WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
Kathy Flores' Eagles opened with a loss to England last week in Edmonton.
They will be playing Ireland on Monday and Australia on Friday. Knock-out rounds begin the following week.
TRI-TIPS SEVENS IN SLO SEPTEMBER 9
The 21st annual Tri-Tip Sevens will be played this Saturday on the lovely pitches at Damon-Garcia Park in San Luis Obispo.
So far, the two old Sevens comrades Mike Gadoua and Bruce Carter are committed and will be driving down together Friday evening. The SLO team will provide rooms Friday and/or Saturday for interested Pelican refs.
Please contact Bruce if you would like to join the fun.
Also, any NorCal teams that would like to have an enjoyable run and a memorable meal afterwards are invited to sign up.
This webs page contains all the information and points of contact:
Click here: SLO Rugby Football Club - News Articles
WOMEN’S LEAGUE SEASON BEGINS
Hayward 0 – SACRAMENTO 30 Referee: Isaac Caselis
Please respond if you would be available to referee at any of these:
Dixon Scottish Games, September 23
Women’s league round-robin hosted by the Fog, September 30
Harlotfest in Modesto, October 21
Those who are preparing for exchanges receive priority in assignments.
VISITING EAST MIDS REFS AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Martin Ellis of the East Midlands Society will be visiting Everybody’s Favorite City with his family from Wednesday until Saturday, staying at the Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday Inn.
Those who went on the exchange in 2004 will remember Martin, who joined us for the Saracens – Worcester game that Chris White refereed.
If you have enjoyed any hospitality from our English friends in the past, or just would like to have a drink with a visiting referee, please contact Bruce Carter for more details on Martin’s visit and contact information.
Speaking of exchanges, some eager Pelicans are preparing to celebrate the autumn season in style, by going on exchange!
East Mids, September 13-26: Dave Miller, Sam Reagle and Bruce Carter
Aspen, Sept. 21-24: John Pohlman
Victoria, November 22-26: Paul Bretz, Aruna Ranaweera
New York Sevens, Nov. 25: John Coppinger, Ray Schwartz
KILL THE FACT CHECKER
We’d fire our worthless and pathetic fact-checker if he didn’t’ have mouths to feed.
Last week, we described NCRRS volunteers as “talented and tiresome people”. Although we’d like to think that ‘-some’ is better than ‘-less’, these folks have, in fact, proven to be TIRELESS.
The link to the priceless Australian video addressing forward passes was sent in by David Williamson.
Of the many rugby Davids we are fortunate to know, our old teammate was not uppermost in our mind in the context of YouTube.com.
SANTA BARBARA SEVENS
Saturday August 26
Santa Barbara Grunion 7's Tournament
Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Championship Final: SAN JOSE SEAHAWKS 27 – Fresno 17
Referee: Aruna Ranaweera
In an exciting all-NorCal tournament final, San Jose outlasted Fresno 5 tries to 3. The score was tied 17-17 with 2 minutes left.
THIS WEEK'S PHOTO
At the USA Club Sevens Championships the top Pelicanref was caught having too much fun, wearing a smile to light up the Pacific Northwestern gloom.
For the Senate