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Provincial Regional Championships - 2012


Fraser Valley's Spencer Gordon-Miller in 2011 Joined Canada U17 in 2012
© Andrew Smith
Vancouver U18 and Vancouver North U16 Teams Win Men's PRCs Titles, Fraser Valley Women Repeat

by Andrew Smith - BCRU Communications
posted July 9 2012

VANCOUVER - Fraser Valley's Under-18 women's team successfully defended their title at the 2012 B2GOLD Provincial Regional Championships, defeating Vancouver Island Tsunami 20-0 in Sunday's provincial final. Vancouver's U18 men's team went undefeated to take the 2012 title as did the U16 men's side from the Vancouver North region.

The three day regional age grade competition featured over 400 players from 21 teams across the province. The tournament is a pivotal step in the player pathway for athletes to put their hands up for selection to BC provincial teams competing at this year's National Festival in Quebec.

Fraser Valley repeat as Women's U18 champions

Fraser Valley were convincing winners in Sunday's U18 women's provincial final as they recorded three tries to blank the Vancouver Island Tsunami 20-0. Jenna Elidoros paced the Valley side with 10 points through a try, penalty and conversion. Tiffany Picketts and Alex Mueller also crossed over to secure the win.

Fraser Valley had gone 4-0 in pool play defeating Vancouver Island 17-7, Thompson Okanagan 56-0, Fraser Valley Development 30-0 and Vancouver 20-10.

The FV Rugby Union had also submitted a Fraser Valley Development side to compete in the PRCs and the squad finished in fourth place with pool wins over Vancouver and Thompson Okanagan.

"The Valley proved that we are building from the grass roots up and our club and school programs are growing and we are seeing the fruition of that right now," said Fraser Valley head coach Jen Ross. "I'm so proud of my team. We put a lot of pressure on them to repeat and they came through. Our [development] team has lots of young players and the future looks pretty bright for the Valley."

Vancouver went on to take third place with wins over Fraser Valley Development and Thompson Okanagan on Sunday.

Final Rankings - U18 Women:
1. Fraser Valley
2. Vancouver Island
3. Vancouver
4. Fraser Valley Development
5. Thompson Okanagan

U18 Women - Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver 7 - 14 Fraser Valley Dev.
Fraser Valley 17 - 7 Vancouver Island
Vancouver 12 - 17 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley Dev. 0 - 19 Vancouver Island
Fraser Valley 56 - 0 Thompson Okanagan

Saturday, July 7th:
Fraser Valley 30-0 Fraser Valley Dev.
Thompson Okanagan 7-20 Vancouver Island
Vancouver 10-20 Fraser Valley
Fraser Valley Dev. 14-0 Thompson Okanagan
Vancouver 0-6 Vancouver Island

Sunday, July 8th:
Final: Fraser Valley 20-0 Vancouver Island
Placement: Fraser Valley Dev. 7 - 12 Vancouver
Placement: Vancouver 29-7 Thompson Okanagan
Placement: Thompson Okanagan vs Fraser Valley Dev Not Played

Vancouver take U18 men's division

A star-studded Vancouver lineup went undefeated in the U18 men's round-robin competition, edging out second place Vancouver Island South Tide by just two points in the final standings.

Vancouver secured their title in a clash with the previously undefeated Fraser Valley West on Sunday, when the two sides drew 15-15. St. George's and BC Rugby Academy product Karsten Leitner scored Vancouver's third try to tie the match and secure the crucial bonus point to see Vancouver take the U18 divisional title.

"It was such a strong year with Vancouver [schools] doing so well in the triple-A's, double-A's and the BC's [finals] that I was able to draw on a lot of depth and it made it real tough to pick our team," said Vancouver's head coach Bill Chamberlain. "Going through such a long weekend in a battle of attrition… we had good depth to lean on. Even in the final game we had to start a bunch of guys who weren't starting at the start of the tournament and we still were able to play to our strengths."

"Every single person did a great job at exactly what they were supposed to do on the field," said Vancouver veteran Connor Hamilton. "There are so many great athletes out here that you can never take any wins for granted, but in my opinion we did have the best athletes and at the end of the day that was the difference."

