Monday Golf


by Jim Dickerson

LW contributor


Seventeen members of the Monday Golf Group showed up Nov. 18 to take on the par-70 Riverview course.

Paul Cose had a great day, with low round of the day a 63, three birdies and closest to the pin on the over-the-water ninth hole.

He was followed by Bill McKusky, 67; Jim Dickerson and Merle McGee.

Merle had fewest putts and a bird. Rounding out the flight was Tom McCullough, Don McLane (bird), David Johns and Larry Hillhouse.

Ron Maddox posted his third qualifying round.

Mike Looney won the second flight with a 66 and a birdie.

He was followed by Rich Miller, 67; Lowell Goltra, 69; Bob Looney, Marv Ballard Bob Munn and Ed Dragan.

Bob had the fewest putts, 30; Rich and Ed had birdies and Ed was closest to the pin on the second hole.

Lowell had a good time with his son Jim, who was able to join the group for the holidays.

Next play will be Nov. 25 at the Baker course.

The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call 375-6530.


Sports Scoreboard


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners from Nov. 18: Maureen Habel, 14,050; Ralph Provow, 12,350; Richard Van Wasshnova, 11,860; Charlie Miller, 10,980. 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. 16: Bert Sellers, 13,170; Cynthia Choate, 11,930; Joan Taylor, 11,720; Pat Witt, 10,900. 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 paris session Nov. 16: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Stan Blitz. First EW: Verna Burns-Joan Tschirki. Second NS: Jaye Woodington-Linda Carder. Second EW: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson. Third NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Third EW: Bob Lofstrom-Bob Goldstein. Strat B: First NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. First EW: Howard Smith-Joyce Henderson. Second NS: Betty Scharf-Bill Robinson. Second EW: Bob Lofstrom-Bob Goldstein. Strat C: First NS: Betty Scharf-Bill Robinson. First EW: George Koehm-Jack Dampman. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 15: Strat A: First NS: Bee Kinman-Joan Tschirki with a 77.78 percent game. First EW: Howard Smith-Verna Burns. Second NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. Second EW: Bobbie Van-Emma Trepinski. Third NS: Stan Blitz-Rufo Robinson. Third EW: Tom and Jane Gibbons. Fourth NS: Reva and Seymour Alban. Fourth EW: Jane and Jerry Reid. Strat B: First NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. First EW: Jane and Jerry Reid. Second NS: Stan Blitz-Rufo Robinson. Second EW: Monica and Paul Honey. Strat C: First NS: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw. First EW: Monica 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. Director both days was Emma Trepinski. Friday, Dec.6, is the club’s annual holiday party. See Howard Smith to make reservations and to pay in advance. – Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners of the overall pairs session Nov. 14: Strat A; 1. Melanie and Jerome Smith. 2. Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus. 3. Lottie Kostar-Betty Sichen. 4. Joyce Henderson-Robert Preece. 5. Verna Becker-Dorothy Favre. 6. Emma Trepinski-Kimiko Matsumoto. Strat B:1. Melanie and Jerome Smith. 2. Lottie Kostar-Betty Sichel. 3. Jean Byer-Sue McHale. 4. Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. 5. Gene and Ron Yaffee. Winners of the afternoon pairs session Nov. 11: Strat A: First NS: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky. First EW: Jane and Tom Gibbons. Second NS: Bee Kinman-Bill Linskey. Second EW: Diane Sachs-Robert Preece. Third NS: Sue Fardette-Verna Becker. Third EW: Lavonne McQuilkin-Fern Dunbar. Fourth NS: Jack Dampman-George Koehm. Fourth EW: Carmen Gross-Norma Krueger. Fifth NS: Dorothy Favre-Eileen Nelson. Fifth EW: Richard Norris-Ron Yaffee. Strat B: First NS: Jack Dampman-George Koehm. First EW: Richard Norris-Ron Yaffee. Second NS: Joan and Ted Wieber. Second EW: Bob Lofstrom-Chuck Cutchshaw. 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 Nov.14: Corinne Armstrong, 13,380; Marilyn Allred, 12,990; Ida Purcell, 12,430; Eileen Normington, 12,420.Games are played from noon-4 p.m., Saturdays n Clubhouse 1.

