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.
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.
During the 2019 event Brian Senior wrote reports on some of the boards from the competition. They are available through the results page.
Entries are not yet being taken for this event.
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
Fri - Sun
10.30am and 4.00pm
Monday 11th May
The EBU reserves the right to close entry at 48 teams
£540 per team
Hamilton Cup only
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
7th May 2020
Hilton Hotel Warwick
Double room for sole occupancy
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.