High School Tournaments

2016 Ontario High School
Spring Rugby Tournament Directory

Updated Apr. 25, 2016



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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. Estimates show that 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. 

Directory Coordinator
Glenn Tarver (tarver@rogers.com)

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APRIL

5th Annual Northern Red Knights Boys Tournament
( at Birchmount Stadium Toronto )  
Friday April 1 2016   -   Senior Boys
Friday April 8 2016   -   Junior Boys 
Wednesday April 13 2016   -   Bantam Boys
Artificial turf surface.  Tournament goes regardless of weather
Entry fee $300
All teams guaranteed 3 games. 
Player of the game awards
Certified sport therapists and first aiders
No food available for purchase.  Players should bring their own food
Contact Dan Gana    daniel.gana@tdsb.on.ca

NEW
University of Waterloo Girls Early Bird Tournament
( at University of Waterloo )
Tuesday April 5 2016   -   Varsity Girls
6 teams
Entry fee $300 + HST
All teams guaranteed 3 games, one-hour skills clinic with Waterloo Warriors coaches & players
Artificial turf fields
Register here
Contact Maria Skinner   maria.skinner@hotmail.com

8th Annual University of Waterloo Early Bird Tournament ( at University of Waterloo )
Wednesday April 6 2016   -   Development Bantam ( Gr. 9 ) Boys and Senior Boys
Thursday April 7 2016   -   Development Junior Boys and Senior Boys
Friday April 8 2016   -   Competitive Senior Boys
12 teams per day, 6 teams per age group
Entry fee $320 + HST
All teams guaranteed 3 games, one-hour skills clinic with Waterloo Warriors coaches & players
Development games refereed by new officials, competitive games by experienced officials
Artificial turf fields
Register here
Contact Tyler Greer   tylergreer15@gmail.com

5th Annual Father John Malo Tournament
( at St Michael’s College School, Toronto )
Wednesday April 6 2016   -   Senior Boys ( 6 teams )
Entry fee $250
All teams 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 Stephen Bailey   bailey@smcsmail.com  

7th Annual Queen’s Spring Classic
( at Queen’s University, Kingston )
Friday April 8 2016   -   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 Blake Wilson   blake-wilson@live.com   or    Sean Dunleavy   scdunleavy2817@gmail.com

8th Annual Spring Thaw Tournament
( at St Joan of Arc CHS, York Region )
Friday April 8 2016   -   Senior Boys   Registration deadline Mar 21
Friday April 15 2016   -   Junior Boys   Registration deadline Mar 28
Full size artificial turf playing surface
Entry fee $300 ( one event ) or $550 ( both events )
Teams will have a guaranteed entry upon receipt of registration fee.
All teams guaranteed 3 games. 
Plaques for pool winning teams and medals for players
On-site BBQ
Contact Rob Fiore    robert.fiore@ycdsb.ca   

8th Annual Excalibur Tournaments ( at Trent University, Peterborough )
Tuesday April 12 2016   -   Junior Boys ( 6 teams )
Wednesday April 13 2016   -   Senior Boys ( 6 teams )
Thursday April 14 2016   -   Senior Boys ( 6 teams )
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
Food available for purchase on site
Contact Brian Greer    greer.athleticrecruiter@gmail.com

4th Annual McMaster University Skills Clinic and Tournament
( Hamilton )
Wednesday April 13 2016   -   Junior Boys
Skills clinic ( 2 hrs )  -  position-specific skills instruction with experienced McMaster players:
- scrum techniques
- lineouts lifting, throwing and drives
- kicking
- track and tackle
- evasive running
followed by tournament:
- 12 teams on 2 separate fields
- Each team has two 30 minute games

Thursday April 14 2016   -   Senior Boys tournament
- open to 16 teams on 2 separate fields
- all teams guaranteed three 30 min games
Entry fee: $300 per team, $550 for both division
Contact Dan Pletch      pletchdc@mcmaster.ca  

3rd Annual Redhawk Tournaments
( Smiths Falls )
Thursday April 14 2016   -   Varsity Girls
Monday April 18 2016   -   Senior Boys
Wednesday April 20 2016   -   Junior Girls
Date pending   -    Junior Boys
$275 / team
3 games guaranteed
Physio on site
Contact Jacob Swarbrick   Jacob.swarbrick@ucdsb.on.ca 

8th Annual G L Roberts Classic
( Oshawa )
Sponsored by Ruckwear and Konno Performance Wear
Monday April 18 2016  -   Varsity Girls
Entry fee $350
3 games guaranteed
Early season format, coaches permitted on field
On site physio and food concessions
MVP and coaches awards
Contact Chris Conway cdconway1@hotmail.com

