Fun Time Pinochle Club winners May 26: Jim Kaspar, 12,230; Peg Kaspar,11,660; Richard Van Wasshnova,10,140; Gene Smith, 9,990. Games begin at noon, Mondays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
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Best Time Bunco Club Monday night results from May 26: Most buncos: Susie Ralston. Most wins: Tie between Linda Messer and Joyce Ingram. Most babies: Kathy Rapp. Most losses: Gail Levitt. Door prize winner: Bernie Crabtree. The next meeting will held June 9. 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
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Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners May 24: Marian Cogdill, 12,810; Mary Skelcher, 11,570; Jim Kaspar, 10,760; Anthony Scutti, 10,620.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 May 24: NS: First in Strats A and B: Jaye Woodington-Christine Fruem; second in Strat A: Dorothy Faver-Sue Fardette; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Simone Chottin-John Chang; fourth in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; third in Strat B: Ted and Joan Wieber; first in Strat C: Audrey Healy-Bill Power. EW: First in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Jeanette Estell; second in Strat A: Ron and Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat A and first in Strats B and C: Chie Wickham-Sue Krause; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and third in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias; third in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Winners of the afternoon pairs session May 23: NS: First in Strat A: Linda Carter-Ruth Kaller; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Jaye Woodington-Sharon Beran; third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Colleen Gardner-Joyce Shuford. EW: First in Strat A and second in Strat B: Cooie and Jack Dampman; second in Strats A and B: Tom and Jane Gibbons; third in Strat A: Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre; fourth in A, third in Strat B and first in Strat C: Thuan Gwynn-Joyce Basch; fourth in Strat B: Verna Becker-Rufo Robinson; second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Games are played at 12:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. Players are asked 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 Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586, ext. 381. Director Friday and Saturday was Emma Trepinski. On June 21, the club will hold a charity game to benefit Alzheimer’s research. The card fee will be $4.
– Sharon Beran
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Saturday Social Bunco Club results from May 24: Most buncos: Pauline Fitzsimons. Most wins: Maxine Reardon. Most babies: Pat Imbriano. Most losses: Tie among Fred Houghton, Susie Ralston, and Ann Ell. Door prize winner: Louise Damron. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., June 14, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.
–Doris Dack
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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners in the Thursday afternoon game May 22: NS: First in Strats A, B and C: Cookie Pham-Bobbi Vann; second in Strats A and B: Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; third in Strat A, Midge Dunagan-Ruth Kaller; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B: Linda and Richard Stein; fifth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B and second in Strat C: Verna Becker-Harshad Vora. EW: First in Strat A: Sibyl and Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Monica and Paul Honey; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Peggi Spring and Monica Gettis; fourth in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-Bill Linskey; fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B and second in Strat C: Jeannette Estill-Sharon Beran. Overall winners in the unit-rated game May 19: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Bill Linskey with a 71.53 percent game; second in Strat A: Rob Preece-Fern Dunbar; third in Strat A: Ruth Kaller-Linda Carder; fourth in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Midge Dunagan-Lynn Danielson; fifth in Strat A: Fay Beckerman-Marilyn McClintock; sixth in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; second in Strat B: Joe FioRica-Chie Wickham; third in Strat B: Colleen Gardner-Joyce Henderson; fourth in Strat B: Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; fifth in Strat B: Dottie Thompson-Howard Smith; second in Strat C: Bobbi and Brent Johansson. 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 reservations or by noon without a partner. To get help finding a partner or to make or cancel a reservation on Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698. On Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report a late arrival, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m. Today is the last day to sign up for the cookout dinner on Monday, June 2, to be held after the game. Howard Smith is taking reservations. The dinner is free to the bridge players but bridge fees must be paid at the time of sign up.
– Gene Yaffee
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Friendly Pinochle Club games from May 22: Fred Claveau, 11,390; Kathy Rose, 11,180; Bobbie Olsen, 11,050; Gene Smith, 10,900.
Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
– Jim Kaspar
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Tuesday Bridge Club games from May 20: Donna Cooper, Ethel Orris, Paul Orris. Games begin at 5 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 games May 19: Phyllis Kale, Bob Priest, Mary Nell Clark. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call 342-9807.
– Dave Tubbs

