Tournament Registration for high school teams is handled through USA Rugby. For reserving team rooms at Oregon State see Accomodations and Meals below and register using this link. For any other questions contact us.

If you're intersted in a possible U20 competition please email

To register for the 7/8th Grade Boys Tournament use the Paypal Link below.

Boys Grades 7 and 8 Team Name
Coach Name and Email

College Fair Registration

College representatives interested in attending the GNC should register using this link. The registration fee is $100 and includes participation in the College Fair Friday night, tournament entry both days with the ability to set up a tent/table on-site, player recruiting packet, and access to HiPER via USA Rugby. Using that link you can submit payment via PayPal or Credit Card.

Accomodations and Meals

Rugby Oregon is partnering with Oregon State University to provide campus housing for all participating GNC student-athletes at a reduced rate as well as rooms for two coaches per team at NO expense. OSU is located minutes from the tournament fields. All player rooms are double occupancy. The cost is $18.50/person/night.

Breakfast is available on Friday and Saturday morning in the Marketplace West and McNary Dining Halls. The cost is $7/person and these are all you can eat prices. If you are planning to arrive early or stay later please speak with Dawn about meal options on campus.

In addition we have arranged for a traditional team social on Friday night with a massive all you can eat BBQ buffet. The cost is $11.95/person.

To arrange for rooms and meals contact use this link.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Oregon State at or (541)737-9195.

Accomodations for Parents and others

Information on local hotel options will be posted soon.

Registration FAQ

What is the tournament fee?
Tournament fees are $450 per team for all USA Rugby RCTs, registration for teams will close June 1, 2017. The fees are the same for both 9/10 grade and 11/12 grade teams.

Who is eligible to play on an 11/12 grade team?
Player eligibility is determined by school grade. This tier is comprised of only students enrolled as a Junior (11th grade) or Senior (12th grade) in high school for the 2016-2017 school year, and were 18 or younger on September 1st of the 2016-2017 school year. No college or adult players allowed.

Who is eligible to play on a 9/10 grade team?
Player eligibility is determined by school grade. This tier is comprised of only students enrolled as a Freshmen (9th grade) or Sophomore (10th grade) in high school for the 2016-2017 school year. 8th graders or "rising 9th graders" are not permitted to participate in the 9/10 grade tier.

Who is eligible to play on a 7/8 grade team?
Player eligibility is determined by school grade. This tier is comprised of only students enrolled in 7th or 8th grade for the 2016-2017 school year AND who were 12 or 13 years old as of September 1, 2016

Will any player eligibility exceptions be granted?
Player exceptions will be granted on a very limited basis for the 2017 RCT's. If you have a player you would like to have play up a tier (e.g. 10th grade player to play on the 11/12 grade team) please review the exception requirements and complete the request form.

I'm trying to register but it wants me to create an account, do I have to do this?
No, you do not need to register with Sports Engine to sign up for an RCT. There will be an option to "Continue as a guest", please click this link and you will be able to register your team without trouble.

I'm having issues registering, who should I contact?
For registration issues contact AALLEN@USARUGBY.ORG For all other questions contact

Check In


Player check-in will be conducted on Thursday, June 22 at Oregon State University from 3pm to 8pm.

Teams should have the following items organized in a binder and available at check-in. A second copy of all waivers must be provided to the Tournament at check-in.

  • Printout of roster, in alphabetical order and including USA Rugby Membership numbers. USA Rugby has created a standard RCT Roster Template.
  • If a team is an all-star or motley side, registration numbers should be checked and verified for active registration by USA Rugby two weeks prior to the Great Northwest Challenge. Contact Alicia Allen at AALLEN@USARUGBY.ORG to submit rosters. Teams who do not comply will be ineligible for participation as USA Rugby cannot provide proper insurance coverage without ample time to ensure compliance.
  • Participation waivers for all participating athletes, including proper signatures, dates, etc. Waivers include:
    USA Participation Waiver
    Medical Authorization Form
    and Event Media Release Agreement.
    High School athletes who are under 15 at the time of the tournament must also submit properly signed U-15 waivers.
    If a player is under 18, their parent/guardian must have signed the waivers.
    Waivers should be in alphabetical order and are kept by the tournament; teams should have a duplicate for each player.
  • Players must show a current High School ID card from the 2016-17 school year at check-in. This does NOT apply to Grades 7/8 teams.
  • Coaches should have government issued Photo ID.


Upon arrival for check-in the coach or team manager should hand their binder to the event manager or the event managers designee. The coaches and managers should be checked in first, with registration numbers submitted and active registration status verified (registration verification can be done in advance).

Players should line up alphabetically and present their IDs for check in. The event manager will then review the players waiver to make sure it has been filled out properly, ensure that the photo ID presented reasonably matches the corresponding player, and check the players name next to the roster to confirm that the player has been checked in.

Waivers are kept by the tournament and held for a minimum of 3 years. Players and teams should not turn in their only copy participation waivers, as teams should have a copy of their players participation waivers at all times (so have 2 copies).

Any player that is missing from check-in must be noted as unavailable for participation in the event until he/she is checked in. The event manager should inform the coach and/or team manager of this before check-in is over. After players have checked in, teams should provide individual match rosters to the referees with player names/numbers to ensure full compliance is adhered to.

Great Northwest Challenge.



The Great Northwest Challenge is a USA Rugby Regional Cup Tournament that is part of USA Rugby's High Performance Pathway. The tournament is a selection vehicle for the USA All-American teams and offers an opportunity for college recruiters and players to connect.

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