USA Rugby now accepting bids to host 2014 spring playoff events

from USA Rugby:

  • Women’s Collegiate Division I & II playoffs will be held at 4 regional sites on April 25-27 and 1 championship venue on May 9-10
  • Men’s Collegiate Division I-AA playoffs will be held at 4 regional sites on April 26-27 and 1 championship venue on May 10-11
  • Women’s Club Division I & II playoffs will be held at 2 regional sites on May 17-18, with the championship final on May 31-June 1
  • Men’s Club Division I, II, III playoffs will be held at 2 regional sites on May 17-18, with the championship final on May 31-June 1

Screen-Shot-2013-04-05-at-1.13.19-PMBOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is now accepting bids for the 2014 men’s and women’s collegiate and senior club playoffs.

The 2014 Men’s Division I-AA and Women’s Division I & II collegiate playoffs will commence the weekend of April 26 and conclude the weekend of May 10. USA Rugby is seeking four to eight regional sites as well as one to two championship venues. Each regional location will host 4 to 12 teams, with the number varying on the geographic needs of the bracket and the availability of quality venues.

1 Regional Venues: April 25-26 Women’s DI / Women’s DII (4-8 Teams per Venue)
3-7 Regional Venues: April 26-27 – Women’s DI / Women’s DII / Men’s DI-AA (4-12 Teams per Venue)
1-2 Championship Venues: May 9-11 – Women’s DI / Women’s DII / Men’s DI-AA

2012-2013 women’s collegiate events were held in Stanford, Calif.; Allendale, Mich.; Annapolis, Md.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. 2013 men’s collegiate events were held in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tucson, Ariz.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Madison, Wis.; and Bowling Green, Ohio.

Full details regarding hosting requirements can be found in the 2014 hosting bid packet.

Bid to Host a 2014 Collegiate Playoff Event >>

The 2014 Women’s Division I & II and Men’s Division I, II, & III club playoffs will be held on May 17-18and May 31-June 1. The national quarter-final and semi-final events will be held in two regional locations (1 in the Western U.S.; 1 in the Eastern U.S.) and feature 20 teams per site (12 men’s; 8 women’s).

2014 Club Playoffs
2 Regional Venues: May 17-18 Men’s Division I / Men’s Division II / Men’s Division III / Women’s Division I / Women’s Division II
1 Championship Venue: May 31-June 1 Men’s Division I / Men’s Division II / Men’s Division III / Women’s Division I / Women’s Division II

2012-2013 senior club events were held in Virginia Beach, Va.; Irving, Texas; Lawrenceville, Ga.; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Glendale, Colo.

Full details regarding hosting requirements can be found in the 2014 hosting bid packet.

Bid to Host a 2014 Senior Club Playoff Event >>

Priority will go to venues that have either qualified teams in the area or are central to potentially qualified teams. Additional priority will go toward venues that are within one hour from a major international airport and can provide affordable accommodation and transportation for teams. USA Rugby prioritizes affordability for traveling teams and will not require teams to stay in designated hotels

USA Rugby will be accepting bids until Nov. 8, 2013. It is expected that spring venues will be selected and announced by December 6, 2013.

If you have any questions regarding 2014 national championship series events, please contact Erik Geib at egeib@usarugby.org or 303-539-0300 x118.

About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts over 30 national playoff and championship events every year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.

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