The last rites of summer take place this weekend with the Tri-Tips Sevens in San Luis Obispo.
This event is played on four lovely, well-manicured pitches at Damon-Garcia Park, just off Highway 101. It is refereed jointly by SoCal and NorCal refs. The SLO RFC will provide hotel rooms for Friday and/or Saturday.
At present it looks like only two Pelicans will be attending the fun and the feast. If you’d like to join in, please let us know. Ride-sharing is available Friday evening from Salinas southward.
It is now officially rugby season again now. We have regular league games to assign every weekend beginning right now, with an increasing number of small tournaments and other friendlies, the rest of the year. The numbers are small, but we’ll need 2-10 refs a weekend.
Please let us know when you are ready to run.
TIME TO REGISTER WITH USA RUGBY
Registration for participants in USA Rugby, WHICH INCLUDES REFEREES, is now open for 2009. As a matter of fact, your 2008 registration expired with the turning of the calendar from August to September.
We are abashed to say that several referees who received appointments last season do not appear to have registered last year. (However, we realize that some register as players or as coaches and do not appear in the ‘Referee’ category.
Click here. Select the top option, Create/Renew Individual Membership.
Note that you can register as a player/ref/coach/administrator for no additional cost.
Your ‘team’ is the Northern California Rugby Referee Society.
When you get to the page with the liability waiver, either print it or save it as a file. Either way, you have to send a signed copy to Jim Crenshaw along with your $10 NCRRS dues in order to be a member our society, a registered member of USA Rugby, and in order to have liability coverage. The coverage will come in mighty handy if you are facing a lawsuit as a result of something that happened in a game – there’s no deductible!
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
Rick Humm’s eye was caught by this lovely waterfowl outside Big Creek Lumber in Watsonville, Calif.
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