Schapiro Spring Foursomes

Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR, 28th April – 2nd May 2017

Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Schapiro Spring Foursomes!

The Spring Fours is one of the great events in the English calendar. Held in Stratford-upon-Avon, 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.

2016 Reports:

During the 2016 event Brian Senior wrote reports on some of the boards from the competition. They are available through the results page.

2016 Holders:

Schapiro Trophy: Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester, David Bakhshi, David Gold & Mike Bell
Punchbowl: Ankush Khandelwal, Toby Nonnenmacher, Ben Norton & Alex Roberts
Hamilton Cup: Kalin Karaivanov, Sandra Penfold, Brian Senior, Nevena Senior & Rumen Trendafilov

Timetable

Day

Times

Description

Friday 28th April

7.45pm

Session 1

Sat - Mon

10.30am and 4.00pm

32-board matches

Tuesday 2nd May

10.30am

Schapiro Finals

Entry Fees

The EBU reserves the right to close entry at 48 teams

£480 per team

Full Event

£104

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 beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the setting for this event and the venue itself is the Crowne Plaza, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR. Telephone: 01789 279988.

This Crowne Plaza hotel was previously part of the Holiday Inn chain, and is the same venue as has been used in previous years

The hotel is located near the town centre and is in a very picturesque riverside setting which adds to the enjoyment of this excellent tournament by providing a lovely area to relax in between sessions.

2017 rates: B&B - £71.50 sharing, £96 single; DBB - £81 sharing, £104 single; Price per person

We understand that rooms at the venue may currently be limited, however we hope that more may be available after 31st March. Bookings can currently be made directly with the hotel. Secondary booking sites (e.g. Expedia) are showing no availabilty on the Saturday night so please book directly (correct as of 10th March 2017).

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