Schapiro Spring Foursomes

The Hilton Hotel, Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon, CV34 6RE, 4th – 8th May 2018

The venue for 2018 (a one-off) is confirmed as Hilton Hotel, Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon

Welcome to the Schapiro Spring Foursomes!

The Spring Fours is one of the great events in the English calendar. The principal event the Schapiro Trophy has become one of the toughest events in domestic bridge. It is run on double-elimination lines over nine sessions each of 32 boards.

A secondary event, the Punchbowl, is open to teams eliminated before Sunday evening. It has a round-robin qualifier followed by a mini knockout. The Hamilton Cup is a more relaxed event for teams seeking a game on Bank Holiday Monday.

Due to the generous sponsorship arrangement in place for this event, prizes are approximately twice the normal EBU value (e.g. approx £1,600 - £2,000 for the winning team based on the typical size of the original entries). We wish to express our gratitude to Mrs Helen Schapiro in supporting this most prestigious event in this way, and in donating a trophy in the name of her husband, the late, and truly great, Boris Schapiro.

It is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

2018 Reports:

During the 2018 event Brian Senior wrote reports on some of the boards from the competition. They are available through the results page.

2018 Holders:

Schapiro Trophy: Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, Graham Osborne, David Gold & Mike Bell
Punchbowl: Janet de Botton, David Bakhshi, Thomas Charlesen, Thor Erik Hoftaniska, Artur Malinowski, Dror Padon
Hamilton Cup: David Jones, Julian Pottage, Simon Richards, Peter Shelley & Trevor Ward

Timetable

Day

Times

Description

Friday 04th May

7.45pm

Session 1

Sat - Mon

10.30am and 4.00pm

32-board matches

Tuesday 8th May

10.30am

Schapiro Finals

Entry Fees

Entries close on Monday 30th April 2018

The EBU reserves the right to close entry at 48 teams

£500 per team

Full Event

£108

Hamilton Cup only

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed. Awards in the main event reflect its prestigious nature.

Agreements

Level 5 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

The venue for 2018 is a one-off change from the usual venue. It will be at the Hilton Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon.

A number of rooms are reserved for booking at this negotiated rate for a limited period of time. Any unbooked rooms are usually released for booking by the general public a few weeks before the event. Thereafter rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. Likewise if all allocated rooms are booked then rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. To ensure rooms are available at the negotiated rate please book as early as possible.

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service: call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246, or use their online reservation form.

Junction 15, M40 A429 Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6RE. Telephone 01926 499555

This hotel is 7 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, and only 2 miles from the centre of Warwick.

2018 rates: B&B - £72 sharing, £85 (double for single use); DBB - £79.95 sharing, £94.95 single (double for single use); Price per person
Deluxe Room Upgrade +£25pppn
Lunch £10pp (soup, sandwiches, chips) pre-order

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