The Virginia Cardinals return to the Aspen Ruggerfest for another assault in all the master rugby divisions. Get yourself ready for the finest master rugby competition in the nation Sept 18-21,2008. Absolutely beautiful mountain resort high in the Rockies. Start now with your fitness,money,family,and job considerations that will insure your apprearance in Aspen. Outstanding master rugby can be rare and fleeting;take advantage of this epic venue.
All players that expect to compete in the 45,50,or 55 matches please contact Mike Puopolo,Billy Wilson,Will Thornton with your availability.
Players that expect to compete on the 35 and over side please contact Bill Gardner and Cary Kennedy.All players that expect to play on the 35 roster will have a practice at Rio Grand Park thurs 18 Sept at 5pm. 35s play on friday and sunday.
Bill Gardner,Al Lucas,Tyler Dixon,Ryan Brewer,Chops Simpson,Sal Montemararo,Jason Figley,Matt Robinette,Mike Powers,Andy Mattocks, Brian Fischer,Rory Lewis,Malakai Delai,Matt Szkotak,Dave Hatwell,Skip Yeager,Vince Granger,Jason Wood,Larry Sweger,Richard Thomas Cardinal 35s in Aspen 2007
For the 35 side,Bill Gardner is pulling out all the stops with a fast and talented side loaded with players having territorial and national honors. Mark Blair,former lock for Ulster,is expected to appear.
Mark Blair has 7 caps with the Irish national A side and 55 caps with provencial side Ulster with vast experience in the European Cup.
Bruce Raque,former FIJI International and Manly veteran
Melrose 10 side in Scotland April 2008 with Cardinals,Rory Lewis,Steve Yeager,Skip Yeager,Chris Petrakes,Bill Gardner,Raoul Sucher,Al Dekin,Howard Graham other players IDed that should be Cardinals are Will Brewington,John Redman,and Mark Miller
Major Howard Graham
|Howard Graham,longtime British Army 7s Captain and globetrotting rugby star well known in tournament venues from Singapore,Dubai,to Murrayfield. Has made four apprearances with the Virginia Cardinals and is expected to return to Aspen.|
Players invited and have expressed "interest"
1.Dave Hatwell,Mike Szymanski 2.Tony Brooks 3.Jason Wood,George Sucher 4.Mark Blair,John Via 5.Kevin Gilligan,Darden Couch,Guy Johnson 6.Steve Yeager,Brandon Brucker,Matt Whelan 7.Jason Figley,Mika Mcleod 8.Andy Mattocks,Jaime Wiles 9.Skip Yeager,Matt Robinette 10.Howard Graham 11.Tim Brasher,Bruce Raque 12.Dan Payne,Craig Wells 13.Nick Bell,Chris Porter,Al Lucas 14. Jon Vula 15.Jason Raven Alternate: Joe Somerville Player/Coach: Keith "Highlander" Mclean Team Manager:Bill Gardner Tour Organizer:Cary Kennedy757 532 1356
In order to guarantee your slot on the 35 roster you must have the redball by your name. How do you get the coveted redball by your name??? Confirm your travel and hotel arrangements with Cary and tender those pesky dollars. Your $25 tourney fee is fully refundable until Sept.
Without the coveted redball by your name we cannot close the roster for that position. We will be compelled to continue inviting players. Your valuable playtime could be affected. Get committed. You know you're gonna do it. So do it today and lets build momentum for a very special side.
Every player must pony up with $25 for tourney entry fee. If you do not have the Adidas kit, you must tender those dollars to insure proper size and number. $50 for jersey. $25 for shorts. $5 for socks.
You can pay instantly online via paypal.com. Your payment email is firstname.lastname@example.org or send check payable to Cary Kennedy,9405 Barnes Road,Toano,Virginia 23168. Please advise Cary via email that your money is on the way.
St Moritz 800-817-2069: good price,about 10 minute stroll to Wagner Park,free continental breakfast
Mt.Chalet 800-817-2069: my favorite,good price,a little more than St Moritz, right next to Wagner Park, pool, huge jucuzzi, full breakfast free, family type atmosphere
Gant 800-549-0530: luxury suites,kitchen,really good if you bring kids
Little Nell: 970-920 4600 5 Star,the best service,outstanding bar that the Cardinals frequent before strolling off to dinner, pricey rooms
Thanks for the invite.
My travel plans are: Thu, Sep 18, 2008 - Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Aspen, CO (ASE) United 0401, Depart: DFW 06:20 AM, Arrive: DEN 07:23 AM Non-stop United 7181, Operated by: United Express/mesa Airlines Depart: DEN 08:50 AM, Arrive: ASE 09:49 AM Non-stop Mon, Sep 22, 2008 - Aspen, CO (ASE) to Fort Worth, TX (DFW) United 6716, United Express/skywest Depart: ASE 07:00 AM, Arrive: DEN 07:48 AM Non-stop United 0708, Depart: DEN 08:40 AM, Arrive: DFW 11:32 AM Non-stop Cheers, John Via
Thanks! Darin Darden
Many thanks Mark Blair
Respectfully, Mika McLeod
Take care, Scott Bracken
Blair,Mark (46 jersey,50 shorts,socks) Brucker,Brandon $75(46 jersey #6) Brooks,Tony $75 (48 jersey #123?) Darden,Darin $100 jersey,short,socks (46 jersey #2,38 shorts) Figley,Jason $25 Gilligan,Kevin $25 Hatwell,Dave $25 Johnson,Guy (48 chest #4) Lucas,Al $25 McLeod,Mika $75 (46 chest #8) Payne,Dan (46 chest #8) Porter,Chris $75 (46 chest #13) Robinett,Matt $55 (32 Shorts and socks) Raven,Jason 42 Chest #15 Somerville,Joe $80 XXXL #10 Sucher,George (chest 48 #3) Symanski,Mike $25 Whalen,Matt $75 (chest 48 #7) Wiles,Jaime (chest 48 #8) Via,John $160 XL #5 and #7 (two jerseys,two shorts 36" waist ,two socks)HOME
John Via,gets ready to receive pass during Div III National Championships May 2008