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Gerry Allen Weekly Report

Last weeks action
McCormick Cup – Not a good result for our Blue and Gold! Up 15-12 at half, final 15-51 to Scottish! Brantford whacks Peterborough 85-19 and Irish smoke Burlington 41-5

Sat Sept 28 – Beach vs Brantford @ Beach 3pm

Gee Gage Cup – Beach 2 vs Bay Street 1pm at Sunnybrook.

World Cup – Lots incredible action on TSN with canada opening the tourney on Thurs vs Italy

Fall Alumni Dinner Thurs Oct 17 – Keep those replies coming, no guess work for Myles please!!!

Correction and additions!
McCormick Cup – The Cup is a round robin format and Both Brantford and Beach move to the East division. Our first match is Sat Sept 21 vs Toronto Scottish @ Fletcher’s 3pm Then Sept 28 in Brantford vs the Harlequins and then IN Peterborough on Oct 05! We must win the division to advance to the Cup Final on October 19th.

Gee Gage Cup – Beach 2’s vs Bay Street at Sunnybrook Sat Sept 28th. No word on whether it is knock out or round robin???

Alum Dinner Thurs Oct 17 – keep those replies coming!! Cheers Gerry

Kukri Gear Website – up for 1 week. Please note that items ordered will probably not arrive until after the McCormick cup. Last chance of the year to order. Kukri Gear Website Order

Action last week
Field Opening – Alright, the pitch is now sorta official! Weather cooperates, great crowd, terrific Jr action at the interval between games! This pitch is definitely an upgrade! Somehow Burlington did not get the cooperation message. Two very close games. Both physical, lots of action and entertaining. Results not so much. Beach 2’s go down at the gun, 24-22 while Beach 1’s just short in a valiant comeback, losing 40-33. Beach 1’s finish season in 4th in West Div. while Beach 2’s finish in 2nd.

McCormick Cup – I have had little luck in communication with RO re Cup. This is not gospel but my understanding > Top 4 teams in each div qualify for Cup. 1st and 4th in each div crosssover in roundrobin competition with 2 best in Cup final Oct 19. My configuration has Beach 1 vs Irish on Sept 21 at Fletcher’s??? We may stand corrected?

Gee Gage Cup – No response from RO re explanation but website has Beach 2’s vs Bay St at Sunnybrook on Sept 28???

Alumni Dinner – Hey great to see Alum Rob Clarkson at the games on sat!!! Dinner Oct 17 @ Club. If U pd $125 in May ,this one is free!!! Otherwise $90 (significant other–$50)
NOTE – Since we have new management running the show at this one, can U please be diligent re communicating with us re your attendance!!!.. We accept e transfers or at the door as long as we know U are coming. Confirmation re games to follow

It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of Mattia Trinier . Carl’s wife, Mom to Adam, Samantha and Mathew, Mattia succumbed after a long and difficult battle with brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Details of arrangements when I get them. Mattia passed away at home on September 11th surrounded by family. Loved by her husband Carl, her children Adam, Samantha and Matthew, her son-in-law Henry, and the rest of her family, friends and former students, she will be dearly missed. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 18th at 2:30 p.m. at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home – Scarborough Chapel. Visitation will be held at the same location Tuesday, September 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Creek 2’s pull out giving us a 20-0 default win
Beach 1’s romp over Creek 1’s(who combined with Hamilton ) in 71-36 blast

Canada lose to USA 20-15 but finally has a decent game as the US scored late and Canada fell just short of the US goal line at the gun! Beachers Rumball and McKenzie et al head for Japan!!! RC

Miles Martin – New Balmy Beach Alumni Chairman – Read Post

Canada at the World Cup in Japan – 2 Beachers make the squad!! Lucas Rumball andJjamie McKenzie both travel to Japan
PreCup action.

CUP begins Game 1 Can vs Italy – Sept 26 2:45 am!

As usual there are are a number of Beach Alums on the WC trail to Japan. Perhaps we will hear some stories later…. or perhaps not!!

