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How many teams participate in the Las Vegas Invitational presented by the Westgate Resort & Casino?

The Las Vegas Invitational presented by the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino has seen rapid growth in participating teams over the past few years. In 2011, 177 competed at the LVI. 2012 saw an increase to 232 teams competing as well as the addition of the Men’s College CRC qualifier 7’s division for a wildcard spot in at the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational. From 2013 through 2017, we have seen steady growth as the total number of teams reached 285! With another addition to our divisions (the NSCRO 7’s Qualifier!) the number of teams participating in this rugby festival continues to go up!!


What is the cost of team registration?

There are two different registration prices available for teams participating in the LVI. Teams that plan on competing can pay a fee of $500 per team entered. However, there is also an opportunity to register at a discounted rate of $250 per team if you select to stay at the Westgate Resort and Casino, the official LVI Hotel. You must reserve your hotel stay and meet the minimum number of room requirements to be eligible for the $250 rebate. Minimum hotel stay required: 7′s Team = 3 rooms for 3 nights or 9 room nights; 10′s Team = 4 rooms for 3 nights or 12 room nights; 15′s Team = 6 rooms for 3 nights or 18 room nights.

Note: teams will be charged the full amount of $500 until the minimum hotel room requirements can be verified, and teams will not be eligible for the discounted ticket rates until rooms have been verified. The registration fee rebate will be processed in Feb. 2018 for all teams that meet the minimum room requirements.

Can I pay one registration fee and enter multiple teams in multiple divisions?

No. Any rugby club that enters multiple sides in multiple divisions to participate in the LVI must pay a registration fee for a team in each division.

What are the benefits of staying at the Westgate Resort and Casino?

Not only will your team receive a $250 discount on your LVI Registration, but you will also be getting some of the most exclusive room rates in Las Vegas! In addition to saving money on your registration, there are discounts on 3-Day General Admission tickets. Shuttles will be available for LVI teams from the Westgate Resort and Casino to Sam Boyd Stadium and Heritage Park on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

How many tickets will my club be able to purchase at discount if we meet the requirements of staying at the Westgate Resort and Casino?

Each registered team can purchase a maximum of 30 tickets at the special LVI discount.

I reserved room nights at the Westgate Resort and Casino, but have not received my $250 registration refund.  What should I do?

 If you have reserved your rooms at the Westgate Resort and Casino, please email proof or reservation to the LVI Tournament Director at salbrecht@unitedworldsports.com to arrange a refund discount on your team’s LVI Registration.

 How do I enter my team into the LVI?

You can enter your team by going to www.LVIrugby.com and entering your team’s information and payment information.  If you have questions before you register, feel free to contact the LVI Tournament Director, Steve Albrecht, at 267-608-9401 or salbrecht@unitedworldsports.com.

 Will there be a shuttle from the LVI Hotel to the Stadium?

Yes! Shuttles will be available for LVI teams from the Westgate Resort and Casino to Sam Boyd Stadium and Heritage Park on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Passes are available through the LVI Registration site or on site at the hotel. Passes are $40 per person for all four days and offer unlimited rides to and from the Stadium to any shuttle stop.

How does my team receive permission to tour from USA Rugby if we are an International touring side?

 Any International touring sides, must contact Jess Dombrowski  at sanctions@usarugby.org for permission to tour agreements.

My team is not registered with USA Rugby or I am not sure if our registration is up-to-date.  What should I do?

 Please be aware, all teams participating in the LVI must be registered and in good standing with USA Rugby.  If your team is not registered, yo can connect with USA Rugby at sanctions@usarugby.org for assistance.