GMT: Registration for Bingham Cup 2018
is now open at www.binghamcup.com,
which now includes details of costs and deadlines.
Members have until 31 March 2018 to take advantage
of the lower registration prices.
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Bingham Cup 2020:
The bid process for the Bingham Cup 2020 will
begin in the first half of 2018. More details
will be available soon.
Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament, or Bingham
Cup as it is more widely known, is the biennial
world championships of gay and inclusive rugby.
The tournament was first held in 2002 in memory
of 9/11 gay rugby hero Mark Bingham, one of
the passengers who fought back against hijackers
on board United flight 93. While Mark and all
on the flight tragically lost their lives when
the plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania,
it is widely recognised that through the actions
of those brave individuals on board, the plane
did not continue on to its intented target.
As a gay man and regular rugby player, Mark
played for San Francisco Fog as well as helping
to set up Gotham Knights in New York City.
Mark's legacy sees rugby players, supporters
and staff from around the world coming together
every two years in a celebration of equality,
inclusivity and sportsmanship. 49 teams from
17 countries participated in Bingham Cup 2016
World champions are Melbourne Chargers, lifting
the trophy for the first time in Nashville,
Host cities so far:
2002: San Francisco, CA,
2004: London, England
2006: New York City, NY,
2008: Dublin, Ireland
2010: Minneapolis, MN,
2012: Manchester, England
2014: Sydney, Australia
2016: Nashville, TN, USA
2018: Amsterdam, The Netherlands