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BC Rugby 125th Anniversary Fixture

Kamloops Rugby Fest

Date: April 19 - 20, 2013 Contact: Tony StobiePhone: 250.554.1930

REGISTRATION DOWNLOAD FORM
 
Rugbyfest 2013 will take place on April 19th and 20th on various rugby fields throughout the Kamloops area. This year there will be Grade 8 Boys’ Division, Junior Boys' Division, Senior Boys’ Division, and a Girls’ Division.

The registration fee this year will be $150.00 to $300 with no refunds. Due to the popularity of this event, teams who register first and who have paid their registration in full will secure a spot in the draw. Only teams who have mailed a cheque will be guaranteed their place in the draw. Once the draw is filled, teams registering late will be placed on a waiting list. Please fill out the enclosed Registration Form and return it as quickly as possible WITH YOUR CHEQUE. We will confirm with you by e-mail or fax within one week of receipt of payment that you are in the tournament.

This is an exhibition participation festival. Teams will be placed in an appropriate pool based on ability and geographic location. The intent is to offer competitive rugby against teams that do not normally play each other. Teams will play one or two games Friday afternoon between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Each team will play two games on Saturday; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

SCHEDULES
Schedules will be available Friday morning at the Kamloops Rugby Club between 11am and 1pm. Schedules will also be posted on the website Friday morning for those with internet access. Go to www.kamloopsrugby.com and follow the Rugbyfest link. Schedules will not be sent out before this time due to last minute changes that always occur.

If you’ve been here before, you know that the schedule is never perfect. Last minute changes always have to be made, given the large number of teams and side-deals going on. If you are planning a schedule change, or simply are not able to meet your previously scheduled game commitments, you must let us know asap. Call one of the numbers listed above, and let us know what you are doing!!

SKILLS CONTEST
This years’ Skills Competition will be held at 11:30am on Friday, April 19th at the Rugby club. The following events will be held (tentative to change): Drop Goal, Place Kick, Pass, 40m Sprint. Please have your athletes onsite by 11:00am to register. Each team may register 2 rugby players for each of the events.

CERTIFIED REFEREES REQUIRED FOR ALL GAMES!!
IRB laws dictate that all U19 games must be officiated by a certified IRB Level 1 referee. Each team is expected to bring at least one referee. All referees who complete at least 2 full games during RugbyFest Day 1 will receive a complimentary pass to the Coaches Dinner Celebration and $50.00 payable after completion of the tournment.

COMMUNICATION
A current email address is preferred as the primary contact point for all teams and coaches, as this will be the primary means of communication prior to the start of RugbyFest. If no email is available, please provide main phone # (cel) that the coach can be reached at prior to and during RugbyFest. If no cel or email is available, all coaches are expected to check in at the Kamloops Rugby Club on Friday morning, Friday evening, and again on Saturday morning to ensure they have the latest schedule and referee info.

Rugbyfest Central will be at the Rugby Club. Main contacts for this weekend will be (shown in order of contact):

Name
Phone
Tony Stobie
250-554-1930

Kamloops Rugby Club
250 578-7097

COACHES DINNER
The annual Coaches Dinner is on Friday night, dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Entry fee (included in registration fee) gets you 1 gigantic steak, salad, potatoes with the works, and 2 cold beverages (tickets delivered upon arrival at the dinner).

HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION:
Once again the COMFORT INN and SUITES is the official HOTEL SPONSOR for Rugbyfest. They have an indoor pool, water slide, hot tub and fitness room, are close to Aberdeen Mall and the Cineplex Odeon, and offer reasonable rates($100), which include free deluxe Continental breakfast, to get the teams off to a good start. Contact the Comfort Inn at 250-372-0987 to make your reservations, and be sure to mention that you are coming for Rugbyfest, to get the special rate!

For more info on the Comfort Inn:
www.comfortinnkamloops.com.

Please remember that we are a community focused club, and your visit reflects back directly on our club and its ability to generate support from the local community. In other words, make sure your athletes behave themselves if at all possible.

Canada’s Best Value Inn has listed a nightly rate of $89.99 plus taxes.  All rates include: free wireless internet, free local calls, free parking, free storage equipment room, and continental breakfast.  Located near the Aberdeen Mall they are a 10 minute drive from the majority of our playing venues.  Contact the Best Value in at 250-374-8100 or email canadasbestvalueinn@shaw.ca
For more info on the Best Value Inn
www.canadasbestvalueinn.ca
 
NEED MORE INFO?
If you have any questions regarding Rugbyfest registration, scheduling, accommodation or any other related inquiries prior to the start of the festival, please contact Tony Stobie at nielsenstobie@shaw.ca or 250-554-1930.

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS!
SCHOOL NAME
DISTRICT
TEAM NAME

STREET ADDRESS
CITY
PROV / STATE

POSTAL CODE /
ZIP CODE
SCHOOL PHONE #
SCHOOL FAX #


DIVISION – Grade 8 Boys, Junior Boys (Gr 9-10), Senior Boys (Gr 11-12), Girls (Gr 8-12)
STRENGTH – Weak (rookies, never played before); Average (some game experience); Strong (competitive, experienced team); Premier (plays AAA level or high School Premier league Rugby

Division
Strength
Coaches Name
Coaches Phone
(cel is primary contact #)
Coaches Email

COACHES DINNER
___ YES I WILL BE THERE   ____ NO THANKS  
PAYMENT:
$150 per team, up to a maximum of $300 per school
Make all cheques payable to NORKAM SECONDARY SCHOOL

Send registration form and payment to:

RugbyFest 2011 Committee
Tony Stobie
NorKam Secondary School 
730 12th Street,
Kamloops, B.C., 
V2B 3C1,
** FAX to 250-377-2225 **



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