2009 Invite

The tournament was held on Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009 

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 12th 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 
  • Community Day Charter Public School (Lawrence, MA) 
  • Four Rivers Charter School A
  • Four Rivers Charter School B
  • Hartsbrook School Team 1 
  • Hartsbrook School Team A 
  • Hilltown Charter School 
  • Maplewood/South Orange (NJ)
  • Pollard Middle School (Needham, MA) 
  • Rhode Island A
  • Rhode Island B
  • St Johnsbury (VT)
  • Westfield (NJ) 

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 17, 2009. You can mail in your $40 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 30, 2009.
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. No players beyond 8th grade may play in the tournament. Both coed and single-gender 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 $40 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. We also use the money for school fees. 
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 Format

  • The tournament will be played on six 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 or four games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive. 

This is the new schedule, revised at 9:07 PM on May 29, 2009:  

Captains’ Meeting at 9:00
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. CDCP
 Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Four Rivers A 
 Field 3 ARMS Red vs. Westfield 
 Field 4 ARMS Green vs. Maplewood 
 Field 5 ARMS Gray vs. Hilltown 
 Field 6 Hartsbrook 1 vs Pollard (Needham) 
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Westfield
 Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. St Johnsbury 
 Field 3 ARMS Red vs. Rhode Island A 
 Field 4 ARMS Green vs. Hilltown 
 Field 5 ARMS Gray vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 6 CDCP vs Rhode Island B 
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45 
 Field 1 Maplewood vs. Pollard (Needham) 
 Field 2 Rhode Island A vs. Four Rivers A 
 Field 3 St Johnsbury vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 4 
 Field 5 Hartsbrook 1 vs. Rhode Island B 
 Field 6 Hilltown vs. Four Rivers B 
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Maplewood
 Field 2 Four Rivers A vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 3 St Johnsbury vs. Westfield 
 Field 4 Pollard (Needham) vs. Rhode Island A 
 Field 5 Rhode Island B vs. Four Rivers B 
 Field 6 Hartsbrook 1 vs CDCP 
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Westfield
 Field 2 Four Rivers A vs. St Johnsbury 
 Field 3 Pollard (Needham) vs. Four Rivers B 
 Field 4 Maplewood vs. Rhode Island A
 Field 5 Rhode Island B vs. Hilltown 
 Field 6 Hartsbrook A vs. CDCP 
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.