CardGames:


Improve Your Bridge -


This small group meets at a member’s home in Falmouth on a Monday morning. The size has to be limited to five players at a time because the counsellor (group leader) can only cope with one table, and the players don’t want to spend lengthy time sitting out. So to expand numbers would need a second meeting at some other time in the week.
The format is usually that the first five or six hands are those that the group leader has experienced the previous week. So players can see how they fared compared with what had already happened at 16 other tables around the world. For the rest of the time we deal out fresh hands, and may briefly examine each one when play of the hand is complete.
Players are always welcome to bring up a particular bridge topic. If you think you would enjoy coming along occasionally, get in touch with me.

 

 

 

Bridge Online:


You can’t really call this a group, because it never meets. The idea  is to help  U3A bridge players to make a start with playing online--those that want to try it out. And if they find they like it, they will probably find they can get  a U3A partner for the occasional session.
The big advantage of online bridge is that you can decide to play on the spur of the moment, and for as short a period as you like. You can be allocated a partner from anyone anywhere who happens to go online when you do. But most English people play the Acol system, so they would choose to go to the Acol section of one of the Bridge websites. Or just phone up your favourite partner in case they fancy a few hands.
Many of us think another big advantage of playing online is that you can look again, at leisure, at the hands you have just played. That’s not to everyone’s taste. But you can learn a lot from looking at how a seemingly impossible contract was made at one of the other tables.

Rubber Bridge:

The Monday morning Rubber Bridge meets at Capital Bar (formerly British Legion), St Mary's Street, Truro each Monday morning from 10am till noon.

John Mollard , who has been group leader of Monday morning Rubber Bridge is having to withdraw due to ill-health and so Marlene Lingham has volunteered to take over his role.

We have already resumed playing after the Covid 19 shutdown and meet in the same place, the Capital Bar.  (British Legion premises) 18 St Mary’s St, Truro from 10 a.m. till 12 noon on Monday mornings.

 

Marlene Lingham
01872 865599

 

Chess:

CHESS continues at Chiswell, Trehaddle Cusgarne TR4 8RN

at 2pm on Monday afternoons.
 

Ernest Perry01872 870526

 

 

Euchre -

Would you like to try a new Whist-like Card Game?

On the second Monday evening each month, at 7.30pm at Oak Tree Farm, Bissoe. Beginners encouraged!
Please telephone John Bishop to register your interest! 01872 862949

 

Mahjong:

Mahjong is a Chinese game which involves tiles rather than cards. It is basically Rummy with attitude.  There are ritual ways of setting up the game which seem a first a little daunting, as is the scoring system but the actual play is simple and can easily be learnt in an afternoon. You don't need to have your own set, we have several and I have scoring sheets and counters. We meet at the Church Hall in Perranwell on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 1.45pm to set up the tables to start at 2pm. We play until 4pm. We have in the past had refreshments at half-time but until Covid disappears we are taking our own. Any new members are welcome, we will all help you to master the game and we are a friendly bunch.

 

 

At our last meeting of 2021 one member had one fantastic game with a score we shall probably not see again. While we were scoring 20 to 60 she managed over 12,000. It's just as well we don't play for money!

 

 

mahjong
Winning hand!!

 

 




Chris Breach chrisbrea6@yahoo.co.uk 01872 862063


 

 

For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location

Pat Harrod Groups coordinator