Each autumn the leaves fall from the trees, the days shorten, and the games begin.

Hard-hitting matchplay conkers in the heart of Dulwich.

The tournament

Dulwich Conkers is a knock-out tournament played according to the official rules used at the World Championships in Ashton.  All conkers are provided by the organisers, and are blindly selected by competitors once the draw has been made.

Sadly, due to the unsporting use of vaseline by one selfish individual, we can no longer allow participants to bring their own conkers.


Each year the tournament supports a good cause and entrants are invited to make a donation and seek sponsorship from family and friends. To date we have raised over £10,000 for a variety of good causes. There is nothing quite like the prospect playing with nuts that makes people dip their hands into their pockets.