Club’s Founder Leaves SaddleBrooke

Bill Nagy

Mr. Saul Chorst was the founder, charter member, and past president of the SaddleBrooke Pinochle Club. He founded the club with an initial five members in 1997. The club has continued to meet uninterrupted to the present day. Saul and his wife Joan are leaving SaddleBrooke after 25 years and are moving to an independent living community in Tucson. Saul intends to continue playing pinochle at his new residence, even if he has to form a new club.

The members of the club wished Saul a fond farewell at a luncheon held recently at the Road Runner Grill here at SaddleBrooke One.

Pinochle is a South Germany card game brought to American in the early part of the twentieth century. It’s played in all the armed services. It’s played in the home with friends. Whether you are a pinochle pro or a novice, you are welcome to join the SaddleBrooke Pinochle Club.

Pinochle is played in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The club plays both single and double deck versions of the game. Come yourself, bring your spouse or a partner, and join the fun. We’re happy to provide refresher practice to rusty and experienced players. Help keep Saul’s legacy alive.

For any additional information, contact the club’s current president, Bill Nagy, at or 520-355-5064.