Vancouver, BC: The Under-14 Boys National Provincial Festival round-robin wrapped up on Thursday afternoon and the top two finishers, Ontario Red and British Columbia Growl will now advance to tomorrow's national final. Full standings and results (pdf download)
The BC 'Growl' went 3-1 during the round-robin competition, suffering their only defeat at the hands of table leaders Ontario Red in a 26-19 decision. The BC Growl defeated the BC Roar 48-15, downed Ontario Blue 49-5, and blanked Alberta 48-0.
BC's second squad, aka BC 'Roar', posted a 1-3 record at this year's nationals, finishing in fifth place overall. The Roar's victory came on day one of the competition when they downed Ontario Blue 17-10. The Roar fell to the BC Growl 48-15, lost to Ontario Red 45-0 and were beaten 20-0 by Alberta.
Third place Ontario Blue, Alberta (fourth place) and British Columbia Roar (fifth place) will now compete in a round-robin seven-a-side competition on Friday morning.
The 13-a-side Festival round robin winners, Ontario Red and BC Growl, will face off at 10:30 for the national title at UBC's Wolfson Fields.Wednesday, August 3rd:
Ontario Red [26-19] BC Growl
Ontario Blue [15-12] Alberta
BC Growl [48-15] BC Roar
Ontario Red [47-5] Alberta
BC Roar [17-10] Ontario Blue Thursday, August 4th:
Ontario Red [45 - 0] BC Roar
BC Growl [49 - 5] Ontario Blue
Alberta [20 - 0] BC Roar
Ontario Red [29 - 19] Ontario Blue
BC Growl [48 - 0] Alberta Friday, August 5th:
The sevens tournament will run from 9:00am through 10:00am.
Pool A: 1 v 2
Pool B: 1 v 2
Pool A: 2 v 3
Pool B: 2 v 3
Pool A: 1 v 3
Pool B: 1 v 3
Pool A 3rd Place v Pool B 3rd Place
Pool A 2nd Place v Pool B 2nd Place
Pool A 1st Place v Pool B 1st Place National Final
10:30am: Ontario Red vs BC Growl (60mins)