Our History

Martin Hoare & The Manic Trophy Tournament

MartinArtworkSmallMartin "Manic" Hoare

Sadly on the 15th November 2005, we lost one of our much loved original members from the Ringway Centre days, Martin "Manic" Hoare, who passed away after a long illness, aged a mere 36.

In memory of his contributon to our club, we decided to hold an annual known as The Manic Martin Memorial Trophy Tournament. The format and substance of each tournament is devised by the previous years winner, this means it is totally different each year and full of spontanaety (Much like Martin himself).

In the intervening years we've had some epic games from D&D Minatures battles, Maze and Labyrinth, Necromunda, Jousting Tournaments, and epic Star Trek space battles. You can check out our rogues gallery featuring all of the Manic Trophy Winners.

Slide7 Star Fleet Battles at the 2013 Manic Trophy