to the 2011 Palmetto Tournament Information Page.
Furman is proud to host the 2011 Palmetto Tournament October 29-30. We have hosted the tournament ten times since the tournament was reorganized in 2000. Winners of the Tournament claim the Palmetto Cup. Defending Champions must return the tournament this year with cup in hand to defend it.
Hotel of Choice
The Clarion Inn & Suites in Greenville is our tournament hotel. It is located at 50 Orchard Park Blvd, which is off Haywood Road. The Clarion is less than five minutes from the Saturday night social. The Palmetto Union annual fall meeting will be held at the Clarion Saturday night. These are discounted rates. Be sure to mention you with rugby tournament when you call. The hotel is newly renovated. The rate includes a hot breakfast. Call 864.254.6383 to reserve your room.
The tournament director is to be named later.. John Roberts is the tournament host/organizer.
In the event
The tournament will have to be scaled back dramatically or cancelled because we cannot use the football practice fields in the event of rain.
A training staff, sponsored by St. Francis Hospital, will be available to help with injuries.
Cambria Sports of Charleston will serve at the tournamet vendor. They will have a tent set up with supplies for sale. If you, or your squad, need anything in paricular, please email Rob Jones at email@example.com so that he can pack accordinly.
The games will be played on one varsity football practice field and the John S. Roberts Rugby Field. The lower fields (varsity practice fields) will be a bit narrow. The pitch turf will be excellent. Field 2 is next to the track. .
The football stadium will be open.
Tournament t-shirts will be on sale at the concessions stand along with burgers, hotdogs and other edibles. All food proceeds from the concessions will benefit the Greer Rugby Spartans, a high school team. Members of the squad and parents will be working concessions. They are trying to raise funds to support travel and new jerseys for next year.
The Schedule: To be posted later.
Columbia (2001, 2009 champions)
Charleston (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 champions)
Greenville (2000, 2005, 2011 champions)
USC A (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2011 champions)
Furman (2004, 2005, 2008 champions)
College of Charleston
Coastal Carolina (2006, 2007)
C of C (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 champions)
Greenville (2010 champions)
Clemson women (2000, 2002, and 2005)