Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Jan. 6: Marilyn Allred, 11,860; Gracie Finnegan, 11,840; Bert Sellers, 11,770; Joyce Pfingston, 11,420.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 Jan. 4: Virginia DeFields, 10,650; Joan Taylor, 10,460; Howard Bleakley, 9,880; Jim Kaspar, 9,730. 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 4: NS: First in Strats A and B: Jaye Woodington-Sylvia Kaprelyn. Second Strat A: Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson. Third in Strat A and second in Strat C: Joan and Ted Wieber. First in Strat C: Lynn Finley-Colleen Gardner. EW: First in Strats A and B: Verna Becker-Jeanette Estill. Second in Strats A and B: Cooie and Jack Dampman. Third in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Bob Mault. First in Strat C: Rufo Robinson-Betty Scharf. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 3: NS: First in Strats A and B: Jack Dampman-Verna Becker. Second Strats A and B: Stan Blitz-Judy Carter Johnson. Third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki. First in EW: Strat A: Verna Burns-Howard Smith. Second Strat A and first in Strat B: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Jane Reid-Colleen Gardner. Games are played at 12:30 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. 481. Friday director, Bud Parish; Saturday director, Emma Trepinski.
Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from Jan. 3: Most Yahtzees: Susie Ralston. Highest score: Joyce Ingram. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 17, 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 winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 2: NS: Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson. First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Betty Jackson. Second in Strat A: Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios. Third in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee. Fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Cookie Pham. First in Strat C: ES: Fern Dunbar-LaVonne McQuilken. First in Strat A: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Chie Wickham-Judy Percer. Third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Bobbi and Brent Johansson, fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B, second in Strat C. Winners Dec. 30: NS: Dorothy Favre-Joan Tschirki. First in Strat A: Midge Dunagan-Howard Smith. Second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. Third in Strat A: John Chang-Jeanette Estill. Fourth in Strat B, second in Strat B: Cookie Pham-Sylvia Kaprelyan. First in Strat C: EW: Bill Linskey-Eileen Nelson. First in Strat A: Rob Preece-Fern Dunbar. Second in Strat A: Marilyn and Ron McClintock. Third in Strat A: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Claudette Barrack-Monica Gettis. Second in Strat B, first in Strat C. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3, Lobby. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 p.m., or if partners are needed, by noon. For Monday reservations or cancellations, call Midge Dunagan, 594-9698. For Thursday reservations, call Cookie Pham, 431-6453. If they cannot be reached, call the director of the day, Gene Yaffee, on Mondays at 430-7040 and Diane Sachs, 493-8638, Thursdays.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games from Jan. 2: Grace Finnigan, 11,350; Mario LoBue 10,850; Joe Capra 10,680; Fred Claveau, 10,120. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
– Marge Dodero
Saturday Social Bunco Club results from Dec. 28: Most buncos: Suzanne Frank. Most wins: Kathy Schrader. Most babies: Tie between Ann Ell and Marge Bradley. Most losses: Tie between Pat Imbriano and Darlene Smith. Door prize winner: Joyce Ingram. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., Jan. 11, in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.
Guys and Gals Golf
The December Guys and Gals golf tournament on the local course produced no winners of the hole-in-one pot. The $228 (and growing) prize will be available for the contest this month.
The circle-hole challenge was productive for the owners of 13 balls.
All results are net.
Young and Hae Lee won the first, low-handicap flight with their 49. A tie for second at 50 was shared by Walt Bier and Marge Thompson and Dong Lee and Ki Yang. Tied for third with 51s were Paul Alloway and Angie Oh, and Sung E. Kim and Yvonne Yim.
Merle McGee and Mary Lancaster had the low handicap score of the tournament an 11-under-par 43. K.W and Sheila Jeon turned in a 44 for second, followed by Sang and Soo Kim, 45; Youn and Melinda Lee, 46; Kurt Bourhenne and Bert Thompson, 48; and Harold and Sharon Van Otterloo, 49.
Pat Brooks and Mary Ann Moore won the third flight with a 45. They were followed by Carl Wiggins and Anne Walshe, 47; Bob Looney and Barbara Timberlake and Richard Eastwood and Jeannie Bush, 48; Ed Milbrandt and Barbara Bertoldi, 50; Dale Williamson and Mary Greig, and Art Schwartz and Betty Regalado, tied for fifth with 51s.
Aces of note: Suzanne Ahn hit Hole 2 for her second career ace on Dec. 8, according to Shelley Smith. Mike Oh picked on the ninth cup for his fourth ace, as seen by June Oh on Dec. 9.
Dec. 15 was the date Manny Miranda aced the eighth hole, as seen by SharonVanOtterloo.
On the same date, Margie Thompson had her ace on the seventh hole. Walt Bier was the witness.
Peter Oh hit had a perfect shot on the ninth hole Dec. 20, seen by Angie Oh.
Friday Golf got off to a nice start to the 2014 season Jan. 3 at the Willowick course.
Paul Cose shot a 71 net to win the first flight. Bill McKusky and Merle McGee shot 73s to tie for second place, followed by Tom McCullough,75.
