Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Feb 17: Richard Van Wasshnova, 13,030; Marilyn Allred, 12,090; Gracie Finnegan, 10,710; Sunne Mahood, 10,080.. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners from March 1: Cynthia Choate, 11,630; Fred Claveau, 9,560; Oscar Moya, 9,120; Peg Kaspar, 8,970. Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar, 799-0433.
– Peg Kaspar
Saturday Social Bunco Club results from March 8: Most buncos: Liz Meripol. Most wins:Simon Gornowicz. Most babies: Tie among Bill Simmons, Mary Ann Haugen and Sheri LaRoche. Most losses:Judy Miner. Door prize winner: Julie Milburn. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., March 22, 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.
Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners from March 7: Most Yahtzees: Tie between Mary Ann Haugen and Jay Whitehead. Highest score: Tie between Linda Messer and Susie Ralston. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., March 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Games are played on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, call Cheryl Richardson at (951) 488-8219.
– Cheryl Richardson
Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club overall winners March 6: North/South: First in Strats A and B, Dotty and Lou Guthmann; second in Strat A, Ruth Kaller-Eileen Nelson; third in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; fifth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee; first in Strat C, Colleen Gardner-Joyce Shuford. East/West: First in Strats A, B and C, Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; second in Strat A, Sibyl Slutsky-Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Monica and Paul Honey; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Carmen Gross-Norma Krueger; fifth in Strat A, LaVonne McQuilkin-Fern Dunbar. March 3 winners: North/South: First in Strat A, Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; second in Strat A and first in Strat B, Dotty and Lou Guthmann; third in Strat A and second in Strat B, Jeanette Estill-John Chang; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B, Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; fifth in Strat A, Linda and Richard Stein; first in Strat C, Jane and Jerry Reid. East/West: First in Strat A, Judy Carter-Johnson-Dorothy Favre; second in Strat A, Joan Tschirki-Sharon Beran; third in Strat A, Rob Preece-Fern Dunbar; fourth in Strat A, Sebbie Thompson-Ron McClintock; fifth in Strat A and first in Strat B, Jane and Tom Gibbons; sixth in Strat A and second in Strat B, Bobbie Vann-Chuck Cutchshaw; first in Strat C, Bobbi and Brent Johansson. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays in 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 make or cancel reservations 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 that you are running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games March 6: Ida Purcell, 11,860; Jean Beasley, 11,330; Leondra Renken, 10,970; Chuck Cutchshaw, 10,800.Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Thursdays in Clubhouse 1.
– Marjorie Dodero
Progressive Bridge Club games March 4: Caroll Olsen, Bob Priest, Dorothy Krauss. 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
Mid-Day Bridge Club games March 3: Pauline Fitzsimons, Olive Dugas, Bob Priest. 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
Ladies Golf Club
by Linda Herman
Forty-four members of the Ladies Golf Club Tuesday played in the weekly nine-hole tournament March 4 at the Leisure World Golf Course. It was also the first week of the spring tournament that concludes this week. Winners will be announced at the April 7 meeting.
Regular play for the day was low gross and low net.
Flight A: Low gross: Kay Joo, 27. Low net: Tie between Linda Herman and Anne Walshe, 25.
Flight B: Low gross: Neva Senske, 31. Low net: Mary Greig, 24.
Flight C: Low gross: Tie between Mary Ann Moore and Patti Smith, 32.
Low net: Tie between Angela Lee and Sandra deDubovay, 23.
Flight D: Low gross: Phyllis Goyette, 39. Low net: Donna Sprow, 25.
The next meeting will be held April 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Note the change in time. It will be a good opportunity for golfers to become better acquainted with one another. The social period will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 2.
The March meeting featured a guest speaker who discussed the social services available in LW.
Thanks to Donna Sprow and her crew for the decorations that had a festive Mardi Gras appearance.
The center pieces were cleverly put together with wrapping paper around toilet plungers.
One can only imagine what the clerk thought when someone came in to buy 10 toilet plungers
Tournament Poker Club
by Margaret Gillon
In the first tournament of March, Tournament Poker Club President Susan Dodson out dueled Vice President Carole Damoci to win. Susan won the second tournament of February and her luck continued in this month’s game.
In the final hand, Susan was dealt a pair of eights. Carole’s hand was the ace of spades and four of spades. Before the flop, Susan made a large bet, and Carole countered with an all-in bet.
When all the community cards had been dealt, Carole had a pair of fours but it wasn’t enough to beat Susan’s pair of eights.
Following Susan and Carole were Wendy Wu, Richard Houck, Kathy Elliott, Barbara Houck, and Angie Oh.
The dealer of the final table was Bill Clawson.
Susan was a nurse in the Naval Reserve Nurse Corps, serving during the 1990s in the Desert Storm period at San Diego Naval Hospital.
