Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Nov. 30: Bert Sellers, 11,740; Kathe Manning, 10,110; Edith Pokorny, 9,940 Nancy Wheeler, 9,830. 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 Nov. 30: Strat A: First NS: Tie between Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw and Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson. First EW: Jeanete Estill-Joan Tschirki. Second EW: Verna Burns-Jaye Woodington. Stat B: EW: First Audrey Healy-Sylvia Kaprelyn. Winners of the afternoon session Nov. 29: Strat A: First NS: Ruth Kaller-Dorothy Favre. First EW: Joyce Basch-Bobbie Vann. Second NS: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith. Second EW: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Strat B: First NS: Ted and Joan Wieber. First EW: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw.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. Friday director was Bud Parish, Saturday director was Robert Goldstein. Tomorrow, Friday, is the club’s annual holiday party. Call Howard Smith at 598-6121 to make dinner reservations

–Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs sessionDec. 5: North/South: Dorothy Favre-Verna Becker, first in Strat A; Sue Fardette-Vincent Remedios, second in Strat A, first in Strat B; Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki; third in Strat A; Ruth Kaller-Eileen Nelson, fourth in Strat A, Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee, second in Strat B; Sue McHale-Jean Byer, first in Strat C, East/West: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith, first in Strat A and B; Kar-Yee Nelson-Hanefi Esten, second in Strats A and B; Larry Slutsky-Hank Dunbar, third in Strat A; Monica and Paul Honey, fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B; Tie between Joan and Ted Wieber and Sylvia Kaprelyan-Cookie Pham, first in Strat C. Congratulations to Dorothy and Verna on their 70.6 percent game. Winners Dec. 2: North/South: Sue Fardette-Vincent Remedios, first in Strats A and B; Bee Kinman-Verna Burns, second in Strat A; Cookie Pham- Verna Becker, third in Strat A, second in Strat B; George Koehm-Jean Byer, first in Strat C; Richard Norris-Ron Yaffee, second in Strat C; East/West: Fern Dunbar- Rob Preece, first in Strat A; Simone Chottin- Fred Benedetti, second in Strat A, first in Strat B; Bob Lofstrom- Chuck Cutchshaw, third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C; Sharon Beran-Joan Tschirki, fourth in Strat A. 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, call Cookie Pham, 431-6453. If they cannot be reached, call the director of the day, Gene Yaffee, 430-7040. Gene will directing today, Thursday, and Monday. – Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club games from Dec. 5: Grace Buster, 12,520; Bert Sellers, 11,910; Chuck Cutchshaw, 11,430; Virginia De Fields, 11,050. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

– Jim Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club winners Dec. 3: Mary Nell Clark, Bob Priest, Paul Orris. 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 Dec. 2: Mary Nell Clark, Mary Jean Tusha, Dave Tubbs. 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


Sal Maciel had a perfect score of 847, adding a second star to his badge, at the Dec. 2 meeting of the Cribbage Club.

He was followed by Bill Barnes, 832; Norman Martin and Mary Greytak with identical 829s,and new member Marilyn Chelsvig, 827.

Special awards went to Marian Cogdill for having six games of 121, and Carlene Le Cocq, with no wins.

Cake and ice cream were furnished by Sandra Holt for her birthday. Alice Buckle donated homemade fudge.

New member Paula Loucks was welcomed. She finished three games of instructions and joined the group.

The Christmas luncheon is set for Dec. 17.

The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, and players will be assigned tables.

New members are welcome. Seven games are played, and all players finish at about 3:30 p.m.

To learn the game or just brush up, call Patti Smith, president, at 242-4674. She will have a teacher available at 11 a.m.

– Carlene LeCocq



The Leisure World Series of Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.

The tournament is open to Leisure World residents, Laguna Woods Village residents, and friends and family.

Cost is $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

A full buffet breakfast is included; $1,200 in cash prizes. Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Cards are in the air at 9.

To buy tickets in advance, call Cleo Looney at 342-9400.

Ladies Golf


Despite a chill in the air, 47 members of the Ladies Golf Club participated in the weekly nine-hole tournament Dec. 3 at the Leisure World course. Play for the day was low gross and low net.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low gross: Angie Oh, 27. Low net: Bert Thompson, 25.

Flight B: Low gross: Tie among Ida Jose, Sadie Oh, and Angela Lee, 34. Low net: Mary Lancaster, 28.

Flight C: Low gross: Tie between Jean Cose and Maggie Howe, 33. Low net: Tie among Sandra de Dubovay, June Oh and Jean Ferrari, 27.

Flight D: Low gross: Patti Smith, 34. Low net: Louise Seifert, 23.


The club’s holiday luncheon Dec. 2 was a success, with great food and drinks. Thanks to Donna Sprow and all her helpers.

The next meeting is Jan. 6.

– Linda Herman


A bowler is still needed to play in the Leisure World league Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. To play, call Dave Silva, Bowling Club president, at 493-8812.

The Misfits and Very Striking moved into a tie for first place after last week. The Misfits won three games from third place We R The 1’s and Very Striking won two close games from Keglers Four, but lost total pins.

Frank Snee of Just Lucky had the high game of 234 and high series of 576. Teammate Doris Wilson had a 186, high for the women. Connie Terry of Very Striking had high series for the ladies, 455.

Ren Villenueva led Keep Bowling to three wins with a 198, 209 and 554 series.

Paul Pernaud of Kegler’s Four had a 245 game and 672 series with handicap.

Shudabin won three games as Rich Meager opened with a 212 game.

LWWW won 3-1/2 games and posted high series, 2,456.



Nineteen members of the Shuffleboard Club attended the Dec. 4 meeting to elect new officers.

They are Liz Meripol, president; Teri Nugent, first vice president; Kathleen Morrison, second vice president; Shirley Truman, secretary; and Sally Fowler, treasurer.

Members will begin dining out for lunch on the last Friday of each month, after league play. The first lunch will be Jan. 31.

The special Christmas raffle winners were Shirley Truman, Teri Nugent and Connie Lee.


Shuffleboard fun and practice is held Mondays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

New players are welcome to attend. Members are glad to train and meet new players. – Milly Larsen


This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers on page 19.


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: The white Queen moves from c4 to c3. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate