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Fri 8 Feb - Sun 10 Feb 2019

Blunsdon House Hotel

The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AS

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The Hotel

Blunsdon House Hotel is a four-star hotel in the county of Wiltshire. The Clifford family have owned the hotel since it first opened as a bed and breakfast in 1957.

Their wish is to give satisfaction to everyone. This outlook has permeated through to their staff, some of whom have been with them since they first opened.

The Hotel boasts 116 four-star en-suite bedrooms individually decorated and tastefully furnished. Each bedroom is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities.

There is a heated indoor swimming pool, a steam room, a sauna, two gyms, sunbeds plus a one mile woodland walk to enjoy.

Facilities

Indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and tea/coffee available in bedrooms and on tap in the venue.

Supplements

There are no rooms without a single supplement, there are 20 rooms with a single supplement of £40, after this the supplement will increase slightly.

Location

Bernard Magee

Bernard Magee

Bernard Magee is Britain's foremost bridge tutor; he has been leading bridge holidays for nearly twenty years and his reputation continues to grow.

His enthusiasm for the game and his patience with all his clients place him a clear level above other bridge personalities.

He is the author of a large range of interactive software, from beginners bridge to more advanced levels. He has also written a range of bridge books which both instruct and entertain the reader. His newest creation is eight series of live-action seminar recordings that cover 48 different topics.

He is the bridge consultant for the Mr Bridge organisation, writing regularly within all of their publications. He has also written regular articles for most of the country's bridge magazines.

Bernard is married to Helen, a photographer and has a young son, Alfie.

Duplicate Bridge

Seminar: Ruffing for Extra Tricks

This break is for regular duplicate players with an interest in learning more about the seminar topic and is hosted by Bernard Magee, the UK's best known bridge teacher.

Bridge Programme

This is the format for all duplicate events and rarely varies. All parts of the programme are optional.


DAY 1
15:00 Mr Bridge Welcome Desk open
Tea or coffee on arrival
17:45 to 18:30 Welcome drinks reception
18:30 to 20:00 DINNER
20:15 Bridge Session 1
DUPLICATE PAIRS
 
DAY 2
08:00 to 09:30 BREAKFAST
10:00 to 12:30 SEMINAR & SUPERVISED PLAY of SET HANDS 1
(tea & coffee at 11:00)
12:30 to 13:30 COLD BUFFET LUNCH
14:00 to 16:45 Bridge Session 2
TEAMS of FOUR
18:15 to 20:00 DINNER
20:15 Bridge Session 3
DUPLICATE PAIRS
 
DAY 3
08:00 to 09:30 BREAKFAST
10:00 to 12:30 SEMINAR & SUPERVISED PLAY of SET HANDS 2
(tea & coffee at 11:00)
12:30 to 14:00 COLD BUFFET LUNCH
14:00 to 16:45 Bridge Session 4
DUPLICATE PAIRS

Other Information

One, Two, Three or Four Players

Whatever the game we will be able to accommodate you - finding partners or team-mates whenever necessary.

Non-Bridge Activities [Walking & Outings]

Do remember this is your break - you are free to roam the countryside, or visit one of the many local attractions in the area. Or of course you can simply take a break - watch some sport or lie down for a siesta or visit villages and towns for some shopping!

Checking Out (1100 on day of departure)

The hotel would like clients to check out before 11am on the day of departure. Therefore we advise that you check out after breakfast - bags can be stored for the rest of the day.

Tips

For those wishing to give gratuities to the staff - we do make available a collection bag on the day of departure - contributions are strictly optional and we hand this bag over to the staff at the end of the event.