FALL RUGBY REUNION !

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

5 PM TAILGATE food/beer sponsored by rugby alumni at Harvard Stadium prior to 7 PM Harvard/Holy Cross football game; continue to celebrate or go to the game (tickets available at box office); TAILGATE location at closed end of stadium through gate 8 ( North Harvard Street) across from HBS, and then on the left parking area after you enter, between the outdoor track and stadium; look for HBSRFC banner, white with red HBSRFC Logo.

8 PM Drink up at John Harvard”s, Harvard Square, reserved area until 10 PM, cash bar

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

10:30 AM to 1 PM Rugby matches at Harvard Stadium, mix and match older alumni, with younger alumni playing current MBAs approximately noon; clean up available in SHAD Hall

AFTERNOON COOKOUT following matches outside the closed end of Harvard Stadium at pergola/gazebo structure next to baseball field; brats, beer and stories sponsored by rugby alumni

Saturday EVENING: pick the pub, cash bar

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

10 AM Boston TEE CUP Golf headed by Geno Skowronski; USA versus Great Britain, Commonwealth and Ireland at Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course, Putterham Meadows, Brookline

Putterham Meadows was designed by Van Kleek and Stiles in 1933. Not in perfect condition, but an interesting, challenging and fun course with a snack bar/beer. The 18th hole covered veranda will host a post-match beer celebrating this proud and glorious championship contest. Cost is $ 55 with cart, $ 42 without cart. Rental clubs are available, Strata ($ 30) or Callaway ($ 45). Club phone for info/pro discussion is 617-730-2078 or pro Tom Ellis (PGA) at t.ellis@brookline.ma.gov. If interest in playing, contact Gene at eugene.a.skowronski@snet.net, or phone 203-734-3315/fax at 203-735-8840. Current signups include Jim Merrifield, Keith Jarrett and Gene.

NOTE: The weekend is the same weekend as HBS reunions for 25th and higher classes from 1969 to 1989, so there is a busy HBS campus; this allows us to get those alumni ruggers returning for their reunions, especially on Saturday. We are keeping activities close to HBS to encourage current side involvement. Don”t forget to check out TROPHY CASES in Shad, second floor, for our history!

Bring your kit for a run on Saturday, all alumni, all ages!

CROUCH, BIND, SET, Mike Rush, President HBS Old Boys 603-809-4929


This Fall’s rugby reunion will be the weekend of 19/20 September, as that is also the date for other HBS reunions and Harvard Stadium is open for rugby. Friday night cocktail party and match/cookout celebration Saturday. Details to follow. Current MBA side versus alumni and oldies match TBD.


OTHER NEWS AND UPDATES:

Old Boys Toronto tour from June 11-15 headed by Jim Pottow was a success…Jim.pottow@gmail.com…pictures to be put on website soon. Good to see some of the Canadian support such as Noel Desautels, Robbie Grundleger, Brian Burke, Paddy Farrell, Claude Germaine…Norman’s cameo game was a sensational episode!


Steve Watson has agreed to be the webmaster and we are working on a redesign of the web site and its information tabs…Simon Bone of the current side is helping with a new “skin” and ease of navigation… Website the same at www.hbsrugby.org


Check your passport now for London World Cup Tour in October 2015. John Fitz is in charge and the preliminary activity sheet will be posted on the website. jfitzgerald@mba1997.hbs.edu