Vulcan Sevens

Last Updated May 12, 2022

2022 Vulcan 7s = (Would be 39th Annual Except for 2020 COVID Year)

Birmingham, Alabama

June 25, 2022

CASH PRIZES for Men’s Bracket 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

Latest News:

-Registration is open.

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 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, 2021.

When:

Tournament : The tournament is Saturday June 25, 2022.

Where:

Tournament VenueHeardmont Park: 5458 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Social Venues : We are stepping it up and doing a bar crawl and much more this year! The theme of the social will be announced soon.

– Awards and beverages Saturday after the tournament = Zydeco – 2001 15th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205

– Bar crawl in the Lakeview District after Zydeco

– Sunday 6/26/22 = Tubing trip at Limestone

Tournament Hotel: Up to you

Misc

  • CASH PRIZES! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the men’s bracket receive cash prize! 1st = $250, 2nd = $100, and 3rd = $50.
  • 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

– Teams are limited to a maximum of 12 players per team. Feel free to enter more than 1 team.

– 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.

– 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 do I register a team? Fill out the form below, but first, here’s more information:

Women’s and Men’s: Registration DEADLINE = 6/20/22. Early bird discount ends 5/31/22 for $200, then it goes up to $250.

College (Men’s and Women’s): Registration DEADLINE = 6/20/22. Early bird discount ends 5/31/22 for $150, then it goes up to $200.

Youth (including non-contact, U15, and U19): Only $1 thanks to AutoCar sponsoring your youth team! Registration DEADLINE = 6/20/22.

Dress Code at the Social: The theme this year is TBD but you might want to bring a spare change of clothes. Just sayin.

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:

2021 = Men’s = Birmingham, Women’s = Pensacola, U19 Boys = Brother Martin, U13 co-ed flag = CAYR Gray (Blue)

2020 = No tournament due to COVID-19 restrictions

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

2018 = Men’s = Birmingham A, Women’s = Memphis, U19 Boys = CAYR, U12 co-ed flag = CAYR Red

2017 = Men’s Premier = Optimus, Men’s Social = …Women’s = … U19 Boys = 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