Monday 29th October – Saturday 3rd November 2018

Director: Marc Van Beijsterveldt

Bookings and contacts
Places are limited and we recommend booking early to guarantee your place. Booking MUST be made in
advance as it is unlikely we will be able to cater for individuals or pairs that turn up without a booking.
To book each event please complete the attached form or contact Hotel Quinta Jacintina. 00351 289 350090 or
Cash or Cheques please make payable to Sally Roberts – c/o Quinta Jacintina, Urb. Quinta Jacintina, Apartado
3324,8135 – 025 Almancil. If you are unable to pay by cheques or cash and wish to pay by an alternative
method please contact Sally Roberts
We hope you are free to join us for one or more of the sessions that will suit serious and not so serious bridge
players of all standards. All entries will be acknowledged and directions provided on request.
Hotel Quinta Jacintina are pleased to offer you bed and breakfast in a double or twin room at a special rate of
75€ per night per room. We will be pleased to help negotiate preferential rates in other hotels on your behalf.

Card Game



Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships,[1] with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.[2] Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the world’s most popular card games, particularly among seniors.[3][4] The World Bridge Federation (WBF) is the governing body for international competitive bridge, with numerous other bodies governing bridge at the regional level.

The game consists of several deals,[5] each progressing through four phases. The cards are dealt to the players, and then the players auction or bid to take the contract, specifying how many tricks the partnership receiving the contract (the declaring side) needs to take to receive points for the deal. During the auction, partners communicate information about their hand, including its overall strength and the length of its suits, although conventions for use during play also exist. The cards are then played, the declaring side trying to fulfill the contract, and the defenders trying to stop the declaring side achieving its goal. The deal is scored based on the number of tricks taken, the contract, and various other factors which depend to some extent on the variation of the game being played.[6