and second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Fourth in Strat B and fourth overall: Jerry and Jane Reed. Third in Strat C and third overall Joyce Newton-Audrey Healy. 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 on Friday was Bud Parish; Saturday was Emma Trepinski.

– Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 16: N/S: First in Strat A, Dorothy Favre-Bee Kinman; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Carmen Gross-Norma Krueger; third in Strat A, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; second in Strat B, Renee Hoffman-Dalia Hernandez; tied for first place in Strat C, Joyce Shuford-Colleen Gardner and Midge Dunagan-Julia Cunningham. E/W: First in Strat A, Fern Dunbar-LaVonne Quilkin; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; third in Strat A, Eileen Nelson-Bill Linskey; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B and first in Strat C, Melanie-Jerome Smith; tied for third in Strat B and second in Strat C, Joyce Newton-John Stammerjohn and Bobbie and Brent Johansson. Overall winners in the club championship game Jan. 13: First in Strats A, B and C, Bobbie and Brent Johansson; second in Strat A, Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; third in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Bill Linskey; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Bobbi Vann-Chuck Cutchshaw; fifth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; tied for second in Strat C, Jean Byer-George Koehm and Lottie Kostar-Ron Yaffee. Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 to confirm their reservations or by noon without a partner. For reservations or to cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698. For Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. If players need to cancel and are unable to reach them, call the directors of the day, Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 on Mondays, and Diane Sachs at 493-8638 on Thursdays.

– Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club games from Jan. 16: Jim Kaspar, 12,390; Marilyn Allred, 12,060; Virginia DeFields, 11,110; Chuck Cutchshaw, 10,920..Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

–Peg Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club games from Jan.14: Ethel Orris, Emily Moubassaly, Mary Nell Clark. 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 Jan. 13: Pauline Fitzsimoms, Jack Bennett, Dorothy Krauss. 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.

Chess Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: This week’s puzzle black moves first and for any answer by the white next moves is checkmate. See answers, page 21.


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: Pc3. The black Pawn moves from c4 to c3. And the next move by the white is check mate.

Tournament Poker Club


Each year, 24 bi-weekly Poker Cl ub Tournament winners gather to compete for the player of the year title.

Club members met Jan.12 at Clubhouse 1 for a potluck lunch. Ten raffle prizes of $10 each were won by attendees. After lunch, the players moved to Clubhouse 6 for the 2013 player of the year event.

This year, 17 winners took part in the tournament. Two more tables were set up so other members could play.

Since Tina Baker and Wendy Wu won two tournaments last year, they were given extra chips for the player of the year event.

Susan Dodson, Carole Damoci and John DeMarco were the dealers for the finalists.

At the end of the afternoon, Tina and Nancy Floyd faced off for the title. Tina won with a pair of aces, beating Nancy’s pair of 10s. Nancy was followed by Ken Goettsch, Jon Jones, Wendy Wu, Joanna Dubinka, Hank Lincourt, Jack MacLean, Gary Carnes, Diann Richmond, Bill Clawson, Bob Looney, Larry Slutsky, Hal Cochran, Bob Konier, Susan Rose and Judy Jasmin.


Due to an oversight, the final table players from the Jan. 4 tournament were excluded from the Jan. 9 story in The News.

Wendy Wu beat Lem Hall’s pair with triple kings. They were followed by Judy Jasmin, Bob Pinkerton, Al Goldstein, Margaret Gillon, John DeMarco and Bob Konier. The final table was dealt by John DeMarco.

– Margaret Gillon


Ladies Golf Club


Fifty-two members of the Ladies Golf Club turned out for the weekly nine-hole tournament Jan. 14 at the Leisure World course.

Play for the day was low net and birdies. There was a total of 16 birdies in the four flights.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low net: Lori Owensby, 22. Birdies: Lori Owensby, 2; Ki Yang, 2,7; Hae Lee, 5; Betty Risley, 3; Kay Joo, 8; Sun Lee, 2.

Flight B: Low net: Anne Walshe, 23. Birdies: Anne Walshe, 2; Anne Van Horn, 8; Angela Lee, 3; Min Soon Ja, 8; Soo Kim, 3.