She and her husband Bob have been Leisure World residents for more than 20 years and currently live in Mutual 7. Susan’s great joy is taking care of Bob, who is a singer/entertainer.
Susan plays table tennis six nights a week. Her hobbies are the TPC, gardening her plot in the mini-farm, reading, playing cards, cooking, and solving Sudoku puzzles.
Tournament high hands were Jack Pfeiffer with four jacks and an ace and Peter Meuter with three aces and two kings.
For more information on poker classes, visit club website www.LWPoker.org.
The classes will be provided for residents who want to join the poker tournaments but don’t know how to play poker.
This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers on page 26.
Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
Solution to this week’s puzzle: Bh4. The white bishop moves from e1 to h4. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.
Ron Maddox shot a great 67 to win the second flight in Monday Golf Group play March 3 at the Meadowlark course. He also tied Marv Ballard for fewest putts, 31.
Second place Lowell Goltra was two strokes back with a one-under-par 69. Marv shot an even par 70 and had a birdie.
Rounding out the flight were Rich Miller, Bob Munn and Ed Dragan.
Jim Dickerson won the first flight with a one-under-par 69, a birdie and closest to the pin on the 16th hole.
Tied for second with matching 72s were Merle McGee and Larry Hillhouse. Both had two birdies and Larry was closest to the pin on the seventh hole.
Bill McKusky and Don McLane tied for fourth, and Bill had a birdie and fewest putts, 28.
Rounding out the flight were Paul Cose with a birdie and Tom McCullough.
New member Tim Jackert posted a qualifying round.
Next play will be March 17 at Willowick.
The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.
Jim Goltra dominated the first flight with a net 49 on March 7 in Monday Golf Group play at the Baker course.
Jim Dickerson and Tom McCullough tied for second place with 57s, followed by Merle McGee, 58. Merle and Jim Goltra had three birds and Bill McKusky and Jim Dickerson, one each.
The second flight was led by Marvin Ballard with a nice 51. Lowell Goltra, the proud father of Jim, shot 52 for second, followed by Rich Miller, who snuck in with a 53 and Ed Dragan, 54.
Rich Miller had the only bird in the flight.
Closest to the pin on holes 3 and 12 were Merle McGee and Jim Goltra.
Play switches to Meadowlark tomorrow, Friday.
– Merle McGee
by Milly Larsen
The Raptors beat the Aces 10-8, March 7, in the Shuffleboard Club’s Friday League play. All-game winner for the Raptors was Bob Corsaut.
Buffalo Shufflers and Screaming Eagles tied in their game, 9-9. All-game winners for the Shufflers were Roger Bennett, Bob Lyon and Louise Martin.
All-game winner for the Eagles was Mary Milhone.
The club plans a St. Patrick’s party March 22 party with a white elephant auction.
Members should bring one item to be auctioned. Tickets, $5 eash, are available from team captains.
BYOB to Clubhouse 3. Those who attend are asked to call Liz Meripol at 537-0318.
Members will meet at Ruby’s Restaurant March 28 after league play.
For more information, or interest in learning shuffleboard, call Liz.
The Misfits won all four games from Keglers Four March 4 to move within six games of first place in the Bowling Club standings. Dave Terveen had a big 254 games for K4 with eight strikes in a row and 569 series.
Crazy Eights also swept its match bowling over 800 in every game for a team series of 2,430. Linda Peters of Crazy Eights had games of 187 and 172.
Just Lucky also swept as Doris Wilson bowled 172 and 174 games for a 489 series. Teammate Frank Snee had a 201 in his last game.
Its a JJIP won three games from Sudabin, which lost the last game by only three pins. Judy Nantais bowled a 621 series with handicap.
Hit or Miss won the first game from Very Striking, bowling a 873. Ruth Bonnema had a 171 and Richard Van Wasshnova, a 199.
Very Striking came back to win three games as Dave Silva had games of 203, 184 and 227 for a 614 series.
Dave also picked up the 4, 7 and 10 split, causing quite a stir when it was mistakenly announced that it was the nearly impossible 7 and 10 split.
Even though there were no prefect scores, Nancy Demery was close, finishing first with an 840 in Cribbage Club play March 4. She was followed by Walter Freitas, 834; Joyce Pfingston and Bob Marselle, tied for fourth at 818 and Angie Rother, 817.
Patti Smith, club president, won a consolation prize for having six 121 games.
The club furnished assorted pastries and ice cream. Ethel Freitas brought cookies. Thanks to her and Margaret Smith for setting up and serving the treats.
The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1 and new members are welcome.
Newcomers are invited to come at 12:30 to play with others or arrive at noon to claim a table. A table is guaranteed to those who qualify and arrive by 12:10 p.m. Partners are not needed.
Seven games are played and most players finish by 3:30 p.m.
To learn the game or brush up, call Patti Smith, 242-4674.
– Carlene LeCocq