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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.
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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
A B&B option is available upon request.
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.
Parking is available for 90 spaces and charged at £17 for 24 hours.