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LETTERS CONTINUED from page 21 BRIDGE OVERSEAS

BRITISH ISLES BRIDGE BREAKS

Feedback Tips CROYDE BAY HOLIDAY VILLAGE

07 June & 06 Sep - 6 nights from £289. Nil single

supplement.

LAST January we played in the I HAD to smile at Freddie

Spectacular scenery and lovely coastal walks

Bermuda Regional Conference North’s best tip (April issue).

(there was a full page advert- Mine was from my father, who CELTIC ROSS HOTEL, ROSSCARBERY,

isement in the October 2007 taught me Culbertson. His tip WEST CORK

English Bridge) held at the Fair- was: ‘It is always on your left.’ 08 Jun - 5 nights £299

Superbly located overlooking Rosscarbery Bay. Low costs

mont Hotel in Bermuda. An So if you are considering a flights available from many UK airports

attractive, all-inclusive package finesse, play for the card to be

was available from the hotel; on your left, because if some- MANOR HOTEL, EXMOUTH

with the current weakness of times you play for it to be on 5 Jul - 6 nights £299

the US dollar, it represented the left and sometimes on the CUMBRIA GRAND HOTEL, LAKE DISTRICT

good value for money. right, you can be wrong 100% 7 Jul & 26 Sep - 3 or 4 nights from £229

The Fairmont Hotel was first of the time. But if you always Set in 20 acres of gardens six miles from Windermere

class and the bridge organisa- play for it to be on the left, the ESPLANADE HOTEL, LLANDUDNO

tion to the highest standard. most you should be wrong 13 Jul & 12 Oct - 5 nights from £199

The island is very interesting, is 50% of the time! Situated on Llandudno's magnificent North Shore

with a pleasant climate, and can Peter G Davis,

CHARLECOTE PHEASANT HOTEL,

be toured easily by bus or taxi Drouseia, Paphos

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

in your free time. Next year will 21 Jul - 4 nights £259

be the 50th congress to be held

and to commemorate this event Poker THE PRINCE OF WALES, SOUTHPORT

27 Jul & 03 Nov - 4 nights £199

we understand a special cele-

bration will take place. We

v Bridge DAUNCEYS HOTEL, WESTON-SUPER-MARE

would encourage anyone wish- IT is little wonder that while 10 Aug & 13 Oct - 4 nights from £229

ing for a bridge holiday with a duplicate bridge is on the Excellent reputation for quality and service.

difference to attend. decline, poker is taking over. Daunceys Hotel

Anyone needing information Tonight in the Teams final of

should contact Donna Leitch my bridge club the Director

at dleitch@ibl.bm. She was very was called continually and the

helpful when dealing with our Bridge Bullies were hard at

pre-booking enquiries. work, throwing the rule book

Our only complaint is: why around. My table was pretty

are the American Contract much the only one where you

Bridge League’s Master Points could hear laughter!

not compatible with ours? I have been a member of

Michael and Maurizia EBUTA for some twenty years BOSWORTH HALL, MARKET BOSWORTH

Trowell, by e-mail and have taught hundreds of 11 Aug & 15 Sep - 4 nights £199

people to play bridge. How Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland

The ACBL’s Master-point system long will it be before they THREE COUNTIES, HEREFORD

is totally different to the EBU’s discover that duplicate bridge 22 Aug & Dec, Xmas & New Year

and there seems to be no obvious is not really much fun? - 3 & 4 nights from £259

way to make them compatible. Watch television late at night A Bridge Overseas all time favourite

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Addendum nationals’ are having playing

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FURTHER to the latest EBU your computer and see the Join us on our longest running bridge

regulation (see English Bridge, millions of people playing holiday ever!

April issue), I believe com- Texas Hold ’Em from all over

petitions would run more the world and from every walk Prices quoted are for half board and include

smoothly by obviating the need of life. Or play poker at a club Bridge licensed by the EBU – masterpoints given.

for refreshment breaks through or at home with friends. It is

the provision at the table of a all so uncomplicated and can FREEPHONE 0800 0346 246

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each player. I love bridge but I now love Bridge Overseas Ltd,

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West Lulwort Martha Jaynes, by e-mail

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