The Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament, aka Bingham Cup, is a biannual inclusive rugby-union international tournament. Every two years, International Gay Rugby (IGR) teams from around the world converge at a hosting city to face each other and compete for the Cup. In addition to the Bingham Cup, there is the Bingham Plate and the Bingham Bowl. Gotham Knights RFC is one of the premier clubs in the Cup division. Gotham's continued strong performance in the tournament paid off when the Knights won the Cup at the 2010 tournament held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More recently, the Knights delivered a strong performance at the 2016 Bingham Cup in Nashville, TN winning the Bingham Plate and placing fifth overall.

Previous Bingham Cups:

2001 - Washington, D.C. (Invitational)

2002 - San Francisco, CA

2004 - London, UK

2006 - New York, NY

2008 - Dublin, Ireland

2010 - Minneapolis, MN

2012 - Manchester, UK

2014 - Sydney, AU

2016 - Nashville, TN

2018 - Amsterdam, NL

Photo taken from Amsterdam Lowlanders RFC Bingham Cup Bid Facebook page.

Photo taken from Amsterdam Lowlanders RFC Bingham Cup Bid Facebook page.


2016 Bingham Plate Winners

Nashville, TN


The Knights A side made it to the Bingham Plate Final against perennial rival London Kings Cross Steelers A. In a nail biting match, the Knights delivered a strong defense and a very effective offense against London's strongest men. The Knights placed 5th overall in the tournament; a very well deserved comeback from the Bingham Cup 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Final score 14-12.



Pics courtesy of Joshua Thomas.

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The Knights B side were the ones to watch. With players from Stockholm Berserkers RFC joining in battle, they were able to deliver a very honorable performance in the tournament making it to the Challenger Julep Final. 


2014 Bingham Cup 

Sydney, Australia 



2010 Bingham Cup Champions

Minneapolis, MN

In the Cup Championship of The Bingham Cup 2010 tournament, the New York Gotham Knights A side defeat the Sydney Convicts A side by a score of 18 to 15 to win the Bingham Cup.