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Fri 21 Jun - Sun 23 Jun 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.

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: Hand Evaluation

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.