9th Annual Girls Golden Boot Invitational ( at McMaster University )
Monday April 18 2016   -   Junior and Senior Girls
Teams guaranteed 3 games
Entry fee $275
Medical staff on site
Contact Danielle Curtis   danielle.curtis@granderie.ca

NEW
Sheridan College Girls Tournament
 
( Oakville )
Tuesday April 19 2016   -   Junior Girls
Thursday April 21 2016   -   Senior Girls
Entry fee $250
All teams guaranteed 3 games
Turf fields   -   no metal cleats
Each team will receive t-shirts for all participants ( up to 30 per team )
Athletic therapists on site
Contacts: Wayne Fish   wayne.fish@sheridancollege.ca   905 845 9430 x5261
Tamara Dixon (Sheridan Women's Rugby Coach)   tamara.dixon@sheridancollege.ca

23rd 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.  64 entries are anticipated.  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 typically used for grassroots rugby development including globally needy areas.

Tuesday April 19 2016  -  Red Hot Junior Boys Regional Tournament at Trent University ( 8 teams )
Wednesday April 20 2016  -  Red Hot Junior Boys Regional Tournaments at St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Aurora and Sheridan College Oakville ( both 8 teams events )
Friday April 22  2016  -  Red Hot Senior Boys Regional Tournaments at Sheridan College Oakville, St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Aurora and Laurier University ( all 8 team events )
Tuesday April 22 2016  -  Red Hot Senior Regional Tournament at McMaster University ( 8 teams )
Wednesday May 4 2016   -   Red Hot Midget ( Gr. 9 ) Tournament at Seneca College ( 12 teams )
Entry fee $300 ( if paid before April 4 2016 ), $350 afterwards, no refund if a team drops out after April 13 2016
All teams guaranteed 3 games. 
Check the tournament web site for more information   www.redhotrugby.com
Contact Dom Scuglia    dscug@sympatico.ca   or Glenn Tarver  tarver@rogers.com

2nd Annual Hayden Rugby Classic ( Dr. Frank Hayden SS, Burlington )
Wednesday April 20 2016  -  Midget ( Gr. 9 ) Boys and Senior Girls
Thursday April 21 2016  -  Junior and Senior Boys
Entry fee $300 / team, $550 for two teams and $750 for three teams
Teams guaranteed three 30 minute games
Artificial turf fields. Only plastic or moulded cleats allowed
Walking distance to amenities
Contact Dan Pletch  pletchd@hdsb.ca   

10th Annual Highlander Bantam Rugbyfest
(  at Warrior Field, University of Waterloo )
Thursday April 21 2016   -   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 )

16th Annual Saltfleet Spring Rugbyfest
( at McMaster University, Hamilton )
This highly competitive event has annually had 8 to 10 OFSAA-bound entries
Thursday April 21 2016   -   Senior Boys
Friday April 22 2016   -   Junior Boys
Entry fee $350.  Cheque payable to Saltfleet HS
All teams guaranteed three 30 minute games. 
Field turf, no metal cleats, plastic studs or running shoes only, players must remove footwear when crossing synthetic track surface
Physio on site
Contact Paul Pendakis   ppendaki@hwdsb.on.ca or   Stephen Cadogan  scadogan@hwdsb.on.ca

6th Annual Saint Michael Catholic School Tournament ( Niagara Falls )
Friday April 22 2016   -   Varsity Girls
Entry fee $300
3 games guaranteed
Played on turf field
Contact Brian Carter   brian.carter@ncdsb.com

5th Annual Lions Den Tournament ( at York University, Toronto)
Presented by York University's women's rugby team
Friday April 22 2016   -   Senior Girls
Entry fee $350 per team ( or $600 for 2 teams from same school )
Tournament insured through Rugby Canada
Contact Armanda Iuliano   armanda.iuliano@gmail.com

3rd Annual Mustang Showdown Tournament ( at St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Aurora )
Monday April 25 2016   -   Senior Boys
Entry fee $275
3 games guaranteed
State of the art turf field
BBQ on site
Contact Frank Ienna    frank.ienna@ycdsb.ca

3rd Annual Gee-Gees Women's Tournament
( Matt Anthony Field, Ottawa )
Tuesday April 26 2016   -   Grades 8&9 / U15 Girls ( coaches to decide on flag, 7’s or 10’s )
Wednesday April 27 2016  -   Junior Girls Tier 2
Thursday April 28 2016   -   Senior Girls Tier 1
Teams guaranteed 3 games;   
Each game will be 25 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 2 tournaments or $500/team if entering 3 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 jboyd@uottawa.ca

