Rugby Canada has released a statement to suspend all rugby activities as of Friday March 13th, 2020 until at least April 10th, 2020, meaning no rugby games or organized practices permitted within this time frame.
Now that weather is getting better training sessions return to Bullen Park for the Spring unless otherwise posted here or on Facebook
5:30 pm at Bullen Park next Esquimalt Recreation Centre
To see if Bullen is open or closed, click here to check the field status.
Changeroom #4 in Arena
527 Fraser Street, Esquimalt BC
Beverages to follow at the Gorge Pointe Pub
This event has been cancelled
To support all of our club and outreach activities we need to reach outside our membership and encourage all our friends to join us. Get your friends together and form as many rinks as possible. More the merrier, all are welcome, no experience necessary, just alot of fun and sillness on the ice. Singles, couples, foursomes we will help match you up with curlers.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Esquimalt Curling Club
It is time to get "Dressed UP" and take that "Special Person " in your Life out to our Annual Christmas Dinner at the Golf Club.
The Ebb Tones are taking a much deserved night off and Steve has spared "No Expense" to find us the best bar bands in town, "The Groove Diggers".
- Cocktails at 6:00 pm,
- Dinner at 7:00 pm
- Click here to open Event Poster (pdf format)
We are now ready to commence registration through the Ebb Tide Rugby Club. The 2019-20 year runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
Rugby Canada registration begins from the home site and the member login option at the top
Bid on these great Silent Auction items:
- BBQ Basket
- Brazil Training Jersey
- Dunlop Golf Driver
- Taylormade Golf Bag
- Hogan Golf Balls
- Thai Elephants
Early Bird registration is $65 per player includes:
Shamble Format (see below)
9 Holes of Golf
Late Registration after August 3rd is $70 per player
To register your foursome or as a single player contact Dave Valentine
A shamble is a type of golf tournament that combines elements of a scramble with elements of regular stroke play. Like in a scramble, all members of a team tee off and the best ball of the four tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with all members of the team playing their own ball into the hole.
Ebb Tide RFC 2019 Annual General Meeting
Windsor Park on May 23rd @ 7:00pm after practice
This is your opportunity to determine the direction of the Club. Plan on attending the meeting, present your motions to the floor for a membership vote. Nominate a club member or be nominated for a position on the executive and make a difference. We are stronger with full engagement of the membership.
There will be elections of executive members for the following positions: President, Field Director, Quartermaster, Director at Large, Registrar & Captain
MOMENTS OF GLORIOUSNESS AT EBB TIDE FINAL SEASON GAME
Ebb Tide and Snow Caps face-off in Knock-on Challenge
Leadership at the highest levels always sets the tone for the troops and performance. So when old-boys referee Pierre Lachetti left his whistle at home, the conditions were ripe for an afternoon of what resembled rugby. No worries though, some chap just happened to have a spare whistle in his pocket…
Twenty Ebb Tiders and 16 Snow Caps took to the field on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Macdonald Park in Victoria. The game began with a solid, high kick from the Snow Caps with Ebb Tide captain Paul Eby calling, “My ball!” only to miss it over his head and eventually in the hands of the Snow Caps. The Snow Caps now masterfully in control, bore down on Ebb Tide, intent on scoring the first try, and soon knocked it on. The ensuing Ebb Tide scrum, all 230 stone of it, drove the Snow Caps backward to release the ball for scrum-half Paul Cao to score the game’s first try on a 40 yard run. But after the try, and followed by numerous knock-ons by centre Nelson “I wear mittens” Bath, the Snow Caps secured possession and drove Ebb Tide back to their five. Phase upon phase, the Snow Caps hammered Ebb Tide like stormy seas against a break-water. But the break-water held, denying the surge into the try zone.
The knock-ons continued throughout the second quarter was if both sides had spent weeks training in preparation for this special day. But in the third quarter, the divine nature of rugby was witnessed by fans and players alike. In a blitz of what bore resemblance to a Six Nations final, Ebb Tide came at the Snow Caps with the most spectacular try witnessed in old-boys rugby.
Scrum-half Paul Cao started the charge, bobbing and weaving through the defence, eventually off-loading to Nelson “I don’t wear mittens anymore” Bath who scampered from centre and into the Snow Caps 45 before making a cheeky pass to other centre Kevan Letawske. Keeping with momentum and at pace, Kevan passed to captain Paul Eby who also off-loaded to Nelson (again) all the while running in support. Then with another bonnie pass, Nelson, about to be tackled, hands off to lock Don Swainson who takes on a couple of Snow Caps tacklers and gives the ball back to Nelson for a third off-load. And with that, Nelson “I’m winded now” Bath went in for the try.
The game continued on with both squads slogging it out for ownership of the pill. The knock-ons slowed down as the teams got down to the business of rugby. A few Snow Caps went down with some minor injuries and Ebb Tide offered up players to help even the sides starting with 70-something year old Bill Spiller on wing. It was an offering… Both Rick Kotzian and Don Swainson also joined the ranks of the Snow Caps and soon forgot about their Ebb Tide affiliation. Don even scored the last try of the game for the Snow Caps.
It was another great day of old-boys rugby, comradery, renewal of old friendships, and the beginning of new ones. After the game, Ebb Tide provided a home-made macaroni and cheese lunch especially whipped up that morning by Tim Walshaw from an old Acadian family recipe that had everyone going back for more. Thanks, Tim for a great meal!
And a big thank-you goes out to ref Pierre Lachetti for saving the game day and being our referee. We couldn’t do it without your dedication and commitment. Thank-you, Pierre.
Ebb Tide try scorers:
- Paul Cao x 2
- Nelson Bath x 1
- Paul Eby x 1
- Neil Hagerty x 1
The Ebb Tide Man of the Match was Don Swainson for swinging both ways, and an honourable mention to Paul Cao for the moves on the field.
The Snow Caps Man of the Match was Chris Laine, a try-scoring loose-head prop that answered the call in the scrum and on the field.
Lastly, the Ebb Tide Red Jacket went team captain Paul Eby for being… for the being the captain and always selflessly leading the Ebb Tide squad from the front season in and season out.
Rugby. The game played in heaven.
Ebb Tide practices return to Windsor Park in Oak Bay for the month of May. We are not at MacAulay Elementary on May 9 as originally posted to Facebook. Beverages to follow at Christies Carriage House.
May 9 - Windsor Park
May 16 - Windsor Park
May 23 - Windsor Park followed Ebb Tide AGM
May 30 - Windsor Park
TGIF this Friday, May 3rd @ 4pm is at 550 Warren Ave.
ALL ARE WELCOME, but if you paid a deposit for the mystery tour you should make a special effort to attend. There is a good chance you have been drawn for a prize. See you soon.
Date: Thursday, June 20th is awards night at Gorge Point Pub starting at 6:30 pm at the Rear Patio.
After a long fought season, this is the night that the club recognizes all the hard work of all our players. Plan on attending the evening to celebrate all of our accomplishments.