Amherst Regional Middle School 2016 Ultimate Invitational


The tournament will be held on

Sunday May 22 2016

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 19th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams have been accepted:

The following teams are on the wait list:

Cole Middle School (RI)
Hartsbrook School
Northampton Rec
Main St. Middle School (VT)
Westfield Middle School B (NJ)

 

Sign Up Instructions: The tournament is full, but if you want to be added to the wait list go here and submit a bid form.
 
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 22, 2016 .
   
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 $100 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. A trainer will be on-site for the entire day. The fee is this high because we are paying 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

 
Captains' Meeting at 8:45
 
Game 1 start at 9:10 end at 10:20
field 2 Tropical Heliconia vs PVCICS
field 3 Antique Sunset vs Community Day
field 4 Westfield vs Hilltown
field 5 Portland vs Andover
field 6 Four Rivers Girls vs Newton Girls
 
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
field 2 Tropical Heliconia vs Falmouth
field 3 Antique Sunset vs Greeley
field 4 PVCICS vs Sharon
field 5 Hilltown vs Arlington
field 6 Newton Girls vs Hilltop
 
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00
field 2 Falmouth vs Needham
field 3 Portland vs Four Rivers Boys
field 4 Community Day vs Shady Hill
field 5 Newton Girls vs Westborough
field 6 Andover vs Four Rivers Girls
 
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20
field 2 ARMS Travel vs Westfield
field 3 Andover vs Sharon
field 4 Needham vs Newton
field 5 Community Day vs Greeley
field 6 Four Rivers Girls vs Westborough
 
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
field 2 ARMS Travel vs Portland
field 3 Westfield vs Four Rivers Boys
field 4 Greeley vs Newton
field 5 Falmouth vs Shady Hill
field 6 Arlington vs Hilltop
 
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00
field 2 Hilltop vs Westborough
field 3 Four Rivers Boys vs Newton
field 4 Hilltown vs Sharon
field 5 PVCICS vs Shady Hill
field 6 Arlington vs Needham
 
5:10 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 (home) or 413-237-5710 (cell)
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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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