Bottle Match

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Bottle Match
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The Bottle Match Trophy (showing RSM)
FormerlyThe Miners Cup
SportRugby Union
Founded1902
No. of teams2
CompetitorsCSM vs RSM
CountryUnited Kingdom
Venue(s)Penryn (Cornwall) or Kensington (London)
Most titlesRSM (46)
Official websiteBottle Match
Notes
Also includes subsidiary competitions – Hockey, Football, Squash, Golf and Lacrosse

The Bottle Match is a varsity match played between the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) of Exeter University and the Royal School of Mines (RSM) of Imperial College London. The first recorded match between the two sides took place on 16 December 1902.

The Bottle Match started as a rugby union match, but as the schools sporting interests diversified, other sports began to be played as part of the match. Since 2006, the match has included six games played between the two institutions: men's rugby union, football, men's and women's hockey, squash and golf. As of 2010, Netball has been included as an event. In 2017, mixed-gender Lacrosse was added to the list of sports.

The Bottle Match is traditionally held in February, normally on the third weekend of the month. The match reflects a long-standing rivalry between the RSM and CSM.[1]

Trophies[edit]

The winner of the Bottle trophy itself hinges entirely on the outcome of the rugby match. The winning team takes home the 'Bottle', a 3-ft tall tin beer bottle adorned with the two crests of the institution, which was acquired in 1926 by a number of RSM students from the top of a Bass lorry. Since the 1950s, players on the winning side were presented with personal tankards from the South African-based company Union Corporation/Gencor. This tradition continues with the tankards provided by Michael West and the Mining Journal. There is also a trophy awarded to the man of the match. The Centenary Bottle Match was held in Cornwall in 2002, with RSM being victorious, and Anton Griffiths from CSM winning the man of the match trophy.

The winners of the men's hockey take the Sharpley Cup, a silver cup presented by J.E. Sharpley, an RSM alumnus, in the 1950s.

The winners of the women's hockey take the Golders Cup, a small silver cup presented by Golder Associates the 1990s.

Sport
Rugby
Football
Hockey, Men's
Hockey, Women's
Name The Bottle Sharpley Cup Golders Cup
Trophy CSM-RSM Rugby trohpy CSM-RSM football trohpy
Dated(Apx) 1920s 1950s 1990s
Presented by J.E. Sharpley Golder Associates

Bottle Match results[edit]

Date Winner Score Venue RSM Wins CSM Wins Draws
16 December 1902 Draw London 0 0 1
Results missing
1932 RSM 8–20 Cornwall
Results missing
1946 CSM
1947 RSM 5–8
Results missing
1950 RSM
1951 CSM
1952 CSM
1953 CSM
1954 CSM
1955 RSM 0–3
Results missing
1980 RSM
1981 CSM
1982 RSM
Results missing
1988 CSM
Results missing
1992 CSM 29 28
1993 CSM 29 29
1994 CSM 29 30
1995 CSM 29 31
1996 CSM Cornwall 29 32 6
1997 RSM London 29 32 6
1998 RSM 26–0 Cornwall 30 32 6
1999 RSM London 31 32 6
2000 RSM 22–10 Cornwall 32 32 6
2001 RSM London 33 32 6
2002 RSM 29–17 Cornwall 34 32 6
2003 RSM 12–5 London 35 32 6
2004 RSM 10–22 Cornwall 36 32 6
2005 RSM 17–15 London 37 32 6
2006 RSM 11–29 Cornwall 38 32 6
2007 CSM 3–5 London 38 33 6
2008 RSM 10–13 Cornwall 39 33 6
2009 RSM 14–10 London 40 33 6
2010 CSM 13–0 Cornwall 40 34 6
2011 RSM 25–20 London 41 34 6
2012 RSM 22–0 Cornwall 42 34 6
2013 RSM 24–8 London 43 34 6
2014 Draw* 6–6 Cornwall 43 34 7
2015 RSM 19–7 London 44 34 7
2016 CSM 14–5 Cornwall 44 35 7
2017 RSM 36–19 London 45 35 7
2018 CSM 35–5 Cornwall 45 36 7
2019 RSM 15–5 London 46 36 7

Total wins[edit]

Total matches RSM victories CSM victories Draws
115 46 36 7

Note that there are 28 missing years from the tally.

