September Update

Dear Team Managers
If you haven’t received our invitation letter and other forms please email me as soon as possible so I can send again.
A timely update as we have just over 50 days to the Tournament. Thanks to those teams who have paid their entry fees and sent in their registration forms, to the rest of the team managers get your entry fee & registration form in this week as Teams are clamouring to enter. Team Entries close on September 30th
Teams entered as at 18/09/2017 are as follows:
Men’s:
1 Thai National Development Team THA
2 Thai Air Force THA
3 Thai Barbarians THA
4 Thai Navy THA
5 Wiss the Mama or Pacific Warriors ESP/NZ
6 Olymp KZH
7 Hartlepool United UK
8 Asiasport Almaty KZH
Women’s
1 Chulalongkorn Uni THA
2 Vientiane Lions LAO
3 Kampuchea Balopp CAM
4 Thai Air Force THA
5 Vietnam National VN
6 Saigon Geckos VN
7 Bangkok University THA
8 Asiasport Almaty KZH
Note: Due to a change in the Singapore club competition dates the Singapore teams cannot attend. This has impacted 5 teams ☹ – Hopefully in 2018 they will return.

Asia/Social
1 Huma Vista THA
2 OBB THA
3 Thai Army THA
4 Lao Nagas LAO
5 Waverley RFC AU
6 Thammasart Uni THA
7 Chulalongkorn Uni THA
8 Dacre’s Demons THA

Under 18
1 Vajiravudh THA
2 Bangkok Lions THA
3 Thai Barbarians THA
4 Kings THA
5 Nak Suu THA
6 HARFA SL
7 French international school THA
8 Khun Sultim THA

Under 16
1 HARFA SL
2 Bangkok Lions TH
3 Kings TH
4 Vajiravudh TH
5 Khun Sultim THA
6 Nak Suu THA
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We would like to publish a draft draw as soon as possible after your confirmation. I know there are quite a few managers seeking approval and funding from their Unions and clubs so your perseverance is appreciated.
Hotel
We can confirm that this year’s Hotel is the Bangkok Lotus Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 33. We will be holding the welcome function here and all team manager packs etc will be issued from here.
For booking forms and special rates please click on the insert below
Transport
We are again in negotiations with the BTS Bangkok Skytrain to continue to use them as the primary transport to the playing fields at Bangkok Patana School.
Sponsors
You will notice below an increase in our numbers of sponsors. We acknowledge their generous and continuous support and please thank them when you see them at the tournament. We especially thank the major tournament sponsor Hart Innovations. Alby Pattison, the CEO of Hart Innovations, has not only been generous in his sponsorship but has been instrumental in ensuring his club team, Hartlepool United, is touring to Bangkok for their inaugural Bangkok International Rugby Sevens Tournament .
Publicity
Please send through a couple of photo’s, team logo and a couple of paragraphs about the make-up of your team for publicity on our Facebook page and Tournament magazine when sending through your team registration
Player Insurance
As many travel insurance companies do not cover playing rugby whilst on tour we recommend that all players get specific rugby insurance. Please encourage your players to get specific insurance. The Thai medical system is 100% user pays.
Whilst we do not specifically recommend any one insurance company a quick google search returned these 4 companies:
https://thaiexpatclub.com/sports-accident-insurance/

Rugby Insurance


http://www.totallysportsinsurance.co.uk/sports/rugby-player-insurance

Rugby


Youth Grades
We have established an Under 18 & Under 16 Boys grade. We are looking for 2 further Under 16 teams to complete these grades.
Catering
We welcome Tenderloins Sports Bar & Steakhouse as the caterers for 2017. Located very close to the Tournament Hotel they will provide our full range of food for the 2017 Bangkok International Rugby Sevens Tournament. Thanks to Barry and Crew.
Summary
If there is anything you are unsure of email me and I will get back to you quickly.