HSBC Canada Sevens tournament in Vancouver takes top spot on the 2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Rugby Canada and the Canada Sevens Organizing Committee announced today that the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament, hosted annually in Vancouver at BC Place, received the highest ranking on the 10-stop tour of the 2018 HSBC Men’s Sevens Series.  In only its third year on the Series, the Vancouver tournament found itself the recipient of the Series’ annual “Tournament Award.”

Rankings are based on input from players and team managers from all 16 competing nations, and broken into 9 categories.  The Vancouver tournaments’ overall victory was the result of having the highest category score in five of the nine categories that span elements of player welfare, including travel, training facilities, liaison officers, and medical support.

“We are thrilled to have received this award, which is the result of a dedicated team working with strong and committed partners that are allowing us to deliver a world-class event year over year,” said Jamie Levchuk, Managing Director for Rugby Canada events.  “As we head into our fourth year of hosting, we’ll continue to push for the delivery of a world-leading experience for not only the players on the pitch, but also for the exceptional fans who have played a huge role in putting this tournament on the map, and making the Canada Sevens weekend an experience that simply can’t be missed.”

The 2019 HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver will take place on March 9th and 10th at BC Place Stadium. To date, only General Admission tournament passes remain, and with the first day of competition selling out last year, fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early by visiting Canadasevens.com.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action, including the Dubai Sevens this weekend, can be found at cbcsports.ca.  For the full television and live-stream broadcast schedule, visithttps://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast.

About HSBC Canada Sevens:
HSBC Canada Sevens is a two-day indoor rugby sevens tournament, hosted March 9–10, 2019 at the world-class BC Place Stadium, host venue to Canada’s most prestigious events, featuring 16 of the world’s top men’s sevens teams. HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver is the sixth stop in a 10-stop world tour as part of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Sevens rugby, a fast-paced and shorter version of traditional rugby with only seven players per side, has built a huge international audience through the success of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which attracts large audiences in markets around the world. The 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicked off November 29th in Dubai, and the full ten-stop tour schedule of the 2019 Series can be found at www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/calendar.

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For more information on the 2019 HSBC Canada Sevens tournament please email media@canadasevens.com