Albany Law Holds 28th Annual Watkins Rugby Tournament

4/17/2013 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

The Albany Law men's and women's rugby teams will hold the 28th Annual Memorial Watkins Tournament on Saturday, April 27, 2013, attracting teams from across New York state and New England, as well as a large crowd of student and alumni spectators.

Most games will be played at Christian Brothers Academy High School, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, with the championship games to be played at Albany Law School. See below for the full schedule.

On Saturday afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews will host a Meet & Greet with rugby alumni in the law school's courtyard. After the championship games, there will also be a dinner for rugby alumni and spouses at the German-American Club in Latham at 7:00 p.m. RSVP for the Meet & Greet at, and for the alumni dinner at

The Watkins Tournament opening ceremony will be held on Friday, April 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at McGeary’s Pub, 4 Clinton Square, Albany. Closing ceremonies will take place Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. at Duffy’s Lucky Charm, 766 Clinton Avenue, Albany.


Christian Brothers Academy High School

8:00 a.m.

Saratoga v. Hudson Valley (W)
Union v. RPI (W)
Siena v. Union (M)

9:00 a.m.

Albany Law v. Suffolk Law (M)
Cortland v. RPI (M)

9:15 a.m.

Albany Law v. Saratoga (W)

10:00 a.m.

Albany Law Alumni v. Suffolk Law (M)
Fredonia v. RPI (W)
Union v. Cortland (M)

11:00 a.m.

Albany Law v. Vermont Law (M)
Albany Law v. Union (F)
Hudson Valley v. Fredonia (F)

12:15 p.m.

Siena v. RPI (M)
Albany Law Alumni v. Vermont Law (M)
Women's Playoff 1

1:15 p.m.

Men's Playoff 1
Men's Playoff 2
Women's Playoff 2 

Albany Law School

4:00 p.m.

Women's Championship

5:00 p.m.

Men's Championship

Started in 1966, Albany Law rugby has a proud tradition and lasting legacy. Alumni continue to strengthen this legacy by also contributing to the Watkins Scholarship. In 1986, the law school was the beneficiary of a bequest from Professor William Watkins intended to fund a scholarship in his name, and the William M. Watkins Scholarship was initiated.