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Kortwright Richards

Kortwright Richards

RICHARDS, Kortwright (Bing) Retired Realtor Born July 21st, 1945, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was an avid cricketer and will be sorely missed by his team mates and numerous friends.


Supporters of CW;
The following is a message sent to players. I wish to share it with you but to precede it with my great thanks for your attendance at yesterday's game and to many of you, to all of 'the chaps' home games for the season. Yesterday's Ceedub throng was something special and almost willed the team to a miraculous victory, although on the day, the spoils deserved to go to JBA ,with their usual, gracious notes of thanks to the opposition!

The season's results have been an improvement on last year and we seem to have more and more of the "old boys network" supporting the team. This has been appreciated by the Exec. More volunteers are required next season as we revert back to our new digs at Windsor. The future of the club is at a critical crossroads, with all other clubs providing better opposition than ever before and on any given day, anyone could beat anyone, operating costs continue to increase and CW needs to have a consolidated home b…


Do you remember the feeling in your gut when; the 1940's and 50's your team mates needed your best game vs the Bays? the 1960's when your team depended on you to show up, ready to play those boys in navy blue. the 70's and 80's when JBAA was playing at the top of their game but all the lads on your team felt a win was going to happen if you stuck together. the 90's and over the last seasons where you put all aside to train and be ready with your teammates vs the Bays at MacDonald....

Well... if you can remember how that felt, your team needs you again...needs you now......needs you to show up vs JBAA!

This Saturday, MacDonald Park vs JBAA, 2:45 ko.
(but this time you don't need to bring your boots)

Be there for the lads, remember the feeling, where else would you want to be?

CW Rugby.

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Oak Bay Croquet Festival

Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival August 26, 2006
Teams and Sponsors welcomed

An open invitation

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we extend an opportunity for you to enter a four person team, become a sponsor, or attend as a supporter, in the Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival. This event is being held as a fundraiser for the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, as well as part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the municipality of Oak Bay.
A wine and cheese mixer is scheduled on the Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 at the Windsor Park pavilion to introduce the rules of play as well as to pick up your team package. The tournament will begin at 9:30 on Saturday which promises to be a day filled with fun for all.
Plan to wear your "croquet whites" and celebrate this memorable event in support of your community.
For information on sponsorship or if you have any questions please click on the link or contact the event committee.
What is the Island Deaf and Hard of…


Roundsfell Cup Quarter Finals - Wallace Field, University of Victoria April 15th,2006

Castaway Wanderers 27 Capilano RFC 22

Whomever wrote that ‘ adversity is not without comfort and hope’ could well have pre-scripted the events leading up to this Roundsfell Cup Quarter Final game at Wallace Field, Victoria.

The devastating eleventh hour calls of Rugby Canada for players performing in the BC Premier League, has been well documented and condemned in recent articles. The Premier League was fractured beyond repair, and late season challenges for the League title became farcical, as player after player was withdrawn from Club competition at the most critical time of the season. Hopefully, BC is strong enough to never allow that to happen again.

This situation was further compounded for the post- season BC Cup competition, as a Canadian Squad had already left for NZ, before this weekend series of Roundsfell Cup games had begun.

As a consequence, Capilano traveled to Victoria minus t…


An early ferry and bus ride took the Firsts to John Oliver Park South Delta to play the Brit Lions in First Division play off action.

While the field was in great condition the weather was cold, raining and windy. This affected the lads little, as Coaches Bayley and Molia had prepared them well for what was to be a very tough contest.

With a score right off the bat by the BLs coming from devastating penetration by their backs (something that would prove the difference at various points throughout the game) Captain Hodgie replied but minutes later with a personal best red zone blocked kick, gathering of the ball, and over for the tally. Tie game.

Front row combination of Al Willems, Matt LeMay and Dave Handysides were super solid in all the sets as well as around the field, and Stefan Alexander added the needed sure hands in the line outs. In the # 7 ''kill zone'' John Langdon was outstanding, yet the BLs carried some very skilled backs, esp at #s 9, 10 and 15. They co…


Due to field closure at both Windsor (pavilion construction) and Carnarvon (beginning of the baseball season) the Premier Play off match between CW and Capilanos will be at Uvic Wallace Field. 2:45 KO on Saturday.
Please come and cheer on the lads in this key play off fixture.

