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Uni sports course / FU Hochschulsport Sommersemester 2015

posted Apr 1, 2015, 2:30 AM by Touch Berlin

This summer semester, Touch Berlin cooperates with the FU Berlin to offer a university sports course, which runs from 23.04. to 16.07.2015 every Thursday from 18:00 to 19:30 at TIB, Columbiadamm 111! The uni sports course will be lead by Matthis.

If you are new to Touch (even if you're not a student in Berlin), this is a good opportunity to get to know the sport!

For more details and the inscriptions, please click on the following link: http://www.buchsys.de/fu-berlin/angebote/Sommersemster_2015/_Rugby__Touch_Rugby_.html

Start of the season 2015!

posted Apr 1, 2015, 2:20 AM by Touch Berlin   [ updated Apr 1, 2015, 2:21 AM ]

The season 2015 has started!

Our training times are:


Monday
18:00 - 18:30: fitness
18:30 - 19:30: skills
19:30 - until it gets dark: game

Thursday
18:00 - 19:30: Hochschulsport FU Berlin (inscribe here: http://www.buchsys.de/fu-berlin/angebote/Sommersemster_2015/_Rugby__Touch_Rugby_.html) and newbies
19:30 - until it gets dark: game / 4x4 league

Saturday
12:00 - 13:00: training
13:00: social touch
followed by barbecue

Our training fields are at:

TIB
Columbiadamm 111
10965 Berlin

Bus 104 "Friedhöfe Columbiadamm"


Capital Cup 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 8:06 AM by Touch Berlin


Capital Cup May 17th 2014

Save the date!
Touch Rugby Berlin’s tournament. One of the biggest in Europe
• Where and when: TIB, Coumbiadamm 111, Berlin, 17/05/2014
• Format: Mixed
• Cost: €25 per player (lunch and snacks included in the price)
• Full time first aid officers in attendance the whole day
• Last year we had 16 teams from 7 different countries (Germany, Italy, Holland, UK, France, Switzerland and Austria)
• 15 full time refs, from level 5 to level 2
• Epic after party!

For more info, don’t hesitate to contact us at touchberlin@gmail.com
Only few spots left… hurry up!


Confirmed teams:
-Touch Berlin
-Touch München
-Touch Colonia
-Touch Berlin Bears BRC
-Cambridge Hornets
-Den Haag
-Courants d'R
-The Bandits
-Inglorious Basterds
-Touch Frankfurt
-Leprotti Torino
-Den Haag/Amsterdam
-Galaxy London
-The Monarchs
-Geezers

Turbo touch season 2012-2013

posted Jan 24, 2014, 7:56 AM by Touch Berlin

Unfortunately due to weather constraints over the Winter period we are unable to play TOUCH regularly in the evenings. We do however have regular access to an indoor sports hall in Schoeneberg on Wednesday evenings from 20:00 to 21:30 and in Kreuzberg on Tuesday evenings from 20:00 to 21:30. As the hall is much smaller than the standard sized playing field, we play a derivation of the rules, namely Turbo TOUCH, which is designed to be played in the space available. Go to the link below to see the addresses.

More info:  Turbo TOUCH (Winter) Click me to see addresses!


Capital Cup 2013 - Inglorious Basterds defend crown.

posted May 7, 2013, 5:01 AM by Touch Berlin   [ updated May 7, 2013, 6:25 AM ]

Blue skies, perfect weather and 16 teams from all over Europe graced this year's Capital Cup as defending champions The Inglorious Basterds won the 2013 Grand Final with a 5-1 victory over Courant d'R from Paris.

With the TiB fields booked on May 4, The Capital Cup was switched from Kreuzberg to Weissensee's Stadion Buschallee, home of Rugby Klub 03 Berlin, and more than 200 players, referees and supporters enjoyed a great day of sun-drenched touch.

Amsterdam's Den Dam produced a strong showing on the day in the mixed tournament, bouncing back from a heavy defeat to the Basterds in the semi-final to finish third with a 5-3 win over a lively Italian side from Verona.

In the end, TiB Red finished as the highest ranking German team as they beat Touch Munchen 6-1 in the 5th/6th-placed play-off, while Touch Frankfurt saw off TR Colognia 6-3 to finish ninth.

For the first time, the capital city supplied four teams as TiB fielded a Red and Black team, as well as a Barbarians team, while the newly-formed Berlin BRC also entered a side, which showed plenty of potential.

TiB Black finished 14th, losing 7-2 to London's Vorsprung durch Touch in their play-off, while Berlin BRC finished right behind in 15th, with Barbarians 16th and last as they fielded an all-male team.

"It was such a great day," said Berlin's Kai Lawrence, who helped man tournament control.

"All in all, I am really proud of all the Berlin teams, they smashed it!

"Even the guys who had only played a handful of touch games before their first tournament.

"This year's socials are gonna be great!"

In the long list of people to thank, TiB Berlin president Rob MacGregor, and his long-suffering wife Claudia, again pulled off a superb tournament having organised the venue, set-up, catering and draw, pretty much everything and did a heck of a lot of work behind the scenes.

Special mention to all the referees who made the trip to Berlin, under the tutorage of European Director of Referees Derek Fisher, and without the guys and girls in the middle, there would have been no tournament.

Also thanks to TiB Black's Julian Boyce, the owner of Kreuzberg's famous Santa Maria Mexican diner, who supplied the after-tournament catering.

