David Ruelle of Belgium beat Malta's Joe Mifsud 2-0 in the Grand Prix Final
 

2005 Belfast International Grand Prix
Saturday 14th May 2005, 9am


W5 Discovery Centre, Odyssey, Belfast


W5 is the first interactive discovery centre of its kind in Ireland. It opened in March 2001 and has become one of Northen Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is part of Odyssey, Northern Ireland's landmark Millenium Project, which also features a purpose built Arena, Pavilion area with bars, restaurants and an Imax theatre. The event will take place in the BT Atrium on Level 2 of W5.

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There will also be a Subbuteo Penalty Flick Competition from 2pm-4pm to get the general public and spectators involved.

DATE:
Saturday 14th May 2005, Starting 9:30am sharp
(Registration 9am)

VENUE:
W5 Discovery Centre
Odyssey, 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ
Tel: 028 9046 7700
Directions

COMPETITION MANAGER:
Simon Stewart

CATEGORIES & FEES
Open: 10, Veteran: 7, Under 19: 7, Under 15: 5, Female: 5. This includes free entry into
W5

Due to time restrictions, entrants for the Open category may not enter any other category.
There will be a Plate for players eliminated from
Open groups.

CONFIRMED ENTRANTS
Top Belgian players, David Ruelle, Olivier Pere and Laurent Goor have confirmed their attendance. Pere is no stranger to Northern Ireland, having reached the Semi-Final of the
1994 International Open in Bangor. Other high-ranking entrants include World No.1, Eric Verhagen from Holland, Malta's Massimo Cremona, plus England's Phil Redman and Darren Clarke.

TRAVEL
Belfast City Airport is only 2 miles from the venue.
Taxis available at the exit. No need to pre-book. Journey time to venue - 10 minutes.

Belfast International Airport is 15 miles from the venue. There is an airbus which
brings you to Belfast City Centre. It costs 6 and takes about 40 min.
Get off at Laganside Bus Centre which is the closest station to the venue.

..... or get taxi ..... standard 4-seater taxis are waiting as passengers come off the plane. No advance booking required. Cost from Airport to W5,Odyssey (the venue) is 24. Journey time 30 minutes.

If you need a 7-seater taxi, you will need to book in advance. Telephone 07801 016148.
Cost 36.

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION
Jurys Inn - City Centre, 78 per twin room | Directions | Map
Express By Holiday Inn - near City Centre, 59 per twin room | Map
Park Avenue Hotel - near Belfast City Airport, 95 per twin room | Map
Park Plaza Hotel - beside Belfast International Airport, 35 single room, 60 twin room | Map

Alternative accommodation at the following links:
Discover Northern Ireland
GotoBelfast.com

ENTERTAINMENT
Barry Spence's Guide to Belfast Nightlife

DUBLIN GRAND PRIX Sunday 15th May 2005
This will take place on the day after the Belfast Grand Prix. Email
Gary Moore to enter.

There is a train from Belfast Central Station to Dublin Connolly Station, departing at 20:10 on the Saturday evening, journey time 2 hours. Alternatively, a bus leaves Belfast Europa Bus Centre at 20:15, arriving in Dublin 3 hours later. There will be also be some places available in cars, although space will be limited. Let us know in advance if you require this. First come, first served.

Trains - Belfast (Central Station) & Dublin (Connolly Station) are linked by 8 trains daily in both directions (5 on Sundays). The 'Enterprise' express train takes 2 hours. Standard fares are 23 / €33 one way and 33 / €48 round trip (valid one month). Cheap day returns are also available for 25 / €35 (except Fridays & Sundays). Timetable

Buses - Ulsterbus Goldline Express Service, departing from Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Day Return Fare : Belfast–Dublin : 14.50
Period Return : 17.90 Adult (valid for 1 month) Children 10.80; Student 14.50
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Odyssey, Belfast