Honour Role

The Ebb Tide Rugby Football Club is the oldest continuously operating Over-40 rugby club in British Columbia, Canada. We have active players between the ages of 38 and 70's and active social members well into their 80's.  Social members and visitors are welcome to join us at our regular Thursday evening run-around.

Ebb Tide is a member of the Pacific Northwest Over 40's Rugby Union.

Players are eligible to play at 38 years.

  • cocktailsThis club event is CANCELLED due to low numbers
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • 7:00 PM start
  • Location: 5374 W Saanich Rd

Reminder July 20th is the first annual Cocktail Party at Hugh’s. Food and drink by Mike Joss and company

This is our event to raise funds for the club $40/head - wear your summer fancy wear!!
First time event, so please make every effort to be there to support! Come one come all.

  • bocceSaturday, July 13, 2019
  • first games start @ 1PM
  • venue 2977 LAKEWOOD PL.
  • Limited to 16 Teams, although fans are welcome AND we have a spare board.
  • “EARLY BIRD” Price is $15 per team (2 Players) and an APPY. IF purchased prior to Thursday June 28th.

There will be some cash and other prizes. Format is double knockout.

The Club will supply ALL drinks with profits going to ET tour fund.

To Pay see: Jim T 250-479-9689/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or Joe Frenette 250-883-3913/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ebb Tide RFC 2019 Annual General Meeting
Windsor Park
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.

AGENDA DETAILS:

There will be elections of executive members

The following positions:

  • President
  • Field Director
  • Quartermaster
  • Director at Large
  • Registrar
  • Captain

New Business:
Please forward any agenda items to Dave Knox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Glen Okrainetz

  • et golf poster 2019Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • 12:30 - Check In / Registration
  • Tee Times begin at 1:00 pm
  • Only 15 tee-times reserved, so don't miss out
  • Cedar Hill Golf Club (1400 Derby Road)

Early Bird registration is $65 per player includes:

  • Shamble Format (see below)
  • Prizes
  • 9 Holes of Golf
  • Dinner Buffet

Late Registration after August 3rd is $70 per player

To register your foursome or as a single player contact Dave Valentine
E-Transfer of funds to Dave can be done at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shamble Format:
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.

MOMENTS OF GLORIOUSNESS AT EBB TIDE FINAL SEASON GAME

Ebb Tide and Snow Caps face-off in Knock-on Challenge

ebbtide vs snowcaps may4 2019 9Leadership 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.

ebbtide vs snowcaps may4 2019 6The 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.

ebbtide vs snowcaps may4 2019 8The 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.