Midwest Rugby Football Union

 

Listed below is an overview for this weekend’s Midwest Championships. The Midwest Competitive Region (MCR)Competitions Committee
will provide updates should this schedule change as a result of inclimate weather or other factors that may impact start times. 
 
Division  Sides ID Check-in times KO/Field  Referee  Match Commissioner 
D1 Women Detroit Minnesota 1:45/2:00  3 pm Field 1 B. Harshbarger Amanda Cross 
D2 Women Milwaukee Buffalo  10:45/11:00 12 pm Field 2 D. McKenzie Janet Fitzpatrick 
D2 Men Cleveland Wisconsin 12:45/1:00 2 pm Field 2 J. Houston Lou Raymond 
D3 Men Grand Rapids Bremer County 11:45/noon 1 pm Field 1 N. Little Mike Good 
D4 Men Indianapolis D4 Findlay  9:45/10:00 11 am Field 1 C. O'Malley TBD 
 
ADDRESS
Chicago Blaze -13011 W Smith Rd, Lemont, IL 60439  
 
HOTELS 
FROM THE BLAZE - "Please use the Holiday Inn in Bollingbrook. Rosana Morales will be happy to assist you, 630-679-1600 x615, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mention the Chicago Blaze Rugby Club. I believe USA rugby has a discounted rate relationship with Holiday Inn. " 
 
MATCH COMMISSIONER GUIDELINES 
Please see the attached match commissioner guidelines, which addresses everything from kit conflicts to severe weather policy and check-in. 

 

CHECK IN PROCEDURE

1.     CMS will be loaded with the matches for November 16. (Men’s and Women’s) and rosters should be loaded by 10 am on Saturday morning.

2.     Please bring a printed version of your roster to check-in.

3.     All players must bring an ID, driver’s license and/or Passports to verify identification as part of the check-in procedures. NO ID, NO RUGBY.

4.     All teams are required to go through ID Check for the MCR Championships. Check-in will take place 60 minutes prior to kickoff.

5.     Please remember the following:

·        For clubs that have multiple sides – Any player that has met the 50% criteria of playing with the higher side/division will not be eligible to play in the lower division.

·        Any player that is not able to show proof of identification is not eligible to play.

·        Match Rosters for USA Rugby Senior Club National Championship Series events may list a maximum of 23 players.

·        No Match Roster may contain more than five (5) Non-Resident Players.

·        No Match Roster may contain more than three (3) Collegiate Transfer Players

USA RUGBY KNOCKOUT COMPETITION EXTRA TIME PROVISIONS

In the event a match is not decided in regulation time in knock-out competition, the following protocol will be followed to reach a match decision.  There will be an extra time of twenty minutes divided into two ten minute periods.  If the match is not decided at the end of the twenty minute period, ten minute sudden death (ie. sudden death) periods will ensue until the match is decided.  A sudden death is achieved through any score: after the first two overtime periods, the match is decided and ends with any score.  After each period of play, there will be water/rest breaks of two minutes and five minutes after each forty minutes of Sudden Death play.

 

Extra time periods and breaks will be conducted accordingly to the following schedule:

1.                                  Match is not decided in regulation time (ends in a “tie” score).

2.                                  Five minute water break immediately following full time.  Referee and captains conduct a coin toss to determine direction and kicking team.

3.                                  10 minute period beginning with kick off (OT#1)

4.                                  2 minute break – teams switch directions

5.                                  10 minute period beginning with kick off (OT#2)

6.                                  Match is still not decided (period ends in “tie” score) – two minute water break – teams switch directions

7.                                  10 minute SUDDEN DEATH period beginning with kick off  (OT#3)

8.                                  Match is still not decided (period ends in “tie” score) – two minute water break – teams switch directions

9.                                  10 minute SUDDEN DEATH period beginning with kick off (OT#4)

10.                              Match is still not decided (period ends in “tie” score) – five minute water break – teams switch directions

11.                              10 minute SUDDEN DEATH period beginning with kick off  (OT#3)

12.                              Match is still not decided (period ends in “tie” score) – two minute water break – teams switch directions

13.                              10 minute SUDDEN DEATH period beginning with kick off (OT#4)

14.                              Match is still not decided (period ends in “tie” score) – two minute water break – teams switch directions

15.                              Repeat steps 7 – 15 until match is decided

 

Extra time Substitution and Replacements – Team substitutions are limited by the same eight substitute proscription provided by law and local practice in effect in regulation time.