The TRU is excited to announce the TOLA 7s Tournaments for 2019! The series starts this weekend with Lonestar 7s in Dallas and concludes in Shreveport with Horseshoe 7s in early August.
Do note that in order to encourage increased participation and raise the level of competition within the Red River and TOLA competitions we will be utilizing the modified Hong Kong Style format again this year. Specifically this will be used for the TOLA/RRRC qualifiers this season.
This format will combine RRRC qualifier and TOLA teams during pool play. Teams will declare a week in advance of the tournament date whether they are seeking to earn TOLA or RRRC points.
Note: If a club enters two teams in the 2rd or 3rd RRRC Qualifiers, one TOLA team and one RRRC team, the TOLA and RRRC rosters are locked. Players may not cross-over between competitions / teams in the same tournament.
2019 TOLA Schedule
|6/8/2019||Lonestar 7s||Dallas, TX||TOLA|
|6/22/2019||Bloodfest 7s||Austin, TX||RRRC/TOLA|
|6/29/2019||Men’s Regional Super Qualifiers||San Francisco, CA & Philadelphia, PA||USA|
|6/29/2019||Space City 7s||Bay Area, TX||TOLA|
|7/13/2019||Hell or High Water 7s||Spring, TX||RRRC/TOLA|
|7/20/2019||7s by the Sea||Corpus Christi, TX||Social|
|7/27/2019||Red River Rampage 7s||Dallas, TX||RRRC/TOLA|
|8/3/2019||Cherrybone 7s||Woodlands, TX||TOLA|
|8/10/2019||USA Rugby National 7s Championships||TBD||USA|
|8/10/2019||Horseshoe 7s||Shreveport, LA|
|8/10/2019||Score on the Shore 7s||Galveston, TX||Social|
Director of TOLA 7s
Assistant Director of TOLA 7s
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.
- 1 point awarded to the winner of any consolation bracket of each TOLA Series Tournament
- 1 bonus point awarded for each TOLA tournament entered.
- 2 “at large” points may be awarded at each TOLA Series events at the discretion of the TOLA Commissioner 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 traveling a great distance, entering multiple teams, and assisting the tournament hosts in some way, playing up a division to fill a bracket, etc.
NOTE: Clubs fielding multiple sides in a TOLA tournament may not aggregate the TOLA points earned by all sides entered. If a club enters more than one side in a TOLA tournament, the side that finishes the highest in the tournament will be considered their first side for purposes of awarding TOLA points, their next highest finishing side will be considered their second side, and so on.
For more details about TOLA 7s, please go to http://texasrugbyunion.com/competitions/texas-sevens-series/.