2016 Midwest Summer MeetingWritten by Jeremiah Johnson
Sunday July 31, 2016
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont
10233 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
MVP Room - 9:00 through 3:00 (or until finished)
There is a Midwest room rate available, using this link. Or call direct at 888-551-3843, book using Midwest Rugby Football Union or group code MRF.
For those not able to attend in person, there will be a web meeting available. Details are below:
2016 Midwest 7s QualifiersWritten by Dawn McKenzie
2016 Midwest Competitive Region 7s Schedule has been released!
The Midwest Competition Committee would like to thank everyone for their patience as we worked through all the details of the Summer 7s series. This summer is a new schedule format. All the competition details can be found in the 2016 Midwest Qualifier Handbook
Women's Qualifiers: Sides must participate in three of hte four designated qualifiers to be eligible to compete in the Midwest Championship.
Men's Qualifiers: The 2016 men’s series has been divided into conference-based qualifiers. Qualifier clubs are required to participate in their respective conference. While clubs are welcome to participate in all of the qualifiers, the results will only be applied to the host conference participant standings.
Eastern Conference: Allegheny, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan
Western Conference: Chicago, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Midwest Women’s Qualifier 7s Series Update (7/15/15)Written by Gary Lobaugh
Midwest Women’s Qualifier 7s Series Update (7/15/15)
By Brittany Biedenbender
The 2015 Women’s Qualifier 7s Series kicked off at Lakefront 7s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We had the return of the Youngbloodz, Chicago Lions, W1823, and Cincinnati Wolfhounds, with the addition of the Grand Rapids Gazelles and Cincinnati’s 2nd side, Cincinnati – White.
In pool play, the Lions and the Youngbloodz claimed the top spot in their pools, each earning a bye. In the playoff round, W1823 faced off against the Wolfhounds and the Gazelles took on Cincinnati – White. Both Gazelles and
Wolfhounds advanced to the semis. The Lions met the Gazelles for the 2nd time and the Wolfhounds took on the Youngbloodz. Much like pool play, the Lions and the Youngbloodz came out on top and advanced to the finals.
It looked like the Youngbloodz were going to run away with an easy victory, putting up 4 tries going into halftime. However, with a strong effort by the Lions in the second half, they nearly made a comeback with 4 tries of their own. However, the Youngbloodz were able to put another great try on the board, causing the Lions to fall just short by the time the final whistle blew. Youngbloodz took the Cup with a final score of 31-24.
Lakefront 7s Results:
#1 – Youngbloodz
#2 – Chicago Lions
#3 – Cincinatti Wolfhounds
#4 – Grand Rapids Gazelles
#5 – W1823
#6 – Cincinatti – White
Cin City 7s caused an interesting shift in the rankings for the women’s series. In pool play, the Lions and W1823 won their pools, each earning a bye. In the playoff round, the Younbloodz took on Cincinnati – White and the Wolfhounds took on the Gazelles. Both games were well fought by all teams, but the Youngbloodz and Wolfhounds would come out on top.
In the semi-finals, the Lions would once again, meet the Youngbloodz. This time, the Lions were able to shutout the Youngbloodz to advance. The Wolfhounds proved to be a force to be reckoned with vs. W1823 and earned their way to the finals.
In the final, the Wolfhounds were on the board within 15 seconds with a long try off the first kick-off. The Lions seemed to have trouble getting into rhythm for the first few minutes of the game, but once they put their first try on the board, there was no turning back. The Lions would hold the Wolfhounds scoreless the remainder of the game and put up two more tries to become tournament champs.
Cin City 7s Results:
#1 – Chicago Lions
#2 – Cincinatti Wolfhounds
#3 – Youngbloodz
#4 - W1823
#5 – Grand Rapids Gazelles
#6 – Cincinnati – White
Unofficial Standings to Date:
Chicago Lions – 23 points
Youngbloodz – 22 points
Wolfhounds – 21 points
Grand Rapids Gazelles – 17 points
W1823 – 17 points
Cincinatti – White – 14 points
Midwest Announces 2015 Senior Championship Venues/ScheduleWritten by Gary Lobaugh
Midwest Announces 2015 Competitive Region
Senior Championship Venues/Schedule
WHERE: The Blaze Rugby Facilities, Lemont IL, Griffins Rugby Field, Lions Rugby Field
WHEN: May 16 – 17, 2015
Listed below by location and division are the championship schedules:
The Blaze Rugby Facilities
May 16, 2015:
Men's Division 4
Field 2 @ 10:00 am: Detroit vs Milwaukee
Field 3 @ 10:00 am: East Side Banshees vs Canton
Consolation Match (if weather permits): Field 3 @ 4:00 pm
Championship Final: Field 2 @ 5:00 pm
Women's Division 2 Semi Finals
Field 2: @ 11:45 am: Milwaukee Scylla vs. Wisconsin Rugby
Field 3: @ 11:45 am: Cincinnati Kelts vs Buffalo Rugby
Men's Division 3 Championship Game
Field 1 @ 1:30 pm: Bremer County vs. Tri-City
Men's Division 2 Championship Game
Field 1 @ 3:00 pm: Detroit vs. Wisconsin
May 16, 2015: Men's Division 1 (Semi- Finals and Relegation)
@ Riis Park (Griffins Host field)
(1) 1: 00pm: Kansas City Vs. Milwaukee
(2) 3:00pm: Chicago Griffins Vs. Cincinnati
@ Tyke Nolton Field (Lions Host Field)
(3) 1:00pm: Metropolis Vs. Chicago Lions
(4) 3:00pm: Palmer Vs. Columbus
May 17, 2015: All games to be played at the Blaze Rugby Facilities, Lemont IL.
· Women’s Division 2 Championship Final: Field 3 East Champ vs. West Champ @ 10:30 am
· Men's Division 1 Relegation Match: Field 2 @ 10:00 am
· Men's Division 1 Championship Final: Field 1 @ 11:00 am