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…
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.
Penticton Sunfest 2019 tournament information is attached for your review.
Eric is booking rooms and sorting out the bus.. we need to know Firm Numbers ASAP. Interested Players can reply on Facebook..Teamer.. or Email Eric White.
The hotel can hold rooms until April 28th and meeting tomorrow with the other groups to decide on plans and costs.
The rooms are to be allocated by April 28.. we still can change our individual minds until June 5. Make your Commitment Now so he can make arrangements.
Eric wants to know if there is any interest in sending a team to Penticton Sunfest , please advise Eric , I will post on Facebook and ask Darren to post a notice on Teamer. Since the tournament is on June 8th and 9th we would need to jump on this event very quickly.
If there is interest then the logistics will be worked out such as Hotels, transportation, carpooling, and costs dependant on modes of transport and hotels it sounds like a well run tournament.
INTERNATIONAL RUGBY COMES TO JUAN DE FUCA PARK
Ebb Tide and Northwest Old Boys Clash in Pacific Battle by Ace Reporter Christopher Poulton
Another great day of rugby was played in Canada’s south pacific when the Northwest Old Boys sailed in to town on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The international match was the first one played by Ebb Tide at Juan de Fuca Park, home of Westshore RFC.
The game was played as any other game this season with the gnarling and gnashing of teeth as the forwards were grinding it out, fighting for the ownership of the pill and advancing down the field. The backs, with their finesse, moves and agility that can only be seen in over 40s rugby, left their indelible mark on the field setting up a few plays so a couple of forwards could score a try. And in the background over all the testosterone clashing about on the field could be heard the NOBs scrum half, Amy Drackert (with her husband in support), as she called to order her squad, preparing them for phase after phase trying to break through the Ebb Tide line.
“It’s great to see the ladies out there playing with us,” said Dave Millard, Ebb Tide’s VP. “Having them wear the red shorts really gets everyone in the game playing.” One way to fill an increasing gap in old-boys club membership is to have women who still want to play come out and play, he said.
The first two halves of the match were dominated by Ebb Tide scoring seven trys. Then in the third quarter, the NOBs managed to break through Ebb Tide’s defence to score their only try of the match, under Amy’s masterful leadership on the field. The fourth quarter went back to Ebb Tide where first time old-boy and prop forward, Neil “Nitro” Hagerty (of Westshore RFC), bolted from 22 to 22 with the hidden speed of a gazelle to set up Ebb Tide’s ninth try by Nelson Bath. A tenth and final try was scored by second year veteran lock Jeremy Harvey, his first ever try…ever.
Ebb Tide try scorers
- Aaron Cook (back) x 2
- Paul Eby (captain) x 1
- Paul Cao (scrum-half) x 2
- Matt Gordon (winger) x 3
- Nelson Bath (back) x 1
- Jeremy Harvey (lock) x 1... first one ever.
After the match, Westshore RFC hosted Ebb Tide and the NOBs in the Juan de Fuca Field House to a jambalaya lunch. The good times and comradery extended well into Saturday night with all coming together and hitting the pubs in Victoria – brothers and sisters in rugby.
Ebb Tide’s red jacket was awarded to Jeremy Harvey for his determination and play on the field but really it was because he scored his first try.
Ebb Tide’s selection for Woman of the Match went to Amy Drackert for her leadership and play on the field.
NOBs selection for Man of the Match went to Paul Cao for his unwavering endurance and play with an honourable going to “Nitro” Hagerty for his prop forward hustle down the field, inspiring old and young props alike.
Rugby. The game played in heaven.