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 • Torquay


Torquay (pop. 60,000), a well-known resort town in Devonshire, is situated on terraced hills above Tor Bay on the English Channel, 267 km southwest of London.


Torquay was founded in 1196. Romans, Celts, Saxons, and Normans have successively occupied the site. After the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, one Spanish galley was towed to Torquay. The ‘Spanish Barn’ where Armada prisoners were held, is a tourist attraction, as are ruins of the 12th-century Tor Abbey. William of Orange landed at Torquay in 1688 before ascending the throne as William III.

Torquay is known as the English Riviera and became popular as a holiday resort during the 19th century. It suffered extensive bombing damage in World War II.

 • Venue


The Riviera Centre is one of England’s finest purpose built conference complexes which, since its opening in 1987, has staged many prestigious national and international events.

The Centre provides ample space for all tournament operations. In addition, there is a pleasant area where lunch and dinner will be served to the participants every day.

A leisure swimming pool and jaccuzzi, as well as a fully equipped health suite are also available under the same roof.

 • Reservations

Accommodation for the participants will be offered in small private hotels, within walking distance of the Riviera Centre.

Participants will be lodged in double rooms with en-suite facilities, at a rate of £35.25 per person per night. There is also a limited number of rooms available at £28.00, which have been reserved for teams who mostly need them.

Broadfields, Bicester Road
Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

 44-1296-317 220

The above rates are on a full-board basis. English breakfast will be provided at the hotel, while lunch and dinner will be served at the venue.

Accommodation in single and 3-bedded rooms is available upon request.

Information on room reservations will be provided by the organizers.

Room reservations must be made by 31 May 2002.

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