This year's Pitch A Tent 7’s Tournament, hosted by the Nooga Rugby Club, is scheduled for Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th outside of Chattanooga, TN at the always-impressive Cherokee Farms in Lafayette, GA.
More information will be updated as we get closer to this year's event, but plan on another year of naked slip-n-slides, co-ed showers, an absurd number of kegs, and a really loud bomb!
As usual, the 2017 tournament will be open to men’s & women’s social sides with 32 men’s teams and 32 women’s team. Teams will be listed as they get registered. Note: Registration (the online payment option) is now available on noogarugby.com.
Payment Information Men’s Entry Fee: $375 before July 1st, $425 on or after Women’s Entry Fee: $250 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 "Online Payments" tab above (https://secure.pitchero.com/clubs/chattanoogarugbyfootballclub/subs/)
or you can mail a check to the following address. Please make checks payable to "Chattanooga Rugby":
602 Renaissance Ct Chattanooga, TN 37419
Schedule Thursday, July 27th 6:30pm: Pre-Welcome Party (Mike's Hole in the Wall, downtown Chattanooga) Friday, July 28th 10:00 am: Pitch A Tent Rafting Trip, Ocoee River (Raft1 is the company) Friday, July 8th 5:00 pm: Welcome Party at the Tournament Fields Saturday, July 29th 8:00 am: Captain's Meeting at the Main Tent; Old Boys' Breakfast Saturday, July 29th 9:00 am: Pitch A Tent 7’s Tournament Saturday, July 29th 4:00 pm: Post-Tournament Social Saturday, July 29th 6:00 pm: Rugby Olympics
Lodging All participants should plan to camp (RV’s & campers are welcome) at the tournament site on Friday & Saturday. The tournament site will house 6 fields, a HUGE camping area, large swimming pond, showers, & stage. Within a 5-min drive of the tournament site is Walmart, gas stations, several fast food restaurants, etc. No pets, camp fires, fireworks, or weapons are allowed at the tournament site. The camp site is open to setup camp anytime after noon on Thursday.
Thursday Night Pre-Welcome Party While the official tournament welcome party is Friday night at the tournament site, Nooga Rugby 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 trip. The party will start at our home bar, "Mike's Hole in the Wall" 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. Our best guess is that we'll start there and after a few hours we'll 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 27th from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am Where: Mike's Hole in the Wall (538 Cherokee Blvd)
Lodging: Plan to stay downtown Chattanooga Best Price - Days Inn Rivergate Convention Center (corner of MLK & Carter) Best Location - DoubleTree, Hampton Inn (4th & Chestnut), or Hilton Garden Inn
Friday Whitewater Rafting River: Ocoee River Rafting Company: Raft 1 (www.raft1.com) Cost: $35 (must mention rugby) Morning Trip: 10:00 AM EST Afternoon Trip: 1:15 PM (if needed)
• Wake-up alarm will be at 8:00 am (if you’ve been here before, you know what we mean) • Captain’s meeting held at the tournament scoreboard by the tourney fields at 8:30 am • Tournament starts at 9:00 am • Tournament will end at approximately 5:00 pm
Trophies will be awarded for tournament placers, best costume theme, farthest traveled, best party team, &……back by popular demand, the “That Guy” and “That Girl” awards. "Medals" will be presented to all 1st place finishers for the Rugby Olympics in both a men's & women's division.
Directions: 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)