Jul 25

Congrats MAC Sevens Champions

Congratulations to this year’s MAC Sevens Champions:

Men’s open
1 Schuylkill River u23
2 Frederick

Women’s Premier
1 Scion
2 NOVA

Men’s Premier
1 – Schuylkill River
2- NOVA

Our Premier clubs will go on to Nationals, in Denver August 13th in Denver Colorado.

May 09

Congratulations to advancing teams.

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Raleigh Venom – MAC D1 Women #1
NOVA – MAC D1 Women #2 – on to Repechage against Beantown
Harrisburg – MAC D2 Women
Phoenixville Whitehorse – MAC D3 Women

Next up with the men:
D1: Rocky Gorge v Norfolk
D2: Richmond v Wilmington
D3: Reading v Newport News
Washington Renegades v Rocky Gorge D3
D4: Wilkes-Barre v Chambersburg

Best of luck to all teams!

Apr 28

CMS and Roster timelines for MAC Championships

For the Women’s Event: 
  • May 7th matches have been created in CMS. Rosters must be loaded by 10pm on Friday.
  • Bryan Dewease, Match Commissioner, will  perform ID checks on May 7th, prior to KO for all teams.
  • Clubs are required to provide and submit a hard copy of their roster of up to 28 for the event weekend.
  • Saturday Score reports and Sunday May 8th matches will be loaded in CMS Saturday evening.
  • The Women’s clubs will have until Monday May 9th midnight to finalize all roster and match reports for the weekend. Matches will be locked the morning of Tuesday May 10th.

 

For the Men’s Events:
  • The Men’s matches on May 7th are encouraged to perform an ID check (each club checks their opponent) before the match takes place. See our CMS Compliance policy.
  • May 7th matches have been loaded. Rosters must be loaded not later than 10pm on Friday.
  • Men’s May 7th Match Reports are required to be complete by Sunday May 8th midnight. Matches will be locked the morning of Monday May 9th.
  • The Men’s D1/D2/D3/D4 May 14th matches will be created by Monday evening. Rosters must be loaded by  10pm on Friday May 13th.
  • Tony Frederick, Match Commissioner, will  perform ID checks on May 14th, prior to KO for all teams.
  • D3 Clubs are required to provide and submit a hard copy of their roster of up to 28 for the event weekend. (D1/D2/D4 are only allowed to roster 23 for the single match.)
  • Saturday Score reports and Sunday May 15th matches will be loaded in CMS Saturday evening.
  • D1/D2/D4 clubs will have until Sunday May 15th midnight to finalize all roster and match reports for the weekend. Matches will be locked the morning of Monday May 16th.
  • For D3: Sunday May 15th matches will be loaded in CMS Saturday evening.
  • The Men’s D3 clubs will have until Monday May 16th midnight to finalize all roster and match reports for the weekend. Matches will be locked the morning of Tuesday May 17th.
  • There is a possibility that we will require a D3 match to determine the 3rd place seed. This match, if necessary, will be played on May 15th at 1:30 pm. This will take place in the event that Rocky Gorge D3 and Schuylkill River D3 play for the Championship, and the consolation match will determine the 3rd seed who will advance to the National playoffs. If only one or neither of the two above mentioned teams plays on to the Championship match, there will not be a consolation match.
  • All clubs who advance to Nationals will likely have 24 hours to turn around the paperwork to be submitted for eligibility verification to USARugby.
Apr 23

Updates on MAC Championship Info

Final Schedule and Hotel Information for the 2016 Women’s Event has been posted here in the Women’s XVs section: http://macrugby.org/womens2016playoffs/. The Match Commissioner for the weekend is Bryan Dewease. All check-in procedures will take place with him.

 

Final Schedule and Hotel information for the 2016 Men’s Event has been posted in the Men’s XVs section: http://macrugby.org/mens-xvs/mensplayoffs2016/.  The Match Commissioner for the weekend is Tony Frederick. All check-in procedures will take place with him.

