Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The weekend began with a heated match against Portland. The scoring started early with a try and conversion, then a pair of well placed penalty kicks by Ryan Cole. Portland fought back, bringing the score to 13-6 at half time. With two players serving time in the sin bin at half, Portland put five more points on the board to cut the Buffalo lead to 2 at just three minutes into the second half. Never giving up, the Buffaloes came back hard adding three converted tries to seal the semi-final win over Portland, 34-14. Ryan had two more conversions in the second half, complementing tries by Alex Queirolo and Taylor Briscoe. Dan Conklin added the final points, converting a try from Mike Radasa in a beautiful kick from the sideline.
On Sunday, the Buffaloes kept their heads high and played tough rugby against Corvallis. After a quick try in the first five minutes by Jake Dixon, strong defense by Corvallis kept the Buffaloes at bay for the next twenty minutes, when an overthrown ball was picked off by Dixon once again, dotting down 20 meters for the try. The momentum shifted in Budd Bay's favor, with 28 points scored in the next following ten minutes to close the half, 41-0. Tries in the first half included a truly team-made try initiated by Captain Paul Borneman from the 50m with four touches to finally being brought over the line by Paul. Taylor Briscoe, Mike Radasa and Jake Dixon contributed to the first half score, with conversions by Ryan Cole and a penalty. The second half was contested by Corvallis, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit and hard rugby played by the Buffaloes. Fullback Jesse Fox and Winger Matt Beagle contributed the tries, with Mike Radasa converting, to end the match 55-12.
And, once again, the Buffaloes take home the trophy as 2010 DIII PNW Champions. Congratulations Buffaloes - a long, hard & undefeated season ending with some well deserved hardware.
While there was a lot of excitement at home this weekend, the intrepid Steelheads were in California representing the PNW at the Pacific Coast Invitational Tournament. After beating two tough opponents on Saturday, the Steelheads competed in the final for the tournament title and WON! 25-5 was the final score of the tournament final and the girls came home with the trophy and well deserved honor. Congratulations girls!
The last league match of the season for the Barbarians was this weekend, ending in a 5-5 draw against the Griffins from Yakima. They look forward to the double header this weekend at Rainier Vista Park and the start of the playoffs for the boys. If you're looking for some good rugby action this weekend, be sure to come out and support the Barbarians. The first match kicks off at 1pm.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The winner of the DIII PNW Championships will take the #3 seed for the National Championships next month in Austin, TX. The Buffaloes need all your support this weekend - if you can make the trip to the tournament hosted this year by Kitsap RFC.
The Buffaloes first match kicks off on Saturday at 2pm, against Portland - the Buffaloes lone tie on the season. If you can make the event, get ready for a great weekend of rugby. Directions to the pitch can be found here: DIII PNW Championships, Bremerton, WA (reminder, traffic on I5 is expected to be heavy due to construction, we recommend taking the route up 101)
If you're looking for action a little more local... our Barbarians are taking on the U19s from Yakima on Saturday at Tumwater Middle School on Littlerock Road, kickoff at 1pm.
Last Friday, the U169’s took on
While our men and boys are staying close to home, our Steelheads are on their way to California to represent Budd Bay in top fashion at the Pacific Coast Invitational Tournament. They worked hard all season and have earned another invite to the prestigious tournament. Congratulations Steelheads!
Good luck to all our teams this weekend!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
As most of you know, Dan Smith will be stepping down as President of BBRFC in August, after many years of leading this club. Dan’s service, commitment, guidance, drive and support have been phenomenal, and will be greatly missed. One of the things that Dan has been working on is assuring that the transition to new club leadership goes as smoothly as possible. Along those lines, Dan has commissioned the board to create a Nomination Committee, tasked with nominating a President, as well as other board positions that need to be filled. I have agreed to coordinate this effort.
Whether you have been involved in the club leadership or not, you have no doubt been impacted by Dan’s involvement. Our next President will have that same impact on Budd Bay Rugby. The leadership of the club determines the coaches, fields, practice times, dues, player policies, budgets, and more, and the President sets the tone.
The Nomination Committee will be responsible for seeking out potential candidates, and then vetting those candidates. The Committee’s recommendations will be presented to the club members at the AGM at the end of July. The Committee will most likely not need to meet regularly, as much of the ground work can be done through email. While the time commitment will be small, the impact a Committee member will have on the club will be enormous.
