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Est. 1993

Holidays & Events www.bridgeoverseas.com

ACTIVE MIND HOLIDAY BROCHURE 2020/21

Turunc Premium Hotel TURKEY

Hotel Astoria Stresa Lake Maggiore ITALY

Sentido Aegean/Pearl Beach CRETE


Bridge Overseas Ltd, Bridge House, Water Street, Margam SA13 2PE Office Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9:00am to 5:15pm Saturday 9:15am to 1:15pm (except bank holidays)  Office: 01656 747-700  Free: 08000 346-246

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ACTIVE MIND HOLIDAYS

In addition to our new relaxed or assisted play Bridge holidays, we are delighted to be offering new Social, Rubber, Chicago, Whist & Poker holidays, which will continue to be run by our friendly and experienced directors, but unlike our standard duplicate bridge holidays they will not be offering master points. The format will be similar but with additional tutoring each morning for those that want to develop their game or go on to play duplicate bridge. This is followed by a shorter morning game and main evening session after dinner. These active mind holidays will also feature themed Poker evenings and organised quizzes, crosswords and sudoko.

FULLY LICENSED & BONDED TRAVEL AGENT, TOUR OPERATOR, 100% SAFE TRAVEL.

Bridge Overseas Ltd holds its own ATOL license (T7028) and is bonded by the Travel Trust Association (TTA U-0455). This ensures that you are 100% safe from third party supplier failure.

SINGLES

All our holiday are hosted and have one bridge director and bridge playing host. So whether you are a single player or traveller you will always been assured of a playing partner and will be made very welcome. Hotels in general will limit the numbers of bedrooms available for sole use and can charge a hefty supplement. We do try where possible to reduce this cost and encourage singles to book early to avoid disappointment.

GROUPS

You can book any of the published dates in this brochure subject to availability and if you have 10 or more people we can offer a small discount. You can also choose a location anywhere around the world and we will happily organised a holiday where you want to go and when. If you represent a club or a group we can organise a bespoke holiday package or event just for you.

FLIGHTS

We can book your flights for you through our own flight booking systems, saving you time and also being able to provide you with printed and electronic flight tickets and boarding cards. This service is normally a little more expensive than buying your own tickets on line but can save you some frustrations associated with purchasing on-line. If you would prefer to do this yourselves but need a little help, we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction, just call us on the numbers above for impartial advice.

CANCELLATIONS

We have recently improved our cancellation terms for our UK holidays to help those that may need to cancel a holiday at short notice. We also can recommend a Insurance broker that can offer UK holiday insurance. You can now cancel your holiday booking with us up to 29 days prior without penalty. After this you may incur some cancellation fees, however we will always do our very best to resell your booking to avoid this. If you have someone that will take your place then we will name change your booking without any additional fee.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Private group airport transfers are included in the price of our overseas holidays for the main advertised flying days only and to the nearby named destination airport. Alternative dates, airports and or special transfer requirements may require an additional fee. Please always check these details with us first and book your accommodation before committing to your flights or other travel arrangements. If you need any assistance in booking or finding flights for your next holiday, do not hesitate to give us a call. We will happily help you and without charge or commitment. We offer complete travel and flight services and will happily assist you with e&oe any travel requirements you may have.

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DATE

OVERSEAS HOLIDAYCALENDAR 2020

HOLIDAY TYPE

NIGHTS PG

04 Jan

Playa La Arena Hotel TENERIFE

Duplicate

7- 42

4

18 Jan

Sol House Benalmรกdena SPAIN

Duplicate & Relaxed

7-14

5

01 Feb

Rubicon Palace Hotel LANZAROTE

Duplicate

7-14

6

07 Feb

Paloma Oceana Resort Side TURKEY

Duplicate

7-35

7

25 Mar

Sol House Benalmรกdena SPAIN

Duplicate Relaxed & Whist

7-14

8

14 Apr

Hotel Astoria Stresa Lake Maggiore ITALY

Duplicate

7

9

02 May

Luxury Cruise MS Infinity CROATIA

Duplicate

7

10

03 May

Westhill Country Hotel St Helier JERSEY

Duplicate

5

11

05 May

Sentido Aegean/Pearl Beach CRETE

Duplicate

7-14

12

02 Jun

Hotel Torretta Montecatini Tuscany ITALY

Duplicate

10

13

17 Jun

Mangalan Hotel & Spa La Manga SPAIN

Duplicate Relaxed & Whist

7

14

10 Jul

Ramsey Park Hotel Isle of Man

Duplicate

6

15

02 Sep

Hotel Torretta Montecatini Tuscany ITALY

Duplicate

10

16

15 Sep

Westhill Country Hotel St Helier JERSEY

Duplicate

5

11

17 Sep

Marina Playa Hotel Mojacar SPAIN

19 Sep

Turunc Premium Hotel TURKEY

19/26 Sep

Duplicate Whist & Poker Duplicate Relaxed & Social

7-14

16

7-28

17

Social

7

18

Luxury Gulet Cruise Turkish Riviera

04 Oct

Creta Panorama Hotel Crete GREECE

Duplicate

7-14

19

18 Oct

Athena Beach Hotel Paphos CYPRUS

Duplicate

7-28

20

11 Nov

Iberostar Founty Beach MOROCCO

Duplicate & Boules

7-14

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HOLIDAY BRIDGE PROGRAMME

Following Days First Full Day 10.30am Welcome meeting 10.15am Workshop/Seminar/Bridge 6.15pm Dinner 6.15pm Dinner 7.30pm Evening Bridge 7.30pm Evening Bridge