Apr 11

2016 Sevens Qualifiers

The qualifiers for our MAC Sevens season will be:

  • 6/25 – Wilmington
  • 7/9 – NOVA
  • 7/16 – Rocky Gorge
  • 7/23 – Richmond
Thanks to all who submitted bids.
We will have updated 2016 Sevens guidelines published soon.
Reminder: The CIPP deadline for all players and transfers is July 1st.
Apr 01

April Fool’s CIPP deadlines!!!

Today is the deadline for any new CIPP registrations and transfer requests to be approved.

If you are on the CIPP list, but not showing up on a CMS roster, don’t forget to resync the players to pull in any new players.
There are a number of transfer requests where i have been sent the USARugby letters showing that a transfer has been approved but the player has not yet appeared on the CIPP roster. I’ve asked USA Rugby for information about the delay and to know when these will electronically process. Consider it an April Fools joke on behalf of USA Rugby.
In the meantime, for those of you preparing your rosters, keep the spaceholder open, and we’ll have it updated by week’s end. Do go ahead and provide as of much a roster as you can for your Saturday matches.
For those of you asking about overall eligibility:
1 – Players must be CIPP’d to play any rugby.
2 – Players must be CIPP’d by April 1 to be eligible for competitive matches including upcoming MAC championship matches.
3 – Minimum matches for eligibility is not something we look at for the MAC championships. The MAC championships will count towards a player’s number of matches, when we determine the rosters for the National Playoffs on May 21.
If you are having issues with players not showing up in the CiPP system (NOT CMS, you must check your CIPP public roster first), please send me the players name, number and any transfer request documentation not later than 1pm today.
Mar 02

2016 MAC Championship Information

MAC 2016 Playoffs and Championship Events    (THIS IS OUTDATED INFO)

MAY 7
Men’s D1 and D2: – Semifinals – At the higher seed – Top Four teams from final league standings
Men’s D3: Quarterfinals – At the higher seed
  1. D3-North #1   v  8. D3-South #3    (Game A)
  2. D3-Central #1 v  7. D3-North #3   (Game C)
  3. D3-South #1   v 6. D3-Central #2  (Game D)
  4. D3-North #2   v  5. D3-South #2   (Game B)
Men’s Championship May 14-15
Wilmington DE – Alpacas State Park  (Hosted by Wilmington RFC)
SATURDAY
Field 1
Field 2
11:00 am
Men D3  A v B
Men’s D3   C v D
1:00 pm
Men’s D2 Championship
Men’s D4 Championship
(D4-Central v D4-North)
3:00 pm
Men’s D1 Championship
SUNDAY
Noon
Men’s D3 Championship
Women’s Championship May 7-8 
Wilmington DE – Alpacas State Park (Hosted by Philadelphia WRFC)
SATURDAY
Field 1
Field 2
11:00 am
Women’s D3
1 v 4
Women’s D3
2 v 3
1:00 pm
Women’s D2
1 v 4
Women’s D2
2 v 3
3:00pm
Women’s D1
N1 v S2
Women’s D1
S1 v N2
SUNDAY
11:00 am
Women’s D3
Championship
1:00pm
Women’s D2
Championship
3:00pm
Women’s D1
Championship

 

Mar 02

Spring 2016

Reminder: Everyone should confirm that their CMS match schedules and the schedules within their local referee society match.

Event News: MAC Championship locations announced!

On May 7-8, Philadelphia will be hosting the Women’s event.

On May 14-15, Wilmington will once again host the Men’s event.

BOTH of these will take place at Alapocas Run State Park.

CIPP Deadline – April 1st. All players must be CIPP’d.

Any roster submitted for matches played after April 1st must include players that were CIPPd before the deadline.

While you can CIPP someone after April 1st, they are not allowed to play in a competitive match, as that will create a roster violation. Non-league matches are okay.

New Facebook Group – Invite your admin folks to join:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641770649408428/