Amherst Regional Middle School 2017 Ultimate Invitational


The tournament will be held on

Sunday May 21 2017

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 20th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament. The following teams have submitted a bid:

  1. ARMS Travel Team
  2. ARMS Intramural Team #1
  3. ARMS Intramural Team #2
  4. F.A. Day Middle School (MA)
  5. Community Day Charter Public School (MA)
  6. Falmouth Middle School (ME)
  7. Westfield Middle School (NJ)
  8. Four Rivers Middle School Boys (MA)
  9. Four Rivers Middle School Girls (MA)
  10. Newton Middle School Girls (MA)
  11. Greely Middle School (ME)
  12. Andover Middle School (MA)
  13. Ottoson Middle School (MA)
  14. Hilltop Montessori (VT)
  15. Hartsbrook Middle School (MA)
  16. Sharon Middle School (MA)
  17. Portland Middle Schools (ME)
  18. Northampton Middle School (MA)
  19. Westborough Middle School (MA)
  20. Hilltown Cooperative Charter School (MA)
  21. PVCICS (MA)
  22. Shady Hill School (MA)
  23. Roosevelt Intermediate School (NJ)
  24. F.A. Day Middle School B (MA)
  25. Boston Teachers Union School (MA)

Wait List:

  1. Eaglebrook School (MA)
  2. Pollard Middle School (Newton) (MA)

The bids are 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 30, 2017. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the current list!

Sign Up Instructions: We are open for bids! ==> click here to 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 21, 2017 .
   
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 $120 per team.
   
Why does it cost more this year?
  We have been asked to contribute money for field upkeep. The extra $20 will go towards a fund to maintain the fields.
   
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.
   

 

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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 1 ARMS Intramural #1 vs ?
field 2 ARMS Intramural #2 vs ?
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
Game 2 start at 10:30 end at 11:40
field 1 ARMS Intramural #1 vs ?
field 2 ARMS Intramural #2 vs ?
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
Game 3 start at 11:50 end at 1:00
field 1  
field 2  
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
Game 4 start at 1:10 end at 2:20
field 1  
field 2  
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
Game 5 start at 2:30 end at 3:40
field 1  
field 2  
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
Game 6 start at 3:50 end at 5:00
field 1  
field 2  
field 3  
field 4  
field 5  
field 6  
 
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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on March 21, 2017

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