The San Francisco Fog Men prevailed over Modesto’s Stanislaus RFC with heart-felt and technical play to win its first victory in the NCRFU 2009 Season by a score of 27-5. Fog Rugby sincerely thanks the Stanislaus Harlots for traveling to San Francisco and playing a well-fought match.
Fog Rugby congratulates the Minneapolis Mayhem RFC on its successful bid to host The Bingham Cup® in 2010.
Despite strong competition in the bidding process from Las Vegas’s Sin City Irish RFC, the Mayhem prevailed in a vote by the membership of IGRAB, which comprises representatives of every gay-identifying men’s rugby union club worldwide.
The Bingham Cup® was first hosted by the San Francisco Fog in 2002, and is held every two years. Other cities that have hosted the event are London (2004), New York City (2006), and Dublin (2008).
Read the official announcement at IGRAB.net.
Come on out to cheer for the men of the San Francisco Fog this Saturday, January 24, as they take on Modesto’s Stanislaus RFC (aka, the Stanislaus Harlots).
Place: Treasure Island on the corner of Avenue D & 9th Street
Date: Saturday, January 24
Time: Kickoff at 1pm
Social to follow (around 4:30pm) at Lookout Bar.
This Saturday, January 17, the men of Fog Rugby head to the beautiful northern coast of California to face off against Humboldt Old Growth RFC.
Place: Arcata, CA (directions)
Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: Kickoff at 1pm
The San Francisco Fog RFC strongly supports the Minneapolis Mayhem RFC’s bid for The Bingham Cup® in 2010.
IGRAB’s mission is to establish and nurture member clubs whose goals align with its own. The Mayhem was founded as an IGRAB club, with IGRAB’s help, and since its inception has been a model for what IGRAB hopes to accomplish as an organizing body.
We believe IGRAB’s Bid Evaluation Committee erred in its interpretation of the IGRAB constitution when it allowed a non-member club to submit a bid. Fog Rugby feels very strongly that only member clubs who embody and actively pursue IGRAB’s stated goals should benefit from the worldwide attention and increased public profile that results from hosting The Bingham Cup®.
IGRAB has only a handful of tools available to pursue its mission of developing and deepening the organizational capacity of its member clubs. We would be misguided if we used that power to benefit a non-member club when a superb bid from a fellow IGRAB club exists.
Minneapolis has done the hard work it takes to establish and grow an IGRAB club. They have submitted a terrific bid and that is why we enthusiastically support them as hosts of The Bingham Cup® in 2010.