"Land of St. Francis", Assisi is a little town situated in Subasio Mountain's valley, in the center of green Umbria. It is rich in history, art and popular traditions. Enjoy your stay in this enchanting town playing bridge with the World Champion and World Grand Master Fulvio Fantoni. Vincenzo Delle Cave, responsible for BBO ITALIA, will be available to satisfy your curiosity concerning the spectacular Bridge Base Online community. The Grand Hotel Assisi offers to its clientele a large variety of services: indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and a congress centre of more than 1.000 square metres. Tourneys and bridge lessons will be held in this venue. The cuisine is based on a meticulous search for typical regional dishes in order to rediscover the flavours of the past, ranging from homemade pasta and untainted olive oil to the delicious truffles that abound in this region. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, minibar, telephone, wireless internet connection. Afternoon and evening daily bridge tournaments are scheduled. All the participants may enter a draw. The one selected will play a tournament with Fulvio. Every day Fulvio will comment the most interesting deals played during the tournaments. A Piano bar in the evening, tourist trips in Assisi and its spectacular outskirts, dancing New Year all make for an unforgettable vacation.
Participation fee per person
Participation fee for each person is € 725.00 and includes: Double occupancy with full board including beverages Welcome cocktail and gala dinner on New Year's Eve Comments of played deals by Fulvio Fantoni
Further: In addition all vacation participants will be registered for the BBO private bridge club "Bridge Vacation with Fantoni" to have the chance to play bridge online with Fulvio during the year.
In the fee is not included: Participation in trips organized by the hotel subscription fee for bridge tournaments (€ 8 per player)
Supplements and reductions Supplements for single room € 175.00 (limited rooms) Supplement per suite € 300.00 per person (4 suites are available) 3° child (from 2 to 12 years) in double room € 300.00 discount 3° adult in double room € 150.00 discount 3° child (from 0 to 2 years) in double room FREE
Booking For booking and information phone to the mobile: 0039 349 2998146, or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A deposit of € 200.00 should be sent to the hotel at the time of booking, the balance will be paid in the hotel.
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
THU DECEMBER 27th 07.00pm - 07.30pm Welcome Cocktail, staff presentation and layout of the weekly program 09.30pm - 12.00pm Pairs' Tournament
FRI DECEMBER 28th 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: BASICS TO CONNECT TO BBO 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.30pm - 12.00pm Pairs' Tournament
SAT DECEMBER 29th 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: BBO - ADVANCED FUNCTIONS 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.30pm - 12.00pm Pairs' Tournament
SUN DECEMBER 30th 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: INTRODUCTION TO "BRIDGE MASTER 2000" 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.30pm - 12.00pm Teams Patton Tournament
MON DECEMBER 31st 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: INTRODUCTION TO "DEEP FINESSE" 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.00pm ...... NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AND LIVE MUSIC
TUE JANUARY 1st 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: INTRODUCTION TO "JANNERSTEN'S COLLECTION" 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.30pm - 12.00pm Pairs' Tournament
WED JANUARY 2nd 03.30pm - 04.00pm Computer Bridge and the BBO Corner with Vincenzo: INTRODUCTION TO "PLAY BRIDGE WITH REESE" 04.00pm - 05.00pm Discussion on the hands played during the tournament - with Fulvio 05.15pm - 07.45pm Pairs' Tournament 09.30pm - 12.00pm Tournament "TROFEO ANGELINI" broadcast on BBO VUGRAPH 12.00pm PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY
THU JANUARY 4th 11.00am Check out within 11.00am
The subscription fee to each tournament is € 8,00 for each player. All tournaments are valid to obtain FIGB points: at the end of each tournament you can connect to www.fantonivacations.it/assisi and check online the final ranking. Every day, upon the tournament's start, Fulvio's partner will be chosen through draw lots (with the exception of the VUGRAPH tournament, when Fulvio's partner will be the winner of the overall ranking); his would-be partner will pair with Vincenzo. We will set up an overall ranking of the first 11 tournaments, not including the final tournament that will be broadcast on VUGRAPH, which will take into account each player's 8 best results out of all the tournaments played. The first 6 top ranking players will win a prize. The overall ranking will be shown every day in the Tournament room and will be also available at the HELP DESK.
