Fun Time Pinochle Club winners from Nov 25: Marilyn Allred, 12,320; Al Bellizzi, 11,600; Fred Claveau, 11,200; Al Bonnema, 11,010. 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 Nov. 23: Ida Purcell, 11,510; Bert Sellers, 11,090; Sunne Mahood, 10,620; Edith Pokorny, 10,240. 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. 23: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. First EW: Jeanette Estill-Joan Tschirki. Second NS: Lois Abramson-Betty Jackson. Second EW: Renee Hoffman-Cooie Dampman. Third NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Third EW: Jean Byer-Joyce Basch. Strat B: First NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. First EW: Renee Hoffman-Cooie Dampman. Strat C: First NS: Ted and Joan Wieber. First EW: Jean Byer-Joyce Basch. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 22: Strat A: First: NS: Doris Hernandez-Colleen Bilas. Frist EW: Betty Scharf-Bill Robinson. Second NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns. Second EW: Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre. Third NS: Sharon Beran-Jaye Woodington. Third EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Fourth NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Fourth EW: Sue Fardette-Verna Becker. Strat B: First NS: Doris Hernandez-Colleen Bilas. First EW: Betty Scharff-Bill Robinson. Second NS: Sharon Beran-Jaye Woodington. Second EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Third NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Third EW: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Strat C: First NS: Doris Hernandez-Colleen Bilas. First EW: Betty Scharf-Bill Robinson. Second NS: Jean Byer-George Koehm. Second EW: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw.nica and Paul Honey. Second EW: Betty Scharf-Sylvia Kaprelyan. 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 Emma Trepinski. Dec.6, is the club’s annual holiday party. See Howard Smith to make reservations and to pay in advance.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 21: Strat A; 1. Bee Kinman-Dorothy Favre. 2. Mealanie and Jerome Smith. 3.Verna Becker-Lottie Kostar. 4. Ruth Kaller-Fay Beckerman. Strat B: NS: 1. Melanie and Jerome Smith. 2. Verna Becker-Lottie Kostar. 3. Nhuong Pham-Harshad Vora. Strat B: EW: 1. Joan and Ted Wieber. 2. Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. 3.Nhuong Pham-Harshad Vora. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 18: Strat A: First NS: Hank Dunbar-Diane Sachs. First EW: Larry Slutsky-Bill Linskey. Second NS: Connie and Jay Young. Third NS: George Koehm-Jean Byer. Second EW: Fern Dunbar-Robert Preece. Fourth NS:John Chang-Jeanette Estill. Third EW: Stan Blitz-Dorothy Favre. Fifth NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Fourth EW: Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. Fifth EW: Sharon Beran-Joan Tschirki. Strat B: First NS: Connie and Jay Young. First EW: Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. Second NS: George Koehm-Jean Byer. Second EW: Reva and Seymour Alban. 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. – Rhea Scharf


Friendly Pinochle Club games from 21: Wilma Randall, 11,820; Charlie Miller, 11,730; Marge Dodero, 10,950; Joyce Underhill, 10,930.Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays n Clubhouse 1.

– Peggy Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club winners Nov. 19: Dorothy Krauss, Bob Priest, Ethel 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 Nov.18: Dave Tubbs, Phyllis Kale, Mary Nell Clark. Winners from Nov.11: Olive Dugas, Phyllis Kale, 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.

– Dave TubbsSunshine Players

Dana Cheng, Maryellen Bleach win Sunshine Players tournament

by Susan Dodson

LW contributor

The Sunshine Players, a group of afternoon table tennis athletes, held an open tournament on Nov. 16.

Players were given a partner and the two played another team for the best of three games. Winners advanced to play other winners until the final two survivors met.

In a well-contested battle Dana Cheng and Maryellen Bleach bested Gary Rittmer and Sherry Vanek in two-out-of-three games, after losing the first one. The winning and losing teams both received medals and cash prizes generously donated by player Al March.


The Sunshine Players meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from about noon-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, downstairs.

Doubles are always played. The winners of a single game split up after winning, each getting a new partner to play another game.

Experienced players and newcomers are equally involved, and no one is turned away.

So dust off those paddles and come on down.


Men’s Golf

Young Lee earns cash with his 52

Young Lee posted the over-the-field low score of 52 for a nice cash prize at the November Men’s Golf Tournament.

Pat Henley was closest to the pin on the eighth hole at 1-foot-9 inches. Tom Soonthorn took the honors on the 17th hole, 1 foot.

The hole-in-one pot continues to grow with no aces reported.

Ten balls wound up in designated circles, earning $1 for each player.

All tournament scores are recorded as net results.

Young Lee won the first low-handicap flight with a 48. He was followed by Chi Lee, 49; Keith Song, 52; and Sung E. Kim, Dong Lee, Peter Oh and Ron Steele, who tied for fourth with matching 54s.

Bob Barisoff won the second flight with a 49. He was followed by Don Rootworm, 53; Allen Bourhenne, 54; Ned Sprow, 55; and Stan Shiroma and Bill Long, 56.

Pat Henley shot 50 to win the third flight. Frank Shramek’s 52 was good for second, followed by Art Salazar, 54; and Steve Moody, John Devlin, Ken Goettsch and Youn Lee, tied at 56.

Bob Marselle recorded low net score of 45 to win the fourth flight. Jim DeMattia and Dale Humphrey shared second with 49s, followed by Bruce Scheuermann, 51; Walt Toney, 54; and Arnold Bakker and Bob Looney, tied for fifth with 56s.


Recent aces of note: Hae Lee’s hole-in-one hit the long ninth hole on Oct. 19, as seen by Young Lee.

Bruce Scheuermann attacked the second hole, also Oct. 19, according to Wally Johnson.

The 10th hole was the scene for Gene Weller’s ace Oct. 21, seen by John Lauzon and Art Schwartz.

Sonny Ngheim’s hole-in-one on No. 8 occurred Oct. 25, said witness Beatrice Nghiem.

On Nov. 2, Helen Kim hit the water hole on No. 2, seen by Paul Alloway.


Cribbage Club

Fred Claveau gets first star with an 847

Fred Claveau earned the first star on his badge with a perfect score of 847, to finish first last week in Leisure World Cribbage Club play. He was followed by Bob Lindl, 839; Bob Marselle, 836; and Joyce Basch, 831.

Sweet rolls and ice cream were donated by the club and served by Gene and Margaret Smith and Joyce Basch and enjoyed by all 51 members.

Joyce Underhill was welcomed back after an extended visit with friends and relations that included the wedding of a granddaughter.

Two ladies returned for another one-hour lesson taught by Bert Sellers before joining members at the tables to watch the play.

This week, members will celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin or apple pie furnished by the club. Non-member shareholders are welcome.

Lessons are taught at 11 a.m. before the regular club plays Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Games begin at noon. It is not necessary to have a partner to join. Tables are set with four members for each game.

Winners will change tables where they can meet many members each week. Seven games are played, and members usually finish by 3:30.

President Patti Smith will arrange for a teacher for those who want to learn the game, or brush up. Call her at 242-4674 to schedule sessions.

– Carlene LeCocq


Tournament Poker Club

Hank Lincourt wins with tens

Hank Lincourt had a pair of 10s to win the tournament Nov. 16 over Jon Jones. Jon had a pair of fours.

They were followed by Nancy Park, Gary Carnes, Susan Rose, Joe Mesner and Tina Baker.

John DeMarco dealt the final table.

Hank Lincourt has been a Tournament Poker Club member for eight years.

He has won at the final table on three previous occasions. Hank’s other hobbies include the Leisure World Coin Club.

Tournament High Hand was four jacks and an 8, belonging to Norm Surkin. Second high hand was four 6s and a jack held by Jack MacLean.

Thanks to member Kathy Elliott for taking some of the club’s poker cards to Veterans Hospital in Long Beach where she serves as a volunteer.

– Margaret Gillon


Shuffleboard Club

Big field plays in turkey shoot


Twenty members of the Friday League Shuffleboard Club competed in the annual turkey shoot games Nov. 22, at Clubhouse 1. Everyone played three games competing for highest score.

Winners of the 50/50 drawing were Connie Lee, Dave Lacasia and Chuck Nugent.

Other winners were Connie Lee, Terri Nugent, and Shirley Trueman.


The club’s Christmas gala is Dec. 12, in Clubhouse 4 at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available from Liz Meripol at 537-0318.

– Kathleen Morrison


Men’s Pool and Billiards Club

Bobbie Stringer, Jane Legus post a win

by Dave Silva

LW contributor


Nine teams consisting of 13 men and five women participated in the Leisure World Men’s Pool and Billiards Club’s final tournament of the year last week in Clubhouse 2.

Each team played six games of 8-ball. The balls left on the table at the end of the game were counted to establish a tie-breaking system.

Bobbie Stringer and Jane Legus, who played well before as partners, won their first three games. Three other teams were 2-1.

In round four, Ted Bailey and Buzz Sargent won their third game and had 14 points to five for Bobbie and Jane.

Bobbie and Jane ran the table in round five to pick up their fourth win. Their opponents had six balls left.Bobbie and Jane lost their last game to finish with four wins and 11 points.

Susan Shaver and Raffy Ramos won their last two games to give them four wins and eight points for second place.

