AWARDS BANQUET: 5:30 for 6:30 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 7
The annual season-ending banquet of the NCRRS will be held at the Bull Valley Inn in Port Costa.
Cocktail Hour from 5:30 to 6:30, to allow everyone to arrive in time for dinner at 6:30.
RSVP to Paul Berman if you will be attending with the number in your party and menu choices:
Pasta with Prawns in Marinara
The restaurant will be completely ours for the evening.
House wine both red & white will be provided with dinner, and JC Van Staden has donated two cases of Peltier Station.
We have a need for eight or ten referees on June 21:
NorCal old boys versus Nevada old boys in Dunsmuir – this one’s a party
Campbell Scottish Games
Las Vegas Midnight Sevens – we usually get a last-minute call for half a dozen refs. Our services have been offered in advance this year but the response is ‘we’ll get back to you’.
It would be good to have a list of those who would like to attend. The tournament starts in the evening, so you could travel to Vegas on the Friday or Saturday and return any time Sunday.
SLUG ALUMNI WEEKEND
UC Santa Cruz – Alumnae Referee: James Hinkin
UC Santa Cruz – Alumni Referee: James Hinkin
No reports received.
SUPER LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS MAY 17
NYAC 19 – SF/Golden Gate 14 Referee: Tim Luscombe
CHICAGO LIONS 49 – Boston RFC 15 Referee: Ed Gardner
BELMONT SHORE 38 – Boston Irish Wolfhounds 8 Referee: Paul Bretz
DENVER BARBARIANS 39 – Charlotte 24 Referee: Davey Ardrey Touch Judge: Matt Eason
USA RUGBY MEN’S CLUB PLAYOFFS MAY 17-18
OLYMPIC CLUB 48 – Aspen 15
This is possibly the most misleading score in the history of rugby union.
Aspen was ahead 15 – 5 with two minutes to go. O Club scored an unconverted try and at the restart there was no more time left.
SIX MINUTES LATER Center Adam Mayer scored a try to tie the game but the conversion bounced off the crossbar! Six minutes of keep-the-ball-alive-or-go-home rugby – the ultimate test of a team’s mettle.
Overtime in USA Rugby playoffs is twenty minutes. Needing the first 78 minutes to score five points, the San Francisco side reached Olympian heights in scoring 43 unanswered points in the last 22.
And who was the lucky ref who had this tiger by the tail?
MARYLAND 40 – Palmer 15
LAS VEGAS 23 – White Plains 20
Los Angeles 19 – LIFE 44 Referee: Pete Smith
HAYWARD 44 – Austin 12
Mystic River 6 – PEARL CITY 48
Park City Haggis 22 – SOUTH SIDE IRISH 27
Long Island 8 – GLENDALE 85
GLENDALE 29 – South Side Irish 21
OLYMPIC CLUB 43 – Maryland 20
PEARL CITY 17 – Hayward 15
LIFE 40 – Las Vegas 5
BRANDYWINE 34 – Clinton Muddy River 20
SACRAMENTO CAPITALS 18 – North County Gurkhas 17
DETROIT TRADESMEN 51 – South Shore Anchors 27
New Orleans 14 – TULSA 47
RIVERSIDE 45 – Hartford 24
Charleston 22 – WISCONSIN 36
JACKSONVILLE 32 – Albuquerque Aardvarks 17
Norfolk Blues 5 – RED MOUNTAIN 55
BRANDYWINE 10 – Sacramento 8
DETROIT 22 – Tulsa 20
WISCONSIN 33 – Riverside 7
RED MOUNTAIN 69– Jacksonville 10
MIDDLESEX 23 – Fort Worth 18
Eagle Rock 19 – MICHIANA 53
JERSEY SHORE 47 – Montgomery 5
Montclair 0 – RENO 52
MICHIANA 29 – Middlesex 22
RENO 31 – Jersey Shore 19
PACIFIC COAST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS
Single School Playoffs:
This consists of a single game, to be played at Jesuit:
JESUIT 25 – Christian Brothers 5 Referee: Jim Crenshaw
These will be played Friday and Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Mother Lode 24 – UNITED 32
Lamorinda 17 – HIGHLAND 57 Referee: Andrew Ormsby
Both Highland and United advance to the nationals. United ‘ceded’ the championship and the #1 slot to Highland, and so they played inter-sectional friendlies on Saturday:
UNITED 19 – Lamorinda 12
HIGHLAND 62 – Mother Lode 14
Please cease and desist from calling penalties for "lazy runners".
The new operative term is "kinesthesiologically challenged".
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
From Ed Todd:
I was walking the dog one morning around our pond here in Boulder, when out of the blue came waves of Pelicans. I couldn't believe it, so I ran home and got the camera.
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