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Winning Bridge Tips for the Intermediate Player

Program Number: 13191RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/4/2012 - 11/9/2012;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Price starting at: $699.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Bridge & Other Games
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Enjoy an instructive, illuminating week with fellow bridge players who have mastered the basics and are ready to expand their bidding techniques and declarer play. Instruction includes hand evaluation, competitive bidding, opening leads and defensive bidding. Come and sharpen your bidding and playing skills in the majestic beauty of Georgia’s Jekyll Island.




Highlights

• Learn logical thinking and sound techniques, with emphasis on developing strategy and analysis of the deal to improve both offensive and defensive play.
• Participate in class discussion, learning exercises and individual practice with pre-dealt hands.
• After a day of honing your skills and learning new ones, apply them during lively evenings of play with your fellow participants and new friends.



Activity Particulars

There is minimal standing and walking on this program.



Participants should know bridge basics and fundamentals.




Date Specific Information

11-4-2012

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Georgia College and State University.




Jekyll Island

One of Georgia’s southernmost barrier islands, Jekyll Island has a storied past. At the turn of the century, it hosted an exclusive club that attracted the likes of the Astors, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Much of that world is preserved in a historic district near the riverfront. Today, the island is popular for golfing, fishing and kayaking.



Accommodations
Hotel adjacent to miles of beaches, dunes, woodlands. Minutes away from Jekyll Island’s historic district.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hampton Inn & Suites
  Jekyll Island 5 nights
 Hampton Inn & Suites
Type: Hotel
  Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.
  Contact info: 200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com
  Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.
  Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Approximately $159.00 Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Approximately $159.00 Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 PM in hotel conference room for registration. You will be staying at Hampton Inn & Suites that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 10:30 AM. You will be staying at Hampton Inn & Suites the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Valid photo ID such as driver's license.
  Parking availability:
Free parking at the hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Jekyll Island
  Nearest city or town:  Brunswick, GA
  Nearest highway: U.S. Highway 17
  Nearest airport:  Jacksonville Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Jekyll Island
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Jekyll Island/Jacksonville, FL

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
A2B Transport
phone: 912-233-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approcimately $90.00 for two people, $20.00 for each additional person.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113 and MAX Transport 912-634-7749.

 

Jekyll Island/Brunswick, GA

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Premier $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 

Jekyll Island/Brunswick

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Premier $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 
Driving Directions
  From the North Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 29 At Exit 29 take U.S. Highway 17 North approximately 5 miles Turn right on to Jekyll Island Causeway Travel across causeway approximately 6 miles to Jekyll Island until road "T's" in front of Convention Center (Beachview Drive) Turn right on to Beachview Drive and travel approximately 2 miles to hotel on left.
  From the South (Florida) Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 29 At Exit 29 take U.S. Highway 17 North approximately 5 miles Turn right on to Jekyll Island Causeway Travel across causeway approximately 6 miles to Jekyll Island until road "T's" in front of Convention Center (Beachview Drive) Turn right on to Beachview Drive and travel approximately 2 miles to hotel on left.
Elevation Note: Elevation is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements: Bring cards.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration and Orientation!
(Sunday, November 4)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Hampton Inn. Registration and orientation to follow.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Orientation and play a few hands of bridge.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture, tourney and supervised play.
(Monday, November 5)
   
 Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.
 Morning: Intermediate bridge class is taught by a Gold Life Master. Suit bidding, opening bidding, responses and rebids.
 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: Supervised bridge play and duplicate boards.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Intermediate bridge instruction and supervised play at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture, tourney and supervised play.
(Tuesday, November 6)
   
 Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.
 Morning: Notrump Bidding and Play, The Staymen Convention, and Play Of The Hand.
 Lunch: Lunch.
 Afternoon: Supervised bridge play and duplicate boards.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Intermediate bridge instruction and supervised play.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture and supervised play.
(Wednesday, November 7)
   
 Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.
 Morning: Leads & Signals.
 Lunch: Lunch.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore the island or conference room open for bridge play.
 Dinner: One dinner is excluded to enjoy on your own in award winning restaurants
 Evening: Enjoy your free evening or bridge play in the conference room.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture, tourney and supervised play.
(Thursday, November 8)
   
 Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.
 Morning: Competitive Bidding, Takeout Doubles, and Overcalls.
 Lunch: Lunch.
 Afternoon: Supervised bridge play and duplicate boards.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Supervised bridge play.
   
Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Intermediate and Duplicate Bridge lecture.
(Friday, November 9)
   
 Breakfast: Hot breakfast bar at the hotel.
 Morning: Preemptive bidding and putting it all together.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Jekyll Island General Overview
Jekyll 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: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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