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  • John Siner


We are excited to announce that the tournament dates for the 2021 Tropical 7sare now confirmed for 2-3 April 2021 at the Omni Championsgate Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. We will soon be opening team registration for the 2021 Tropical 7s. We will have an enhanced registration system this year, and are excited to announce our new partner Event Connect will be providing team management and accommodation booking services to all registered teams.


We understand the ongoing uncertainty around rugby’s ‘return to play’ may mean that some teams may be cautious of committing to next year’s tournament. We are therefore making a commitment now to all registered teams that registration fees will be fully refunded in full or applied to 2022 tournament in the event of the 2021 tournament being cancelled. We are also working with our accommodation and other service providers to minimise costs in case of cancellation.  Teams registering for the 2021 tournament can withdraw their entry without penalty for any reason before 31 December 2020. Team cancellations after this date will be refunded in line with our usual terms and conditions (link).  For those teams that have already opted to roll over their entry from 2020 to 2021, entries will need to be confirmed by 31st December 2020 to guarantee their place in next year’s tournament - please see our refund statement from 16th March:  


As tournament organisers, the safety of all our participants remains our utmost priority and we are committed to putting in place the appropriate health and safety measures to protect the welfare of all those attending the tournament.  This may include implementing COVID-specific protocols, policies and procedures as determined relevant by our sanctioning body, USA Rugby, and any directives as declared by the local municipality and health officials at the time of the tournament.  We also recommend teams refer to their own national/regional/local travel advisories. The latest travel information to the US can be found HERE.


We are deeply appreciative of the support we have received over recent months following the cancellation of our 2020 tournament -  The timing of the pandemic presented a very challenging and fast-moving situation but we believe our early and decisive action went some way in minimising participating teams’ financial losses.  We offered all 130+ registered teams a full refund or an opportunity to rollover their registration to 2021.  We were happy to see so many teams ready to commit to 2021, and were are especially grateful for those who contributed to the solidarity fund to help offset the irretrievable costs we faced as organizers. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding in what has been a difficult period for everyone in rugby.

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