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Mark Hooper

3 tours from £595pp

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Mark is a Premier Life Master, having played competitively for over 30 years. He is also an EBU-qualified tournament director.

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 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. While allowing time to play more bridge, he also threw himself in to other aspects such as bridge directing and teaching.

He is an EBU-qualified tournament director, and an EBU-accredited bridge teacher, teaching beginners at his local bridge club. Mark continues to play lots of bridge at a high level, having represented Dorset in major competitions such as the Tollemache, the Corwen and the Pachabo. He can be seen at most of the major bridge congresses across the South of England.

3 Holidays available from £595pp

Premier Bridge

At the entrance of Boka Bay where the Adriatic Sea meets the mountains of Montenegro, the Carine Hotel Kumbor boasts a truly stunning location.

  • 11 nights all-inclusive accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 3 seminars
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions
  • All
    Inclusive
  • Excursions
    Included
  • Spa
    Facilities
  • New
    Venue

Availability:

  • 2024 19th May
  • 2025 18th May
Travel
  • By Air
  • Join Direct
Premier Bridge
New Tour

Take an indulgent bridge holiday at the luxurious, adults-only La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique, with its first-class facilities and service.

  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Mahon Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 weekly seminars
  • Welcome drink and canapés
  • Spa
    Facilities
  • New
    Venue
  • Half
    Board

Availability:

  • 2024 27th September 4th October
  • 2025 26th September 3rd October
Travel
  • By Air
  • Join Direct
Festive Bridge
New Tour

Ring in the New Year in the beautiful city of Bristol! Enjoy a glass of fizz, canapés, and bridge games with your newfound friends.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 seminar
  • Fizz and canapés on New Year's Eve
  • Welcome drink
  • New
    Venue
  • Half
    Board

Availability:

  • 2024 29th December
Travel
  • Join Direct

Meet the
Team

We’ve assembled a fantastic team of directors, hosts and teachers, all dedicated to providing an engaging and supportive bridge-playing environment.

Meet the Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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