Ardrossan Sevens

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Run by: Ardrossan Academicals RFC

Where: Memorial Field, Ardrossan

Winners play for: Past Players Trophy

Notes: A Womens Sevens tournament was started on 14 May 2016.

Past winners

Men

  • 2021
  • 2020 no tournament – coronavirus pandemic
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997 Kilmarnock
  • 1996
  • 1995 Kilmarnock
  • 1994 Stewartry
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989 Greenock Wanderers
  • 1988
  • 1987 Stirling County
  • 1986 Stirling County
  • 1985 Stirling County
  • 1984 Gala
  • 1983 Gala
  • 1982 Marr
  • 1981 Gala
  • 1980 Gala
  • 1979 Gala
  • 1978 Gala
  • 1977 Gala
  • 1976 Ardrossan Academicals
  • 1975 West of Scotland
  • 1974 West of Scotland
  • 1973 West of Scotland
  • 1972 Kilmarnock-Ayrshire
  • 1971 Kilmarnock-Ayrshire
  • 1970 Gala
  • 1969 Boroughmuir
  • 1968 Langholm
  • 1967 Kelso
  • 1966 Langholm
  • 1965 Edinburgh Wanderers
  • 1964 Gala
  • 1963 Langholm
  • 1962 Kilmarnock
  • 1961 Ardrossan Academicals
  • 1960 Ardrossan Academicals
  • 1959 Kilmarnock
  • 1958 Kilmarnock
  • 1957 Kilmarnock
  • 1956 Kilmarnock
  • 1955 Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’
  • 1954 Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’

Women

  • 2021
  • 2020 no tournament – coronavirus pandemic
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Tournaments

18 May 2019

26 August 1989

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19890828&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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29 August 1987

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19870831&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p11

30 August 1986

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19860901&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p9

31 August 1985

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19850902&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p18

25 August 1984

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19840827&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

27 August 1983

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19830829&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p15

29 August 1981

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19810831&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p12

30 August 1980

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19800901&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p14

25 August 1979

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19790827&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p14

26 August 1978

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19780828&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p16

27 August 1977

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19770829&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p15

28 August 1976

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p15

3 September 1973

From the Glasgow Herald of 4 September 1973:

West of Scotland had some consolation for their failure in Harlequin’s tournament on Saturday by taking Ardrossan Academicals sevens trophy at Memorial Field last night. With the light fading and the weather breaking, they beat Marr 28-14 in the final.

West quickly had a 24-0 lead with tries by Williamson, Gossman, McAlpine and Shirley. Williamson converted one and Gossman converted three others, taking his points total for the evening to 30.

Thereafter Marr fought furiously. A McEwan try and Haywood’s try and conversion pulled West back to 24-10 at the interval, and early in the second half a McGuffie try cut the margin even further. West allowed Marr no more and even had the last word with a Wilson try.

In the semi-finals West beat the host side 18-3 and Marr had an excellent result, an extra time victory over Kilmarnock-Ayrshire.

In the latter tie Marr denying Kilmarnock good possession, took an 18-0 lead from the first half with two tries from Nicol and one by Fullerton, Haywood converting all three.

Kilmarnock gradually cut down the margin in the second half as Jimmy Gibson, Dickie Allan, and Robin Campbell scored tries and Gavin Wilson converted the lot, but in the first minute of sudden death Fullerton scrambled away from a scrum at halfway for the decider.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19730904&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

First Round:

Kilmarnock-Ayrshire 22 Kelvinside Academicals 4

Marr 26 Old Grammarians 8

West of Scotland 38 Garnock 0

Ardrossan Academicals 25 Greenock Wanderers 0

Semi-Finals:

Marr 22 Kilmarnock-Ayrshire 18 (after extra time)

West of Scotland 18 Ardrossan Academicals 3

Final:

West of Scotland 28 Marr 14

28 August 1971

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p5

30 August 1969

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p5

31 August 1968

Some sides received a bye into the second round.

First Round:

West of Scotland 18 Dundee HSFP 8

Hillhead HSFP 6 Greenock Wanderers 0

Irvine Royal Academicals 9 Kelvinside Academicals 6 (after extra time)

Langholm 13 Ardrossan Academicals 8

Second Round:

Jordanhill College 3 Jordanhill F.P. 0

Gala 33 Stirling County 5

Selkirk 14 Marr 5

Kelso 18 Kilmarnock 5

West of Scotland 11 Old Grammarians 6

Musselburgh 9 Hillhead HSFP 5

Irvine Royal Academicals 11 Old Speirians 8

Langholm 21 Jedforest 0

Third Round:

Gala 18 Jordanhill College 8

Kelso 21 Selkirk 0

West of Scotland 11 Musselburgh 8 (after extra time)

Langholm 33 Irvine Royal Academicals 0

Semi-Finals:

Gala 11 Kelso 3

Langholm 15 West of Scotland 8

Final:

Langholm 16 Gala 10

From the Glasgow Herald of 2 September 1968:

Typically ‘ill tae bate’, Langholm won the Past Players Trophy for the third time in six years when they beat Gala by 16-10 in the Ardrossan Sevens final on Saturday at the Memorial Field.

