Tournament Poker Club On the second Saturday of the month, the Tournament Poker Club holds a dealer seminar.
It provides an opportunity for newcomers to learn how to play and for experienced ones to sharpen their poker skills.
Before the July 12 seminar began, a poker class was taught by Carole Damoci, club vice president.
Seminar play was tournament style, but every player at the table had to take a turn dealing to the others and keep play moving.
There was no final table. Each table had two to three winners. When play finished at each table the last two players cleaned up the table, sorted the cards, and stored the chips back in the chip cases.
There were five tables of players. One table played Omaha Hi/Lo and the others, Texas Hold’ em. The winners:
Texas Hold’em:
1. Judy Jasmine, Wendy Wu, and Susan Dodson
2. Angie Oh and Jodie Dixon
3. Gary Carnes and Phil Kay
4. Nancy Jordan and Betty Bilyeu
Omaha Hi/Lo:
Bob Looney and Harris Williams.
For club information call Susan Dodson, president, at 592-8911 or visit the club website at

Shuffleboard Club

Shuffleboard Club members who have no signed up to play in September may call Liz Meripol at 537-0318, or sign up at the shuffleboard courts near Clubhouse 1.
Practice continues at the Clubhouse 1 courts at 2 p.m., Mondays and 10 a.m., Wednesdays.
The club will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., tomorrow at Glory Days Restaurant in Seal Beach, 620 Pacific Coast Highway.
– Milly Larsen

Sports Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club
winners July 21: Ruth Bonnema, 11,850; Peggy Kaspar, 11,090; Marilyn Allred, 11,070; Gladys McSweeney, 10,890. Games begin at noon, Mondays, in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.
– Richard Van Wasshnova
Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners July 19: Joan Taylor, 13,020; Ida Purcell, 11,350; Jim Kaspar, 10,180; Peg Kaspar, 10,070. 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 and club championship July 19. Strat A: NS: First in Strat A and fourth overall: Howard Smith-Bee Kinman; second in Strat A and fifth overall: Dorothy Favre-Sue Fardette; third in Strat A: Sharon Beran-Christine Frumen; first in Strats B and C and first overall in Strats B and C: Peggi Spring-Jennette Estill. EW: First in Strat A and first overall: Verna Burns-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat A and B and overall: Linda and Dick Stine; third in Strat C and overall: Marilyn McClintock-Diane Sachs; fourth in Strat A and first in Strats B and C and overall and third in Strats B and C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Winners of the pairs session July 18. First in Strat A, second in Strat B and third in Strat C: Jack and Cooie Dampman; second in Strats A and B: Verna Becker-Jaye Woodington; third in Strats A, B and second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw; fourth in Strat A: Verna Burns-Howard Smith; fifth in Strat A: Miriam Kelly-Judy Mathias. EW: First in Strats A and B: Ron McClintock-Bob Lofstrom; second in Strat A: Sue Fardette-Dorothy Favre; third in Strat A: Nancy Smith-Kathy Byrne; second in Strat A: Simone Chottin-Fred Benedette. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, call Jaye Woodington, 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1, 431-6586, ext. 381. Friday director, Diane Sachs; Saturday director, Emma Trepinski.
– Sharon Beran
Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club overall winners in the club championship game July 17: First in Strat A: Gary Paugh-Emma Trepinski; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Jane and Tom Gibbons; third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Dorothy Favre; fourth in Strat A and second in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Howard Smith; fifth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Sibyl Slutsky; sixth in Strat A: Eileen Nelson-Bill Linskey; third in Strat B: Sue Fardette-Vince Remedios; fourth in Strat B and first in Strat C: Sally Fenton-Mary Lund; fifth in Strat B and second in Strat C: Nancy Lichter-Joyce Basch. Winners July 14: N/S: First in Strats A and B: Midge Dunagan-Sue McHale; second in Strat A: Ruth Kaller-Fay Beckerman; tied for third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Renee Hoffman and Jeanette Estill- John Chang (also second in Strat B); first in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. E/W: First in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-Verna Burns; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Jane and Tom Gibbons; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; third in Strat B: Joan and Ted Wieber; first in Strat C: George Koehm-Rhea Scharf.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. (Every effort will be made to find one.) To get help finding a partner or to make or cancel a reservation Mondays, call Midge Dunagan, 594-9698; Thursdays, call Cookie Pham, 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m.
– Gene Yaffee
Friendly Pinochle Club games from July 17: Marilyn Allred, 11,790; Al Bellizzi, 11,590; Barbara Claveau, 11,350; Ruth Bonnema, 11,120 Games are played Thursdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon-4 p.m.
– Jim Kaspar
Tuesday Bridge Club
games from July 15: Bob Priest, Dorothy Krauss, Nell Clark. Games begin at 5 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 July 14: Mary Nell Clark, Dotty Kemper, Bob Priest. Games begin at 11:30 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 Phyllis Kale, 430-2148.
– Phyllis Kale

