High School Tournaments

2015 Ontario High School
Spring Rugby Tournament Directory

Updated Apr. 24, 2015


Rugby has been played continuously in Ontario high schools for more than 50 years. 

The number of rugby-playing schools has grown significantly in recent years. There are now more than 425 Ontario high schools with rugby programs, and more than 25,000 athletes playing the sport.

Organizers of tournaments not yet listed are encouraged to provide details to Glenn Tarver (
tarver@rogers.com) so that coaches can select from as many options as possible.

The following information is provided by
Rugby Ontario as a free service to Ontario high schools to promote the growth and development of the sport of rugby.

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy.

Rugby Ontario assumes no responsibilities for the organizational arrangements for any tournament.



2nd Annual University of Western Ontario Tournament and Training Day ( London )

This event is offered as an opportunity to develop strong core skills. Current Western players will be available as certified referees and skills instructors.  Participating high school players will be provided with information about campus life and academics

Wednesday April 1 2015   -   Junior Boys

Thursday April 2  2015   -   Senior Boys

Entry fee $150

12 teams per day with four pools of three teams

Teams travelling longer distances will have a later start

90 minute coaching session for every team with Western players and coaches

90 minute campus tour available

Contact Western Mustangs Men's Rugby General Manager, Steve Thomas (thomas_stephen_michael@elanco.com) or Richard Cooke (cooke713@yahoo.co.uk)

4th Annual Northern Red Knights Boys Tournament
( at Birchmount Stadium Scarborough )  

Thursday April 2 2015   -   Senior Boys

Friday April 10 2015   -   Junior Boys 

Artificial turf surface.  Tournament goes regardless of weather

Entry fee $300

All teams guaranteed 3 games. 

Player of the game awards

Contact Dan Gana   

Certified sport therapists and first aiders

No food available for purchase.  Players should bring their own food

6th Annual Queen’s Spring Classic
( at Queen’s University, Kingston )

Tuesday April 7 2015   -   Senior Girls

There will be a tiered schedule based on team experience levels

Entry fee $275

All teams guaranteed 3 games

All games played on artificial turf surface.  Only short cleats permitted

Games will commence at 9:00 and the event will end at 5:00.  Schools travelling further will get later kickoff times for their morning games

Contact Beth Barz at
barzb@limestone.on.ca or qwrugby@queensu.ca

4th Annual Father John Malo Tournament ( at St. Michael's College School, Toronto )

Wednesday April 8 2015   -   Senior Boys

Entry fee $300

All team guaranteed 3 games

Artificial surface, all cleats can be worn, tournament goes rain or shine

Plaque for tournament winning team, Player of the Game awards

Contact Steven Bailey   bailey@smcsmail.com

7th Annual University of Waterloo Early Bird Tournament ( at University of Waterloo )

Wednesday April 8 2015   -   Varsity Girls and Senior Boys

Thursday April 9 2015   -   Bantam and Junior Boys

Friday April 10 2015   -   Senior Boys and Junior Boys

Entry fee $350

Artificial turf fields

All teams guaranteed 3 games

Contact Luke Demeter  

7th Annual Spring Thaw Tournament
( at St Joan of Arc CHS, York Region )

Wednesday April 13 2015   -   Senior Boys  

Wednesday April 20 2015   -   Junior Boys

Full size artificial turf playing surface

Entry fee $300 ( one event ) or $550 ( both events )

All teams guaranteed 3 games. 

Plaques for pool winning teams and medals for players

Contact Rob Fiore    

15th Annual Saltfleet High School Spring Rugbyfest
( at McMaster University, Hamilton )

This highly competitive event usually attracts many teams that qualify for OFSAA

Tuesday April 14 2015   -   Junior Boys

Wednesday April 15 2015   -   Senior Boys

Entry fee $300


Friday April 17 2015   -   Midget Boys ( at Saltfleet HS, Stoney Creek )

Entry fee $200

All teams guaranteed three 30 minute games. 

