Welcome to Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018, the world championship of gay and inclusive men’s and women’s rugby. The Bingham Cup Tournament, starting on 8 June 2018 and running through 10 June 2018, will be the centerpiece of the Bingham Cup Programme: a week of sport, activities and celebrations, starting on 2 June 2018 and running through 11 June 2018.
Whether you’re a player, a supporter, a volunteer or a visitor, join us to show the world your rugby pride — on and off the pitch.
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Amsterdam, 17 February 2018 - We’re excited to report another milestone: We now have more than 1,500 registrations for Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018 - and they just keep coming!
Thinking of joining us for this amazing LGBTQ+ rugby experience? Register before 31 March to avoid late fees.
Last chance: Book your room ASAP! - As previously reported, rooms in our host hotels are going fast. If you still require one of the remaining rooms at Stayok Hostel, The Student Hotel, Volkshotel or Hotel CASA – please book now. Any unbooked rooms will be released to the public from 17 February.
For information on the Women’s tournament program, fees and payment, please contact Women’s Tournament Coordinator Maaike van den Berg.
Join a combined squad? - If your club has already registered players, but you don’t have enough for a full squad (25 players, 23 of whom are eligible to play in each game), you can form a combined squad with registered players from another IGR club. If this is your plan, please contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni to let him know as soon as possible.
And remember: In most countries, rugby teams need permission from their home union before they go on tour. Even half teams will have to apply, please contact your union for the correct procedure. Team liaisions who need assistance gaining permission should contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni.
Physio support & Health insurance - There will be first aid and physio support during the three game days. This support is covered by your player registration fee. But taping material is not included, so please bring your own (it will also be available for purchase on site.)
Please remember that all players participating in Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018 must have adequate medical/health insurance to cover them against injuries sustained on the pitch during the tournament. In case of hospital or medical treatment, each player must be able to provide proof of insurance on the spot.
Need to reserve a training pitch? - If your squad wants to reserve a training pitch for team trainings in the runup to the tournament on 4–7 June, please contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni to let him know what you require. Remo is currently working on a time schedule and will be able to allocate slots soon.
Want help arranging team activities? - Our sponsor Amsterdam Quality Events & Bookings is standing by to book all your team activities in and around Amsterdam before, during and after Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018 – from day trips and boat tours to group meals and kangaroo courts. Contact them here.
Amsterdam, 2 February 2018 - We're excited to report that a record number of 50 teams (sides) have already registered for Bingham Cup 2018!
Don’t miss out on our host hotels! - The amazing response to #BCA18 means rooms in our host hotels are going fast. The Meininger Hotel has already sold out. Our other 4 host hotels - Stayok Hostel, The Student Hotel, Volkshotel and Hotel CASA - have agreed to hold our rooms open for two more weeks at our special rates. Then they will release any unbooked rooms to the public. Don’t miss out - book here before 17 February!
Registration & fees - If you haven't registered yet, here is where to do it. Late registration fees apply after 31 March, so get on it now and save some money! Questions? Contact us.
For information on the Women’s Tournament programme, fees and payment, please contact Women's Tournament Coordinator Maaike van den Berg.
Combined squad? - If your club has already registered players, but you don’t have enough for a full squad (25 players, 23 of whom are eligible to play in each game), you can form a combined squad with registered players from another IGR club. If this is your plan, please contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni to let him know as soon as possible.
Referee recruitment - Our Tournament Director Remo Calzoni and Head Referee Michael Assman have been very busy recruiting experienced referees from the Netherlands and abroad. We have 34 referees signed up, so recruitment will end soon. If you are an experienced rugby referee and want to ref at #BCA18 but haven’t signed up yet, please contact Remo at as soon as possible.
Visitors welcome! - Everyone’s welcome at #BCA18. Friends, family, fans, LGBTQ+ community, and the general public can all join us on game days (8-10 June). Full visitors information will be available soon at binghamcup.com. Gay and inclusive rugby is a chance for everyone to share their rugby pride!
Amsterdam, 21 January 2018 - So, you’ve registered for Bingham Cup Amsterdam 2018, paid for your registration, and arranged your travel. Now what?
Book your hotel! Amsterdam tourism is booming, so rooms need to be booked early, especially in peak season. We’re holding double rooms (and larger) in five host hotels at special discounted rates for you. They’re getting booked up, so you need to act fast! Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis — and any rooms that haven’t been booked will be released to the public on February 1st. Don’t miss out on your preferred hotel. Book a room as soon as possible here.
Apply for your permission to tour! In most countries, rugby teams need permission from their home Union before they go on tour. You’ll need to apply to your Union for permission to tour, who will pass the request on to Rugby Nederland, our governing body for rugby union. Team liaisions who need assistance gaining permission should contact Tournament Director Remo Calzoni.
Apply for your visa? Most participants won’t need a visa to travel to the Netherlands. Check here to confirm if you do. If you do require a visa for your stay in the Netherlands, you’ll need to apply for it at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your own country. We can provide you with a Proof of Sponsorship form for your visa application, if necessary. Please contact us here if you have any questions about visas.
Register & pay! If you haven't registered yet, you can still do so here. Please be aware that no registration is valid without payment of the registration fee(s). If you encounter any problems with creating a user account, submitting your registration or paying the registration fee(s), please email us at and we'll sort it out!