Beach 2’s – Ended on a high note with a large victory over the Cru. Physical game but with the “right” attitude.BOTH teams had the correct idea in that they both had hand made trophies presented to themselves from which they could drink!!! The best “swap” of the day was when Cameron Morgan left as touch judge to be replaced by a young female. !!!!Noisy sideline during the Cup……
Beach 1’s Cup Final – One of the fastest and most physical games I have seen in long time. as distinct underdogs I feel we gave a terrific effort. We came back in the second half to tie it up 27-27 and had a legitimate shot at a win, but not to be as the final was 40-27 Brantford. Difficult to score when the set pieces were not stable enough to generate lots of quality ball and we seemed to lose focus in the very late stages of the game. 5 Yellow cards to us and 3 to Brantford would lead one to believe that the refereeing was not at the same standard as the game itself!, Entertaining, exciting,only the second time in 17 attempts have we lost the Final!!! Excellent crowd of Beach supporters although Union officials did their best to interfere with our enjoyment of the day ,but not to dwell on that just now! Pics on website soon!
Alumni Fall Dinner – Great time last Thurs. as 5 originals joined Ken Bingham and Hasher McMurray in becoming Capped with our new Beach Caps! Present were Gord Forbes, Don and Roger Oliver, Sam Singer and Tom Redwood. Also capped were Gerry deClute and Jack Baird as having our 2 major sponsors for such a long and continuous time( since mid-seventies!) Ian McConvey had the group in stitches with his presentation of the Caterer Award to current 1st team player, Chris Hewitt aka The Tooth Fairy/Whyte Whale. Congratulations!
To Come! – Rugby Banquet! – Ont Rugby Hall of fame Dinner! – Rugby Auction
Great weekend! – Sat Cup semi finals–Beach defeats Scottish 25-17. The lads seem to be rounding into form with a terrific victory over a tough Scottish side who must soon be wondering what they have to do to win a Cup?? Not only was the play a level up but the sideline support was superb as several hundred Beach fans roared approval to only a handful of Scottish supporters. It indeed makes a difference!!! And even the weather cooperated.!!
Beach 2’s – Sunday saw the Beach 2’s roar to life with a resounding 62-10 thumping of the Bay Street Pigs to advance to the Consolation Gee Gage Cup Final on Sat. Opponent undetermined but a super effort from the guys which now has us represented by both teams on Sat at McCormick Cup Day!!Jeff Tomlinson, man of the Match and quality games from Bushe and The Dude!
Notes: Referee and Alum Haley says he has finally made the grade by doing a 7th vs 8th place college game on Sat! He’s there!!!
Canada A – Despite a try from Beacher Lucas Rumball, Canada A lose in Uraguay to USA Selects. There are “rumblings” that Lucas may be available for sat Cup Final?
Rugby Announcement! – Rugby Ontario announces that Kyle Nichols of Balmy Beach will be inducted into the Ontario Rugby Hall of Fame in Nov 25, 2017!
Also Being inducted is the Balmy Beach 1’s of the undefeated, untied 1980-1981 Cup winning squads! This includes the players of the Owen Sound victory in the Cup run of 1980!!! Congratulations to all. The dinner is Nov 25th–Details to follow.
International – Good luck to Lucas Rumball who is with Canada A in South America for 3 matches starting this weekend.
Ed Caterer Award – Please forward nominations to me for this prestigious award. I have attached the qualifications. Award will be presented at Oct 19 Fall Dinner. Previous winners—Gerry Allen, Haydn Gage.
EDDIE CATERER AWARD CRITERIA
SELECT A FAN, PLAYER OR COACH WHO BEST EXEMPLIFIES SEVERAL OF EDDIE’S MANY SUPERB PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS.
ie. SKILLED ATHLETE
CLUB AMBASSADOR ANYWHERE HE WENT
SENSE OF HUMOUR
ALWAYS “ESPRIT DE COUR” RE Club activities
UNSELFISHLY GIVES HIS TIME
NOT QUIET! A NATTERER SPOKE HIS MIND
5th Annual Lucky Lucy Casino Night – Thurs Sept 7th $125.00 – Toronto Hunt Club
Fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis!!!
Last games of August – 2 wins and a loss
Given some interesting logistics the Academy 1 players and Beach 2’s actually switched roles for this outing and it proved to be a wise decision. At noon the vaughn Yeomen who are quite strong played our Academy(but really Beach 2’s) and we lost a very close match 27-24. The actual Academy 1 Squadhad a great match and ended their season on a positive note by beating […]