ABOUT RUGGERFEST - February 21-22, 2015
THE 2015 RUGGERFEST IS ON! We are attracting international teams and the best competition in the United States to meet in sunny south Florida the last weekend in February for our annual pre-season competitive tournament. Ruggerfest features mens club and premier, women’s club, men and women’s collegiate, old boys, touch and high school rugby. Why play rugby in the cold? Come to sunny Florida for a weekend of rugby and a swim at the beach.
IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS
For Immediate Release:
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - The 39th Annual Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest was held February, 21 -22nd at Mills Pond Park under epic South Florida conditions. Thirty-two teams in Men’s, Women’s, and Old Boy divisions vied for championships.
The Old Boys Division saw the return of the Virginia Cardinals who took titles in both +55 and +45 divisions, while the ORBS (Atlanta Renegades) won the 35+ bracket. The Women’s division was won by Fort Miami RFC, our local club. The Father & Sons side out of Ottawa, Canada defeated the Nassau Renegades from the Bahamas to take the club championship, while Asociacion Alumni of Buenos Aires, Argentina was crowned the winner of the Men’s Premier division with a hard fought victory over the USA Classic Eagles.
A true rugby festival, Ruggerfest also featured touch, youth and high school events. The Cayman Islands narrowly defeated Fort Lauderdale to the take the title in Touch. The youth and high school portions, run under the direction of the Florida Youth Rugby Union, featured both local and out of state high school talent in both 7’s & 15 a side throughout the weekend with 300 kids between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age running rampant on Sunday.
The highlight of the event was Saturday night’s Premiere Exhibition match featuring Life University Running Eagles vs Asociacion Alumni’s top side. Over a thousand people watched Life come out on top 29 - 12.
Special thanks to Canterbury, U.S., our Official Gear & Apparel sponsor, City of Ft Lauderdale and all of our generous sponsors. The 40th Annual FTL Ruggerfest is set for February 19th – 21st, 2016 and is not to be missed!
Final Matches: Old Boys +55: Virginia Cardinals v FTL Silver Knights 27 - 10 +45: Virginia Cardinals v Niagara Old Boys (NOBS) 20 - 5
+35: ORBS (Atlanta) v Gypsy 10 - 7
Women's: Fort Miami Women over Gypsy, round robin format
Men's Club: Fathers & Sons (Ottawa) v Nassau Renegades (Bahamas) 27 - 14
Men's Premier: Asociacion Alumni v Classic Eagles 27 - 18
LOCATION AND TIMES
February 21-22, 2015 - Mills Pond Park. 2201 Northwest 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
LaQuinta Inn Cypress Creek/I-95
- Address: 999 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
- Standard Room with 2 Beds: $139.00 plus tax per night.
- Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1 and ask for the special rate for Ft Lauderdale Ruggerfest.
- Reservations must be made no later than 2/3/2015 in order to guarantee this special rate.
- Men's Premier $450
- Men's Club/Collegiate $375
- Old Boys $350
- Women's Club/Collegiate $350