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Bridge & the Charming Cotswolds

Bridge & the Charming Cotswolds

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Play Bridge & Explore the French Château & Alps

Play Bridge & Explore the French Château & Alps

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Five-Star Bridge at La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique

Five-Star Bridge at La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique

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£995pp
EBU Cretan Congress

EBU Cretan Congress

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Beginners' Bridge Weekend in Yorkshire

Beginners' Bridge Weekend in Yorkshire

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£350pp
Twixmas Bridge at the Oxford Belfry Hotel

Twixmas Bridge at the Oxford Belfry Hotel

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£420pp

Meet the Team

Featuring hosts, teachers and EBU-qualified directors, someone is with you every step of the way on a First for Bridge holiday...

Anne Wright

Anne Wright

Anne is a host who works alongside our directors with the aim of ensuring that everyone enjoys their bridge holiday. She is friendly and approachable and enjoys her bridge, playing in several competitions near her home in Leicestershire. Anne is a qualified bridge director, and she looks forward to welcoming players of all standards.

Anne Wright

Anne Wright

Barry and Maggie Watts

Barry and Maggie Watts

Barry and Maggie Watts are experienced hosts who work alongside our directors to ensure a high-quality holiday. They are retired professionals who have played club bridge for many years, as well as organising bridge events. Barry and Maggie aim to ensure that you have the best holiday whether you come with a partner, in a group or alone.

Barry and Maggie Watts

Barry and Maggie Watts

Chris and Linda Benneworth

Chris and Linda Benneworth

Following successful careers in education, Chris and Linda retired in the late nineties and 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.

Chris and Linda Benneworth

Chris and Linda Benneworth

Christine and Stewart MacFarlane

Christine and Stewart MacFarlane

Christine and Stewart MacFarlane started their own Bridge School and Club in Bath. Together, they have taught and introduced many people to this wonderful game and started running weekends away for their students in 2009. This progressed to running bridge holidays and working on cruise ships as the bridge instructors.

Christine and Stewart MacFarlane

Christine and Stewart MacFarlane

Colin Simcox

Colin Simcox

Colin Simcox is an EBU Panel Director who can be seen at many events, especially across the West Country and Wales. He was fortunate to learn bridge whilst at school, now some 40 years ago. Colin has been playing regularly ever since and has represented Somerset in the Tollemache Cup on many occasions, as well as the Corwen Trophy and Pachabo.

Colin Simcox

Colin Simcox

Dom Rayner

Dom Rayner

Dom is a professional bridge player and coach, who has taken great joy in teaching everyone from brand new players all the way up to experts. He still loves it to this day! Whether you are a complete beginner, or more advanced, Dom is sure you will love learning bridge with him. Give it a try!

Dom Rayner

Dom Rayner

Eddie and Kathy Williams

Eddie and Kathy Williams

Eddie and Kathy have been playing bridge for over 30 years. For the last 20 years, they have been lucky enough to have bridge as their occupation, running bridge holidays, teaching bridge, organising county events, directing tournaments locally, county wide and nationally. Both are on the national panel of the EBU tournament directors.

Eddie and Kathy Williams

Eddie and Kathy Williams

Gary and Lesley Conrad

Gary and Lesley Conrad

Gary and Lesley have been hosting bridge holiday events for many years They enjoy these events, socialising, and caring for the guests, and always strive to ensure that our guests have a wonderful holiday experience. Gary is a senior EBU panel director and chief tournament director for Hertfordshire, and Lesley is the social expert.

Gary and Lesley Conrad

Gary and Lesley Conrad

Hilary and David Powell

Hilary and David Powell

First for Bridge hosts Hilary and David Powell are looking forward to making your bridge holiday restful and enjoyable. They play bridge regularly at several local bridge clubs and in county competitions. David has represented Kent on several occasions in the annual Metropolitan Cup, and they are on the committee of Bromley North Bridge Club.

