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.
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.
Click here to view the invitation letter.
How to get there
|By car:||Getting to Bishopscup by car is very easy. The tournament site is located right next to exit 80 (St. Gallen-Winkeln) of off highway A1/E60. Parking for cars, buses and motorhomes is available right next to the pitch and upon arrival, teams will receive free parking permits for the whole weekend.|
|By train & bus:||
Take the train to St. Gallen main station. Exit to the front, where you can find the bus station. Take bus number 151 towards Gossau. Exit at the bus stop “St. Gallen Arena”.
Take the train to St. Gallen-Winkeln. Exit the train and walk north towards the big football stadium. The tournament venue is right behind it. The whole walk takes about 10 minutes.
The closest airports to St. Gallen are Zurich (ZRH), Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (BSL) and Friedrichshafen (FDH). Flights from all major European cities can be found online for about 100€ - 200€.
To get from the airport to St. Gallen you can use public transportation. Please inform us of your arrival time, as soon as you know your flight details, and we will gladly help you with planning your trip from the airport all the way to the tournament site.
Direct trains from Zurich Airport to St. Gallen run twice an hour. The cost for a one-way ticket is 30 CHF per person. You can also get a group ticket; if you’re 10 people, one person rides for free.
Trains from Basel EuroAirport to St. Gallen (via Basel main station) run twice an hour. The cost for a one-way ticket is 60 CHF per person.
The ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn runs once an hour. The cost for a one-way ticket is 10.20 CHF / 9.20 EUR per person.Trains from Romanshorn to St. Gallen run twice an hour. The cost for a one-way ticket is 10 CHF per person.
Gründenmoos Sports Facilities, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The Gründenmoos sports facilities are a state-of-the-art infrastructure offering large covered stages with a direct view on the pitches, suitable to all weather conditions. Warm showers, changing rooms and toilets are available. On-site camping is available free of charge. So feel free to bring your camping gear.
Please make sure to bring shoes with plastic cleats and not only metal studs. If the weather is extremely bad, some of the games might have to be moved to an artificial pitch. You will not be allowed to play on this pitch with metal studs.
We are always trying to reduce the amount of garbage we produce. Please don't bring big crates of glass bottles or other large containers. If you bring your own beer, bring cans that can be recycled and take up less space.
The participation cost per team is 420 CHF/380 EUR. Benefit from a discounted fee of 390 CHF/360 EUR if you pay before 31st of March 2018. The fee includes free breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner on Saturday for 15 players. The deadline for signing up is the 3rd of June 2018.
The money is to be transferred into following account:
St. Galler Kantonalbank
In favor of:
Please note that transfer of the full amount is required to complete the reservation.
If your team has to withdraw from the tournament, please let us know in time. If you withdraw earlier than 4 weeks before the tournament, we can refund you the full fee. In case of withdrawal between 4 -2 weeks before the tournament, we will refund 50% of the fee. After this point, we will not refund any money anymore.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the organizing committee.
RFC The Bishops St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland 9000
Bishopscup organizing committee