Monday Golf

by Jim Dickerson
LW contributor

Tom McCullough had the low round of the day with a 53 to win the first flight in Monday Golf Group play July 14, at the par 62 executive course in Fountain Valley.
Bill McKusky was second with a 57, followed by Jim Dickerson, Merle McGee and Paul Cose. Merle also had low putts of 29.
New member Jim Acosta posted a qualifying round. Bill carded three birdies and Tom, Jim and Merle had one apiece.
Lowell Goltra and Mike Looney tied for first place in the second flight with matching 56.
They were followed by Bob Looney, 57; Rich Miller, 58; Sandy Boardman, Marv Ballard and Ed Dragan.
Rich had two birdies and Bob Munn had low putts, 29.
Closest to the pin honors went Bill McKusky on the third hole and Jim Dickerson on No. 12.
Next play will be July 28 at the Riverview course.

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. See answers, page 21.
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: Rxg2. The white rook moves from g1 to g2.  Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Ladies Golf Club

Forty-two members of the Ladies Golf Club played for low gross, low net and putts on an overcast morning last week on the local course.
Flight winners:
Flight A: Low gross: Hae Lee, 27. Low net: Soo Choi, 26. Putts: Hae Lee and Soo Choi, 12.
Flight B: Low gross: Neva Senske, 30. Low net: Anne Walshe, 26. Putts: Mary Ann Moore, 10.
Flight C: Low gross: Mary Greig, 30. Low net: Marilyn Hewitt, Joyce Basch, and Suzanne Ahn, 24. Putts: Mona Lewis, Joyce Basch, and Soo Kim, 13.
Flight D: Low gross: Jerry Wood, 34. Low net: Chris Cisneros, 23. Putts: Laura Garcia, 13.
– Anne Walshe

Cribbage Club

Mary Greytak had a perfect score of 847 by winning all seven games at the July 15 meeting of the Cribbage Club.
Janet Carpenter was second with an 841, followed by Ethel Freitas and Fred Claveau, 840; and Richard Eggers, 834.
Walter Freitas and Keith Thomas lost all seven games but won consolation prizes.
Rod and Janet Carpenter celebrated their birthdays by providing sandwiches, chips and drinks.
The club meets at noon Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. To be assured of a table, players should arrive by 12:10 p.m. Partners are not needed. Residents are invited to play.
Seven games are scheduled, changing tables at the end of each game.
To learn to play or just brush up, call Patti Smith at 242-3674 and she will have an instructor available at 11 a.m. before play begins.
Friday Golf
LW contributor

The Friday Golf Group competed at the Willowick Course July 18, one of the players’ old hacking grounds.
Jim Dickerson and Rich Miller were efficient, shooting a net 73 to tie for first place in the opening flight.
Merle McGee was a stroke back, followed by Tom McCullough, who shaped a 76 around the elevated traps to finish fourth. Bill McKusky was punished by his brilliant previous play and the lowered handicap, giving him a 79 and fifth. Paul Cose was sixth with a 81 and a bird to help.
Rich Miller also had a bird.
Sang Kim led the second flight with a 72, followed by Lowell Goltra, 73 and Edmund Dragan and Mike Breen, tied at 78.
There were no birds in the second flight.
A playoff is scheduled tomorrow at the Baker course.
Closest to the pin honors went to Bill McKusky at the fourth hole and Jim Dickerson on No. 12