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 28: First place: Marilyn Allred, 13,180; second: Charlotte Westcott, 12,070; third: Marge Dodero, 11,910; fourth: Don Kramer, 10,070.
March 31: First place: Irene Perkins, 12,070; second: Keith Clausen, 11,600; third: Antonia Zupancich, 11,260; fourth: Diana Lambert, 11,140.
April 2: First place: Donna Gorman, 10,920; second: Joan Taylor, 10,830; third: Tony Dodero, 10,770; fourth: ChungHe Scharschmidt, 10,610.
April 4: First place: Jim Dix, 13,000;second:PatBlum,11,210; third: Peggy Kasper, 10,750; fourth: Marge Dodero, 9,780.
Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.