Schapiro Spring Foursomes (postponed)

Hilton Hotel, Warwick, CV34 6RE, 7th - 11th May 2020

COVID-19 crisis:

Due to the current situation, this event's final and regional finals have now been cancelled.

Welcome to the Schapiro Spring Foursomes!

Please note that the details on this page have changed, both in terms of dates and venue, due to the recent change in the date of the bank holiday.

Please send all entries via email to

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, will be open to teams eliminated before Saturday 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 Sunday.

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.

2019 Reports:

During the 2019 event Brian Senior wrote reports on some of the boards from the competition. They are available through the results page.

To enter

Please send all entries via email to


Schapiro Trophy: Tom Paske, David Mossop, Justin Hackett, Jason Hackett, Alex Hydes and Ed Jones
Punchbowl: Duncan Happer, Ben Green, Ankush Khandelwal and Ben Norton
Hamilton Cup: Sally Brock, Catherine Curtis, Paul Fegarty & Barry Myers





Thursday 7th May


Session 1

Fri - Sun

10.30am and 4.00pm

32-board matches

Monday 11th May


Schapiro Finals

Entry Fees

Entries close on Friday 26th April 2020

The EBU reserves the right to close entry at 48 teams

£540 per team

Full Event


Hamilton Cup only

Master Points

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


Level 5 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

2020 rates:

7th May 2020
Hilton Hotel Warwick

Double room for sole occupancy
£96.00pp db&b
£81.00pp b&b

Double/Twin shared
£79.00pp db&b
£64.00pp b&b

Please make accommodation bookings through Bridge Overseas by calling 0800 0346 246

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.

Terms and Conditions