Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reach Rugby Club Octopus?

The tournament venue is Park Moleneind in Uden, home base of Rugby Club Octopus, the address is Aalstweg 3, 5401 ZR Uden. Uden can be reached with a 30-minute drive from Den Bosch, Eindhoven and Nijmegen and thus ideally situated to the border of Germany and Belgium.

Please check www.vananaarbeter.nl in advance taking notice of any roadworks during the summer months.

The closest airport is Eindhoven but Dusseldorf-Weeze is also close with + a 40-minute drive. The port of Calais is about a 4-hour drive, please contact us for travel options and advice.

What time is kick-off?

Subject to change for 2021 depending on team registrations and COVID-19 situation at that period of time.

Saturday 28th August:
KO Men 10:30
KO Women 11:00

Sunday 29th August
KO Benjamin's, Mini's & Cubs 09:30
KO Colts 13:00
KO Juniors 13:30

Please register your team at least 30 mins at the latest before KO at the secretary

How can I reach the secretary?

If for whatever reason you are running late please phone us on +31 (0)6-39225421.

What about the changing rooms and showers during Corona?

The changing rooms and showers may be used again. Teams will not have their own changing room allocated, we will distinguish between men and women. The basic measures must still be observed, such as the one-and-a-half-meter distance.

How much is the entry fee?

The entry fee for the senior competition on the Saturday is €250 per team. Upon registration € 100 will be returned in the form of tokens on the day of the tournament. UK teams please comtact me.

Entry fee for the youth tournament on the Sunday is € 75 / GBP 60 per team. The participation of your team will only be finalised once you have paid your entry fee. All registration fees are non-refundable. Please make sure you include the name of the team when making the payment.

Please transfer the registration costs to the following account:

RABOBANK
Uden, The Netherlands
Sports Association Octopus
NL94RABO 0151907250
SWIFTCODE: RABONL2U

What is the price of a token?

The price is €2 and you can purchase these all weekend at the secretary.

What about food & drinks?

We are fully licensed. On Saturday and Sunday, the outdoor bar and food court will have a variety of (non)alcoholic drinks and a selection of healthy food and snacks, fries, sandwiches, fruit, smoothies etc.

Although the tournament area is not enclosed it is not allowed to bring your own food and beverages. In order to keep up the high standard of services, facilities and referees we need we rely on the sale of food & drinks.

Can I join the BBQ on Saturday evening?

The 2021 edition will have no BBQ due to the COVID-19 situation.

We have a very good catering service hosting a BBQ for meat eaters and vegetarians. It is required to reserve this upfront, please contact us, the costs are € 15 per person.

What is the tournament format?

Friday evening, nothing planned for 2021
Saturday all senior games are played with 15 a-side and 12 minutes per half with a 1-minute break.
The tournament schedules can be followed live with 'MyTournament.info' and this link with schedules is posted the morning of the tournament.

Do you have tented accommodation?

The 2021 edition will have no tented accomodation due to the COVID-19 situation.

Yes, we do. The tents are booked predominantly by the senior teams for Friday and/ or Saturday. All what you will need to bring is a sleeping bag, toiletries and towels. All what you will need to bring is a sleeping bag, toiletries and towels. It is not allowed to bring your own tent with you due to safety and space. Sunday the youth tournament starts, and tents are situated around the main pitch, sleeping in will be hard.

TENT 1 NIGHT 2 NIGHTS
A - 10 persons € 150 € 200
B - 20 persons € 300 € 400
C - 30 persons € 450 € 600

Please be aware to book this way in advance as we need to plan for these arrangements during the summer holiday.

Is there a party on Saturday?

The 2021 edition will have no party as usual due to the safety of us all in COVID-19 times.

After the completion of the tournament, the trophy presentations and the BBQ you’ll have a chance to enjoy a pitch side party with a live band and excellent local DJ’s until 00:00. Free entrance and 18+ only.

Am I insured by the tournament?

No, the organisers have no liability whatsoever. We have a professional set-up with doctors and physios at the venue. Minor injuries, cuts and bruises can be treated immediately on site. In case of a serious injury that requires hospital treatment, you need to be insured. This is your own responsibility. You might be insured via your club or union.

To prove that you are insured in your country you must have a “European Health Insurance Card”. The cardholder will be treated in the same way and charged with the same patient fees as an insured person in the country he or she is visiting. You must apply for this card from your local health insurance agency well in advance.

A copy of your identity card will do as well. You will receive the invoice of the hospital at your home address and you can present it to your insurance company after having paid the invoice.

Can I purchase a mouth guard and other rugby gear?

A fully equipped rugby stand will be present to buy all your missing or faulty (protective) rugby gear, from boots to shirts, mouth guards and socks.

Still not convinced?

Have a look at this short video to give an impression: https://youtu.be/sEwcqRGxB9E

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