Amherst Regional Middle School 2008 Ultimate Invitational


New Date ==> The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 31

About the Tournament         Signing Up        Frequently Asked Questions

Tournament Format and Schedule

Contact Information       Who Played Last Year?         
Directions                 Ultimate Links

 

About the Tournament

This spring we will be celebrating the 11th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams will be attending:

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 18, 2008. You can mail in your $35 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 Saturday, May 31, 2008.
   
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. Teams with 9th graders are permitted, and both coed and single-sex teams are OK. Our preference is for single-school teams, but composite teams are accepted as well.
   
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 $35 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.
   
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 five 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 games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive.
 
The tournament schedule is as follows:
new schedule as of May 30, 2008
 
Captains' Meeting at 9:00
 
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45
  Field 1 ARMS Red vs. Hartsbrook A
  Field 2 ARMS Gray vs. Four Rivers A
  Field 3 ARMS Green vs. Hilltown
  Field 4 ARMS Blue vs. Hartsbrook B
  Field 5 ARMS Yellow vs. Abby Kelley
  Bye: John Jay, Andover, St Johnsbury, Rhode Island A, Four Rivers Girls, Rhode Island B
 
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15
  Field 1 ARMS Red vs. St Johnsbury
  Field 2 ARMS Gray vs. Andover
  Field 3 ARMS Green vs. John Jay
  Field 4 ARMS Blue vs. Rhode Island A
  Field 5 ARMS Yellow vs. Rhode Island B
  Bye: Hartsbrook A, Four Rivers A, Hilltown, Hartsbrook B, Four Rivers Girls, Abby Kelley
 
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45
  Field 1 Hartsbrook A vs. St Johnsbury
  Field 2 Four Rivers A vs. John Jay
  Field 3 Andover vs. Rhode Island A
  Field 4 Hartsbrook B vs. Four Rivers Girls
  Field 5 Hilltown vs. Abby Kelley
  Bye: Rhode Island B, ARMS Travel
 
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15
  Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Rhode Island A
  Field 2 Hilltown vs. Four Rivers Girls
  Field 3 Andover vs. Abby Kelley
  Field 4 Rhode Island B vs. Hartsbrook B
  Field 5 open
  Bye: Hartsbrook A, Four Rivers A, John Jay, St Johnsbury
 
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45
  Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. John Jay
  Field 2 Four Rivers Girls vs. Rhode Island B
  Field 3 Hartsbrook A vs. Four Rivers A
  Field 4 St Johnsbury vs Rhode Island A
  Field 5 open
  Bye: Hilltown, Andover, Hartsbrook B, Abby Kelley
 
4:45 SOTG Award
 
Game Rules
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Contact Information

mail Amherst Middle School Ultimate
Jim Pistrang
41 High Point Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
email ultimate@jpcr.com
phone 413-256-1737
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Who Played Last Year?

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Directions

Directions from the East via the Mass Pike to Amherst Regional High School

1) Exit 8...Rt 32 Palmer/Amherst
2) LEFT at the end of the ramp (after the toll booth) on to 32 North. Ignore signs telling you to go right!
3) Go 7/10 of a mile, turn LEFT at light, leaving 32 North. Sign points to Thorndike and Three Rivers
4) Follow road for 2.2 miles, to a STOP sign. Turn right at the stop sign on to 181 North.
5) Follow 181 North. In 8/10 of a mile 181 takes a LEFT turn. Don't miss it! After the turn, go another 5.8 miles on 181 North, to the traffic light at the center of Belchertown.
6) Go straight through the light, you will now be on route 202 North. Stay on 202 North for 9/10 of a mile to the intersection with route 9. Turn left on to route 9 West.
7) Stay on route 9 West all the way to Amherst. When you reach the traffic light at the intersection with 116 south, you are in downtown Amherst. Turn RIGHT at the light on to North Pleasant Street. (Note: turn LEFT on to 116 South if you are going to Hampshire College)
8) Go through downtown, passing through 3 traffic lights. At the third light, turn RIGHT on to Triangle Street. There is a Bertuccis Restaurant on the corner just before the turn.
9) Go past Cottage Street and pass the baseball fields on your left.
10) Turn left immediately after the baseball fields into ARHS.
11) Take a left when facing the school and park in the side lot on your right above the fields.

 

Directions from Route 91 (northbound) to Amherst Regional High School

1) Exit the second Northampton exit, Route 9
2) RIGHT at the end of the ramp on to 9 East.
3) Follow road for a few miles, past large shopping malls on both sides of road, and into Amherst.
4) When you reach the traffic light intersection with route 116 South you are in downtown Amherst. Turn LEFT at the light on to North Pleasant Street. (Note: turn RIGHT on to 116 South if you are going to Hampshire College)
5) Go through downtown, passing through 2 traffic lights. At the third light, turn RIGHT on to Triangle Street. There is a Bertuccis Restaurant on the corner just before the turn.
6) Go past Cottage Street and pass the baseball fields on your left.
7) Turn left immediately after the baseball fields into ARHS.
8) Take a left when facing the school and park in the side lot on your right above the fields.

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on May 13, 2008

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