2007 Invite

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 10th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams will be attending:

  • Amherst Regional Middle School Intramural Teams (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Gray
  • Amherst Regional Middle School Travel Team (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
  • Andover
  • Four Rivers Charter School
  • Hartsbrook School (younger team) 
  • Hartsbrook School (older team) 
  • Rhode Island Youth Ultimate 
  • St Johnsbury (VT)

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 15, 2007. You can mail in your $35 entry fee, or bring it on the day of the tournament. Checks should be made out to Jim Pistrang (not Amherst Middle School).

Things we need to know:

  • Adult Contact name, phone number, mailing address, email address
  • School name and/or team name
  • Age range of players on team
  • Number of players on team
  • Coed or single-gender

Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

When is the tournament?The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2007. Note: this is Mother’s Day! Please be sure that your team will be able to attend the tournament.

Where is the tournament?The tournament will take place on the playing fields of Amherst Regional High School. In addition, we will use one field at the Amherst Middle School for the morning games.

Who is allowed to play in the tournament?This is a tournament for Middle School teams. Teams with 9th graders are permitted, and both coed and single-sex teams are OK. Our preference is for single-school teams, but composite teams are accepted as well.

Who is in charge of this tournament?The director of the Amherst Middle School Invitational is Jim Pistrang (coach, Amherst Regional Middle School Ultimate). All decisions regarding eligibility, acceptance of bids, seeding, and rules will be made by Jim. A staff of adult volunteers will help supervise the tournament.

How do you decide which bids to accept?At this point, we will accept anyone who wants to come, but space may be limited, so contact me asap and reserve a space.

How much does it cost?The entry fee for the tournament is $35 per team.

What do we get for our money?We will provide water, a disc, and a Team Box for each team, containing fruit and bagels. 

Do we need an adult chaperone?Absolutely. You must have an adult chaperone if you want to play in the tournament, and the chaperone must be with your team for the entire time.

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Tournament Format and Schedule

Tournament FormatThe tournament will be played on five fields. In the morning (Games 1 and 2) the visiting teams will play against the Amherst Middle School Intramural teams. In the afternoon (Games 3 and 4) the visiting teams will play against each other and against the Amherst Middle School Travel Team.Due to the time and field limits, there will not be a ‘championship game’ at the end of the tournament. There will be an SOTG award at the end of the tournament, based on voting by all teams.Visiting teams will play two or three or four games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive.Each team will choose two players to participate in the Coaches vs All-Stars game at 1:00.The tournament schedule is as follows: 

Captains’ Meeting at 9:30
Game 1 start at 10:00 cap at 11:00
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Four Rivers 
 Field 2 ARMS Yellow vs. Rhode Island
 Field 3 ARMS Blue vs. Hartsbrook B
 Field 4 ARMS Green vs. St Johnsbury
 Field 5 ARMS Gray vs. Hartsbrook A 
Game 2 start at 11:30 cap at 12:30
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 2 ARMS Yellow vs. Hartsbrook B
 Field 3 ARMS Blue vs. Rhode Island
 Field 4 ARMS Green vs. Andover
 Field 5 ARMS Gray vs. St Johnsbury 
Coaches vs All-Stars 1:00 to 1:30 (Field 1)
Game 3 start at 1:45 cap at 2:45
 Field 2 Four Rivers vs. St Johnsbury
 Field 3 Rhode Island vs. Hartsbrook B
 Field 4 ARMS Travel vs. Andover 
 Bye: Hartsbrook A
Game 4 start at 3:15 cap at 4:15
 Field 2 Andover vs. Four Rivers
 Field 3 Rhode Island vs. St Johnsbury
 Field 4 ARMS Travel vs. Hartsbrook A
 Bye: Hartsbrook B 
4:30 SOTG Award

Game Rules