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EBU Schapiro Spring Foursomes Congress

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, 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 Monday (bank holiday in England). 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.

4 days from £290pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Half-Board accommodation at the 4-star Mercure Holland House Bristol
  • Excellent bridge Facilities
  • 4 days of competitive bridge



7;30pm - Session 1 - 32-board matches or initial round-robins or triangles


10:30am and 4:00pm - Sessions 2-7 - 32-board matches


10:30pm – Punch Bowl 11:30am - Hamilton Cup (Swiss Teams)


10:30am and 4:00pm – Schapiro Semi-Final and Final

EBU UK Congress

EBU UK Congress

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the EBU to provide carefully selected accommodation for their UK and overseas congresses. All UK congresses have an exclusive Green pointed bridge programme, which can be booked directly with the EBU, once your accommodation is booked with First for Bridge.


You will be staying at the 4-star Mercure Holland House for 3 nights. 

The swimming pool is closed for the foreseeable future, so will not be available for use on this tour.

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel

The Mercure Bristol Holland House is a centrally located 4-star hotel, set close to the harbourside and just a 10-minute walk from Bristol city centre. The hotel's unique look shares its connections to the rich industrial and maritime history that the city is renowned for, and is flooded with natural daylight throughout. The on-site restaurant, Urban Bar & Kitchen, offers a vibrant and contemporary atmosphere, serving delicious meals using the finest local produce, and refreshing drinks for those looking to unwind after a day out exploring. For ultimate relaxation and indulgence, guests can enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and fitness suite. Stylish and modern, this superb hotel will ensure your stay is memorable.

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
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