2018 Touch My Brum Winners

The winners for touch My Brum 2018 are
Calthorpe Cup – Team Ginderella
Beorma Shield – Loving Life
Eden tankard – Leeds Hunters

A full breakdown of scores will be given in the next few days

Plan is now disco nap, then off to Eden, Birmingham who have the amazingly fabululous and talented La Voix on stage this evening.

Morning Results

The morning results table is below

TeamPlayedPointsMatch Points
Berkshire Unicorns4617
Birmingham Bulls4825
Bristol Bisons4412
Cardiff and Baba4311
Chester Centurions400
Leeds Hunters429
Loving Life4411
Northampton Outlaws4723
Renegades A4818
Renegades B424
Sheffield Vulcans405
Shuttlerush Jaguars405
Shuttlerush Panthers429
Spartan Arrows439
Spartan Pistons448
Spartan Shooters4514
Swansea Vikings4410
Team Ginderella4835
Team Trunter455

Group schedules now online

Not long to go now until the start of Touch My Brum 2018.

Registration is at Eden (Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB) this evening from 9pm. Then the tournament starts at 10.00am tomorrow.

The group schedules are now up on the website, and will be updated as the tournament progresses.

For those still travelling down, have a safe trip, and we’ll see you this evening or tomorrow.

Announcement of Groups

All teams will be split into groups for morning play on Saturday – playing every team in your group once with all results fed into the overall league to determine tiers for knockout play in the afternoon.

Teams were randomly drawn to create the groups, which we can now announce below (NB: if you have registered as an individual player/Barbarian and we have not already contacted you, we have assigned you to the Cardiff Lions, who needed extra players).

Group 1

Spartan Pistons
Renegades A
Shuttlerush Panthers
Chester Centurions
Berkshire Unicorns

Group 2

Spartan Arrows
Bristol Bisons
Swansea Vikings
Leeds Hunters
Northampton Outlaws

Group 3

Spartan Shooters
Birmingham Bulls
Renegades B
Team Trunter
Sheffield Vulcans

Group 4

Cardiff Lions
Shuttlerush Jaguars
Team Ginderella
Loving Life

Tournament Structure

We have 19 squads registered this year with over 200 players competing for our three titles. This is how the day will be set up:

Morning play

First matches kick off at 10am. Teams will be split into four groups (three groups of 5 teams and one group of 4 teams), where all teams will play each other once, for four games per team (three games per team in the smaller group). The smaller group will have an extra result added which will be calculated from an average of their other three results. All results will be fed into one big league, to determine overall standings. After morning play has finished the top 7 teams in the league will progress to the top tier (Calthorpe Cup), the next 6 teams will progress to the second tier (Beorma Shield) and the last 6 teams will progress to the third tier (Eden Tankard) for afternoon play.

Afternoon play

  • Calthorpe Cup – Play will follow a traditional knockout route with a quarter-final, semi-final and final. One team (determined by random draw) will receive a bye through the quarter final
  • Beorma Shield – All teams will play a quarter-final match. The winning three teams will then all play each other once in a mini-league to determine the winner of the tier
  • Eden Tankard – Same as Beorma Shield

This means that the lowest number of games a team will play on the day is 4, and the maximum is 7, with most teams playing at least 5

Registration Extension

Registration for Touch My Brum was due to close today, however we have had a few teams asking for registration to stay open a little bit longer.

So we will be closing registration at 23:59 on Sunday. We do have an invoice option available to make it easier for teams to enter.

There is no upper limit on age, and no restrictions on sexuality, gender, or experience. If you don’t want to play Touch (forwards, we’re looking at you) we do have some volunteering opportunities available.

Register here – buy tickets

If you have any questions, then please do get in touch – secretary@birminghambullsrfc.com

What’s happening

Just before we jet off for the weekend to Bingham Cup, there are few updates for Touch My Brum.

Changes to tickets.

Our ticketing provider (Ticket Tailor) have added some new features for group tickets.  If you have purchased a group ticket, you will now get individual tickets for each attendees. This should make it easier for people arriving at different times. You may get updated tickets sent over the weekend, so do not panic.

Accessibility Statement Updated

We have updated the Accessibility Statement . If you have any queries that are not answered here, then please do get in touch.

It’s getting real

Someones garage is starting to look like TMB HQ as all of the equipment and supplies are starting to arrive.

Volunteers & Referees

We’ve still got room for volunteers and referees on the day to help with the running of the tournament. If you are interested get in touch.

.Tickets

Tickets are on sale now, following the Registration menu above.

 

Registration Now Open

Registration for this year’s Touch My Brum tournament is now open. (link to registration page).

Held on Saturday 21 July 2018 this promises to be a great tournament. Last year saw over 20 teams from all over the UK (and beyond) compete for one of the three prizes.

We’ll add more information to the site as we go  along, so keep popping back. In the meantime you can keep up with what is happening by following us on Twitter – @TouchMyBrum and also Instagram @TouchMyBrum.