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Great Glen U3A 2016


Great Glen U3A

Mini Bridge


Every Tuesday 9:45

Methodist Hall

Terry Evans

259 2102

Quizzes


4th Monday 14.00

Methodist Hall

Rachael Snashall

259 2830

Originally this game came over from the continent as an introduction to players wanting to play Bridge. Our U3A has now been playing Mini-Bridge for almost 10 years with modifications to the scoring, which is now recognised by the EBU (English Bridge Union). In fact the EBU are now arranging tournaments for Mini-Bridge.


Some of our players are now playing bridge but are very happy to continue with our Tuesday morning sessions of Mini-Bridge, usually of 5 to 8 tables.


Anyone wanting to play, if they have any knowledge of whist will be thrown in at the deep end and always survive. Absolute beginners will probably want to watch for the first session and hopefully be fascinated and certainly enjoy the chat at the coffee/tea break.


Some time ago, a bridge player friend of mine gave me the following article.


Subject: Another year older?


W Somerset Maugham


Bridge is the most diverting and intelligent card game that the wit of man has so far devised. I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing, in the end it will be more useful to them.

For you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and pot-bellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner, continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age.

But you can play bridge so long as you can sit at a table and tell one card from another.

In fact when all else fails- sport, love, ambition - bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.


I hope you enjoy these comments by this famous author, which our group, I am sure will agree, is equally true of Mini-Bridge




About 100 quiz questions spread over the session.  Compete in teams or individually.


Each quiz is devised by a member of the group  - at each meeting someone volunteers to run the next quiz.  So the content varies quite a lot.

Table-Top Games


2nd & 4th Thurs 14:00

Methodist Hall

 Eileen Appleby

 Helen Edwards


212 7547

Each session we enjoy a variety of games. Currently we play Rummikub, Canasta, Triolet, Scrabble & Upwords. Two of our members compete at chess most months. We welcome new members, both beginners and experienced games players. You are welcome to bring along a game of your choice to share.

Evening Duplicate Bridge


Every Tues 19:00

See Below for Location

Andy Tyler

John Burnham

259 2264


On the 3rd Tuesday of the month the meeting is in Great Glen Library

On other Tuesdays the meeting is in the Methodist Hall

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