2008 Women's Tournament Details

Hosted by Brown University

Each of the eight Ivy League universities will be in attendance for the 39th annual 2008 Ivy League Rugby Championships. The tournament will be hosted by Brown University on April 12th, 2008.

Admission to the event is free.

Tournament Location

Warner-Berylson Fields at Brown University, part of the Olney-Margolis Athletic complex on Hope Street will play host to the 2008 Women's Ivy League Rugby Championship.  Three turf fields will be utilized.

Tournament Fee

The tournament fee is $300 per team. The fee covers fields, referees, EMT’s, security and event staff.  Teams will not be allowed to play until the feel is paid. Mailed fees must be received by Wednesday, April 9, 2008. If the payment has not reached Brown by the date above checks may be made out to BWRFC by 9am at the registration tent.

Alcohol Policy

The tournament is an alcohol free event. We respectfully request that all teams and fans abide by this policy.

Tournament Rules


All players must be CIPP registered and have undergraduate status at their University. All teams must submit a roster at the morning check-in.

Medical Policy

All Players must have adequate medical insurance. EMT’s will be on site.

Game Length

All matches will consist of 25-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime.

Championship match will be 30-minute halves with 5-minute halftime.

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-Bins will be for 5-minute periods

Red-card eliminates a player for tournament play.

Penalty Kicks for Points

Kicker may advance the ball 10 yards on kicks for points, as the uprights are at the back of the Try zones. Will be clarified at coaches meeting.

Match requirements

Teams must wear matching uniforms.

Failure to appear within 5 minutes of kick-off will result in disqualification.

Tournament Director

Tom Dill from Brown will serve as the on-site tournament director. Prior to April 12 please feel free to direct questions of concerns to Kerrissa_HeffernanatBrown [dot] edu. Each team must check in at the Tournament tent by one hour before their first match (8am Saturday) to confirm registration, roster and payment of tournament fee. Any additional information will be conveyed at that time.

Concessions and Supplies

Concessions will be available at the fields. Restaurants and stores are located a few blocks from the field on Thayer Street.

Rugby Imports will have a tent on site with equipment.


Porto-johns will be near the fields

All Ivy Tournament Team

The tournament directors will work with coaches and referees to select an All Ivy Tournament team.

2008 Ivy League Tournament Seedings

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

Seedings are based on the previous year's finish. The women's seedings are set for the 2008 one-day tournament scheduled for April 12 at Brown.

Women's Results Round-by-Round

Round 1 - (25 Minute Halves)

9am Field 1 - Brown (1) vs Columbia (8)
9am Field 2 - Radcliffe (4) vs Princeton (5)
9am Field 3 - Dartmouth (3) vs Cornell (6)
10am Field 1 - Yale (2) vs Penn (7)

Round 2 - (25 Minute Halves)

2pm Field 2 - Loser of (Brown/Columbia) vs Loser of (Radcliffe/Princeton)
1pm Field 2 - Winner of (Brown/Columbia) vs Winner (Radcliffe/Princeton)
2pm Field 3 - Loser of (Dartmouth/Cornell) vs Loser of (Yale/Penn)
1pm Field 3 - Winner of (Dartmouth/Cornell) vs Winner of (Yale/Penn)

Round 3

4pm Field 3 - 5th Place Match - Dartmouth vs Radcliffe
TBD - 3rd Place Match - Princeton vs Cornell
TBD - 7th Place Match - Columbia vs UPenn
4pm Field 2 - Championship Match - Yale vs Brown

Women Ivies a One Day Affair