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Bytown Blues Update August 17th 2017

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1xv defeat Montreal Irish at Twin Elm

In an exciting 1xv game the Blues continue their table topping performance in the Super League with a 28-26 win over the visiting Montreal Irish.

1XV: 28-26

2XV: 24-26

League Table LPR – Super Ligue

TEAM P W L D PF PA DIFF BP PTS
1 Bytown Blues 9 9 0 0 362 148 214 8 44
2 Montreal Irish RFC 9 6 3 0 300 153 147 9 33
3 Kingston Panthers 9 6 2 1 301 146 155 6 32
4 SABRFC 9 3 5 1 184 230 -46 5 19
5 Club de Rugby de Québec 9 2 7 0 194 392 -198 4 12
6 Montreal Wanderers RFC 9 0 9 0 99 371 -272 3 3

League Table LPR – Super Ligue Réserve

TEAM P W L D PF PA DIFF BP DED PTS
1 Montreal Irish RFC II 9 7 2 0 266 183 83 8 0 36
2 SABRFC II 9 7 2 0 292 188 104 7 0 35
3 Bytown Blues II 9 6 3 0 309 204 105 11 0 35
4 Kingston Panthers II 9 4 5 0 270 221 49 9 0 25
5 Montreal Wanderers RFC II 9 2 7 0 141 271 -130 3 0 11
6 Club de Rugby de Québec II 9 1 8 0 121 332 -211 3 0 7


Bytown Players Start for Ontario Blues

Our Prop combination of Patrick Lynott and Ryan Surgenor started for the Ontario Blues on Wednesday in the 31-34 loss to the BC bears. Both put in 72 minutes on the day with a much improved 2nd half.

The final for the CRC will be on Saturday August 19th at 1900 EST at https://www.facebook.com/rugbycanada


Algonquin Thunder Rugby

A message from Geoff Tomlinson to the club.
“The location of all our training sessions is the Algonquin Field – building Z on the AC map
Training Schedule, 2017.
 
Rookie Camp:  (have your student # with you)
Tuesday August 22 9 to 1030pm
Wednesday August 23 730 to 9pm
Thursday August 24 9 to 1030pm
 
Main Camp (veterans and rookies)
Monday Aug. 28    6 to 730pm
Tuesday Aug. 29    9 to 1030pm
Wed. Aug. 30        730 to 9 pm
Thurs. Aug. 31     9 to 1030pm
Tuesday Sept. 5     9 to 1030pm
Wed. Sept. 6 730 to 9pm
Thurs. Sept. 7  9 to 1030pm
 
Friendly v Queens 
Sunday Sept. 10 @ Queens
130 KO tbc
 
Monday Sept. 11 6 to 730 pm
Tuesday Sept. 12  9 to 1030 pm
Wednesday Sept.13  730 to 9 pm  + Kitmas 915 to 1030 pm
Thursday Sept. 14  9 to 1030 pm
Friday Sept. 15   730 to 9 pm
 
Match #1 v Fleming College
Sunday Sept. 17
Twin Elm Rugby Park
1 pm KO
Regards
Geoff Tomlinson
Head Coach – Algonquin College Mens Rugby
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Blues Junior 7s Training

7s rugby:

Training: Starts next Wed, Aug 23
Tourney 1: Sat Sept 9
Tourney 2: Sat Sept 30
Cost: $20 (per player)

Winter training…

We have just purchased “Try Rugby Insurance” which covers the sessions at Winter Training Academy.

This will allow any of your friends, who haven’t been registered with a club, to be participate and be covered. So tell your friends, neighbours and relatives to signup.
We are looking to run a U13, 15 and 17 girls program next year, so please feel free to promote.

Details:

Sessions: January 6 – March 31, 2018 (12-13 sessions)
Dates: Saturday nights
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Lees Avenu Dome (Ottawa University – Lees Campus)
Cost: $170.00
Ages: 11 – 18 (boys and girls)

Payment options:

1) Registered players can pay using Team Snap (Credit card)
– click payment tab, then the “PayPal” button
– pay by PayPal or Credit Card

2) eTransfer the fee to Cecilia Nicol (treasurer@bytownbluesrugby.ca)
– include your child’s name, age and that it is for “Winter Rugby”

P.S. Please register early as it helps with the upfront payments.
For those in hockey, I understand that it may be hard to find the time.
We will be looking at other options (like once a month, or every other week)
later in the year.

P.P.S. I will be putting together a flyer for advertising, so that you can push this out to your friends, colleagues and hockey/basketball, etc associations. Please contact me (junior.manager@bytownbluesrugby.ca) for the PDF.

Ciao!
Jim Shaw


Vintages Weekend

1) Volunteers for the World Vintage Rugby Carnival; Aug. 20-27.
Everyone is expected to participate. Friends and significant others are welcome to volunteer as well.
Volunteers should e-mail Jim Nordin with their availability: jim.nordin@rogers.com They should include their e-mail address,cell number, if they have Smart Serve and t-shirt size. If they are bringing a female volunteer along then they should make note of that so we get a women’s t-shirt. We are looking at a volunteers party after the event since there is no drinking alcohol while working. Please email to acquire the schedule: leepowell@rogers.com
2) The Bytown Rugby Foundation is up and running: www.bytownrugbyfoundation.com. People can donate for either Bytown Blues only or EORU players and the George Fortier Scholarship.
3) There will be a silent auction at the closing banquet to raise funds for the Foundation. Anyone that can score us something to auction off would be great. If you can get something contact Lee Powell: leepowell@rogers.com

As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at info@bytownbluesrugby.ca. If you would like to submit content to this newsletter or help in covering Blues Events please also send us an email.

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