Tournament Poker Club
by Margaret Gillon
LW contributor

Texas Hold ‘em player Don Saunders faced Omaha table champ Carole Damoci May 17, in a Tournament Poker Club battle for the final table.
Carole’s cards were king and 4, and Don’s hand held an 8 and 7. Before the common cards were dealt, Carole bet all her chips, and Don accepted. An 8 was dealt in the first three common cards pairing the 8 in Don’s hand.
The next common card dealt was a king, giving Carole a pair of kings. No other pairs turned up for either player, and Carole won the table with her pair of kings.
Carole and Don were followed by Hank Lincourt, Ron Pine, Bob Looney, John DeMarco, and Gary Carnes. Wendy Wu dealt the final table.
Carole has lived in Mutual 12 for four years and joined the TPC shortly after becoming a LW resident.
Before retirement, she was an inventory control manager. Carole is vice president of the TPC, president of the LW Historical Society, serves on the board of the Golden Age Foundation and volunteers for other community organizations.
She teaches poker lessons once a month to people who want to learn Texas Hold ‘em. She has won a tournament once before.
Tournament high hands were Wendy Wu with three aces and two jacks and Don Saunders with three 4s and a pair of 2s.
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The next Hawaiian Gardens tournament is Saturday, June 14. Tournament entry includes a free breakfast buffet. Friends and family 21 years old and older are welcome.
To register by mail, send checks for $15 per person made out to the Tournament Poker Club by Saturday June 7, to Cleo Looney, 1150 Northwood Rd., 166-F, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. For additional information about the event, call Cleo at 342-9400.

Monday Golf

by Jim Dickerson
LW contributor

It was a perfect morning for the Monday Golf Group June 19 at the Baker course in Fountain Valley.
Bob Looney won the second flight with the low round of the day, an impressive 55.
He was followed by Marv Ballard, 56; David Johns, 58, and a birdie, and Mike Looney. Mike had the fewest putts 31.
Rounding out the second flight were Ed Dragan and Lowell Goltra.
Don McLane and Jim Dickerson tied for first place in the opening flight with matching 58s and Don had low putts, 29. Larry Hillhouse was third with a 59 and Merle McGee carded a 60. He was also and closest to the pin on the 12th hole.
Rounding out the flight was Paul Cose (closest to the pin on the third hole), Bill McKusky and Rich Miller.
Every player in the first flight had a birdie. Don and Jim had two apiece.
There was no play on Memorial Day, May 26. Play resumes June 2 at Riverview. •••
The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.

Ladies Golf Club

by Linda Herman
LW contributor

Members are reminded that tomorrow, Friday, is the last day to buy tickets for the Ladies Golf Club luncheon June 2, in Clubhouse 2.
Tickets are available at the starter shack. This $12 charge includes drinks.
Everyone is welcome, men and women, and it is not necessary to be a golfer to attend.
The social period will begin at about 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Winner of the three-week championship tournament will be announced.
A field of 52 turned out May 20 for a game of low net and putts. It was a special day for Maggie Howe, who had a hole-in-one on No. 8. Members should bring $1 to the next tournament to replenish the hole-in-one pot.
Flight winners:
Flight A: Low net: Tie between Helen Kim and Gee Gee Kwak, 24. Putts: Susie Kim, 12.
Flight B: Low net: Neva Senske, 22. Putts: Helen Yoon, 12.
Flight C: Low net: Tie between Mary Lancaster and Mary Ann Moore, 22. Putts: Soo Kim, 10.
Flight D: Low net: Joyce Bizzell, 18. Putts: Tie between Louise Seifert and Joyce Bizzell, 13.

