Posted December 12th, 2012


The Tournament


Ladies and Gentlemen:



As one of the nation's largest population of Irish residing on the Southside of Chicago, it's only fitting that the South Side Irish Rugby Club host our 10th Annual Whiskey 10s Rugby Tournament in conjunction with the St. Patrick's Day celebrations that will be taking place throughout Chicagoland . . . the Windy City.   The Whiskey 10s Tournament has quickly grown into one of the best Rugby 10s Tournaments in the country, and it is a great way for Clubs/Teams to shake off the rust and start their Spring Season!  Men's, Women's, and Collegiate Sides (Clubs/Teams) from Oklahoma to New York have all come together to ensure that each Side will get to play Sides outside of their normal Territory/Union.   Each Side is guaranteed 3 matches/games of Pool Play with a Playoff and Championship Match at the end of the day.  After the Tournament the South Side Irish will host a free party at our neighborhood pub, Jack Desmond's Irish Pub.   The Tournament has gotten bigger with each passing year and so . . . GET YOUR TEAM(S) REGISTERED EARLY BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ARE ALL FILLED.

Match/Game Play



10s is a great way to begin a season!  You get to hit and run for 20 minutes as you work off all of the rust from the long off-season.  For those unfamiliar with a 10s lineup it is made up with the following players:   2 Props - 1 Hooker - 2 Locks - 1 Scrumhalf - and 4 Backs.   Each match consists of two 10 minute halves, with a 5 minute break at halftime . . . it's that easy . . . and fun!


Tournament Coordinators Brian Craig, 708-705-6118, and Jim Drousias, 925-286-0891


When:  March 9th



Hosted by the South Side Irish Rugby Club





Senior:  Men's and Women's  ||  Collegiate:  Men's and Women's  ||  High School:  Boys' and Girls'


Captains Meeting:  8:00 AM


Kickoff Time:  9:00 AM


Tournament Fee:



$ 300.00 for your Club's/Team's First Side  |  $ 175.00 for each additional Side

Only a payment, for each Club/Team/Side, will guarantee a spot in the Tournament

No Club/Team/Side will be allowed to signup on the day of the Tournament


Make your check payable to the:  South Side Irish RFC





Send your Payment to

Whiskey 10s

c/o Brian Craig

3900 N. Damen Avenue - Apt 307, Chicago, IL 60618



For further information and/or questions contact a Tournament Coordinator:

Brian Craig, and/or Jim Drousias







Dan Ryan Woods, 8401 S Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620

For Directions, Maps, Lodging, and Restaurant Information click here




Post Tournament Party:



Jack Desmond's Irish Pub, 10339 Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

For Directions and a Map click here

For Directions and a Map from the Tournament to the Pub click here . . . 16 minutes - 6.64 miles





American Rugby Outfitters will be on site for you to purchase merchandise . . . Tournament T-shirts will be available . . . there will be a food tent as well . . .


Club Sponsors:




PS:  Be sure to visit the South Side Irish website . . . click here, or the banner above . . .