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The highly anticipated EBU Venetian Congress takes place this October. Accompanied by experienced EBU directors, this 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 10,000 square metres 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, with its array of historic gems and cultural delights, this holiday has something for everyone.
Linda and Chris have been married since 1971, having met while they were teaching at the same high school.
Following successful careers in education they retired in the late nineties, when they started directing together, working at first in local and more recently in overseas congresses. They ran the North Eastern Bridge Association Congress for a number of years in Otterburn, Consett and Gateshead, an event with a deserved reputation for friendliness. Since 2019, they have worked as hosts and director at EBU overseas congresses in Athens, Sicily and Rome. They even play together occasionally to ensure there are full tables. Chris is an EBU national director who also teaches others the art of directing and Linda is a qualified County director.
They both believe that bridge is a great game which is meant to be enjoyed; a holiday is the perfect way of doing that.
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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.
The Villa Pace Park Hotel Bolognese has been in the Semenazto family since 1996, and has been loving restored, and features a new renovated wing which is connected to the main building by panoramic corridors overlooking the park. It boasts delightful rooms with classical and modern furnishings with feature parquet floors, and an elegant lounge and restaurant.
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