The 11th season of the popular bridge festival is under way. In this page you can find detailed information on the tournament schedule, the venue and accommodation and other happenings. In any case do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification/extra information!
Traditionally the tournaments of the festival have been the Open Pairs, the Swiss Teams and the Mixed Pairs. This year is no exception and the week starts with the Open Pairs, the event that attracts the highest participation. It is a 3-session pairs’ event with match-point scoring across the field and it will be played from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 August 2016, with one session every day.
The second event is the Mixed Pairs which is also a match points event, this one takes place over two sessions from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 August 2016.
The schedule of the festival is rounded up with the Teams event. This is played in a Swiss format (and appropriately selected Danish rounds) in 2 sessions, Thursday 25 & Friday 26 August 2016 and its completion marks the end of the festival.
Random generated computer hands will be used throughout the festival and top pairs will be seeded. Hand records will be provided at the completion of each session and top tables’ play in the teams event will be broadcasted on the Internet.
Moreover, for the Open Pairs & Mixed Pairs tournament barometer scoring will be available.
Entry fees are as follows:
|Open Pairs||100 € per person|
|Mixed Pairs||60 € per person|
|Swiss Teams||75 € per person|
Special discounts on the prices above are provided for juniors and for active members of Hellenic Bridge Federation.
Not yet tired of playing bridge after the main events?
Evening friendly tournaments will be open to anybody, 10E per person, 60% of the jackpot to the prize pool with scrambled formula. Every day 4 lucky players will be randomly selected to play in the evening friendly tournament and spend a night of great bridge with small international rising stars!
We will be waiting for you every afternoon by the pool to discuss the most complicated hands of the previous night!
The venue for the 11th Greek Islands festival is once again the superb 5-star Sheraton Rhodes Resort. At the Hotel you can find 3 restaurants, 1 café, 2 bars, a private sandy beach (the only one awarded a Blue Flag on the west side of the island) with free use of towels, umbrellas and sun beds, 3 large outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pools, fitness area spa/massage centers, ball courts - 1 for tennis, 2 for squash and 1 for basketball - mini market and shopping area, ATM and Wireless Internet in the hotel’s meeting spaces and a fully operating Business Center. Throughout the day accompanying children from 4-12 years, can enjoy the activities of the Kid’s Club. This year, the organizing team has managed to offer a fantastic package for the whole week, 650 € per person!
We have arranged for special accomodation prices, exclusively for the full package, for bridge players. please contact:
Ms. Zoi Bitsaxi
Phone: 0030 22410 57546
Fax: 0030 22410 57541
Alternatively, accommodation can be provided at nearby hotels at lower rates. Please contact us to provide useful information and facilitate the search.
Special Events / Excursion
During the week of the festival the following special events will be held:
Opening reception – Welcome drink
One hour prior to the start of the 1st session, a welcome reception will be held at the Sheraton veranda with the unique view. It will provide a wonderful opportunity to meet the other players in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and enjoy a drink before the play begins.
In the middle of the festival week, an excursion is organized as to provide the participants with the opportunity to view some of the magnificent landscapes of Rhodes. Usually the excursion is by boat, when a trip around a few of the most beautiful beaches in the east coast of the island is run. If the weather permits –and it usually does at this time of year- swimming in the open sea, dives from aboard, a marvelous lunch and lots of drinks create a fantastic atmosphere and a memorable experience.
Gala Dinner - Awards Ceremony
The closing event of the festival is held on the last night, 26th of August 2016, in the beautiful terrace around Sheraton’s pool. The participants are entertained with a dj set during the marvelous dinner, whereas special events emphasizing on the local ‘color’ like traditional Greek dancing warm up the atmosphere for the peak of night, the awards ceremony. A round of applause accompanies the numerous winners receiving the silver cups and the handsome money awards. Needless to say that the conclusion of the event finds everyone happy, drunk and dancing.
Here you may find additional information that may be handy for the festival week:
Right after your arrival, our team and the registration desk will be waiting for you next to the Sheraton reception desk. A quick registration process that will help us check whether the information provided is accurate, followed by the handover of the welcome gifts and information material will let you speed up the hotel check-in and the delivery of your room.
During registration you will receive a name badge. Please wear your badge as often as possible. Let everybody know you and get to know everybody.
- Find a partner
If you are looking for a partner for one tournament or for the whole week, please let us know. Use the online form in this site or email us in advance and we will try to create the best possible matchup! Use the online form.
- Half - board
If you wish to dine at the hotel for one night or for the whole week, the hotel will be ready to serve you at an extra charge of 18 € per person per meal. Please come at the information desk and let us do the arrangements.
- Hotel check-out
Due to the high season, check-out must be completed until 12:00 noon. If you wish to prolong your stay, please check with the hotel reception if there is such flexibility and if there are any additional charges.
At a small distance from the hotel lies one of the most beautiful Greek casinos, the Rodos Casino. If you wish to visit please check in the information desk for additional details, directions and transport arrangements.
Greek Festival team
Tel: +30 210 67 72 129 (Elisavet Angelakopoulou)
Tel: +30 6932 102 806 (Christina Papadaki)
Fax: +30 210 6772116
Hotel Contact Details:
Phone: 0030 22410 57546
Fax: 0030 22410 57541