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Chess – Develop Skills

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075

DESCRIPTION: Beginners as well as experienced players welcome. AIM: * To help you play chess well enough to enjoy it. * Learn the object of the game piece movements and captures mobility and piece values: how to read moves openings middle and end games combination and tactics. method and planning. * Get lasting pleasure from the unending variety and beauty of Chess for appreciation games from chess history are replayed.

Snooker

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Centre 2b May Road Lalor

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to play a fun game on a pool table with great participants (similar to Billiards).

Cards 500 – Lalor

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075

DESCRIPTION: These sessions continue through School Holidays. This class plays Cards 500 in a friendly atmosphere. We welcome learners and experienced players

Cards 500 – Epping

LOCATION: Janefield Community Centre, 2 Manchester Cres. Bundoora

DESCRIPTION: Classes continue through School Holidays. We have group sessions of talking and joking while playing cards

Bocce

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizen’s Club 2b May Road Lalor

DESCRIPTION: Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world. The group meets for some competitive fun and exercise.

Mah-Jong

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075

DESCRIPTION: Mah-Jong continues through the school holidays. This ancient Chinese game uses small tiles and usually 4 players per group. It is a game of strategy similar but the same as gin rummy as tiles are placed in groups. Don’t worry if you have never played the game before the group is very helpful and beginners are always welcome.

Canasta / Samba Cards

LOCATION: Thomastown Library Community Room 2/52 Main Street Thomastown

DESCRIPTION: Samba card game is closely related to Canasta but it introduces a couple of variations that make the game much more enjoyable. Sessions will continue through the School holidays.

Cards 500 – Laurimar

LOCATION: Painted Hills Community Pavilion 180W Painted Hills Road Doreen

DESCRIPTION: 500 or five hundred is now the national card game of Australia. Also called Bid Euchre (but not to be confused with another game of the same name) is a trick-taking game that is an extension of euchre with some ideas from bridge. For two to six players it is most commonly played by four players in partnerships. 500 is a social card game.

Scrabble

LOCATION: Mill Park Comm. House Blamey Avenue Mill Park

DESCRIPTION: Have a way with words, then you will love playing Scrabble with friends. Sessions will continue through the School holidays on arrangement with the tutor.

Chess – Develop Skills

THIS CLASS WILL GO AHEAD ONLY AFTER GOVERNMENT’S PERMISSIONS

Beginners welcome as well as experienced players.

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp Ryder Street Lalor

AIM: * To help you play chess well enough to enjoy it. * Learn the object of the game, piece movements and captures, mobility and piece values: how to read moves, openings, middle and end games, combination and tactics. method and planning. * Get lasting pleasure from the unending variety and beauty of Chess. For appreciation, games from chess history are replayed.