Alumni Organization – We continue to press forward and bring new ideas into fruition to encourage a lifelong sense of belonging to the game of rugby and specifically, Beach Rugby. To that end we have a new committee Chairman in Myles Martin Esq.!! Myles has graciously offered to step up and drive this part of our Blue and Gold machine! Thanks Myles and good luck! To those who are wondering about the fate of this communique, no worries. I am hanging around to continue to whisper in your ears and keep U up to date with what’s happenin’

Get your butts out to the fall games and the Alum Dinner on Oct 17th!!

This week’s activities!

Rugby – Beach 1’s and 2’s visit the camels in Stoney Creek 1:30 and 3

Thurs. Set 5th – Lucky Lucy Casino Night at Toronto Hunt Club 7pm. Fundraiser for CF organized by the Mittler family

Sun Sept 8th – Celebration of Life for John Hunter 1-4 @ the Club

Sat Sept 14 – Official Opening of new Tubs and Gee Gage Field. Games at 1:30 and 3 incorporated with several other special events!

Thurs. Oct 17 – Fall Alumni Dinner – Cocktails at 6-Dinner 7:15

Cec Moody – So sad to report the passing of a great Ontario Rugbian, Cec Moody. Our condolences to Cec’s family and friends.

Ted Reeve 65th Anniversary – I have great news from the Ted Reeve 65th Anniversary committee. We had a discussion about ticket prices and we are dropping the price to $35 if you reserve your tickets before September 06th. There will be a limited number of tickets at this price, so reserve early. There will be finger food, a slide show, music for dancing, if you are bringing your better half, and a lot of time to reminisce with old friends. If you have any pictures that you can scan to me, please do. If possible ifyou can remember names or year of the picture please add it. Please use this email address for confirmation of tickets or for any questions that you might have. rick.chambers@tbs.toshiba.ca

Last weeks action!
All on Saturday: Canada begins the road ti the World Cup with a loss, anbeit, exciting to Leinster, from ireland. Canada overcame a large halftime deficit to take the lead onlt to succumb to the Irish lads with a try in the last play!! 38-35 2 more tune ups before japan!
Beach 1 lost an early kicked off match to first place Brantford 33-17. We beat them at home so the feeling is we can get’em next time!
Beach 2’s continued winning ways with a decisive 50-36 victory over the Harlequin 2’s.

Put Sat Sept 14 on your calendar for the OFFICIAL opening of our new pitch with the last League match vs Burlington! We are currently in 3rd place, McCormick Cup begins on Sept 21!

Beach rugby has long been involved with Ted Reeve Hockey! Alum Rick Chambers is directly involved with TR 65 Reunion. Please contact Rick for more info!!!

The Ted Reeve Hockey Association is celebrating their 65th anniversary the weekend of Oct04 and will be having an alumni party to reunite as many former players that we can. It will be held at the Balmy Beach Club. Please see the attachment for details.

Ted Reeve Hockey Assoc 65th

If you know any former players that are not on the list, please forward this note to them. We are putting together a slide show, so if anyone has pictures, etc. from the past, please let me know or scan them to me. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Tickets go on sale the early part of September but we are trying to get as many players/coaches from early years as possible, so the powers to be are giving you a chance to reserve your ticket in advance. There is only a limited number of tickets that can be sold, so send me an email so I can hold a ticket for you.

 

Request from Huggy! I’m writing to ask for your help by reaching out to your connections on my behalf to inquire about potential paid co-op job opportunities. Currently, I’m searching for a co-op job as a Business Analyst, or similar role with a September 2019 start date. My preference would be an employer within the technology sector or within the technology functional area of a company. I realize that you do not have technology backgrounds but you might have a friend, family member or other connection who does.

I’ve been following your weekly e-mails but haven’t managed to attend a Beach home game yet because I have a Saturday morning class at George Brown College that carries over into the early afternoon.

I’m writing to reach out to the Balmy Beach RFC Alumni for their help. Currently, I’m completing a post-graduate certificate in Information Systems Business Analysis and am required to complete a paid co-op internship.

