Gold Cup 2017-2019

Gold Cup Information is available here. Most recent updates were made on 10/27/2018.

The Mid-Atlantic, Atlantic North, Mid-West and Red River Competition Regions are forming the next two years of the Gold Cup. The top two seeds from each CR’s Women’s Division 1 are included for a two years of competition.

Schedule:

2019 Gold Cup:CMS Schedule and Standings

2019 Clubs: AN: Boston and Albany,  MW: TBD,

MAC: Raleigh and Philadelphia, RR: Austin and HARC.

 

2018 Gold Cup: CMS Schedule and Standings

2018 Clubs: AN: Boston and Monmouth,  MW: Chicago and Detroit,

MAC: Raleigh and NOVA, RR: Austin and HARC.

Final match times will be determined by flight schedules. Host team is responsible for finalizing the KO times amongst all the clubs.

DATE HOST MATCHES
11/10/18 Albany SAT: Albany v HARC, Boston v Austin

SUN: Albany v Austin, Boston v HARC.

3/30/19 Austin SAT: Austin v. Raleigh, Philadelphia v HARC

SUN: HARC v Raleigh, Philadelphia v Austin

3/30/19 MW #1 SAT: MW#1 v Boston, Albany v MW#2

SUN: MW#1 v Albany, Boston v MW#2

4/6/19 MW #2 SAT: MW#1 v Austin, HARC v MW#2

SUN: MW#1 v HARC, Austin v MW#2

4/13/19 Raleigh SAT: Raleigh v MW#1, MW#2 v Philadelphia

SUN: Raleigh v MW#2, MW#1 v Philadelphia

Contacts:

CR
Club/ Role
NAME
EMAIL
MAC
Philadelphia
matchsec@pwrfc.org

captain@pwrfc.org

MAC
Raleigh MS
Juliet Taylor
matchsec.raleighvenom@gmail.com
MW
Detroit
 Mary Foley
Shaena Sparrow
foley.molly@gmail.com
Shaenas@yahoo.com
MW
Chicago Women
Alex Schoening
aschoening421@gmail.com
AN
Boston
Casey O’Connell

Maggie Reiss

caseyraeoconnell@gmail.com

mreiss924@gmail.com

AN
Albany
Kat Bissett, Kelly Maloney, Megan Reed
bissettkathryn@gmail.com
mvreed11@gmail.com
maloney.kam@gmail.com
MW
Metropolis Valkyries
Cassandra C. Urbano
curbano1039@gmail.com jordann19@hotmail.com
RR
Austin Valkyries MS
matchsec@austinvalkyries.com
RR
HARC VP
Meredith Frasier

Nick James

mfrasier@me.com

njames11@ymail.com

Other contacts

NCC
NCC Chairperson
Margy Thomas
greekdaisy@gmail.com
MAC
MAC Chairperson
Kathryn Hemlock
kathryn.hemlock@gmail.com
MW
MW Chairperson
Gary Loughbough
garylobaugh@gmail.com
MW
MW D1 coord
Amanda Cross
amandacross05@gmail.com
AN
AN Chairperson
Angela Corpus
 gacorpus@gmail.com
AN
NERFU Women’s DI Coord.
Marty Checchi
marty.checchi@gmail.com
RR
MAC D1 Chairperson
Meredith McAlister
meredithmcalister@gmail.com
RR
Red River Chairman
David Dodge
RR
RRRC Rep and TRU Admin
Wendy Young
admin@texasrugbyunion.com

 

2017-2019 Competition Guidelines – 2018 Gold Cup

Two clubs from each of the Competition Regions noted above will commit to a two year Gold Cup competition. The top two seeds of the CR will be included in the competition.

The hosting club will be responsible for field and referee arrangements. A given weekend format will include the following set of matches.

Saturday:
CR-A #1 v CR-B #2
CR-A #2 v CR-B #1
Sunday:
CR-A #2 v CR-B #2
CR-A #1 v CR-B #1

All matches will be loaded within CMS and require rosters to be uploaded and scores by Monday following the matches. The winner of the Gold Cup will have earned the most points at the conclusion of all the matches.Internal CR matches will also be picked by the CR to be counted towards the Gold Cup standings.

It would be requested that the NCC approve these matches as appropriate D1 level matches to count towards a)player eligibility and b) match minimums for the clubs involved that are otherwise in a league that provides a pathway to Nationals. Gold Cup is not recognized as an Elite level.

It is league standings that determines who is eligible to advance for their respective CR for the CR playoffs and the path to National Championships.

Referee requests are fielded by the host club. Expectations should be set that the referee should be a high level local referee or a territorial level. At least a C1 or B panel grade or higher. USA Rugby isn’t making assignments for us.

Weather considerations will cancel matches, with a 0-0 score and it will not count as a forfeit. There is no opportunity however to reschedule. From a final points view, we will just divide point by the total of matches played to get to final standings if there are any cancelled matches. The 2018/2019 East Coast schedule addressed the matches between MidAtlantic and North Atlantic CRs so the results from those matches will be calculated as part of the standings. The USA Rugby standings page may not be the final standings.

Forfeits will be given on a case by case basis and agreed upon by the involved CR chairs. However, forfeits will prevent a club from being declared the 2018 or 2019 Gold Cup Winner.

 

 

2018 Schedule

DATE HOST MATCHES
11/18/17 NOVA
November 18 @ Morven Park (reserved 11-3)
11:30 AM, NOVA A vs. Boston
1:00 PM, Raleigh vs. Monmouth
November 19 @ Evergreen Sportsplex (reserved 12-4)
12:30 PM, Raleigh vs. Boston
2:00 PM, NOVA A vs. Monmouth
3/24/18 RALEIGH SAT HARC v Raleigh, NOVA v Austin

SUN HARC v NOVA, Austin v Raleigh

Location: Poole Road Rugby Complex

3/24/18 MONMOUTH SAT Monmouth v Chicago, Detroit v Boston

SUN Monmouth v Detroit, Boston v Chicago

4/7/18 HARC SAT HARC v Monmouth, Boston v Austin

SUN HARC v Boston , Austin v Monmouth

Location:
Houston Sports Park
12131 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77045
(713) 433-3969
https://goo.gl/maps/YGPduZ3sSnR2
4/7/18 Detroit SAT Detroit v Raleigh, NOVA v Chicago

SUN Detroit v NOVA, Raleigh v Chicago

4/21/18 AUSTIN SAT Austin v Chicago, Detroit v HARC

SUN Austin v Detroit, HARC v Chicago

 

2018 Gold Cup influence upon Eastern Playoffs #4 seed spot:

The top team each from MW, AN, and MAC Championships automatically make Eastern Playoffs. The top two of the three second place teams have a chance to compete for the fourth seed vacated by having no South team, based on Gold Cup Standings that do not include Red River matches in the point calculations.

If all three of these teams have competed in Gold Cup tournament in the current year, then the top two placing teams are contenders for the fourth playoff seed. The higher Gold Cup seed has hosting rights, and the lower Gold Cup seed can chose to waive the repechage, automatically sending the higher Gold Cup seed through to the fourth playoff seed at Regionals.

If any of these three second place teams have not been part of Gold Cup during the current year, the seedings default to the conference standings from the previous year’s Eastern playoffs (so MAC 1, AN 2, MW 3 for 2017). The second place teams from the top two conferences (so MAC and AN) are contenders for the fourth playoff seed. Higher conference seed has hosting rights, and lower conference seed can choose to waive the repechage, automatically sending the higher conference seed through to the fourth playoff seed at regionals.