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Schedule Change for Tri-State Women’s Final

For Immediate Release
 
Women’s Collegiate Rugby
Fall 2022
Friday September 30, 2022
 
Tri-State Women’s Semifinals and Final on Nov. 5 and 6, 2022
The Women’s Collegiate Rugby Tri-State Conference Final will not take place on November 12th, 2022 as originally published. This date will be used for the CRAA Wildcard Playoff games.
The Tri-State Conference Semifinals & Final this Fall will take place on Saturday & Sunday Nov. 5 & Nov 6, 2022.
Postseason dates
October
Sun 30 Tri-State Conference Quarterfinal Playoffs
November
Sat 5 Tri-State Conference Semifinal Playoffs
Sun 6 Tri-State Conference Final
Sat 12 CRAA Wildcard Playoff
Sat 19 CRAA Quarterfinals
Sun 20 CRAA Semifinals
December
Sat 3 CRAA Championship
 
Venues and times to be announced

Registration & Referees – Fall 2022

To: All Tri-State Conference Rugby Teams
Re: Fall 2022 – Registration & Referees
 
REGISTRATION
Conference games begin next weekend and it is mandatory that all your players be registered with their respective Rugby organization.
Men’s Teams must be registered with National Collegiate Rugby (SportsEngine) and Women’s Teams with USA Rugby (Xplorer).
All instructions sent earlier this fall and are posted in the News section of the Tri-State website.
REFEREES
Referee assignments are sent to your team match secretary or point of contact via email.
(Make sure that the contact information on the website, tristaterugby.com, is correct!)
You will receive an email from Whostheref and it will have the official’s name and email.
You need to contact that referee and provide game details i.e. kick-off time, location of field, payment method and team colors. It would be wise to ask for confirmation from that referee about the game details – for example if there was a typo and the email was not received then the referee would be reassigned!)
Please know that the website, tristaterugby.com, has all these instructions and I would encourage all to talk with their opponents early in the week to confirm game details.
Finally, a big thank you is due ​to both ​the Rugby Referees Society of New York​ (RRSNY)​ and the New York Rugby Referees Society​ (NYRRS)​ for covering our games. Camille Juzwik​ (RRSNY) camille.juzwik@gmail.com​ and ​John ​Percy Neidzielski (NYRRS) jpercyn@gmail.com have the unenviable task of scheduling with limited numbers covering a lot of games. Thank you for all you do to support the college game.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tony Brown
tobrown@vassar.edu

(845) 380-9052
​Tri-State Conference Director​

REGISTER PLAYERS – Men’s Teams NCR

To: All Tri-State Conference Men’s Teams
Re: Team & Player Registration – 2022-23 Season
Please be sure to register your team and all your players with National Collegiate Rugby (SportsEngine).
Questions? Contact Kyle Parker, NCR Membership Services, email: info@ncr.rugby or call 978-219-4362
You can find the instructions on how to complete a Bulk upload registration on our Registration Help Page. If you have any additional questions, please let me know!
Best,
Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker

Membership Services Manager

978-219-4362

REGISTER YOUR PLAYERS – Women’s Teams

To: All Tri-State Conference Women’s Teams
Re: Registration (Team & Players) for 2022-23
 
It is critical that all players are registered for liability reasons.
Don’t let a player take the field who is not registered with USA Rugby.
 
Please register players prior to the first game.
Instructions provided below:

RX TUTORIAL VIDEOS AND STEP-BY-STEP

1. How To Set Up A Rugby Xplorer Member Profile
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/aZjB1uoHm20

  1. Go to  https://myaccount.rugbyxplorer.com.au

  2. Enter in your personal email (not a role-specific email; RX assigns permissions to individual people, it doesn’t require multiple logins for different organizations)

  3. You may see “You don’t have a Rugby ID,” not to worry as once you enter more details the system will be able to pair you with your imported profile

  4. Select sign me up, and you will be redirected to enter in your personal details

  5. MAKE SURE that USAR National is selected and not Rugby Australia

    1. If you see  “We have found some profiles that might be you!” Please select your profile and click continue.

  6. You will be redirected to the Rugby Xplorer profile homepage

2. How To Register on Rugby Xplorer for Season 2022-23
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/3bzRqKJA0ao

  1. Login to your Member Profile

  2. Select Register in the upper left hand corner

  3. Click on Find A Club

  4. Select the person you are planning to register (you may have children as linked accounts)

  5. Enter the Club name, select your club, and select next

  6. Choose the registration options applicable to you (you can only register to one role at a time)

  7. View the personal information of the person you are registering (you can edit this information later, this step ensures this is the correct person)

  8. Upload a profile photo (or skip depending on whether this is required by your competition)

  9. Update your emergency contact information and answer any other questions

  10. Review your Registration Summary

  11. Agree to the Terms and Conditions

  12. Enter your Payment information to complete your registration

  13. If you have multiple roles, eg. coach and referee and player, return to the first step and repeat the process with the new role. All personal information will be retained and dues will convert so you will only pay the difference that is required for your new role.

