St. Valentine’s Massacre 10’s Rugby Tournament – Breckenridge

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The Denver Harlequins are traveling up into the mountains for The 43rd Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre 10’s Rugby Tournament on February 11th. Our costume theme this year is Unpopular Superheroes.
If you are staying at Hugh Miller’s house, make sure to bring a bottle of liquor for payment for the lodging (in addition to any alcohol you bring for consumption). Email Hugh at
hrugbym {at} yahoo [dot] com
for directions.
Action starts early on Saturday at Kingdom Park Rugby Grounds and will continue until finals of both men’s and women’s divisions that afternoon. Rugby will conclude with trophies presented at the pitch and a rousing rendition of “America the Beautiful” as the sun drops beyond the Rocky Mountains’ Ten Mile Range followed by the ever-epic, after-match celebration at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub in downtown Breck.
Venue: Kingdom Park, Breckenridge (9500 ft elevation!)
880 Airport Road
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Date: February 11th, 2017
Time: 9am-6pm
Format: 10 v 10 with 7 minute halves
Cost: about $30 per player (Contact Casey Nordwald if interested – quinrugger [at] gmail (dot) com )
Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub
110 Lincoln Ave
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-4949
http://nappertandysbreck.com/
Law Variations for Ten-a-Side Rugby:
http://www.irblaws.com/index.php?variation=3
More info on Tens:
http://kerikerirugby.com/2012/introduction-to-the-game-of-rugby-tens-10s-or-ten-a-side/
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8th Annual Toys 4 Tots Pub Crawl

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Mark it down on your calendars, Santa Pub Crawl for Toys 4 Tots will be on Saturday, December 17th. Put on your Christmas gear (Santa hats, elf costumes, ugly Christmas sweaters, etc) and come out for a fun time with the Denver Harlequins Rugby Team.
Bar lineup and Times are confirmed and as always we will end the crawl at The Irish Rover!
Toys for Tots asks that you donate a new, unwrapped toy (valued at under $20). You are welcome to bring more than one toy. Please note: Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
If you are parking at the Irish Rover (so your car is at the end of the pub crawl), parking is available on street, behind Goodwill, or in the Security Service parking lot.
Bar lineup and Times are as follows:
6:00 pm – Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub
Address: 176 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
7:15 pm – Skylark Lounge
Address: 140 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
8:30 pm – Atomic Cowboy
Address: 141 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
9:45 pm – Badgers
Address: 76 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
11:00 pm – Irish Rover
Address: 54 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
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Harlequins Old Boys Rugby Viewing Party

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On the first Sunday of the month, the Denver Harlequins Old Boys will be watching a rugby match at the Irish Rover, reminiscing about old times, and generally shooting the shit.
Dates for subsequent events:
Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7
The Irish Rover Pub
54 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
http://www.theirishroverpub.com/
(Parking available on street, behind Goodwill, or in the Security Service parking lot)

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Harlequins Rugby Fall Banquet

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The annual Fall Banquet for the Denver Harlequins will be Friday, Nov. 11th. Come celebrate with your favorite team.
Venue:
The Irish Rover Pub
(Parking available on street, behind Goodwill, or in the Security Service parking lot)
6:30 p.m.: Socializing in main bar
7:30: Limerick Room doors open
7:30-8:30: Cocktail hour
8:00: Dinner
Attire: tie suggested, jacket encouraged
Cost: $25/person, $40/couple
Alan is hosting the Cocktail Hour on him for well, wine, and draft. After that it is a cash bar.
To prepay, go here:
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All Blacks vs. Ireland Watch Party

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On Nov. 5th, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team take on Ireland in Chicago, IL. There will be a watch party at the Irish Rover for local fans in Denver who can’t make the trek. Kick-off is at 2pm MST, but we will start pre-gaming at 1pm.
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