The American National Rugby League has confirmed the schedule and venue for the Remembrance Cup tournament in Las Vegas in November.
Five teams from different parts of North America and Australia will compete for the coveted piece of silverware at Charlie Frias Park on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
The Remembrance Cup was first played in 2004 in Philadelphia between the Coogee Dolphins RLC from Sydney, Australia, and the then American National Rugby League champion Glen Mills Bulls. Coogee holds the Cup having won the match 42-10.
The game also served as the curtain raiser for the Liberty Bell Cup international match between the USA Tomahawks and Australia.
The Remembrance Cup was originally played to remember six Dolphins players who were lost in the Bali terrorist bombings in 2002 in Indonesia and friends and family killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings and the AMNRL has invited the Coogee Dolphins to return to the USA to mark the occasion. The tournament will be played during the Veteran's Day weekend to remember all.
The tournament isn't only about marking the solemn occasion, however, it is also designed to help the AMNRL raise general awareness of Rugby League, create interest in it and help develop the game in the West.
The format will feature 13-a-side teams playing 20-minute games consisting of two, 10-minute halves. There will be unlimited interchanges throughout the matches. Penalty goals and conversions will consist of a drop-kick to save time. There will be no extra time in pool games, while for and against will determine the standings.
Coogee Dolphins (Australia)
British Columbia Bulldogs (Canada)
California Condors (AMNRL West)
Utah Avalanche (AMNRL West)
Las Vegas Warriors (AMNRL West)
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (commences 10:00am at Charlie Frias Park on Tropicana Ave)
1) British Columbia Bulldogs vs California Condors
2) Coogee Dolphins vs Las Vegas Warriors
3) Utah Avalanche vs British Columbia Bulldogs
4) California Condors vs Coogee Dolphins
5) Las Vegas Warriors vs Utah Avalanche
Lunch & Sharpshooter goal kicker tournament
6) British Columbia Bulldogs vs Coogee Dolphins
7) California Condors vs Las Vegas Warriors
8) Utah Avalanche vs Coogee Dolphins
9) British Columbia Bulldogs vs Las Vegas Warriors
10) Utah Avalanche vs California Condors
Pre-Grand Final break & Fastest man in Sin City 100m sprint race
11) GRAND FINAL approx 3:00pm
Presentation and after party will be held immediately after the Grand Final across the street at tournament's sponsor McMullan's Irish Pub
Sunday recovery NFL party will also be held at McMullan's Irish Pub.
The Orleans is next door to Charlie Frias Park and McMullan's Irish Pub. It's situated on Tropicana Ave, two miles from the Strip. Their free shuttle will drop you off and pick you up in the middle of the Strip at Bill's Gamblin' Hall.
Special Remembrance Cup rate is:
Friday (11/9): $99
Saturday (11/10): $99
Sunday (11/11): $44
+12% tax & $6 daily resort fee
(Total = Fri to Sun $234 or Fri to Mon $289)
The special rate cut off deadline is October 22, 2012
Phone: (800) 675-3267 Group name "Remembrance Cup"