2008 Men's Tournament Details

Hosted by Columbia University

Each of the eight Ivy League universities will be in attendance for the 40th annual 2008 Ivy League Rugby Championships. The tournament will be hosted by Columbia University on April 26th and 27th, 2008.

Admission to the event is free.

Tournament Location

The 2008 Ivy League Rugby Tournament will be played at two locations.  The games of Saturday, April 26th will be held at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, New York.  The games of Sunday April 27th will be held at Columbia University’s Baker Field Athletic Complex in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Tournament Fee

The tournament fee is $300 per team. The fee covers field rental and preparation, referees, standby EMT, and all administrative costs. Match balls will be provided to each field, an All Ivy Team will be selected and mugs will be given to each member of the winning teams.

Alcohol Policy

Per USA RUGBY, Metropolitan New York Rugby Union, and Columbia University policy, the 2008 Ivy League Rugby Tournament is an alcohol-free event.  We respectfully request that all teams abide by this policy and make every effort to inform fans and supporters of this requirement.

Tournament Rules


All players must be CIPP eligible and have undergraduate status at their University. Please indicate each player’s CIPP number on the separate roster form.

Medical Policy

All players must have adequate medical insurance to be eligible to compete in the 2008 Ivy League Men’s Tournament.

Game Length

All matches will play 30 minute halves; 5 minute halftime.
Championship match (1st and 2nd place) will be 30 minute halves; 5 minute halftime.

Tournament Director

Each team must check in with the Tournament Director at the Tournament Director’s table no later than 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 to confirm registration, roster, payment of the Tournament fee, and to receive field assignments.  Any additional information will be conveyed at that time.

Captain and Referee Meetings

Team Captains and the match referee will meet at assigned field 5 minutes prior to kickoff for coin toss and instruction. All teams must play in assigned matches; failure to appear within 5 minutes of kick-off will result in disqualification and report to appropriate governing body.

Match Breaker (in case of tie at end of regulation)

  1. Two 5 minute overtime periods
  2. Kick-off starting at 15-out center of the pitch and moved back 5 meters after each kick.


Sin-Bin- Sin bins will be for 5 minute periods based on shortened game schedules
Red-Card- Eliminates player from tournament; player will be reported to appropriate governing bodies for further disciplinary action.

Referee Team

To be coordinated by the Rugby Referee’s Society of York.


Athletic trainers will be on site at Baker Field on Sunday April 27 for tending to on-the-field injuries.  Each team will be responsible for its own trainer(s), should they choose to bring them, for taping and wrapping their players.

2008 Ivy League Tournament Seedings

1 Harvard
2 Dartmouth
3 Princeton
4 Yale
5 Brown
6 Pennsylvania
7 Columbia
8 Cornell

Seedings are based on the 2007 tournament finish.

Men's Results Round-by-Round

Round 1 - (30 Minute Halves)

10:30am #1 - Harvard (1) vs Cornell (8)
10:30am #2 - Yale (4) vs Brown (5)
12noon #2 - Princeton (3) vs Penn (6)
12noon #1 - Dartmouth (2) vs Columbia (7)

Round 2 - (30 Minute Halves)

1:30pm #1 - Loser of (Harvard/Cornell) vs Loser of (Yale/Brown)
1:30pm #2 - Winner of (Harvard/Cornell) vs Winner (Yale/Brown)
3:00pm #1 - Loser of (Princeton/Penn) vs Loser of (Dartmouth/Columbia)
3:00pm #2 - Winner of (Princeton/Penn) vs Winner of (Dartmouth/Columbia)

Round 3 - (30 Minute Halves)

- 7th Place Match - Cornell University vs Columbia University
- 5th Place Match - Yale University vs Princeton University
- 3rd Place Match - Univ. of Pennsylvania vs Brown University

2008 Ivy League Championship Match - (35 Minute Halves)

- Championship Match - Dartmouth College vs Harvard University

Dartmouth 2008 Champ