2017 Mardi Gras Tournament

Welcome to the 37th Annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger”
Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament

New Orleans, LA
February 18, 2017

The New Orleans Halfmoons Rugby team will be hosting their annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger!” Tournament on February 18, 2017. The tournament is 15’s rugby and is open to both women’s and men’s teams, each with club, collegiate, and, new this year, high school divisions. Please note that this is a USA Rugby sanctioned tournament so all players must be CIPP’ed.

Teams are guaranteed at least three games (weather permitting) during the one day of competition with plenty of parades, partying, and general debauchery in the great city of New Orleans. Come on down to the Big Easy and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, food, and rugby that we have to offer!


Tournament Location

LaSalle Park — 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA:  Google maps  //  Lasalle Park map

Where to Stay

It is not only Mardi Gras but also NBA All-Star weekend, so hotels are going quickly. BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS NOW.

We do not have an official tournament hotel or block rates.

Two ways to enter:

  1. Online:  Fill out the online entry form & pay via the yellow “Donate” PayPal button on the righthand bar. Make sure to put your team name in the PayPal note!
  2. By mail: Fill out the 2017-entry-form and mail it and a check to the address on the form.
Enter by: December 16 January 13 February 3
Entry Fee $300 $350 $400

Teams Entered

2017-schedule is available here

Women’s Club Pterrordactyls
East Coast Flaminghoes
San Antonio Riveters
Memphis Flamingos
Atlanta Harlequins
Battleship WRFC
Women’s College Southern Illinois University
Western Kentucky University
Western Carolina University
Sam Houston State University

We did not have enough entries for men’s or men’s college this year but hopefully we will have full brackets next year!

FRIDAY:  Pre-tournament welcome party along the parade route! We’ll be set up along famous St. Charles Avenue to watch Krewe of Oshun & Krewe of Cleopatra roll. BYOB (you can drink in public in NOLA!) and don’t forget your best costume!

SATURDAY: Official tournament social starting at 8pm at Handsome Willy’s, perfectly located right by the parade route and the French Quarter! There will be drink specials throughout the night and food available.

Don’t forget to check out the parade schedule.  There are multiple parades all over town each day, make sure to wear your best costume and go catch some beads!  http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html

Contact Brittany Vegso at NewOrleansWomensRugby@gmail.com with any questions!

Check out the Tournament site on Facebook!

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