VANCOUVER, BC - Sevens rugby season is officially underway in British Columbia and a fourth endorsed stop on the BC Rugby Sevens Series circuit has been confirmed for August 10th in White Rock. Bayside Athletic Association is set to host the new addition and will combine with the Vancouver Rugby Sevens on June 22nd, Burnaby Lake Lighthouse Sevens on July 27th and Abbotsford Rugby Sevens on August 3rd to make up the official 2013 series schedule.
The four tournaments were endorsed by BC Rugby for committing to field both a men's and women's team in all series stops. Similar to the 2012 competition, club teams eligible for a provincial title will have to attend all four of the endorsed tournaments. These tournaments will also be open to representative and touring sides but only registered clubs in the BC Rugby Union will be able to accrue points towards a provincial title.
Setting the bar for both the men's and women's competitions is Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, who will be aiming for their fourth straight provincial sevens titles.
Invitational tournaments will also be held across the province this summer and the kick off event is set for Saturday, May 18th with the Cloverdale Rodeo Sevens being hosted at Surrey's Sullivan Heights. The Langford Sevens (May 25), United Midnight Sevens (June 8), CanLight Fiji Sevens (July 6) and SFU Summer Sevens (July 20) will also be open to invitational and touring sides this summer. The summer season will wrap on Vancouver Island with the Victoria International Sevens set for September 7th at Centennial Stadium.
For more tournament details, series standings and news articles visit www.bcrugby7s.com
2013 BC Rugby Sevens Series Endorsed Tournaments
Vancouver Rugby Sevens
Tournament dates: June 22nd
Hosting club: Meraloma
Location: Connaught Park, Kitsilano
Registration contact: Tim Quek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby Lake Lighthouse Sevens
Tournament dates: July 27th
Hosting Club: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club
Location: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex
Registration contact: Roko Kapaiwai, email@example.com
Abbotsford Rugby Sevens
Tournament dates: August 3rd
Hosting Club: Abbotsford RFC
Location: CFV Exhibition Park, Abbotsford
Registration contact: Ryan McWhinney, Ryan_McWhinney@sd34.bc.ca
Bayside Summer Sevens
Tournament dates: August 10th
Hosting Club: Bayside Athletic Association
Location: South Surrey Athletic Park, Surrey
Registration contact: Mike Pajic, firstname.lastname@example.org