Langholm were 0-5 down early in that tie, as they had been against West of Scotland in the semi-final. On each occasion however they fought back by making full use of whatever opportunities that they made or were allowed.

D. P. Good whose extra time try had taken West throught their third round tie against Musselburgh scored his side’s 2 tries against Langholm. D. J. L. Hardie converting the first. But between these scores Langholm had done enough to pick up 15 points, through two breaks by Grieve, a surging run by Steel and three goals from the accurate boot of Turk, who over the afternoon converted 16 of his side’s 22 tries.

J. G. Brown , picking up a loose ball for a try that Townsend converted, opened the scoring in the final, which was played through heavy rain after an afternoon of warm sunshine. But by the interval Langholm, relentless in their harassing and support, were ahead, Turk having converted tries by Steel (from a scrum on the Gala line) and Davidson (from Elliot’s line-out pass at halfway).

The lead was quickly increased when Jeffrey, as if to emphasise the spread of Langholm’s forward effort, scored a try on the left after Elliot’s thrust on the right. Paterson’s break from halfway for a try that Townsend converted gave Gala hope, but just before the end Steel went over on the right after Davidson had been caught on the other flank.

Gala made hard work of defeating Kelso, the holders, in the semi-final. They led only 3-0 at half time, through a Paterson try and only made themselves comfortable with tries by J. G. Brown and Davidson. This was also Townsend’s least successful tie, as he converted only one of the tries; in other games he had 11 out of 13.

Of the four senior Glasgow sides only West put up much resistance to the outside challenge. Jordanhill College , having won by only 3-0 against the former pupils of their namesake school, went out to Gala. Hillhead HSFP were beaten 9-5 by a Musselburgh seven that included four given men, replacements for players delayed on the road. And Kelvinside Academicals failed to overcome even their first hurdle, falling to Irvine Royal Academicals in extra time.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19680902&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

2 September 1967

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19670904&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p5

27 August 1966

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19660829&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p3

28 August 1965

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19650830&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p4

29 August 1964

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19640831&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p10

31 August 1963

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19630902&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p9

1 September 1962

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19620903&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p3

3 September 1960

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19600905&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

p9

1 September 1956

3 September 1955

First round:

Dalziel HSFP 3 Old Grammarians 0

Greenock Wanderers 6 Hyndland F.P. 0

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 18 Old Speirians 0

Marr College F.P. 6 Queens Park F.P. 3

Bellahouston Academicals 13 Cambuslang 0

Albert Road Academicals 8 Ayr 3

Kilmarnock 14 Craigielea 0

Ardrossan Academicals ‘B’ 8 Wigtownshire 6

Second round:

Dalziel HSFP 10 Greenock Wanderers 3

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 18 Marr College F.P. 6

Albert Road Academicals 13 Bellahouston Academicals 0

Kilmarnock 26 Ardrosssan Academicals ‘B’ 0

Semi-finals:

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 8 Dalziel HSFP 8

Kilmarnock 5 Albert Road Academicals 0

Final:

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 6 Kilmarnock 3

4 September 1954

Noted as the club’s first Autumn Sevens tournament.

First round:

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 5 Craigielea 0

Marr College F.P. 13 Royal Artillery 50th Heavy A.A. 0

Kilmarnock, Ardrossan Academicals ‘B’, Ayr, Greenock Wanderers, Albert Road Academicals and Ardeer received byes

Second round:

Kilmarnock 8 Ardrossan Academicals ‘B’ 0

Ayr 3 Greenock Wanderers 0

Albert Road Academicals 5 Ardeer 3

Ardrosssan Academicals ‘A’ 10 Marr College F.P. 5

Semi-finals:

Ayr 10 Kilmarnock 5

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 11 Albert Road Academicals 10

Final:

Ardrossan Academicals ‘A’ 20 Ayr 6

Teams

3 September 1973

West of Scotland: J. S. Shirley, D. A. McAlpine, C. D. Williamson, B. M. Gossman, R. Haldane, A. C. Wilson, G. L. Brown

Marr: D. Fullerton, R. McEwan, S. J. Nicol, D. Haywood, B. Johnstone, J. McGuffie, A. Graham

31 August 1968

Langholm: W. Steel, A. S. Turk, I. Davidson, R. Grieve, N. Stevenson, T. G. Elliot, A. Jeffrey

Gala: W. Brown, P. B. Townsend, D. S. Paterson, S. W. Davidson, P. C. Brown, J. G. Brown, G. K. Oliver

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