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Excel Bridge


“Simply the Best Bridge Afloat!”

with Ralph & Lesley Smith

Bridge Breaks and

Only a few cabins left! Holidays in the UK

Our spectacular 28 nt. Bridge Cruise to and Europe

The Black Sea on the Black Watch! Our objective is to provide unique and enjoyable holidays for players of

Leaves Southampton Sept. 17th all abilities. Bridge is licensed by the EBU and is professionally run by

qualified directors. Duplimated boards are used for most evening

Ports Include:- Cagliari, Valletta, Athens, Nessebar, sessions and hand records are available. Bridge fees included in the

Odessa, Sevastopol, Yalta, Istanbul, Iraklion prices shown. Master points awarded.

Over 40 sessions of Bridge! LA QUINTA HOTEL, MENORCA

30th April-7th May 2010† • 2009 prices held! Our 7th spring visit to the 5-star La

Outside Cabins from £3049 Quinta – one of the world’s top hotels. Situated 9km south of Cuitadella, the resort is centred

Contact us for a colour brochure on a small yacht harbour and is flanked by two sandy beaches. Enjoy wonderful facilities and

a range of special events. One week, half board, from £597.00. Director Andrew Kambites.


Two breaks: 7th-14th May & 14th-21st May 2010† • 2009 prices held!

EARLY WARNING! 2011 Cruises Our 12th spring holiday at this hotel. Enjoy a seafront location and brand new spa

facilities, including a heated indoor 11m swimming pool. Choice of a hotel bedroom

Adriatic 21nts April 27th or an apartment. One week, full board, from £567.00, or two weeks, full board, from £994.00.

Director Andrew Kambites. † Why not book a 2-week package at both these hotels

North Cape & Russia 14nts July 9th for only £1017.00 or a 3-week package for £1431.00 (plus single supplements) and

enjoy a huge saving on brochure prices.


Telephone 01275-840006 £2529pp

Outside 25th-31st July 2010 • Enjoy a Cotswold break at this lovely hotel! Situated close

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to the M5 and within easy reach of the historic town centre. Facilities include a health and

Singles leisure club, spa and indoor heated swimming pool. Six nights, half board from £359.00 per person. There are a number of rooms for single occupancy, supplement-free, subject to

availability. Director Robert Baker.

Generous prizes Bridge licensed by the EBU


1st-15th October 2010†† • 2009 prices held! The perfect Autumn break (see May

‘ break above for hotel details). Two weeks, full board from £929.00. Director Robert Baker.


WIN WINE AND 15th-22nd October 2010†† • 2009 prices held! Our 3rd October visit (see above for

hotel details). One week, half board from £597.00. Director Robert Baker.


Sherry reception (1745), bridge room soft drinks,

†† Book a three-week package at both these wonderful hotels for only £1304.00

(plus single supplements) and enjoy a huge saving on brochure prices.


Six night break: 31st October-6th November 2010 • Incredible value-for-

farewell buffet, free secure parking. money (compared to normal London prices). All bedrooms offer a contemporary design

SPRING B.H. 28-31 MAY with a high standard of facilities including air conditioning, internet access and on-demand

digital movies. Free parking (subject to availability). Located just outside Central London’s

‘congestion zone’ with easy access to the city. Six nights, half board, from £449.00 per

Db&b £180, no s.supp. person. Director Andrew Kambites.

Bridge licensed by the EBU (partners not provided) PESTANA BAY HOTEL, MADEIRA

Two breaks: 15th-22nd November & 22nd-29th November 2010 • Free

COVENTRY HILTON leisure facilities, gym and outdoor heated pool at this 4-star hotel. Seven nights, half board,

from £634.00, or 14 nights, half board, from £939.00. Director Andrew Kambites.

0247-684-1018 (Weekdays 0900 – 1700) CROWNE PLAZA, READING

30th December 2010-6th January 2011 • Our fourth New Year visit to this

e-mail: superbly refurbished Thames-side hotel. The 122 bedrooms have recently been

Please quote event ref. no. 3372090721 upgraded and all offer air conditioning, mini bars and broadband internet access. Facilities

include indoor health club with gym, pool and sauna, and complimentary secure parking.

Choice of three breaks, half board, from £269.00. Director Robert Baker.


23rd January-6th February 2011 • Our first visit to this historic part of the

Oxfordshire Bridge Association world. The 4-star Averroes Hotel is situated in its own grounds with direct access to the

sandy beach and is within easy reach of numerous shops and restaurants. Free local drinks

GREEN POINTED CONGRESS 12 hours daily. A number of rooms are available for single occupancy, supplement-free, as are

a number of sea view rooms for double/twin occupancy, subject to availability. Two weeks,

full board, from £769.00 per person. Director Andrew Kambites.

Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Oxon OX13 6AA

Tournament Director:Stephen Brown For brochures and booking forms for all our holidays, contact:

★★★ Saturday 26 June 2010, 1.00 pm ★★★ FIRST FOR BRIDGE LTD.

Swiss Pairs 4 The Lyes, Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5HF

Telephone: 01934 876500 N Mobile: 07771 901579

★★★ Sunday 27 June 2010, 11.00 am ★★★ E-mail:

Swiss Teams Keep up to date with all the latest First for Bridge news and our £100

prize competition by logging on to our web site.

£23 per player per event (U22 : £13) includes a plated tea Menorca holidays operated by Arena Travel Ltd, ATOL No: 10117; Madeira holidays operated by

Entries to: Alan Grunwald ( Atlantic Holidays, ATOL No: 2704; Tunisia holidays operated by Gill’s Cruise Centre, which is the retail

agent of Thomas Cook, ATOL No: 1368. Bridge licensed by the EBU.

1 Elm Tree Cottage Grove Rd, Wantage, Oxon OX12 7BS

Bridge licensed by the EBU

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