Final Rankings - U18 Men
1. Vancouver (5-0-1) 27pts
2. Vancouver Island South Tide (5-1) 25 pts
3. Fraser Valley West (4-1-1) 23 pts
4. Fraser Valley East (3-3) 14 pts
5. Vancouver Island North (2-4) 10 pts
6. Fraser Valley Central (1-5) 6 pts
7. Cariboo (0-6) 1 pt

U18 Men - Friday, July 6th:
Fraser Valley East 29 - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 7 - 15 Vancouver
Fraser Valley Central 17 - 12(+1) Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 27 - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 26 - 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver 44 - 5 Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 34 - 10 Fraser Valley East

Saturday, July 7th:
Fraser Valley West 31-5 Cariboo
Vancouver 32-5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 19-7 Fraser Valley East
Fraser Valley West 31-5 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island South 28-12 Vancouver Island North
Fraser Valley East 31-14 Cariboo
Fraser Valley Central 5-46 Vancouver

Sunday, July 8th
Vancouver Island South 40-7 Cariboo
Vancouver 33-5 Fraser Valley East
Vancouver Island North 19-12 Fraser Valley Central
Fraser Valley West 15-15 Vancouver
Fraser Valley East 10-0 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island North 23-10 Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 17 - 24 Vancouver Island South

Vancouver North stay perfect to secure U16 men's title

After narrowly missing out on the U16 men's title at the 2011 PRCs when they finished as runners-up, Vancouver North stormed through the 2012 competition posting a 6-0 record with a whopping 211 points scored.

The North Shore squad faced their toughest opponent on Sunday morning when they went up against the previously undefeated Fraser Valley West, and came away with a narrow 12-7 win. Vancouver North went on to finish on top of the standings with 28 points as Fraser Valley West finished as runners-up with 24.

"It feels pretty awesome. Last year we came a close second but we blew it in the finals and this year we came all the way and finished," said North Shore's Cole Keffer. "All the teams were hard and we never had an easy game."

"The guys played phenomenal the last few days. The first game was tough and we seemed to build each and every game," said Vancouver North coach Daniel Weidner.

A total of 16 Vancouver North players were selected for the upcoming BC U16 provincial trials. The two BC U16 rosters will be selected after a July 17-21 camp, with BC Gold and BC Blue teams traveling to Quebec for Nationals this year.

Final Rankings - U16 Men
1. Vancouver North (6-0) 28 pts
2. Fraser Valley West (5-1) 24 pts
3. Vancouver West (4-2) 21 pts
4. Fraser Valley East (4-2) 20 pts
5. Vancouver Island North (3-3) 19 pts
6. Fraser Valley Central (2-4) 11 pts
7. Thompson Okanagan (2-4) 9 pts
8. Vancouver Island South Tide (1-4) 5 pts
9. Vancouver East (0-6) 0 pts

Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver Island South 41 - 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver North 14 - 7 Vancouver West
Fraser Valley West 13 - 5 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island North 60- 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver West 17 - 5 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley East 58- 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island South 3 - 31(+1) Vancouver Island North
Vancouver North 46 - 0 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley West 41 - 5 Fraser Valley East

Saturday, July 7th:
Vancouver Island South 0 - 15 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver North 67-0 Vancouver East
Fraser Valley West 32-0- Thompson Okanagan
Vancouver West 33-10 Vancouver Island South
Fraser Valley East 5-22 Vancouver North
Vancouver Island North 14-15 Fraser Valley West
Vancouver West 17-0 Fraser Valley Central
Fraser Valley East 53-0 Vancouver East
Vancouver Island North 31-5 Thompson Okanagan

Sunday, July 8th:
Vancouver Island South 7-33 Fraser Valley West
Fraser Valley East 22-12 Vancouver West
Fraser Valley Central 5-7 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley West 5-12 Vancouver North
Vancouver West 28-26 Vancouver Island North
Thompson Okanagan 28-0 Vancouver East
Vancouver Island South 0-50 Vancouver North
Fraser Valley East 17-12 Vancouver Island North
Fraser Valley Central 51-0 Vancouver East



Day 2 Results: Three Fraser Valley Teams and Two Vancouver Teams Remain Undefeated

by Andrew Smith - BCRU Communications
posted July 8 2012

VANCOUVER - Day two of the 2012 Provincial Regional Championships wrapped up at UBC on Saturday with another 21 matches played out. Three Fraser Valley teams remain undefeated in this year's PRCs as the Fraser Valley U18 women advance to Sunday's final and the Fraser Valley West U16 and U18 men's teams remain undefeated with 4-0 records. Vancouver's U18 men are currently at 4-0 as are Vancouver North U16s who are still on course to challenge the Fraser Valley teams for titles.

