2023 ARMS Invite

Amherst/Four Rivers Middle School Ultimate Invitational

Co-Sponsored by Four Rivers Charter School and Amherst Regional Middle School

The tournament will be held on Saturday May 13 2023

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Click here to view the Tournament Format and Schedule

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 23rd Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament.

The following teams will be attending:

  1. ARMS Travel Team (Amherst)
  2. ARMS Intramurals (Amherst)
  3. Four Rivers Boys (Greenfield)
  4. Four Rivers Girls (Greenfield)
  5. Falmouth (Maine)
  6. Hilltown Charter (Easthampton)
  7. Community Day Charter Public School (Lawrence)
  8. Brown Middle School (Newton)
  9. BUDA Lexington Girls **
  10. BUDA Lexington Boys **
  11. Wellesley **
  12. Indian Mountain School (Lakeville CT)
  13. BUDA Boston Web
  14. BUDA Newton
  15. PVCICS (Hadley)
  16. Community Day Charter Public School (Lawrence)
  17. BUDA Hopkinton
  18. JFK Middle School Wolves (Northampton)
  19. JFK Middle School Foxes (Northampton)

The teams are listed in the order in which their bids 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 24 teams (including the Amherst and Four Rivers teams).

** = check received

The above list was last updated on January 25, 2023. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the current list!

No players beyond 8th grade may play in the tournament.

Questions? Send an email to: jim@jpcr.com

Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

When is the tournament?
 The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Where is the tournament?
 The tournament will take place in Greenfield MA on the playing fields at One College Drive, Greenfield, Massachusetts.
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 tournament 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 $100 per team.
Why does it cost more this year?
  The fee has been the same since 2019, and is lower than the 2018 fee!
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. Your fee also covers other expenses related to the tournament.
Do we need an adult chaperone?
 Absolutely. Your team 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 play at least three games.
What is the format of the tournament?
 There is not a ‘championship’ format. Participating 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 fields at One College Drive, Greenfield, Massachusetts.
  • 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. 
  • Teams will play three or four games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive. 
Captains’ Meeting at 8:45
Round 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
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Round 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
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Round 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00 
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Round 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20 
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Round 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
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Round 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00 
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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.