2010 - 2011 Season

Abby SevensSaturday, July 23 was the day of the 3rd Annual Abbotsford International Sevens at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. The sun shone through pristine blue skies for the majority of the day with temperatures reaching upwards of 30 degrees for this exciting event.

26 teams from 7 different countries participated in the tournament. There was action on four fields in three separate division, including the 12 team international division, 8 team Elite Men's division, and the 6 team women's division.

Tournament organizer Douglas Okero and his team did a fantastic job organizing the rugby festival, which showcased family activities, numerous vendor booths, a vibrant beer garden, and a visit from the Lieutenant Governor.

The games began at 9am and continued through until nearly 7pm. There was no lack of energy on the field with many high level international players dazzling spectators on the pitch. The quality of rugby was exceptional and games were exciting with many close finishes.

In the end, the Fijian Ambassadors beat the Dog River Howlers in a thrilling final to take the International title and $5000 grand prize. Ratu Filise from Fiji won the plate and the Bayside Tigersharks from White Rock won the bowl. 

In the Men's Elite division, Old Puget Sound's 2nd team defeated the Bayside Fiji Selects in the final to secure top spot. The Women's Division saw Burnaby beat Capilano to win the title.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success. Thanks to the tournament organizers and all of the volunteers.  Thank you to announcers Andrew Hall and Greg Byron for their work keeping spectators in the loop. Thanks to all the fans for their energy and support. Thanks to all the teams for their efforts, some even playing 6 games on the day! An enormous thank you also goes out to Bruce Kuklinski and the 17 officials who did an amazing job keeping games on time and refereeing the 55 matches throughout the day.

FINAL OVERALL RESULTS

Cup Winner - Fijian Ambassadors
Runner Up - Dog River Howlers
Plate Winner - Ratu Filise
Bowl Winner - Bayside Tigersharks
MVP - Eddie from Ratu Filise (#6)

Elite Men's Winner - Old Puget Sound 2
Women's Winner - Burnaby Lake

INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DIVISION RESULTS

A1 - Fijian Ambassadors (19) vs Bayside Tigersharks (5)
A2 - Old Puget Sound (17) vs British Army (12)
B1 - Kenya (29) vs Burnaby Lake (5)
B2 - Valley High (24) vs South Seas Connection (19)
C1 - Ratu Filise (31) vs Mexico (0)
C2 - Dog River Howlers (24) vs Cayman Islands (5)
A3 - British Army (24) vs Fijian Ambassadors (12)
A4 - Bayside Tigersharks (12) vs Old Puget Sound (42)
B3 - South Seas Connection (5) vs Kenya (15)
B4 - Burnaby Lake (29) vs Valley High (21)
C3 - Cayman Islands (0) vs Ratu Filise (57)
C4 - Mexico (14) vs Dog River Howlers (26)
A5 - Fijian Ambassadors (17) vs Old Puget Sound (14)
A6 - British Army (31) vs Bayside Tigersharks (14)
B5 - Valley High (17) vs Kenya (17)
B6 - Burnaby Lake (38) vs South Seas Connection (5)
C5 - Ratu Filise (29) vs Dog River Howlers (14)
C6 - Mexico (7) vs Cayman Islands (12)

Bowl Semi - Cayman Islands (14) vs Bayside Tigersharks (33)
Bowl Semi - South Seas Connection (24) vs Mexico (7)
Cup 1/4 - Old Puget Sound (17) vs Valley High (22)
Cup 1/4 - Kenya (7) vs Fijian Ambassadors (31)
Cup 1/4 - Ratu Filise (15) vs British Army (17)
Cup 1/4 - Dog River Howlers (21) vs Burnaby Lake (19)

Plate Semi - Old Puget Sound (19) vs Burnaby Lake (27)
Plate Semi - Kenya (14) vs Ratu Filise (21)
Cup Semi - Dog River Howlers (31) vs Valley High (7)
Cup Semi - Fijian Ambassadors (19) vs British Army (14)

Bowl Final - South Seas Connection (7) vs Bayside Tigersharks (21)
Plate Final - Ratu Filise (26) vs Burnaby Lake (21)
Cup Final - Fijian Ambassadors (33) vs Dog River Howlers (28)

ELITE MENS DIVISION

A1 - Chilliwack (5) vs Rowing Club (Default)
A2 - Old Puget Sound 2 (45) vs Valley Boizz (12)
B1 - Abbotsford (40) vs Del Rey (12)
B2 - Bayside Fiji Selects (22) vs Brit Lions (12)
A3 - Valley Boizz (50) vs Chilliwack (0)
A4 - Rowing Club (0) vs Old Puget Sound 2 (5)
B3 - Brit Lions (38) vs Abbotsford (17)
B4 - Del Rey (14) vs Bayside Fiji Selects (45)
A5 - Chilliwack (0) vs Old Puget Sound 2 (38)
A6 - Valley Boizz (5) vs Rowing Club (0)
B5 - Abbotsford (15) vs Bayside Fiji Selects (26)
B6 - Brit Lions (33) vs Del Rey (5)

Elite Semi - Old Puget Sound 2 (22) vs Brit Lions (17)
Elite Semi - Bayside Fiji Selects (42) vs Valley Boizz (26)

Elite Final - Bayside Fiji Selects (5) vs Old Puget Sound 2 (35)

WOMEN'S DIVISION

A1 - Burnaby Lake (37) vs Abbotsford (7)
B1 - Capilano (5) vs Misfits (0)
A2 - Emerald City Mudhens (7) vs Burnaby Lake (27)
B2 - Misfits (12) vs Seattle Breakers (12)
A3 - Abbotsford (12) vs Emerald City Mudhens (33)
B3 - Seattle Breakers (5) vs Capilano (19)

5/6 Game - Abbotsford (12) vs Misfits (7)
Women's Semi - Burnaby Lake (15) vs Seattle Breakers (10)
Women's Semi - Capilano (40) vs Emerald City Mudhens (0)

Women's Final - Burnaby Lake (22) vs Capilano (12)