JANUARY 2ND SPECIAL TOURNAMENT "TROFEO ANGELINI" On January 2nd the evening tournament will be broadcast on Bridge Base Online Vugraph. We will partly set up the pairs' layout at table according to the overall ranking at December 31st (after the first 8 weekly tournaments). The overall ranking top player after December 31st tournament will be Fulvio's partner in the Vugraph tournament, and will sit in NORTH-SOUTH position at the "VUGRAPH" table. The hands played at this table will be broadcast live on BBO. The 2nd top ranking player will be Vincenzo's partner and will sit in EAST-WEST position at the "VUGRAPH" table so that he will play at Fulvio's table during the first shift of the tournament. Players ranking from 3rd to 10th position are entitled to choose their own partner and can also decide to pick the EAST - WEST position at the tables that will give them the chance to challenge Fulvio at VUGRAPH table during the other shifts of the tournament.
"TOTOVACANZA" is a prize game open to all subscribers to the Bridge Vacation.
The Target of the game All participants will receive some pools coupons that they will fill in with 4 forecasts: the first forecast is who between Fulvio and Vincenzo will score more points in the first 11 weekly tournaments (VUGRAPH tournament is not included); the remaining three forecasts are about who, among all the other players, will score the best score in the overall ranking of the first 11 weekly tournaments.
The jackpot will be awarded to the participant who, besides guessing the winner between Fulvio and Vincenzo, will also forecast the best position in the overall ranking among all the participants to the vacation. The third and fourth forecast will be taken into account only in case that 2 participants will indicate the same names in the first and second forecast.
Rules All participants to the vacation are entitled to fill in the "TotoVacanza" pools coupons. The fee for each coupon is € 10,00 Each participant to the vacation can fill in one or more coupons. Coupons must be handed over to the Tournament Director within Thursday, December 27th at 11:00pmm The jackpot of the game consists of 100% of the amount cashed.
Jackpot awarding Jakpot will be awarded to the participant who will guess - first of all - the winner of the challenge between FULVIO and VINCENZO, and consequently will also guess in the following order: 1) In the second forecast the best ranking position (o the top ranking position) in the overall ranking. In case of tie among two or more participants 2) In the third forecast the best ranking position (o the top ranking position) in the overall ranking. In case of further tie 3) In the fourth forecast forecast the best ranking position (o the top ranking position) in the overall ranking and, in case of further tie, the jackpot will be split among the winners. In other words, among all participants who will guess the winner in the challenge between Fulvio and Vincenzo, the jackpot will be assigned to the participant who will also guess the player participating to the bridge vacation with the best ranking position in the overall ranking of the first 11 tournaments (in case of more winners we will check their forecasts for the second and third best ranking player).
How to get
By airplane: Perugia Airport (15 km from the Hotel);
By train: Firenze-Terontola-Perugia-Foligno Station of Assisi/Santa Maria degli Angeli
By car coming from south: a) HIGHWAY A1 DEL SOLE, exit Orte carry on with E 45 in the direction of Perugia - Cesena until Assisi. b) HIGHWAY A14 ADRIATICA, exit Civitanova Marche carry on in the direction of Foligno - Perugia until Assisi.
By car coming from north: a) HIGHWAY A1 DEL SOLE, exit Valdichiana reaching Perugia, carry on in the direction of Cesena (E45) until Assisi. b) HIGHWAY A14 ADRIATICA, exit Cesena (150 Km from Assisi), carry on in the direction of Perugia (E45) until Assisi.
By car coming from Ancona: E45 in the direction of Cesena-Orte, at the fork Perugia-Foligno carry on in the direction of Foligno until Assisi.