Upcoming tournament

Fog men travel to Minneapolis for Bingham Cup 2010

After months of preparation and fundraising, the Fog men’s A Side and B Side are heading to Minneapolis, MN, with the goal of reclaiming the Bingham Cup®.

In 2002 Fog Rugby hosted the first Bingham Cup, which is named after the late Mark Bingham, a Fog founding member and 9-11 hero. The Fog are two-time Cup champions (2002 and 2004). In the 2008 tournament in Dublin, the Sydney Convicts claimed the cup.

The schedule for Day One of the tournament — Friday, June 18 — is as follows:

A Side
12pm: Seattle
3pm: Minneapolis

B Side
10am: Ottawa
2pm: La Rebelyon

For more information on the tournament, visit the Bingham Cup 2010 website or the Bingham Cup Wikipedia article.

Fog Women travel to San Diego for Champagne Classic - Mar 6-7

The Fog Women will head south to San Diego for the 27th annual Champagne Classic on March 6 and 7. The tournament is put on by Women’s Division I 2009 national champions, the San Diego Surfers. Saturday will feature round-robin play among women’s club and college teams, with playoffs and finals taking place on Sunday.

For more information, including schedule and directions, please visit the tournament web page.

The Fog Men have a bye on March 6.

Fog Rugby hosts two women's championships this weekend

The San Francisco Fog is exceedingly proud to host two top-flight women's rugby tournaments this weekend.

On Friday, November 6, the Women’s Division I Club Championships will kick off, featuring the nation's top women's club teams in pool play. The clubs head into the trophy rounds on Sunday, November 8, culminating in the crowning of the 2009 National D1 Champions.

This weekend also sees the first Women's Premier League (WPL) Championship. Newly introduced for the 2009 club rugby season, the WPL pitted eight top senior women's clubs from across the U.S. against each other in an elite six-week competition.

Hosted by The San Francisco Fog R.F.C. in association with USA Rugby, both events will take place at the Gaelic Athletic Association's field at 11th Street and Avenue E on Treasure Island. Admission is free to all spectators. There will be vendors selling food, refreshments and rugby gear.

UPDATE: Select matches will also be available for live viewing online (as well as replay) via Ustream.tv USA Rugby channel. See the schedules below for details.

Match Schedule – Women's D1 Championships

Match Day Time Field Home Team Away Team
1* Friday 9:00am 1 NOVA Seattle
2* Friday 11:00am 1 San Diego Surfers Atlanta
3* Sunday 10:00am 1 Seattle Atlanta
4* Sunday 12:00pm 1 NOVA San Diego Surfers

*Match will be streamed live and available for replay on Ustream.tv.

UPDATE: In Match 1, NOVA beat Seattle 25-23. In Match 2, the Surfers beat Atlanta 21-10.

Match Schedule – Women's Premier League

Match Day Time Field Home Team Away Team
1 Friday 9:00am 2 Amazons ORSU
2 Friday 11:00am 2 Keystone DC Furies
*3* Friday 1:00 pm 1 Beantown New York
4 Friday 1:00pm 2 Berkeley MN Valkyries
5 Sunday 9:00am 2 ORSU DC Furies
6 Sunday 11:00am 2 Amazons Keystone
7 Sunday 1:00pm 2 Beantown MN Valkyries
*8* Sunday 2:00pm 1 Berkeley New York

*Match will be streamed live and available for replay on Ustream.tv.

UPDATE: In Match 1, the Amazons beat ORSU 27-20. In Match 2, Keystone beat the Furies 27-5. In Match 3, New York beat Beantown 13-10. In Match 4, Berkeley beat the Valkyries 19-5.

Fog Rugby to Host Women's Sevens National Invitational Tournament

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We are pleased to announce that the Women’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2009 on Treasure Island, hosted by the San Francisco Fog RFC.

Saturday will feature all teams in pool play, leading into Sunday’s trophy rounds and culminating in the crowning of the 2009 National Sevens Champion. All play will take place at the Gaelic Athletic Association’s field at 11th Street and Avenue H on Treasure Island. Saturday afternoon the Gaelic Athletic Association will play the men’s final for Gaelic Football on the same field.

This year marks the inaugural Championship for Women’s Sevens, and will coincide with the Men’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament, hosted by the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Football Club, also on Treasure Island.

Dana Creager, fresh from the US National Team, is serving as Competition Coordinator. Creager notes “We are very pleased to be bringing the Inaugural Women’s Sevens tournament to the San Francisco Bay Area, a hotbed of American Rugby, and are honored to be hosted by the San Francisco Fog. It is guaranteed to be a weekend full of great rugby.”

With origins that trace back to Scotland over 125 years ago, Rugby Sevens is a fast paced, high action version of the more traditional 15-person game.

Sponsors of this event are: Bass, Budweiser, and Energy 92.7.

Admission is free to all spectators. More information and directions to the pitch available on the Women’s Sevens National Invitational Tournament website.

FogFest IV is this Saturday!

The 2009 edition of FogFest is approaching fast — and time is running out to save $10 on event admission!

This Saturday, June 27, Fog Rugby is proud to host FogFest IV, a harlots-style festival that emphasizes both the competition of rugby as well as the more light-hearted aspects of the game. Individuals register and are placed on teams at random (well semi-randomly, since we do take your usual position into account).

We do ask that both players and non-players pre-register online by Friday, June 26, so we can ensure that our post-event BBQ and social are the best they’ve ever been.

FogFest is open to both men and women rugby players, and you’ll need to know your CIPP number (i.e., proof you have registered with USA Rugby).

Here’s what your registration fee gets you:

  • Full day of RUGBY (at least 3 games) at beautiful Treasure Island
  • High quality FogFest tournament JERSEY
  • BEER all day (must be 21+ with ID)
  • Post-tournament BBQ and SOCIAL with music, beers slides, and lots of other fun

And even if you just want to watch the games and get in on the post-tourney activities, you’ll save $10 by pre-registering — so do it now!