My goal is to secure a co-op job that is directly or indirectly related to business analysis. The roles in the job postings by my co-op coordinator have been fairly diverse. Mostly, they require using analytical and problem solving, decision making, time management, verbal and written communication, teamwork skills, etc.

I’m searching for a co-op internship to commence this September. To date, I’ve applied to just over 20 positions and have not received a response from an employer for an interview. I’m hoping that there’s someone from the alumni who may know someone who knows someone, etc. that has a suitable employment opportunity within their company. There is a provincial tax credit available to businesses up to a maximum of $3,000.

If there is someone who may be able to help, they can contact me at kerry.m.singh@gmail.com or connect with me on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrymsingh/

Thank you! Cheers,
Huggy – Up the Beach!!!

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Alumni Dinner – Thanks to everyone who participated! 110 guests!Jamie Reynolds feted appropriately. Great to see so many Ladies in attendance! Home Field will be Fletcher’s until ours is sodded properly! Beach Best 15 announced: Prop Jake Lipsett, prop Red Lipsett, Hooker, Scott Hendry, Lock Bernie Baldwin, Lock Scott Dunham, Flanker, Jeff Tomlinson, Flanker Stew MacSween, #8 Peeter Oolup, Scum Half Tony McGann, Fly Half Rick Chambers, Centres, Ed Caterer, and Kyle Nichols, Wings, Fred Forster and Ryan MacSween, Fullback Ian McConvey, Coach Bruce Gage!! Congratulations!

Break out the Blue and Gold gear, gas up and head to the sidelines!


Beach Best 15 May 1955 to May 2019

Gerry Allen Weekly Report2019-09-22T10:41:07-04:00

Myles Martin – Rugby Alumni Chairman

Hi all!

Just wanted to drop a quick line and introduce myself. For those who don’t know me, my name is Myles Martin a recently retired player from the blue and gold. As Gerry mentioned, I will be your Balmy Beach Alumni Chairman. I recognize I have some very large shoes to fill and I know I can’t do it alone. There are some very special people who make up this group and they should be recognized as well.
Kyle Nichols, Gord Young, , Andrew Steele, Adam Marshall, Paul Mathieson, Rick Chambers, Glenn Miller & Lisa De Sario

I think that all of us combined can probably do half the job Gerry has done for the last 15 years but we’re going to do our best. Thank you Gerry for all of your hard work and dedication.

Our goal is simple. We want to continue to support rugby at the Balmy Beach Rugby Football Club and help grow the best game on the planet.

Hope to see you all at the fall dinner on October 17.

Thank you for your continued support

Up the Beach!!

Myles Martin – Rugby Alumni Chairman2019-09-06T11:30:00-04:00

Message from Kerry Singh aka Huggy

Request from Huggy! I’m writing to ask for your help by reaching out to your connections on my behalf to inquire about potential paid co-op job opportunities. Currently, I’m searching for a co-op job as a Business Analyst, or similar role with a September 2019 start date. My preference would be an employer within the technology sector or within the technology functional area of a company. I realize that you do not have technology backgrounds but you might have a friend, family member or other connection who does.

I’ve been following your weekly e-mails but haven’t managed to attend a Beach home game yet because I have a Saturday morning class at George Brown College that carries over into the early afternoon.

I’m writing to reach out to the Balmy Beach RFC Alumni for their help. Currently, I’m completing a post-graduate certificate in Information Systems Business Analysis and am required to complete a paid co-op internship.

My goal is to secure a co-op job that is directly or indirectly related to business analysis. The roles in the job postings by my co-op coordinator have been fairly diverse. Mostly, they require using analytical and problem solving, decision making, time management, verbal and written communication, teamwork skills, etc.

I’m searching for a co-op internship to commence this September. To date, I’ve applied to just over 20 positions and have not received a response from an employer for an interview. I’m hoping that there’s someone from the alumni who may know someone who knows someone, etc. that has a suitable employment opportunity within their company. There is a provincial tax credit available to businesses up to a maximum of $3,000.

If there is someone who may be able to help, they can contact me at kerry.m.singh@gmail.com or connect with me on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrymsingh/

Thank you! Cheers,
Huggy – Up the Beach!!!

