Antalya First for Bridge Congress

5th – 12th October 2022, Side, Türkiye

The Overseas Congress in Autumn 2022, sponsored by First for Bridge will take place in the beautiful city of Side, on the southern Mediterranean coast of Türkiye, close to Antalya. Bookings can be made via the First for Bridge website.

It will be held at the 5-star Sense De Luxe Hotel & Spa, a beach-side resort close to Antalya.

Two fantastic excursions are included. See here for more details and opportunities in the local area.

UK government travel information for Türkiye

UK citizens no longer require a visa to enter Türkiye for holidays.

Antalya Bridge Programme (Print friendly version)

To enter

Attendance at the congress is exclusive to delegates booking their accommodation with First for Bridge. For further details please see here. Members of other national bridge organisations are welcome.

Bridge fees should be paid to the EBU - but please book with First for Bridge first to ensure there is accommodation available.

if you require help looking for a partner, please let us know by emailing

Date Time Event
Wednesday 5th October Morning - Afternoon Arrival from UK
8:00pm - 11:15pm Pre-Congress Pairs
Thursday 6th October 10:30am Welcome Meeting and Fire Drill
2:00pm - 5.15pm Swiss Pairs, Session 1 (3 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm Swiss Pairs, Session 2 (3 matches)
Friday 7th October 2:00pm - 5:15pm Swiss Pairs, Session 3 (3 matches)
10:00pm - 11:30pm Late night bridge
Saturday 8th October 8:00am - 1:30pm Half day tour to Antalya
8:00pm - 11:15pm Pivot Teams
Sunday 9th October 2:00pm - 5:15pm Open Pairs
8:00pm - 11:15pm Ladies, mens & mixed pairs
Monday 10th October 8:30am - 1:00pm Half-day tour to Alanya
2:00pm - 5:15pm Swiss Teams 1 (3 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm Swiss Teams 2 (3 matches)
Tuesday 11th October 2:00pm - 5:15pm Swiss Teams 3 (3 matches) followed by reception and prize-giving.
Wednesday 12th October Departure to UK
Congress Bridge Fees £154 per player
Closing date for entries is 5th September 2022

Master Points

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

Venue and Tariff

It will be held at the 5-star Sense De Luxe Hotel & Spa, a beach-side resort close to Antalya.

Accommodation package

8 days/7 nights
All prices listed below are per person and exclude flights
Twin/double share: £779
Double room for sole use: £879
Deposit: £175

Extended stays also available:

It is possible to extend your autumn break in Türkiye, if you would like a longer stay, or to take advantage of regional flights. First for Bridge have secured some additional rooms in the hotel to allow you to add up to seven additional nights before or after our holiday dates at the following prices:

Twin/double share: £79 per night
Double room for sole use: £89 per night
Private transfers: from £45 per vehicle, per journey

To book

Accommodation bookings should be made with First for Bridge via their website or 01858 435646

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

First for Bridge/Arena Travel's flexible booking policy allows you to move your monies to another EBU Congress or Arena Travel Holiday. ABTA and ATOL protected.

Flights are extra, please see below:


Regular low cost flights are available from Bristol, Liverpool, London (Gatwick & Luton) & Manchester to Antalya.

Side, Türkiye

See here for more details and opportunities in the local area.

Please note: A standby pair will be available, so all pairs can be matched up for teams competitions.