March 30th - Apr 4th 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. After the coffee break, prepared hands will be played that will illustrate the tutorial subject.
Short Mornings - Two mornings will begin with a discussion of some of the previous day's tricky hands and finish at the coffee break, leaving free time to explore the Lake District.
Themes - The major themes of the week will be 'Finding a Trump Fit' & 'Declarer Play - Making a Plan'.
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.
Non-playing partners are welcome, and there is a reduction of £30 on the above prices for them. 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.
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.
Ivor Francis has decided that it's time for him to retire and November 2012 will be his last holiday at Rothay Manor.