Best of the West Tournament This Weekend

Yes, the top women’s teams in the West will battle it out this weekend in Austin, Texas at the Best of the West Tournament in addition to vying for spots on the West Selects Team.

My pal and former teammate Kimmie K. will be there playing for the Denver Harlequin Olde Girls (aka HOGs) and so will fellow rugby blogger Amy with the Austin Valkyries.

Here’s the info from the Valks …

DATE Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2006

PLACE Burr Field, Austin TX
Directions at

CONTACT: Jennifer Joyce, Austin Valkyries President
Phone: 512.797.0799

Request Housing in Austin Deadline to REQUEST housing for your team is April 12. Please note this is only a request and requests will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Confirmed Teams: Valkyries A (possibly B), Austin, TX
Harlequin Olde Girls- Denver, CO
Black Ice- Denver, CO
Boulder Babes- Boulder, CO
Alamo City- San Antonio, TX
Rice University- Houston, TX
TWU (Texas Women’s Rugby), Denton, TX
Arkansas Iron Maidens- Little Rock, AR
HARC- Houston, TX
University of Texas Women- Austin, TX
Baton Rouge Women – Baton Rouge, LA
University of Oklahoma, OU Roses – Norman, OK
Texas State University Women – San Marcos, TX

Possible Teams:
St. Louis Women, St. Louis, MO

Entry Fee: $200 per team


$10 per individual players (picking up)

Tournament Bracket Structure: Two competitive brackets, each with their own championship Sunday. Bracket #1 is for teams interested in higher level competition, and Bracket #2 is for teams who are newer or social. It is completely up to the teams as to what brackets you will play in.

Rules: Any team welcome (new, social, collegiate and elite). If you don’t have a full side, contact Jennifer Joyce and let her know positions you need and she’ll let you know whores available who want to commit to a team.

Any player can pick up with any team without penalty (Olde Girls and Valkyries have agreed to not pick up players for our game with one another).

Whores: You can pick up with any team at any time ($10). If you commit to a team, there’s no fee for you-you can commit to a team and then pick up in any other games that your assigned team isn’t playing in. E-mail me your name/ contact info and preferred position.

Guaranteed 3 games-2 Saturday and 1 Sunday.

Accommodations: Tournament hotel around $79 with full breakfast with no max players per room. The hotel will be confirmed in a few days, but feel free to Priceline if you’d like, we do not benefit from the hotel costs you pay. If costs for a hotel would keep you from coming, let me know. We will house as many people as possible, first come first serve.

Social: Yes, we will be partying fiercely with the full intentions of getting to know each other. There will be a trophy for the best costume and best costumed team.

** This is also the venue for the selections for the West Select Side.
Please contact Susan Stabler for more information. If you are coming to pick up with teams and you are trying out for the West Women’s Select Side, please go through Susan. We will work out the best teams for you to play on**



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