VOLUNTEER SOUGHT: TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR FOR VISITING CHURCHILL CUP OFFICIALS
Ed Todd is asking the Pelican Society for help with getting the Churchill Cup officials picked up at SFO over the next four days.
We need people to meet incoming flights at SFO and take these folks to the tournament hotel, the Santa Clara Marriott. PLEASE LET ED TODD KNOW IF YOU CAN MEET ANY OF THESE OFFICIALS OR IF YOU COULD HELP COORDINATE THE WHOLE THING.
(Here at the Senate we are well into our summer schedule, which means working to make up for all those days off during the rugby season. As of this writing we are into an eight-day stretch of twelve-hour days. We couldn’t meet anyone who arrived before midnight.)
The referees for the three matches will be Phil Smith, our exchange partner from Victoria, Andrew Small of England and Peter Allen of Scotland. Colin Hawke from New Zealand, Iain Goodall of Scotland, and Robert Horner of the RFU will also be in town.
Colin Hawke, SFO @ 4:40 PM
Andrew Small, SFO @ 1:50 PM
Iain Goodall, SFO @ 1:05 PM
Peter Allen, SFO @ 4:35 PM
Robert Horner, SFO @ 1:35 PM
(Phil Smith’s information has not been divulged to us here at the Senate. The fact checker has not been anywhere near our files recently, so he can’t have eaten it.)
REFEREE NEEDED PRONTO
A ref is needed for Elsie Allen’s alumni game at noon on Memorial Day.
Dixon Smith will be one of your touch judges and Alan Petty has invited the officials to the barbecue afterwards.
Want this one?
WHO’S COMING TO THE BANQUET?
Please respond if you plan to attend the annual society banquet at Paolo’s Restaurant in San Jose on Friday, June 9th.
We need to know how many to expect. Will you be bringing anyone along?
If you are going to be attending the conference, please do not assume that you will be included in the totals unless you respond.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TOUCH AT ROCCA FIELD
San Francisco Golden Gate are hosting regular touch every Wednesday evening at Treasure Island on their main pitch. Shaun Paga has passed along an invite, saying that any referee who would like to play or ref would be very much welcomed! The clubrooms will be open afterwards for beverages and viewings of rugby games on the big screen.
They will be hosting a proper touch tournament on July 15th, so mark your calendars.
LAS VEGAS MIDNIGHT SEVENS SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Only one taker for the Midnight Sevens so far. You are missing out on one of the great and unique experiences in American rugby if you miss this one!
SoCal will pay your airfare and get you a hotel for the Saturday night.
You could attend our banquet on Friday night and fly to Vegas Saturday morning. Remember that the Sevens doesn’t start until 4 or 5 PM.
Let us know if you would like to attend!
CONFERENCE AND BANQUET REMINDER
The annual end-of-season banquet for our referee society will be Friday, June 9, at 7 PM. Plan now to attend, whether you will be able to attend the two-day conference or not.
We’ll be enjoying dinner and companionship at one of the South Bay’s finest restaurants:
333 W. San Carlos St.
The annual, attractive and much-coveted Pelican Awards will be presented. Don’t miss out!
‘Rugby Through the Looking Glass’, our two-day international conference for referees, will be well-worth your time and travel. David Williamson has arranged for a top-notch group of speakers for Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9.
Plan to attend the conference and stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown San Jose. Call Robyn Clever at 800-675-3202 to make your arrangements.
RUGBY GAMES NEVER STOP
This is the weekend of the third biennial Mark Bingham Cup. After having been hosted in Golden Gate Park and London, it is now in New York City.
Lois Bukowski refereed both of the previous iterations and is keeping her streak intact, having traveled to Gotham last week for the event.
We anticipate featuring a report from Lois here next week.
SAN FRANCISCO FOG A 13 – Washington Renegades 6
FOG A 27 – Seattle Quake 0
FOG B 19 – Muddy York 0
CARDIFF LIONS 21 – Fog B 12
FOG A 8 – King’s Cross Steelers 0
WORLD BARBARIANS 17 – Fog B 3
FOG A 12 – Los Angeles Rebellion 0
Their webmaster must be having too much fun because the ‘continuously updated’ ‘real-time’ scores stop at noon Saturday. (This is being written at five PM EDT on Sunday, when the tournament is already over.)
The results may be updated by the time you are reading this:
Alameda Barnacles – Berkeley Referee: Bruce Bernstein
No report received.
SACRAMENTO VALLEY UNDER 19 ALL STARS 76 - Bay Conference U19 All Stars 17
Referee: Jim Crenshaw
Elsie Allen – Alumni Referee: YOUR NAME HERE
THIS WEEK'S PHOTO
The Referee Improvement Team, perched above one of the lovely pitches at Newport, Rhode Island.
Oldest to youngest:
Bryan Porter, Don Morrison, Ed Sorensen, Jeremy Turner, Bruce Carter
For the Senate