Barnard Cup + Times Cup De-Mystified

Bay win the Barnard Cup December 2016 (photo courtesy of ISN)

Bay win the Barnard Cup December 2016 (photo courtesy of ISN)

The Barnard Cup is contested between the Island Premier Division Men’s teams and involves a double round competition where teams will play each other TWICE. Teams that will play each other as part of the Rounsfell Cup Premier Men’s schedule will count towards the Barnard Cup competition, with a few extras added to ensure all of the Island teams will play each other twice.

The Times Cup is contested between the Island Division 1 Men’s teams and involves a single round competition where teams will play each other ONCE. The BC Premier Reserve schedule will count towards the Times Cup competition, with extra games added for those teams that are on the Island but do not participate in the BC Premier Reserve league.

The events on our website for the Senior Men’s games - which are shown on the Senior Men’s Schedule page - will be tagged to indicate whether the game being played is part of the Barnard Cup/Times Cup series.

Career Training + Apprenticeship Info

Sharlot Beatty from the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) will be coming to the club THIS THURSDAY, September 19th at 8:00 pm to offer skills/trades training and apprenticeship opportunities for any players aged 18-24.

These are serious opportunities that can and will help any Bays who are looking for career path and growth options.

Linger at the club after practice and the weekly meal if you are interested in learning more!

U14 BC team vs Washington

Well the boys are clearly still in one piece after what seemed like an eternity of tackling against a very polished Washington team last Saturday at the Chuckanut Bay Rugby field in Bellingham.

The BC team managed 3 tries on the day but the opposition more than tripled that effort. Nevertheless, it was a great experienced for those picked from far and wide to attend the BC camp in the first place, which was clearly intended to grow rugby around the province and each region had representation.

It’s tough not to argue that the BC champion Tide team should have represented the province given that the US team was so polished but heck that is politics and no good JBAA member would want to stir that pot!

Huddy huddy boys, next year!

Bay Boys Represent

Congratulations to Beau, Hudson, and Owen for being selected to the U14 BC team that will play against Washington State Saturday, August 10th in Bellingham. The weeklong selection camp was held at Brentwood College with eight other Victoria Tide members making the squad. The U14 Tide team trounced their opponents 262 points to 5 in the tournament to win the provincial title.

Shout out to Adam Greggie Bowker for making the BC U18 squad and to Ryan Boothroyd for making the U17 BC squad!

Huddy Huddy Boys!

Edgar Barlow: August 10, 1931 - July 01, 2019

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of one of our own, Bay Blue through and through, Ed Barlow. Please join us at a Celebration of Life for Ed at JBAA Clubhouse on August 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

From Lou Madley’s book “JBAA The First Hundred Years”, published in 1987, a profile about Ed:

Ed played rugby as a school boy and during his early years in the Navy. In the mid seventies one of his sons was playing for JBAA and this rekindled Ed’s interest in the game and developed into active support for the club.

In the 1981-82 season, he worked with Jim Hubbard looking after the second division side and the following season was club secretary and manager of the second division side. The season of 1983-84 saw Ed elected President of JBAA in addition to managing the first division side. In this, his thrid year as President, Ed played a major role, both administratively and physically, in the reconstruction of the JBAA clubhouse. Among his many activities with the club, he accompanied the team on its tour of New Zealand.

Lou goes on to describe Ed’s role as President of the club during the period of 1983 through to 1986 as:

… vital to the success of the centennial celebrations. He has steered the club successfully during a most difficult and onerous period of its history.

More information about Ed can be found in his obituary available here.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JBAA Junior Rugby Program.

Huddy Huddy.

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U14 Boys Tide win the PRCs

Congratulations to the U14 boys Tide team for completely dominating the division with 262 points to 5 in five games and winning the PRCs.

The level of play was just outstanding and JBAA is well represented with Beau, Owen, Brady, Matias, Hudson, Mitch and Daragh! This Saturday at noon they play an English touring team at the Westshore field. HH Bays!