Field turf, no metal cleats and no other cleats larger than ½ inch, players must remove footwear when crossing synthetic track surface

Contact Paul Pendakis  
ppendaki@hwdsb.on.ca   or   Stephen Cadogan scadogan@hwdsb.on.ca          

7th Annual Excalibur Tournaments
( at Trent University, Peterborough )

Wednesday April 15 2015   -   Junior Boys

Thursday April 16 2015   -   Senior Boys

Friday April 17 2015   -   Senior Boys

Momentum Turf artificial grass playing surface, short cleats only

Entry fee $245

All teams guaranteed three 30 minute games

Post-game man of match awards

Qualified first aid / CPR staff on site

Contact Brian Greer   

5th Annual Saint Michael Catholic School Tournament ( Niagara Falls )

Thursday April 16 2015   -   Varsity Girls

Entry fee $300

3 games guaranteed

Played on turf field

Contact Brian Carter   brian.carter@ncdsb.com   

3rd Annual McMaster University Skills Clinic and Tournament ( Hamilton )

Thursday April 16 2015   -   Junior Boys

Skills clinic ( 2 hrs )  - 
 individual and positional skills development with numerous McMaster forwards/backs coaches and players as instructors.

- scrum techniques
- lineouts lifting, throwing and drives
- kicking
- track and tackle
- evasive running

followed by tournament
- 12 teams
- Each team has two 30 minute games

Friday April 17 2015 tournament   -   Senior Boys
- open to 16 teams
- all teams guaranteed three 30 min games
- schools may enter more than one team
- plaque awarded to the winning team.

Entry fee:
$300 per team for one event ( Thursday or Friday ), $550 for both days


4th Annual Lions Den Tournament ( at York University )

Presented by York University Women's Rugby Team

Friday April 17 2015   -   Senior Girls

Entry fee $300 (or $500 for two teams from the same school)

Contact Sage Smith   sage.smith13@hotmail.com

9th Annual Ridge Classic Tournament
( at Pine Ridge SS, Pickering )

Friday April 17 2015   -   Bantam Boys and Junior Boys

Friday April 24 2015   -   Varsity Girls and Senior Boys

Entry fee $300

3 games guaranteed ( 8 team divisional format )

First games at 8:30, last games at 3:50

Every team plays on the same field all day

Tournament MVP shirts and championship photo plaques for division winners

Certified athletic therapists on-site

"best on-site food concession in Ontario"

Contact George Burford   

1st Annual PDHS Spring Fling ( at Paris District HS, Paris, ON )

Sponsored by RaRa ( Rucking Awesome Rugby Apparel )

Monday April 20 2015 - Junior Boys and Junior Girls

Entry fee $250 for single team or $450 for both boys and girls teams

Guaranteed 3 games

Each team gets MVP t-shirt

Change rooms and showers on-site

First aid/trainers on-site

BBQ lunch and refreshments available on-site

Contact Steve Burroughs steven.burroughs@granderie.ca

22nd  Annual Red Hot Rugby Tournament ( at multiple sites province-wide )

The Red Hot Tournament is the largest and most prestigious high school tournament in Ontario and amongst the very best in North America.  The 2015 version will have 64 entries.  Tournament results often have an impact on seeding for OFSAA senior boy’s tournaments as well as the Barbarian Cup tournaments for junior and midget age teams.  Many tournaments are organized by Ontario colleges and universities and will showcase post-secondary academic and rugby opportunities for players.  Every effort will be made to ensure appropriate levels of competition and minimize travel requirements.

This is a not for profit event organized to provide competitive playing opportunities in the true spirit of rugby.  Proceeds are used to discretely support Junior Blues athletes experiencing financial constraints and may also be used for grassroots rugby development in globally needy areas.

Tuesday April 21 2015   -    Red Hot Junior Boys Regional Tournaments at 3 sites ( 8 team events ):  St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Aurora, Trent University and Sheridan College Oakville

Thursday April 23 2015   -   Red Hot Senior Boys Regional Tournaments at 5 sites ( 8 team events):  Stamford HS Niagara Falls, Sheridan College Oakville, McMaster University, St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Aurora, University of Western Ontario

Saturday April 25 2015   -   Red Hot Senior final games at St Joan of Arc CHS in York Region. Teams will have advanced from April 23 tournaments

Tuesday May 12 2015   -   Red Hot Midget ( gr 9 ) Tournament at Humber College ( 12 teams )

Check the tournament web site for more information  

Entry fee $300 ( if paid before April 1 ), $350 afterwards, no refund if a team drops out

All teams guaranteed 3 games. 