Finally, a big thanks to chef Rod Leise, who helped provide the delicious pasta lunch and Anzac biscuits for every team, as well as Mark Hansen for organising the after-tournament party and Denis Soubrier as another who falls into the "did a heck of a lot of work behind the scenes" category. Merci, Denis!


Outdoor training

posted Apr 22, 2013, 1:29 AM by Touch Berlin   [ updated Apr 24, 2013, 6:00 AM ]

The summer season has started so get on down to the fields. Training times and days are below:

  • Monday night separate female and male training at 6:00pm at TIB 
  • Thursday night Mixed touch at 6:00pm time at TIB
  • Saturday social games and BBQ at 12:00 at TIB. 

Indoor Touch tournament

posted Apr 22, 2013, 1:18 AM by Touch Berlin


Touch moved indoors in mid-March when Touch Berlin took on the newly-formed TU Berlin Touch group in a five-way tournament.
In a round-robin tournament over three hours, TU Urban Warriors were the winners with the Touch Berlin Red finishing second.
The Lakers, a group of school kids led by Grade III referee Lars Sturm, came second while Touch Berlin black came fourth with the TU Untouchables finishing last.
The referees voted Merlin Grieb as the player of the tournament, while the best female player award went to Karoline Fischer, congratualtions to both.
With regular tournament days planned for all Touch players in Berlin this summer, the action will be continued out on the fields this summer to provide competition practice for those wanting to go to tournaments or to play for Germany with an eye on the 2014 European championships to be hosted by Wales in Cardiff.

Turbo TOUCH season is on!!

posted Nov 2, 2012, 2:21 AM by Touch Berlin   [ updated Nov 30, 2012, 12:03 AM ]


Unfortunately due to weather constraints over the Winter period we are unable to play TOUCH regularly in the evenings. We do however have regular access to an indoor sports hall in Schoeneberg on Wednesday evenings from 20:00 to 21:30 and in Kreuzberg on Tuesday evenings from 20:00 to 21:30. As the hall is much smaller than the standard sized playing field, we play a derivation of the rules, namely Turbo TOUCH, which is designed to be played in the space available. Go to the link below to see the addresses.

Back to School Social Extravaganza - Saturday, Sept 29, 2012 10:00am until 5:00pm

posted Sep 12, 2012, 6:51 AM by Touch Berlin   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 6:54 AM ]

The days are getting shorter, the weather colder and everyone is packing their bags because Uni is going back. This is reason to party and Touch Berlin has the answer for you, on the 29th we are holding an Open Hat Social Touch tournament, open to anyone who wants to come yes that means if Wessies want to come over and play they are more than welcome. 

To make this fun for everyone this is how it will work. 
People arrive at 10am and put there names into one of our designated hats (men, women, beginner). Teams of 9 will then be picked and this is your team for the day. 

Click attend on our Facebook Back to School Events page if you are going to be there. Depending on numbers we have a few options for lunch and refreshments. This will all come out once we have a good idea for numbers.

Berlin claim 2012 Bembel Cup! (Deutsch Version)

posted Sep 7, 2012, 8:43 AM by Touch Berlin

Touch Berlin hat nach einem 6-5 Final-Sieg über Lausanne den diesjährigen Bembel Cup an die Spree geholt. Die Hauptstädter sind mit einem erfahrenen Team nach Frankfurt gereist, was sich im Turnierverlauf als entscheidend erweisen sollte. Das Finale konnte danke einer herausragenden Leistung des früheren Touch Deutschland Präsidenten Rob McGregor (3 Versuche) knapp aber verdient gewonnen werden. Club Präsidenten Jordi Boltsch, für den dieses Turnier das letzte im Trikot der Hauptstädter war, steuerte zudem einige Assists sowie zwei Versuche bei.
Auf dem Weg ins Finale wurde Hamburg im ersten Spiel der Gruppenphase 9-2 geschlagen, bevor Erzrivale München in einer engen Partie 4-3 besiegt werden konnte. Die Newcomer aus Lausanne unterlagen dem Team von Robert McGregor 5-6, während die Gastgeber aus Frankfurt im letzten Gruppenspiel 5-3 besiegt wurden. Mit einem 5-2 Halbfinal-Sieg gegen das niederländische Team aus Den Haag wurde der Finaleinzug perfekt gemacht.
Nach dem Aufeinandertreffen in der Gruppenphase konnte das Team aus Laussane den Turniersieg der Berliner, trotz einer Leistungssteigerung, nicht verhindern.
Der Australier Nick Ward wurde für seine konstant hohen Leistungen über den gesamten Turnierverlauf als bester Spieler ausgezeichnet, während der ehemalige der Neuseeländer Chris Bisset durch seinen robusten Einsatz überzeugen konnte. Nationalspieler Russel Pillay gefiel zudem durch seine herausragende Übersicht und Spielintelligenz. "Es war wirklich ein toller Tag - wir hatten einen exzellenten Teamgeist. Besonders die weiblichen Teammitglieder haben sich nicht versteckt, sondern waren zur Stelle als die Mannschaft sie brauchte und haben mit ihren tollen Leistungen dazu beigetragen, Jordi den Abschied zu geben den er verdient hat." sagte das berliner Urgestein Kai Lawrence.
Nachdem sich München in diesem Jahr durch konstanten Leistungen über die ganze Saison die deutsche Meisterschaft sichern konnte, liegt es nun an Berlin den Bayern im nächsten Jahr diesen Title streitig zu machen.

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