A New and exciting virtual schools' rugby competition will be launched this week giving 256 of South Africa's rugby playing schools the opportunity to be crowned champions of the first BDCE Campus Cup. This first virtual tournament will be powered by School of Rugby and the winners of matches during the tournament will be decided via online voting on their Facebook Page.
The first champion of the BDCE Campus Cup will receive a lucrative prize in R15 000 in cash and also a USN hamper worth R8 000. The losing finalists will also receive a cash prize of R10 000, while there is also something in it for the smaller schools that take part in the competition. The so-called second-tier school that progresses the furthest in the competition will also win R5 000 in cash.
The draw for the first round of matches will be streamed by DigiTV with former Bulls John Mametsa, and Richard Bands assisting with the draw of the names. Bands, also a former Springbok, is famous for his try against the All Blacks after a bullocking run of 50 meters in which he brushed aside Carlos Spencer.
The prizes are made possible thanks to our loyal sponsors BDCE, DigiCampus, and USN. BDCE provides business' with accredited as well as non-accredited training solutions. This includes Business Development as well as Skills Development.
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How does the BDCE Campus Cup work? Each week you will have to vote for your school in a voting poll on School of Rugby's Facebook page as they will face one other school in a tie. The school with the most votes will continue to the next round of the competition. To help your school advance to the next round you must vote as well as share the poll/post to your friends as well as old-boys of the school.
Schools must also share the poll onto their social media accounts to ensure they get the most votes. The first round will see the first 128 schools take each other on over a voting poll of three days closing on 18 July 2020.
The schedule for the BDCE Campus Cup are:
Week 1 - Round 1 (Week ending 18 July 2020)
First 64 match-ups between 128 schools
Week 2 - Round 1 (Week ending 25 July 2020)
Second 64 match-ups between 128 schools
Week 3 - Round 2 (Week ending 1 August 2020)
A total of 64 matchups between the winning schools during the first round of matches
Week 4 - Round 3 (Week ending 8 August 2020)
A total of 32 matches
Week 5 - Round 4 (Week ending 15 August 2020)
A total of 16 matches
Week 6 - Top 16 (Week ending 22 August 2020)
Round of Top 16 teams
Week 7 - Quarterfinals (Week ending 29 August 2020)
Quarterfinals of the BDCE Campus Cup
Week 8 - Semi-Finals (Week ending 5 September 2020)
Semi-Finals of the BDCE Campus Cup
Week 9 - Final (Week ending 12 September 2020)
Final of the BDCE Campus Cup