Kilmarnock Sevens

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Run by: Kilmarnock RFC

Where: Bellsland, Kilmarnock

Winners play for: Infirmary Cup; and since 1991 the James C. Gray Memorial trophy

Notes: Began in 1933.

Past winners

Mens

  • 2021
  • 2020 no tournament – coronavirus pandemic
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010 Hamilton
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006 Hillhead Jordanhill
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996 Kilmarnock
  • 1995 Saltires
  • 1994
  • 1993 Scotland
  • 1992 Jed-Forest
  • 1991 Saltires
  • 1990 Saltires
  • 1989 Saltires
  • 1988 Saltires
  • 1987 Saltires
  • 1986 Saltires
  • 1985 Harlequins
  • 1984 Harlequins
  • 1983 Jed-Forest
  • 1982 West of Scotland
  • 1981 Boroughmuir
  • 1980 Kelso
  • 1979 Melrose
  • 1978 Selkirk
  • 1977 Boroughmuir
  • 1976 Boroughmuir
  • 1975 Melrose
  • 1974 Kilmarnock
  • 1973 Glasgow HSFP
  • 1972 Kilmarnock
  • 1971 Kilmarnock-Ayrshire
  • 1970 Boroughmuir
  • 1969 Boroughmuir
  • 1968 Hawick Trades
  • 1967 Heriots
  • 1966 Kilmarnock
  • 1965 Hawick Trades
  • 1964 Hawick Trades
  • 1963 Langholm
  • 1962 Kilmarnock
  • 1961 Boroughmuir
  • 1960 Kilmarnock
  • 1959 Hawick Trades
  • 1958 Hawick Trades
  • 1957 Kilmarnock ‘A’
  • 1956 Kilmarnock
  • 1955 Old Grammarians
  • 1954 Jordanhill
  • 1953 Cartha
  • 1952 Old Grammarians
  • 1951 Kilmarnock
  • 1950 West of Scotland
  • 1949 no tournament
  • 1948 Ayr
  • 1947 Hutchesons GSFP
  • 1946 Kilmarnock
  • 1945 Glasgow University
  • 1944 Hutchesons GSFP
  • 1943 Hutchesons GSFP
  • 1942 Glasgow Academicals
  • 1941 Glasgow HSFP
  • 1940 Glasgow University
  • 1939 Ayr
  • 1938 Kilmarnock
  • 1937 Glasgow HSFP
  • 1936 Glasgow Academicals
  • 1935 Hutchesons GSFP
  • 1934 Allan Glens
  • 1933 Kelvinside Academicals

Tournaments

27 March 1994

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19940304/119/0119

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19940325/107/0107

28 March 1993

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19930326/100/0100

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003741/19930329/030/0030

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003741/19930324/041/0041

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001715/19930331/235/0018

29 March 1992

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19920327/095/0095

23 April 1989

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19890421/081/0081

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19890428/084/0084

27 March 1983

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19830325/062/0062

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19830401/062/0062

29 March 1981

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19810403/071/0071

30 March 1980

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19800404/070/0070

26 March 1979 Qualifying tournament, then 31 March tournament

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19790402&printsec=frontpage&hl=en p24

11 April 1953

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19530413&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

1949 no tournament

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003423/19940325/107/0107

21 April 1945

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19450423&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

15 April 1944

Semi-Finals:

Hutchesons GSFP 8 Kilmarnock 5

Combined Training Corps 5 Allan Glens 8

Final:

Hutchesons GSFP 10 Allan Glens 3

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000566/19440416/079/0015

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19440417&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Reported by the Glasgow Herald: Hutchesons repeat their success of last season’s Kilmarnock Sevens.

18 April 1942

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19420420&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

19 April 1941

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002688/19410425/034/0003

20 April 1940

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19400422/222/0008

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19400422&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

8 April 1939

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001579/19390412/049/0003

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19390410&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

9 April 1938

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19380411/290/0005

10 April 1937

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19370412&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

4 April 1936

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002688/19360410/153/0011

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

6 April 1935

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000566/19350407/108/0027

14 April 1934

From The Glasgow Herald of 16 April 1934:

Allan Glen’s F. P. defeated Kilmarnock ‘A’ by 11 points to nil in the final of the seven-a-side tournament promoted on Saturday by Kilmarnock Rugby Club in aid of the local branch of the Unemployed Mutual Service Scheme.