Message from Kerry Singh aka Huggy

I’m currently completing a post-graduate certificate at George Brown College. My project group has created a short 5-7 minute survey and I need some help distributing it in order get responses. Ideally, we want to get 100+ responses by midnight on Wednesday. To date we have approximate 46.

Please send the link below to the Beach Alumni. I know that this is not directly related to rugby, but as a Beach alumnus it will help me to successfully complete my post-graduate certificate.

https://forms.gle/C6aYsbTWqETVvhyY6

Thank you!

Kind regards,

Huggy – “Up the Beach!”

Message from Kerry Singh aka Huggy2019-08-02T12:49:36-04:00

Annual Rugby Squash Tournament on March 20th-21st and 23rd

Beach Rugby – Should you be in need of some nefarious activity, please read on!

Ladies & Germs,
You are formally invited to participate in the annual Rugby Squash Tournament on March 20th, 21st & 23rd of 2018 at the Balmy Beach Club. Don’t be mislead by the Rugby portion as there really isn’t any rugby involved, for the most part and helmets are available upon request.

You pay $60 for the whole week and for that you receive:
Beer
Food
Commemorative high-quality T-Shirt
Entry Fee for the Tournament
A chance to receive valuable prizes
Fun & Frivolity
Free abuse from the gallery
Unsolicited coaching from unqualified muppets
An opportunity to mingle with Rugby Legends (just ask)
Game guaranteed Wednesday/Thursday

So, I know had you at BEER, the rest is really just frills which may or may not be true.

The skinny is that this is a fundraiser for rugby, net proceeds go directly to their bottom line and it really helps them out. Games will be rally point to 25, no need to win by 2 and this is a team concept. Winning is nice, but getting points in a losing effort is equally important. It’s team aggregate after 2 days and four teams advance to the finals on Saturday. Clear as mud, sign up it’s fun……like the fat guy in the Goodlife commercial, “just start”………….

There are 8 teams of 8 players or varying skill levels (pristine and sub-par) and you will be playing other players in your skill (or lack thereof) peer group and should expect a competitive match. Games will run from 4pm to about 9:30pm Wednesday and Thursday and if you are lucky enough, 1pm to 4pm on Saturday for the championships of the World (Between Fallingbrook and Woodbine, north to Danforth)!

There is a lot of flexibility in timing, however, both preliminary matches must be played by 10pm Thursday night. The schedule will be posted March 17th, 2019 to allow time to maneuver!

Please confirm with Gord Young at gyoung240@yahoo.ca or 416-258-1976 only. Please do NOT inundate the various messengers with confirmation. This fills up fast, so if you are thinking about it, confirm today with me! Interac transfer to the same e-mail is best mode of payment!

Thank you for your support!
Gordon Young (240 Gordy)
Squash (Ball) PRO (vider)

Cheers, Gord Young B.A.,R.I.B.(Ont.), C.A.I.B.

Annual Rugby Squash Tournament on March 20th-21st and 23rd2019-02-05T11:04:21-04:00

6 Nations @ The Club

6 Nations Rugby – Games start this Fri although Club Presentation will begin on Sat, with a doubleheader!.

This Saturday at the Club. 2 Great matches. 9:15 Scotland vs Italy – 11:45 |Ireland vs England!
$20 for both games – Breakfast available – Proceeds to Jr Rugby–see u there!

6 Nations @ The Club2019-01-31T11:35:29-04:00

Scott Hendry – Hamilton Hornets

Fellow Alum,

I am writing a post I never thought I would have to.

I brought the Hamilton Hornets down on the weekend for round 2 of the Gee Gage Cup.

A spirited match against the 2nds, with no on-field issues. A good clean game by both sides.

We had a full side of 23 and about 10 old boys down supporting plus a couple of folks in from overseas.

I was excited to have them back to the club to show it off and enjoy a little Balmy Beach Rugby hospitality. Most made it down.