Women's U18

In the Women's U18 division, Fraser Valley wrapped up the pool rounds undefeated with a perfect 4-0 record. The reigning U18 women's champions will play Vancouver Island - who went 3-1 - in Sunday's provincial final at 12:10pm. Fraser Valley Development (2-2), Thompson Okanagan (1-3) and Vancouver (0-4) will compete in Sunday's round-robin consolation finals which kick off at 8:00am.

Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver 7 - 14 Fraser Valley Dev.
Fraser Valley 17 - 7 Vancouver Island
Vancouver 12 - 17 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley Dev. 0 - 19 Vancouver Island
Fraser Valley 56 - 0 Thompson Okanagan

Saturday, July 7th:
Fraser Valley 30-0 Fraser Valley Dev.
Thompson Okanagan 7-20 Vancouver Island
Vancouver 10-20 Fraser Valley
Fraser Valley Dev. 14-0 Thompson Okanagan
Vancouver 0-6 Vancouver Island

Current standings:
20 pts (4-0) Fraser Valley
14 pts (3-1) Vancouver island
8 pts (2-2) Fraser Valley Development
5 pts (1-3) Thompson Okanagan
3 pts (0-4) Vancouver

Men's U18

In the Men's U18 division, Fraser Valley West are currently topping the standings with a perfect 4-0 record and four bonus points for a total of 20 points. Close behind at 19 points is 4-0 Vancouver who wrapped up Saturday's matches with a convincing 46-5 win over Fraser Valley Central. Vancouver and Fraser Valley West will collide tomorrow at 11:20am in a match that could decide this year's provincial champion.

Also looking strong with 15 points and still in the hunt with a 3-1 record is Vancouver Island South who posted two wins on Saturday. The South Island Tide defeated Fraser Valley East 19-7 and defeated Island rivals the North Island Tsunami 28-12.

Friday, July 6th:
Fraser Valley East 29(+1) - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 7 - 15 Vancouver
Fraser Valley Central 17(+1) - 12(+1) Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 27(+1) - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 26(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver 44(+1) - 5 Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 34(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley East

Saturday, July 7th:
Fraser Valley West 31-5 Cariboo
Vancouver 32-5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 19-7 Fraser Valley East
Fraser Valley West 31-5 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island South 28-12 Vancouver Island North
Fraser Valley East 31-14 Cariboo
Fraser Valley Central 5-46 Vancouver

Current standings:
20 pts (4-0) Fraser Valley West
19 pts (4-0) Vancouver
15 pts (3-1) Vancouver Island South
10 pts (2-2) Fraser Valley East
5 pts (1-3) Fraser Valley Central
1 pt (0-4) Cariboo
0 pts (0-4) Vancouver Island North

Men's U16

Vancouver North and Fraser Valley West both head into Sunday with perfect 4-0 records and are set to clash at 10:30 am tomorrow. Keeping close behind with 3-1 records are Vancouver Island North and Vancouver West.

Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver Island South 41(+1) - 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver North 14 - 7(+1) Vancouver West
Fraser Valley West 13 - 5 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island North 60(+1) - 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver West 17 - 5 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley East 58(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island South 3 - 31(+1) Vancouver Island North
Vancouver North 46(+1) - 0 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley West 41(+1) - 5 Fraser Valley East

Saturday, July 7th:
Vancouver Island South 0 - 15 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver North 67-0 Vancouver East
Fraser Valley West 32-0- Thompson Okanagan
Vancouver West 33-10 Vancouver Island South
Fraser Valley East 5-22 Vancouver North
Vancouver Island North 14-15 Fraser Valley West
Vancouver West 17-0 Fraser Valley Central
Fraser Valley East 53-0 Vancouver East
Vancouver Island North 31-5 Thompson Okanagan

Current standings:
19 pts (4-0) Vancouver North
19 pts (4-0) Fraser Valley West
16 pts (3-1) Vancouver Island North
16 pts (3-1) Vancouver West
10 pts (2-2) Fraser Valley East
5 pts (1-3) Fraser Valley Central
5 pts (1-3) Vancouver Island South
0 pts (0-4) Thompson Okanagan
0 pts (0-4) Vancouver East



Day One Results from the PRCs

posted July 7 2012

A quick look at Day 1 results show Fraser Valley West in the U18 division to be one of the favourites. Fraser Valley won the U18 division last year. In the Women's U18 Division Fraser Valley again looks dominant, they won the title in 2011. In U16 men Vancouver Island North are looking strong, Vancouver Island South won this division last year.

