The second annual Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference 7s is set for Sunday, October 16 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
The tournament was held in Portland, Ore. last year and produced a champion in Central Washington University, which went on to win the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship Qualifier in Las Vegas and finish 4th in the CRC tournament in Chester, Pa. in June.
This year CWU is back to defend its trophy and returning also are 2010 runners up Eastern Washington. Washington State and Oregon State headline the contenders, which also include Washington, Idaho, Oregon and University of Puget Sound.
The event will be held at Memorial Stadium, a turf multi-purpose stadium located within the Seattle Center grounds, near the world famous Space Needle and the Experience Music Project, and accessible by another famous Seattle landmark, the monorail.
Tickets are $5 for the all-day event and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194676
It's a full-service stadium with covered seating, locker rooms, PA system, socreboard and concessions.