Spain Long Stay Option Turkey Long Stay Option Cyprus Long Stay Option

Duplicate bridge holidays will have Pre-Dealt boards & hand records available for the main evening sessions. With occasional Interesting seminars or morning workshops followed by morning bridge. EBU master points are awarded for all applicable sessions with high street gift vouchers & bridge pens awarded as prizes. Standard duplicate bridge holidays are licensed by the EBU, Relaxed, Rubber & Chicago bridge holidays are not. 3


PLAYA LA ARENA HOTEL TENERIFE

FROM

ÂŁ759 PER PERSON

4th January 2020 All Inclusive | 7 - 42 Nights | Bridge & SM Bowls

Situated overlooking a picturesque, black, sandy beach just a short stroll from Puerto de Santiago. It has a spectacular setting against the backdrop of the famous cliffs of Los Gigantes with a superb view of the island of La Gomera. The hotel benefits from a quiet and relaxing location, only 50 meters from the beach, yet within easy reach of the local amenities. Shops, cafes and restaurants are situated just outside the hotel. Local bus services are excellent and very reasonable, providing easy access to Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Directed and Hosted by Russell & Christine & Malcom & Madaline.

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SOL HOUSE HOTEL BENALMÁDENA SPAIN

FROM

£499 PER PERSON

18th January 2020 Half Board | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge, Relaxed & Bowls/Boules

The new 4 star Sol House Hotel Costa del Sol is located on the seafront, with direct access to the fabulous Playa de la Carihuela beach and its numerous chiringuitos, specializing in "pescaíto frito". Located right next to Puerto Marina, one of the most important tourist centres of the Costa del Sol with varied entertainment centres, shops, restaurants and bars. The accommodation meets our high standards is spacious with wonderful views all around. Costa del Sol has a warm climate 12 months a year. Directed & Hosted by Mike and Jeanne Dobson, assisted by Tony Voogd.

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RUBICĂ“N PALACE LANZAROTE SPAIN

FROM

ÂŁ699 PER PERSON

1st February 2020 Half Board | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge, Whist & SM Bowls

The 5 star H10 Rubicon Palace in Playa Blanca Lanzarote is a popular venue that hosts bridge groups from all around Europe. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has excellent facilities including 5 adult swimming pools, one that is heated during the winter, a Spa with indoor pool and both buffet and A la carte restaurants. You can also take a scenic walk into Playa Blanca along the promenade. We have exclusive use of the stunning bridge room with natural light and lovely views. Directed and Hosted by Ian & Liz Ross.

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PALOMA OCEANA HOTEL SIDE TURKEY

FROM

ÂŁ549 PER PERSON

7th February 2020 Ultra All Inclusive | 7 - 35 Nights | Bridge & Boules

The 5 star Paloma Oceana resort is located directly on a private stretch of beach in kumkoy 3 miles from side and 40 miles away from antalya city centre on the turkish riviera. Boasting unique architecture that enhances the extraordinary beauty of the environment, this 5 star luxury hotel is a dream with its blue flag awarded private beach, wide variety of pools, fully equipped spa facilities and relaxing treatments, comfortable guest rooms providing a superb base for enjoying this holiday paradise. The ultra all inclusive program offers plenty of activities, entertainment, fine dining, and traditional turkish hospitality.

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SOL HOUSE HOTEL BENALMÁDENA SPAIN

FROM

£529 PER PERSON

25th March 2020 Half Board | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge, Relaxed & Bowls/Boules

The new 4 star Sol House Hotel Costa del Sol is located on the seafront, with direct access to the fabulous Playa de la Carihuela beach and its numerous chiringuitos, specializing in "pescaíto frito". Located right next to Puerto Marina, one of the most important tourist centres of the Costa del Sol with varied entertainment centres, shops, restaurants and bars. The accommodation meets our high standards is spacious with wonderful views all around. Costa del Sol has a warm climate 12 months a year. Directed & Hosted by Mike Letts and Jane Hauge.

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HOTEL ASTORIA STRESA LAKE MAGGIORE

FROM

ÂŁ749 PER PERSON

14th April 2020 Half Board | 7 Nights | Bridge

We have visited Stresa on a couple of occasions in 2006 and 2007 staying at The Astoria Hotel. We very much enjoyed the location, catering and the friendly hotel staff at the Astoria and have wanted to return ever since. We are now delighted to be returning once again for 7 nights next April to this lovely 4 star historic hotel. Perfect location for our leisure holidays with a wide panoramic dining hall and in the comfortable garden at the back of the hotel. Directed and Hosted by Linda & David Motely

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LUXURY CRUISE MS INFINITY CROATIA

FROM

ÂŁ1,299 PER PERSON

2nd May 2020 & 1st May 2021 Full Board | 7 Nights | Bridge

We are chartering the amazing MS Infinity for an exclusive luxury bridge cruise. For our first cruise we will be sailing form from Split to Split. With just 19 cabins you will be able to enjoy this amazing luxury cruise in style and enjoy organised evening bridge. MS Infinity stunning vessel has upper deck cabins with private balconies and all cabins are surprisingly spacious. Directed and Hosted by Sue Osborne & Phil Shorey.

