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Now Accepting Bids to host NSCRO Regional QTs for the Men's 7s National Championships

By Ron Ziegler, NSCRO, 09/27/19, 2:15PM EDT


Help us grow college rugby across the country! The level of 7s play of NSCRO clubs has improved each year. Help us continue to improve and grow college 7s by hosting a regional qualifying tournament.

NSCRO provides men’s rugby clubs a great college experience and opportunity to play for the NSCRO Men’s 7s National Championship as an important part of the College Rugby Championships in Philadelphia, PA. NSCRO sanctions and provides guidance and support for eight regional qualifying tournaments hosted and run by college rugby clubs, conferences and unions across the four regions that make up NSCRO. Those regions are the Northeast, Mid Atlantic South, Central and PacWest. NSCRO sanctioned Men’s 7s Regional Qualifying Tournaments has seen increased participation with NSCRO clubs each year across the country the past six years. Last season had over 65 college clubs participate in regional tournaments.

NSCRO is now accepting bids to host a regional qualifying tournament.

To be considered as a host you must complete, sign and submit (3) forms:

  • Host Plan Form
  • Hosting Plan Agreement
  • Referee/Conference Support letter or email 

To host a fall tournament completed signed forms, agreement and letters must be received 30 days prior to the date of the scheduled event or September 27, 2019, whichever is sooner.

To host a spring tournament completed signed bids must be received by December 20, 2019.

It is our goal to have two qualifying tournaments in each region. The NSCRO club that wins the qualifying tournament earns a slot in the NSCRO Men’s National 7s Championship tournament held in Philadelphia, PA in 2020.

Qualifying fall tournaments may be held any weekend in the fall season starting September 28 through December 7, 2019.  Qualifying spring tournaments may be held any weekend in the spring season starting February 1 through April 25, 2020.

In order to accommodate the maximum number of teams, the host must have at least one pitch available for two days or two pitches available for one day with the option of one pitch for a second day.

NSCRO require that eight or more NSCRO teams must be entered in the Qualifying Tournament in order for the winner to qualify for the NSCRO National 7s Championship. The maximum number of teams that can/will be accommodated using the NSCRO Bracketing Standards on one pitch in one day is nine teams. Hosts must be able to accommodate a maximum of 16 teams.

It is important for college rugby that all regions strive to host two NSCRO sanctioned Men’s 7s Qualifying Tournament. We need conferences and colleges to work together to raise the level of 7s competition for NSCRO clubs.

The NSCRO 7s Tournaments can also be part of others 7s events as their own bracket within that event.

Start planning now to be part of NSCRO 7s Qualifying Tournaments. It is a great college experience for the student-athlete.

For more information contact:
Ron Ziegler

NSCRO Men’s 7s Commissioner