Rugby 7's Tournament

The Nutmeg State Games Rugby 7's Tournament has been cancelled for 2015.

  • OPEN (19 & Over) Division - We can only accommodate 8 Teams for the OPEN Division - NERFU Sanctioned. 
  • The 7's Tournament format will be a Round Robin / Pool Play / World Cup format with a minimum 3 game guarantee.
  • The Rugby Tournament will use a World Cup Format to conduct the Tournament.

Please see the List of Committed Teams Below:

  • OPEN (19 & Over) Division:
    • New Blue, Western New England University, UConn Alum

Sport Details

Who: The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Proft organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut.  We are now celebrating our 26th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2014. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 6,500 participants, 550 coaches and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the 2014 Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from eight to eighteen years of age. Since the inception of the Nutmeg State Games in 1989, more than 135,000 amateur athletes have participated in the “Games”.    

MISSION OF THE "GAMES"

  • To recognize and reward Connecticut residents, of all ages, who have chosen to participate in healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.      
  • To promote and reinforce the Olympic spirit of Competition that values sportsmanship, effort and achievement.
  • To motivate personal development in physical fitness and health through attainable goals.
  • To provide a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and fair play.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".
Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
19 and Over Open - Male Only 12 N/A
       

Game format will be:

  • Preliminary Round Games – Two seven minute halves.

  • Medal Round Games – Two ten minute halves.

  • Halftime – Five minutes.

  • 5 substitutes per game.

  • Roster Maximum 12 – only 10 players allowed to participate per game.

  • Scrums consist of three players per team.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.

  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 12 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.

  • Teams are to provide their own game and practice balls.

  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team’s next game.

IRB 7’s Rules

In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head Record
  2. Record Against Common Opponent
  3. Points Allowed
  4. Points Scored
  5. Coin Toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTE

  4. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) score keeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

2013 Winning Teams

Gold

Silver

Bronze

OPEN (19 & Over)

Uconn Alumni

CT Yankees

Western New England

       

2012 Winners

Gold

Silver

Bronze

16 & Under

Cheshire Rams

Fairfield Warriors B

Fairfield Warriors A

18 & Under

Fairfield

Cheshire

Ronin

OPEN

Middlesex Savages

Providence Anchormen

Juciy Dudes

       

2011 Winners

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Open

CT Yankees

Hell Hounds

FP Alumni

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The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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