Updated: July 14, 2012
With a little over a week to go, here are some of the final updates to this year's PAT 7's Tournament. As of now, 52 of the 52 teams have registered & paid. The women's division was expanded to 20 teams, making it the largest women's bracket we've ever had, and the men's division has expanded twice to the largest it's ever been too. Other than that, directions to the tournament / camping site are listed below, as well as, more detailed information on the "Rugby Olympics" we're hosting as part of our 10th Year Anniversary. We hope everyone is looking forward to PAT 7's as much as we are and we'll see you next week!
This year's Pitch A Tent 7’s Tournament, hosted by the Nooga Rugby Club, is scheduled for Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st outside of Chattanooga, TN at the always impressive Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA. Given it's the 10th Annual PAT 7's, our club has decided to add new & exciting themes & activities to make it the best yet.
The first is an homage to the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics, where PAT 7's will host our own version of the Olympics during the Saturday night post-tourney social. Each team is allowed one entry into each event and gold medals will be awarded for 1st place in a women's & men's division.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Olympic Belly-Flop
6:30 - 7:00 pm Synchronized Slip-n-slides
7:00 - 7:30 pm Egg Toss Javelin
7:30 - 8:00 pm Co-Ed Twister (clothing optional)
The other new event we're now able to confirm is the DJ / karaoke on Friday night at the camp grounds. Just like all previous years, we'll have a huge party Friday & Saturday but this year we'll have the DJ both nights.
As to the 2012 tournament, it will be open to men’s & women’s social sides with 32 men’s teams and 20 women’s team. A listing of the confirmed teams for this year are shown below. On top of the tournament, it’s another year of rafting, slip-n-slides, co-ed showers, 80 kegs, and a really loud bomb!
Men’s Entry Fee: $300 before July 1st, $350 after
Women’s Entry Fee: $200 before July 1st, $250 after
You can register using PayPal, which is the preferred method, via the "Online Payments" tab above or,
Send Payments To:
99 Walnut Street #204, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Make sure to include team name, division, & contact info
Thursday, July 19th 6:30pm: Pre-Welcome Party (downtown Chattanooga)
Friday, July 20th 10:00 am: Pitch A Tent Rafting Trip, Ocoee River
Friday, July 20th 5:00 pm: Welcome Party at the Tournament Fields
Saturday, July 21st 8:00 am: Captain's Meeting at the Main Tent
Saturday, July 21st 9:00 am: Pitch A Tent 7’s Tournaments
Saturday, July 21st 5:00 pm: Post-Tournament Social
Saturday, July 21st 6:00 pm: Rugby Olympics
As always, all participants should plan to camp (RV’s & campers are welcome) at the tournament site on Friday & Saturday. The tournament site will house 5 fields, a HUGE camping area, large swimming pond, showers, & stage. Within a 5-min drive of the tournament site is Walmart, gas stations, several fast food restaurants, etc. No pets, camp fires, fireworks, or weapons are allowed at the tournament site. The camp site is open to setup camp anytime after noon on Thursday.
Thursday Night Pre-Welcome Party
While the official tournament welcome party is Friday night at the tournament site, Nooga Rugby is also hosting a pre-welcome party in downtown Chattanooga on Thursday night for those of you who come into town early for the rafting trip. The party will start at our home bar, "Mike's Hole in the Wall" at 6:30 pm and include one (1) free keg. Once the free keg is kicked, you're on your own but the good news is that Mike's sells some of the cheapest beer in town. Our best guess is that we'll start there and after a few hours we'll bar hop our way through the rest of downtown Chattanooga. Any an all Pitch A Tent participants are encouraged to attend, whether your going rafting or not. Here are the details:
What: PAT 7's Pre-Welcome Party
When: Thursday, July 19th from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am
Where: Mike's Hole in the Wall (538 Cherokee Blvd)
Lodging: Plan to stay downtown Chattanooga
Best Price - Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center (corner of MLK & Carter)
Best Location - DoubleTree, Hampton Inn (4th & Chestnut), or Hilton Garden Inn
River: Ocoee River
Rafting Company: Raft 1 (www.raft1.com)
Cost: $35/person.You must say you're with Rugby
Morning Trip: Time is 10:00am
Afternoon Trip: Time is 1:15pm
Trophies will be awarded for tournament placers, best costume theme, farthest travelled, best party team, &……back by popular demand, the “That Guy” and “That Girl” awards. Medals will be presented to all 1st place finishers for the Rugby Olympics in both a men's & women's division.
Mens - 'Merica #1, 'Merica #2, Stone Lion Old Boys, Los Muertos, Fathletics, Cherry Point RFC, Charlotte Barbarians, Memphis Blues, Okaloosa, Poundtown Rugby Club, Nashville Grizzlies, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Savannah, Gainesville, Cleveland Rovers, River Valley Vipers, Platonic Bromance OHIO, Team Bigote, Treasure Coast, Knoxville, Pink Pussies, BRAMAS, Kony's Kids, Maddawg Rugby, Xi Xone, BAMA, The MOB, Wu-Tang is Nothing to Ruck With, Moosemen, Rebels, and Cocks & Oxen.
Womens - 'Merica Women, Atlanta Harlequins, Augusta Furries, Harrisburg, Okaloosa Blue Waffles, S&T Rippers, Knoxville, AHO, Texas, Savannah, Nashville Women's Club, Southern Exposure, Moosewomen, Eno River, Memphis Women, TerrorDactyls, Hellbenders, Jacksonville Women, Melting Pot, & The Ti-grrrrrrrs.
The tournament & camp site will be at Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA roughly 20 miles south of downtown Chattanooga.
2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd
Lafayette, GA 30728
Directions from Chattanooga, TN
- From I-24 / US 27 Exit at Rossville Blvd (Exit 180B)
- Drive South on US 27 / Rossville Blvd South to Battlefield Parkway
- Turn right at Battlefield Parkway and follow signs for Lafayette
- Take the bypass to Lafayette for approximately 10-15 miles
- Pass Wal-Mart on your right, at the traffic light turn right onto GA Hwy 136 W.
- Drive 1 mile and turn left onto Old Mineral Springs Rd
- Drive 1.4 miles and turn right onto Walnut Row drive (Cherokee Farms)
Directions from Atlanta, GA
- Travel Norh on I-75 to Exit 320
- Exit left onto GA Hwy 136 at Exit 320
- Stay on GA Hwy 136 for 6.6 miles
- Turn slight right onto Sugar Valley Rd, NW / GA 136 for 14.5 miles
- Turn right onto GA Hwy 151/ GA Hwy 136 for 1.4 miles
- Turn right onto GA Hwy 136 / E GA Hwy 136 for 4 miles
- Turn right onto US Hwy 27 for 2 miles
- Turn right at traffic light and drive 0.4 miles
- At traffic light, turn left onto GA Hwy 136 W passing Wal-Mart on the right
- Drive 1 mile and turn left onto Old Mineral Springs Rd
- Drive 1.4 miles and turn right onto Walnut Row Drive (Cherokee Farms)