Contact Dom Scuglia   

th Annual Golden Boot Invitational ( at Brantford RFC )

Thursday April 23 and Friday April 24 2015   -   Junior and Senior Girls ( both days )

Teams guaranteed 3 games

Entry fee $275

Contact Danielle Curtis   danielle.curtis@granderie.ca

st Annual Hayden Rugby Classic ( Dr Frank Hayden SS, Burlington )

Thursday April 23 2015  -  Junior Boys and Senior Boys

Teams guaranteed 3 games

Artificial turf fields.  Only plastic or moulded cleats allowed

Walking distance to amenities

Entry fee $275 per team

Contact Dan Pletch 

9th Annual Highlander Bantam Rugbyfest
( Sir John A Macdonald SS, Waterloo )

Friday April 24 2015   -   Bantam ( grade 9 ) Boys

Entry fee $300

All teams guaranteed 4 games. 

In the event of rain, the tournament will be moved to Woodside Park Kitchener

Contact James Montgomery    
james_montgomery@wrdsb.on.ca    519 880 9979 ( w )

1st Annual St. Ignatius of Loyola Tournament ( Oakville)

Monday April 27 2015   -   Junior Girls

Entry fee $250

3 games guaranteed

Athletic therapist on site

Contact Chris Chliszczyk   chliszczykc@hcdsb.org

2nd Annual Mustang Showdown Tournament ( at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS, Aurora )

Monday April 27 2015   -   Senior Boys

Entry fee $250

3 games guaranteed

Turf field

BBQ on site

Contact Frank Ienna   frank.ienna@ycdsb.ca

2nd Annual Gee-Gees Women's Tournament
( Matt Anthony Field, Ottawa )

Wednesday April 28 2015   -   Grade 9 / U15 ( coaches will decide if 7’s, 10’s or 15’s )

Thursday April 29 2015   -   Senior Girls Tier One

Friday May 1 2015   -   Senior Girls Tier Two

Teams guaranteed 3 games;   

Each game will be 20 minutes in length with a 5-minute halftime;

No metal studs permitted

Student therapists on site

Access to locker rooms

$200/team per day or $350/team if entering two tournaments

Cheques payable to
UOttawa Women’s Rugby

Coaching staff and current members of the Gee-Gee’s on site for school program orientation

For more information and registration, please contact Gee-Gee’s head coach Jen Boyd at

9th Annual Doogie Cup Tournament
( at Sacred Heart and Walkerton HS’s )

Tuesday April 28 2015  -   Junior and Senior Girls

This tournament is organized in memory of Allison Dugas, a former Sacred Heart player

Entry fee $13 per player

3 games guaranteed. 

All players will receive a free tournament t-shirt

Contact Bill King   
bill.king@sympatico.ca    519 881 8431 ( cell )

11th Annual Centennial Cup Tournament
( at Guelph Centennial High School )

Thursday April 30 2015   -   Senior Girls and Junior Girls

                                             Bantam ( grade 9 ) Boys

Friday May 1 2015   -   Senior Boys and Junior Boys

Entry fee $250 

All teams guaranteed 3 games. 

Concession stand and bbq open both days

Contact Kealey McMillan    


7th Annual Crusader Classic ( at Waterloo Oxford DHS , Baden )

Friday May 1 2015   -   Junior and Senior Boys

Entry fee $300.  $560 for two teams

All teams guaranteed 3 games, round robin schedule

Grass fields

For address liability issues, teams must have a qualified coach not just a teacher / supervisor

Contact Craig Stuart    

10th Annual A N Myers Collegiate ( formerly at Stamford CI ) Tournaments
( Niagara Falls )

Friday May 1 2015   -   Senior Boys ( 8 teams )

Friday May 8 2015   -   Junior Boys ( 8 teams )

Friday May 29 2015   -   3
rd Annual Senior Girls Prom Dress ( 8 teams )

Entry fee $250

All teams guaranteed 3 games, 14 minute halves, pool winners will play in a final game, pool runners-up will play in a consolation final game

On-site food concession

Contact Gary MacDonald     

7th Annual G L Roberts Classic
( Oshawa )

Sponsored by Ruckwear and Konno Performance Wear

Friday May 1 2015   -   Varsity Girls

Entry fee $300

3 games guaranteed, some teams will play 4 games

Food concession on site

On site physio

MVP awards

Contact Chris Conway

2nd Annual SFDCI Classic ( Beckwith Park, Carleton Place, ON)

Friday May 1 2015   -   Junior Boys

Entry fee $250

All teams guaranteed 3 30-minute games

First kickoffs at 9:00 a.m. Teams travelling from a further distance get a later start.

