Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes.
The following are the winning scores from recent games. March 3: First place: Jim Kasper, 13,610; second: Tony Dodero, 11,880; third: Don Kramer, 11,420; fourth: Irene Perkins, 10,870.
March 5: First place: Marge Dodero, 11,570; second: Nancy Wheeler, 10,580; third: Marjorie Cady, 10,320; fourth: Jim Kasper, 10,070.
March 7: First place: Marilyn Allred: 12,110; second: Tony Dodero, 11,730; third: Joan Taylor, 11,710; fourth: Howard Bleakly, 10,910.
Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information.
Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.