Sports Scoreboard


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Jan. 13: Maureen Marsh, 13,480; Ida Purcell,12,150; Virginia DeFields, 11,600; Joe Capra, 11,240. The club meets Mondays in Clubhouse 1, starting at noon. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.

– Richard Van Wasshnova


Saturday Social Bunco Club results from Jan. 11: Most buncos: Tie between Louise Damron and Lee Thornton. Most wins: Tie between Kathy Rose and Mary Kilby. Most babies: Isabel Hamilton. Most losses: Mary Milhone. Door prize winner: Maxine Reardon. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., Jan. 25, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15 p.m.. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.

–Doris Dack


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Jan 11: Pat Witt, 12,440; Cynthia Choate, 12,400; tie for second between Helen Story and Howard Bleakley, 11,200. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan. 11: Strat A: N/S: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith. Second A: First B: Dorothy Favre-Jaye Woodington. Second B, first C: Sharon Beran-Chie Wickham. E/W: First Strat A and B: Joyce Henderson-Judy Johnson. Second A: Verna Burns-Joan T’schirki. Second B and First C: Jane and Jerry Reid. Jan. 10 scores: First in Strats A and B: N/S: Ted and Joan Wieber. Second A: Verna Burns-Bee Kinman. Third A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. E/W First Strat A: Tom and Jane Gibbons. Second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Howard Smith-Mariann Klinger. Third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Joyce Newton-Dick Stammerjohn. 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 on Friday, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586, ext. 381. Friday director was Bud Parish, Saturday director was Emma Trepinski. 799-0433.

– Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the afternoon pairs session Jan.9: North/South: First in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Eileen Nelson; second in Strat A, first in Strat B and C, Claudette Barrack-Monica Gettis; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Renee and Dalia Hernandez; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Norma Kruger-Carmen Gross. East/West: First in Strat A and B, Sharon Beran-Bud Parish; second in Strat A and B, Bill Linskey-Howard Smith; third in Strat A, Joe FioRica-Ron McClintock; fourth in Strat A, Fay Beckerman-Marilyn McClintock; fifth in Strat A and third in Strat B and first in Strat C, Kar-Yee Nelson-Chie Wickham. Winners Jan. 6: North/South: First in Strat A, John Chang-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat A, Larry Slutsky-Dennis Schmitz; third in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; fourth in Strat A, Marilyn and Ron McClintock; fifth in Strat A and first in Strat B, Thuan Gwynn-Cookie Pham; first in Strat C, Lynne Finley-Anne Muncow. East/West: First in Strat A and B, Fred Benedetti-Simone Chottin; second in Strat A, Bill Linskey-Christihe Frumen; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Jane and Tom Gibbons; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B and first in Strat C, Bobbi and Brent Johansson. Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are requested to arrive by 12:15 to confirm their reservations or by noon without a partner. For reservations or to cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698. For Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. If players need to cancel and are unable to reach them, call the director of the day, Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 on Mondays, and Diane Sachs at 493-8638 on Thursdays. – Gene Yaffee

Friendly Pinochle Club games from Jan. 9: Nancy Wheeler, 11,180; Ida Purcell, 10,820; Marilyn Allred, 10,800; Kathy Rose, 10,750. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.

–Peg Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club games from Jan.7: Emily Moubassaly, Dorothy Krauss, Bob Priest. 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. 23: Dave Tubbs, Phyllis Kale, Mary Jean Tusha. 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.



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.

Players 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. Partners are not required.


Friday Golf


Bill McKusky and Merle McGee shot 56 to tie for first place in the first flight Jan. 10 in Friday Golf Group play at Baker Memorial course. Tom McCullough was third with a 57. Jim Dickerson carded a 60 for fourth.

Rich Miller was first in the second flight with the low net of the day, 55.

Marvin Ballard was second with a 57 in his first start of the year and Lowell Goltra stumbled a bit, but broke 60 with a 59 for third.

Mauricio Rivero began the year with a closest to the pin victory on hole 12 along with his fourth-place finish.

Birds were made by Bill McKusky and Merle McGee in the first flight. No birds were made in the second flight, so there will be playoff tomorrow, at Meadowlark.

– Merle McGee


Women’s Golf


by Linda Herman

LW contributor


The new year has begun and Tuesday morning play in the weekly nine-hole tournament continues for members of the Ladies Golf Club.

Women who live in Leisure World can participate in the tournaments and new members are welcome. 

Annual dues of $20 are now payable. Members can win back their dues if successful in the tournaments. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month in Clubhouse 2. The social period is 10:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11. 

Several luncheon meetings are held throughout the year.

In the first tournament of the year played Jan. 7, 48 ladies played for low gross and low net.


Flight A: Low gross: Linda Herman, 28. Low net: Tie between GeeGee Kwak and Betty Risley, 25.

Flight B: Low gross: Marilyn Hewitt, 31. Low net: Tie among Ida Jose, Sheila Jeon and Mona Lewis, 26.

Flight C: Low gross: Mary Lancaster, 33. Low net: Tie between Dorothy Favre and Sandra deDubovay, 24.

Flight D: Low gross: Jane Legus, 37. Low net: Josie Sanchez, 25.


On Dec. 31, 58 ladies participated in a special team game. 


Low gross: Angela Lee, Yvonne Yim, June Oh, Melinda Lee, 58. Mary Lancaster, Jane Legus, Lori Owensby, Barbara Timberlake, 64.

Low net: Jean Ferrari, Donna Sprow, Kathy Gupton, Laura Garcia, 46. Tie among Chris Cisneros, Judy Katje, Joan Meyer, Sharon Van Otterloo, Joyce Bizzell, Lottie Dolby, Evelyn Scherber and Mary Lou Richards, 48.


Chess Puzzle


This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 22.


Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Free lessons for beginners.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Nc2. The white Knight moves from b4 to c2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Mens Golf


by Jim Kaspar

LW contributor

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club’s January tournament became the personal property of Bill Long, who claimed almost every victory in sight.

He was low over-the-field gross winner with 52 strokes, was the hole-in-one prize winner, and had the low handicap score (46) for the entire tournament in winning his flight.

Closest to the pin winner on the eighth hole was Jae Lee at 3 feet 6 inches.

Steve Walker claimed the prize for the 17th hole at 4-3.

With 300 shots at the designated circles, only five balls paid off for the owners.

All results are listed as handicap scores.

Fujio Norihiro won the first flight with 50 strokes. With matching cards of 52 for second place were Paul Alloway, Paul Cose, Young Lee, Bill McKusky and Bob Turner. Jim Dickerson’s 54 earned him fifth.

Bill Long’s 46 claimed first place in the second flight. He was followed by Don Kim, 49; K.W. Jeon and Stan Shiroma, tied at 51; Roger Addie, 52; Sang Kim, 54; and Manny Miranda, Don Roswurm and Bob Barisoff, tied for sixth with matching 56s.

Richard Eastwood and Cheu Kwon tied for first place in the third flight at 49. John Devlin’s card read 50 for second, followed by Bob Marselle, Frank Snee, Ron Watson and Dale Williamson, 52; and Mauricio Rivero, 54.

The scores for the fourth flight were headed by Art Schwartz with a 53.

He was followed by Paul Harenski, 54; and Joe DiDonato and John Kim, knotted at 55.


Holes-in-one of note: Laura Garcia hit the sixth hole on Dec. 21, according to Donna Sprow. Bob Marselle hit the third hole Jan. 5, as seen by Steve Moody. Tom Morris had his hole in one into the seventh cup, a shot witnessed by Dominic Amatangelo and John Lauzon.

Monday Golf


by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor


Great weather greeted members of the Monday Golf Group at Meadowlark for the first Monday tournament of 2014.

Lowell Goltra won the second flight with a one-under-par 69 and was closest to the pin on the seventh hole.

Marv Ballard was second and Rich Miller third. Rounding out the flight were Bob Munn, Mauricio Rivero and Ron Maddox.

Lowell, Marv and Ron tied for fewest putts with 31.

Mike Breen had the only birdie in the flight.

Don McLane won the first flight with the low round of the day, a fine 67.

He also had fewest putts, 27, and a birdie.

He was followed by Paul Cose with a 69, a birdie and closest to the pin on the 16th hole.

Merle McGee was third with a birdie.

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

There is no golf Jan. 20 due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The next play will be Jan. 27 at the David L. Baker course.


The club welcomes new members, any skill level.

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

Bowling Club


by Dave Silva

LW contributor


The Misfits, first-place team in the Leisure World Bowling League, won four games from LWWW last week to remain two games ahead of Very Striking in the standings. Very Striking won four games against Sudabin. 

Frank Tripoli, subbing for the Misfits, had a 246 game and 617 series. Connie Terry of Very Striking had a 212 in her last game and a 548 to lead the ladies. Teammate Dave Silva had a 584 series.

Just Lucky won its match, as Doris Wilson had a 199 game and 498 series and Frank Snee had a 202, 200 and 554 series. 

Keglers Four won three games behind Ned Sprow’s 223 in his last game and Harold Van Otterloo’s 201 and 555.

Its a JJIP won three games, with Irene Perkins and Paul Klevgard topping their averages in each game. 

Hit or Miss hit more than it missed by winning three games as Richard Van Wasshnova bowled a 199 game.

Shuffleboard Club


The Aces defeated the Buffalo Shufflers, 15-3, and the Screaming Eagles downed the Raptors, 11-7, last week in Leisure World Shuffleboard Club play.

 All-game winners for the Aces were Bernice Skoug, Lee Broadbent, Maxine Reardon, Joyce Crockett and Sandy Blakesley.  All-game winners for the Screaming Eagles were Geri McNulty, Clara Makowski, Dave Lacasia and Connie Lee.

 Shuffleboard practice is held at 2 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Clubhouse 1.

 After league play Jan. 31, members will meet for lunch at Marie Callender’s. They should inform Liz Meripol if they plan to attend.

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

  –   Milly Larsen

Cribbage Club

by Carlene LeCocq

LW contributor


Gene Smith, popular vice president of the Cribbage Club, had a 28-point hand, the first one since last September, to highlight play on Jan. 7. He was awarded $25 for the effort.

Other winners were Mary Greytak, Teri Nugent and Angie Rother with 837s.

They were followed by Wanda Bemben, 828; Joyce Underhill, 823; and Bill Barnes and Al Goldstein, 819. 

Curly Janus and Bea Lissow had seven losses to win special consolation prizes.

The group enjoyed cake furnished by Howard Bleakly for his Jan. 31 birthday. Patti Smith brought fudge and sugar-coated peanuts.

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 brush up, people can schedule lessons for one hour at 11 a.m. before the meetings by calling Patti Smith, 242-4674.