November 23rd - 28th 2014
An opportunity to play plenty of Bridge, with a mixture of duplicate competitions, tutorials with illustrative hands, and 'post mortems', plus a tutor to buttonhole at any time. The holiday begins at 3.15 p.m. on Sunday and ends after coffee on Friday morning.
Duplicate Bridge - Every day there will be a duplicate competition of at least 21 boards played late afternoon & early evening.
Full Mornings - There will be two full mornings sessions with tuition aimed at a particular subject, together with quizzes to get you thinking and discussion of the previous day’s tricky hands. After the coffee break, prepared hands will be played that will illustrate the tutorial subject.
Short Mornings - These two mornings will begin like the full mornings, but will finish at the 10.45 coffee break, leaving more free time to explore the Lake District.
Themes - The major themes of the week will be 'Slam Bidding Made Easy' & 'Finessing'.
Anything else? - The programme is flexible, and can be modified within reason if there is a clear majority wish to do so. If you are not familiar with the mechanics of duplicate bridge, please try to play a few sessions of duplicate before the holiday.
Philip Wraight is an EBU Life Master having played bridge for 30 years at club and County level. He has a lot of experience in directing competitions and organising tournaments and is a qualified Tournament Director at club and county level. He is a Professional member of the English Bridge Union Teachers Association and enjoys teaching bridge to anybody who is willing to listen. Currently, he has a number of classes for beginners and improver's in the South Cumbria area. He looks forward to welcoming you on this holiday and sharing his enthusiasm for the great game of Bridge. Philip believes that the main reason for playing Bridge is to enjoy it and that the better you play any game, the more you enjoy it.
Prices are per person for the 5 nights and include full Cumbrian breakfast, morning coffee, light afternoon tea, 3-course dinner and VAT @ 20 %. A deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently re let; cancellation insurance is available.