Please get your players started on this NOW!

Zoom Call 8-23-22 Women’s Teams

Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference

Memorandum           

To:       All Women’s Teams

Re:       Zoom call on 8-23-22 with Women’s Teams

Date:   8-30-22

A Zoom call was scheduled and took place on for 8-23-22 and all the Women’s Teams of the Tri-State Conference were invited. Discussion included the following:

Report Scores

Teams were asked to please report their game scores to tobrown@vassar.edu so that the website be updated in a timely manner. Teams were asked to give the score and to note the number of tries scored since bonus points are allocated for 4 tries or more. Both teams should report the score.

Referee Assignments

Teams were asked to contact their assigned referee as soon as possible after learning the assignment via “Whostheref.”email. This confirmation is usually done no later than the Tuesday prior to the game on the weekend. Please detail location, KO time, team colors and payment arrangements. Teams were reminded that any changes to the schedule must come through the Conference and that unilateral action was not permitted. It was felt that the collegiate teams needed to have one individual per team be qualified as a referee, as is the case with the Empire GU clubs, and that would go a good way to making Saturday games possible in the future.

Disciplinary Committee

A prior call with the men’s teams included the need to establish a Disciplinary Committee so that the referee societies can be fully supported. In lieu of an elected committee the coaches of the two teams competing that day, two other coaches together with a referee representative shall form this committee.

Officers

Teams were asked to check the website and send any updates of their officers to tobrown@vassar.edu asap.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Some teams are still suffering the effects of the last 2 years with disruptions on account of Covid-19. Rosters are smaller than would be the norm. Molloy College Women would likely only be able to field a 7s team this Fall. Teams were asked to be understanding of this situation and try to help programs get games of some variety. 7s, 10s, 12s could be done. Team representatives then discussed scrimmages and pledged to work with each other.

Please feel free to contact Tony Brown with any questions or concerns.

tobrown@vassar.edu

Zoom Call 8-18-22 Tri-State Men Fall Schedule

Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference

Memorandum           

To:       All Men’s Teams

Re:       Zoom call on 8-18-22 with Men’s Teams

Date:   8-19-22

A Zoom call was scheduled for 8-18-22 and all Men’s Teams were invited.

Discussion included the following:

Report Scores

Teams were asked to please report their game scores to tobrown@vassar.edu so that the website be updated in a timely manner. Teams were asked to give the score and to note the number of tries scored since bonus points are allocated for 4 tries or more. Both teams should report the score.

Referee Assignments

Teams were asked to contact their assigned referee as soon as possible after learning the assignment via “Whostheref.”email. This confirmation is usually done no later than the Tuesday prior to the game on the weekend. Please detail location, KO time, team colors and payment arrangements. Teams were reminded that any changes to the schedule must come through the Conference and that unilateral action was not permitted. Discussion also included some teams wanting to play on Saturdays rather than Sundays. It was felt that the collegiate teams needed to have one individual per team be qualified as a referee, as is the case with the Empire GU clubs, and that would go a good way to making Saturday games possible.

Disciplinary Committee

The Conference needs to establish a Disciplinary Committee so that the referee societies can be fully supported. In lieu of an elected committee the coaches of the two teams competing that day, two other coaches together with a referee representative shall form this committee.

Officers

Teams were asked to check the website and send any updates of their officers to tobrown@vassar.edu asap.

Fall 2022 Schedule

The main focus of the call was the Fall 2022 Schedule. In an effort to be supportive of Caldwell University Men and William Paterson University Men, both having low roster numbers, teams were asked to accommodate them and provide opposition or assistance that would allow them to play games.

The Men’s Division II playoff structure was discussed and the eligibility of Fairfield University Men’s Developmental XV was debated. In the spring when the Fairfield team joined the Conference it was agreed that they would not be eligible for post-season play. However, with the reduction in Division II teams a proposal was made that they be eligible for Tri-State Conference playoffs but not advance to the National pathway. The discussion reached a consensus that the Championship game must have 2 Nationally eligible teams compete. However, it was agreed that should the Tri-State national representative team not advance past the first round of the NCR playoffs that the following weekend they would play the winner of the 3rd/4th place game.

