Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 Rugby Writer of the Year Finalists

Pan American Rugby Writers - An Association Of Media Members Covering Rugby In The Americas

The Pan American Rugby Writers Association has shortlisted its three most voted upton members for the Rugby Writer of the Year Award. Together with Canadian Jeff Hull and American Curtis Reed I have the honor of having been nominated for the award. 

The three finalists were chosen by democratic means as all members of the Pan American Rugby Writers Association selected three of their peers. It is a strong sign of the backing from the rugby commuinity throughout the Americas of the idea of Argentina hosting Rugby World Cup 2013. All members are active writers in the region and will vote again in the second round to determine the top writer of the year.

The Pan American Rugby Writers Association includes over thirty rugby writers from throughout North and South America. The following is the official release from the association:


The Vision
To provide those dedicated to covering the sport of rugby in the Americas with an association similar to those in place in Ireland and the British Isles. 

NEWS UPDATE:

Rugby Writer of the Year Voting:
Over the past 30 days, the membership of the Pan Am Rugby Writers Association has had the opportunity to cast ballots in recognition of some of the outstanding work done in 2013.
Over 18 different rugby writers were nominated for this Association's first ever award.
In this first round of voting, members were asked to submit a ballot for their top-three choices. Ballots totals were calculated using a three-point system. 
First Place Vote = 3 Points
Second Place Vote = 2 Points
Third Place Vote = 1 Point.

Members are asked to review the work of the finalists using their own readings, or using the links provided. A second and final ballot will be collected between December 1st and December 15th, 2013, with the first ever Pan Am Rugby Writer of the Year being announced shortly thereafter.
Following a calculation of the ballot totals, the following three members emerged as award finalists. They appear in alphabetical order.

2013 Rugby Writer of the Year Finalists
Jeff Hull
Biography in Brief:
Jeff was appointed to the position of Featured Columnist for CNN's Bleacher Report in January of 2013. This past year he has written extensively on CTE in the sport of rugby, as well as the possibility of pro rugby in North America. Jeff is also a contributor to Rugby Canada's website and magazine, as well as an analyst for the Try & Tackle Podcast, which is done in association with The Province - a British Columbia based newspaper and media outlet.
Country: Canada
Twitter: @HullatHome
Find more of his work at the links below:
Rugby Canada Website:  www.RugbyCanada.ca
Rugby Canada Magazine: www.Rugby.ca

Curtis Reed
Biography in Brief:
Besides being the founder and editor of This Is American Rugby, one of America's most respected rugby pages, Curtis has also written Rugby Canada. Additionally, Curtis has a regular column and RugbyRugby and Soccer365. Curtis as is also an analyst for the Try & Tackle Podcast, which is done in association with The Province - a British Columbia based newspaper and media outlet.
Country: The United States of America
Twitter: @ThisIsAmerRugby
Find more of his work at the links below:
This Is American Rugby:  www.ThisIsAmericanRugby.com
RugbyRugby.com:  www.RugbyRugby.com
Soccer365.com:  www.Soccer365.com

Paul Tait
Biography in Brief:
In 2010 Paul Tait founded his website and blog, Argentina2023; it has since become one of the best places to read insightful rugby stories about the Americas, the Rugby Championship and of course Paul's beloved Argentina. He recently turned his passion for bringing the World Cup to Argentina into a book, Rugby World Cup Argentina 2023,published by MX Publishing. Paul also recently began writing for the Portuguese rugby site Mao de Mestre.

Country: Brazil
Twitter: @Argentina2023
Find more of his work at the links below:
The Argentina 2023 Blog: http://rugbyworldcup-argentina2023.blogspot.ca


Mão de Mestre: www.maodemestre.com
Get Real Rugby:  www.getrealrugby.com

1 comment:

  1. far too much gloating!

    no congrats. u deserve the nomi on dedication alone!

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