Posts Tagged ‘tournaments’

New Guerillas strips unveiled

Posted: July 16, 2014 by guerillastrc in Competitions, strips, STS
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Saturday 12th July saw the annual Aberdeen leg of the Scottish Touch Series take place at Woodside Sports Complex with 18 teams from around Scotland competing. The final saw Six Pack beat Hoodlums to claim the cup but the biggest event of the day was undoubtedly the grand reveal of the new Guerillas ‘home’ strips.

Guerillas are currently training on Monday evenings and the Aberdeen autumn league starts on Wednesday 30th July.



The Guerillas first team resplendent in their new strips


The luxury players pose from the sub box while the other set of six get on with winning the game


Guerillas camping it up at Stirling STS

Posted: June 8, 2011 by guerillastrc in Competitions
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Our report on the Guerillas trip to Stirling for the first of the 2011 STS events comes courtesy of Duncan Smart…

I’d like to start by staying a massive congratulations to everyone who came down to Stirling at the weekend, and led activitymix Guerillas to one of their best ever ‘away’ Scottish Touch Series results. A big pat on the back also to Stuart and Nick who played for Hoodlums and helped them win some silverware. Of course it’s always good to see any Aberdeen teams performing well but the fact they beat Leopards in the final didn’t do our ATS campaign any harm!

Anyway, to the action…
We started off in a group with Flossie Possie (aka Stirling B), Hammertime (from Glasgow) and Superhands (Edinburgh), who we seem to be drawn with in every tournament. Historically we have gotten off to a pretty slow start in some of the one day tournaments, but thankfully not this time. We hit the ground running, and rattled up a convincing 7-1 victory, with scores from Scuba (3), Ross (2), Mon and Dave.

Guerillas kick off vs home side Flossie Possie


Busy week for Guerillas

Posted: June 1, 2011 by guerillastrc in Competitions, League
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Wednesday 1st June sees the start of the mens(/womens) league in Aberdeen and will be a busy week of games for the Guerillas. With our mens team joining the three mixed teams in action this means as a club we’ll be playing 8 games of touch this Wednesday night and covering 5 referee allocations. In total 40 players are expected to pull on a Guerillas shirt this evening, which will be a new record for the club.

For the mixed teams this week’s games are all at the cup pool stages. Teams are organised into 4 pools of 6 and placings in each pool will decide which of the knock-out events each team ends up in. So a chance to play games against some teams that we wouldn’t normally come up against. Our mens team face one of the the womens ‘all star’ teams and also perennial rivals for the title Aberdeenshire RFC Blokes. Here’s hoping the campaign for a ninth successive title gets off to a good start.

After the league and cup games are completed thoughts will turn to the weekend when a squad of 14 will head to Stirling for the 1st of the 4 Scottish Touch Series (STS) events. Guerillas finished 4th in this series last year, one place higher than in 2009. We know it will need a series of exceptional performances to stay top 5 yet again, as the standard of these events goes up each year. Some of our first choice players will be unavailable due to the Scotland Womens Open team taking part in a tournament in London at the same time as part of their Touch World Cup preparations. However with strength in depth we are confident others can step up. Stirling is also points scoring event 3 of 7 in the Aberdeen Touch Series (ATS) with Leopards, Hoodlums and Tigers all travelling from Aberdeen and looking to pick up valuable ATS points.

On Saturday 7th May two Guerillas teams gathered at Woodside for the Aberdeen Spring tournament. The activitymix Guerillas (the ‘A’ team) were looking to bag as many points as possible to add to our Aberdeen Touch Series (ATS) total and we also had enough players for a full second squad of activitymix Guerillas Killer Bees.

Of note for this event was the rise of the clubs, with half the teams taking part coming from just four clubs. Superhands and Leopards have been able to turn out two teams to a number of recent events. However this was also the first away tournament that Stirling Touch has sent two teams to and Guerillas registered two teams in a weekend tournament for the first time in some time.

The ‘A’ team’s first game was against Superhands Academy. The method by which Superhands split their players between their two teams is always a mystery,  although there was speculation that their constitution mandates a minimum number of French speakers in each team. As it was the Academy team featured some of the more experienced players as the spine of the team, along with some newer faces. (more…)

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!

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

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.