Scoreboard

 

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners from Nov. 11: Mary Skelcher, 12,400; Tony Dodero, 11,520; Oscar Maya, 10,950; Richard Van Wasshnova, 10,620. The club meets Mondays in Clubhouse 1, starting at noon. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.

– Richard Van Wasshnova

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Best Time Bunco Club results from Nov. 11: Most buncos: Bernie Crabtree. Most wins: Pauline Ciccarelli. Most babies: Tie between Cindy Miller and Mary Ann Haugen. Most losses: Vivian Fournier. Door prize winner: Sharon Rutligiano. The club’s next meeting is Nov. 25, in the Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The club meets the second and fourth Monday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.

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Saturday Social Bunco Club results from Nov. 9: Most buncos: Vi Miller. Most wins: Tie between Doris Dack and Joyce Ingram. Most babies: Kathy Rose. Most losses: Joyce Walsborn. Door prize winner: Fred Houghton. The club’s next meeting is Nov. 23 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. Play begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.

–Doris Dack

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Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Nov. 9: Virginia DeFields, 11,360; Bert Sellers, 11,060; Ida Purcell, 10,520; Jim Kaspar, 9,960.. 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 Nov. 9: Strat A: First NS: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. First EW: Bob Mault-Sherry Troeger. Second NS: Jaye Woodington-Dorothy Favre. Second EW: Thuan Gwynn-Joyce Basch. Third NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Third EW: Peggy Waite-John Crabtree. Fourth NS:Verna Burns-Stan Blitz. Fourth EW: Betty McClellen-Steve Skinner. Strat B: First NS: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. First EW: Betty Witteried- Christine Frumen. Second NS: Jaye Woodington-Dorothy Favre. Second EW: Joyce Basch-Thuan Gwynn. Third NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 8: Strat A: First NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. First EW: Tie between Dorothy Favre-Judy Carter Johnson and Sylvia Kaprelyan-Bobby Van. Second NS: Linda Carder-Ruth Kaller. Third EW: Howard Smith-Mariann Klinger. 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 Friday or Saturday, call Jay Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586 ext. 381. Director both days was Emma Trepinski. Friday, Dec.6, is the club’s annual holiday party. See Howard Smith to make reservations and to pay in advance. – Sharon Beran

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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 7: Strat A: First NS: Betty Jackson-Bill Linskey. First EW: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Second NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Second EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Third NS: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus. Third EW: Lottie Kostar-Bobbi Vann. Fourth NS: George Koehm-Thuan Gwynn. Fourth EW: Rene Hoffman-Dalia Hernandez. Strat B: First NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. First EW: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Second NS: George Koehm-Thuan Gwynn. Second EW: Kay Hyland-Lynne Finley. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 4: Strat A: First NS: Ruth Kaller-Bill Linskey. First EW: Joan Tschirki-Sharon Beran. Second NS: Midge Dunagan-John Killian. Second EW: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Third NS: Linda and Richard Stein. Third EW: Judy Carter-Johnson-Dorothy Favre. Fourth NS: Bob and Pat Turansick. Fourth EW: Diane Sachs-Hank Dunbar. Fifth NS: Kar-Yee Nelson-M. Hanefi-Erten. Fifth EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Strat B: First NS: Bob and Pat Turansick. First EW: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Second NS: Thuan Gwynn-Nhuong Pham. Second EW: Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays 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 or cancellations, call Cookie Pham, 431-6453. If they cannot be reached, call the directors of the day, Gene Yaffee, Mondays, 430-7040; and Diane Sachs, Thursdays, 493-8638. The annual meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m., today, Nov.14, followed by bridge at 12:30 p.m. – Rhea Scharf

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Friendly Pinochle Club games from Nov. 7: Oscar Moya, 12,720; Gene Smith, 12,610; Al Goldstein, 12,440; Bert Sellers, 11,160.

Marjorie Dodero

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Tuesday Bridge Club winners Nov. 5: Evelyn Smith, Bob Priest, Phyllis Kale. 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

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Monday Bridge Club winners from Nov.4: Donna Cooper, Emily Moubassaly, Mary Nell Clark. Games begin at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.

– Dave Tubbs

 

Chess

his week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 25.

