Amherst Regional Middle School 2005 Ultimate Invitational


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 8th Annual Amherst Middle School Invitational Tournament.

The following teams will be attending (this is a partial list...):

 

Signing Up

If you want to come to the tournament, you must let us know by phone, mail, or email by April 15, 2005. You can mail in your $25 entry fee, or bring it on the day of the tournament. Checks should be made out to Jim Pistrang (not Amherst Middle School).

Things we need to know:

Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

When is the tournament?

The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2005.

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 this 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!

How much does it cost?

The entry fee for the tournament is $25 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 and 4) 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 two or three or four games. All efforts will be made to schedule games that are fair and competitive.
 
Each team will choose two players to participate in the Coaches vs All-Stars game at 1:00.
 
The tournament schedule is as follows:
 

Game 1 start at 10:00 cap at 11:00

Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Four Rivers

Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Granby

Field 3 ARMS Green vs. Girls JVB

Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Belchertown

Field 5 Hartsbrook vs. Eaglebrook

Bye: Andover, Foxboro, Hilltown, PVPA

Game 2 start at 11:30 cap at 12:30

Field 1 ARMS Yellow vs. Andover

Field 2 ARMS Blue vs. Hilltown

Field 3 ARMS Green vs. PVPA

Field 4 ARMS Red vs. Eaglebrook

Field 5 Hartsbrook vs. Foxboro

Bye: Four Rivers, Granby, Girls JVB, Belchertown

Coaches vs All-Stars 1:00 to 1:30 (Field 1)

Game 3 start at 1:45 cap at 2:45

Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Foxboro

Field 2 Andover vs. Hilltown

Field 3 Hartsbrook vs. PVPA

Field 4 Girls JVB vs. Belchertown

Field 5 Four Rivers vs. Granby

Bye: Eaglebrook

Game 4 start at 3:15 cap at 4:15

Field 1 ARMS Travel vs. Four Rivers

Field 2 Andover vs. Girls JVB

Field 3 Belchertown vs. PVPA

Field 4 Foxboro vs. Hilltown

Field 5 Eaglebrook vs. Granby

Bye: Hartsbrook

4:30 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 9, 2005
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