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
20?? -  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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Privacy Policy

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 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 6:30pm and costs from £1.11 for 15 minutes to £8.94 for 2 hours (maximum stay).
There is underground car park available at the nearby Royal National Hotel (17 minutes walk). The cost of parking at the hotel starts at £8 (2 hours) and goes up to £24 (24 hours).

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.