Rugby

 


 

General Information

DATE: TBD

SITE: Lincoln Rugby Club (NW 42nd & West Wilkens, Lincoln Air Park-West - View map)

SCHEDULES: Schedules will be posted here and emailed to participants the week of competition.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three clubs.

COMPETITION FORMAT: All teams guaranteed two games. All games will be 7v7 and will consist of two 7-minute halves with a 2-minute halftime. Liberal substitutions permitted to extent of roster. Sport Director may combine divisions, depending on the amount of teams registered. All teams will be notified if changes are made.




Events

*High School Boys - All players must be 19 or younger as of July 22, 2017
Men Premier - D1 club/College & select sides
Men Open - Other club/College & select sides
Women - All team members must be female
*Masters - All players must be 45 or older as of July 22, 2017

*High School Boys and Masters divisions will only take place if there are enough teams for a complete bracket. Teams will be notified and refunded if events get cancelled due to lack of teams.




Roster Info

ROSTER UPDATES:

Teams can make roster updates.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 18. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after July 5 will include the per-player entry fee, plus a $10 late fee PER PLAYER.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

All players must check in at the registration table prior to each game. Be prepared to show I.D. Player names will be cross-checked against the Master Roster. Due to liability issues, no player will be allowed to step on the field of play without paying the entry fee and signing the Release of Liability Waiver. This will be strictly enforced.

Players are allowed to play on one team ONLY. To protect the integrity of the tournament, no player will be allowed to “Roster Jump”, or move from team to team during the tournament. Any team caught with a player not on their roster, or with a player who jumped from another roster, will be forced to forfeit that game.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Seven players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

NOTE: Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 18 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 18 to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions found here.




Registration Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21:
$26 per player

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5:
$29 per player


ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.


SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.


Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Rugby Director R.J. Alderson at ra93931@windstream.net or 402-792-0001. Assistant Director T.J. Niehaus at tj_niehaus@hotmail.com or 402-499-0288.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

 




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