Annual Red/Blue Match

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It’s time for the Denver Harlequins’ annual Red vs. Blue intersquad match to start the season off right. Aug. 23rd at our home pitch (Cook Park). Kick-off is at 11:00am.

Field:
Cook Park
7100 Cherry Creek South Dr.
Denver, CO 80224

Afterparty:
Tom & Annette’s House
3565 W 112th Cir., Westminster, CO 80031
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Denver Harlequins Fall AGM

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Denver Harlequins Fall Annual General Meeting

We will be having our Fall AGM at 7:00- 9:00pm on Friday, 8/22/2014.
Knights of Columbus Hall
1555 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
http://kofc539.org/

Beverages will be provided.

This is a mandatory meeting for all current Harlequin players. We will be discussing the budget/financials, dues, matches/fixtures, social events, fundraisers, CIPP, the new league structure, reviewing goals for coming year and planning for them, electing officers and appointing positions within the club, discussing the new selection process, collecting dues, and passing out shorts and socks to any new guys that pay dues.

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Denver Harlequins Club History

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The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club

Harlequin History

The Denver Harlequins Rugby Football Club came to life in 1970 as the Denver Barristers, recognizing the legal background of most of the players. Many of them were attorneys; most of them simply had legal problems.

While enjoying success as the Barristers, the demographics of the team changed as they absorbed many of the players from the Mile High RFC. As a smaller percentage were lawyers (although the legal problems didn’t change…), the team decided to rename themselves. Reflecting his happy-go-lucky nature, former Green Beret Ray Dissinger proposed the name “Harlequins”.

In 1974, when the Aspen Ruggerfest served as the de facto national championships, the Denver Harlequins came in second, losing to the Bay Area Touring Side (BATS) out of San Francisco. It was the mark of a club on the rise.

The Denver Harlequins merged with the Littleton RFC in 1986, and the rest is history. Club colors are scarlet red and royal blue from the Harlequins, with grey accents recognizing Littleton RFC.

As a traditional powerhouse in Colorado Club Rugby, the Quins have represented the Rocky Mountain Rugby Union (formerly known as the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union) throughout the United States and internationally.

We are strong competitors on the field, in the pub, and in our community, aggressively bringing rugby and its values of fitness, athleticism and tradition to Denver. We tour actively and compete nationwide in the USA Rugby playoffs.

 

Championships:

2014 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 3 Runner Up

2013 – Western Rugby Football Union Division 3 Championships Third Place

2013 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 3 Champions

2013 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2006 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Third Place

2005 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2005 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Fourth Place

2004 – Western Rugby Football Union Championships Sixth Place

2004 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 2 Runner Up

2003 – USA Rugby Sweet Sixteen – Fourth Place

2003 – Western Rugby Football Union Runner Up

2003 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

2002 – Western Rugby Football Union Seventh Place

2002 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

2001 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Runner Up

1998 – Western Rugby Football Union Second Place

1998 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

1997 – Western Rugby Football Union Third Place

1997 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions

1993 – National Western 7’s 2nd Division Winner

1991 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 1 Champions

1991 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union B-Side Champions (Oly Cup)

1990 – National Western 7’s 1st division Runner Up

1990 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Division 1 Champions

1987 – National Western 7′s Runner Up

1977 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions (Miller Cup)

1977 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union B-Side Champions (Stuart Harris Cup)

1976 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Runner Up (Oly Cup)

1975 – Eastern Rockies Rugby Union Champions (Oly Cup)

 

Trophies and Tournaments:

2014 – Santa Barbara Sevens Social Division Runner Up

2014 – Denver Summer Sevens Runner Up

2014 – Aspen Sevens Runner Up

2013 – Santa Barbara Sevens Social Division Runner Up

2003 – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (Breckenridge, CO) Winner

2002 – High Desert Rugby Classic (Albuquerque, NM) Winner

1995 – Maggotfest Old Boys Division Winners

1994 – Denver 7′s Winners

1997 – 12th Annual Cowtown Classic (Ft Worth, TX) Runner Up

1992 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1991 – Cowpie Tournament Runner Up

1990 or 1991 Aspen Ruggerfest 35+ Winner

1990 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1989 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1988 – Cowpie Tournament Winners

1988 – Boulder Area Ruggerfest (BARF) Tournament Winners

1983 – Queen City BATS Tournament Winners

1978 – Austin Texas Rugby Tournament Champions

1974 – Aspen Ruggerfest Runner Up

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

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