Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, Poole, BH18 8DT
(parking for leaders and disabled only)

Cards for Fun

Mondays: 12:50pm to 3:00pm

We are an informal class which gives Poole U3A members the opportunity to play cards while meeting other members. This is not a teaching class so you will need to know a few basics about the game you wish to play and have other class members wanting to play the same game. It is expected that Chicago Bridge will be among the cards games played while others might include Rummy, Whist or Canasta. Joining the class is a very good way for players who have attended Poole U3A’s bridge teaching classes to consolidate what they have already learned and perhaps add to their knowledge. It is not necessary to come with a partner but it would be very useful to know of other class members that wish to play the same card game as you. We meet in the Coffee Lounge of Broadstone Methodist Church.

For more information, please contact Dot Brant on 698204 or [email protected].


Bridge for Fun
Wednesdays: 9:30am to 11:30am

The aim is to give bridge players the opportunity to practice, under no pressure, by playing with fellow members of Poole U3A. No formal tuition is provided - just cards, score cards, tables, chairs and a comfortable room! No partner needed.

Please phone Miranda Douce on 01202 073481 for more details of this session.


Waterloo Social Club, 5 Plantation Rd, Waterloo, Poole, BH17 9LL

Bridge Club - Chicago
Thursdays: 10:00am to 12:15pm

This activity provides a friendly environment for those who have mastered the basics of contract bridge, and wish to play with fellow third-agers of a similar standard. The sessions are geared to providing 2¼ hours playing Chicago bridge (a modified, more relaxed form of rubber bridge) with a break for tea or coffee and biscuit.

Please note this class is for pairs only so you will need a partner to attend.  If you are just one person please ring Rita to see if she can find a partner or put you on waiting list for a partner.

Please phone Rita Mullins on 510070 for more details of this session.


Bridge Club - Duplicate
Thursdays: 12:55pm to 3:55pm

This is the only Duplicate Bridge Club offered by Poole U3A. Duplicate is a natural progression for players familiar with Chicago: the play and the scoring are the same. How many times have you heard players say “Of course we did badly, we had rotten cards!”  Well, in Duplicate Bridge you get just as bad, or good, cards as everyone else. The method of play, and the progression from one set of opponents to the next, guarantees that you play exactly the same cards (against different opponents) as every other pair. The winners are the pair(s) that get the highest score. This makes the game an exciting challenge, where every extra trick counts.

Please phone Mandy Shanahan on 07794 106533 for more details of this session.


Canford Cliffs Village Hall, 17 Ravine Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, BH13 7HT

Bridge - Intermediate
Tuesdays: 9:15am to 11:45am (NB Restarting Summer Term 2022)

New members are most welcome to our friendly Chicago Bridge sessions. You will need a partner. If you need one I will try to find one for you. As long as you play the ACOL system don't worry if you are a little rusty. I am happy to advise ways to improve in your own time as advice is not given during class time.

Please contact Nick Monk on 761780 for more details of this session.


East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (EDLTCC) - Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL

Social Bridge
Wednesdays: 10:30am to 12:30pm

This class is solely social Bridge for everyone’s enjoyment. Members attending thoroughly enjoy it and this is borne out by the fact that the class is full.

Please contact Barbara Cobb on 700547 for more details.



Bridge - Returners and Improvers
Tuesdays: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This class takes place via Zoom.

Please contact Stephen Dry on 07787 155862 for more details.

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