Magic: The Gathering

Martyn J Hampson Charity Cup


Martyn Hampson, was a wonderful husband, father, son, uncle, friend and Magic player - who died after a tragically short, from the moment of diagnosis, battle with cancer. He is forever in our hearts, sorely missed and remembered with our annual charity event which raises money for Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and a charity nominated by the tournament winner.

Previous Winners
2011 -  Martin Dingler
2012 -  Richard J Collins
2013 -  Chris J Stocking
2014 -  Russell J Davies
2015 -  Simon Bouton
2016 -  To be decided


Escape Sports Bar & Restaurant
Lidlington Place


Doors Open: 11:00
Tournament Starts: 12:00
Tournament Finishes: 22:30
Doors Close: 23:00

Format & Structure

Limited: Sealed Deck
Product: 6 x Boosters
Structure: Round Robin
Playoff: Top 8 Booster Draft
Playoff Product: 6 x Boosters
Playoff Structure: Single Elimination
REL: Regular
Venue Capacity: 37 players

Entrance Fees

Casual Play: Free
Tournament: £25.00 (all profits - minimum £10 per player - will be donated to charity)
Trading: Free


1st = 1 x Martyn J Hampson Charity Trophy
NB: The trophy may be retained for one year.

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Tournament Manager

Jason Howlett - Certified Magic Judge

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 within the premises.

Nearest Underground Stations

Mornington Crescent - Northern Line (Charing Cross Branch) - 5 minutes
Camden Town - Northern Line - 10 minutes
Euston - Northern Line and Victoria Line - 10 minutes
Euston Square - Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line - 15 minutes walk
King's Cross - Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line and Piccadilly Line - 20 minutes
Regent's Park - Bakerloo Line - 20 minutes
Holborn - Central Line and Piccadilly Line - 30 minutes

Nearest Buses

29, 134, 168, 253, 88, 24, 27, 46, 274, C2 and 31 - 5 to 10 minutes walk.
Night Bus 134, N29, N5, N20, N25 88, 24, 27, N27, 214, N28, N31, C2 and 31 – 5 to 10 minutes walk

Nearest Railway Stations

Euston - 10 minutes walk
St Pancras - 20 minutes walk
Kings Cross - 20 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 and costs from £2.45 per hour.
There is underground car park available at the nearby Royal National Hotel. The cost of parking at the hotel starts at £4 (2 hours) and goes up to £17 (24 hours).

Congestion Charge

This venue is NOT with the Congestion Charge Zone.
The £10 daily Congestion Charge zone covers most of central London, including some of the venues used by The Games Club. The congestion charge applies from 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, excludes Public Holidays and weekends.