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June 16, 2017

Alaska Rugby Midnight Sun 7s

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Photo: Alaska Rugby Union

Doug Coil

The Alaska Midnight 7’s Rugby Tournament will be held on June 16-17, 2017. Matches are being held at the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds in the backyard of Justin Green and also at Davis Field. Follow the tournament on Facebook and the stream by Wyatt Bar on Youtube.

For this year’s tournament there will be four divisions: Mens Open Division (Elite), Mens Club Division (Social), Womens Club Division and a Masters 35+ Division. Upon the conclusion of the tournament cash, prizes and trophies will be awarded. The Men”s Open winner will also receive $3,000.

The following clubs will be participating in this tournament. There names and facebook pages are listed below.

Mens Open (Elite)
U.S. Army 7s https://www.facebook.com/armyrugby7s/
Talavalu https://www.facebook.com/AmSamoaRugbyUnion/
Manu Bears https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012612019368
Stars Rugby 7s https://www.facebook.com/StarsRugby7s/
The Selects http://www.thisisamericanrugby.com/2014/01/the-selects-ready-to-defend-home-turf.html

Mens Club
Arctic Legion https://www.facebook.com/arcticlegionrugby/
Bird Creek Barbarians https://www.facebook.com/Bird-Creek-Barbarians-Alaska-Rugby-Team-135941599806710/
Kenai River Wolfpack https://www.facebook.com/kenai.wolfpackrugby
Fairbanks Mens Rugby https://www.facebook.com/FairbanksmensRugby/
Treasure Coast RFC https://www.facebook.com/Treasure-Coast-Rugby-Football-Club-44361319014/
Yukon Rugby Federation https://www.facebook.com/YukonRugby/
907 Brothers https://www.facebook.com/907brothers/
AK Spartans https://www.facebook.com/kelepi.hausia.5
Moli Ole Ava Sevens https://www.facebook.com/907HLB/
Hawai’i Harlequins https://www.facebook.com/hawaiiharlequinsrugby/
Turnagain BoreTide https://www.facebook.com/turnagaintide/

Womens Club
Last Frontier Lynx https://www.facebook.com/LFWRFC907/
Fairbanks Ravens https://www.facebook.com/Fairbanks-Ravens-Rugby-Club-82989624532/
Anchortown https://www.facebook.com/anchortownrugby/
Arctic Foxes https://www.facebook.com/ArcticFoxes/
Aurora Rams https://www.facebook.com/alaskaauroraramsakrugbyclub
Stars Rugby 7s https://www.facebook.com/StarsRugby7s/

After the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday, there will be a social event coordinated by the Alaska Rugby Union and held at the Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds http://www.alaskarugby.org/. There will also be a #TryDive contest/fundraiser benefiting Lorrie Clifford.

Rules
All matches shall be played according to the World Rugby Sevens Regulations and Laws of the Game with Seven-a-side variations. All teams will be entitled to have the following members in attendance:

  • Up to 12 players; up to 3 managers; teams will be entitled to also bring a doctor or physiotherapist at their discretion.
  • Mens Open Division play: 2 brackets of 4 teams each. Pool play from random draw, each team plays three pool matches under points system 3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss, 0 for a no-show with standard tie breakers. Top 4 and bottom 4 separated into knockout play brackets. Top 4 go to Cup Semi’s and bottom 4 go to Plate Semi’s. 1st is Cup, 3rd is Plate, 5th is Bowl, and 7th is Shield.
  • USA clubs required to be CIPP’d, International clubs will have passport checks.
  • To constantly improve the tournament, rules may be changed or amended without notice.

Alaska Rugby Union members
President: David Delozier
Vice President: Fehoko Pulu
Vice President: Tran Dai Phu
Secretary: Krystal Blair

Rosters:

The Stars Rugby 7s is a touring team that consist of a Men’s side playing in the Men’s Elite Division, while the Women play in the Women’s Open. Rosters were released on Twitter by Liz Entwhistle.

Stars 7s Men: E Akers, H George, J Glaser, J Gooden, M Koch, M Krupp II, T Lally, J Reis, K Rempe, M Stoll, Z Stryffeler, V Vannicola

Stars 7s Women: L Entwhistle, E Ferrara, A Graham, M Halloran, M James, A Kadolph, M Leonard, A Lopez, T Vanaman, J Womack

Schedule

Midnight Sun 7s Day #1 16 June
Pool A
1) StarsKickoff (PM)AKMRGDavis Pitch#1Davis Pitch#2
2) Hawai’I Harlequins6:005 v 69 v 10
3) Arctic Legion6:201 v 27 v 811 v 12
4) Yukon6:403 v 413 v 14
Pool B7:0017 v 1915 v 16
5) Army7:2020 v 215 v 79 v 11
6) Boretide7:401 v 36 v 810 v 12
7) Moli Ole Ava8:002 v 413 v 16
8) #2 Needed8:2018 v 1914 v 15
Pool C8:4021 v 225 v 89 v 12
9) Spartans9:001 v 46 v 710 v 11
10) Treasure Coast Florida9:202 v 313 v 15
11) 907 Brothers9:4020 v 2214 v 16
12) Fairbanks10:0017 v 18
Pool DMidnight Sun 7s Day #2 17 June
13) Manu BearsKickoff (AM)Game #AKMRGKnockout
14) Barbarians11:001A3 v B4Men Bowl Quarter
15) Kenai w/Fairbanks #211:202C3 v D4
16) Oosik Old boys11:403A4 v B3
12:004C4 v D3
Women Pool E12:205A1 v B2Men Cup Quarter
17) Stars12:406C1 v D2
18) Rams #21:007B1 v A2
19) Anchortown1:208D1 v C2
Women Pool F1:409E1 v F2Women Cup Semi
20) Rams #12:0010F1 v E2
21) Arctic Foxes2:2011W#1 v W#2Men Bowl Semi
22) F’banks, Quins, Yukon, Lynx2:4012W#3 v W#4
3:0013E3 v F3Women Bowl Final
3:2014W#5 v W#6Men Cup Semi
3:4015W#7 v W#8
4:0016L#5 v L#6Men Plate Semi
4:2017L#7 v L#8
4:4018W#11 v W#12Men Bowl Finals
5:0019L#9 v L #10Woman Plate
5:2020W#9 v W#10Woman Cup Finals
5:4021W#16 v W#17Men Plate Finals
6:0022W#14 v W#15Men Cup Finals
Midnight Sun 7s Day #2 17 June
KickoffGame #AKMRGKnockout
12:205Stars vs ArmyMen Cup Quarter
12:406Spartans vs Barbos
1:007Moli vs Quins
1:208Bears vs Fairbanks
1:409Stars vs FoxesWomen Cup Semi
2:0010Anchortown vs Rams
2:2011Legion v BoretideMen Bowl Semi
2:4012Fairbanks v Yukon
3:2014W#5 v W#6Men Cup Semi
3:4015W#7 v W#8
4:0016L#5 v L#6Men Plate Semi
4:2017L#7 v L#8
4:4018W#11 v W#12Men Bowl Finals
5:0019L#9 v L #10Woman Bowl Finals
5:2020W#16 v W#17Men Plate Finals
5:4021W#9 v W#10Woman Cup Finals (loser gets Plate)
6:0022W#14 v W#15Men Cup Finals

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