Hot Beaches, Hot Bodies, Hot Summer of Touch…

The All Gold Hot Summer of Touch once again hits the Southern Cape Coastline in December this year for the 2013 installment of this hugely popular series. The Tour enjoys its 12th year on the beaches and the action will be Hotter than ever.

The series has been set-up to encourage mass participation, with an Open Tournament being offered as well as a standalone Pro- Series, which see’s the countries top 8 Beach teams battling out for the Title of “King of the Beaches”.

All Gold, the event Title Sponsors, are encouraging kids, of all ages to come down and get involved in the Touch Rugby as well as all the fun activities that will be arranged for them. A hugely exciting addition this year is kids section, open to any players still to turn 15 up till the end of the year.

Teams consist of a maximum of 8 players and entry fee is R250 per team for the Pro and Open sections while the Under 15 Kids section is free.

Registration takes place on the day of each event between 07:45 and 9:15. Please note that certain venues will be limited to 1 field (A maximum of 32 teams will be accommodated in these circumstances), which means that entries are on a strictly first come, first served basis.

With close to 400 teams taking part in 2012, this year’s series is expected to be even bigger and thousands of spectators are expected to flock down to enjoy the hottest action this summer. Players and Spectators alike can expect more than just a Touch Rugby Tournament with entertainment and laughs provided by celebrity MC Deon Bing, Giveaway’s galore from the event sponsors ALL Gold, Wellington and Cola, We Chat, Glider Sunglasses and PowerAde. There will also be Miss Touchies and Mr Six Pack competitions not to mention the most exciting and competitive Touch Rugby seen anywhere in the world

The series dates and venues are as follows:

14 December Strand

16 December Onrus Beach (Hermanus)

21 December Camps Bay

23 December Struisbaai

26 December Stilbaai

28 December Diaz Beach (Mosselbay)

31 December Hartenbos

BREAKING NEWS – ONRUS BEACH

Due to a series of unseasonal rains, the Onrus River Beach has been halved of its usual size. The Overstrand Municipality in conjuction with the local ward councilor have agreed to allow us to still stage the event, however we will only be allowed to play on one field.

This means that the event on the 16th of December in Onrus will be staged as one knockout tournament involving the Pro Teams as well as teams from the general public will take place.

There will be a maximum of 32 teams permitted to play and entries will be on a strictly first come first served basis on the day. Please ensure that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

To make things as fair as possible, there will be prizes given to the 3 top finishers outside of the Pro Teams. Standard Open Tournament rules will apply

Unfortunately there will not be a kids section at the Onrus leg of the series.

The Strand event goes along as planned and takes place on Saturday the 14th of December!

For any queries, please call 021 439 2970 or email gbobrow@sportsman.co.za

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden and shock passing of Andre “Ammo” Centry…

Andre was a massive talent and was literally coming in to his own as a Touch player and all round person. His life has tragically been cut short and our sympathy and prayers go out to the Centry family at this sad time.

He played his touch in the Strand initially for the New Borne Rebels. He played for the Score Energy Warriors in 2010 and 2011 and returned to his home team of the New Born Rebels last year. Andre was this year picked to play in the Nomad Warriors team and big things were expected of him. The Touch world has been robbed of an enormous talent.

He died of a suspected heart attack at his home on Saturday. Funeral details will be forwarded as soon as they come available for anyone wishing to pay their respects…

Incredible day at the Strand!!!!

44 Teams registered to play at the first event of the All Gold Hot Summer of Touch at Strand Beach on Saturday. The weather was perfect and the huge crowd was not disappointed with the action on the beach!

With the Strand leg not having official “Pro Series” status, there was a great opportunity for some of the upcoming teams in the Touch Rugby community to test their skills against the best players in the game. The skill levels are so high across the board and this was evident with 3 of the Pro teams who entered the competition not making it to the Semi Finals.

A most notable result was the Drifters from Maccassar knocking out the reigning 3 times Strand Champions Living Legends in the quarter finals.

The day was ultimately won by the Amazing Galaxy Warriors who defeated the Reds in the final by two tries to nil. The Plate was won by the Suicide Monkeys and the Under 15 competition was won by the New Born Squirels who beat the Tribal Kingz Touchies in the final.

The series moves to Onrus on Monday. Please note there will not be any Under 15 section

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STILBAAI IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS YEAR!!!!

THE LOCAL SAKEKAMER IS WORKING TIRELESSLY AROUND THE CLOCK TO PUT THE BIGGEST TOUCHIES TOGETHER YET!!!

THERE WILL BE:

CHEAP ACCOMODATION AND AWESOME VIBE AT JULIES SE BAAI
STRUCTURED ACTIVITIES AROUND THE CLOCK BEFORE AND AFTER TOUCHIES
A NIGHT BUS AND TRANSPORT TO KEY LOCATIONS
THE BIGGEST VIBE EVER
THIS IS THE PARTY YOUR PARENTS WARNED YOU ABOUT – BECAUSE THEY WERE ONCE THERE!

STILBAAI TOUCHIES IS 35 THIS YEAR!!!!

CONTACT capetown@touchrugby.co.za for all the info!!!!