The Red Hot Tournament is the largest and most prestigious high school rugby tournament in Ontario and amongst the very best in North America. The 2014 version boasts an anticipated 64 teams competing in junior and senior boys divisions all over Ontario.
The Red Hot results will be one of the tools used for seeding teams for the Ontario championships scheduled for one month later - the OFSAA AAAA/AAA and AA/A tournaments for senior boys and the Barbarian Cup tournament for junior boys.
The regional qualifying tournaments will be held at universities, colleges and high school sites across the province so that high school players will have a greater awareness of the opportunities available to play high quality OUA and OCAA rugby after graduating from secondary school. The hosting universities, colleges and high schools will be providing varsity athletes as site organizers and will also provide information about campus life and academics.
All teams are guaranteed 3 games at the regional tournaments. Every effort will be made to ensure that teams are placed in the regional tournaments so as to avoid mismatches, keep travel distances reasonable yet at the same time provide competition from beyond local associations.
There will be champions declared at each site and individual awards for all players on the gold and silver medal winning teams and Red Hot plaques for the schools.
Here are the details:
Tuesday May 13--Red Hot Midget Regional Tournament at Humber College (8 teams)
Tuesday April 22--Red Hot Junior Regional Tournament at St. Maximilian Kolbe (8 teams), Trent University (8 teams), and Sheridan (8 teams)
Thursday April 24--Red Hot Senior Regional Tournament at Sheridan College (8 teams - tier 1), McMaster (8 teams - tier 2), St. Maximilian Kolbe (8 teams - tier 2), Stamford HS(Niagara Falls) (8 teams - tier 1)
Friday May 9--Red Hot Senior Regional Tournament at University Western (4 teams)
Saturday April 26--Red Hot Senior Finals at Saint Joan of Arc
The tournament organizers are Dom Scuglia and Glenn Tarver. This is a not-for-profit event presented for the purpose of offering competitive games for high school teams in the true spirit of the sport. Any proceeds from the tournament are used to support the Junior Blues programme.
Contact us for more details Dom firstname.lastname@example.org Glenn email@example.com
Go to www.redhotrugby.com for regularly updated information