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!

Rugby 101 - Saturday, June 20

Interested in learning the basics of rugby in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere?

Join us on Saturday, June 20th for a full day of rugby instruction, fun, camaraderie, and a BBQ with beer and great food and folks.

No experience is necessary — we’ll teach you everything you need to know. And men and women of all shapes and sizes are welcome!

You will learn basics of rugby:

  • rugby laws
  • tossing and catching the ball
  • painless tackling with less effort
  • forming rucks and mauls
  • line outs
  • scrums
  • rugby songs

The Clinic starts at 11:00am (sharp!) on Treasure Island at the Fog Rugby pitch (near the intersection of 9th St and Ave D).

Note: Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in this Rugby 101, but please feel free to contact us about our Youth Rugby program.

Jell-O Wrestling Fundraiser on May 30

On Saturday, May 30, SF Fog Rugby presents Jell-O Wrestling as the Ladies of the San Francisco Fog return for a fourth time to the Jell-O wrestling pool! If you missed the first three wrestling events, this is the time to see first hand the excitement of the lady ruggers!

Just $12 (advance tickets; $15 at the door) will get you into the event with all the wrestling action plus all the beer you can drink. The lady ruggers will also be serving Jell-O shots at $3 each. Plus, Fog resident DJ Jonboy (Dubalicious) will be providing the grooves for the afternoon.

Advance ticket sales are now closed. Please purchase your tickets at the door.

Place: The End Up (401 6th Street, San Francisco)
Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Tickets: $15 at the door (advance tickets no longer available)

Alice Hoagland Speaks at San Francisco Prop 8 Protest

Alice Hoagland, mother of Mark Bingham, spoke at the “Day of Decision” protest rally in San Francisco on the evening after the Prop 8 decision was given by the California Supreme Court. The following is a video of her speech.

Fog Men Win 2009 Magnitude 15s Tournament in Seattle

The San Francisco Fog Men emerged victorious in Seattle, WA this afternoon, winning the Magnitude 15s Tournament after competing against numerous IGRAB-member clubs across North America and defeating the Seattle Quake in the afternoon championship match by a final score of 15 to 3.

Fog Rugby gives sincere thanks to the Seattle Quake for putting together a magnificent two-day tournament and gives additional thanks to all of the participating IGRAB clubs for some incredible rugby. See you at The Bingham Cup 2010 in Minneapolis!

Congratulations to the San Francisco Fog! Roll Fog Roll!