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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:
ARMS Travel Team
ARMS Intramural Team #1
ARMS Intramural Team #2
Community Day Charter Public School (MA)
Falmouth MS Ultimate (Maine)
Portland Ultimate (Maine)
Northampton MS (MA)
Ottoson Middle School (Arlingon, MA)
Greely Middle School (Maine)
German International School (Boston, MA)
Four Rivers Boys (MA)
Four Rivers Girls (MA)
BUDA Lexington Girls (MA)
Sharon MS (MA)
Westborough MS (MA)
Maplewood Ultimate (NJ)
Westfield Middle School (NJ)
Andover MS (MA)
BUDA Newton Girls (MA)
Jabish Brook Middle School (Belchertown, MA)
Hilltown CCPS A (MA)
Hilltown CCPS B (MA)
Northampton MS B (MA)
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.
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.