USA Club 7s Nationals Information
June 11, 2021
Goff Rugby Report has a good article on qualifications. Due to time constraints and viability of hosting an official qualifier the South region will not be hosting an official series. Teams are encouraged to find local tournaments and follow the procedures for documentation below. The East Coast qualifier is on July 17th in Downingtown, PA and you can register here. We suggest teams in the South try and attend Hotlanta on August 10th and Fear June 26th and 27th.
Since there will not be opportunities in the South for official qualifiers those who wish to use other tournaments need to follow these rules (see official rules in the link below, this is a c&P):
Teams intending to use non-Regional Qualifier Sevens for the purpose of getting players eligible to compete at the Club Sevens National
Championship must do the following:
i. Notify the Club Sevens Commissioner (email@example.com) about the team's intention to use a non-qualifier sevens
tournament for player qualification purposes at least two (2) weeks prior to the Event.
ii. Get the tournament director to agree to ID check your team prior to play and then complete this at the Event.
iii. Get the tournament director to sign a copy of the team roster based on the checked-in players.
iv. Take a team photo at the Event.
v. Send the team Roster & Photo to the 7s Commissioner (firstname.lastname@example.org) within seven (7) calendar days of the
completion of the tournament.
FOR THOSE IN THE CGRU - please copy email@example.com as well so we can have a copy in case of disputes.
2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form
Interested teams must complete the 2021 National 7s Team Enrollment Form by June 24 and pay an entry fee by July 1. See: https://forms.gle/
Expanded Opportunity - Alert your Teams
Our premise is to encourage participation by expanding the number of teams that play in the 7s National Championship using an Open / Invitational concept. All teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and make the effort to play in qualifying 7s tournaments are in the pathway for entry in the 7s National Championship event. The top teams each for Men & Women would play in an upper tier competition at Nationals for the Signes Cup. The remaining teams that preregister for the 7s National Competition and qualify would play in a lower tier for the Silver Cup. Over time this model should improve the quality on competition and depth of participation.
2021 National 7s Miscellaneous Items
Pre-qualified teams will be announced June 24. July 1st is the cutoff date for confirming intent to qualify for Nationals.
As this event is unbudgeted by USA Rugby and the Senior Club Council, the Host is picking up all venue costs and competition costs shall be shouldered by an entry fee. The entry fee is expected to be between $650 -$850 (still TBD). We anticipate that if a team withdraws prior to July 1 they will receive a 50% refund and withdrawing later than that there will be NO refund.
Payment types accepted for the fee are Credit card and Debit Card only. NO Cash, NO Cheques.
National 7s Date & Location
Nationals Aug 14 & 15, 2021
14800 Starfire Way
Tukwila, WA 98188
2021 National 7s Multiple teams from one Club
Clubs may qualify for the Signes Cup and also another team in the Silver Cup if they do not wish to try to qualify two teams for the top tier and NOT have to split their roster for the season, per Section 5, 5.1f.
Team & Player CIPP
All teams must be registered with USA Rugby and all players must be CIPP to that team.
A Club must be registered and In Good Standing with USA Rugby and the Approved Governing Body by June 15.
A Player must be Registered to the Club and residing in the United States, through initial enrollment or transfer, prior to the earlier of (i) playing in any Qualifying Tournament or, (ii) July 1.
More info soon!
Sevens Chair - Men’s Teams: Howard Kent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sevens Chair - Women’s Teams: Joanne Liu | email@example.com