Monday, March 25, 2013

Midwest Girls Championships

The Midwest Girls Rugby Championships are just a month away as they take place Saturday and Sunday April 27th and 28th.

The event is held at the Moose Rugby Grounds: 1500 County Road 6, West Elkhart, Indiana, 46514.

Some info can be found at

To register, a team must:

1) Include the local-hosts (Bart Barthoff) and the Midwest Youth Coord. (Bob Cronquist) in a confirmation email with your intent to compete in the girls Midwest Championships.  Please do so by April 11th.

2) Please indicate the division you intend to compete in.  Brackets will be determined by the Midwest Youth Coord. with input from state reps.  We are able to have three divisions of games, if there is enough interest:  Championship, a second division, and a B-side Bracket.  We have room to include many girls teams that have an interest in competing.

3) Bring a check to the event made out to "Moose Rugby Grounds"  $350 for Championship bracket, otherwise $300.

4) Please secure your hotel rooms with the service provided as soon as able.  Teams must use the link below to compete in the event.  This is part of a sports tracking process by the city.  This is a very good things for rugby-you must use the link if you wish to compete in the event.  Cindy is able to get you a better deal than you would as individual teams.  You may also call CIndy below if you prefer a hostel not the link.

5) If you've already made your hotel accommodations, please contact Cindy with the info to help her track the rugby #'s generated.  She may still be able to help with a better deal.

Thank you


Moose Rugby Grounds

Click Here to Make Hotel Reservations for Girls Midwest Rugby

Cindy Highberg

Total Event Services

3018 Heather Beach Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46234

Phone:  317-716-8584

Fax:     317-329-8179

Editors Note:

This year's event looks to be strong, with several strong programs and states returning to the competition. 

In addition to last year's finalists, DSHA and Catholic Memorial, the third-place finisher, St Joseph's Academy represents Ohio.  Ohio's Lakewood has chosen not to participate for the second year in a row.  4th Place finisher Kettle Moraine returns after advancing past Vernon in the Wisconsin state championship tournament.  

Minnesota's Armstrong, a three-time state champion, returns to compete after a short hiatus and will add another competitive team to the mix.  All the above listed teams have applied for invites to the National tournament and will be fighting to move up in one of 3 divisions.

Illinois also looks to return to the higher competitive bracket with Plainfield on the upswing.

Wisconsin will be sending a slew of teams looking to experience cross-border competition as Vernon, Oak Creek, and possibly Brookfield all look to compete in the second division.

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