For more details on the actual tournament, TOLA etc, go here.
We are very pleased to have both the Men’s and Women’s brackets full for this weekend’s Lone Star Classic tournament in Dallas. We have 20 Men’s teams registered and 10 women’s teams. Attached is the schedule. We ask that each team have a representative available for the captain’s meeting at 8:30 AM. As you can see on the schedule, we are playing 76 games of rugby on 3 pitches during the day so it is critical that we start on time and stay on schedule. We will be starting promptly at 9:00 AM, if you are scheduled to play in the first game and are not ready, you will forfeit your first match (sorry, we can’t make any exception to this since it’s such a packed schedule).
* 7:30 AM – Check in opens
* 8:30 AM – Captain’s meeting
* 9:00 AM – first game kickoff
* 5:00 PM – pub crawl pre-party begins at Greenville Bar and Grill (for teams not advancing)
* 6:30 PM – pub crawl starts
* 7:30 PM – awards presentation at pitch
Tournament Location: N Buckner Blvd & E Lake Highlands Dr. Dallas, TX 75218
NOTE: Don’t park on the grass at the fields, you’ll get towed
Phone numbers: Should you need to contact anyone from the tournament in case you get lost, need a place to get ice, etc:
Chris Chefchis: (214) 226-6699
Filip Keuppens: (716) 435-5757
Mike Xuereb: (214) 226-3161
Wendy Young: (405) 802-2490
Each team will receive 12 wrist bands to attend the pub crawl. The information is attached in the event you want to pass this on to anyone not playing in the tournament. Additional bracelets are available for $5 each. Each of the pubs participating will be offering $2 beers as well as shot specials. We have also arranged for the “Miller Lite girls” and various shot girls to be in attendance and giving away beer, booze and prizes. Anyone age 21 and over is welcome to attend. There should be some free food available at the pub-crawl pre-party for those teams not advancing to the semi-finals.
Unfortunately, the parks department has informed us that no club is permitted to cook or sell food on city land (which all the rugby fields in Dallas are on). We will have fruit, energy bars, water and sports drinks available but we will not have our famous brisket tacos available this year. There are a lot of Hot food options available about a ¼ mile past the pitch (travel south on Buckner to Garland), there is also a grocery store for ice, water, etc.
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