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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

Sandy Bell

Sandy Bell

Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career. Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director.

Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge. Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.

Duplicate Bridge

Seminar: Suit Establishment

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.