Play resumes on Saturday.

U18 Men

Friday, July 6th:
Fraser Valley East 29(+1) - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 7 - 15 Vancouver
Fraser Valley Central 17(+1) - 12(+1) Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 27(+1) - 5 Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South 26(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver 44(+1) - 5 Cariboo
Fraser Valley West 34(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley East

U18 Women

Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver 7(+1) - 14 Fraser Valley Dev.
Fraser Valley 17 - 7 Vancouver Island
Vancouver 12(+1) - 17 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley Dev. 0 - 19(+1) Vancouver Island
Fraser Valley 56(+1) - 0 Thompson Okanagan

U16 Men

Friday, July 6th:
Vancouver Island South 41(+1) - 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver North 14 - 7(+1) Vancouver West
Fraser Valley West 13 - 5 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island North 60(+1) - 0 Vancouver East
Vancouver West 17 - 5 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley East 58(+1) - 10 Fraser Valley Central
Vancouver Island South 3 - 31(+1) Vancouver Island North
Vancouver North 46(+1) - 0 Thompson Okanagan
Fraser Valley West 41(+1) - 5 Fraser Valley East



BC Rugby Provincial Regional Championships Start Friday: Preview and Schedule

from Andrew Smith - BCRU
posted July 4 2012

VANCOUVER - On Friday morning over 400 age grade rugby players will kick off the 2012 BC Rugby Provincial Regional Championships at UBC's Wolfson Fields in Vancouver.

A total of 21 regional teams will take to the pitch during the three day tournament as players are introduced to representative rugby and look to put their hands up for selection to British Columbia's provincial teams. Those chosen to represent BC will travel to Quebec for the National Festival Championships, scheduled for August 8-12.

2012 BC Rugby Provincial Regional Championships
July 6 - 11am-5:30pm (UBC's Wolfson Fields)
July 7 - 10am-4:30pm (UBC's Wolfson Fields)
July 8 - 8am-2:30pm (UBC's Wolfson Fields)

The U18 Women's division has expanded to five teams this season with the addition of a Fraser Valley Development Team, a clear indication that women's rugby is on the rise in the region. Reigning champions Fraser Valley return to defend their championship as do 2011 runners-up Vancouver, Thompson-Okanagan and Vancouver Island. The women's division will feature a championship final on sunday at 12:10pm.

Defending U18 Men's champions Fraser Valley have split into three regions; Fraser Valley West, Fraser Valley East and Valley Central. The three teams will be joined by 2011 runners-up Vancouver island South along with Vancouver, Vancouver Island North Tsunami, and the Cariboo. The U18 men's division will feature a round-robin format this year with the winner determined by overall point totals on Sunday afternoon.

The tightly contested U16 Men’s division retains the same nine teams that competed in 2012 and will also feature a round-robin tournament format. Defending Champions Vancouver Island South will again face tough competition from 2011 runners-up Vancouver North, consolation finalists Fraser Valley East and Fraser Valley West teams. Other regions competing include Vancouver West, Vancouver East, Vancouver Island North Tsunami, Thompson Okanagan and Fraser Valley Central.

Tournament Schedule

Friday, July 6th:

U16 Men:
11:00am Vancouver Island South vs Vancouver East
11:00am Vancouver North vs Vancouver West
11:00am Fraser Valley West vs Fraser Valley Central
1:30pm Vancouver Island North vs Vancouver East
1:30pm Vancouver West vs Thompson Okanagan
1:30pm Fraser Valley East vs Fraser Valley Central
4:00pm Vancouver Island South vs Vancouver Island North
4:00pm Vancouver North vs Thompson Okanagan
4:00pm Fraser Valley West vs Fraser Valley East

U18 Women:
11:50am Vancouver vs Fraser Valley Dev.
11:50am Fraser Valley vs Vancouver Island
2:20pm Vancouver vs Thompson Okanagan
2:20pm Fraser Valley Dev. vs Vancouver Island
4:50pm Fraser Valley vs Thompson Okanagan

