2018 Invite

Amherst Regional Middle School 2018 Ultimate Invitational

The tournament will be held on Sunday May 20 2018

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 21st 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. Community Day Charter Public School (MA)
  5. Falmouth MS Ultimate (Maine)
  6. Portland Ultimate (Maine)
  7. Northampton MS (MA)
  8. Ottoson Middle School (Arlingon, MA)
  9. Greely Middle School (Maine)
  10. German International School (Boston, MA)
  11. Four Rivers Boys (MA)
  12. Four Rivers Girls (MA)
  13. BUDA Lexington Girls (MA)
  14. Sharon MS (MA)
  15. Westborough MS (MA)
  16. Maplewood Ultimate (NJ)
  17. Westfield Middle School (NJ)
  18. Andover MS (MA)
  19. BUDA Newton Girls (MA)
  20. Jabish Brook Middle School (Belchertown, MA)
  21. Hilltown CCPS A (MA)
  22. PVCICS (MA)
  23. Somerville (MA)
  24. Hilltown CCPS B (MA)
  25. Northampton MS B (MA)

Wait List:

The bids will be listed in the order in which they have been received. We may end up with a wait list, so please submit your bid asap. We will accept a total of up to 25 teams (including the Amherst teams).
The list was last updated on March 20, 2018. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the current list!

No players beyond 8th grade may play in the tournament.
email address: ultimate@jpcr.com

Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

When is the tournament?
 The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 .
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?
 It doesn’t! This is the same amouint as in 2017.
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.

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Tournament Format and Schedule

Tournament Format

  • The tournament will be played on six fields at Amherst Regional HIGH SCHOOL.
  • 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 May 15, 2018 06:42 am
Game 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
field 1ARMS Garzalea vs Hilltown A
field 2ARMS Antiqiwi vs Greely
field 3Sharon vs Portland
field 4Four Rivers Girls vs BUDA Girls
field 5PVCICS vs Four Rivers Boys
field 6 
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
field 1ARMS Garzalea vs Andover
field 2ARMS Antiqiwi vs Westborough
field 3Ottoson vs CDCPS
field 4BUDA Girls vs Jabish
field 5Somerville vs Westfield
field 6Falmouth vs Northampton A
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00 
field 1PVCICS vs Somerville
field 2Sharon vs Maplewood
field 3Westfield vs Falmouth
field 4Four Rivers Girls vs Hilltown B
field 5Hilltown A vs Portland
field 6Ottoson vs Northampton B
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20 
field 1ARMS vs Westfield
field 2Portland vs Westborough
field 3Andover vs Maplewood
field 4Four Rivers Boys vs CDCPS
field 5Jabish vs Hilltown B
field 6Greely vs Northampton A
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
field 1ARMS vs Maplewood
field 2Portland vs Northampton B
field 3Greely vs CDCPS
field 4BUDA Girls vs Hilltown B
field 5Jabish vs Four River Girls
field 6Four Rivers Boys vs Falmouth
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00 
field 1Four Rivers Boys vs Somerville
field 2Hilltown A vs Westborough
field 3Andover vs Northampton A
field 4Ottoson vs Sharon
field 5CDCPS vs Northampton B
field 6PVCICS vs Four River Girls
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.