Bridge Overseas Andalucia Congress

8th - 14th October 2018, 4* Iberostar Royal Andalus, Chiclana, Cadiz, Andalucia

The Iberostar Royal Andalus, Chiclana, Cadiz, Andalucia is the venue for the October 2018 Congress sponsored by Bridge Overseas.

This event features the first Overseas Really Easy Congress which will run alongside the main event 8th – 12th October, see timetable below.

We hope that all bridge teachers will encourage students to come and to get their first taste of Congress Bridge in the easiest of ways in a holiday atmosphere.

Attendance at the congress is exclusive to delegates booking their accommodation with Bridge Overseas. Please see the EBU's policy on participation in overseas congresses.

Please make all accommodation enquiries and bookings to Bridge Overseas (Freephone) on: 0800 0346 246.

A decision will be made at the end of May as to whether there have been sufficient entries for the Really Easy Congress to go ahead. Please enter as soon as possible, however please do not book your flights, or make non-refundable travel plans, until we have confirmed that the event is going ahead.

Peter Jordan (Congress Manager)

Timetable

Bridge Overseas Andalucia Congress

Monday 8th

8:00pm – 11:15pm

Pre-Congress Pairs

Tuesday 9th

10:30am

Welcome Meeting

2:30pm – 5:45pm

Swiss Pairs, session I (3 matches)

8:00pm – 11:15pm

Swiss Pairs, session II (3 matches)

Wednesday 10th

2:30pm – 6:45pm

Swiss Pairs, session III (4 matches)

Free evening

Thursday 11th

2:30pm – 5:45pm

Open Pairs

8:00pm – 11:30pm

Pivot Teams

Friday 12th

Free day

8:00pm – 11:15pm

Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Pairs

Saturday 13th

2:30pm – 5:45pm

Swiss Teams, session I (3 matches)

8:00pm – 11:15pm

Swiss Teams, session II (3 matches)

Sunday 14th

2:00pm – 6:30pm

Swiss Teams, session III (4 matches)

(break after two matches)

Bridge Overseas Really Easy Congress

Monday 8th

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Pre-Congress Pairs

Tuesday 9th

10:30am

Welcome meeting

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (3 matches)

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (3 matches)

Wednesday 10th

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Swiss Pairs, session 3 (3 matches)

Free evening

Thursday 11th

2:30pm – 5:30pm

8:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday 12th

Free day

8:00pm – 11:00pm Open Pairs

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th

* See note below

(A range of optional excursions will be available to book at the venue to complement the bridge programme.)

Entry Fees

A: Bridge Overseas Andalucia Congress Bridge Fees: £142.00

B: Bridge Overseas Andalucia Really Easy Congress Bridge Fees: £70.00

Master Points

Bridge Overseas Andalucia Congress
The Swiss Pairs and the Swiss Teams are fully Green Pointed. Other events are Blue Pointed on the National Congress scale.

Agreements
Level 4 agreements are permitted in the Andalucia Congress.

Really Easy Congress
The Really Easy congress is fully Blue Pointed on the National Congress scale and the Swiss Teams is fully Green Pointed.

Venue and Tariff

The 4* Iberostar Royal Andalus is situated in Chiclana de la Frontera in the province of Cadiz. The hotel is located on the beautiful 6 kilometre long Barrosa beach with an on site golf course. There is plenty to see and do in Chiclana with many shops, cafes and restaurants.

The nearby city of Cadiz, capital of the province of the same name, is situated in the southwest of Andalucia and is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. Cadiz has been a seafaring, trading town for more than 3,000 years, in fact it is the oldest city on record in western Europe. Visitors to Cadiz always fall in love with the city, which combines a rich cultural heritage with an upbeat, friendly ambience. The city stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, which is almost entirely surrounded by water. Ascend to the top of the city’s cathedral and you will almost feel like you are standing on the stern of a boat, all you can see is water. The old city is distinctly Moorish in appearance and a gem to explore with its narrow cobbled streets, beautiful plazas, fabulous fish market and numerous tapas bars. There will be half day excursions available to book at the welcome meeting to Cadiz and Jerez and also a full day excursion to Seville.

Please contact Bridge Overseas to book the accommodation set out below or to arrange a bespoke package. The bridge fee is £142.00 for the main event and £70 for the Really Easy Congress and is payable to the EBU.

Accommodation package £665.00 per person 7 nights DB&B twin or double room, the package also includes free use of a room safe and hotel wi-fi. Airport transfers are also included in the price.

Flights are extra.
Low cost flights are available from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and other
regional airports to Seville or Gibraltar. Please note that the price of these flights
usually increase considerably over time. Bridge Overseas can assist in arranging
flights if required.

Supplements

Single occupancy accommodation £14.99pppn. There is a Limited number of Single rooms.

A deposit of £150 per person is required by Bridge Overseas to secure the booking.

You can also email Bridge Overseas and will be able to answer any specific questions about accommodation and flights.

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