Droitwich

Canasta

Leader: Steve Hawley
Day: 2nd & 4th Mondays from 2pm - 4pm
Place: Gaudet Luce Golf Club, Middle Lane, Hadzor, Droitwich Spa, WR9 7JR
Cost: Members are expected to purchase a drink and/or food

For information about the operation of Droitwich U3A groups during the current pandemic, please see the table of Currently Active Groups at the start of the Groups page.

What is Canasta? It is based on Rummy – but is rather more involved and hence much more interesting! However, it is nowhere near as complicated as Bridge and if you have never played before you will be playing like a pro in no time.

If you wish to know the rules (or revise them!) and for other information about the game, please click the Canasta Rules link to the right.

Please note, that we take a break in August - so there are no official U3A canasta meetings in August. However, a number of players like to set up impromptu sessions on the two Mondays in August when we would otherwise be playing and the golf club is happy for us to do so. Simply turn up at the usual time and organise yourselves into playing groups.

While we are in lockdown, some of our members are playing the game online from the comfort of their own home. It can be played on a tablet, a laptop or a PC, but a smartphone screen is really too small for a useful view of the game. It plays slightly differently to the classical form of the game, but does enable us to keep our hand in and there is the facility to exchange messages with each other during the game. It's not the same as the banter around the table, but it certainly adds to the fun of the occasion. If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact the Group Leader.

For more information click on the Envelope icon to the right to send an email to the Group Leader.

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More Group Pages
Ancient World Art Appreciation
Astronomy Book Reading
Bridge Beginners Bridge Duplicate Club
Bridge Improvers Bridge Rubber
Canasta Chess
Classic Poetry and Literature Classical Music Appreciation
Coffee & Chat - Monday Computer Beginners
Conversational Psychology Cookalong with Cookie
Croquet Current Affairs
Cycling for Pleasure Digital Photography
French Conversation French Improvers
Garden Visits Genealogy 1
Genealogy 2 German Beginners
German Continuers Hand Bell Ringing
History Local Introduction to Chaucer
Italian for Beginners Italian Improvers
Life Story Lunch Club - Friday
Lunch Club - Tuesday Mah Jong
Maths, Science and Technology Military History
Modern Board Games Pétanque 1
Pétanque 2 Pétanque 3
Philosophical Discussion Pint & Pontification
Play Reading Presentations
Psychology of Everyday Life Quiz team
Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
Spanish Beginners Spanish Improvers
Table Tennis Vegetable Gardening
Walking Wind Instrument Playing
Wine Appreciation