– Peggy Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club winners Nov. 12: Paul Orris, Evelyn Smith, Judy Weherkel. 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



Bob Marselle missed his star by one point, scoring an 846 at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Cribbage Club in Clubhouse 1.

Scott Boeger and Chuck Nugent tied for second place with good scores of 844, followed by Wanda Bemben, 843; and Sandra deDubovay, 842.

A decorated cake and ice cream were furnished by Joe Notrica for his Nov. 25th birthday. Joe served the ice cream, and Margaret Smith cut and served the cake. Nancy Demery helped serve and Anita Smart furnished a side of sesame pretzel sticks.

A box of cards was donated by Karl Henry.

Guests Lorene Christen and Paula Loucks started learning cribbage at 11 a.m. and stayed to watch at the tables when the games began.

The club meets at noon, Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 1 and new members are welcome.

– Carlene LeCocq

Shuffleboard Club


The Aces waxed the Screaming Eagles, 12-6, in the Shuffleboard Club’s Friday League play Nov. 15 in Clubhouse 1.

The Aces’ all-game winners were Pat Bennett, Lee Broadbent, Joyce Crockett, John Loasby and Bobby Stringer.

In the second game, the Buffalo Shufflers defeated the Raptors, 13-5. All-game winners for the Buffalo Shufflers were Roger Bennett, Gary Blakesley and Kathy Schrader.


After the Turkey Shoot game tomorrow, Friday, members will break until after the year-end holidays.

– Kathleen Morrison



Four tables of Tournament Poker Club players turned out Nov. 9 to play poker and sharpen their dealing skills. The morning started with a class by club Vice President Carole Damoci, the last teaching class of the year.

Thanks to Carole for coming early to give lessons to those who want a good start learning poker strategy.

Three tables of competitors played Texas Hold ‘em and others at one table played Omaha Hi/Lo. Since it was not a tournament, there was no high hand competition.

Texas Hold ‘em winners were Lem Hall and Ralph Provow, Grace Buster and Lucy Starkey, and Angie Oh and Darrell Mancebo.

Omaha table winners were Carole Damoci, Susan Dodson, and Bob Looney.

Looking for news, past winners, upcoming events, or information about other poker games played in Leisure World? Visit the TPC website,



Dottie Anderson led the ladies with a 478 and 172 game Nov. 14, as Four/Before won three games from Very Striking in Leisure World Bowling League play.

Renato Villanueva led the men with games of 203 and 207 and a 566 series. Connie Terry was second for the ladies with a 473. For the men, Dave Silva bowled a 212 and 563.

The Misfits moved to within one game of Very Striking, winning three games as Richard Ryals had a season high 194. The Misfits had a 871 last game.

We R the 1’s swept their match to move into third place as Eric Dodd bowling a 211 and 547 series. Also moving up with a sweep was Crazy Eight as anchorman Rudy Arzaga had his high game and series, 206 and 691with handicap.

– Dave Silva



Ladies Golf


Bird were in full flight for 47 members of the Ladies Golf Club Nov. 12 at the local course. The weekly nine-hole tournament was low net and birdies.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low net: Sadie Oh, 24. Birdies: Sadie Oh, 2; Linda Herman, 6; Lori Owensby, 6; Angie Oh, 2 and 5; Ann Tran, 4; Sun Lee, 7 and 8; Gi Gi Kwak, 6.

Flight B: Low net: Tie between Anne Walshe and Mary Greig, 25. Birdies: Mary Lancaster, 3.

Flight C: Low net: Kay Sekino, 22. Birdies: Kay Sekino, 6; Patti Smith, 1; Angela Lee, 5; Ardie Griepsma, 8.

Flight D: Low net: Louise Seifert, 20.

The Christmas luncheon is Dec. 2. Tickets are $12.

– Linda Herman



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


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. The club will hold a silent auction from 2:30-6 p.m., Nov. 22, at Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Everyone is invited.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Kb2. The white King moves from c1 to b2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate