Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Western Suburbs RFC Today

30 July 2008

Summer 7s practices end this Thursday, July 31 at Oak Marr Park in Vienna.
Practice will be held 6:30-8:30 pm. You can check the athletic field status here.

The 1st Fall 15s practice will be held on Tuesday, August 5 at the "Panzer Pitch" at 6:30 pm.
Practices will continue Tuesdays & Thursdays at that time and location until further notice.

Directions to the "Panzer Pitch":
The map below describes a soccer-sized field near Fred J. Panzer's house.
These directions are a little easier to understand:
1. from Centreville, take Rt. 28 South to Rt. 29 North.
2. take a right on Pickwick Road (at O'Toole's Restaurant).
3. Go straight thru light over Braddock Road.
4. Continue thru a neighborhood -- you'll now be on Little Rocky Run Circle.
5. at stop sign go straight.
6. take immediate right into community center parking lot (or better yet, park along the road).
7. follow pavement footpath at far end of parking lot thru woods until get to New Braddock Road.
8. You want to walk across New Braddock Road (you can hear the traffic from the rec center parking lot) and head to your right a little.
Look for a trail in the grass (NOT a pavement footpath) along the tree line that leads to the pitch, which is located under those high power lines.
It's about a quarter-mile walk. The walk and playing Frogger with the traffic is a part of the whole practice experience.
9. This is an HOA field and we need to respect the community.

He's back ... BOO DADDY 7s,
our own 7s Harlotfest, will be held Saturday, August 9 at our home pitch at Lough field in Lovettesville, VA.
We're taking a smaller-scale approach this year. Men's bracket only, on 1 pitch, a quick series of matches followed by a 15's season kick-off keg party and cookout. Costs per player $20. Check-in time 10 am. Matches will start at 11 am.
Individual entries only --- Random draw for teams! We supply the playing t-shirts. You supply the sportsmanlike attitude. Since this event is for fun, substitutions are unlimited (whether players are injured or just plain tired).
This should prove to be the best Boo Daddy 7s yet! Winning isn't important, but having a blast is!
For more info, contact Elvis.

Richmond RFC has invited Suburbs to play in their annual Porter Cup 15s tournament which is being held Aug 23-24 this year. However it is limited to the first 8 teams to enter. We need a quick count on players who would be available so that we can make a decision to enter or not. Please post your availablity on the message board under "Porter Cup" or send email to Elvis.

from Gene "Waterbug" Perez: "Winchester Rugby Football Club is holding its annual golf tournament on August 22, 2008. It's $75 a person, which includes unlimited beverages and the dinner party afterwards. The tournament is at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club, which is in Front Royal. It sounds like a lot of fun, even if you don't golf much. Though I suspect your game golf though will deteriorate as the day progresses. Anyone interested?"
Contact Gene.

CIPP-this issue is paramount. A player simply cannot play under the umbrella of USA Rugby for anyone anywhere unless they are CIPP'd. We are asking each player to CIPP themselves this season. There is a link on the website - see Club Dues and CIPP.

from Bill "Mayor for Life" Judge:
"Dear Old Boys:
I was chatting with OD today and we came up with a brilliant idea of entering in the Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest 45 and older tournament.
The date of the event is Saturday, Feb 28 - Sunday Mar 1, 2009. This is an easy flight from DC with many direct flights to Miami then a short 30 drive to Fort Lauderdale. This link is being updated so keep watch. This would be a great weekend getaway with the wives. They can go off to do their thing during the day and meet after the games. It would be an easier sell to go if they are invited.
How about some feedback? Thanks, Bill"
Contact Bill.