Tag line "It is never too late to make the right decision" Weds midnight brought news of the Rugby Committee decision to include Capilanos and CW in the first division playoffs. With three CDI First Division teams tied at 9wins 1 loss (Caps, JBAA and CW )....yet only 2 Division One play off seed spots available in the Province wide 8 team Div 1 play offs.....(if I've not lost you already keep reading)...a tie break formula based on points for/against between the three teams resulted in Caps and CW moving forward. While good news for CW in terms of two CW teams in the BCRU play offs....not good news for First Div rugby in general as one team with a great 9 win 1 loss record,…


Reminder to all Friends and Fans of CW that the Prems play Caps at UVic this Saturday at 2:45. Come on out and give the boys a boost.



Last Sunday forty Under 12 and Under 14 players and parents and coaches were at Swartz Bay at 6:30 for the ferry to Vancouver to head to the North American Rugby Jamboree hosted by Ex-Brits RFC. As you can tell by the pix, the weather was not a winner, however at least the rain held off for most of the morning. Our U12's played five games, winning four and playing some very good rugby. Thanks to Guy and particularly, Mark for some great coaching. One game against Bayside saw our boys take on a child behemoth but still 'pinch' some lineout ball .... well done, Ceedub!

Our U 14's improved with each game and after playing a tough Burnaby team - one player, 6'1" and 195# for U14!! the boys noted that they were not to be overwhelmed by the Mainland opposition. Game 2 resulted in a CW victory when Sam grubbered the ball, took a favourable bounce and scored the winning try for a 3 - 2 victory over Caps 'B'. CW played Lomas in the Conso…


....Premier to host Capilano at Uvic Wallace field this Saturday for a play off game. (both Carnarvon, due to the beginning of the baseball season, and Windsor, due to the pavilion construction, are unavailable for rugby )

....First Division, still up in the air in terms of where and who we play in the play offs. Hope to know more by end of day Monday. This is due to a three way tie at the top of the Division. Tied are CW, JBAA and Capilano. The BCRU will have to coord a tie break formula on Monday.

This Thursday after training the lads will be doing something different by going to the Penny-farthing on Oak Bay Avenue for a pint and a meal. If you would like to join them, to say hello and inspire the players into the play offs, please do drop by the Penny. The players should finish training at Windsor around 8pm and be arriving by 8:30ish.



Last Sunday on a beautiful morning, the Castaway Wanderers U 16 teams completed their league schedule. C.W. Black went over to Mcdonald Park to take on cross town rivals J.B.A.A.. C.W.Red were on the sidelines to cheer on their team-mates, in fact there were 35 players, 6 coaches ,managers or trainers and a host of parent supporters in attendance.

C.W. Black entered the game as League leaders, with an unbeaten record. In fact they have a 14 and 0 record in Exhibition and League games since September.

The game was close for the first 15 minutes, with some fine defense by the J.B.A.A. boys and a number of handling errors by C.W., but eventually the speed and power began to take its toll.

C.W. Black won the game by a score of 55 – 0 , scoring 9 tries. Clayton Thornber {2},Andrew Crow , Douglas Spence, Richard Moser, Brendan McEnerney, Mack Poole, Danny Kilshaw and Sam Skulsky were the try scorers and Michael Van westhui…


Friends of CWRFC;
Not sure if yu know it or not however there is a HUGE Centenary Anniversary upcoming @ SMUS, May 13th. Gareth Rees is calling on a bunch of mates from world-wide that he has played with/against/knows who are all of International/Barbarian calibre to play against Canada Selects with appropriate "curtain raisers", other events, beer garden, food and concluding with Time Benders concert on the hallowed lawns of SMUS!

I have been approached by Cliff Yorath to see if CWRFC would be interested in conducting the Security for the event. They will have their paid Security Co. and local constabulary in place as well. We would need about 20 adults for the task, comng from players and Old Boys. We would work shifts 'on and off' so that everyone would be able to see at least half of the match, (some locations would not be where the action could be seen) Why security? They will be charging $25 adults, $10 kids, 8 - 19. People will have a hospital-style colore…