Great Glen

Minibridge

Tuesdays 9.45am to noon Do arrive at least 5 minutes before to help set up the tables and sort out where you will be sitting. Minibridge icon
School Room, Methodist Church, Oaks Road, LE8 9EF

Group Leader Terry Evans 0116 259 2102 Email: Minibridge

No partners needed, we will find you one.
Restarting 13th July but you must book a place before coming, covid procedures (eg mask wearing) will apply until changes permitted by the Church.

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 now play 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.

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