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WESTHILL COUNTRY HOTEL JERSEY

FROM

ÂŁ439 PER PERSON

3rd May & 15th September 2020 Half Board | 5 Nights | Bridge

The Westhill is a family run hotel in a rural setting only a mile from the St Helier waterfront with a courtesy bus running to the town centre. The Westhill attracts guests who return year after year to appreciate the high standards, superb food and friendly ambience of this lovely hotel. The restaurant, spacious lounge, bar area and panoramic sun lounge all have views over the beautiful, award winning gardens. The six acres of grounds also feature two heated swimming pools and a jacuzzi. All newly refurbished bedrooms are en suite. Directed and Hosted by Graham and Lona in May and Colin and Joy in September 2019.

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SENTIDO AEGEAN / PEARL BEACH RETHYMNON CRETE

FROM

ÂŁ599 PER PERSON

5th May 2020 Half Board | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge

The Sentido Aegean and adjacent Pearl Beach Hotel offer a fantastic location and a choice of 4 or 5 star accommodation. There is a short easy flat walk to the bridge room. Both hotels sit right next to a gently sloping sandy beach and close to the picturesque historic centre of Rethymnon. You will be surrounded by a beautifully landscaped, typically Greek garden and two freshwater swimming pools. The City center is just 25 minutes walk away and there are shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate area. Directed & hosted by Malcom and Madeleine Fyne.

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HOTEL TORRETTA TUSCANY ITALY

FROM

ÂŁ899 PER PERSON

2nd June & 2nd September 2020 Half Board | 10 Nights | Bridge

Ideally sited in the heart of Tuscany from where you can explore the beautiful countryside and take advantage of the beneficial thermal spa treatments in Montecatini. Family run hotel is delighted to offer olive oil and wine tasting events, a pasta making demonstration, walks and tailor made excursions in the surrounding area. Ranked by Trip Advisor as 6 of 109 hotels in Montecatini. A very popular venue for our bridge holidays and we expect the single rooms especially will go very quickly again, so please let us know sooner rather than later so we can reserve your place.

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MANGALAN HOTEL & SPA LA MANGA SPAIN

FROM

£499 PER PERSON

17 June 2020 Full Board | 7 Nights | Relaxed, Social Bridge & Whist

A uniquely positioned and highly rated 4 star hotel, sitting between the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, w ​ hich boasts​healing properties of its muds and clays, which have been famous for centuries. Spa facilities and swimming pools on site​& a​great position with shops,​bars &​restaurants ​close to t​ he hotel.​​B​ridge room available to u ​ s,​offer​s stunning​​ sea views across both the Med and the Lagoon. Just 46 minutes from Murcia airport and 20 minutes to the famous La Manga Golf Club. All standard bedrooms are a good size with window to the bathrooms, sea view balconies, free safe​​&​t​ea/coffee facilities. Includes Bridge for beginner sessions Whist and themed Poker evenings.

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RAMSEY PARK HOTEL ISLE OF MAN

FROM

ÂŁ439 PER PERSON

10th July 2020 Half Board | 6 Nights | Bridge

Set in the historic town of Ramsey, the second largest on the island, and commanding stunning views over Mooragh Lake and the island’s coast, Ramsey Park Hotel is an unprecedented location for leisure or business stays on the Isle of Man. Completed to the highest standard in the summer of 2012, the hotel has 30 bedrooms, including 27 deluxe rooms and 3 spacious family rooms. Many of the rooms overlook the impressive lake and Sky Hill, other face the promenade and coastline with views towards Scotland and Cumbria in the distance. Directed and Hosted by Liz Kelly & Adrian Thomas.

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MARINA PLAYA HOTEL MOJACAR SPAIN

FROM

ยฃ499 PER PERSON

TBC September 2020 Full Board | 7 - 14 Nights | Afternoon Bridge, Bowls & Golf

Hotel Marina Playa has an unbeatable seafront location in Mojรกcar, just a few metres from the beach, Marina Golf course, Mojรกcar Bowls Club and very to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. The hotel features 4 swimming pools, Wellness Centre and free Wi-Fi connection in the entire building, including bedrooms. All rooms have a balcony, air-conditioning, two queen size beds, views of the Golf course or Sea and superior rooms offer a balcony with outdoor Jacuzzi. We will be running afternoon Bridge, evening Whist and themed Poker evening's as well as bowls and golf during the day.

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TURUNC PREMIUM 5 STAR HOTEL TURKEY

FROM

ÂŁ459 PER PERSON

19th September 2020 All Inclusive | 7 - 28 Nights | Bridge, Social & Boules

Having very recently visited the Marmaris, Icmeler and Turunc area of southern Turkey, I was genuinely taken aback by the beautiful views, friendly people and amazing catering on offer. Having spent several days visiting suitable hotels in the area, I am delighted to announce that we will be moving over to the Turunc 5 Star Premium hotel for our 4 week stay. If you have not visited Turunc before and would like some further information about the new venue and the area please call in and ask for Simon and he will be happy to discuss this further. Directed and Hosted by Ferai & Heather.

