2017 TOLA 7s Tournament Dates

TOLA 7s SeriesStarted in 2009, TOLA is a 7s Series designed to promote semi-competitive 7s rugby in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The Series crowns overall men’s and women’s champions at the conclusion of the summer, but also allows for social teams to participate.

The best part of the series is that teams get to travel to fun rugby tournaments, meet new people, and play under a points system designed to make the Series fun and competitive.  Host clubs are highly encouraged to sponsor a themed pub crawl or after party, where players dress in the theme.  In an effort to increase the fun factor, the 2017 scoring system (see Points System, below) will award points for social participation, as well as success on the field.

This season, there will be several “Big Days of Rugby,” as many of the clubs hosting National Qualifier Tournaments are also adding TOLA or social brackets.  As the date of each event draws closer, additional information on the event will be published on the TRU website and Facebook pages.  So, get your teams together and start planning your 7s summer road trips!

2017 TOLA and National Qualifier Tournaments:

DATE

EVENT & LOCATION

HOST CLUB & CONTACT

BRACKETS

6/3/17 Denton RFC 7s

Denton, TX

Denton RFC

Andrew Chapmanandrewchapman999@gmail.com

TOLA Seeding Tournament

Men’s Bracket

Women’s Bracket

 

6/10/17 Lone Star 7s

Dallas, TX

(Lake Highlands)

Dallas RFC

Phillip Iuliucci

Treasurer@DallasRugby.org

 

Men’s TOLA

Women’s TOLA

 

6/17/17 Bloodfest 7s

Austin, TX

Austin Huns RFC

Mitch Pryor

mpryor@gmail.com

– Men’s National Qualifier #1

– Women’s National Qualifier #1

– Men’s TOLA

– Men’s Social

– Men’s Super Social

– Women’s Super Social

– Youth Divisions

 

6/24/17 Tornado Alley 7s

Norman, OK

University of Oklahoma Rugby

Doug Neubauer dneubaue@hotmail.com

– Men’s National Qualifier #2

– Women’s National Qualifier #2

– Men’s TOLA

(afternoon / evening)

-Women’s TOLA

(afternoon / evening)

 

7/8/17 Space City 7s

League City, TX

Bay Area RFC

Scott Blackley scott_blackley @wealthdevelopmentstrategies.com

 

– Men’s National Qualifier #3

– Women’s National Qualifier #3

– Men’s TOLA

-Women’s TOLA

 

7/15/17 Parrothead 7s

Tulsa, OK

Tulsa RFC

Luke Turner turnerluke13@gmail.com

 

– Men’s TOLA

-Women’s TOLA

 

7/22/17 Cowtown 7s

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth RFC

Dan Morgan

dmorganfwrc@gmail.com

 

– Men’s National Qualifier #4

– Women’s National Qualifier #4

– TBD (afternoon / evening)

 

7/29/17 Cherrybone 7s

Woodlands, TX

Woodlands RFC

Philip Devospdevos@lonestarprestress.com

– Men’s TOLA

– Women’s TOLA

– Old Boys

(afternoon / evening tournament)

 

7/29/17 7s By the Sea

Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Crabs

Doug Mitchell

doug@teamargenta.com

 

-Men’s Social

-Women’s Social

8/5/17 Alliance Midnight 7s

Keller, TX

Alliance RFC

Brad DuLong

braddulong@me.com

 

-Men’s Social

-Women’s Social

(afternoon / evening tournament)

 

8/12/17 Horseshoe 7s

Shreveport, LA

Shreveport RFC

Drew Tomsak

drew.tomsak@redballoxygen.com

 

– Men’s TOLA

– Women’s TOLA

 

8/12 & 8/13/17 7s National Tournament USA Rugby

Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN

Blaine’s National Sports Center

Erik Geib

egeib@usarugby.org

– Men’s National Qualifier

– Women’s National Qualifier

TOLA Points System

  • 6 points are awarded to the winning team of each TOLA Series Tournament.
  • 4 points awarded to the runner up team of each TOLA Series Tournament.
  • 3 points awarded to the third place team of each TOLA Series Tournament.
  • 2 points awarded to the fourth place team of each TOLA Series Tournament.
  • 2 points awarded to the winner of any consolation bracket of each TOLA Series Tournament
  • 1 bonus point awarded for each tournament entered. This includes all tournaments (TOLA and Social) registered on the TOLA website.
  • 1 social point for each team that shows up with 5 or more players to the pub crawl / after party in costume, takes a group photo, and sends it to the TOLA Chair by Monday following the tournament.
  • 2 “at large” points may be awarded at each TOLA Series events by the TOLA board for a team or teams (1 pt. each) that display character that exemplifies the spirit of rugby.
  • Examples of behavior that will be considered for these points include travelling a great distance, entering multiple teams, assisting the tournament hosts in some way, playing up a division to fill a bracket, etc.

TOLA Contact:

Dave Dodge (DDodge@GPM-Law.com) – Chair

 

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