U18 Men:
11:50am Fraser Valley East vs Vancouver Island North
12:40pm Vancouver Island South vs Vancouver
12:40pm Fraser Valley Central vs Cariboo
2:20pm Fraser Valley West vs Vancouver Island North
3:10pm Vancouver Island South vs Fraser Valley Central
3:10pm Vancouver vs Cariboo
4:50pm Fraser Valley West vs Fraser Valley East

Saturday, July 7th:

U16 Men:
10:00am Vancouver Island South vs Fraser Valley Central
10:00am Vancouver North vs Vancouver East
10:00am Fraser Valley West vs Thompson Okanagan
12:30pm Vancouver West vs Vancouver Island South
12:30pm Fraser Valley East vs Vancouver North
12:30pm Vancouver Island North vs Fraser Valley West
2:50pm Vancouver West vs Fraser Valley Central
2:50pm Fraser Valley East vs Vancouver East
2:50pm Vancouver Island North vs Thompson Okanagan

U18 Women:
10:50am Fraser Valley vs Fraser Valley Dev.
10:50am Thompson Okanagan vs Vancouver Island
1:20pm Vancouver vs Fraser Valley
1:20pm Fraser Valley Dev. vs Thompson Okanagan
3:40pm Vancouver vs Vancouver Island

U18 Men:
10:50am Fraser Valley West vs Cariboo
11:40am Vancouver vs Vancouver Island North
11:40am Vancouver Island South vs Fraser Valley East
1:20pm Fraser Valley West vs Fraser Valley Central
2:10pm Vancouver Island South vs Vancouver Island North
2:10pm Fraser Valley East vs Cariboo
3:40pm Fraser Valley Central vs Vancouver

Sunday, July 8th:

U16 Men:
8:00am Vancouver Island South vs Fraser Valley West
8:00am Fraser Valley East vs Vancouver West
8:50am Fraser Valley Central vs Thompson Okanagan
10:30am Fraser Valley West vs Vancouver North
10:30am Vancouver West vs Vancouver Island North
11:20am Thompson Okanagan vs Vancouver East
1:20pm Vancouver Island South vs Vancouver North
1:20pm Fraser Valley East vs Vancouver Island North
1:50pm Fraser Valley Central vs Vancouver East

U18 Women:
8:00am Placement 3 vs 5
10:30am Placement 5 vs 4
12:10pm Final Placement 1 vs 2
1:00pm Placement 4 vs 3

U18 Men:
8:50am Vancouver Island South vs Cariboo
8:50am Vancouver vs Fraser Valley East
9:40am Vancouver Island North vs Fraser Valley Central
11:20am Fraser Valley West vs Vancouver
11:20am Fraser Valley East vs Fraser Valley Central
12:10pm Vancouver Island North vs Cariboo
2:00pm Fraser Valley West vs Vancouver Island South

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2011 Final Rankings:

U16 Men:
1. Vancouver Island South
2. Vancouver North
3. Fraser Valley West
4. Fraser Valley East
5. Vancouver West
6. Vancouver Island North
7. Fraser Valley Central
8. Thompson Okanagan
9. Vancouver East

U18 Men:
1. Fraser Valley
2. Vancouver Island South
3. Vancouver
4. Thompson Okanagan Kelowna
5. Vancouver Island North
6. Thompson Okanagan Kamloops

U18 Women:
1. Fraser Valley
2. Vancouver
3. Vancouver Island
4. Cariboo



Provincial Regional Championships (PRCs) at UBC from July 6th to July 8th - Find Tryouts in Your Area

from BCRU website
posted May 30 2012
[ed. in order to avoid duplication of effort all PRC tryout information will be directed to the BCRU site. We'll add a link on our front page to their site.]

In 2011 the PRCs attracted almost 500 male and female athletes from across the province to compete in the U16 Men’s (9 regions), U18 Women’s (4 Regions) and U18 Men’s (6 Regions) divisions.

The size and scope of the PRCs is expected to remain stable for the 2012 event with the same divisions providing competition between the different regions and allowing provincial coaching staff with the opportunity to observe, evaluate and select athletes for the provincial teams that will travel to Quebec in August for the National Age Grade Championships. The defending PRCs champions from 2011 are:

U16 Men: Vancouver Island South – Tide
U18 Women: Fraser Valley
U18 Men: Fraser Valley

VISIT THE BCRU PRC SITE FOR INFORMATION IN YOUR AREA





 
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