“It’s a prestigious tournament and we are fascinated by the idea of spending a bit of time with friends in Shakespeare’s town”. With these words Norberto Bocchi announces the participation of the The Italian Team Lavazza in the 2014 Schapiro Spring Foursomes: The event will be held at Stratford on Avon (England) from May 2 – 6, 2014.
The Spring Fours is one of the great events in the English calendar: it is in memory of a great English player, Boris Schapiro. His name first echoed in the world from early 1950s, when he won the European championship and the 1955 Bermuda Bowl, breaking the string of American victories; with him, also there were Terence Reese, Kenneth Konstam, Adam Meredith, Leslie Dodds, Jordanis Pavlides, and the npc Reginald Corwen.
As usual, there will be great champions. Surely this year three 2013 Bermuda Bowl champions will participate in the event. Here you can find the list of registered teams so far: click here »
Format: a full time bridge job, with two 32 board matches per day in a double elimination formula: who wins goes on, who loses has to fight against the other once defeated brothers in order to not become a twice defeat one.
Also there are two team side events: the Punchbowl, a mini knock-out reserved to the teams dropped from the main event after the second defeat, and the Hamilton Cup Swiss Teams, open to all.