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2018 Yale Rugby Alumni Weekend & Golf Outing

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Yale Golf Course, Yale Athletic Fields, Payne Whitney Gym, Linsley-Chit Hall (Room 102)

Central & Derby Avenue

New Haven, CT

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The 2018 Yale Rugby Alumni Weekend, Fri./Sat., April 20th-21st


We are building a sustainable model for Yale Rugby, and we can only do it with your support! Thanks for coming back and joining the effort. We will have a lot of fun and build a better program for Yale Rugby working together!

We are asking everyone to register in advance for the weekend using Eventbrite, to help us better gauge numbers, & assure everyone has a fantastic time.

There is a free embroidered "YALE RUGBY" hat for all who attend or make a donation!

While there is no fixed charge for the weekend, this is an expensive event to put on. If you can, please contribute to the expenses and/or donate to what will be a fun weekend of rugby camaraderie via Eventbrite's green & white "Tickets" icon link.

As part of this special weekend, we will have a tent, lights, heat, tailgate lunch, pig roast, full "Beach Bar", and police security.

After the games, channel your inner Tommy Bahama/Jimmy Buffett as the tent area becomes our version of Margarittaville. Flip-flops, shorts, floral shirts, "Beach Bar" drinks, hot appetizers, a specially-prepared whole pig roast, and an outdoor firepit to gather round for cigars & fellowship amongst the alums & students.

(This year we will also have a rugby shuttle van running in the evening from the Yale pitch back to campus.) We welcome your suggestions and comments.

If you CAN'T make the weekend, there are sponsorship options to make donations to the event's operating costs, and/or a tax deductable donations to support the development & growth of Yale Rugby on the Eventbrite "Tickets"page.



FRIDAY, 4/20/18:

8:30 AM: Yale Alumni Rugby Golf Scramble/Lunch, Yale Golf Course (Optional: Hole Sponsorship $200, Yale Rugger caddy fee $50) Call/e-mail Coach Greg for sponsorship details: 203.909.2458, )

5:30PM-7:00 PM: Alum/Undergrad Mentoring Session, Linsley-Chit Hall, Room 102 (Old Campus)

7 PM-11 PM: "Kick-Off Welcome Reception" @ Cask Republic; 179 Crown Street, (Food & drinks a la carte)


9 AM-10 AM: "A Celebration of the Life of Coach Malcolm Cormack" @ Payne Whitney Gym, Trophy Room

11:00 AM: Gather at Yale Rugby Pitch, (corner of Central & Derby Ave. to get jersies, taped, & loosen-up)

Tailgating Lunch & Full Bar in Tent @ Yale Rugby Pitch:

Noon: NOBs (the "Nasty Old Bastards") vs. Yale Grad School (20 min. halves)

1:00 PM: First YWRFC vs. Alumni 7's exhibition match

1:30 PM: "The Wallbridge Wager" young alums play Yale Development Side players (30 min. halves)

2:45 PM: Second YWRFC vs. Alumni 7's exhibition match

3:00 PM: "NEMEC CUP", Yale "A" Side vs. Fairfield University for Inaugural (35 min. halves)

4:30-6:00 PM: Post-match hospitality and "frozen concoctions" @ the event tent

Yale Rugby Pig Roast, Music, "Frozen Concotions", Open Bar, Annual Awards & Merriment:

6:00 PM-10:00 PM: In the tent: food, music, lights, heaters, A/V, (police security provided)

7:00 PM: Annual Awards

10:00 PM: Last rugby shuttle departs for campus


What can I bring into the event?

Daytime: Sunscreen, cleats, rugby socks, dark blue/black rugby shorts, scrum cap. There is a full tailgate as part of the event, including lunch, ice, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, etc. (Bring umbrella/foul weather gear in case of rain), towel, soap, shampoo.

After 4 PM: Floral print beach shirts/shorts/flip-flops.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to/from the event?

Yale shuttle buses leave from Payne Whitney for athletic fields Saturday. New this year will be a designated "Yale Rugby" van to loop between Yale Rugby Pitch and the campus from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM (10 is last departure from pitch). Parking available along street and by the pitch near intramural fields.

How can I contact the organizers with questions?

Jonathan Warner,, 301.717.0911; Ralph Bosch,, 203.943.1569; Rick Bannerot,, 203.321.5013; or Coach Greg McWilliams,, 203.909.2458

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Open to all ages, but please note: University policy forbids serving alcohol to undergraduates/minors

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Yale Golf Course, Yale Athletic Fields, Payne Whitney Gym, Linsley-Chit Hall (Room 102)

Central & Derby Avenue

New Haven, CT

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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