Bottle Match weekend results[edit]

Where scores are available:

Date Number Venue Rugby
Men's
1902 1st London Draw
Results missing
1932 30th Cornwall 8–20
RSM
Results missing
1946 45th CSM
1947 45th Cornwall 5–8
RSM
Results missing
1950 48th RSM
1951 49th CSM
1952 50th CSM
1953 51st CSM
1954 52nd CSM
1955 53rd Cornwall 0–3
RSM
Results missing
1980 78th RSM
1981 79th CSM
1982 80th RSM
Results missing
1988 86th CSM
Results missing
1992 90th CSM
1993 91st CSM
1994 92nd CSM
1995 93rd CSM
1996 94th Cornwall CSM
1997 95th London RSM
1998 96th Cornwall 0–26
RSM
1999 97th London RSM
Date Number Venue Rugby Football Hockey Squash' Golf Netball Badminton Tennis Lacrosse Basketball
Men's Women's Men's Men's Women's
2000 98th Cornwall 10–22
RSM
Results missing
2001 99th London
RSM
Results missing
2002 100th Cornwall 17–29
RSM
5–2
CSM

CSM

CSM

CSM
2003 101st London 12–5
RSM
1–0
RSM
2–3
CSM
1–1
Draw
3–2
RSM
2004 102nd Cornwall 10–22
RSM
5–5
Draw
6–2
CSM
8–0
CSM
4–1
CSM
2005 103rd London 17–15
RSM
5–2
RSM
1–3
CSM
1–4
CSM
3–2
RSM
2006 104th Cornwall 11–29
RSM
-
CSM
2–1
CSM
3–0
CSM
5–0
CSM
1–4
RSM
2007 105th London 3–5
CSM
5–15
CSM
1–6
CSM
1–5
CSM
1–5
CSM
5–0
RSM

CSM
2008 106th Cornwall 10–13
RSM
6–0
CSM
3–4
RSM
3–2
CSM
5–0
CSM

CSM
2009 107th London 14–10
RSM
0–4
CSM
0–5
CSM
0–5
CSM
0–5
CSM

CSM
2010 108th Cornwall 13–0
CSM
7–0
CSM
5–1
CSM
3–0
CSM
4–1
CSM
2–2
Draw
15–4
RSM
2011 109th London 25–20
RSM
2–3
CSM
1–4
CSM
5–3
RSM
3–2
RSM
2.5–0.5
RSM
34 – 15
RSM
40–64
CSM
2012 110th Cornwall 0–22
RSM
0–0
Draw
3–1
CSM
2–1
CSM
0–5
RSM
2–2
Draw
39–27
CSM
2013 111th London 24–8
RSM
0–4
CSM
0–1
CSM
1–1
Draw
5–0
RSM
3–1
RSM
27–25
RSM
2014 112th Cornwall 6–6
Draw
3–0
CSM
0–3
RSM
2–3
RSM
2–3
RSM

CSM
55–19
CSM
2015 113th London 19-7
RSM
0–3
CSM
4–2
RSM
1–10
CSM
5–0
RSM

CSM
6–12
CSM
2016 114th Cornwall 14-5
CSM
3–0
CSM
3–3
Draw
12–0
CSM
5–0
CSM
2017 115th London 36-19
RSM
1–1
Draw
3–1
RSM
0–6
CSM
0–4
CSM
2–1
RSM
11–50
CSM
9–0
RSM
0–4
CSM
10–3
RSM

Note that when matches are drawn, the trophy is retained by the previous winners.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anger at Cornish 'inbreds' remark". BBC News. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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