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First for Bridge are proud to sponsor the English Bridge Union Overseas Congresses.
The highly anticipated event takes place this October. Accompanied by experienced EBU directors, the bridge programme features a variety of sessions including Swiss Pairs, Open Pairs and Swiss Teams. Our setting is the Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese, a historic 19th century villa that has been resorted into a beautiful, 4-star hotel. Sitting in 10,000m² of rich parkland, the hotel boasts an elegant lounge, fantastic leisure facilities and a superb restaurant, with terraces overlooking the gardens. The hotelier, Signora Angelica Semenzato, is a keen bridge player and is very much looking forward to hosting the EBU Venetian Congress at her charming property. With an included excursion to the beautiful city of Bassano del Grappa and its array of historic gems and cultural delights, this holiday has something for everyone.
To participate in this prestigious Green and Blue Pointed Overseas Congress, you must be an EBU member. Visit the EBU website to join.
Discover more about the 2023 Venetian Congress
Read about your EBU Tournament Director, Chris Benneworth
8:45pm - 11:15pm – Pre-Congress Pairs
After a leisurely breakfast, join us for our welcome meeting – the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow bridge players. The Swiss Pairs sessions 1 and 2 take place this afternoon.Bridge Sessions
10:45am – Welcome Meeting
2:30pm - 4:45pm – Swiss Pairs Session 1 (2 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm – Swiss Pairs Session 2 (3 matches)
2:30pm - 4:45pm – Swiss Pairs Session 3 (2 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm – Swiss Pairs Session 4 (3 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm – Pivot Teams (Single Pivot)
2:00pm - 5:15pm – Open Pairs
8:00pm - 11:15pm – IMPs Pairs
2:00pm - 5:15pm – Swiss Teams Sessions 1 (3 matches)
8:00pm - 11:15pm – Swiss Teams Sessions 2 (3 matches)
1:00pm - 3:00pm – Swiss Teams Sessions 3 (2 matches)
3:30pm - 5:30pm – Swiss Teams Sessions 4 (2 matches)
After breakfast, we transfer to the Venice Marco Polo Airport for our return journey home.
Guests can extend their stay and book up to 2 nights pre and post the event. Call the reservations team on 01473 357 031 for further details.
Single Room Supplement from £175.00 (8 days).
You will stay for 7 nights at the 4-star superior Hotel Villa Pace Park Bolognese.
Executive rooms are available at a £75 per person supplement. These spacious rooms offer modern and elegant furnishings, and tea and coffee making facilities. Sole occupancy rooms have a French bed and most have a bath with shower attachment. Double occupancy rooms have a bath and walk-in shower.
Junior Suites are available at a £175 per person supplement. These rooms are 35m squared and offer classical furnishings, parquet floors, and en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath and shower – some have hydromassage showers. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, and slippers provided.
There is a tourist tax of 1.8 euro per person per day payable locally.