Flight C: Low net: Tie among Patti Smith, Sharon Van Otterloo and Dorothy Favre, 23. Birdies: Patti Smith, 8; Dorothy Favre, 8; Betty Regalado, 8.

Flight D: Low net: Carol Munn, 17. Birdie: Peg Powers, 6.

– Linda Herman


Mens Pool Club




The Men’s Pool Club played a pick-your-partner pool tournament Jan. 11 in Clubhouse 2.  It was a six-team, round robin alternate shot 8-ball event with a $10 entry fee.  The prize money went to the first two teams.

Every team played each other once. The team of Mike Mooney and Steve Harris went through the field undefeated to finish first. 

Tied for second with three wins each were Raffy Ramos and

Rod Ellis and the team of Bobby Stringer and John Loasby. 

There were three high balls on the table with Rod Ellis shooting and the 8-ball was in front of the corner pocket.

Rod made a ball and gave Raffy an angle to get two rails down the table for the last striped ball. Raffy made the ball but scratched in the corner to give Bobby and John a second place finish.

   It was the first time the club used the format and may do it again if there is sufficient interest.

– Dave SilvS

Shuffleboard Club


The Buffalo Shufflers squeaked past by the Aces, 10-8, Jan. 17, in Shuffleboard Club play at Clubhouse 1. All-game winner for the Buffalo Shufflers was Gary Blakesley. For the Aces, it was John Loasby.

In the second game, the Raptors defeated the Screaming Eagles, 15-3.

All-game winners for the Raptors were Ruth Bonnema, Bob Corsaut, Pat Gonzales, Milly Larsen, and George Miller.

Shuffleboard practice is held at 2 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, at Clubhouse 1.

Members are reminded to call their team captains if they are unable to take part in their games.

After league play Jan. 31, Chinese New Year, the club will meet for lunch at Nomad Asian Bistro, 6563 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, 430-6888. Members should let Liz Meripol know if they plan to attend.

For more information, call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.


Bowling Club

The Misfits lost three games in Leisure World Bowling Club play Jan.14, but remain one game ahead of Very Striking. Richard Van Wasshnova had a 193 game and 522 series for Hit or Miss in games against the Misfits. 

Very Striking could only split with Keep Bowling, winning the first game with a 905 but losing the other two.

Ren Villanueva of Keep Bowling had games of 202, 224 and 214 for a 640 series.

Marge Earls of Very Striking had a 633 with handicap and Ed Milbrandt bowled a 201 game and 652 series with handicap.

Ned Sprow led Keglers Four to a sweep with a 240 first game and 624 series. His team had the high series of the day at 2,492. Chris Cisneros had a 464 series for Shudabin, which won three games. 

Paul Klevgard bowled a 649 series with handicap as It’s a JIPP won three games against LWWW. David Trevern of LWWW had a 201 game.

Cribbage Club

Gene Smith won for the second straight week with a score of 845, two points less than a perfect game, in Cribbage Club play Jan. 14.

Sandra deDubovay was second with a 844, followed by Howard Bleakly, 837; and Paula Loucks, a relatively new player, 836 score. 

Refreshments included cake and muffins furnished by the club, and homemade brownies from Patti Smith.

Three more members paid their dues and former club President Gary Greytak made a generous donation for refreshments in honor of his January birthday. Thanks to all who contribute so frequently.

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 Patt Smith.


Monday Golf Group

The weather resembled a warm summer day for the Monday Golf Group Jan. 13, at Riverview.

Paul Cose won the first flight with a nice one-under-par 69. Bill McKusky followed with an even-par 70, a birdie and closest to the pin on the ninth hole.

Merle McGee and Don McLane tied for third. Merle had two birdies and Don, three.

Rounding out the field were Tom McCullough, Jim Dickerson and Larry Hillhouse.

Jim had a birdie and was closest to the pin on the second hole. Bill McKusky and Don McLane tied for fewest putts with 29.

Lowell Goltra won the second flight with a 68, two strokes ahead of Marv Ballard. Marv had low putts of 34.

Rich Miller was third, followed by Mauricio Rivero and Bob Munn, tied for fourth.

Next play will be Jan. 27 at the David L. Baker course.