SLOW SUMMER SO FAR
CALIFORNIA UNDER-19 ALL-STAR GAME
Northern California 42 – Southern California 12 Referee: Preston Gordon
ARs: Tom Zanarini, John Coppinger
#4s: Tony Levitan, Eric Rauscher
Evaluators: Mike Malone, Mike King
Sheeran Field, Treasure Island, June 1st
This game immediately preceded the SFGG-Tonga one, so there were about a thousand folks on hand to watch. The game was pretty even for the first 15-20 minutes but the Pelicans started to pull away from the Griffins, maintaining their lead to the end. Both sides played some good attacking rugby and there were few issues for me to manage, happily resulting in a pretty low penalty count. There were 3 goofy tries scored out of nowhere as well. Thanks to Tom, John, Tony, and Eric for making my life easier, and to Mike & Mike for watching the game and the comments afterwards.
SUNDAY SUMMER SEVENS IN DIXON
Looking for 7s on lush grass fields? Ten Pelicans had fun Sunday chasing NorCal’s next generation of rugby players. 36 boys and girls teams, ranging from U-12s through high school varsity, played 60 matches on 4 fields. Lots of positive encouragement for the young players, and no discouraging words for the refs.
The Pelicans enjoying the warm (not hot) weather included Neil MacDonald (sporting a head-cam), Eugene Baker, Sam Reagle (back from Texas), Scott Wood (evaluating Neil’s 7s competencies), Anthony Nguyen (also a Jesuit player), Mark Godfrey, Jim Crenshaw (ref coach extraordinaire), Jon Straka, Kevin Kenny, and Favor Taueva. They were assisted by college student Josh Short, and coach Bob Grier. Plenty of ref coaching opportunities, plus match fees available.
like to join the fun on June 23, July 14, July 21, and July 28, please contact David Williamson.
John Tyler, a friend of the Society and especially a friend of Sevens, has been way-laid by a medical condition. His providers say that visitors are good for him – and visiting those in hospital is also good for us.
Cal Pacific Medical Center, their facility on corner of Duboce and Castro. Visiting hours are weekdays, 3 pm – 8 pm: weekends, 12 noon to 8 pm.
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June 22 Sevens at Olympic Club
Awards banquet in Walnut Creek
June 23 Youth in Dixon
June 29 Palo Alto sevens – two pitches, all day
SFGG sevens – men and women – qualifier
July 6 Olympic Club – men and women – qualifier
July 13 Sac Lions – men and women – qualifier
Palo Alto – two pitches, all day
Shasta Highlanders Sevens in McCloud (plus old boys fifteens)
July 14 Youth in Dixon
July 21 Youth at SFGG
July 27 Palo Alto – two pitches, all day
July 28 Youth in Dixon
August 10 Beach sevens in Monterey
Let Pete Smith know which adult events you can help out at. Dave Williamson handles refs for the youth tournaments.
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