TOC 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2016 TOC will be canceled.  This will be a one time event.  We hope to see you in 2017.  

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Brackets for 2015 TOC

Below are the brackets for the 2015 TOC.  These include start times.  First games are set to start at 9am!

The 7’s is a National Qualifier tournament

TOC 2015 Women’s 15s

TOC 2015 Men’s 7s

TOC 2015 Men’s 15s

Remember this is a NEW VENUE this year.  Please use map links in the post below this!!

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Tournament Venue information and directions


The tournament is NOT in DeKalb Illinois.  It is in Sleepy Hollow IL right near Dundee.  SOME MAPS show this as Dundee, so we linked the correct locations below


The tournament is going to be well attended.  Right now we have :

11 mens 15’s

9 mens 7’s

10 womens 15’s

BELOW ARE MAPS links and address’s

Here is a map link to the field Sabatino Park

Here is a map link Sleepy Hollow Elementary School THIS IS WHERE YOU PARK.

These links will work on all Apple devices.


898 Glen Oak Dr for parking

953 Willow Lane for field

Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118-1914

Look forward to seeing all of you.

NIU Rugby

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2015 TOC Information (updated 1-23-15)

Welcome to the 2015 Tournament of Champions. 

Updated 1-23-2015
DATE: April 11, 2015 

We have 3 brackets Men’s 15s, Women’s 15’s and College Men’s 7s. Our bracket will be pool play so everyone will have at least 3 matches. 15’s matches will be 20min halves and 7’s will be standard play.

The tournament will kick off at 9am CST. Check in starts at 8am CST. Every team must have each player sign the required waivers before they are allowed to play. Alcohol is NOT permitted on the tournament grounds. However, alcohol is available at the social.

Information will be updated ASAP. We’re still in the planning stages for much of the event.  

Registration Link above is live and PayPal links are also live.

The location of the tournament, brackets/participants, and details for the social are TBA.
Fee structure is similar to last year:  $300 for a 15s side, $150 for a 7s side.
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Bracket and Other Information for TOC 2014!

Welcome to the 2014 Tournament of Champions.
This year we will host the non-for-profit
We have 3 brackets Men’s 15s, Women’s 15’s and Men’s 7s  please see the attached bracket for start times of all the matches.  Our bracket will be pool play so everyone will have at least 3 matches.  15’s matches will be 20min halves and 7’s will be standard play.
The tournament will kick off at 9am CST. Check in starts at 8am CST at the information table located by the green wall next to field #1.  Every team must have each player sign the required waivers (see attached) before they are allowed to play.  Every player will receive a wrist band for the social that is across the street.  The wrist band will get access to the beer truck.  Alcohol is NOT permitted on the tournament grounds. However, alcohol is available at the social along with food. All proceeds will go to Save-a-Vet.
The social is walking distance from the tournament grounds (right across the street) extra parking is available here as well.
Credit cards can be used to purchase tournament gear, drinks and food.  We will also have the ability to give cash back.
The social will be open starting at Noon selling food and drinks. Drink specials will be available during the tournament.  Players will have free access to beer only AFTER the tournament until the kegs run dry.  Non players will be able to purchase wristbands.  A DJ will be playing all day and all night.
There will be a rugby vendor available on the tournament grounds and at the social.
Location of the tournament grounds:
940 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
Location of the Social:
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15’s Cost of $300 Extended Until 4/12!

the 15’s cost of $300 will not increase to $350 on 3/26 like originally planned for TOC on April 26th, 2014. Instead, we will give teams a slightly longer time period to pay the $300. After 4/12, the cost for 15’s will increase to $350. After 4/19,  registration will be officially CLOSED. Please submit payment at and register your team at

Men will have a 15’s and 7’s division, women will have 15’s only.

This promises to be an excellent weekend of rugby with a fun social afterwards! If you need hotel accommodations, we will be happy to provide you with contact information for nearby hotels.

This tournament is supporting veterans of our military and current military dogs through Save-A-Vet Foundation.  Representatives will be present at the tournament.

See you all at TOC!



Patrick Caulfield

NIU Men’s Rugby President


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TOC 2014 Information UPDATED

Tournament of Champions, April 26th – Save the date!

NIU Men’s Rugby is hosting its 11th Annual Tournament of Champions (T.O.C.) on Saturday, April 26th. However, 2014 will include one big twist… T.O.C. will have 15’s and 7’s divisions!
The 15’s divisions will consist of the following: men’s club, men’s college, and women’s division (open to any team). The 7’s divisions will be divided into men’s competitive (any team) and men’s open (any team).
​Until March 26th, the cost for any 15’s division will be $300! After March 26th, the price will rise to $350. The 7’s fees will remain at $100 for one side from a team, and $75 for each additional team. The entry fee ALSO covers drinks at the social! Normally that would be the best part, but it’s not. Some of the proceeds from this tournament go to the Save-A-Vet foundation, benefitting military working dogs and disabled veterans! For more information, go to Save-A-Vet will also be holding a fundraiser during the tournament.
​If your club is interested in participating, please visit to complete payment, and to register your team. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
​If you are paying with check, you can send the payment to the address listed below. Also fill out the TOC Registration form listed above with your check number included.
​NIU Men’s Rugby
​1234 University Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

​In the meantime, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. E-mail Hope to see you all in the spring.

Patrick Caulfield
NIU Men’s Rugby President

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Teams, Social, Map, Facebook Page 2013

Revised TOC Bracket 2013

Join our Facebook page for TOC!


The social will be at Winner circle. There will be camping at Winner Circle just like last year.

Captains meeting will be at the rugby house 147 John Street at 9pm friday the 12th.

Below are teams and divisions.

Tournament of Champions 2013

College Men’s
Northern Illinois University
Lewis University
UW- Lacrosse
Illinois State University
Lake Forest University
Southern Illinois University
Elmhurst College
University of Illinois Chicago

IASCW Shamrocks
Northwest Woodsman
Chicago Blaze
Oconomowoc RFC
Chicago Roosters
Chicago Condors
Rockford Ravens
Illiana Misfits

Northern Illinois University
DePaul University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Chicago
Purdue University
Western Illinois University
Southern Illinois University
Chicago Sirens
County Will Morrigans
Illinois State University
Notre Dame University
Loyola University
Northwestern University
University of Illinois

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