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LUXURY GULET DERIN DENIZ TURKEY

FROM

ÂŁ1,799 PER PERSON

19th & 26th September 2020 All Inclusive | 7 Nights

The Derin Deniz is owned by an old family company with 50 years of hospitality experience and is now sailed by the father and son who believe that service is even more important than the superb quality of the yacht. Their Masterchef has been with them for many years and prepares the most delicious meals with a variety of mezes, fresh seafood, delicious meats and deserts, all with the freshest of ingredients. The yacht hosts 12 passengers and we will be offering six air-conditioned cabins, two twins, two doubles and two master double at a supplement, all with luxurious shower rooms and a high level of comfort.

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CRETA PANORAMA HOTEL CRETE GREECE

FROM

ÂŁ649 PER PERSON

4th October 2020 All Inclusive | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge

The extensive gardens are truly superb enjoying beautiful ocean views and scenic pathways you can spend hours wandering through the gardens and enjoying the beautiful planting and flowers. Ranked by Trip Advisor as 3 of 12 Hotels in Panormos. This exclusive complex offers a wide range of facilities including five swimming pools, three coves and many quiet areas to sit and enjoy the views. It offers high standards in every respect including superb and varied cuisine. Just 90 minutes from Heraklion Airport and 20 minutes to Rethymnon, with a regular bus service.

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ATHENA BEACH HOTEL PAPHOS CYPRUS

FROM

ÂŁ649 PER PERSON

18th October 2020 Half Board | 7 - 28 Nights | Bridge & Bowls

Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel is a four star beach front hotel in Kato Paphos within easy walking distance from the picturesque harbour, the archaeological sites, the shops and the nightlife. A bus stop is just outside the hotel and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests. The resort is situated just 15 km away from the Paphos International Airport. Also within short driving distance are two super golf courses. There will be organised bridge every evening and organised morning bowls three times each week. Directed and Hosted by Ian & Liz Ross.

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HOSTED FAMILY CHESS HOLIDAY MARINA PLAYA HOTEL MOJACAR SPAIN

FROM

£469 PER PERSON

24th October 2020 Full Board Inc Drinks | 7 Nights | Family Chess

The 4 star Hotel Marina Playa has an unbeatable seafront location in Mojácar Playa, just a few metres from the beach, Marina Golf course, Mojácar Bowls Club and very close to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. The hotel features 4 swimming pools, 1 heated, a Wellness Centre and free Wi-Fi connection in the entire building, including bedrooms. You can enjoy trips and excursions to nearby places of interest, which include: Santa Maria Church, City Gate, Tower House, Mini Hollywood Theme Park, Gypsum Karst Natural Landscape in Sorbas, Natural landscape Tabernas’s desert, Cabo de Gata Natural Park, City of Lorca, City of Águilas.

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IBEROSTAR FOUNTY BEACH MOROCCO

FROM

ÂŁ599 PER PERSON

11th November 2020 All Inclusive | 7 - 14 Nights | Bridge & Boules

We are delighted to be returning to the Founty Beach Hotel after several very enjoyable holidays and many recent requests by clients that are keen to return. Each air-conditioned guest room features a furnished balcony, a seating area and a minibar. All guest rooms are equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Private bathrooms feature mosaics and include a hairdryer. Moroccan and international cuisine is served in the 2 restaurants at Iberostar Founty Beach. Hotel Founty Beach features a range of leisure activities including a tennis court. Directed and Hosted by Russell & Christine Frame.

