Bridge Overseas Budapest Congress

1st - 7th February 2018, Hilton Hotel, Castle Hill,Budapest, Hungary

Featuring the first overseas Really Easy Congress

The Hilton Hotel, Castle Hill, Budapest is the venue for the February 2018 Overseas Congress sponsored by Bridge Overseas. The event will also feature the first overseas Really Easy Congress. The Really Easy congress is open to non-EBU members.

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 note the new timetable which has been formulated for a city centre venue thus giving four evenings without bridge instead of the resort timetable which only has two.

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

Peter Jordan (Congress Manager)

The Really Easy Congress
Really Easy events are usually intended for those who are comfortable playing club bridge, but have little or no experience of 'congress bridge'. They would be expected to be below Jack on the NGS, and have a Master Point rank below Master.

Timetable

Bridge Overseas Budapest Congress

Thursday 1st

8:15pm - 11:30pm

Pre-Congress Pairs

Friday 2nd

10:30am

Welcome meeting

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (2 matches)

3:45pm - 6:45pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (3 matches)

Saturday 3rd

Optional morning City Tour

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 3 (2 matches)

3:45pm - 6:45pm

Swiss Pairs, session 4 (3 matches)

Sunday 4th

Optional morning Tour

2:30pm - 5:45pm

Open Pairs

8:00pm - 11:30pm

Pivot Teams

Monday 5th

Optional all day Tour

8:00pm - 11:15pm

Men's, Ladies' and Mixed Pairs

Tuesday 6th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Swiss Teams, Session 1 (2 matches)

3:45pm - 6:45pm

Swiss Teams, session 2 (3 matches)

Wednesday 7th

12:00noon - 2:00pm

Swiss Teams, Session 3 (2 matches)

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Swiss Teams. Session 4 (3 matches)

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bridge Overseas drinks reception and prize giving

Optional visit to a traditional Hungarian restaurant

Bridge Overseas Really Easy Congress

Thursday 1st

8:15pm - 11:00pm

Pre-congress Pairs

Friday 2nd

10:30am

Welcome meeting

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (4 matches)

Saturday 3rd

Optional morning City Tour

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (4 matches)

Sunday 4th

Optional morning Tour

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Open Pairs

8:00pm - 11:30pm

Pivot Teams

Monday 5th

Optional all day Tour

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Open Pairs

Entry Fees

Bridge Overseas Budapest Congress Bridge Fees: £142.00

Bridge Overseas Really Easy Congress Bridge Fees: £70 ( plus £25 if wishing to join the swiss teams on days 6 & 7)

Master Points

Budapest 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 Budapest 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 Hilton Hotel is located in the Royal Castle District, on the Buda side of the city next to Matthias Church and the Fishermans' Bastion. The area itself is a UNESCO world heritage Site. It is within a short walk of Buda Castle, Budapest Historical Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery.

The Hotel itself has beautiful panoramic views of the Danube River, bridges and the city of Pest which can be reached be crossing the famous Chain bridge. The Hilton Hotel has appeared in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for outstanding reviews for 5 years in a row and features the Icon restaurant, Lobby Bar, Cafe and room service for all day dining. Also included is a 24 hour fitness centre and a complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areas.

A bus service runs approximately every 10 minutes to the Pest City centre and takes around 15 minutes.

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 £599.00 per person 7 nights B&B twin or double room. Airport transfers are included in the price.

Flights are extra.
Low cost flights are available from Bristol, Luton ,Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester
direct to Budapest. Please note that the price of these flights usually
increases considerably over time. Bridge Overseas can assist in arranging flights if
required.

Supplements

Single occupancy accommodation £14.99prpn

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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