Archive for April, 2011

Six Pack – 9 April 2011

Posted: April 21, 2011 by kwheeler008 in Competitions
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A team of Guerillas, supplemented by a couple of Leopards and Hoodlum made their way to Edinburgh for the Six Pack tournament earlier this month. The sun was shining all day for a great introduction to competitive matches for three of our new players – Michelle, Mike and Euan.

The draw was tough, as expected, with the following results in the group stages:

Lost to Six Pack 2-6
Beat Glasgow Lions A
4-2 Lost Meerkats 1-4
Lost Scotland MXO 0-5
Beat Stirling 4-2
Beat Superhands Sinister 5-0

Strong performances against strong teams – we worked hard defensively kept the scores against us low. The Mixed Open team even had to resort to mooning Mark to try to get a score in, so a very happy captain after those results.

That earned us 4th place in our group and a place in the plate semi where we faced Superhands Dexter (points to anyone that can tell us the significance of their A & B team names – thanks to Ali Crozier for explaining this one!). Sadly this was the end of our run as they beat us 6-0.

The overall winners were the hosts, beating Scotland MXO in a drop-off in the cup final. Meerkats beat Superhands A in the Plate Final, so I think we can be quite pleased with our group performance!

The semi wasn’t the end of the day for us, however, as not only was it beer o’clock, but we also had the glory of the passing skills competition and the race for a case to come and I am pleased to report that the Guerillas excelled here. Even following a pint and a double gin, Jen still managed to come second in the women’s passing place – earning us a classy bottle of pink lambrini! Dave Vale (looking very comfortable in a Guerillas top once again) also managed the same in the men’s competion. Ross Taylor, who has recently decided to join us was the winner here – so we’ll be looking for a clean sweep next year!

Senga and Mark “volunteered” to represent us in the race for a case – sadly Senga was outrun, but Mr Tickle did us proud and (despite Superhand’s protestations) was the winner of the men’s race. He was delighted to declare himself the fastest man in Scottish touch, despite taking a knock in the first match which resulted in a swollen kidney and a trip to A&E….

Special mention to Michelle, who got the first score in our first match against Superhands. No mean feat – particularly as it was her first competitive match as a Guerilla. Mike also stepped up with two scores of his own.

A big thanks to Six Pack for organising a great day of touch, and to Dave, Ali and Christie for joining us. Also a big well done to the team, particularly our newbies for a strong performance. Here’s to the Aberdeen Spring Tournament in May!

Four go to Paris: Tournoi 100% Ladies

Posted: April 19, 2011 by guerillastrc in Competitions
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Four Guerillas girls will be part of a team heading to Paris this weekend to take part in an all womens touch tournament. The girls will make up part of a Scottish/Irish/French team playing against teams from Swizterland, England, Valencia, Paris, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Nice. With the forecast showing temperatures of around 26 ºC it’s looking like being a long day of touch in the sun.

The Guerillas girls will be teaming up with three Leopards, an Edinburgh Meerkat, a Glasgow Lion, plus some local assistance. This will be the second year this tournament has run, the inaugural one being won by London Galaxy. There are some videos of last year’s action on the Free Touch website.

Go Guerillas Girls!

Guerillas new playing shirts for 2011

Posted: April 12, 2011 by guerillastrc in Uncategorized

The designs for the new Guerillas playing shirts have been completed and the order is loaded, see design below. 50 red playing shirts, plus a set of black ‘away’ shirts have been ordered. Shirts are courtesy of our new sponsor, activitymix.

With a bit of a following wind we should hopefully have these in time for the Aberdeen spring tournament on Saturday 7th May. Huge thanks to Jenny for all her time in working with the supplier’s designer and pulling together the order requirements.

Six Pack Tournament Scores

Posted: April 9, 2011 by guerillastrc in Competitions
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Guerillas scores from today’s Six Pack tournament at Peffermill, Edinburgh

Lost to Six Pack 2-6 (Michelle’s first score in her first Guerillas game!)
Beat Glasgow Lions A 4-2
Lost Meerkats 1-4
Lost Scotland MXO 0-5
Beat Stirling 4-2
Beat Superhands B 5-0

Lost to Superhands A 0-6 in Plate semi-final.

Winners were the hosts, beating Scotland MXO in a drop-off in the cup final. Meerkats beat Superhands A in the Plate Final, so it was a tough group to be drawn in!

Additionally Mark Chiverton won the ‘race for the case’ and Jenny Davidson came runner-up in the women’s passing skill competition. Plus ‘honorary Guerilla’ Dave Vale was runner-up in the mens passing comp.

Six Pack for new look Guerillas

Posted: April 6, 2011 by guerillastrc in Competitions
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It will be a bit of a different looking Guerillas team taking part in the Six Pack tournament in Edinburgh this weekend. With almost all the club’s Scotland squad players passing up on the opportunity to make the 250 mile round trip for three weekends in a row there’s a chance for some of the club’s newer players to shine in what looks like a highly competitive arena.

Guerillas have been drawn in the same group as reigning STS champs and hosts Six Pack, 2009 STS winners Meerkats, the Glasgow Lions first team, one of the two Superhands teams and the always competitive Stirling.  Just to top that off we’ll also be playing against the Scotland Mixed open team as they continue their World Cup preparations. The club played the national team in Aberdeen last year and fought hard but lost the games 0-3 and 2-4.

So a baptism of fire for some of our new recruits. However with the expected high quality of organisation, pitches and refereeing it’s a great opportunity to play against some of the country’s top teams/players and for newer players to learn from some of our old hands. Check Twitter and this blog for updates on how the team gets on. There will likely be news and photos on the Six Pack FB page also.

Good luck team!

Six Pack on Facebook

Watch this space

Posted: April 1, 2011 by guerillastrc in Uncategorized

We’ve been working on something quite exciting recently at Guerillas HQ…more news to come soon…

We’ve had enough interest in the spring tournament on Saturday 7th May to register a second team. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this for a tournament early in the season and an indication of the growth in club numbers and the commitment of new players. Further good news is that with Mark coming runner-up in the Six Nations fantasy league this team entry comes free of charge! So well done Mark.

Still some spaces left for this tournament so if you haven’t already done so contact Senga to say you are available.