The Glasgow side displayed a firm knowledge of the abbreviated game and lasted the pace better than the home lot in the final tie. Kilmarnock, feeling the effect of their strenuous exertions in the previous rounds, lacked the speed and the stamina of their heavier opponents and an injury to A. Aitchison who was off the pitch for a short time in the first half handicapped them further. During his absence J. Orr scored Allan Glen’s first try which was converted by G. M. Monteith. The other tries were scored by W. Young and J. H. Kinnon but both were unconverted.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19340416&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

From the Kilmarnock Herald and North Ayrshire Gazette of 20 April 1934:

The seven-a-side tournament in aid of the local branch of the Unemployment Mutual Services Club was held at the Academy Sports Field last Saturday. Despite bad weather and its effect on the attendance, the Kilmarnock Rugby Club hope to hand over a sum of £20. Thanks are due to Mrs Sturrock and her lady assistants and also to the various local firms who sent donations.

Kilmarnock’s representatives must be accounted unlucky to have lost again after reaching the final through the stiffer half of the draw. In their concluding match against Allan Glen’s they were evidently tired out by the strain of extra time and an extra tie. The injury to Aitchison, just after Orr had opened the scoring for the visitors, hardly improved local chances. The constant first-half pressure maintained by Allan Glen’s was largely due to the efforts of Monteith, Orr, and T. C. Wilson. In the second half Kilmarnock strove hard to overcome their deficit of 8 points. It was all of no avail, however, and Allan Glen’s emerged winners by 11 points to nil.

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002688/19340420/026/0002

First Round:

Hutchesons’ GSFP 9 Glasgow Academicals 6 (after extra time)

Kilmarnock ‘A’ 13 Hillhead HSFP 4

Second Round:

Allan Glen’s F.P. 20 Kilmarnock ‘B’ 3

Kelvinside Academicals 9 Strathallan 6

Old Speirians 5 Ayr 6

Kilmarnock ‘A’ defeated Hutchesons’ GSFP

Semi-Finals:

Allan Glen’s F.P. 15 Kelvinside Academicals 3

Kilmarnock ‘A’ 10 Ayr 0

Final:

Kilmarnock ‘A’ 0 Allan Glen’s F.P. 11

8 April 1933

From The Scotsman of 10 April 1933:

A seven-a-side tournament, on behalf of the funds of Kilmarnock Infirmary was held by the Kilmarnock Rugby Club at the Academy Sports Ground. Eight teams competed, and the winners were Kelvinside Academicals. In the final they were 8 points behind twice in the course of the game against Kilmarnock ‘A’, but made a great finish and scored three goals in the closing stages. Excellent goal-kicking by V. G. Weston gave the Academicals a big advantage. For the Kelvinside teamK, R. A. French (2) and J. P. Dunlop scored tries, and all three were converted by Weston who also scored a penalty goal. W. R. S. Young ( 2 ) and J. C. Inglis scored for Kilmarnock , and one of the tries was converted by the latter.

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19330410/195/0015

First Round:

Kelvinside Academicals 10 Glasgow Academicals 0

Ayr 8 Kilmarnock ‘B’ 0

Old Speirians 6 Ardrossan 3

Kilmarnock ‘A’ 19 Whitecraigs 0

Semi-Finals:

Kelvinside Academicals 13 Ayr 5

Kilmarnock ‘A’ 9 Old Speirians 0

Final:

Kelvinside Academicals 18 Kilmarnock ‘A’ 11

Teams

14 April 1934

Kilmarnock ‘A’: W. Pollock, J. C. Inglis, A. R. Baillie, A. Aitchison, C. H. Burnett, D. A. McGill, I. M. Turner

Allan Glen’s F.P.: A. Wilson, J. H. Kinnon, J. Orr, T. C. Wilson, W. Young, T.L. Graham G. M. Monteith

8 April 1933

Kelvinside Academicals: J. P. Dunlop, R. A. French, W. U. P. Lawson, A. H. B. Alexander, V. G. Weston, C. McFarlane, R. G. S. Primrose

Kilmarnock ‘A’: J. C. Inglis, W. R. S. Young, E. L. Smith, H. M. Gibson, D. A. McGill, D. B. Brown, I. M. Turner

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