The CanAm Rugby Tournament is pleased to be hosting the 3rd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the 42nd Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake.
Wheelchair rugby was developed in Canada in the 1970’s by athletes with quadriplegia, and after being presented as a demonstration sport at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, it made its debut as a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Search “Murderball” on YouTube to learn more about the sport. The sport is now practiced in more than 25 different countries and includes men and women on the same teams. Two teams of at least four players each compete for four periods of eight minutes each.
Marking its third year as part of the Can-Am Tournament, the Wheelchair Division is played at the developmental level and is open to players of all abilities/ratings. This year’s players hail from Canada (Montreal Maniacs & Quebec Nitros), New England (Northeast Passage Wildcats), and Western New York (WNY Wreckers).
This year’s games will be played at the Saranac Lake Civic Center (Ampersand Ave). The games will kick-off at 2 PM on Friday with the evening’s last game starting at 6:30 PM. St. Joseph’s ATC will also be serving dinner to players and staff during Friday evening’s games. Saturday’s games will begin at 10 AM and the championship game will start at 5:30 PM.
Come see for yourself the level of intensity, determination, and physical exertion displayed by these phenomenal players. This year St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers and Canterbury of New Zealand are sponsoring our Quad Division.
- 2:00pm: TEAM A vs. TEAM B
- 3:30pm: TEAM C vs. TEAM D
- 5:00pm: TEAM A vs. TEAM C
- 6:30pm: TEAM B vs. TEAM D
- 10:00am: TEAM C vs. TEAM B
- 11:30pm: TEAM A vs. TEAM D
- 1:00pm: 1st vs. 4th (Game #1)
- 2:30pm: 2nd vs. 3rd (Game #2)
- 4:00pm: Bronze Medal Game (Loser G1 vs. Loser G2)
- 5:30pm: Gold Medal Game (Winner G1 vs. Winner G2)