Pool, Billiards Club

by Dave Silva
LW contributor

Nine teams played four games in the Men’s Pool Club’s monthly pool tournament last week in a game of 3-6-9.
Partners alternate shots in a variation of 9-ball.
In the first round, Nancy Thompson and Frank Tripoli, Lael Murray and Ken Harpham and Rod Ellis and Ren Villanueva made the 3, 6 and 9 to score the maximum six points.
In round two, Rod and Ren made the 6 and 9, giving them a one point lead over Jane Legus and Ted Bailey. Jane and Ted made the 3, 6 and 9 after scoring four points in round one.
In round three, Nancy Thompson and Frank Tripoli made the 6 and 9, but so did Jane and Ted and Phil Kay and Bill Clawson.
In the final round, Rod and Ren made the 3, 6 and 9 for 20 points and first place.
Frank and Nancy split their last game to finish with 16 to tie for second with Jane and Ted, who only made the 3-ball for one point in their final game.
The next tournament will be played June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Membership in the Men’s Pool Club or Ladies Q Club is required to play.
Residents can play if they become members.
The dues are $5 a month.

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: W
hite moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. Answers, page 29.
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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, and Wednesdays, beginning June 21, at 2 p.m., under the umbrellas at the swimming pool. Chess players should request the key from the lifeguard for the chess sets. Newcomers are welcome.
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Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qc8. The white queen moves from a8 to c8. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate

Shuffleboard Club

The Shuffleboard Club will meet for a full morning of activities June 4 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
A social period will begin at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
A meeting is scheduled at 10, followed by a shuffleboard demonstration for those new to the game.
Activities will conclude at 11:30 with a barbecue and ice cream social.
All shareholders are welcome. To attend, call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.

Guys, Gals Golf

by Jim Kaspar
LW contributor
 
Forty-one teams took part in the Leisure World Guys and Gals tournament May 3 at the local course.
Closest to the pin for the outbound round was Keith Song, 8 feet, 1 inch. Mary Greig’s ball stopped 3-4 1/2 from the cup. On the homeward-bound cup, Paul Cose, 4-8, and Margie Thompson, 12-5, claimed the prizes.
All results listed as handicap scores.
Merle McGee and Mary Lancaster started the prize list for the first flight with their winning card of 49. They were followed by Young and Hae Lee and Walt Bier and Margie Thompson, tied at 50; and Tom Soontorn and Jane Legus and Hak and Susie Kim, 51, for third.
 In the second flight, Jay and Myung Kim tied Fred and Bonnie Howe with 47s for the win. Four teams carded 49s for second place: Stan Shiroma and Helen Yoon, Jae and Sun Lee, Stan Johnson and Louise Seifert, and Keith and Kelly Song.
Bill McKusky and Josie Sanchez, third with 51s, finished the scoring in that flight.
 Dale Williams and Mary Greig, low net for the tournament, won the third flight with a 44 strokes.
Another four-way tie, at 46, placed second. They included Richard Eastwood and Jeannie Bush, Carl Wiggins and Anne Walshe, Sang H. and Soo Kim, and Ken and Marilyn Goettsch. Third were Ron Pine and Lori Owensby, who matched cards with Bob Looney and Barbara Timberlake, 50.

Friday Golf

It was a fair day for the Friday Golf Group May 23 at Willowick with firm fairways and sanded greens.
That worked out well for Merle McGee since the ball was closer to the greens on the drives and the ball stuck to the greens with the softness of the sand.
Merle shot a 78 gross and won with a 66 net. Three birds helped a bit. Runner-up Paul Cose had a nice round with a 72, and was closest to the pin. He was followed by Bill McKusky, 74; and Rich Miller, 75.
Sang Kim won the second flight with a net 70, followed by Bob Munn, 72; Ed Dragan, 75; and Lowell Goltra, 78. There were no birds in the flight.
May play ends tomorrow, Friday, at Baker Memorial.
– Merle McGee

Oregon Senior Games

The annual Oregon Senior Games will begin June 18 in Bend, Ore.
Athletes 50 and older can compete in one of the 16 sports offered in the event, sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA).
The field will include 236 athletes from 10 states, including 10 from California.
Events will include include archery, badminton, bowling, cowboy action shooting, cycling, golf, over the line, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, track and field, and a 5-K runand race walk.