I was shocked and saddened by the total lack of rugby etiquette displayed by the 2nds. No beer with your opposite #. No banter with the opposition. No chucking shit at the referee. NOTHING.
One player, Rick Honeyford, who made it back from Fletcher’s brought over a pitcher for us we toasted the game.

Where has the ethos gone? I am posting here, because it is incumbent upon us as, senior statesmen of the club and the game, to ensure the positive traditions live on.

Yours in Rugby

Scott Hendry

Scott Hendry – Hamilton Hornets2018-09-20T10:30:00-04:00

HOOPS: Help Optimize Outstanding Potential

I mentioned that we are initiating a program for Juniors to assist in Jr development. It is called HOOPS HOOPS: Help Optimize Outstanding Potential

Balmy Beach Junior Rugby, Balmy Beach Rugby Alumni and the Balmy Beach Club are proud to announce a new program to help develop the potential of our junior players.

This program, named for the iconic hooped socks worn by the Balmy Beach First XV, will provide a year long athletic membership to the Balmy Beach Club to those select junior players who show a commitment to personal development and the game of rugby.

Open to U17 and U19 boys and girls, HOOPS will help your players realize their full potential; in the gym, on the pitch and in life.

Help us, Help you get your HOOPS.

Here are the Bios of our first two recipients Derek and Jordan Persaud from Neil McNeil High School.

My name is Derek Persaud. I am currently in grade 12 at Neil McNeil and am 18 years old. I play rugby for Balmy Beach and for my high school. Recently, my twin brother (Jordan) and I were selected to be members of the HOOPS program at The Balmy Beach Club, receiving free memberships to the club for the next year.

I started playing Rugby in grade 10 when I played 7s for my school Junior team where we won the TCDAA championships. The same year, we were finalists in TDCAA 15s. After having such a fun time playing rugby and developing a passion for the sport, my brother and I convinced our ever so skeptical parents to sign us up with Balmy Beach to play 15s in the summer of 2016. During the season, the team played very well but were eliminated in the semi-finals by Ajax. However, the following season at Balmy, we bounce back and won the championship.
In grade 11 at Neil we were able to win TDCAA Senior 7s in the fall. Unfortunately, I was unable to play in the 15s season in the spring of 2017 for Neil as I was out with a knee injury (hockey-related injury). The following high school season however was another bounce back, where we won TDCAA 7s finals and were again crowned champions. The upcoming school rugby season was one I looked forward to, hoping to cap off high school with a trip to OFSAA, but Neil does not have a Senior 15s team this year due to coach-related issues. On the positive side, the time off allows me to work out and get stronger at Balmy Beach Club as I prepare for the upcoming 15s season this summer with the U19 team.

Good evening,

My name is Jordan Persaud. Both my brother and I recently received free club memberships. Below is a list of my experiences with rugby (my brother, Derek, will send you his own story).

I was born March 8, 2000. I grew up in a loving household with all of my close family members–both parents and my twin brother. I began playing rugby in the spring of 2016, when I started playing 15s in grade 10 for Neil McNeil High School (where we were finalists, finishing second at TCDAAs). I was unable to play rugby prior to this season due to numerous injuries on separate occasions. Having developed a new passion for the sport after the school season, both my brother and I decided that, seeing that we had a few friends already involved with the league) we wanted to try playing U16 15s for Balmy Beach Club over the summer. With a little persuasion of our parents, they accepted and were supportive of our wish to do so.

In grade 11, I played 7s (for the first time) at Neil McNeil, and we went on to win the TDCAA championships. Later that school year, I played 15s again at Neil McNeil, but we lost in the finals, finishing second for a second time. I played Balmy Beach Club again in the summer of 2017, playing second row on the U18 15s team.

At the beginning of grade 12, I played 7s at school again, where we won the TDCAA championships a second time. Unfortunately, however, we do not have a senior rugby 15s team at Neil McNeil this year.

I have had a lot of fun playing rugby in my high school years and I look forward to playing with the Balmy Beach Club for the next couple of years, especially this upcoming U19 season!
Pics and more info on these twins!

HOOPS: Help Optimize Outstanding Potential2018-05-03T11:28:09-04:00