17th Annual Lakeshore Catholic Girls Tournament ( Port Colborne )
April 28 2016
Pool A   -   8 senior experienced teams
Pool B   -   8 junior/inexperienced teams
Entry fee   -   $300
Team guaranteed 3 games
Contact Jason Benoit   jason.benoit@ncdsb.com

22nd Annual Earl of Spring Tune-Up Tournament ( Ottawa )
To promote rugby and provide opportunities for all players to participate
Thursday April 28 2016   -   Varsity Girls
Friday April 29 2016   -   Junior Boys
Entry fee $200
No tournament winners, no trophies, no awards, no converts after scores
Coaches encouraged to be on the field to teach but not interfere with flow of play
All teams guaranteed 3 games
30-minute games with 10-minute halftimes
Contact Adam LeCuyer   adam.lecuyer@ocdsb.ca

10th Annual Doogie Cup Tournament ( 3 fields at Sacred Heart and Walkerton HS’s )
Friday April 29 2016 -   Junior and Senior Girls Divisions
This tournament is organized in memory of Allison Dugas a former Sacred Heart player
Entry fee $15 per player
Approximately 80 minutes of rugby
All players will receive a free long sleeve Special 10th Anniversary shirt
Contact Bill King    bill.king@sympatico.ca    519 881 8431 ( cell )

11th Annual A N Myers ( formerly at Stamford CI ) Tournaments Series
( Niagara Falls )
Friday April 29 2016  -   Senior Boys ( 8 teams )
Friday May 6 2016   -   Junior Boys ( 8 teams )
Friday May 27 2016   -   3rd Annual Senior Girls Prom Dress ( 8 teams )
Entry fee $250
All teams guaranteed three 25 minute games
On-site athletic therapists and BBQ.  Other food within walking distance
Contact Gary MacDonald      gary.macdonald@dsbn.edu.on.ca   905 325 2230 ( C )

MAY

3rd Annual SFDCI Redhawk Tournament ( Beckwith Park, Carleton Place )
May 1 2016   -   Junior Boys
Entry fee $250
All teams guaranteed 3 games.  30 Minute games
First kickoffs at 9:00.  Teams travelling further get a later start
Certified physiotherapists on site
Contact Blair Cathcart  blair.cathcart@ucdsb.on.ca 

NEW
1st Annual Stinger Festival
( at St. Thomas Aquinas CHS Tottenham )
Monday May 2 2016   -   Junior and Senior Boys ( 5 teams in each division )
Entry fee: $275
This is a development tournament
Four short games and a fifth game for finalists in each division
Trophy for winning teams
Individual player t-shirts awards
Contact Tyler Coad   coadtyler@gmail.com

29th Annual Miller Cup Tournament ( at Stratford Northwestern HS )
Tuesday May 3 2016   -   Senior Boys ( 16 teams ), Varsity Girls ( 16 teams ), Junior Boys  ( 8 teams )
Two divisions for Senior Boys and Varsity Girls
Entry fee $275 ( 1 team), $500 ( 2 teams ), $700 ( 3 teams )
Rain date May 6
4 fields in close proximity
Teams guaranteed three 25 minutes games
Physio on all 4 fields plus central injury treatment tent
BBQ and vendors on site
Contact David Redfern    daviredf@fc.amdsb.ca  

Bayside Secondary School Tournament ( MA Sills Park, Belleville )
Wednesday May 4 2016   -   Junior Girls
Friday May 6 2016   -   Senior Girls
Entry fee $250
Athletic therapist on-site
Contact Scott Dewar   sdewar@hpedsb.on.ca

5th Annual Belleville Centennial Invitational ( at MA Sills Park )
Thursday May 5 2016   -   Junior  ( 6 teams ) and Senior Boys ( 8 teams )
Entry fee   -  $200 team    SOLD OUT
Entries to date indicated below
Junior Boys  -  Centennial, Trinity College, Ashbury College, Saltfleet, Adam Scott, Uxbridge, Napanee
Senior Boys  -  Centennial, Napanee, Trenton, Oakville Trafalgar, Saltfleet, Uxbridge, St. Stephen ( Bowmanville ), Adam Scott
Contact Scott Terhaar       sterhaar@mcdougallinsurance.com

12th Annual Centennial Cup Tournament ( at Guelph Centennial High School )
Thursday May 5 2016   -   Senior Girls, Junior Girls and Bantam ( Gr. 9 Boys )                                         
Friday May 6 2016   -   Senior Boys and Junior Boys
Entry fee $250 
All teams guaranteed three 25 minute games
Athletic therapists on all 3 fields with a central AT tent
BBQ and vendors on site
Cheques payable to Centennial CVI
Contact Kealey McMillan    kealey.mcmillan@ugdsb.on.ca  