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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. The club will hold a silent auction from 2:30-6 p.m., Nov. 22, at Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Everyone is invited.

Solution to this week’s puzzle: Nc5. The white Knight moves from e6 to c5. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate

 

Poker

 

by Margaret Gillon

LW contributor

 

Tina Baker won her second tournament on Nov. 2 with two pair, aces and fives. Tina’s final battle was against club Vice President Carole Damoci. Carole fought hard but couldn’t beat Tina and her big stack of chips.

Joining them at the final table were Ralph Provow, Andy Young, Gary Carnes, Nancy Jordan and Yuki Mancebo.

Tina is retired but still owns Caribbean Cool Ties in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She met almost every cruise ship docking there, so she may be remembered by some LWers.

Tina has lived in Mutual 12 for nearly two years. She takes the buses to local casinos to play large tournaments several times a week.

When not playing in poker tournaments, she enjoys billiards, scuba diving, fishing, sailing and sky diving.

Before the Nov. 2 tournament, the club held its annual election for officers of the board. The incumbents were re-elected because they are great at their jobs.

The officers are Ken Goettsch, tournament director; Grace Buster, treasurer; Cleo Looney, secretary; Susan Dodson, president; and Carole Damoci, vice president.

The club is grateful to them for all the hard work they do behind the scenes so others have a tournament to play twice a month.

The high hands were Lem Hall with four sixes and a king and Tina Baker with three aces and two queens.

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The LW Tournament of Poker at Hawaiian Gardens on Dec. 14 is coming soon. To register by mail, send checks for $15 per person to the Tournament Poker Club by Dec. 7 to Cleo Looney, 1150 Northwood Road, 166-F, Seal Beach, CA, 90740.

For additional information about the event, call Cleo at 342-9400.

 

Cribbage

 

by Carlene LeCocq

LW contributor

 

Joe Notrica won his second star with a perfect game of 847 at the Nov. 5 meeting of the Cribbage Club.

He was followed by Karl Henry, 839; Nancy Demery, 838; and Fred Claveau, 837. Al Goldstein won a consolation prize for having a 621 game and not participating in the prize money.

Members enjoyed piano music from Bob Lindl, playing the oldies but goodies. Thank you, Bob.

Anita Smart furnished chocolate cake and ice cream to help celebrate her birthday. She cut and served the cake and Margaret Smith dished up ice cream. Marcy Locy furnished potato chips.

New member Eve Rae was welcomed.

Kim Rother, the daughter of member Angie Rother, was a guest.

Members were saddened by the news that Jean MacKenzie died. She was a member of the Cribbage Club for many years.

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There’s a sign-up sheet on the table to be an “angel” for the Council on Aging, the “Smile Makers” organization.

Those who sign up will be issued an angel with a list of new gifts needed by worthy families at Christmas. They don’t have to be wrapped; the angels will thank the gift-givers.

For more information, contact Bobbie Straley at the club.

The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1 and new members are welcome.

Seven games are played, and all players finish around 3:30 p.m. A table is guaranteed to those who qualify and arrive by 12:10. Partners are not needed.

To learn the game or brush up, call Patti Smith, club president, at 242-4674.

She will schedule teaching for one hour at 11 a.m., before the Tuesday meetings.

Monday Golf

 

by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor

 

A full group of players from the Monday Golf Group turned out Nov. 6 to test the Meadowlark course in Huntington Beach.

Tom McCullough had the low round of the day, shooting a great 63 and tying for low putts with 30 in the second flight.

He was followed by Marv Ballard, 70; Rich Miller, Mauricio Rivero and Mike Breen, who tied for fourth.

Rounding out the flight were Bob Looney, Lowell Goltra, Ed Dragan and Sandy Boardman. Bob and Sandy also had the fewest putts. Rich Miller had the only birdie in the flight.

In the first flight, Merle McGee shot a good 66 to win. He was followed by Bill McKusky with a 69.

They tied for fewest putts of 30 and Bill had two birdies.

Third with an even par 70 was Paul Cose, a stroke ahead of David Johns.

Both had birdies.

Tied for third with matching 72s were Jim Dickerson and Larry Hillhouse. Both had birdies.

Larry was closest to the pin on the seventh and 16th holes.

