Crete: the largest island in Greece dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. One of the most exquisite destinations in the World, Crete will welcome you with its smiling sun, the sounds of the Cretan lyre, the scents of orange blossom and jasmine, a slice of cool red watermelon and a glass of iced raki. The Festival will be held in the OUT OF THE BLUE CAPSIS ELITE RESORT ллллл, from Sunday 28th August to Saturday 4th September 2011 (the festival closes on Saturday September 3rd during the Awards Ceremony and the Gala Dinner, while Sunday September 4th is day of departure). All the festival activities (games, lessons, and friendly night tournaments) will be held in the hotelТs conference rooms MINOS&LIDA. You are, particularly, invited to enjoy the five stars deluxe resort hotel, which is located on a private peninsula, 20 minutes from the city and the International Airport of Heraklion and next to the traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia. This five star deluxe hotel is ideally situated in the center of the island of Crete, providing easy and quick access to all Ancient Sites for excursions. The property is outstretched over this unique peninsula resembling a Cretan Village and is surrounded by a Botanical Park with beautiful Aegean views, extensive gardens, green pathways, ponds, cascades, a small river, 3 beaches, 7 swimming pools, 9 restaurants, 7 bars and a beautiful, private zoo. The property features 3 private greenhouses and large cultivations where organically-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers are produced and used in all the resortТs restaurants and bars. The лGreek Islands╗ Bridge Festival includes open pairs games, mixed pairs games and teams games, with total amount of awards А 50,000. Anybody is welcome to participate in the УGreek IslandsФ bridge festival. But, please bear in mind that only those who will make their reservations through the authorized organizers will be able to participate in all the events such as bridge lessons, friendly night tournaments, a half day excursion and the gala dinner. The cost of participation per person is А 100 for the open pairs games, А 60 for the mixed pairs games and А 75 for the teams games.
Master points winners will receive prizes from the Greek Bridge Federation. The Bridge Festival will start daily at 17:00 and the Friendly Night Tournaments at 22.00. The entry fee for the friendly night tournaments will be 8А and 60% of the income will be offered to prize pools. Daily commentary of games by Fulvio Fantoni you will be able to watch from 15:00-16:00. International directors will be present during all the tourneys and all Festival tourneys will be transmitted through Bridge Base Online (BBO).
Participation fee per person
Participation fee is €710 and includes Twin/double room occupancy & half board (HB) for seven overnight stays Complete use of all offered services of the hotel Welcome Cocktail Half day excursion Gala dinner, Awards ceremony Transfers to and from the airport / port Gym, fitness centre Use of a fully renovated beach with umbrellas, towels and sun beds Bathrobes and slippers
Supplements and reductions Supplement for single room: € 490 (limited number of rooms) Adult in a triple room will pay € 665 Child 13-18 years old will pay € 350
Prices for Suites in half board: Oasis Bungalow Suite single: € 2.100 Oasis Bungalow Suite double: € 1.200 per person Oasis Bungalow Suite triple: € 1000 per person Cristal Energy One Bedroom Suite single: € 2.500 Cristal Energy One Bedroom Suite double: € 1.400 per person
In order to secure reservations an advance of € 200 per person is required. In the event of cancellation after Friday 29th July 2011 this amount is NON REFUNDABLE. The remaining amount should be deposited by Friday 5th August 2011.
In our holidays
✓ Daily Bridge lesson with Fulvio Fantoni ✓ Afternoon and evening tournaments ✓ For each tournament we randomly draw Fulvio’s partner ✓ Bridgemates are in use and the results are shown in live-time on a megascreen ✓ If you don’t have a partner, you will always find somebody to play with ✓ Vincenzo is available to share information about BBO and Bridge softwares ✓ Overall ranking of all the tournaments, considering the best 6 results of each player.
Plan of the week
Sunday August 28th 20.00 Welcome Cocktail, staff and schedule introduction 21.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION)
Monday August 29th 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lessons by Fulvio Fantoni 17.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 22.00 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Tuesday August 30th 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lessons by Fulvio Fantoni 17.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (3rd SESSION) 22.00 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Wednesday August 31st 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lessons by Fulvio Fantoni 17.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN MIXED PAIRS TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION) 22.00 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Thursday September 1st 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lessons by Fulvio Fantoni 17.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN MIXED PAIRS TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 22.00 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Friday September 2nd 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lessons by Fulvio Fantoni 17.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL TEAM TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION) 22.00 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Saturday September 3rd 15.00 GREEK ISLANDS BRIDGE FESTIVAL TEAM TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 21.30 Tournament Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Sunday September 4th 12.00 Check out time is 12.00