With just 10 days to go until the 2019 RF Group Rugby Americas North Sevens kicks off in George Town, Cayman Islands, tournament organizers announced the official schedule.
A total of 42 matches will be played over the weekend on July 6th and 7th at the 3,000 seat Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The tournament gets underway with Mexico Women taking on St. Lucia at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, with the Final match being the Men’s Cup Final at 5:14 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
For the Men’s competition, the tournament serves as a regional qualification event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 to take place July 24 through August 9, 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Men’s tournament sees the eight teams split into two pools of four, and each nation will play the other members of their pool on the Saturday, receiving three points for a win, zero for a loss and one for a draw. At the end of day one, the pools will be ranked one to four based on points accumulated and then crossover in Sunday’s quarter-finals based on 1 v 4 and 2 v 3. Similar to a World Series event, Sunday will see a knock-out format through to the semi-finals and finals.
Bermuda are in Pool A and will take on Canada, Mexico and Barbados.
The Women’s competition sees a round-robin format where each country will play the other five throughout Saturday and into Sunday afternoon, with teams receiving three points for a win, zero for a loss and one for a draw. At the end of the round-robin, the teams will be ranked 1 through six and the top two will compete in the cup final, the next two will face off in the 3rd/4th match and the final two in the 5th/6th game.
Bermuda Women’s Matches
10:44am - Jamaica v Bermuda
12:56pm - Mexico v Bermuda
3:52pm - Bahamas v Bermuda
Bermuda Men’s Matches
11:28pm - Bermuda v Mexico
2:02pm - Bermuda v Barbados
4.36pm- Canada v Bermuda