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DATE

UK HOLIDAY CALENDAR 2020

HOLIDAY TYPE NIGHTS PG

24 Jan

Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor

Duplicate

3

25

17 Feb

ST Kilda Hotel Llandudno Wales

Duplicate

4

26

01 Mar

Guyers House Hotel Nr Bath

Duplicate & Croquet

3

26

15 Mar

Carlton Hotel Torquay

Duplicate

5

27

29 Mar

The Redcliffe Hotel Paignton

Duplicate

4

27

05 Apr

The View Hotel Eastbourne

Duplicate

4

28

10 Apr

Holiday INN Ironbridge/Telford

Duplicate

4

28

12 Apr

Mayfair Hotel Bournemouth

Duplicate Relaxed & Social

5

25

17 Apr

Whitehouse Hotel & Spa Worcester

Duplicate

3

29

20 Apr

The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia

Duplicate

4

29

26 Apr

Cheltenham Chase Hotel & Spa

Duplicate & Relaxed

4

30

04 May

Belton Woods QHotel & Spa Grantham

Duplicate

4

30

08 May

The Stratford Manor QHotel & Spa

Duplicate & Relaxed

3

31

11 May

ST Kilda Hotel Llandudno Wales

Duplicate

5

26

18 May

Carlton Hotel Bournemouth

Duplicate

5

31

22 May

Holiday INN Ironbridge/Telford

Duplicate

4

28

24 May

Fishguard Bay Hotel Wales

Duplicate

6

32

01 Jun

The Links Hotel & Golf Club Norfolk

Duplicate

4

32

07 Jun

Croyde Bay North Devon

Duplicate

6

33

14 Jun

The Winchester Royal Hotel

Duplicate

4

33

21 Jun

Toorak Hotel Torquay

Duplicate & Relaxed

5

34

05 Jul

Stirling Court Hotel Scotland

Duplicate

5

34

19 Jul

Five Lakes Resort Maldon Essex

Duplicate & Relaxed

4

35

23 Jul

Holiday Inn Kenilworth Warwick

Duplicate

4

35

26 Jul

The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate

Duplicate & Relaxed

4

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02 Aug

Holiday Inn Brentford Lock/Kew

Duplicate

4

36

13 Aug

Crewe Hall Hotel Cheshire

Duplicate

4

37

21 Aug

Holiday INN Ironbridge/Telford

Duplicate

4

28

27 Aug

The Wiltshire Hotel Golf & Spa

Duplicate

4

37

31 Aug

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Duplicate

3

38

31 Aug

Belton Woods QHotel & Spa Grantham

Duplicate

4

30

06 Sep

Croyde Bay North Devon

Duplicate

6

33

13 Sep

Toorak Hotel Torquay

Duplicate & Relaxed

5

34

20 Sep

Fishguard Bay Hotel Wales

Duplicate

6

32

21 Sep

Willersley Castle Hotel Matlock

Duplicate

4

38

28 Sep

The Redcliffe Hotel Paignton

Duplicate

4

27

02 Oct

ST Kilda Hotel Llandudno Wales

Duplicate

5

26

04 Oct

Guyers House Hotel Nr Bath

Duplicate & Croquet

3

26

11 Oct

Carlton Hotel Bournemouth

Duplicate

5

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BRITISH HOLIDAY BRIDGE PROGRAMME Arrival Day Bedroom check in from 2/3pm 5.45pm Drinks Reception 6.15pm Evening Dinner 7.30pm Evening Bridge Following Days Breakfast at leisure 10.00am Workshop 10.30am Morning Bridge 6.15pm Evening Dinner 7.30pm Evening Bridge,(Prizes final evening) Final Day Breakfast at leisure Bedroom check out from 11/12noon

All Duplicate UK holidays will have PreDealt boards and Hand Records available for the main evening sessions. Interesting seminar and morning workshops followed by morning bridge, subject to minimum numbers. High street gift vouchers and pens to be won.

Call us on: 01656 747-700 or 08000 346-246

In addition to our new RELAXED or assisted play bridge holidays, we are delighted to now be offering new Social, Rubber/Chicago Bridge, Whist & Poker Holidays, which will continue to be run by our friendly and experienced directors, but unlike our duplicate bridge holidays they will not be offering Master points. The format will be similar but with additional tutoring each morning for those that want to develop their game or go on to play duplicate bridge. This is followed by a shorter morning game and main evening session after dinner. For our UK holidays we will be organising a fun Poker evening and Overseas there will be two Poker evenings each week. A great excuse to get dressed up and have a chance to win some fun prizes. We will not be playing for money, for further information please call us or visit our website. 24


HOLIDAY INN HOTEL

MAIDENHEAD / WINDSOR

FROM

£229 PER PERSON 24th January 2020 4 Star Full Board | 3 Nights | Bridge

Just off junction 9 of the M4 motorway, The Holiday Inn Maidenhead Windsor is one mile from Maidenhead Train Station. The leisure centre features a pool, sauna and gymnasium. Free parking is available to guests along with free WiFi. Air-conditioned bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms with baths and showers. With 24-hour room service, bedrooms also include HD flat-screen TVs and fridges. The Holiday Inn Maidenhead's Spirit Health and Leisure Club offers a range of fitness facilities, a large swimming pool and a children’s pool, a steam room, a whirlpool spa, and a sun terrace.

MAYFAIR HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH

FROM

£299 PER PERSON 12th April 2020 3 Star Full Board | 5 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

The Mayfair Hotel Bournemouth is centrally situated, within an easy walking distance of the Town Centre and with ample free car parking. Mayfair is part of the Bournemouth's Oceana Hotel resort and together with their dedicated and friendly team, will ensure an enjoyable stay. There are comfortable lounges and a bar area where guests can relax or meet friends for a pre dinner drink. This bridge holiday offers full board accommodation. 25


ST KILDA HOTEL LLANDUDNO WALES

FROM

£389 PER PERSON 17 February | 11 May | 02 October 2020 3 Star | Bridge

Llandudno nestles between the Great Orme and the Little Orme which coupled with the Gulf Stream gives it it’s unique, mild climate. St Kilda Hotel lies between the two headlands in the very centre of the sweeping Promenade directly opposite the Bandstand. Just 5 minutes from the Shops, 5 minutes from the Pier and Theatre. Because St Kilda is a familyrun hotel, you can expect a uniquely warm welcome. A popular event on our calendar with an excellent location and helpful & friendly staff. There are a few steps to enter the bridge room.

