Ruggerfest 2011

The Washington Women RFC’s
31st Annual Ruggerfest 

April 30 – May 1, 2011

Sunday, May 1 Game Schedule

Tournament Directors – Shazi Spieler and Tiffany Smith


  1. Competitive: Division 1 Teams

  2. Two Social Division

  • Group 1: D1 B-sides; D1 mixed A/B; Competitive College teams

  • Group 2: D2 Club Teams and College Teams

Signal Hill Park
9300 Signal View Drive
Manassas Park, VA 20111

1. Please be sure that all team members and any supporters you bring park in a designated parking spot or in overflow parking across the street. Cars parked on grass inside the park will be towed.

2. No alcohol is permitted. This will be monitored by park staff, and police will be called if violations are observed.

3. Dogs are welcome on leashes at all times.

4. Public nudity will not be tolerated at Signal Hill Park. It is open to the public. Bathrooms inside the park under the covered pavilion by the tennis courts are available for changing more than your jersey or tank top

Saturday, April 30th
7 PM – close

Nellie’s Sports Bar
900  St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Specials: Free Miller Lite bottles from 7:00pm to 8:00, then $3 Miller Lite Bottles until 10pm.

Theme: Cult Classics

Note: Saturdays are VERY busy at Nellie’s so the earlier the better! *21 and over only!!!!!

Best Western Manassas
8640 Mathis Ave.
Manassas, VA 20110-5269

  • Rate: 75.90 per room
  • Dates: Friday 4/29 and Sat 4/30
  • Reservations: call 800-258-7177 and ask for the “Ruggerfest Block”
  • Deadline: Must reserve by March 25, 2011 to get Ruggerfest reservation block
  • Distance from Pitch: 2.5 miles
  • Distance from Downtown DC (social): 30 miles

*Due to team responses about hotel location preference we only reserved a hotel block close to the pitch; however, there are plenty of hotels in the DC metro area close to downtown DC (metro accessible) where the social will be held.  For suggestions you can contact Tiffany and Shazi

Miscellaneous Information:

  1. All Teams MUST provide a Waiver with signatures of ALL players
  2. All Teams MUST provide a Roster of ALL players for the weekend
  3. Registration Invoice—due with Registration

Early – By January 31, 2011: $350 one side/$600 two sides 
– By April 15, 2011: $400 one side/$650 two sides 
– Up Until Week of Tournament: $450 one side/$700 two sides

Game Day Information:Schedule and Brackets


Matches: Arrive at the pitch at least 10 minutes before the start of your match.  Each match will consist of two 25-minute halves, except for the championship matches which will consist of 30-minute halves.

Tie-breaker: In the event of a tie in the semifinal and championship matches, a 10-minute sudden death overtime period will follow.  There will be a coin toss to determine possession.  If the score remains tied, the game will be determined by a kick-off.  Each team will appoint one kicker.  A coin toss will determine who kicks first.  Kicks will start from a point 15 meters from the try line.  The kicker may place or drop kick.  Kickers will alternate, moving from the 15 meter marked by one meter increments, until one kicker is unable to match her opponent’s kick.


Insurance: All teams are required to have club liability insurance and all players are required to have individual health insurance.  All players must sign a waiver to participate in the tournament, to be turned in at the Captains’ Meeting on Saturday morning.

Touch Judge: Each team is required to provide a knowledgeable touch judge for each of their matches.

Kit Requirements: All teams must take the field in matching kit.  Numbered jerseys are preferred and will be required for championship matches.

Rosters: Roster size is unlimited.  All teams must submit their rosters at the Captains’ Meeting Saturday morning.

Cross-rostering: Cross-rostering is permitted as long as everyone playing with a given team is noted on the roster by the Captain’s Meeting on Saturday morning.  In the event that a team wants to add a player to its roster after the meeting on Saturday, the tournament Co-Chairs must be notified so that the written roster can be amended provided that the other teams in the group/division agree to the addition.

Discipline: Any player ordered off the pitch for disciplinary reasons will be forbidden from playing in any matches for the remainder of the tournament.  The referee is responsible for filing an appropriate report with the PRU and the player’s local union.

Substitutions: Pool Play matches and Consolation matches will allow open subs.  Semi-final and Final matches will be limited to 6 substitutions per team, unless both teams agree to allow open subs.  The decision around substitutions in these matches must be determined prior to the match.

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