8th Annual Crusader Classic
( at Waterloo Oxford DHS, Baden )
Thursday May 5 2016   -   Junior and Senior Boys
Entry fee $250 / team 
All teams guaranteed 3 games, round robin schedule
Grass fields
Physio on site
Contact Craig Stuart     craig_stuart@wrdsb.on.ca   

NEW 
1st Annual Warrior Cup Tournament 
( at Chinguacousy SS, Brampton)   
Co-sponsored by Chinguacousey SS and North Park SS, Brampton
Thursday May 5 2016  -  Senior Boys
A Pool  -  8 tier 1 teams,  B Pool  -  8 tier 2 / new teams
Entry fee  -  $300
All teams guaranteed 3 games
Physios on site
Trophies for winning teams
Contact Mike Gauley   gauleyfamily@rogers.com     647 638 7723 ( text preferred ) 

6th Annual Humber Hawks Classic
( at Humber College )
Friday May 6 2016  -   Senior Girls
Entry fee   -   $325
All teams guaranteed 3 games
BBQ lunch provided for all players
Player of the Game awards
Tournament photographer and web site with live updates
Injuries treated by certified on site AT and Humber College physiotherapy students
Contact Aycha Hamaoui      aycha.hamaoui@humber.ca

4th Annual Spring Blast Girls Tournament ( at St Mary’s High School, Kitchener )
Friday May 6 2016   -   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, gift package for coaches
Contact Tom Mandich   tom.mandich@wcdsb.ca 

22nd Annual Chinguacousy Cup Tournaments (at Chinguacousy SS, Brampton )
Friday May 6 2016   -   Senior Boys ( 8 teams ) *OPEN SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE*
Thursday May 19 2016   -   Senior Girls ( 8 teams )
Entry fee $250
3 games guaranteed
Contact Mike Gauley   Michael.gauley@peelsb.com   647 638 7723


24th Annual Tahi Teamwear Tournament
( St. George’s Rugby Club, London )  
www.tahi.co 
Wednesday May 11 2016  -   Senior Girls, Junior Girls and Senior Boys
Thursday May 12 2016   -   Junior and Senior Boys  
Because of the large number of entries, there are senior boys divisions on separate days
Entry fee $250
All teams guaranteed three 20 minute games.   Half the teams will get 4 games. 
Ribbons for all participants, medallions for players on 1st and 2nd place teams, MVP’s plaques for schools
Medic on site
Contact Murray Young    murryoung@hotmail.com    519 471 5258

NEW 
1st Annual Boys Golden Boot Tournament 
( at George Jones Fields ( Brantford Harlequins RFC )
Thursday May 13 2016   -   Junior Boys and Bantam Boys ( Gr 9 ) divisions
Entry fee $275 ( $500 for two teams )
Medical staff on site
Contact Danielle Curtis   danielle.curtis@granderie.ca 

NEW
1st Annual Trenton High School Junior Girls Tournament 

Thursday May 19 2016

Entry fee $200
8 team capacity
3 games guaranteed
Contact Brian Meindl    bmeindl@hpedsb.on.ca 

3rd Annual Varsity Blues Spring Classic Tournament ( at Scarborough Campus )
Presented by the University of Toronto Women's Rugby Program
Friday May 20 2016   -   Senior Girls ( 8 teams )
Entry fee $300
Two fields
All teams guaranteed four 20-minute games
Registration document
Contact Jenessa Doherty   doherty.jenessa@gmail.com


JUNE

54th Annual Barbarian Cup Junior Provincial Championships Tournament 
( at MA Sills Park, Belleville )
This is an unofficial / non-OFSAA Provincial Championships Tournament
Organized in 2016 by the Belleville Bulldogs Rugby Club and the Bay of Quinte Athletic Association
Sponsored by Barbarian Rugby Wear
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 division Junior Girls is open to any schools
Entries for all tournaments accepted to a maximum of 16 teams
Sunday June 5 2016  -  pool games
Junior Boys Invitational ( 16 teams )
Junior Girls Open ( 16 teams )
Monday June 6 2016   -   medal games for all divisions
Entry fee $350.  Or $300 per team if there are multiple teams from any school
All teams guaranteed 3 games on Sunday
No additional costs for parking or spectator admissions
Character player awards for all teams
Please visit  www.barbariancup.ca Tournament contacts and registration information is indicated on the web site

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