Vulcan Sevens

Last Updated April 2, 2021

2021 Vulcan 7s

Birmingham, Alabama

June 26, 2021

Latest News:

– As of April 2, 2021 we are moving forward with this tournament unless COVID restrictions change or there are other unforeseen circumstances.

Who:

  • Men’s
  • Women’s
  • U19 boys (and girls if enough teams)
  • U15 boys (and girls if enough teams)
  • Youth co-ed non-contact (age 7 and up, possibly flag, possibly 2 hand touch)

Eligibility Information: EVERYONE who plays in our tournament (even youth) MUST be registered with USA Rugby. This was formerly known as “being CIPPed.” There are no exceptions to this rule. Motley teams are more than welcome, but they must still be USA Rugby complaint. This means they have a USA Rugby Membership ID. They will need to know this ID number. Age is determined as of Sept 1, 2020.

When:

Tournament : Saturday June 26, 2020. The schedule will most likely be posted here the week of the tournament but expect it to start around 8am or 9am Central Time and last until late afternoon or evening.

Where:

Tournament Venue : likely Heardmont Park: 5458 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Social Venue : Zydeco – 2001 15th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Tournament Hotel:

TBD

Misc

  • Chairs, coolers, tents, etc., are welcome
  • There may be a food truck. This is TBD
  • Air conditioned bathrooms and a portable toilet will be available
  • Tournament t-shirts and other rugby merchandise will be for sale. Cash, credit, debit, venmo, square point of sale, and paypal will be accepted.

How

Tournament Rules:

– Each individual player must check in at our Administration Tent to sign a special CIPP form

– All halves are 7 minutes with 90 seconds for halftime

– If a team isn’t on the field by 5 minutes after scheduled time, it’s a forfeit

– Forfeit score is 20-0

– Coin toss for kickoff option

– Seeding determined by record

– Winner of pools move forward, quarter or semifinals. All others seeded for bottom tier games.

– Ties are allowed in pool play of Women’s and Men’s. That is TBD for youth brackets.

– For Men’s and Women’s: Head-to-head for 1st tiebreaker. Total tries for 2nd tiebreaker. In playoffs 5-minute overtime period, up to 2 then drop kicks.

– Rolling subs until playoffs. Then 5 subs per game.

– Prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners. The Men’s bracket will also provide a prize for 5th Place

– U19, U15, and Co-ed youth non contact = TBD based on how many teams enter.

– The tourney schedule and pools will be facilitated at the Admin tent

How much to register a team:

Men’s: Registration DEADLINE = June 19, 2021 (no excuses this year). Early bird discount for men’s clubs ends June 6, 2021 for $250, then it goes up to $300.

Women’s: $250. Registration DEADLINE = June 19, 2021 (no excuses this year).

College (Men’s and Women’s): $250. Registration DEADLINE = June 19, 2021 (no excuses this year). Early bird discount for men’s clubs ends June 6, 2021 for $200, then it goes up to $250.

Youth (including non-contact, U15, and U19): $100. Registration DEADLINE = June 19, 2021 (no excuses this year).

Dress Code at the Social: TBD if there is a theme this year.

Contact

Our Tournament Director is Tyler Taunton at tyleretaunton@gmail.com. or you can text or call him at 201-787-7861.


Archives:

Data from previous years is below:

Past Vulcan 7s Winners:

2020 = No tournament due to COVID-19 restrictions

2019 = Men’s = Optimus, Women’s = Slum Dog Mobillionians, U19 = Brother Martin, U13 Flag = CAYR

2018 = Men’s = Birmingham A, Women’s = Memphis, U19 = CAYR, U12 = CAYR Red

2017 = Men’s Premier = Optimus, Men’s Social = …Women’s = … U19 = Ravenwood Raptors, JV = Ravenwood Raptors, U12 = CAYR

2016 = Men’s Premier = Atlanta Old White, Men’s Social = U. of Alabama, Women’s = Knoxville Minx

2015 = Men’s Premier = GRU (Select Side), Men’s Social = Jackson

2014 = Mens Premier = New Orleans, Women’s = Defiant, Men’s Social = Gadsden

2013 = Old White

2012 = Birmingham

1984 – 2011 = Can’t recall all of them