Below is the current info on the USA Rugby South DII Women's
Championships -- to be hosted in Miami on Oct. 6 & 7.
We'd like to get your groups arrival times, so we can decide if
hosting "Early Registration" is a good plan.
We can come to one of the host hotels... or host a "light
social/registration" at a nearby restaurant, minutes from both hotels.
Any ruggers staying thru Monday who would like to be hosted... or
want a hotel recommendation/rate on South Beach, or near an airport, let us
Naples/Coconut Grove Women's Rugby
USA RUGBY SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
DI and DII SENIOR WOMEN:
OCT. 6- 7, 2007
HOTELS: These two â€œMiami Lakesâ€� hotels are approximately 10
the pitch and about 5 minutes from each other:
La Quinta Inn & Suites - Miami Lakes
7925 NW 154th Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Offers continental breakfastâ€¦ has a pool
RATE: $89/night â€" we are efforting a lower rate - - - TBA;
Don Shulaâ€™s Hotel & Golf Club â€" Miami Lakes
6842 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Has a pool & Jacuzzi â€" does not offer continental breakfast
RATE: $109/night â€" normal room rates can run $200 to $300/night;
rooms are blocked. Ask for â€œrugby rate. Contact is:
Amelia Earhart Park
401 East 65th Street
The pitch has two entrances, please use the 2nd entrance. There
bleachers on each side of the fields, and some picnic tables. If
with children, park has pony rides and paddle boats. Also a huge
but outside that enclosed area, the rest of the park is not dog-
DIRECTIONS: Directions with landmarks and any construction warnings
sent to your match secretary in advance.
TEAM PRACTICES: Please let us know if you need to reserve field
a Friday practice. Itâ€™s available -- but needs to be reserved in
South sets seeding and brackets, and we are awaiting word. We have
pitches reserved from 8 to 5PM+ Saturday, and 8 to 2PM Sunday.
During our midday
break, the Miami Men will play the Miami Tridents in a DI league
times will be sent out once the South announces brackets..
TENTS / COOLERS / WATER:
We will be able to provide at least one 10 X 10 tent to traveling
use at the pitch., and weâ€™re efforting 10 X 20â€™s for each team.
like a Cooler, we can donate one for the weekend, so you can travel
Miami Dade Sports Commission is donating bottled water for the
We do not plan to have a rugby vendor at the event at this time, but
Championship T-shirts and mugs will be sold.
The Park sells the usual concessions - water, Gatorade, chips,
RESTAURANTS NEAR HOTELS / PITCH:
Brothers of Brooklyn
Latin American Grill
*** Also fast food choices, and more restaurantsâ€¦ contact us if
help arranging team dinner venue.
The Miami Lakes area by Shulaâ€™s hotel is built like a self-
home-town Main Street. It has a theatre, shops, restaurants, etc.
SOCIALS (three possible):
FRIDAY NIGHT: Captainâ€™s Meeting (AKA â€" Early Registration): If
teams have arrived by 8PM to warrant early check-in, we will host
Registration from 8PM to 10PM. Venue published in next email. Team
leader must submit
all paperwork, and players present photo ID per USA Rugby
SATURDAY POST-MATCHES: 5 to 8PM â€" Social; venue TBA in next
meal discounts available.
SUNDAY: Approx. 1:30/2:00PM â€" Social; Trophies presented; Venue
meal discounts available.
*** NOTE TO RUGGERS STAYING THROUGH MONDAY: ***
Let us know how many from your Club are staying Sunday night â€" we
to host as many people as we can to save you hotel. We have girls
take you to South Beach (or where ever you like) that night. If
we can help
cut costs by hosting you, or giving you rides to the airport Monday
â€" we will
do our best.
Raelyn Barlow â€" Naples/Coconut Grove - _RaelynRugby@..._
(mailto:RaelynRugby@...) Cell: 239-248-0355
Devon Schweidel â€" N/CG - _Devons76@..._ (mailto:Devons76@...)
â€" Cell: 305-773-6166
MEMPHIS: Beth Halldorson - _mudsayne@..._ (mailto:mudsayne@...)
NASHVILLE: Christina Miller - _christina.miller@..._
ORLANDO: Casey Fields - _cfields9@..._ (mailto:cfields9@...)
Sarah Ratzlaff - _Sarah.E.Ratzlaff@..._