Amherst Regional Middle School 2011 Ultimate Invitational


The tournament will be held on

Sunday May 22 2011

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 14th 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 15, 2011. You can mail in your $50 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 Sunday, May 22, 2011 .
   
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 without the permission of the TD. 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 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?
  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 $50 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. We also use the money for school fees.
   
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. If a team wants to play four games we may be able to accommodate them, and if a team only wants to play two games that is OK. One or two 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

 
Captains' Meeting at 9:00
 
Game 1 start at 9:30 end at 10:45
  Field 1 ARMS vs Hartsbrook
  Field 2 Westfield A vs Four Rivers Boys
  Field 3 Westfield B vs Four Rivers Girls
  Field 4 PVPA vs North Branch
  Field 5 CDCPS vs Hilltown B
  Field 6 Compass vs Rhode Island
  Bye: Bement, Lander Grinspoon, Hilltown A, Andover, BCCS
 
Game 2 start at 11:00 end at 12:15
  Field 1 ARMS vs Bement
  Field 2 Hartsbrook vs Four Rivers Boys
  Field 3 Westfield B vs Lander Grinspoon
  Field 4 Rhode Island vs Andover
  Field 5 BCCS vs Hilltown A
  Field 6 Four Rivers Girls vs North Branch
  Bye: Westfield A, PVPA, CDCPS, Hilltown B, Compass
 
Game 3 start at 12:30 end at 1:45
  Field 1 Hartsbrook vs Westfield A
  Field 2 Hilltown A vs Rhode Island
  Field 3 Westfield B vs Bement
  Field 4 PVPA vs Compass
  Field 5 BCCS vs Andover
  Field 6 CDCPS vs North Branch
  Bye: ARMS, Four Rivers Boys, Lander Grinspoon, Four Rivers Girls, Hilltown B
 
Game 4 start at 2:00 end at 3:15
  Field 1 ARMS vs Four Rivers Boys
  Field 2 Andover vs Westfield A
  Field 3 Four Rivers Girls vs Hilltown B
  Field 4 CDCPS vs Rhode Island
  Field 5 Hilltown A vs Compass
  Field 6 Bement vs Lander Grinspoon
  Bye: Hartsbrook, Westfield B, PVPA, BCCS, North Branch
 
Game 5 start at 3:30 end at 4:45
  Field 1 ARMS vs Westfield A
  Field 2 Hartsbrook vs Compass
  Field 3 Westfield B vs Hilltown B
  Field 4 PVPA vs Four Rivers Boys
  Field 5 Hilltown A vs Andover
  Field 6 BCCS vs Lander Grinspoon
  Bye: Four Rivers Girls, CDCPS, Rhode Island, Bement, North Branch
 
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 20, 2011

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