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2003 Porter Cup Champs , Norfolk Rugby Football Club

The Porter Cup
presented by
The LIONS Rugby Football Club
Richmond, Virginia , USA
Porter Cup Tournament rescheduled- New Date: April 3,4, 2004!

Frank Punch,Director
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Porter Cup 2002

Message from Frank Punch, Tournament Director

Welcome! rugby players, administrators, coaches, and supporters to the website for the 41st Porter Cup scheduled for April 3 and 4 ,2004 at the pristine, fully irrigated fields at Dorey Park. For those unaware, The Porter Cup is one of the oldest rugby tournaments in the USA and is named after the original scrumhalf and Captain for old Richmond RFC, Robert Fulton "Steamboat" Porter.

I encourage you to browse our table of contents to your left and visit this site often as we publish the competitors, start times, and important announcemnts and information that will help you enjoy this tournament to its fullest extent.

I look forward to hearing from you.

First round of matches will commence at 10:00am Sat/Captain's Meeting 9:30am-scroll down for division and seeding assignments and first round start times.

Frank Punch,
tel:804 291 0386
fax:804 291 0116

Norfolk Captain Chris Porter claims the Porter Cup!

Clubs entered in The Porter Cup 2004:


Charlotte B
James River


Mary Wash

Start Times:

Mary Wash v W&M(women)
VCU v Richmond (women)

Richmond v Virginia
Raleigh v Roanoke


Frederick v James River
Charlotte v Blacksburg

MASTERS KO at HIGH NOON Sunday April 4th

We will hold a brief captain meeting Saturday morning at 9:30am at the Porter Cup tent prior to kickoff. A current CIPP roster will be required from each team. Also, each team will be required to provide a touch judge for their matches. Matt Godek Rugby & Soccer Supply will be on hand for all your rugby needs.

Games will kickoff at 10:00am. Schedule and game times are attached. Games will be 25 minute halves, 10 minute half-time. Last games should wrap up 4:00-4:30 on Saturday.

Games will kickoff at 10:00am. Consolation games will be 25 minute halves, 10 minute half-time. Championship game should kickoff at 1:00pm. Championship will run full 40 minute halves.

Saturday Night Social

The Saturday night social will be held at club Catch-22/NV, 1718 E. Main St in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom, from 5:30-9:00pm. Directions to the social will be available at the tournament. Catch 22 is an 18 and up club. Please be aware that the club has a dress code of no athletic wear which will be enforced beginning at 9:00pm.

Directions to Dorey Park

From the North, South ,and West take I-64 East out of Richmond. Exit at Laburnum Avenue, bearing right off the exit onto Laburnum Ave. Proceed South on Laburnum. Go approximately 4 miles, crossing Williamsburg Rd. and passing the Nabisco Plant on the right. Turn left onto Darbytown Road and proceed 1 mile. Entrance to Dorey Park is on the right and our pitch is to the right as you enter the park.

From the East proceed I64 West and exit at Laburnum Avenue before entering Richmond. Directions are the same as above from there.

Hotel Information

Closer to the party:

Crown Plaza
804 788 0900
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, Virginia
$89/night double/Use ‘URL” code when registering
Quality Inn & Suites
201 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA
$79/night double
Mention Richmond rugby when registering.

Closer to the pitch:

Hotels: All 2 miles from Dorey Park, and 15 minutes from Downtown Richmond

Starting with area code 804

Hampton Inn/Airport 222-8200
Holiday Inn/Airport 222-6450
Best Western Airport 222-2780
Comfort Inn Airport 226-1800
Sheraton Inn 226-4300
Days Inn Airport 222-2041
Econolodge Airport 222-1020 Super8 Airport 748-0050