1st Annual Cherrybone Memorial Tournament
The Woodlands RFC held the 1st Annual Cherrybone Memorial Collegiate Tournament this weekend and it was a huge success. The tournament is so named in honor of former player and co-founder of the Woodlands RFC John Cherrybone and his son David Cherrybone. The Woodlands RFC provides two scholarships in the name of both men on a yearly basis, one to Sam Houston State and the other to Texas A&M University.
This years tournament included 6 teams: Texas A&M I & II, Sam Houston I & II, Baylor University and Texas State. The tournament is set up in a round robin format with no “championship” to be won. It is a great opportunity for the collegiate clubs to develop new players and patterns while in a competitive environment. There was a good balance between the teams and everyone walked away with something positive from the event.
TAMU I 15 – SHSU I 8
TSU 13 – Baylor 10
TAMU II 27 – Sam II 0
TSU 19 – SHSU I 12
TAMU I 53 – Baylor 0
TAMU II 13 – TSU 10
SHSU II 7 – Baylor 24
“The Woodlands RFC did a great job hosting the event at their home pitch located on the campus of Montgomery County Junior College. They served free food and drinks all day and had a selection committee handing out awards to individual players from each team for good sportsmanship and excellent play.” – TAMU Forwards Coach Johnny Smith
This will be an annual event to be held every September and The Woodlands RFC is looking to increase the size of the tournament next year.
Thank you to all of those who participated and made this event a good one.