2008 Invite

The tournament was held on Saturday, May 31 

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 11th 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 Middel School Travel Team 
  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter
  • Andover
  • Four Rivers Boys
  • Four Rivers Girls
  • Hartsbrook A 
  • Hartsbrook B 
  • Hilltown Charter
  • John Jay Middle School 
  • Rhode Island A
  • Rhode Island B 
  • St Johnsbury

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 18, 2008. You can mail in your $35 entry fee, or bring it on the day of the tournament. Checks should be made out to ARMS ULTIMATE.
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 Saturday, May 31, 2008.
Where is the tournament?
 The tournament will take place on the playing fields of Amherst Regional High School
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 the 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, 4, and 5) 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 three games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive. The tournament schedule is as follows: new schedule as of May 30, 2008  

Captains’ Meeting at 9:00
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 2 ARMS Gray vs. Four Rivers A 
 Field 3 ARMS Green vs. Hilltown 
 Field 4 ARMS Blue vs. Hartsbrook B 
 Field 5 ARMS Yellow vs. Abby Kelley 
 Bye: John Jay, Andover, St Johnsbury, Rhode Island A, Four Rivers Girls, Rhode Island B
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. St Johnsbury
 Field 2 ARMS Gray vs. Andover
 Field 3 ARMS Green vs. John Jay 
 Field 4 ARMS Blue vs. Rhode Island A
 Field 5 ARMS Yellow vs. Rhode Island B 
 Bye: Hartsbrook A, Four Rivers A, Hilltown, Hartsbrook B, Four Rivers Girls, Abby Kelley
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45 
 Field 1 Hartsbrook A vs. St Johnsbury
 Field 2 Four Rivers A vs. John Jay 
 Field 3 Andover vs. Rhode Island A
 Field 4 Hartsbrook B vs. Four Rivers Girls 
 Field 5 Hilltown vs. Abby Kelley 
 Bye: Rhode Island B, ARMS Travel 
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Rhode Island A
 Field 2 Hilltown vs. Four Rivers Girls
 Field 3 Andover vs. Abby Kelley
 Field 4 Rhode Island B vs. Hartsbrook B
 Field 5 open 
 Bye: Hartsbrook A, Four Rivers A, John Jay, St Johnsbury
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. John Jay
 Field 2 Four Rivers Girls vs. Rhode Island B
 Field 3 Hartsbrook A vs. Four Rivers A
 Field 4 St Johnsbury vs Rhode Island A
 Field 5 open 
 Bye: Hilltown, Andover, Hartsbrook B, Abby Kelley
4:45 SOTG Award

Game Rules

  • Games will be played to 13. 
  • A 5 minute half-time will take place when the first team reaches 7 or 30 minutes after the scheduled Start Time, whichever comes first. 
  • Game will be soft capped at two above the high score at 10 minutes before the end time. 
  • Game will be hard capped at the end time. 
  • Each team is allowed one two-minute time out per half plus one floating time out. 
  • Please keep set-up time between points to a minimum, since the games are short.