Mike Mooney and Ralph Busche had four wins and three points to edge out Frank Tripoli and Maryellen Bleach, with four wins and two points.

The next tournament is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m.


The club will hold its last beer bust of the year Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Pizza will be

served, along with beer and soft drinks.

It will be followed by an 8-ball tournament featuring partners alternating shots in a double elimination format. The entry fee will be $3. Standard 8-ball rules will apply.

This is the time of year to elect new officers.

Members address or phone number changes should contact President Dave Silva.

Members are eligible to play in tournaments.


Bowling Club

Very Striking in lead; club can

use a bowler

Very Striking maintained a one-game lead in the Leisure World Bowling League standings last week, matching the Misfits with a three-game sweep.

Connie Terry of Very Striking had a 174 game and 498 series.

The Misfits’ Jane Legus bowled a 667 series with handicap and Chris Cisneros rolled a 180 game to help Sudabin sweep.

For the men, Harold Van Otterloo was consistent, bowling a season high of 221, 212, 235, a 668 series.

Dave Silva had a 211 and 581 and Richard Ryals of the Misfits had a 183 game as his team bowled a 2,499 series.

Crazy Eights swept its match as anchor Rudy Arzaga had a 206 and 691 series with handicap.

Also sweeping was We R The 1’s with a 2,520 series. All team members exceeded their averages.

In the turkey shoot from the previous week Eric Dodd had a 721 series with handicap and Ruth Bonnema won for the ladies with a 635. He won $20, not a turkey.


The LW league needs a regular bowler. To join the group, call Dave Silva at 493-9912.

– Dave Silva

Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club

Two players set new bridge record

Joan Tschirki and Bee Kinirnan scored a club record 77.78 game in Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club play Nov. 15.

Bee is a diamond life master, and Joan is a gold life master.

Both teach bridge and play regularly at LW and at the Bridge Club of Long Beach.

– Ted Wieber


Men’s Golf

Dinner is Dec. 7; memberships can be renewed in December

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club will present its annual year-end dinner on Saturday, Dec.7, in Clubhouse 2.

A Mexican dinner will be served at at 6 p.m., preceded by happy hour at the open bar at 5.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The cost is $10 a person. Tickets can be purchased at the golf clubhouse.

Only 100 tickets will be available for sale.

For more information, call Rick Linghenfelter club president, at (714) 274-3994.

– Rick Lingenfelter


Members can renew their memberships at two tournaments in December.

Annual dues of $10 can be paid at the men’s tournament Dec. 11 or the Guys and GalsTournament Dec. 18.

For more information, call Harry Konishi, membership chair, at 594-6212.

– Harry Konishi

Monday Golf

Merle McGee wins with a 66

by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor


A good turn out of 20 players from the Monday Golf Group hit the course Nov. 18, and some good scores were posted.

Merle McGee shot the low round of the day in the first flight, a 66 and two birdies.

He was followed by David Johns, 68 and a bird; and Tom McCullough and Don McLane with matching 70s. Don and Paul Cose had the fewest putts, 28.

Tom had closest to the pin on the 12th hole, and Paulwas closest on No. 4.

Don and Paul had birds.

Rounding out the flight were Larry Hillhouse, Jim Dickerson and Bill McKusky.

Rich Miller won the second flight with a 67 and low putts of 28. He was followed by Mike Looney, 68; Bob Munn, 71; Ed Dragan, Bob Looney, Mauricio Rivero, Sandy Boardman, Ron Maddox, Marv Ballard and Mike Breen.

Bob Munn had the only birdie in the flight.

Next play for the group will be will Dec. 2 at the Meadowlark course.


The club welcomes new members, any skill level.

For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.


Ladies Golf Club

Holiday golf party is Dec. 2

by Linda Herman

LW contributor


Everyone is welcome to attend the Ladies Golf Club Holiday party on Monday, Dec. 2, in Clubhouse 2.

Luncheon tickets can be purchased from the golf starters for $12.

Non-members are welcome to join in the fun. Food and drinks are planned and eggnog will be included.

Tickets will not be sold the day of the party, so advanced reservations are a must.

Forty-six ladies played for low net and putts Nov. 19, at the weekly nine-hole tournament.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low net: Tie among Angie Oh, Sun Lee and Marilyn Hewitt, 25. Low putts: Angie Oh, 12.

Flight B: Low net: Tie among Anne Walshe, Ida Jose and Anne Van Horn, 25. Low putts: Tie between Anne Van Horn and Melinda Lee, 14.

Flight C: Low net: Jean Ferrari, 23. Low putts: Maggie Howe, 14.

Flight D: Low net: Jeannie Bush, 22. Low putts: Tie between Jeannie Bush and Evelyn Scherber, 14.

– Linda Herman