Magic: The Gathering

Keith Loveys Memorial


This event is held each year in memory of Keith Loveys who passed away in September 2003 (aged 54).

Keith was known for always coming back from a bar with two pints of ale (this he assured us was only to save time) in honour of this the Keith Loveys Memorial is a drinking tournament where players are required to consume a minimum of 2 pints and 4 units of alcohol per round (there is a soft drink alternative available for those unable or unwilling to consume alcohol).

The winner of this event is not necessarily the best Magic player...

Previous Winners
2003 -  Simon Cooper
2004 -  Richard Nunn
2005 -  Simon O'Keeffe
2006 -  Eric Wakeman
2007 -  Martin Dingler
2008 -  Richard Collins
2009 -  Jason Howlett
2010 -  Jason Howlett
2011 -  Jonathan Voss
2012 -  Jason Howlett
2013 -  James Mills
2014 -  (Martin Dingler / Lonewolf Williams)
2015 -  Lonewolf Williams
2016 -  Martin Dingler
2017 -  Lonewolf Williams
20?? -  TBD


Escape Sports Bar & Restaurant
Lidlington Place


Doors Open: 11:30
Tournament Starts: 17:00
Tournament Finishes: 23:30
Doors Close: 23:00

Format & Structure

Limited: Booster Draft
Product: 3 x TBC
Structure: 5 Swiss Rounds
REL: Regular
Venue Capacity: 37 players

Entrance Fees

Tournament: £10.00
or £5.00 + 3 x TBC Boosters
NB: Competitors are required to purchase their own drinks.


1st = 1 x Keith Loveys Memorial Trophy
NB: The trophy may be retained for one year.

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Side Events (On Demand)

Limited: Booster Draft
Product: 3 x TBC Boosters
Entrance Fee: £11.00
Prize: 6 x TBC Boosters (3 - 2 - 1 - 1)

Tournament Manager

Certified Magic Judge - Jason Howlett

Further Information

Telephone: +44 7958 224 084

Food and drink

Fully licensed bar and restaurant (Indian).
Eat-in and take-away food is readily available within the immediate area.
Food and drink purchased outside the venue may not be consumed on the premises.

Nearest Underground Stations

Mornington Crescent - Northern Line (Charing Cross Branch) - 3 minutes walk
Camden Town - Northern Line - 11 minutes walk
Euston - Northern Line and Victoria Line - 8 minutes walk
Euston Square - Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line - 12 minutes walk
King's Cross St. Pancras - Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line and Piccadilly Line - 16 minutes walk
Regent's Park - Bakerloo Line - 19 minutes walk
Holborn - Central Line and Piccadilly Line - 26 minutes walk
Tottenham Court Road - Central Line and Northern Line (Charing Cross Branch) Line - 26 minutes walk

Nearest Crossrail Station

Tottenham Court Road - 26 minutes walk

Nearest Buses

29, 134, 168, 253, 88, 24, 27, 46, 274, C2 and 31 - 2 to 5 minutes walk
Night Bus 134, N29, N5, N20, N25 88, 24, 27, N27, 214, N28, N31, C2 and 31 – 2 to 5 minutes walk

Nearest National Rail Stations

Euston - 8 minutes walk
Kings Cross - 17 minutes walk
St Pancras - 18 minutes walk


FREE parking is readily available locally on single yellow lines from 6:30pm.
There is a limited amount of parking available at meters and pay & display bays, prior to 7:00pm (weekdays) and 2:00pm (weekends), costing from £2.45 per hour.

Congestion Charge

This venue is NOT with the Congestion Charge Zone.
The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday (from 12:00pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays), every day, except Christmas Day (25 December).


To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day (25 December), within the North and South Circular roads. Both the North Circular (A406) and South Circular (A205) are not in the zone.

Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive within the zone.