„Oktoberfest Sevens“ Rugby Tournament

The biggest one-day sevens tournament on mainland Europe with a long tradition

Date: September 21st, 2019

In 2019 the annual “Oktoberfest Sevens” Seven Rugby Tournament will take place on the first Oktoberfest Wiesn weekend. The Olympic version of rugby with only seven players per team on a normal rugby field is an ideal tournament format and extremely attractive for spectators: bell runs, hard tackles, many points and many games in quick succession – a game lasts just 2×7 minutes.

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For 41 years a big party – the Oktoberfest Sevens

This largest one-day Sevens tournament on the European mainland has a long tradition. Since its humble beginnings on 22.09.1979 with just four teams, the tournament has become an integral part of the tournament calendar. Today the tournament is organized for 32 participating teams. In the women’s relay up to twelve teams compete, in the men’s relay up to 24 teams.

What makes the tournament so special is that the city literally vibrates during the Oktoberfest season. Teams from all over the world celebrate the best sport in the world for one day. And after the tournament day, teams, fans and supporters have time to stroll across the Wiesn.

This year there will also be the best teams in the world to see. In the Olympic Stadium, in the immediate vicinity of our tournament, the #Pro Tournament of the Oktoberfest Sevens will be held on 21 and 22 September. Besides host Germany, top teams like Ireland, Australia, England and South Africa have already confirmed their participation. The highlight: We will play the finals of ladies and men in front of the big crowd in the Olympic Stadium.

We offer discounted tickets for all registered teams.

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The game is played in the morning in groups of four teams. In the women’s event, all participating teams will play a qualifying round in the afternoon, in the men’s event, a cup (“Cup”) and a consolation round (“Plate”) will be played. Thus, all teams can enjoy up to seven matches during the tournament day. 

The women’s and men’s finals will be played against the backdrop of the Oktoberfest Sevens Pro tournament in the neighbouring Olympic Stadium.

This year will again see a mix of ambitious club and university teams, together with social sides more focused on the fun and joy of our sport. We count many of the squads as being “regular customers“; some of the teams include players whose fathers already played the Oktoberfest Sevens during their active days. In addition to sides from Munich and surroundings, south Germany and the rest of the Federal Republic, this year’s roster will also field squads from Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Italy, England, South Africa and New Zealand.

Venue: „Zentrale Hochschul-Sportanlage – ZHS“ of the Technical University of Munich

Also this year, the tournament will take place on the grounds of the Central University Sports Facility (ZHS) of the Technical University of Munich. The ZHS offers ideal conditions and a perfect infrastructure. This applies both to the four closely spaced playing fields and to our food court in the immediate vicinity.

Map of the venue

Directions – stay that way

Nach München
München ist ziemlich gut verbunden: Du kannst mit den meisten Fluglinien nach München (MUC, Franz-Joseph-Strauss) fliegen und dann vom Flughafen mit der S-Bahn ins Zentrum fahren. Du kannst natürlich auch mit dem Zug oder Bus oder Auto fahren.

Die Spielplätze das Olympiastadion
Das Turnier wird auf der Zentralen Sport Hochschule Conolly Strasse 32, 80809 München ausgetragen.

Wie komme ich mit öffentlichen Verhersmittel an?
Du kannst mit der U-Bahn U3 oder U8 vom Hauptbahnhof zur Haltestelle Olympiazentrum fahren. Von dort aus zu Fuß ca. 15 Minuten.

Schedule

We start on Saturday, 21 September 2019, punctually at 09 o’clock. The preliminary round matches will be played until approx. 13 o’clock. In the afternoon, the qualifying rounds will take place; the women’s and men’s finals (Cup) will be played at 5 p.m. in front of a large audience in the neighbouring Olympic Stadium. In addition to the purely sporting aspect, we ensure that participants, coaches, fans and friends are well looked after on our food court.

Three tournaments in one day – a big celebration of rugby!

Parallel to the Oktoberfest Sevens, the Munich Old Boys also organize a 15-meter veteran tournament on Saturday at the ZHS. The second Oktoberfest Sevens Pro Tournament with the best teams of seven in the world will take place in the neighbouring Olympic Stadium. For the teams of the classic Oktoberfest Sevens there are discounted tickets; on Sunday we celebrate a party at the party stand. 
Three tournaments in one day – come to the big Rugby Festival in Munich!

Registration

Get ready for the Oktoberfest Sevens 2019 on September 21st. Registration is now online!

