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Milwaukee rugby community collect 955 pounds of food to support Hunger Task Force

2018 food drive results

Following their rugby festival, the Lakefront 7s has donated nearly 1 tonne of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter and dried noodles to the Hunger Task Force, a Milwaukee-based non-profit and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization.

“Nine hundred and fifty-five pounds is a record for us. Although we narrowly missed our 1000-pound goal, we collected 44% more food than last year!”, said food drive coordinator Kurt Kinderfather.

This is the third year the Lakefront 7s has coordinated a food-drive to coincide with their rugby festival — the largest summer-rugby event in North America. In 2017, 665 pounds was collected. The 1000-pound goal for 2018 was based on increased participation of corporate sponsors as well as allowing event attendees to use peanut butter to pay for parking(more…)

Oinktacular, Harborfest, and Firehouse Qualifier results

oshkosh tag champs 2018

It was another busy Saturday for local area ruggers. Tag rugby had their first tournament in Oshkosh with the club sides playing at the 20th annual Harborfest in Kenosha. The 2018 Midwest 7s Series (National qualifier events) also kicked off with their first event — the Firehouse 7s — in Lemont, IL.

2nd Annual Oinktacular

Nine tag rugby clubs headed to Oshkosh to for the the first Wisconsin Tag Rugby tournament of the year including Dragon Rugby ClubGreen Bay Youth RugbyFDL RugbyWest Bend Youth RugbyWaukesha RugbyBlack Knights RugbyOzaukee Rugby, and Oshkosh Youth Rugby. In all, over 200 children participated!

Here are the event champions:

  • 1st/2nd Grade Bracket — Waukesha
  • 3rd/4th Grade Bracket — West Bend
  • 5th/6th Grade Bracket — Grafton
  • 7th/8th Grade Bracket — Green Bay

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Simplified tie-break rules for pool play in effect

tie-breaker

In an effort to simplify scoring and speed up decisions on team advancement from pool play to the knockout rounds, we have simplified the tie-breaker system.

Per our existing competition format and rules, teams in a Division (e.g. High School Boys) are ranked based on the results of their matches in the Seeding Round (i.e. pool play). Typically, the top four teams advance to the Knockout Round (playoffs). In this format, it’s common for two or more teams to be tied for one of these top four seeds.

Since seeding affects the semi-final matchups, we will use the following simplified tie-break system:

  1. Most Games Won
  2. Head to head
  3. Points scored
  4. Points differential
  5. Coin Toss

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Need a team or need extra players? Find them in our Lakefront 7s Community group

Every year we get calls and emails from folks looking to play for a team at the Lakefront 7s. Teams also contact us looking for a few extra players.

To help players and teams connect, we created a public discussion group on Facebook.

Feel free discuss the event schedule, venue, rules, checking, and recruit for or find a team.

Or maybe you want to discuss the Eagles 7s team or arrange a trip to the Vegas 7s. Any topic related to rugby 7s is on the table but please no promotional or political posts. And of course, be nice!

Click the button to visit the group on Facebook and take a minute to click the Join button. (more…)

2018 draft schedule now available

2018 draft schedule

The draft schedule for the 2018 Lakefront 7s Festival is now available for download (see link below).

As is usual the exact kickoff time for your team may vary as the week proceeds. Please consult the schedule in the scoring tent on the day of the event for official kick-off times, results, and advancement to the knock-out rounds.

Teams must submit their signed waiver and check-in 1 hour prior to their first match. Thus, we recommend that teams simply note the following bracket start times and plan accordingly (see teams list below for bracket assignment):

  • High School Boys – 8:00 AM
  • HS Boys Elite – 8:00 AM
  • Women’s Open A – 8:20 AM
  • Men’s Open A – 8:40 AM
  • Men’s Open B – 12:40 PM
  • Men’s Competitive – 1:40 PM
  • Women’s Open B – 2:00 PM
  • High School Girls – 2:40 PM

You can also try the new tournament app for real time schedule and scoring updates.

DOWNLOAD DRAFT SCHEDULE (PDF)

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Online schedule and scoring system is now available – BETA

New this year to the Lakefront 7s is an online scheduling and scoring system. To view the schedule and real-time results, simply select choose a bracket below.

To make things even easier, we strongly recommend that you use the links below to download the iOS or Android app to your mobile device. Once installed, personalize the app by selecting your ‘favorite event’ (i.e. Lakefront 7s) and your team. By doing this, you will have a personalized schedule in your pocket at all times.

A printable draft schedule is also available.

Scoring tent remains the official place for schedule and results

This new system has great potential for keeping the Lakefront 7s on-schedule, improving communications with coaches and players, and archiving results from year to year. However, we are rolling out this system cautiously. Thus, the scoring tent will be the sole and authoritative location for all kick-off times, results, and advancement to the knock-out rounds. (more…)

Park for peanuts to help us reach our 1000 pound food drive goal

2018 Food Drive

On June 30, the Lakefront 7s is holding it’s third annual food drive to benefit the Hunger Task Force.

Having raised over 600 pounds of food in 2017, the Lakefront 7s has raised it’s target to 1000 pounds for 2018.

To reach this goal, the Lakefront 7s has expanded it’s reach by recruiting new corporate partners such as the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale), Team Rehab (Wauwatosa), Reich Tool and Die (Menomonee Falls), and Okinawan Martial Arts (Lannon).

Returning corporate partners include CH Hansen and Athletico (Milwaukee).

The Lakefront 7s will also be collecting food at their June 30th event at Veterans Park in Milwaukee. Athletes and other participants are encouraged to drop off their donations at the check-in table.

However, items in glass containers are NOT preferred.

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High School Boys expansion bracket need 1 team

high school boys expansion bracket

The 2018 High School Boys bracket filled a few days ago with 12 teams.

However, 3 additional teams have signed up for an expansion bracket. The catch is that we can only add teams in sets of 4. So we are looking for one more High School Boys team.

If your team is still considering attending, please register for the Expansion Bracket so the existing 3 teams that registered can get a great day of rugby.

As always, additions to the bracket are on first come, first served basis.

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