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Fri 15 Nov - Sun 17 Nov 2019

Elstead Hotel

Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3QP

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The Hotel

Close to the heart of Bournemouth and a short stroll from the beach, yet conveniently placed for the major road and rail links, the Elstead Hotel is in the perfect location.

It is situated in a quiet, tree-lined avenue and has a large private car park.

The hotel frequently receives accolades and awards for its presentation and service for a Hotel in Dorset and provides a high level of comfort for the most discerning guest.

The 50 en-suite bedrooms are of a high standard and well equipped with facilities such as satellite television and direct dial telephone with voice mail.

The attractive and spacious air-conditioned restaurant has an excellent reputation for traditional, home-cooked food.

Hotel guests enjoy the use of Elstead's purpose-built Nordic Leisure Club in wooded pine surroundings. The heated swimming pool is ideal for exercise and relaxation. The fitness suite has all the latest equipment for an exhilarating workout, or just relax in the sauna and steam room.

Facilities

Free High-Speed Internet, satellite TV.

Sole Occupancy

There are a limited number of sole occupancy rooms available at no supplement, once this number is reached, a supplement will apply.

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: Key Card Blackwood

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


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.