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Posted May 22nd, 2011 - Updated 05/24/11

 

MAY 28th:  HOSTED BY THE 1823 7s RUGBY TEAM

 

DIVISIONS:  SENIOR MEN'S and COLLEGIATE MEN'S (THE VENUE IS SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR!)

 

ENTRY FEE:  THE VENUE IS FREE DUE TO FANTASTIC SPONSOR SUPPORT . . .

 

CAPTAINS, COACHES, and REFEREES MEETING:  TBA  |  KICKOFF TIME:  9:00 AM

MATCHES:  EVERY 20 MINUTES  |  TWO CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES:  4:00 PM

 

LOCATION:

 

MECHANICSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM, MECHANICSBURG, OH

FOR DIRECTIONS AND A MAP CLICK HERE

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

 

WOODY HUDSON, 614-578-7649

KEN LEACH, 614-282-0352

BILL McDONOUGH, 614-418-8050

 

POST TOURNAMENT SOCIAL CONCESSIONS, FOOD AND BEVERAGES, WILL BE AVAILABLE

MOST OF THE DAY AT THE VENUE SITE . . . BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE MECHANICSBURG

HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB   |  POST TOURNAMENT FESTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE

NEXT TO THE VENUE SITE . . . CONTACT WOODY, 614-578-7649, FOR ALL THE DETAILS

SPONSORS:

BYRNE'S PUB

1248 WEST 3rd AVENUE, COLUMBUS, OH  |  614-486-4722

 

FOR DIRECTIONS AND A MAP CLICK HERE

FOR DIRECTIONS FROM THE VENUE TO BYRNE'S CLICK HERE

 

 

ABOUT THIS OLYMPIC STYLE RUGBY TOURNAMENT:

 

This one day Tournament will feature 8 Teams competing in Olympic style Rugby Sevens.  A Seven-a-side match is only 14 minutes long, two 7 minute halves, with 2 minutes for halftime, and so, you see three matches each hour.  Each match has a lot of great action, contact, and scoring packed into 14 minutes. 

This is the game that will be increasingly familiar to the American audience because it will be played for the first time in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in 2016. 

Four of the Nation's top Collegiate programs, Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, Penn State University, and the University of Michigan will compete for the College Cup while Senior Men's Teams from Columbus, Louisville, Kalamazoo, and Cincinnati will compete for the Men's Division Cup. 

The game of Rugby Sevens has received a lot of coverage since being named an Olympic sport.  NBC Sports has covered two major Tournaments in the USA during the past 10 months. 

The game has also grown in Collegiate and Club circles because of the speed of play, and the ease of Hosting a multiple game Tournament like this across a weekend or a single day. 

The 3,000 seat stadium will be a large enough venue for the crowd, and intimate enough to make everyone feel close to the fast paced and high scoring games. 

Long time Rugby Fans and people new to the game will enjoy the day. 

Admission is free.  It promises to be an exciting day.

 

 

 

ABOUT TERRY LARRIMER:

 

The Tournament is named for Terry Larrimer, a prominent Columbus attorney.  Terry played Rugby for Princeton University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, the SudAmericano Men's Club in Washington DC, the Scioto Valley Men's Club, and several Select Touring Sides.  Terry played on 5 continents.  His distinguished Rugby career spanned more than two decades.  This Tournament celebrates his passion for the game and a cause that he grew to champion with equal enthusiasm, i.e., finding a cure for cancer.  All proceeds for the game are being donated to the Columbus Foundation where a scholarship has been established in Terry's name.

Terry Larrimer had a distinguished Rugby career spanning over two decades.  As Captain he led the 1968-69 Princeton University Rugby Club to an Eastern Collegiate Championship, the Ivy League Championship, and the Washington 7s Championship.  He was selected All Ivy League Scrumhalf and was included in the May 1969 Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" section.  In 1975 he was co-founder and Captain of the Scioto Valley Rugby Club where he played until 1990. 

During his playing time he was selected to the Ohio Rugby Union All Star Team at Scrumhalf (1976-80), the Midwest Territory Thunderbirds (All Stars) (1976-77), and Terry was invited to compete for a position on the USA Rugby Eagles representing the United States in International play (1977-78).

Terry graduated from the Columbus Academy in 1965, and received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1969.  He received his Law Degree from the University of Michigan in 1972, and became a Senior Partner of the Larrimer and Larrimer Law Firm representing injured workers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio.  He was a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, and the Ohio Association for Justice, who in 2007, gave him the Worker's Compensation Hall of Fame award.