Bottle Match

Running since 1902, the annual Bottle Match weekend is the second oldest rugby varsity in the world and sees our CSM sports teams play against Royal School of Mines from Imperial College in London.
The CSM rugby team after a victorious bottle match.

The second oldest rugby varsity in the world

The Bottle Match is an annual varsity sport event between Camborne School of Mines and The Royal School of Mines. The two schools meet every year in February to battle it out on the pitch for the honour of lifting the huge, black, metal bottle.

Since 1902, the varsity has been hosted in Cornwall or London, alternating each year.

Bottle Match started with the rugby match and over the years has seen the addition of football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, squash and golf.

Bottle Match 2022 Fixtures

Below are the fixtures for the 2022 Bottle Match, hosted in Cornwall.

FRIDAY 25th February

Tennis & Squash

  • Falmouth Sports club
  • 14:00 - 16:00


  • Truro School Ben Ainslie centre
  • 16:00 - 20:00


  • Penryn Campus sport centre
  • Friday 18:00 - 20:00

SATURDAY 26th February


  • Penryn Campus sport centre
  •  08:30 - 10:00


  • Falmouth school
  • Saturday 11:45 - 13:45


  • Penryn Rugby Club
  • Saturday Gates from 14:30, 15:30 Kick off

Get your player ticket!!

All players in Bottle Match must buy their tickets through CSMSA. Player tickets include: Post match dinner for you and your opposing player, and entry to the after-party for you and your opposition, as well as match fees. Player ticket sales end Sunday Feb 20th.

Please head to 'Products' tab on the CSMSA page:

Player Tickets

If you are a spectator for the event who would like to attend the After-Party, you can get your tickets here.

After-Party Tickets

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