GUYERS HOUSE HOTEL NR BATH

FROM

£349 PER PERSON 1st March & 4th October 2020 3 Star | 3 Nights | Bridge & Croquet

We are delighted to be returning to Guyers house hotel after several very successful visits. All 37 bedrooms are en suite and include tea and coffee making facilities, televisions and complimentary Wi-fi. A full English breakfast, for which we have been presented with a special Breakfast Award by Visit England is included in the bedroom rate. Lunches and candlelit dinners are served in the dining room overlooking the gardens. A bar menu is available in the panelled Stable Bar.

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CARLTON HOTEL

TORQUAY

FROM

£289 PER PERSON 15th March 2020 3 Star | 5 Nights | Bridge

Another promotional offer from the lovely people at TLH Leisure Resort. After such a successful visit earlier this year to the Torrak Hotel they are keen for us to also see this lovely 3 star hotel and Spa which has an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities including luxury spa, swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, bistro and games arena with entertainment on site. Close to the sea front and town centre, it is ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond.

THE REDCLIFFE HOTEL

PAIGNTON

FROM

£399 PER PERSON 29th March & 28th September 2020 3 Star | Bridge

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Overlooking Torbay’s sandy beach, the 19th-century Redcliffe Hotel has an indoor swimming pool and is set in 3 acres of gardens. A cooked-to-order breakfast is served in the restaurant, which boasts seafront views. Torbay town centre is within a 15-minute walk and Paignton Pier is less than 200 m away. Free on-site parking is available. The fishing town of Brixham and Torquay’s beaches and coves are a 10-minute drive away.

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THE VIEW HOTEL EASTBOURNE

FROM

£329 PER PERSON 5th April 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

On the coast at Eastbourne, the View Hotel offers modern en-suite rooms, most of which have balconies. Situated on the main promenade, the beach is just a few minutes’ walk. Rooms are air-conditioned and many have stunning views across the English Channel. All have bathrooms with bath and shower. TVs, hairdryers and WiFi are also provided. With stunning sea views, the View Hotel Restaurant serves tasty, traditional English food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is one of the best rated hotels in the area. 28

THE HOLIDAY INN IRONBRIDGE TELFORD

FROM

£329 PER PERSON 10th April | 22nd May | 21st August 2020 4 Star | Bridge

The Holiday Inn sets a standard of excellence in every aspect offering first class cuisine and tastefully furnished en-suite rooms. There is free use of the leisure centre with its large warm indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. It occupies a town centre position adjacent to a delightful park, lake and gardens and a large indoor shopping mall. Situated in beautiful Shropshire near the heritage site of Ironbridge. We will also be returning for 9 nights starting on the 24th of December.

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WHITEHOUSE HOTEL & SPA WORCESTER

FROM

£269 PER PERSON 17th April & 16th October 2020 4 Star | 3 Nights | Bridge

Built in the 16th century, this former coaching inn is adjacent to Foregate Street train station and located in the heart of this historic and vibrant city. Stay at our hotel and enjoy all that this cosmopolitan city has to offer such as its wealth of independent shops and restaurants, walk along the River Severn and view the Swan Sanctuary or choose to visit the tourist attractions which are all within walking distance such as Worcester Cathedral, Tudor House, The Commandery, Worcester Porcelain Museum and Worcester Museum and Art Gallery. 29

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THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL SNOWDONIA

FROM

£349 PER PERSON 20th April 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Walking

The Royal Victoria Hotel is uniquely located close to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, within 30 acres of ​their​very own gardens and woodlands, which include the historic castle of Dolbadarn. Being cradled between two lakes Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris as well as the Welsh mountains our location is quite simply breath taking, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway is right opposite! Just 15 minutes from the A55 North Wales Expressway, ideally located for leisure travellers wishing to explore North and Mid Wales, mountains and coast.

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CHELTENHAM CHASE QHOTEL & SPA

FROM

£349 PER PERSON 26th April & 22nd October 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is a fantastically located four star hotel for exploring both the spa town of Cheltenham and the chic town of Gloucester. The hotel itself boasts a stylish and contemporary interior, appealing to those looking for a leisure break in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. With its close proximity to the M5, airports and not forgetting Cheltenham racecourse, the hotel provides the ideal base. There is plenty of free car parking and free use of the leisure facilities and WiFi. We have two card rooms offering Duplicate and Social Rubber/Chicago bridge sessions.

BELTON WOODS QHOTEL SPA & GOLF

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£349 PER PERSON 4th May & 31st August 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Golf

Set in 475 acres of Lincolnshire countryside, Belton Woods Q Hotel in Grantham is perfect for a short ​bridge leisure ​​ b ​ reak​, with wonderful activities from a spot of croquet, to quadbiking or simply a 'Walk through the Wood'. The Spa​with its​beautiful pool​, upgraded tennis courts and then there's the golf, not any golf course but PGA championship approved no less. There's nothing quite like that final chip over the water to the 18th in front of a packed gallery, for the perfect finish. There is plenty to see in the local area, including a visit to Belton House or Wyndham Gardens that sits on the banks of the river Witham.

