VICTORIA - The Castaway Wanderers head to MacDonald Park this weekend to battle James Bay in the fourth round of the Barnard Cup schedule. The Bays are currently 1-0 in the standings after a 20-15 win over the Vikes back on October 5th.
Unlike in years past where a winner was determined with a cup final in the Fall, the schedule will carry over to the spring season with matches currently slated for February 23rd and April 20th. As it stands heading into this weekend, the Bays are 1-0, CW are 1-2 and the Vikes are at 1-2.
If the top two teams after the double home-and-away rounds in April do not make the Premier League playoffs, they will have a Barnard Cup final on April 27th. If at least one of the two finalists does make the playoffs, the team finishing in first in the standings will be the 2012-13 Barnard Cup winner.
This weekend's fixture, the last of the 2012 Fall season, will see CW vs JBAA scrum down at MacDonald Park at 2:30pm.
Current Barnard Cup Standings:
James Bay (1-0)
Castaway Wanderers (1-1)
UVic Vikes (1-2)
2012-13 Barnard Cup Schedule:
Oct 5th: James Bay 20 - 15 UVic Vikes
Nov 3rd: Castaway Wanderers 30 - 26 UVic Vikes
Nov 17th: UVic Vikes 23 - 17 Castaway Wanderers
Dec 1st: Castaway Wanderers at James Bay
Feb 23rd: James Bay at Castaway Wanderers
April 20th: UVic Vikes at James Bay
Barnard Cup Recent Championship Results:
2011: UVic [ 13 - 22 ] James Bay
2010: UVic [ 37 - 44 ] James Bay
2009: UVic [ 23 - 27 ] James Bay
2008: UVic [ 23 - 18 ] James Bay
2007: UVic [ 20 - 34 ] James Bay
Island Rugby Schedule - Sat. December 1st:
BARNARD CUP: Castaway Wanderers at James Bay (MacDonald Park) 2:30pm
COWICHAN CUP: Nanaimo at Port Alberni (Port Alberni) 1:00pm
COWICHAN CUP: Velox Academy at Cowichan (Cowichan Rugby Club) 1:00pm
TIMES CUP: James Bay at UVic Norsemen (Wallace Field) 12:00pm