From the Scottish Rugby Website:

Friday, 26 March 2010

A new breed of rugby sevens tournament has emerged over the past decade.

While traditionally tournament participation would follow an ‘invite only’ format, the sport’s growing popularity has led to an increased demand for ‘open’ events that permit anyone to apply for entry.

The Braidholm 7s, based at the home of GHA Rugby Club in Glasgow, has been introduced to the rugby calendar with the ambition of becoming Scotland’s premier open tournament.

Events that operate an open category, like the Bournemouth 7s and the Manchester Rugby 7s, have seen applications soar in recent seasons.

Outwith the club game, a number of specialised sevens teams have appeared – from corporate-sponsored invitational sides to bands of friends who get together for a few tournaments every summer.

This burgeoning appetite for the game has seen the largest open tournaments develop an almost music festival like reputation, with teams and spectators flocking from far and wide.

Braidholm provides the ideal location for a rugby sevens festival – a large, modern clubhouse, spacious playing fields with plenty of room for spectators, including a stand, ample parking, and good transport links.

Tournament organiser, Rangi Jericevich, said: “We want to create an event that adds an exciting new flavour to the Scottish sevens circuit.

“With our open invite we hope to attract a good mix of clubs and teams from a variety of backgrounds, playing some competitive rugby while enjoying the hospitality and festival atmosphere.

“We’ve got a variety of things happening on the day, and we’ve also organised what will be a fantastic after-party held at The Arches, Glasgow’s iconic club and music venue.”

The Braidholm 7s takes place on Saturday 8 May at GHA Rugby Club, Braidholm Road, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6EB.

There are still a few places left for those who wish to enter a team. More details on the event along with how to enter can be found on the tournament website or you can email any enquiries to [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


* The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s is the eighth and final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. It will be held at Murrayfield on 29 and 30 May 2010.
* Tickets are available to by logging onto by calling the 24-hour Ticket Hotline – 0844 335 3933 or in person from the Murrayfield Ticket Centre, Gate A, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh (open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).
* Rugby Sevens will be one of the showpiece events of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ticket prices
* Adult one day advance ticket – £15 (£20 on the day)
* One day student and under-18 – £10 and £5
* Senior citizen one day – £10
* Family one day advance ticket – £35 (two adults & two children)
All tickets are ANY DAY tickets – valid for either day of the event

The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s is one of two major events at Murrayfield in the month of May
* Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May: Rugby League’s Magic Weekend
* Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May: Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s

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