For example:

The top 2 nationally eligible Tri-State teams would play for the right to advance to the NCR Championship. If the Conference Division II Men’s regular season finished with Fairfield’s Development XV in first or second place then they would be scheduled against the number 4 team. If the Tri-State National representative does not advance past the first round of Nationals then the winner of the 3rd/4th place game would have the opportunity to play them.

It was agreed that Fairfield’s post-season eligibility would be re-evaluated after the 2022-23 season.

Please feel free to contact Tony Brown with any questions or concerns.

tobrown@vassar.edu

 

 

Come & Watch Tri-State Alumnae Play on May 15th in Hoboken, NJ

Come & Watch Tri-State Alumnae Play on May 15th in Hoboken, NJ
———- Forwarded message ———
From: Kaylyn Olivera <kaylyn@newyorkrugby.com>
Date: Wed, May 4, 2022, 10:10 AM
Subject: 5/15 New York Rugby Club MLR Opening Match

Hi Tri-State Rugby Players,

It’s Kaylyn from UAlbany Rugby Class of 2018 – I’m reaching out about an exciting upcoming rugby event featuring 5 Tri-State Conference alumni.
On May 15th, New York Rugby Club will have an opening Women’s Premier League game for Rugby New York’s MLR match. This is the first time ever that there will be a WPL & MLR double header in the US. This will be taking place at RNY’s home field, JFK Stadium in Hoboken, NJ. The WPL match will kick off at 12pm, with the MLR match to follow at 3pm.
We’re proud to announce that 3 alumni will be representing NYRC in this match.
  1. Elizabeth Berridge, Vassar College, Class of 2015
  2. Daisy Titus, University at Albany, Class of 2018
  3. Adriana Castillo, Marist College, Class of 2018
2 Alumni will also be playing on the opposing WPL team – San Diego Surfers!
  1. Alexa Scott, University at Albany, Class of 2014
  2. Kimmy Tran, Hofstra University, Class of 2016
This is an exciting, pivotal moment for women’s rugby in the US and we are hoping to have as much support as possible. If it’s not too much trouble – we’d be super appreciative if you could relay this event to current tri-state teams or other contacts in your network.
Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate here (includes both matches): https://fevo.me/3qxU8RC
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to let me know.
Appreciate your consideration,
Kaylyn Olivera

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WOMEN & MARIST COLLEGE MEN 7s WINNERS

For Immediate Release

Saturday April 9 & Sunday April 10, 2022

Tri-State Conference 7s Championships

On Saturday Columbia University Women defeated Fairfield University Women 22-5 in the final of the Tri-State Conference 7s Championship hosted by Fairfield University. Both teams advance to the ACRA 7s Championship at the United States Coast Guard Academy on Sunday May 1st, 2022 as Tri-State Conference representatives.

On Sunday April 10th, 2022 Marist College Men took the 7s title as they defeated Hofstra University 26-17.

Congratulations to all the Tri-State teams that participated but especially the Columbia Women and Marist Men for going undefeated.

Tri-State 7s Championships 2022 – Tournament Schedules for Men & Women

For Immediate Release
 
College Rugby
Monday April 4th, 2022
 
Tri-State Conference 7s Championships
WOMEN on 4-9-22 @ Fairfield University
MEN on 4-10-2022 @ Hofstra University
Schedule
Please see below the Groups and Schedules for the Tri-State Conference 7s Championships to be held this Saturday April 9th, 2022 and Sunday April 10th, 2022.
Tournament Rules & Regulations
Tournament rules and regulations to follow but please note for now the times of your games and the field. Failure to be at the field ready to play will result in a forfeit.
Venues

WOMEN – The host school is Fairfield University, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

It is a long day with games starting at 9:00 am as there is one field for the competition. Warm-up space is very limited but please be sure to be at the field for your scheduled kick-off times.
Questions regarding the Fairfield venue should be directed to Fairfield University Director of Rugby Mr. Austin Ryan at aryan3@fairfield.edu
MEN – The host school is Hofstra University, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY, 11549
Two (2) fields will be in use and it is important that teams are at the correct field for the scheduled kick-off time.

The Hofstra University Rugby Pitch is located across from Soccer Field, and has 2 parking lots adjacent to the field.

The second rugby field is directly across from the main Rugby Pitch next to the Field Hockey Stadium.
Questions regarding the venue should be directed to Hofstra University Men’s Rugby at mensrugby@pride.hofstra.edu