If you are interested in the direction our club will take in the next few years, would like to help shape the qualities needed in our club leadership, or are simply want to give back something to the sport you love so much, the Nomination Committee is the place for you! Some of the roles of Committee members will include:
Determining which board positions, in addition to President, need to be filled.
Defining the job descriptions for those positions.
Reaching out to players, parents, supporters, and other members of the Budd Bay Rugby community for nominations to fill those positions.
Reaching out to community volunteer groups and other external resources to find qualified candidates.
Compiling a list of interested and willing candidates.
Creating questions to ask those candidates.
Interviewing the candidates.
Selecting individuals to nominate, and presenting those nominations to the club members at July’s AGM.
I am asking that anyone interested in being on this committee email me in the next two weeks. Note that I will be out of town, so will not respond immediately, but I will contact all interested individuals when I return. Please send me an email at email@example.com by 4/30/2010.
A few notes:
Being on the Nomination Committee does NOT disqualify you from running for a position on the board. In the event that a conflict of interest arises, you will be asked to recuse yourself from relevant discussions.
If you know of someone who might be interested, but does not receive club emails, please pass on this opportunity!
I do not anticipate this being an overwhelmingly time consuming job.
I do anticipate this being an incredibly important point in the club’s life – and your participation will have a profound impact on the future of Budd Bay Rugby.
In the event that an enormous number of individuals indicate their interest, we may limit the number of committee members to help facilitate an efficient process (we only have 3 months!). All interested members will be notified of the next steps at that time.
Thank you for your interest in the future of the club!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Easter Weekend was a tremendous rugby weekend for Budd Bay. While most of us were coloring and hunting for eggs, the rest were playing cold hard rugby! The Buffaloes made it to 12 and 0 this weekend when they beat Kitsap 67-0! Nice work. The men played at Rainier Vista. Coach Jerry Quirke said everyone has been playing their BEST and morale is high. A lot of rookies got playing time this weekend. Each team picked the others' "Man of Match" title winner and Budd Bay's was Dan Santana. Stats- Mike Rodasa had 3 tries, made 7 of 10 conversions and kicked 1 penalty kick, Kirk Rose had 2 tries, Taylor Briscoe had 4 tries, Shorty (Johnathan Thomas) had 1 try. The men have two more home matches against Portland and Eugene. The playoffs are coming up quick for them so lets all go out and show some Buffalo support.
On Saturday the U16'S took on the Eastside Lions of Bellevue. The two week break did not appear to disrupt the good rugby we had seen earlier against Seattle. In another impressive performance the Barbarians ended up winning 65-0! The leading try scorer was Jacob Durr with 3, Jake Spiller continues to get better with each outing and was rewarded with 2 tries. Steven Malepeai, Brett Woods, Eddie Harriage and Mau Matautia all scored 1 try each. Jacob Durr kicked 3 conversions and Kylar Anderson kicked 1. Welcome back Barbarians!
Our Budd Bay Bandits travelled the snowy pass of Snoqualmie this weekend for Fool's Fest 2010, a 15's tournament held the first weekend of April every year. The tournament is hosted by the Spokane Men's team. Teams traveled far and wide to be "fools" and play rugby in the snow. The Bandits rang in victories all day. The first match of the day was a difficult one to get into. The Bandits were cold and sleepy, but managed to blaze past Eastern Washington University with a 15-5 win. Amped up from the first win, the Bandits hit the field again and beat the Missoula Betterside 29-5. The Betterside had swamped the Bandits last year at Maggotfest. By the third match the weather took a turn for the worst with steady snow. Many of the Budd Bay women were subbing for the Seattle Mudhens to keep warm. The Bandits played their last match against the University of WA and won again 35-5! Despite a six hour drive and blustery conditions the Bandits showed Fool's Fest that Budd Bay ain't no Fools!
As if this wasn't impressive enough, the Budd Bay Bandits were voted "MOST HONORED SIDE" at Fool's Fest 2008 and were not aware of it till this weekend. The Bandits were presented with a trophy and were informed that the level of play that they bring to the pitch as well as the level of class they exhibit was a sure fire way to secure the most honored side.
Fool's Fest tops off the Bandits' spring season. This season, the Bandits defeated 6 of the 9 teams that they played. The Bandits will travel to Maggotfest socially, but do not have any additional games this season. The match in Boise was canceled. Great Job this season Bandits. We can't wait to see what the Fall brings.