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STRATFORD MANOR HOTEL & SPA

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£279 PER PERSON 8th May 2020 4 Star | 3 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

Stratford Manor is a perfectly located hotel for exploring the sights of Stratford-upon-Avon as well as the beautiful scenery that stretches throughout the surrounding Warwickshire countryside. Just off the M40 and only a 5 minute drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, you are close enough to the action but at the end of the day you can retreat to your own little slice of four star luxury away from the masses.​​The hotel has a fantastic spa, with three stunning treatment rooms, one being a dual room and a range of heavenly treatments and products available.

CARLTON HOTEL

BOURNEMOUTH

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£399 PER PERSON 18th May & 11 October 2020 4 Star | 5 Nights | Bridge

Just six minutes walk from the beach. This 4-star Victorian hotel is set high on Bournemouth's East Cliff offers beautiful sea views, gardens and a leisure club. Frederick's Restaurant is set against the striking backdrop of the sea. The nearest beach is just 650 yards away. The bright and airy rooms at Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton have free WiFi access and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Many rooms have views across the Bournemouth Bay and a balcony, and all feature tea/coffee facilities and a work desk.

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FISHGUARD BAY HOTEL PEMBROKESHIRE WALES

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ÂŁ379 PER PERSON 24th May & 20th September 2020 3 Star | 6 Nights | Bridge

Located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the hotel overlooks beautiful Fishguard Bay, with the Pembrokeshire coastal path passing just behind it. Once a 19th Century mansion, the hotel exudes an atmosphere of elegant sophistication with its spacious reception, sweeping staircase, oak panelling and stained glass windows. The restaurant has beautiful views overlooking the scenic bay and opens onto a terrace where you can choose to take lunch or afternoon tea. Our last group here voted the hotel staff the friendliest and most helpful of all the hotels they had visited. There is ample free car parking.

THE LINKS HOTEL & GOLF CLUB

NORFOLK

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ÂŁ379 PER PERSON 1st June 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Golf

The Links is considered by many to be the best golf and leisure hotel in Norfolk. It is set in 35 acres of lightly wooded coastal parkland, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, on the edge of the village of West Runton near Sheringham and Cromer with its wide open beaches, spectacular cliffs and famous pier. The hotel offers high standards of personal service and offers a traditional warm welcome and the opportunity to relax and unwind in this tranquil, un-spoilt area of North Norfolk. On site golf course, bowls and petanque.

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CROYDE BAY HOTEL

NORTH DEVON

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£449 PER PERSON 7th June & 6th September 2020 4 Star | 6 Nights | Bridge

This is one of our most long standing and popular venues that attracts a regular clientele year after year. They love its superb location and scenic walks, high standard accommodation and excellent food and facilities including an inviting indoor pool and jacuzzi.​​Clients can choose to stay in the lovely 4 star hotel or in one of the newly refurbished cottages offering 2 bedrooms, a living room and kitchen [some also have 2 bathrooms]. This is a great no supplement option for singles willing to share.​There are 5 top quality, dog friendly cottages ​available​.

WINCHESTER ROYAL HOTEL WINCHESTER

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£349 PER PERSON 14th June 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

When you're looking to stay in Winchester nowhere else offers a warmer welcome than the Winchester Royal Hotel.​T​his sophisticated hotel​​dates back to the 16th century, has everything we n ​ eed​for our friendly bridge breaks.​Winchester Royal is also the perfect base for those of you wanting to explore the local gems such as Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park, Beaulieu, The Great Hall, The Military Museum, Bournemouth and the New Forest. E​asy access to the M3, A31 and A34 as well as Free Wifi​, W ​ inchester Royal Hotel has limited on-site car parking which is charged at £10 per night for hotel guests​.

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TOORAK HOTEL TORQUAY

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ÂŁ359 PER PERSON 21st June & 13th September 2020 3 Star | 5 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

This lovely hotel has access to an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, together with nightly entertainment and dancing. Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, gym, huge indoor games arena and Bingo every afternoon and evening. We will be offering morning and evening duplicate Bridge. Short Mat Bowls from 12.30 to 3pm on each of the middle three days. (subject to availability). Close to seafront and town centre, with a road train to the sea front stopping directly outside the hotel, you will be ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond.

STIRLING COURT HOTEL

SCOTLAND

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ÂŁ375 PER PERSON 5th July 2020 3 Star | 5 Nights | Bridge

Located within the picturesque grounds of the University of Stirling and with stunning views of the iconic Wallace Monument, the Stirling Court Hotel is a hidden gem. With comfortable bedrooms, excellent bridge room facilities and an elegant restaurant and bar, a perfect location for a short bridge breaks. Enjoy the first class sport and recreational facilities located within our grounds, including 50m pool, fitness centre, cinema and shops making Stirling Court Hotel the perfect choice. Prices include Half Board accommodation, welcome drink, all bridge fees, master points and holiday prize vouchers. Free to use on-site car parking.

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FIVE LAKES RESORT

MALDON ESSEX

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£349 PER PERSON 19th July 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

Five Lakes Resort is one of the best hotels in Maldon for leisure. With over 320 acres of surrounding parkland, 194 bedrooms, an indoor pool and spa and no less than two full 18 hole golf courses on site, our Resort has the best guest facilities of any of the hotels in Maldon. All rooms are generously proportioned, and equipped with the best amenities for guests to enjoy. High speed Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and large LCD TV’s. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and a fully stocked mini bar is available on request.

