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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

Will Parsons

Will Parsons

Will Parsons is married to Sylvia and they have three grown up children and six little grandchildren. He has been playing bridge with steadily increasing enthusiasm for about 16 years, mainly at good club level, and he is currently Chairman of Droitwich Bridge Club. He finally retired from his job as a Purchasing consultant and trainer in 2012 after running down his involvement over the previous 5 years. However, that work had given him substantial experience in training, and he spoke at a number of purchasing conferences all over the world.

Will & Sylvia started coming on Mr Bridge holidays and weekends in early 2008 and soon became hooked. They both joined Mr Bridge as helpers after Will qualified as an EBU club tournament director in 2011. Will & Sylvia both really enjoy playing with different clients and encouraging improving players to increase in confidence and learn to love the game. 

Outside bridge they enjoy good food, walking and reading.

Duplicate Bridge

Seminar: Signals and Discards

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


UK Breaks - What's Included

  Bernard Magee
Events
Bernard Magee
Reboot
Seminar
Events
Just Duplicate
Events
Masterpoint
Events
Seminars 2 6 2
Set Hands 2 6 2
Duplicates 3 3 4 6 6
Teams 1
Non-Playing Director
Pre-Dealt Hands
No Sit-Outs
Relaxed Section —* —* —*
Masterpoints
Modest prizes
Full Board
Tea & Coffee +
Welcome Drinks
Singles Welcome
Day Guest Option

* If the group is larger than 56 players, there will be a main and a relaxed section.
+ During the morning and afternoon bridge sessions.


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.