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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Beginner’s Bridge, Intermediate Bridge or Advancing Bridge: Choose Your Level on the Golden Isles

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Program #20716RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

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Itinerary for Nov 8 — Nov 13, 2015

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Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 08 - Arrival and Check-in / Registration and Orientati...
Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Holiday Inn Resort. Also, check in with the Road Scholar facilitator and you'll receive a program packet containing your name tag, most up-to-date schedule, and other helpful information. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: We will gather in our private meeting room where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 09 - Notrump Bidding Techniques, Defense and Play.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant. Items include: seasonal fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, yogurt, bacon, sausage, gravy, hash browns, grits, Danish, biscuits, waffles, bagels, toast, and muffins. Choose from coffee, hot tea, milk, and assorted juices to complete your meal.

Morning: Today we study: Notrump Bidding Techniques, Defense and Play. We’ll play, analyze and discuss presorted bridge hands, with minimum lecture. We’ll analyze options such as balanced raises, the Stayman convention and Jacoby transfers. Defensive leads and interference will be evaluated. Your Intermediate bridge class will be taught by a Bronze Life Master.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Play in a mini-bridge tournament with your new friends. You and your partner will play hands based on the building blocks of the morning’s material. Following play, we will analyze the hands together.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Shuffle, play and relax with no set agenda. Consider how today’s lesson fits into your style of play. Your instructor will be on hand to answer questions. We wish to help you achieve your goals in the fascinating world of bridge.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 10 - Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture, tourne...
Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture, tourney and supervised play.

Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: We will continue building confidence as we explore: How to compete in the Bidding? How can you and your partner communicate and compete when the opponents open the bidding? We will consider overcalls and learn how to use takeout doubles, negative doubles and re-doubles.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Mini-bridge tournament with your new friends in a relaxed and social environmet.We’ll play and analyze hands based on the morning’s subject matter. Our mini-tournament will introduce us to some facets of duplicate bridge.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Shuffle, play and relax with no set agenda. Consider the building blocks of today’s activity. It’s a great opportunity for questions.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 11 - Defensive play – Bridge is a Partnership Game Ope...
Defensive play – Bridge is a Partnership Game Opening lead considerations – Eliminate the bad leads, choose from the rest. Then, enjoy the afternoon and evening on your own!

Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: This morning we focus on: Taking Extra Defensive Tricks. We’ll be alert for our partner’s signals such as attitude, count and suit preference. We will evaluate the impact of opening leads between no-trump and suit contracts.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: This is the ideal time to discover the island’s pristine beaches and nature reserves, or pay a visit to the historic district. The conference room will also be open for participants who would prefer to play bridge.

Dinner: One dinner is open for you to explore on your own at award winning local restaurants.

Evening: Enjoy your free evening or bridge play with your new friends in the conference room on your own.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is located on ¼ mile of unobstructed oceanfront property. Recently completing a $17 million renovation to become a Holiday Inn Resort, this hotel is perfect for the business or leisure guest. Our unique location and amenities provide for a relaxing yet stimulating experience on Jekyll Island.

Contact info:
711 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-2211
web: www.hijklresort.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include a flat panel tv, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wifi.

Facility amenities: Amenities include an oceanfront pool and hot tub, poolside tiki bar, on-site bicycle rentals, business center, full service restaurant and bar, state of the art fitness center with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean,and free Wifi to name a few.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $90 plus resort fee and taxes.
Book directly through the Sales Office to receive this rate call.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 12 - How to Compete in Bidding / supervised tourney.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Today we continue: How to Compete in the Bidding? We’ll play and analyze preemptive and weak two bids as well as the strong two club opener. We’ll evaluate actions available to our partner when we preempt. We’ll have some fun playing Michaels and Unusual No-trump hands.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch.

Afternoon: Mini-bridge tournament. We will continue to fine-tune what we learned through play and discussion. After the tourney, spend your free time exploring Jekyll Island.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Bridge tournament. We’ll play a real duplicate game in a relaxed friendly environment. This is a great opportunity to see how games are played in clubs around the world.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 13 - Summary of the week ends the program.
Breakfast: Enjoy our delicious breakfast at Beach House, our on-site restaurant.

Morning: Review and farewell. Bridge is a lifelong game. There are millions of possible hands, each offering its own mystery. You now possess the knowledge and confidence to play with anyone playing the Standard American system. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Jekyll Island
General OverviewJekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Isalnd include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
11 Hands-on experiences

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