Hilary and David Powell

Hilary and David Powell

Jacky Baker

Jacky Baker

Jacky has wonderful memories of working on bridge holidays over the years. She has been playing bridge for as long as she can remember and has many triumphs at congresses around the country. She also plays for her county of Somerset. Jacky is looking forward to meeting new and old friends on her next holiday.

Jacky Baker

Jacky Baker

James and Jane Tullett

James and Jane Tullett

Jane brings her organisational and interpersonal skills to the forefront to make an excellent hosting team with her husband James. James has been playing bridge for over 30 years and is regularly picked for his county. Jane and James have travelled extensively in recent years to explore exotic parts of the world, such as Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

James and Jane Tullett

James and Jane Tullett

John and Sarah Barker

John and Sarah Barker

Passionate about bridge, John is a fully qualified professional bridge teacher and runs his own bridge club where he also teaches. He plays regularly for Norfolk and is either playing or teaching bridge nearly every day of the week. Sarah brings her people skills and organisation to help make sure everyone has a fabulous holiday.

John and Sarah Barker

John and Sarah Barker

Maggie Pyner

Maggie Pyner

Maggie has played bridge for over forty years, being a life master and playing at county level representing Norfolk, with her late husband John where they moved to for their retirement. She is a panel director for the EBU and has run bridge congresses all over the country, alongside holidays abroad and cruises.

Maggie Pyner

Maggie Pyner

Mark Hooper

Mark Hooper

Mark is a bridge Premier Life Master, having played competitively for over 30 years. After retiring from a career in IT, Mark has been able to indulge his passion for bridge. He is an EBU-qualified tournament director, and an EBU-accredited bridge teacher, teaching beginners at his local bridge club.

Mark Hooper

Mark Hooper

Nigel Durie

Nigel Durie

Nigel and his wife, Pauline, have been playing bridge in the Darlington area for the past 35 years and have always been involved with the day-to-day running of local clubs and in organising local competitions. They have been with First for Bridge for the last seven years and ensure that guests have a very enjoyable experience.

Nigel Durie

Nigel Durie

Ro Kaye

Ro Kaye

Ro enjoys playing bridge at her local club, Cheltenham. She has been chairman there and run the Congress Committee for several years too. She is actively involved in EBEDD as child protection officer and loves participating in the local youth teaching scheme as well as being one of the organisers of the Junior Spring Camp.

Ro Kaye

Ro Kaye

Sarah Amos

Sarah Amos

Sarah is the third generation of her family to be hooked on bridge, following after her mother and grandparents. She started playing over 35 years ago and began teaching and directing not long after. She is probably best known as a top-level Tournament Director in both Wales and England.

Sarah Amos

Sarah Amos

Recent Blog Posts

Posted by Maddey at First for Bridge Favourite First for Bridge Holiday Memories with James and Jane Tullett Tuesday 6th February 2024

Our first experience working together as bridge host and director was a fantastic introduction to First for Bridge holidays. We had a wonderful week in Croatia, and the fish lunch on board our local boat excursion was particularly memorable due to the vision of our lovely septuagenarian ladies sipping wine from pint pots, as this was the only size of glass available. Needless to say, the bridge was entertaining that evening! Our first bridge holiday was great fun; we met some wonderful people, who have subsequently become regular guests and now friends.

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Posted by Maddey at First for Bridge The Ins and Outs of the EBU Venetian Congress with Chris Benneworth Tuesday 6th February 2024

First for Bridge run a range of different bridge holidays, from holidays for beginners to English Bridge Union overseas congresses where the bridge is more serious but played in friendly setting. This is the story of the most recent EBU overseas congress, held near Venice in October 2023.

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Posted by Maddey at First for Bridge Sarah Amos’ Advice for Singletons Tuesday 6th February 2024

So you’ve decided on a First for Bridge holiday, and you’ve pored over the brochure and picked your ideal destination. After weeks of anticipation, you arrive at the hotel to be greeted by a lovely, friendly director and hosts and, as you’ve come on your own, you have just been introduced to a prospective new partner. This must be what a blind date feels like!

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