CanAm Rugby Tournament—July 31-August 2, 2009

Wendy YoungCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2009
CanAm Rugby Tournament - July 31-August 2, 2009
Saranac Lake, NY

Considered one of the largest and best run rugby events in the world, the Bud Light Can-Am Tournament was created in 1974 by the Mountaineers Rugby Club of Saranac Lake, New York.

The inaugural event was an eight-team affair that quickly doubled, and has mushroomed into a mid-summer tradition, with 100+ teams converging on the Adirondacks.

The Bud Light Can-Am Tournament grew in size and stature, adding eight teams each year through 1987. The Can-Am committee then capped participation at 100 teams, making it one of the largest rugby tournaments in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

There is currently competition in eight different divisions—including Women and Old Boys.

The 2009 competition will be held July 31-August 2, 2009. Main playing fields are at the Saranac Lake Middle School, Saranac Lake High School and Lake Placid LAX Fields.

The finals have traditionally attracted around 3,000 spectators to the fields at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. Admission to all games is free.

Anheuser-Busch and A&M Beverage of Malone, NY have combined to involve Bud Light as the title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include Balls Out Rugby, Rugby America LTD, Nice N Easy Stores, Hyde Fuel Company, and Spencer Boatworks.

Below is the scoreboard for the women's portion of the tournament. For the full scoreboard go here.

Premier Games on Saturday and Finals At NCCC will be available LIVE ON THE WEB...HERE!!!

CANAM PHOTO NOTE : This year Action Photos is focusing coverage on teams that pre-register and select from specific packages. Please click HERE for more info.

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