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Fri 5 Apr - Sun 7 Apr 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 sizeable 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

John and Rebecca Ronan

John and Rebecca Ronan

John Ronan is married to Rebecca, they have one daughter and two grown up grandchildren. They have been married for over 40 years and live in the lovely Vale of Belvoir. They are both qualified EBU Directors and have been playing bridge for over 25 years, playing competitive bridge in Leicestershire, where, when time permits, Rebecca plays for the County and is currently captain of their local bridge team. John also runs occasional teaching workshops for the improvers section of their local club.

John retired from a much enjoyed long career as a Chartered Bio-medical scientist working for the NHS. Since retirement he’s taken up golf again with great enthusiasm and is also a member of the Lions Club International. Over the last 35 years he has organised many events and helped raise funds for local and international charities, this along with their allotment takes up any spare time.

Duplicate Bridge

Seminar: Defence to Weak Twos

This break is for regular duplicate players with an interest in learning more about the seminar topic.

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
DUPLICATE PAIRS
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.