USA Rugby Names Women's Playoffs, Championship Details for 2009-2010

Wendy YoungCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2009

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 12:  The pink playing ball that commemorates the Women in League round and breast cancer lays on the field during the round 14 NRL match between the Warriors and the Newcastle Knights at Mt Smart Stadium on June 12, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

BOULDER, Colo.—USA Rugby has officially named the 2009 Women’s Division I Club Playoffs and Championships and Women’s Premier League Championship event locations and verified details for these events and those taking place in 2010.

On October 24-25, USA Rugby will join Boston Women and Old Gold in hosting the Women’s Division I Playoffs at NARA Park in Acton, Mass.

The 12 Division I Women’s Rugby Teams emerging from the Competitive Region playoff process will be converging on the area for the chance to go on to the Division I Championships in November.

On November 6-8, USA Rugby will be working with the San Francisco Fog to host both the Women’s Division I Club Championships and the Women’s Premier League Championships.

The four clubs victorious in October’s Division I playoffs will compete for the Women’s Division I national title while all eight member teams of the Women’s Premier League will compete in the WPL Championship.

Inaugural WPL league play kicked off last weekend and will determine final seeding for the WPL Championship, with the top four teams competing for the Cup and Plate and the bottom four teams competing for the Bowl on San Francisco’s Treasure Island in November.

In 2010, the Division I Playoffs will again feature 12 of the best women’s teams from across the nation; while the Championships see the top four teams compete for highest honors and will again be played in conjunction with the Women’s Premier League Championships.

The 2010 Women’s Playoffs are scheduled for on October 30-31 with the Championship event slated for November 13-14.

USA Rugby has yet to choose a location for either 2010 Women events, and is still accepting bid applications for these two tournaments.

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. 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 or contact Lindsay Tiernan at

To bid on an event, please check out the bid packet by clicking on the following link

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Div 1 Master Scoreboard by YSC

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