2017 Invite

Amherst Regional Middle School 2017 Ultimate Invitational

The tournament was held on Sunday May 21 2017 

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 20th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams have submitted a bid:

  1. ARMS Travel Team
  2. ARMS Intramural Team #1
  3. ARMS Intramural Team #2
  4. F.A. Day Middle School (MA)
  5. Community Day Charter Public School (MA)
  6. Falmouth Middle School (ME)
  7. Westfield Middle School (NJ)
  8. Four Rivers Middle School Boys (MA)
  9. Four Rivers Middle School Girls (MA)
  10. Newton Middle School Girls (MA)
  11. Greely Middle School (ME)
  12. Andover Middle School (MA) 
  13. Ottoson Middle School (MA)
  14. Hilltop Montessori (VT) dropped out
  15. Hartsbrook Middle School (MA)
  16. Sharon Middle School (MA)
  17. Portland Middle Schools (ME)
  18. Northampton Middle School (MA) Spirit Award Winner
  19. Westborough Middle School (MA)
  20. Hilltown Cooperative Charter School (MA)
  21. PVCICS (MA)
  22. Shady Hill School (MA)
  23. Roosevelt Intermediate School (NJ)
  24. F.A. Day Middle School B (MA)
  25. Boston Teachers Union School (MA) dropped out

Wait List:

  1. Eaglebrook School (MA)
  2. Pollard Middle School (Newton) (MA)

Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

When is the tournament?
 The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 .
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 may be accepted with the permission of the TD.
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 three 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?
 For the most part, teams will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
How much does it cost?
 The entry fee for the tournament is $120 per team.
Why does it cost more this year?
 We have been asked to contribute money for field upkeep. The extra $20 will go towards a fund to maintain the fields.
What do we get for our money?
 We will provide water, a disc, and a Team Box for each team, containing fruit and bagels. A trainer will be on-site for the entire day. We also need to pay for a custodian in order to keep the school bathrooms open.
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.
How many games will my team play?
 Visiting teams will generally play three games. One of your games may be against one of the Amherst Middle School intramural teams. 
What is the format of the tournament?
 There is not a ‘championship’ format. Visiting teams will play against teams that are at about the same level in terms of age and experience.

Tournament Format and Schedule

Tournament Format

  • The tournament will be played on six fields. 
  • 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. 
Captains’ Meeting at 8:45
schedule as of 8:40 pm May 20, 2017
Game 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
field 1ARMS SafetySunset vs Portland
field 2ARMS HthrBerry vs Shady Hill
field 3Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
field 4FA Day B vs Hilltown
field 5Hartsbrook vs Roosevelt
field 6PVCICS vs Greely
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
field 1ARMS SafetySunset vs Westborough
field 2ARMS HthrBerry vs Greely
field 3Newton Girls vs Hilltown
field 4open
field 5Hartsbrook vs FA Day A
field 6CDCPS vs Andover
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00 
field 1Portland vs Four Rivers Boys
field 2Greely vs Westfield
field 3Newton Girls vs Andover
field 4PVCICS vs FA Day B
field 5Falmouth vs Sharon
field 6Roosevelt vs Shady Hill
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20 
field 1ARMS vs Westfield
field 2FA Day A vs Four Rivers Boys
field 3Four Rivers Girls vs Roosevelt
field 4Sharon vs Ottison
field 5Westborough vs Northampton
field 6Hilltown vs Falmouth
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
field 1ARMS vs Greely
field 2Four Rivers Boys vs Westfield
field 3Four Rivers Girls vs Andover
field 4FA Day B vs CDCPS
field 5Ottison vs Portland
field 6Falmouth vs Northampton
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00 
field 1FA Day A vs Northampton
field 2Hartsbrook vs Westborough
field 3Andover vs PVCICS
field 4open
field 5Ottison vs CDCPS
field 6Shady Hill vs Sharon
5:10 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. 
  • If both teams agree it is OK to skip half-time.
  • No soft cap.
  • Game will be hard capped at the end time. 
  • Each team is allowed one two-minute time out per half. 
  • Please keep set-up time between points to a minimum, since the games are short.