Stage Now Set For B2Gold Provincial Regional Championship Finals at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club on Sunday
BC Rugby – Vancouver, BC – June 25, 2016: After a frenetic Saturday that featured more than three dozen contests, youth rugby players from across the province of BC have now headed back to their hotels to ice some bruises, rest and dream about a provincial title shot on Sunday.
The B2Gold Provincial Regional Championship matches promise to be filled with dramatic moments, as the players aged 13-18 rise to the occasion of a provincial final. Burnaby Lake Rugby Club plays host to what should be a spectacular day of fifteens rugby. Sunday’s action kicks off at 11:00am.
Saturday’s pool matches were characterized by equal measures of evenly run contests and dominant performances. The most hotly contested division, the Boys’ U14 Pool A, wound up with three team tied for the final playoff position. Thompson-Okanagan ultimately grabbed the spot as the last last semi-finalist by virtue of points differential over Vancouver West and North Vancouver Island, who will now play in the consolation round.
The format for most divisions on Sunday will include a semi-final and final for the top four sides, with consolation round games for the balance of the teams. The exceptions are the U17 Boys, who will finish their English football style single-round, while the six teams in the U18 Boys’ division square off in single Gold, Bronze and 5th place matches, based on the results of their seeding games last week.
Results from Saturday’s matches and the schedule for Sunday can be viewed for each division online by clicking here.
An Excel version of Day 1 results and Day 2 fixtures can be downloaded by clicking here.
B2Gold Provincial Regional Championship Divisions
- Under-18 Girls
- Under-16 Girls
- Under-18 Boys
- Under-17 Boys
- Under-16 Boys
- Under-15 Boys
- Under-14 Boys
Regions Competing in the Tournament
- Vancouver Rugby Union Wave (team colours: blue and white)
- Vancouver Island Rugby Union Junior Tide (team colours: red and white)
- North Vancouver Island Tsunami (team colours: blue and white)
- Thompson-Okanagan Rugby Alliance (team colours: orange and black)
- Fraser Valley Rugby Union (team colours: green and yellow)
Location: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, 3760 Sperling Avenue [map].
Day 1: June 25th, 2016, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Day 2: June 26th, 2016. from 11:00am to 7:00pm
All spectators are welcomed and encouraged to attend this event, which is free.
Members of the media should check-in at tournament headquarters, located in the Mohawk Room within the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club Pavilion.
Broadcast and highlights:
The following games on Sunday will be live streamed on bcrugby.com/live, with highlights to follow on Monday:
3.00pm U14 Boys’ Final
3.45pm U15 Boys’ Final
4.35pm U16 Girls’ Final
5.25pm U16 Boys’ Final
More information about BC Rugby
The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through more than 50 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.
For further information about BC Rugby or this event, contact:
Communications Manager – BC Rugby
Tel: +1- 604-737-3070
Images: Boys’ U17 division, Vancouver Rugby Union (blue) vs Fraser Valley Rugby Union (black/green). Girls’ U18 division, Vancouver Island Rugby Union Junior Tide (Red) vs North Vancouver Island Tsunami (blue/white). Photo credit PJ Carr.