Following on last year’s initiative the Aspen Rugby Club has decided to offer a $5000 purse to each of the winners of the Men’s Open Division and the Men’s Master’s. While the tournament is still strictly amateur in every other respect, the money is being offered to the winning teams’ to help them in their travel expenses coming to Aspen and in their social activities while they are here.
Last year The Dark and Stormy Misfits, a select side sponsored by Gosling’s rum won the Masters’ competition, while the Gentlemen of the Aspen Rugby club took home the purse in the Men’s Open division.The Aspen rugby club would like to in the future offer a purse to the Women’s division(s) as that side of the tournament grows.
The prize money will be awarded at the award ceremonies on Sunday at the conclusion of the Men’s Open final. Checks will be written to teams only.