Sunday, November 23, 2014

So we had a great run on Sunday.  The weather was fantastic and the field at McCree was in great condition.  The fellas who laid out the cones did a great job of giving us some good space and by all accounts it was a good day.  Joe and Aaron told some good jokes.  Kill had some good insight on penalties and how they should be called.  There was also a bottle of Irish whiskey floating around that did us all some good.  Nate has learned the value of, “My wife is pregnant”, as an answer to any question regarding personal action of any kind.  We also learned that Malcolm is much faster then me, although that is not news I guess.


The Dallas Red’s are going to give the Lake Highland’s pitch some some well needed TLC and in and effort to do our part and be courteous to a great group of folks we are asking all touch matches be held at McCree until after the first of the year.  ( we need to adjust the Meet Up to reflect this.  Volunteers to do that?)

We ARE PLANNING TO RUN THIS SUNDAY.  The sun does not stop shinning and touch does not end during the holidays weather allowing.  Please feel free to share what you are grateful for and get us all in the mood for turkey and whiskey.

Speaking of turkey, don’t forget the TURKEY trot is this Thursday.  I know a few of us are in the race.  Me and the fam are walking it.  Meet at the Graveyard at the end for a bit of socializing.  Joe and his has crew will be there.  Be advised that Terry thinks those people are weird.

Also,  Kill had a great idea for the DRB’s working an aid station for the White Rock Marathon.  Raise your hand if you are interested.

Finally, wanted to remind everybody about the AGM scheduled for January 18th after touch at lake Highlands.  If anyone has any ideas for a different time or venue please share otherwise please plan to attend. We are all hoping that Tory will bring some sandwiches.   If you have any suggestions or requests for the agenda of the meeting please respond and we can add reasonable requests to the docket.

Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep Dallas Douche,


Special thanks to Tim for wearing the “keep Dallas Douche” shirt to the run.  I am still laughing about it.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stellar weather today. I don’t know how you could have been anywhere else other than outside at touch today. We had an active 25 people playing spanning 2 fields at times. We even made a trip to a small Cuban restaurant nearby at the conclusion of the field activities.

See everyone next week. Keep in mind that the weather is supposed to be less than ideal next week.


All 65 photos are found here.

This was Tim’s first day out play with us.

Joaquin made an appearance all the way from Miami.

Even though Hammer was not having his best day, we were still glad to see him out.

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General Club Meeting – November 2, 2014

Below is a video recording of our first general meeting. At 44 minutes, it runs a little long. But, it is an important record of the proceedings.

The following are the meeting minutes from the newly elected club secretary, Tina Lewis.


Rules on what classifies  a member vs a voting member

A member is an individual who show up on Sunday. A voting member is a individual who pays dues.

The e-mail that was sent out by Tige detailing the bylaws for the Dallas Touch Group has been approved by the voting members

Congratulations to Kane who has been voted in as Vice President of Dallas Touch. Thank you to Charl for volunteering to be my assistant.

Kane has started the online store which is the Dallas Touch Big Cart. He will also post the link on our facebook page.

There was talk about a possible trip to AZ to improve our skill level.  Kill will have more details.

New business

Summer competition. The summer comp was very successful this year. Next year we need to start getting the word out earlier. We need to be more organized in getting the summer comp together.

It will be good for our organization to participate more with the other Rugby clubs. Lets go to more games and wear our shirts and let the other clubs know we support them.

We need at least 12 or more individuals to go to the nationals. The nationals will take place in Chicago?  Kane will provide more details about that.

We are considering playing at Soccer Spectrum in Richardson on Friday night’s once or twice a month.  There maybe a game on Wednesday nights depending on interest.

There was also a suggestion about supporting local Rugby Clubs and providing Dallas Touch shirts to man of the match

Our next meeting will be held on January 18 2015.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 – Video

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 – First Sunday without Frank

Fall is over, and winter is on the way! Our day started out a little cooler with temperatures in the 40’s. We were quick to start running to warm up and played six on six right at 1000am. The sun came out from behind the clouds and we warmed up well! No real need for pants and sweatshirts just yet!

We had a total of about 20 people throughout the day including a new guy, Jason, who picked up the game well! We were all playing well and picking through some good lines! Then, as Sunday touch goes, we tried some other things that didn’t quite work out. Perhaps we were missing Frank’s great communication skills! But we had fun nonetheless! Until… Parks and Recreation paid us a visit.

Right around 1100am we had to stop play. Apparently we were getting kicked off for a ultimate frisbee tournament. A little embarrassing but they were ultimately correct. The city messed up and made our booking for Saturday instead of Sunday, so a double booking occurred. We decided to move to McCree park where the grass was cleanly cut, but the level was a touch out. However, as a secondary field, it did it’s job and meant we could keep playing until the best of three game finished and the annual general meeting was called.

This meeting served as a closing meeting for the 2014 season. Tina, our newly elected secretary, will have more details at a later time. We discussed the by-laws of Dallas Touch Association and came up with a few ideas about how we will run the club for next year. Our next meeting will be on January the 18th, 2015. Please be there if you want to see the direction our club is moving in. Oh, and a special shoutout to Manny’s girl for bringing some chicken salad sandwiches to share with the club! It was really appreciated!

Just another reminder, nationals 2015. We had about 11 people indicate that they are interested in participating in Touch Nationals next October. This is a great level of interest but we would love to send a team of at least 12 people, preferably more. Please keep nationals in the back of your mind! We will be looking for a greater commitment early next year.

Enjoy the week ahead!

Kind regards,
Kane Cairncross

All of the photos are found here.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Franks Last Day of Touch

I don’t know of anyone generating a writeup this week, so let’s get to the photos.


All of the photos are found here.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Eagles Training Camp

We were more than happy to share the field today.

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