New member Ron Maddox posted his first qualifying round and Don McLane, his third.

Next play will be Nov.18 at Willowick.

 

The Eagles and Buffalo Shufflers battled to a 9-9 tie Nov. 8, in the Shuffleboard Club’s Friday League play at Clubhouse 1.

All-game winner for the Eagles was Kathy Schrader. For the Buffalo Shufflers, it was Al Bonnema.

In the other game, the Aces beat the Raptors, 10-8. The Aces’ all-game winners were Bernice Skoug and Chuck Nugent. The Raptors’ all-gamers were Pat Gozales and Bob Coraut.

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

 

Shuffleboard

 

The Eagles and Buffalo Shufflers battled to a 9-9 tie Nov. 8, in the Shuffleboard Club’s Friday League play at Clubhouse 1.

All-game winner for the Eagles was Kathy Schrader. For the Buffalo Shufflers, it was Al Bonnema.

In the other game, the Aces beat the Raptors, 10-8. The Aces’ all-game winners were Bernice Skoug and Chuck Nugent. The Raptors’ all-gamers were Pat Gozales and Bob Coraut.

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

 

Women’s Golf

 

A beautiful fall day brought 46 members of the Ladies Golf Club to the local course Nov. 5 for the weekly nine-hole tournament. Play for the day was low gross/ low net.

It was also the first week of the Turkey Shoot tournament.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low gross: Ann Tran, 28. Low net: Helen Kim, 24.

Flight B: Low gross:  Anne Walshe, 32. Low net: Mary Lancaster, 25.

Flight C: Low gross: Angela Lee, 32. Low net: Jean Ferrari,  24.

Flight D: Low gross: Zara Cross, 37. Low net: Phyllis Goyette, 24.

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Members are reminded to get their tickets for the Dec. 2 luncheon tickets for $12 each, members or guests.  

– Linda Herman

 

Friday Golf

 

The Friday Golf Group enjoyed a beautiful day Nov. 8 at Baker Memorial Course, where the greens were soft and sandy. Jim Dickerson took that as a chance to win and did so with a nice 56 in the first flight.

Bob Todd had a fine round of 57 for second and was closest to the pin. Paul Cose handled the course well, carding a 59 for third with a bird.

Bill McKusky, always a master of getting something from his golf game, had two birds, was closest to the pin and shot a 61 for fourth.

Rich Miller always seems to come up with the right score to be the best. He had low net of the day, a 53, to win the second flight. Tom McCullough had a 55 for second and got the only bird in the flight.

Ed Dragan had the lowest score since returning from the break, a 56 for third. Lowell Goltra was fourth at 60. He brought his wonderful son, Jim, to join the group. Thanks Lowell, it gives some depth to our social group.

Next play is tomorrow, Friday, at Meadowlark.

– Merle McGee

 

Mens Golf

 

Three five-person teams tied for first place in the Guys and Gals Scramble Golf Tournament held Oct. 30 on the local course.

The teams consisted of Walter Bier, Angie Oh, Bert Thompson, Joyce Basch and Mike Breen; Tom Soonthorn, Manny Miranda, Yvonne Yim, Lori Owensby and Patti Smith; and finally, Bob Gass, Stan Shiroma, Harry Konishi, Mary Ann Moore and Vic Kambe. Each player received $25.

The fourth-place team included Merle McGee, Ann Tran, Pat Henley, Marvin Jones, and Kay Sekino. Each player won $10.

Yvonne Yi, and Stan Shiroma hit the circle holes 4, 9, 13, and 18, to win $1 each.

Hole-in-one winner Ann Tran won $10.

– Mike Breen

Bowling

 

Very Striking won four games from LWWW to maintain the team’s lead in the Bowling League standings despite LWWW’s Frank Tripoli scoring a 221 game and 559 series.

Its a Jjip won three games when Judy Nantais had a 639 with handicap and team series of 2,425.

  Kegler Four swept its match as Sharon Van Otterloo bowled a 172 game and husband Harold, a 193. 

Arnold Bakker was establishing an average for the second place Misfits. He had a 192 and 522. 

Linda Herman, bowling for We R the 1’s, led the women with a 185 and 494. 

Hit or Miss won three games as Harold Weinger had a 192 game.

– Dave Silva