Birds were made by Merle McGee with three, and Bill McKusky and Tom McCullough, one each.
Rich Miller and Ron Maddox carded 72s to tie for first place in the second flight. Bob Munn’s 80 earned him third.
There were no birds in that flight.
Paul Cose was closest to the pin winner on the 12th hole. No one was on the green on the fourth hole.
There will be a playoff tomorrow at Baker.
– Merle McGee
Pat Swope finished first with a score of 846 at the Dec. 31 meeting of the Cribbage Club.
Pat was followed by Wanda Bemben, 844; Sol Notrica, 843; and Nancy Demery, 840.
A special award went to Maureen Habel, who didn’t have a high enough score to win a prize.
Homemade gingerbread cake with whipped cream was provided and served by Maureen Habel in celebration of her Dec. 28 birthday.
Anita Smith and Anita Smart brought cakes, Paula Loucks provided playing cards, Alice Buckle, fudge; and Sol Notrica, mixed nuts.
Margaret and Gene Smith poured drinks to help celebrate the new year.
New member Judy Carter-Johnson was welcomed to the group.
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 just brush up, people can schedule lessons by calling Patti Smith, 242-4674.
The Raptors ripped the Buffalo Shufflers, 13-5, and the Screaming Eagles exploited the Aces 10-8, last week in Shuffleboard Club play at Clubhouse 1.
All-game winners for the Raptors were Pat Gonzales, Joyce Pfingston, George Miller and Ruth Bonnema.
All-game winners for the Screaming Eagles were Clara Makowski and Al Bonnema.
All-game winners for the Aces were Sally Fowler and Bobby Stringer.
The club welcomed Mary Milhone, Carol Piepenburg and Geri McNulty who played their first games as club members.
Shuffleboard practice is held at 2 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Clubhouse 1.
For more information, call Liz Meripol, club president, at 537-0318.
– Milly Larsen
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. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.
Solution to this week’s puzzle: Ka6. The white King moves from b5 to a6. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.
Ladies Golf Club
A large turnout of players from the Ladies Golf Club hit the local course New Year’s Eve for a special team event put on by Jane Legus. Thanks to Jane for all her hard work and the goodies she supplied after the nine-hole tournament.
The ace of the year tournament is set for Jan. 14 for last year’s monthly winners. It will be low net and low gross.
Dues ($20) for this year are now payable. Membership qualifies players for all the tournaments and a chance to win back the dues payment.
Thanks to the volunteers, Carl Wiggins, the starter Tuesday mornings and the grounds keepers who keep the course in great shape.
Newcomers are invited to check out the course. Its a great place to play and make new friends.
– Linda Herman
Pool and Billiards Club
The Leisure World Pool and Billiards Club is offering free pool lessons for beginners from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 11, in Clubhouse 2.
It will be an opportunity to learn the mechanics of the game, the rules of the different pool games and strategies behind various shots. Pool is one of the easiest games to learn. Its much easier than bowling and won’t hurt the back. Its less frustrating than golf and won’t hurt the pride.
In LW, there are 15 quality pool tables in Clubhouses 1, 2, and 3. There is also a women’s only pool room in Clubhouse 1 where the Ladies Q Club plays.There is no waiting for tables. All are available from 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. every day.
For those who have never played pool or haven’t played in a long time, call Mike Mooney, new club president, at 233-7060, or text to make an appointment. Bring a friend.
Tournament Poker Club
by Margaret Gillon
Wendy Wu’s success at the poker tables has carried over into the new year.
After winning the last tournament of 2013, Ms. Wu came back to notch another victory Jan. 4 in the Tournament Poker Club’s 2014 opener in Clubhouse 6.
In the last tournament, Wendy beat Lem Hall’s pair with triple kings.
The tournament high hands were won by Bobbie Johnson with four aces and a jack, and Jack Pfiefer with four eights and a four.
Before retiring Wendy worked for an international trading company. She enjoys singing and belongs to two choral groups.
Wendy plays in several other small poker games in Leisure World. Wendy and her husband moved to Leisure World early last year.
The parking lot around Clubhouse 6 and the Health Care Center were blocked off the day of the tournament to restripe the parking lot.
TPC members were forced to walk from the Amphitheater parking lot or to park on St. Andrews Drive and walk over.
Some members walked almost five minutes to get to the clubhouse. One member using her walker and was exhausted by the time she entered the building.
Of the 64 players who turned out for the tournament, several circled the area but could not find a parking place within walking distance and missed the event.
For club information call Susan Dodson, president, 493-1859; or visit the club website at www.lwpoker.org
The Learn Bridge in a Day program will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. , Jan. 26, at Long Beach Bridge Center, 4782 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. The cost is $20, but $10 for those who ask for the friends and family discount. Lunch will be provided.
Reservations are required by calling 498-8113.
The program is designed to bring new players (and those who haven’t played in years) to the game in a non-threatening way. People will start playing, bidding and scoring, and be exposed to enough bridge in one day to let them make an informed decision on whether they like it. Family and friends are invited. No partner is required.
– Judy Carter-Johnson.