Inter U3A Duplicate Bridge Congress 2014

The 2014 Inter U3A Bridge Congress will be held in the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle on Thursday , November 6th 2014. It is for U3A members only.


1. Coffee/Tea will be served from 9.45 am

2. Playing will start at 11.00 am sharp

3. Buffet Lunch (main course, dessert and coffee) will be served at 1.00 pm

4. Bridge resumes at 2.00 pm

5. Playing will finish at approximately 3.00 pm followed by prize giving and fresh tea/coffee/ biscuits

The cost for the day (tea/coffee/lunch/bridge) will be £21.

If you are interested in taking part in this ‘InterU3A group bridge activity’ contact Tom Young with your name and that of your partner before 8th September.   The fee per pair is £42 payable at the time of booking.

Directions to Marine Hotel Ballycastle (1 to 3 North St, BT54 6BN)

By Car On entering Ballycastle, continue along the road until you reach the seafront. The Marine Hotel is situated on the corner of the Quay Rd and North St. The entrance to the hotel car park is through an arch at the bottom of North St. There is ample free parking both at the hotel and at the seafront on Bayview Rd.

By Train The train leaves Great Victoria St at 8.10 am and arrives in Ballymoney at 9.30 am. Get a taxi from the station*.   The cost per person in a full taxi would be approx £4

If members would like to take the opportunity to stay longer and explore the area The Marine Hotel has given us a special rate for Bed and Breakfast of £60 per double room, reduced from £110 or alternatively there are many B&Bs,… list available from Moyle Tourist Office. Tel no 02820762024

* Ballycastle Taxi Firms Noddy’s Taxis 07746609019 Fast Cabs 07719696402 Styler Inch Taxis 07872182589  Country Cabs  07782387987

NB. If there are any relative beginners or improvers who do not feel like entering the Duplicate competition but would like to come along and enjoy the day you are welcome to come along with your partner and play “Social Bridge” separate from the main competition. There will be sufficient room to do this. The cost for the day will remain the same. Please state when you apply that you do not wish to enter the duplicate bridge competition.

UPDATED 27th September 2014

Booking for the inter-U3A Bridge Tournament is proceeding. Those interested and who have not yet booked are asked to do so, directly with Glens & Dalriada, by 3rd October.