2010 Invite

Amherst Regional Middle School 2010 Ultimate Invitational

The tournament was held on Sunday May 23 2010 

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 13th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams will be attending:

  • Amherst Regional Middle School Intramural Teams (coed, grades 7 thru 8)
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Gray 
  • Amherst Regional Middle School Travel Team 
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School (Boston, MA) 
  • Community Day Charter Public School (Lawrence, MA) 
  • Eaglebrook (MA)
  • Four Rivers Middle School Boys (Greenfield, MA) 
  • Four Rivers Middle School Girls (Greenfield, MA) 
  • Hartsbrook A (Hadley, MA) 
  • Hartsbrook B (Hadley, MA) 
  • Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School A (MA)
  • Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School B (MA) 
  • Lander Grinspoon Academy (MA)
  • Westfield 1 (NJ)
  • Westfield 2 (NJ) 

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 30, 2010. You can mail in your $50 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 Sunday, May 23, 2010 .
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.
Is this tournament appropriate for my team ?
 There will be teams at the tournament representing all levels of play, from brand-new teams with no experience to teams that play at a high level (for middle school). The tournament does not have a traditional ‘championship’ format – instead, your team will play games against other teams that are at a similar level of experience and ability. 
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 $50 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. 
Captains’ Meeting at 9:00
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Eaglebrook 
 Field 2 ARMS Green vs. Four Rivers Boys 
 Field 3 ARMS Gray vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 4 ARMS Yellow vs. Westfield 2 
 Field 5 Westfield 1 vs. Hilltown A 
 Field 6 LGA vs. CDCPS 
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Westfield 1 
 Field 2 ARMS Green vs. CDCPS 
 Field 3 ARMS Gray vs. Boston CCS 
 Field 4 ARMS Yellow vs. Four Rivers Girls 
 Field 5 LGA vs. Hilltown A 
 Field 6 Hartsbrook B vs. Hilltown B 
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. LGA 
 Field 2 CDCPS vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 3 Hilltown B vs. Westfield 2 
 Field 4 Boston CCS vs. Hartsbrook B 
 Field 5 Hilltown A vs. Four Rivers Girls 
 Field 6 Four Rivers Boys vs. Eaglebrook 
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Hartsbrook A 
 Field 2 Westfield A vs. Eaglebrook 
 Field 3 Westfield B vs. Hartsbrook B 
 Field 4 Boston CCS vs. LGA 
 Field 5 Hilltown B vs. Four Rivers Girls 
 Field 6 CDCPS vs. Four Rivers Boys 
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45 
 Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Westfield A
 Field 2 Four Rivers Boys vs. Hilltown A 
 Field 3 Hilltown B vs. Boston CCS
 Field 4 Hartsbrook A vs. Eaglebrook 
 Field 5 Four Rivers Girls vs. Hartsbrook B 
 Field 6 
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.