June 16/17/18 2017, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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Dear rugby enthusiasts,

It is with great excitement that we invite you to take part in the “Bishopscup 2017”, which will be hosted for the 23rd time by the Rugby Football Club The Bishops St. Gallen. We proudly look back at Bishopscup’s successful history ever since this great tournament started back in 1995.

Over the years, the Bishopscup has steadily developed to be Switzerland's biggest rugby tournament and has attracted international sides from many countries around Europe and North America. Participants have enjoyed the unique combination of competition, sportsmanship and the sociability of an extensive third half, unique to Bishopscup. All of this is set in a perfect location. 

It is therefore no surprise that numerous teams have consistently returned over the years honoring us with their presence time and time again. For many teams, the Bishopscup is the finishing highlight of their rugby season. 

So do not miss out and be part of the 23rd edition of this great tournament. To do so, simply fill in the online registration form. If you require further information that is not provided on the website, feel free to send us an email to bishopscup@bishops.ch.


About the tournament

The Bishopscup is a 10-a-side rugby tournament consisting of two categories. The Cindy Trophy for the ladies and the Bishopscup for the gentlemen. Experienced referees from the London Society of Rugby Union Referees will be in action whereby the rules of the IRB apply. The preliminary matches last 2 x 10 minutes, the finals 2 x 15 minutes.

The participation cost per team is 380 CHF/315 EUR. This fee includes free breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner on Saturday for 15 players. You can sign up 2 teams of the same gender and club for 480 CHF/400 EUR. The deadline for signing up is the 4th of June 2017.


Impressions of our tournament



The City of St. Gallen

The history of the city traces back to the 7th century. Today, St. Gallen is the cultural and economic center of Eastern Switzerland. Famous landmarks include the Abbey of St. Gallen, the convent and library, which is one of the richest and oldest medieval libraries in the world. The Abbey and its surroundings are been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983. Around 1910, St. Gallen really started to flourish. During that period, St. Gallen grew into one of the largest and most important manufacturers and exporters of embroidery. Today, this rich historic heritage is still very much present and can be seen in the impressive architecture, most visible in the lovely old part of the city.


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Contact information:

RFC The Bishops St. Gallen
Bishopscup organizing committee
St. Gallen, Switzerland 9000


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