Certified physiotherapists on-site

Contact Blair Cathcart blair.cathcart@ucdsb.on.ca

28th Annual Miller Cup Tournament
( at Stratford Northwestern HS )

Tuesday May 5 2015   -   Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Junior Boys  ( up to 40 entries )

Competitive and developmental divisions

4 fields in close proximity,

Entry fee $275 ( 1 team), $500 ( 2 teams ), $700 ( 3 teams )

Contact David Redfern   

Centennial Secondary School - Belleville Jr. & Sr. Boys Invitational
( at MA Sills Park )

Thursday May 7 2015   -   Junior and Senior Boys    *SOLD OUT*

Entry fee   -   $150

Junior Teams: Centennial SS, Ashbury College, Saltfleet SS, Uxbridge SS, Banting Memorial HS, Lindsay CVI

Senior Teams: Centennial SS, Trenton HS, Ashbury College, Saltfleet SS, Uxbridge SS, Quinte SS, Oakville Trafalgar SS, Lindsay CVI

Contact Scott terHaar:

1st Annual Bayside SS Tournament
( Belleville )

Friday May 8 2015   -   Junior Girls

Entry fee   -   $200

Physio on site

Contact Scott Dewar  

21st Annual Chinguacousy Cup Tournaments ( at Chinguacousy SS, Brampton )

Friday May 8 2015  -   Senior Boys

Thursday May 14 2015  -   Senior Girls 

Entry fee $250

Contact Mike Gauley   michael.gauley@peelsb.com   647-638-7723

5th Annual Humber Hawks Classic
( at Humber College )

Friday May 8 2015   -   Senior Girls

Entry fee   -   $325

All teams guaranteed 3 games

BBQ lunch provided for all players

Player of the Game awards

Tournament photographer, web site with live updates

Injuries treated by Humber College physiotherapy students

Contact Matt Ferreira  

3rd Annual Spring Blast Girls Tournament ( at St Mary’s High School, Kitchener )

Friday May 8 2015   -   Varsity Girls ( 16 teams )

Two tiered competition, premier and development

Entry fee $250

All teams guaranteed 3 games

Two fields, 2 x 15 minute halves

Food and beverages available for purchase on site

Plaques for winning teams, t shirts for team MVP’s

Contact Tom Mandich  

1st Annual Bruce County Invitational ( at Tiverton Sports Centre, Tiverton Ontario )

Tuesday May 12 2015   -   Senior and Junior Girls and Boys

Entry fee $260

9:00 to 3:30, 2 fields

12 minute halves, no conversions

Certified first aid staff on site

Coach’s Choice t shirt player awards

Lunch provided


23rd Annual Tahi Teamwear High School Rugby Tournament
( St George’s Rugby Club, London  )  


Wednesday May 13 2015   -   Novice and Senior Girls, Senior Boys ( 8 teams )

Thursday May 14 2015   -   Junior and Senior Boys  

There are senior boys divisions on separate days


Entry fee $275

All teams guaranteed 3 games.   Half the teams will get 4 games. 

Awards will include game MVP’s and plaques for schools

For entry form downloads go to

Contact Murray Young    

2nd Annual University of Toronto Varsity Blues Tournament ( at Scarborough Campus )

Friday May 15 2015   -   Junior and Senior Girls

2 Fields

All teams guaranteed four 20-minute games

Contact Gareth Williams   gareth.williams@utoronto.ca


53rd Annual Barbarian Cup Junior Provincial Championships Tournaments ( organized in 2015 by the Fergus Highland Rugby Club, Fergus Ontario )

Scheduled for the weekend after the OFSAA Senior Championships Tournaments 

The Junior Boys tournament is invitational for association winning teams across Ontario.  Some association finalist teams could also be invited as wild card entries at the discretion of the organizing committee

The other two divisions ( Junior Girls and Bantam / Grade 9 Boys ) are open to any schools with entries up to a maximum of 16 teams

Sunday June 7 2015   -   Junior Boys Invitational Tournament ( 16 teams )

                                           Junior Girls Open Tournament ( 8, 12 or 16 teams )

                                           Bantam Boys ( grade 9 ) Open Tournament ( 8, 12 or 16 teams )

Monday June 8 2015   -   medal games for all divisions

Entry fee $350

No additional costs for parking or spectator admissions

All teams guaranteed 3 games on Sunday

Please visit 

Entries or questions   -    Jane Kirby 


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