Entries will continue to be accepted until July 13. No on-site registrations will be accepted.

Sport Info


Saturday, July 20, 2024

Schedules and brackets will be posted at the Registration Tent and copies will be included in registration packets. Please note that posted schedules and brackets are TENTATIVE and subject to change at the discretion of the tournament directors. We strongly suggest that you check the schedule for possible changes often.


Gans Creek Recreation Area
3100 E Gans Rd
Columbia MO

In case of bad weather or wet field conditions, the tournament will be moved to the Scott Boulevard Fields in Columbia


$250 prior to July 1
$300 from July 1 to deadline


Teams must check in at the registration tent between 8:00-9:00 am on Saturday, prior to the start of the tournament.

Each team must submit a roster form to the tournament director or at the registration tent prior to starting play.  All players MUST submit an individual waiver and provide an active CIPP registration number on the waiver.


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Register Online: Show-Me State Games Online Registration - Rugby


Register by Mail:  To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games entry form and mail it along with payment to:

Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211


Personal Code of Conduct

The Show Me State Games host’s teams and spectators with a varied degree of rugby experience, including a significant number of minors.  As such, we expect all participants and spectators to adhere to a basic code of conduct, so as not to endanger themselves or others, nor jeopardize the success and reputation of the tournament.

Some examples of proper conduct expected from all attendees include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Please do not change kit out in the open, as it is imperative that we maintain good relations with the public.   Either bring a tent to change in or use the available rest rooms.
  • Restrooms are available, so please use them (and not just for changing kit).
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the playing fields.
  • Garbage and recycling containers are provided. Make every effort to use them throughout the day, and do a final ‘sweep’ of your area when you are leaving the venue.
  • Rugby is a full-contact sport and on-field safety is the first responsibility of all players, coaches, referees and other participants.  Ensure that you and your teammates are familiar with and practice safe rugby technique at all times.

Eligibility & Roster

Rosters will be limited to 12 players.

High School  ( U-19 ) players must be under 19 years of age. Age determined as of 22 July, 2017.

Each team must submit a roster/waiver form to the tournament director  or at the registration tent prior to starting play.  All players MUST provide an active CIPP registration number on the roster/waiver.

A player may only play for one team and playing of an individual that is not on the team roster will result in the forfeiture of that match.  A player sent off for any reason will be considered OUT of the tournament and not permitted to play for another team.

Venue & Format

Matches will be played every 20 minutes (i.e. 9:00, 9:20, 9:40, etc...) and will consist of two, 7-minute halves and a 2-minute half-time.  Teams more than 2 minutes late for a scheduled match will forfeit that match.

To provide appropriate competition for all participants, the tournament is organized into Divisions (Premiere, Club, Women’s and U-19 )  The teams in each division are then sorted into one or more brackets that will compete in Seeding Rounds (round-robin format) and Playoff Rounds. Each team will play a minimum of 5 matches in the Seeding Round (barring unforeseen forfeits).  The format of the Seeding Round and advancement to the Playoff Rounds is based on the total number of teams in the Division and will be displayed on-site during the event.

In the event of a tie during the Seeding Round, official Midwest RFU tie-breakers will be used in the following order: (i) Record, (ii) Head to head, (iii) Tries scored, (iv) Points scored, (v) Try differential, (vi) Point differential, (vii) Penalty kicks and (viii) Coin Toss.

In case of a tie in Playoff Rounds,  ‘sudden death’ overtime will determine the winner. Sudden death periods will be 5 minutes in duration with a 1-minute break. These periods will continue until a team scores.

Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
RU001Rugby - Men's Open
RU002Rugby - Women's Open
RU003Rugby - High School Boys
RU004Rugby - High School Girls