Krause Tournament

2012 Chris Krause Tournament

Saturday April 28th 2012 Men Divison (8 teams)
Saturday May 5th 2012 Women (8 teams) 
Contact John Watkins for more info

Previous Winners


1977Kingston RFC1978Oshawa Vikings RFC
1979Ajax Wanderers RFC1980Oshawa Vikings RFC
1981Brock RFC1982Brock RFC
1983Brock RFC1984Brock RFC
1985Markham RFC1986Barrie RFC
1987Oshawa Vikings RFC1988Brock RFC
1989Oshawa Vikings RFC1990Brock RFC
1991Oshawa Vikings RFC1992Brantford Harlequins RFC
1993Brock RFC1994Brock RFC
1995Brock RFC1996Highland RFC
1997Wooten Bassett (UK)1998Brock RFC
1999Brock RFC2000Oshawa Vikings RFC
2001Brock RFC2002Brock RFC
2003Peterborough Pagans RFC2004Barrie RFC
2005Oshawa Vikings RFC2006Oshawa Vikings RFC
2007Oshawa Vikings RFC2008Oshawa Vikings RFC
2009Peterborough Pagans RFC2010Barrie RFC
2011Oshawa Vikings RFC  



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Toronto Nomads RFC


Stoney Creek RFC


Stoney Creek RFC


Stoney Creek RFC

2008Oshawa Vikings RFC2009 Oshawa Vikings RFC
2010No Tournament2011Toronto Scottish RFC
For more information on becoming a part of this incredible tournament, please contact John Watkins at

Chris Krause

Chris Krause was born in England in 1923 and immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1951. He played wing-three-quarter with the Toronto Nomads in the early 1950s, and started working for General Motors in Oshawa in 1956.

Chris realised that the Canadian boys had few opportunities to participate in contact sports after high school, and believe that rugby would fill a void for enthusiastic young athletes. When somebody - possibly Jimmy Stephenson - said "Why don't you start your own club, Krause?", Chris did exactly that.

The official foundation date for the Oshawa Vikings R.F.C. was Thursday, 12 February 1959.

Chris and the Vikings club were also very active in the development of schools rugby in the Oshawa area, and the success of Oshawa schools in the early Ontario High School Championships, which Chris helped organise, contributed significantly to the club's growth through the 1960s.

Chris Krause passed away in the winter of 1983 following a lengthy battle with cancer. We all miss his enthusiasm and tenacity. We honour his memory with an annual Men's and Women's tournament held on consecutive weekends in the spring.

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