Pitch-a-Tent 7s

The Social 7s Tournament of the Year

Scroll All The Way Down for Brackets

***First kick off is at 9am***

Private property: No campfires. No fireworks. No children. No pets.

The Rundown

NoogaRugby's 16th annual Pitch-a-Tent 7's is scheduled for Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th just South of Chattanooga, TN at the world famous Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA.

Gates open at noon on Thursday for you early birds coming to party all weekend!

As usual, there will be some rugby played, and the 2019 tournament will be open to 36 men’s teams and 28 women’s teams. Teams will be listed as they get registered. Note: Registration is now available -- Click here or the Payment tab above.
 

We're all here to party!

Rugby is second best here because we all know Pitch-a-Tent didn't become famous nationwide due to the caliber of rugby being played; it has become the nation's largest (social) 7s event for its own reasons!

Decide on a theme for your team, dress up, go all out, have a blast!

Naked slip-n-slides, co-ed showers, 60 kegs, dance party, loud music, flashing lights... lots of drinking, little bit of rugby!

Awards will be presented for "best themed team", "furthest traveled", "that guy" and "that girl" ...and a few as well for people who actually played rugby, but back to the fun! Belly flop contest, clothing-optional egg-toss contest, did we say naked slip-n-slide? Trophies and prizes for all these events and more will be awarded, oh and FREE BREAKFAST on Saturday morning (for first-time attendees)

Payment Information

Men’s Entry Fee: $350 before July 1st, $375 on or after

Women’s Entry Fee: $275 before July 1st, $300 on or after

All teams are now able to register (and pay) using PayPal, which is the preferred method, via the "Payment" tab above (click this link) or contact us about mailing a check or sending via Venmo. Don't forget to e-mail us once you have paid to tell us which team your representing.

Thursday Night Pre-Welcome Party

While the official tournament welcome party is Friday night at the tournament site, NoogaRugby 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 (see below).

 

The Welcome Pre-Party will start at our newly renovated home bar, "Mike's Hole" 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. Usually we start there and after a few hours we bar hop our way through the rest of downtown Chattanooga.

**Any and all Pitch-a-Tent participants are encouraged to attend**

Here are the details...

What: PAT 7's Pre-Welcome Party

When: Thursday, July 25th from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am

Where: Mike's Hole (525 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga 37405) 

Lodging

If you're coming in for the Pre-Party, plan on staying downtown Chattanooga or one of you staying sober...it is a bit of a drive to Cherokee Farms, especially at night.

If you're not coming in 'til Friday, just pitch your tent at Cherokee Farms anytime onwards from Thursday at noon.

Best Vibe - Chattanooga ChooChoo is an historic hotel where you stay in an old train car on the old train tracks.

Best Price - Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center (corner of MLK & Carter)
Best Location - DoubleTree, Hampton Inn (4th & Chestnut), or Hilton Garden Inn

Rafting Information

A discounted white-water raft trip is always planned for Pitch-a-Tenters. You must say you're with Rugby to receive the discount!

River: Ocoee River
Rafting Company: Raft 1 (www.raft1.com)
Cost: $36/person. You must say you're with Rugby -- tell them you are with the rugby group!

Date: Friday July 26th

First Morning Trip: 10:00am

      Here is the link for 10am: https://raft1.resmarksystems.com/res/#search:91.111395
Second Morning Trip: 11:00am

      Here is the link for 11am: https://raft1.resmarksystems.com/res/#search:91.116463

Directions to the Pitch-a-Tent HQ

The tournament & camp site will be at Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA roughly 20 miles south of downtown Chattanooga.

 

Cherokee Farms
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 North 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)

CONTACT 

WRITE OR CALL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
NoogaRugbyClub@gmail.com
423-771-2950

 

"They welcome anyone to just show up and learn, even if they've never touched a rugby ball"  --- Newbie

"It's a great group of guys who each have their own lives, own ways, and own s#!t wrong with them, and we love it! We accept it and appreciate it, and although we'll call you out for yours, you'll start to own your flaws and grow as a man.......We also party too and that helps the bonding" --- Oldie

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle