CULNC organises two all-day Cuppers tournaments in Lent/Easter term: one for the Ladies League and one for the Mixed League. The tournaments start with an initial round-robin stage (usually before lunch), followed later by a knockout stage (usually after lunch).

The dates set for the tournaments for 2019 are 9th March for Ladies Cuppers and 27th April for Mixed Cuppers; teams that are wishing to play in either tournament this year should make this known to


Teams will play a series of short games (approx. 6 minute halves) throughout the day. Depending on the number of entries, teams will be required to play between 10.30 and 16.30 (of course, it won’t be this long for everyone!).
All clubs are encouraged to enter at least one team. It is not necessary to enter the same number of teams playing in the league; clubs can enter more or fewer! Other teams/groups (e.g. a departmental team) that do not currently play in the league are also welcome to take part. 

Ladies Winners 2019

St John’s 

Previous Winners:

  • 2018 – Churchill
  • 2017 – St John’s
  • 2016 – Downing
  • 2015 – Murray Edwards
  • 2014 – Trinity Hall
  • 2013 – Murray Edwards
  • 2012 – Newnham

Mixed Winners 2018

Trinity College 

Previous Winners:

  • 2017 – Downing
  • 2016 – Downing
  • 2015 – Downing
  • 2014 – Downing
  • 2013 – Corpus Christi
  • 2012 – Queen’s
  • 2011 – Corpus Christi