Middlesex 7s Festival Competitions
|Middlesex Open 7s Cup*||Club and open teams (recommended league levels 3, 4 and 5)|
|Middlesex Women’s Open 7s Cup*||Senior club and student teams and open teams|
|Middlesex Club 7s Cup||Club teams playing at league level 5 and below|
|Middlesex 7s Vase||Club teams playing at league levels 9 and below|
|Middlesex Social & Merit 7s||Club and open teams playing at Merit level|
|Middlesex 7s Women’s Vase||Emerging women’s club teams and student teams|
|Middlesex Super BUCS 7s||Super BUCS league university teams|
|Middlesex Student Men’s 7s||Men’s student teams below Super BUCS level|
|Middlesex 02 Touch Rugby Cup||Teams playing mixed touch rugby|
* Denotes qualifier for RFU National 24/sevens series
Competition Formats & Qualification Criteria
Middlesex 7s Open Cup* Introduced to the Middlesex 7s format last year, the Open Cup allows open teams to compete alongside traditional club teams in pool rounds with the pool winners progressing to knock out finals. The winner will qualify for the Tier 1 RFU 24/sevens Series . The competition is recommended for teams playing at league levels 3, 4 and 5.
Middlesex Women’s 7s Open Cup* For all senior women’s club and open teams, and women’s university teams. The winner will receive the Flynn Rose Bowl and qualify for the RFU 24/sevens Women’s Cup Competition.
Middlesex Club 7s Cup This competition for bona-fide club teams forms the core of the traditional Middlesex 7s and is designed to ensure that all competing clubs get as many games as possible, with the winners, runners-up and third placed teams in each pool progressing to knock-out rounds of the Cup, Bowl and Plate respectively. This competition is recommended for teams playing at League Level 5 and below. Clubs playing at Merit Table level may also enter.
1st placed pool clubs to play off for the Derek Mann Cup
2nd placed pool clubs to play for the Plate Trophy
3rd placed pool clubs to play off for the Bowl Trophy
Middlesex 7s Vase A tiered competition for clubs playing at league level 9 and below. Pool round winners will play off for the Vase Trophy and 2nd placed pool clubs will play for the Jug Trophy.
Clubs who are eligible to enter the Vase Competition but wish to play at a higher level may enter the Cup Competition.
Please note: Student and non-league teams may enter the Cup Competition but will not be eligible to enter the Vase Competition.
Middlesex Social & Merit 7s For all clubs playing at Merit Table level, and to open / social teams of a similar level. Pool rounds will be played, with the pool winners playing for the Carnival Cup.
Middlesex Super BUCS 7s For university teams qualifying for the Super BUCS League and will be played as a single “round robin” pool competition to win the Super BUCS 7s Trophy.
Middlesex Student Men’s 7s Student teams from across the county and beyond who are playing below Super BUCS level are invited to enter this competition which is run in two pools, followed by knock out rounds.
Middlesex Emerging Women’s 7s For all junior and emerging women’s club and student teams. Winner will receive the Women’s Vase Trophy.
Middlesex 02 Touch Rugby Tournament This is a mixed six-a-side competition and each team may have up to 12 players registered in their team. A minimum of two female players must be on the pitch at all times throughout the competition. If a team has more than four England NTS, CTS, national representatives or London Superleague players, then it must play with three women on the pitch at all times. The tournament will follow a ‘round robin’ pool competition with the Cup and Plate Trophies up for grabs.
* Denotes qualifier for the RFU National Community Rugby 24/sevens series to be played on 8th July 2017