Registration is an easy 3-step process:
  1. Create a user account
  2. Enter your team details
  3. At the end of the registration process, you will be asked to transfer the entry fee of € 480.00 via PayPal.

The entry fee includes the participation to the tournament (maximum 12 players per team), a lunch for the team (maximum 15 persons including staff), and a team souvenir.

Please note that we can only allow one team per club and gender to enter the tournament.

By registering to the tournament, you agree that we publish your participation via our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter); if you do not wish to have your participation published, please contact us on oktoberfest7s@mrfc.de.

FAQs

As you can imagine, this question is one of the most asked. We can effectively help you finding some accommodations, but this has to be done in an “interactive way”. It means that we expect from your side a contact person. From our side, we will do our best to help you to call some hotels, camping place or rooms. We can already give you some useful links:

For camping places: here
München Thalkirchen
Zentralländstr. 49
81379 Munich
Contact:
Tel.: 0049(0)89/7 23 17 07
Fax: 0049(0)89/7 24 31 7

Wies’n Camp (opened only during the Octoberfest)
Olympische Reitanlage
München Riem
Schichtlstraße 46-48
81929 Munich
Contact:
Tel.: 0049(0)1805-331130 (12 ct./Min)
Fax: 0049 (0)89-55079008
E-Mail: obstandfriends@t-online.de

For hotels:
This is a first link of possible hotels: http://www.travellerspoint.com/budget-accommodation-en.html are some addresses of hotels:

Hotel Europa / Karlsfeld
Gartenstrasse 1
0049 (0)8131 91471
Double room : EUR 77 incl. breakfast

Hotel Schwertfirm / Karlsfeld
Tel.: 0049 (0)8131 90050
Double room : EUR 120 incl. breakfast
Triple room : EUR 150 incl. breakfast

Hotel Janette / Karlsfeld
Tel.: 0049 (0)8131 59610
Double room : EUR 80 incl. breakfast

Gaststätte Pension Augustenfeld / Dachau
Schleißheimerstrasse 99
Tel.: 0049 (0)8131 12145
www.augustenfelderhof.de
Double room : EUR 77 incl. breakfast

See also the web page of the tourism information for Munich and the cities close to Munich (Unterhaching, Taufkirchen, Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Aying, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germering, Dachau). They may help you finding addresses for your accommodation. http://www.muenchen.de

Note that as alternative to camping, hotel or guest house, you could also look to rent a flat for the week-end. Last year, one team even rented 2 camping cars. Original but why not!

450,00 € (see also complete information here)

Every year it takes place on the last Saturday of the Octoberfest. This year on October 6th, 2018

The inscription fee covers the costs for the pitches, referees, cups, first aid, a lunch package for the teams and other administrative expenses.

There will most probably be an Old Boys’ tournament at the same day of the Oktoberfest Sevens Classic. We encourage your team therefore to take part in this Oktoberfest Golden Oldies (OGO) Tournament. Nevertheless, participation of an Old Boys’ team to the tournament is not strictly forbidden (no maximal age of participants). If you are interested to field a team at the OGO, please let us know on oktoberfest7s@munich-rugby.de.

The tournament is opened for players above 18 years old (consequently no U15, U17 teams).

On Friday before the Oktoberfest Sevens there is an Old Boys’ tournament. We encourage your team therefore to take part in this Oktoberfest Golden Oldies tournament. Nevertheless, participation of an Old Boys’ team to the tournament is not strictly forbidden (no maximal age of participants).

When looking back on the participation of past years tournament, different types of teams entered the tournament: from “on-tour” teams aiming to join sport during the tournament and fun during Octoberfest, to good level teams who want to evaluate their performances by encountering teams of their level. We try to adapt the game schedule in such a way that types of teams enjoy the tournament and achieve their sport-related objectives.

This question is mainly asked from teams who definitively enter in the final and who want to prepare their teams according to their potential opponents. It is quite difficult to make up in advance the definitive game schedule, because it is not seldom that teams inscribe in the last days, and some teams simply do not appear on Saturday morning due to unexpected beer consumption on the previous Friday night… Therefore we have to be each year very flexible to set up the game schedule. Nevertheless, we will do our best to provide as much information as possible (already inscribed teams, number of pools, …).

According to WORLDRUGBY rules, each team is limited to a maximum 12 participants for the whole tournament.

No, the Oktoberfest Sevens tournament takes place outside of the regular German Rugby Board’s Leagues.