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USA Rugby Extends Championship Host Bid Deadline

Thursday Aug 20, 2009 in Off the Field USA Rugby

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Boulder, Colo. – Following an official review of organizing committees’ bids for USA Rugby’s 2010 National Championship events, the organization has officially decided to extend its deadline from August 10 to September 1, 2009 in an effort to receive more interest from potential hosts.

The championship season will once again kick off with the USA Rugby Collegiate Playoffs on April 16-18 and for the second straight year is looking split the locations in order to minimize travel and costs for teams.

Following the final approval by the USA Rugby Youth Committee, the date of the USA Rugby Boy’s High School, and Boy’s and Girl’s U-19 Championships will be on May 21-23 and USA Rugby is still accepting bids for this event.

Men’s Club Playoffs will take place on May 22-23, and USA Rugby is looking to split this event geographically as well, holding an event in the East and West portions of the U.S.

In regards to the National All-Star Championships, the senior women’s event will be on May 28 and 30, the Women’s Under-23 All-Star Championships will be held June 11 and 13, while the Men’s and Women’s All-Star Sevens will take place on August 28-29 and all three have no venue as of yet.

USA Rugby is also trying to find a host for the Women’s Club Playoffs and Championships, which are set for October 30-31 and November 13-14, respectively.

If an organization feels it can host a successful USA Rugby Championship Tournament, USA Rugby requests that it submits the bid questionnaire as soon as possible. Bid questionnaire’s will be accepted at the National Office no later than September 1, 2009.  If your location, facilities and surrounding amenities meet the initial criteria USA Rugby has for the event, we will ask you to then complete the extensive bid package for the event.

For more information on the National Championship Series, please visit
www.usarugby.org/goto/Championships. To bid on an event, please check out the bid packet by clicking on the following link http://www.usarugby.org/media/EDocs/2010_Championship_Bid_questionnaire.doc

USA Rugby National Championship Dates for 2010
The following events are still accepting bids:

April 16, 17 & 18
College: Men & Women’s Division I Playoffs (East and West locations needed)
College: Men & Women’s Division II Playoffs (East and West locations needed)

April 30-May 1
College:  Men’s & Women’s Division I and II Championships, Steuber Rugby Stadium, Stanford University

May 21-23
High School/ U19: Championships (24 teams – one location)

May 22 & 23
Club: Men’s Division I, II & III Playoffs (East and West locations needed)

May 28 & 30
All Star: Women’s 15’s Championships (8 teams – one location)

June 5-6
Club: Men’s Division I, II & III Championships, Infinity Park, Glendale, Colo.

June 10 & 12
All Star: Men’s Collegiate Championships, Infinity Park, Glendale, Colo.

June 11 & 13

All Star: Women’s Under 23 Championship (8 teams – one location)

August 14-15
Sevens: Men’s Club Sevens Championships, Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif.

August 28 & 29
Sevens: Men’s and Women’s all Star 7’s championships (16 teams – one location)

October 30 & 31
Club: Women’s Division I Playoffs (Round of 16 – one location)

November 13 & 14
Club: Women’s Division I Championship (8 teams – one location)

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