2014-2015 Schedule

The preliminary league schedule has been released. You will notice that with the increase in the number of teams in both divisions, the schedule looks rather different from previous seasons. Things may change a little bit, but it will give you an idea. I will be working to fill in the open dates.
Here is our schedule:
http://www.harlequins.org/test-schedule

Here is the full league schedule:
Rocky Mountain Rugby 2014-2015 Version 1

D2 FORMAT
 -9-team league: 3 pools of 3 teams each
 -Teams play teams in their pool twice and teams outside their pool once
 -All teams play 10 matches each
 -Top 4 teams by total PTS will advance to Rocky Mountain Championships held on May 2/3
 -Rocky Mountain Championships will either be for seeding or advancement; Westerns format TBA
 -It is unknown at this time as to whether Rocky Mountain will receive 1, 2, or 3 seeds to Westerns
 -Rocky Mountain Championships likely to be held in Aspen on May 2-3
 -Fall make-up matches should occur Nov. 8, Nov. 15, or Mar. 7
 -Spring make-up matches should occur on Apr. 4, Apr. 25, or any open Sunday
 -Aspen begins the year under probationary status as a returning club
POOL A POOL B POOL C
Barbarians D2 Provo Steelers Boulder Rugby
Raptors D2 Park City Haggis Highlanders
Colorado Springs Gents of Aspen Harlequins
D3 FORMAT
 -7-team league; single Fall pool
 -All teams play each other once in the Fall
 -Top 4 teams in PTS from the Fall advance to Spring playoff
 -Table resets for Spring playoff
 -Spring playoff consists of single round-robin play over 3 rounds
 -Champion at end of Spring playoff advances to Westerns
 -Bottom 3 teams in PTS from the Fall advance to Rocky Mountain D4 Championship
 -Rocky Mountain D4 Championship format TBA; will include B/C sides of other clubs and Old Boys (?)
 -Fall make-up matches should occur Nov. 8, Nov. 15, or Mar. 21
 -Spring make-up matches should occur on Apr. 4, Apr. 18, May 2, or any open Sunday
 -Littleton and Raptors D3 begin the year under probationary status as new clubs

Denver Harlequins vs. Vail (Aug. 2nd)

Quins vs Vail
On August 2nd, 2014, the Denver Harlequins Rugby Team will head west on I-70 to face Vail Rugby for a pre-season exhibition match. We will be meeting up at the Hogback Park-n-Ride at 9:30am to carpool up to Vail.
Hogback Park-n-Ride – Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot.
Located off I-70 at exit 259 to Morrison, US 40

Kick-off:
11AM Old Boys Clusterfuck Kick-Off
1:30PM Current Side Kick-Off

Pitch/Field Address:
646 Vail Valley Dr
Vail, CO 81657

Directions:
Vail’s rugby pitch is located across the street from the Ford Amphitheatre.
- Take Exit 176 off I70
- Use the traffic circles to get on the South Frontage Road and head east
- Turn right immediately after the Vail Village Parking Structure onto Vail Valley Drive
- The rugby pitch will be on the right hand side of the road about 1/4 of a mile

Afterparty:
There will be multiple kegs of beer, BBQ burgers, and dogs for everyone at the pitch. Then we will follow up at Vail’s sponsor bar, Garfinkel’s.
Garfinkel’s Restaurant and Bar
536 E Lionshead Cir.
Vail, CO 81657
http://garfsvail.com/

If any guys want to stay in Vail for the night and join Vail’s Safari Party pub crawl, aall Bart Cuomo (Club Chairman) at Vail Realty for a good rugby rate on condos 970-476-8800

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/350536411762554/

Official Start of Fall Practice

Cook Park Sign 2

Attention Denver Harlequins Rugby Team players (and guys interested in playing):
Fall practice officially starts on Tuesday, July 29th at our home field/pitch at 6:00pm.
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek South Dr.
Denver, CO 80224
http://www.denvergov.org/dpr/ParksandRecreation/RecreationCentersPools/RecreationCenters/CookParkRecCenter/tabid/444218/Default.aspx

Practice will continue every Tuesday and Thursday, same time and location, until Sept. 16th (at which point we switch to Garland Park).

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/308411669319676/

Denver Harlequins’ Fitness Training Session (Location Updated)

sprint training

New Harlequin Head Coach, Peter Borlase, will be running a team conditioning session on Wednesday (July 23rd) at 6:30pm at Cook Park. If you’re in town, you should be at this training session.
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek South Dr.
Denver, CO 80224
http://www.denvergov.org/dpr/ParksandRecreation/RecreationCentersPools/RecreationCenters/CookParkRecCenter/tabid/444218/Default.aspx

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/133712800156538/

Social — Silent Auction & Drink Up – July 18th, 2014

Come join the Denver Harlequins for a Summer Social

Come join the Denver Harlequins for a Summer Social