Experience your most memorable vacation in Greece on the magnificent island of Rhodes while playing Bridge with world champion Fulvio Fantoni. Rhodes: a place where forest-clad mountains tower over a sparkling blue sea, where history and legend rub shoulders with the best of all modern amenities for leisure and which has been known for 2000 years as the island of the sun. Enjoy your stay at the Hilton Rhodes Resort (where tournaments will take place) or at the Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes. Both hotels are among the most luxurious hotels on the island. The hotels, very close to each other (3 minutes walking), are ideally placed - just one kilometer from the center of Ixia and four kilometers of Rhodes town, within easy reach of all major attractions and sporting facilities. All rooms have private balconies with sea or mountain view, satellite/pay TV, direct dial telephone, in-room safe, mini fridge, hairdryer and individually controlled air-conditioning. There are non-smoking areas and rooms, facilities for children and good access for people with special needs. Both hotels have their own beach privately managed water sports center, a fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts, squash courts, outdoor fresh water pools, with an additional paddling pool for young guests.
During the week will take place the "GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL", including an open pairs tournament, a mixed pairs tournament and a team tournament, with a total prize of over € 50,000 in money and objects.
All persons can participate to the festival tournaments, but only the persons that will book the stay through our organization can take part to all other events (ex: bridge lessons, friendly night tournaments, welcome cocktail, gala dinner, excursion offered by our sponsor). The entry fee for the festival tournaments will be for each person € 90.00 for the open pairs tournament and € 60.00 for the mixed pairs tournament and for the team tournament.
In addition to the prize pools, winners will be awarded Italian and Greek Federation Masterpoints. As a bonus for enrolling in the Bridge Vacation package, you will be eligible for a daily drawing to play with Fulvio Fantoni in the friendly night pairs tournaments.
Bridge Festival Tournaments will be held every day at 16.30 and Friendly Night Tournaments at 21.30. Entree fee for Friendly Night Tournaments will be € 8.00 and 60% of the incomings in prize pools.
From 15.00 to 16.00 time dedicated to Fulvio´s Class to discuss the most interesting hands played during tournaments. Vincenzo Delle Cave, responsable for BBO ITALIA, will be available to satisfy your curiosity concerning the spectacular Bridge Base Online community and the most famous computer bridge programs.
All the tournaments are directed by the International Tournament Directors Dimitris Ballas and Ruggero Venier. All Festival tournaments will be broadcasted on Bridge Base Online Vugraph by BBO ITALIA staff.
Participation fee per person
Participation fee for each person is € 700.00 and includes: Double occupancy with breakfast Private beach with umbrellas and lounge chairs Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner Bridge Lessons with Fulvio Fantoni One excursion offered by our sponsor Transfers to and from the airport
Supplements and reductions Supplement for half board € 100.00 Supplement for single room € 400.00 (limited rooms) Supplement for Sea View Room € 150.00 for room (limited rooms) Supplement for family room € 280.00 Supplement for Junior Suite Sea View (King size bed and sofa bed): € 1,900.00 for room 3rd adult: € 500.00 (same prize for bb or half board solution) 3rd or 4th child (from 2 to 12 years): € 182.00 (same prize for bb or half board solution) 3rd or 4th kid (from 13 to 18 years): € 227.50 (same prize for bb or half board solution)
Further All vacation participants will be automatically registered for the BBO private bridge club "Bridge Vacations with Fantoni" so they can continue to play bridge online with Fulvio Fantoni during the year
Cancellation The advance payment will not be returned in the event of cancellation after the 1st of August
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 31st 19.00 Welcome Cocktail, staff and schedule introduction 21.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION)
Monday September 1st 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 21.30 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Tuesday September 2nd 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN PAIRS TOURNAMENT (3rd SESSION) 21.30 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Wednesday September 3rd 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN MIXED PAIRS TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION) 21.30 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Thursday September 4th 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OPEN MIXED PAIRS TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 21.30 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Friday September 5th 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL TEAM TOURNAMENT (1st SESSION) 21.30 Friendly night Pairs Tournament
Saturday September 6th 15.00 - 16.00 Bridge Lesson with Fulvio Fantoni 16.30 GREEK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL TEAM TOURNAMENT (2nd SESSION) 21.30 Tournament Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Sunday September 7th 12.00 Check out time is 12.00