HOLIDAY INN KENILWORTH

WARWICK

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£349 PER PERSON 23rd July 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

This hotel has proven to be a very popular venue for our recent Chess Holidays and events. With excellent facilities, friendly staff and superb catering, this hotel is also located at one end of Kenilworth, which has a lovely high street of local shops and bars and I also just a few minutes drive from English Heritage site Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. Holiday Inn® Kenilworth - Warwick hotel is in the heart of Warwickshire, less than 15 minutes from the M40 and M6 motorways. A pleasant walk gets you to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, and Warwick Castle is a short trip by car.

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OLD SWAN HOTEL

HARROGATE

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£349 PER PERSON 26th July & 25th October 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Relaxed

The Old Swan is one of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, with a history going back nearly 200 years.​​Situated in the heart of Harrogate this hotel is the perfect location for o​ ur leisure bridge holidays. ​This hotel combines Victorian splendour with elegant contemporary style. Enter through our revolving doors and saunter in to our famous glassceilinged Wedgwood Restaurant. Our Harrogate hotels is surrounded by luscious lawns and gardens and is situated only five minute's from Harrogate town centre and train station​.

HOLIDAY INN KEW GARDENS

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£349 PER PERSON 2nd August 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

Waterfront hotel near London, overlooking the grand union canal, Holiday Inn London Brenton lock hotel is within easy reach of central London. Boston manor tube station, with direct service to the city, is less than 2 miles away. Nearby Brentford station has direct trains to London Waterloo. Just 10 minutes by car from Kew gardens, 20-minute drive to the semi-wilderness of Richmond park and only 5 minutes from london museum of water & steam.

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CREWE HALL HOTEL

CHESHIRE

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ÂŁ349 PER PERSON 13th August 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Relaxed & Social

We are delighted to be offering a social bridge holiday with organised daily Rubber and Chicago and a themed Poker for Saturday evenings. Crewe Hall is a majestic grade 1 listed building stands proud in the heart of the Cheshire countryside and has played host to royalty throughout the years. We will have full use of the modern health club facilities and a sensational spa to relax in. Set in the stunning Cheshire countryside with a myriad of stately homes, halls & gardens on the doorstep. The area is steeped in history and this is evident in the vast number of museums.

THE WILTSHIRE HOTEL GOLF & SPA

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ÂŁ349 PER PERSON 27th August 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Golf

Overlooking rolling countryside and set on a parkland golf course, The Wiltshire offers 58 contemporary bedrooms. All rates include full English breakfast, 3 course evening meal, free use of the 18 meter swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi and free to use WiFi and on-site car parking. Each room has a trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities and Digital Flat Screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bedrooms. Bridge Overseas Guests are also entitled to preferential golf fees. 37

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HILTON BRIGHTON METROPOLE HOTEL

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£399 PER PERSON 31st August 2020 4 Star | 3 Nights | Bridge

Hilton Brighton Metropole looks out over Brighton seafront and is close to the shops and city centre. The grand Victorian building has large rooms, two restaurants, a spa and a fitness centre with an indoor pool. The Hilton Brighton Metropole mixes original character with modern comforts. The en-suite rooms have a flat-screen TV, a hairdryer and ironing facilities. Some rooms also enjoy panoramic sea views. The Hilton Brighton offers a gym, indoor pool, spa, sauna and a steam room. A range of spa treatments are available for guests. 1890 At The Met restaurant offers European cuisine.

WILLERSLEY CASTLE HOTEL

DERBYSHIRE DALES

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£349 PER PERSON 21st September 2020 3 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

This Grade II listed Georgian building boasts its own swimming pool and overlooks the River Derwent, where guests have free fishing rights. Set within 60 acres of idyllic grounds, it is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Rooms at Willersley Castle all feature a TV. Guests can relax in each room with free tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have access to free WiFi. There is also a coffee shop for guests to enjoy. Directed and Hosted by Gordon Bickley.

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DUNSTON HALL QHOTEL SPA & GOLF

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£349 PER PERSON 12th October 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge & Golf

Built in 150 acres of stunning wooded Norfolk parkland, the setting is just as unique as its history.​​You might be here for leisure, to tee off on our renowned par 71 US PGA course or to relax in the spa and pool. ​W ​ hatever your reason for coming, expect to be treated like royalty from the very moment you arrive.​​Plus you will never be lost for things to see and do during your stay at Dunston Hall, from themed restaurant nights and twilight golf at the hotel, to the local Norwich market and guided walks around Norwich.

HILTON DOUBLE TREE

STRATFORD UPON AVON

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£399 PER PERSON 29th October 2020 4 Star | 4 Nights | Bridge

Experience the charm, warmth and friendly service of the DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford upon Avon. Our hotel is the perfect base for exploring Shakespeare’s home town, within easy reach of historic attractions including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Warwick Castle. Explore the quaint side streets of the historic market town with its unique shops or take a walk in the open parklands along the River Avon. Just minutes from the train station, this city centre hotel is within easy reach of the M40 and offers easy access to Birmingham International Airport.

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