Cartha / Glasgow City Sevens

Run by: Cartha Queens Park RFC

Where: Dumbreck, Glasgow

Winners play for: Cartha Challenge Cup

Notes: Originally run by Cartha rugby club. There has been confusion over the club name; simply the south Glasgow club name of Cartha is based on a poetic name for the River Cart, a tributary of the Clyde which flows through Cathcart and Paisley. (See for example: the Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette of 23 November 1889 which ran a poem ‘Cartha’s banks’. There was also a Cartha Engineering Works at 22 Smithhills in Paisley.)

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001738/18891123/065/0005

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000060/18890220/006/0005

Cartha merged with Queens Park rugby club in 1974; and the Sevens became the Cartha Queens Park Sevens, and later on a further name change the Glasgow City Sevens.

Past winners

Mens

  • 2018  Marr
  • 2017  Tynedale
  • 2016  Scottish Rugby Academy
  • 2015  Glasgow Hawks
  • 2014  Ulster
  • 2013  Glasgow Warriors
  • 2012  Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians
  • 2011  Glasgow Warriors
  • 2010  Glasgow Hawks
  • 2009  Sale Sharks
  • 2008  Dragons
  • 2007  Sale Sharks
  • 2006  Edinburgh
  • 2005  Edinburgh
  • 2004  Glasgow Warriors
  • 2003  Boroughmuir
  • 2002  Glasgow Hawks
  • 2001  Currie
  • 2000  West of Scotland
  • 1999  Hillhead Jordanhill
  • 1998  East Kilbride
  • 1997  Hutchesons Aloysians
  • 1996  Cambuslang
  • 1995  Grangemouth Stags
  • 1994  Grangemouth Stags
  • 1993  Hillhead Jordanhill
  • 1992  Hawick Trades
  • 1991  Hawick Trades
  • 1990  Hawick Trades
  • 1989  Hawick Trades
  • 1988  Hawick Trades
  • 1987  Hillhead
  • 1986  Hawick Trades
  • 1985  Hawick Trades
  • 1984  Hillhead
  • 1983  Cartha Queens Park
  • 1982  Hawick Trades
  • 1981  Cartha Queens Park
  • 1980  Cartha Queens Park
  • 1979  Hawick Trades
  • 1978  Hawick Trades
  • 1977  Hawick Trades
  • 1976  Hawick Trades
  • 1975  Hawick Trades
  • 1974  Paisley Grammarians
  • 1973  Kelvinside Academicals
  • 1972  Kelvinside Academicals
  • 1971  Grangemouth Stags
  • 1970  Hawick Trades
  • 1969  Hawick Trades
  • 1968  Old Grammarians
  • 1967  Hawick Trades
  • 1966  Hawick Trades
  • 1965  Hawick Trades
  • 1964  Glasgow HSFP
  • 1963  Hawick Trades
  • 1962  Hawick Trades
  • 1961  Hawick Trades
  • 1960  Hawick Trades
  • 1959  Bellahouston
  • 1958  Haddington
  • 1957  Haddington
  • 1956  Haddington
  • 1955  Haddington
  • 1954  Jordanhill
  • 1953  Jordanhill
  • 1952  Jordanhill
  • 1951  Hawick Trades
  • 1950  Hawick Trades
  • 1938–1949 Second World War
  • 1937  Kelvinside Academicals
  • 1936  Whitehill FP
  • 1935  Glasgow HSFP

Tournaments

15 April 1972

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19720417&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

18 April 1953

3 April 1937

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19370405&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

4 April 1936

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19360406&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

9 thoughts on “Cartha / Glasgow City Sevens

    • My apologies , age does terrible things..I have just found winners medal for 1993 , not 1994 , I was convinced it was 94 , so I am maybe doing Grangemouth a disservice, and see Hawick Trades down as 93 winners

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    • Hi , thanks for getting in touch.I captained the team that day , attached is a report from Alan Christie , admit no date on it, but hopefully can be used , kind regards Gus Napier

      Sent from the all new AOL app for Android

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    • Sorry I meant to add , a friend recently told me about this site, like to say how much I enjoyed browsing through , some great memories etc . thanks Gus

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    • I captained Hillhead /Jordanhill that day, sent you an email reply with report from Alan Christie attached, admittedly not dated . We beat Grangemouth in the 2nd round , then Hawick Trades before the final

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