John Jones was instrumental in the development of rugby in the province of Quebec. After several years playing for Montreal Irish RFC, John decided to leave the club to set up the St Lambert Locks RFC. Sadly, John passed away in 2010 and a scholarship fund was established in his memory to provide bursaries for up and coming players pursuing post secondary education.
The Montreal Irish and St Lambert Locks have jointly hosted the Montreal Sevens each year since it began in 2011. The tournament is well contested with international teams participating such as the Belgium Barbarians who remain undefeated on Canadian soil. Proceeds from the tournament go towards the John Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship Fund
Rugby Quebec win the 2018 Men's Elite Cup, Montreal Imports win the Club Cup and Barbs Women win the Women's Cup.
MIRFC win 2017 Men's Cup and Plate. Lady Locks retain Women's Cup while MIRFC take Plate. Park O win Men's Bowl.
Rugby Quebec retain their Men's title, beating Belgium Barbarians 22-12 in the final.
Lady Locks dominate 2016 Women's competition and beat reigning champions Ormstown Lady Saracens 24-5 in Cup Final.
Montreal Irish win the 2016 Men's Plate, beating co-hosts St Lambert Locks 40-14.
Rugby Quebec beat Upright Rugby from Ontario to win the 2015 Cup.
The Mexico Serpientes win the 2014 Men's Cup while the Ormstown Saracens Women retain their cup title
The 2014 Montreal Sevens will welcome the National Sevens team from Mexico, Las Serpientes
Ormstown Saracens dominate 2013 Montreal Sevens winning both Men's and Women's competitions