Jul 23

MAC 7s Champions

Congratulations to the Mid Atlantic Conference 7s champions who will continue to the National Sevens Championships on August 12 in Blaine MN. Information is here: http://www.usaclub7s.com/

Information Packets are due: https://www.usarugby.org/ncs/club/

Men – Beltway Elite and Schuylkill River (MAC has the 9th and 14th seeds overall)

Women – Scion, NOVA, and Philadelphia. (MAC has the 1st, 6th, and 8th seeds overall)

Best of luck to all of our MAC clubs.

 

Jun 27

Fall Schedules 2017-2018

The following final schedules for each division:

D1 Men, including D1B

D2 Men North

D2 Men South

D3 Men North

D3 Men Central

D3 Men South

D4 Men

Women – D1, D2, D3

Note: Clubs are allowed to make modifications to their schedules but must coordinate with the other teams and inform their coordinator of any changes. These schedules will be loaded into CMS in August before season KO. It is up to YOU! to ensure that your coordinator posts any changes made by your club.

May 07

Congratulations to the MAC Champions!

Our past two playoff weekends yielded the following seeds to the National Competition. On May 20-21st, these teams will meet in Pittsburgh, PA to compete with the North Atlantic, Mid-West and South seeds.

Men’s D1 – Rocky Gorge

Women’s D1 – NOVA Women

Men’s D2 – Washington Irish

Women’s D2 – Harrisburg Women

Men’s D3 – Lehigh Valley

Women’s D3 – Chesapeake Women

There’s still continued discussion on the repechage match (on May 13th) for Women’s D1. Our #2 seed, Raleigh Venom might meet Detroit from the Mid-West for a chance to continue on to the CR playoffs. Raleigh already defeated Detroit 72-5 as part of the Gold Cup.

Now the planning for 2017-2018 begins. Discussions for division alignment, promotion relegation, and new club considerations have already been in process. Please make sure your coordinators have the most up to date information!

Apr 26

CMS and Check-in details for MAC Championship events

MAC Playoff Teams: Congrats! You’ve made it this far. Read on for important details for the next couple of weekends:

1) CMS has been loaded with the matches for Saturday April 29th. (Men’s and Women’s) For matches that take place on Sunday April 30th, there will be updates based on Saturday’s results – specifically for the women’s events. CMS matches for playoffs will be locked on Mondays. Rosters for Sunday will need to be loaded by 10am on Sunday morning.

2) For the Women’s MAC Championships this coming weekend and for the Men’s Championship next weekend:
All players must bring an ID, driver’s license and/or Passports to verify identification as part of the check-in procedures. NO ID, NO RUGBY.
3) All teams are required to go through ID Check for the MAC Championships. Check-in will take place from 9:30 to 12:30 pm on Saturday and on an as needed basis beyond that time, in between matches. (If you need time outside of this window you must give me advance notice.)  This is applicable to both the Women’s and Men’s events as all KO times on Saturday are 11, 1, and 3 pm.

Teams are encouraged to check-in before warming up. Please plan on about 20-30 minutes for everyone to grab their ID and to meet me for check-in. I will have CIPP rosters with me, reviewed for eligibility on each player. Each club needs to prepare their rosters in CMS and bring a copy to turn in as part of Check-in.
  • Any player that is CIPP’d after April 1 is not eligible.
  • For clubs that have multiple sides – Any player that has met the 50% criteria of playing with the higher side/division will not be eligible to play in the lower division.
  • Any player that is not able to show proof of identification is not eligible to play.
  • Consider this practice, should you advance to the May 20/21st Competitive Region playoffs.I understand the check-in procedures are similar.
Please make sure you understand who is eligible and who is not. I hate having to tell someone they can’t play and for that to be a surprise. It sucks even more for your player who thinks they are going to play to find out they won’t.
If you have questions on this, let me know in advance. You can verify eligibility through CIPP and CMS together.
Apr 21

MAC 2017 Sevens Qualifiers Announced

The MAC Sevens Committee has worked with the following clubs to confirm these locations for the MAC 2017 7s Qualifiers:
June 24 – Northern Virginia
July 8 – Richmond Lions
July 15 – Wilmington
July 22 – Schuylkill River
Sevens information will be made available soon.. Updated MAC Regulations/Guidelines will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
Feb 27

2017 Spring Season Information

Spring season is about to get underway this coming week. As you all prepare, here’s information about playoffs:

Men’s 2017 Playoff Information

Women’s 2017 Playoff Information

Event Information – Pitch/Hotel/Location Packet Info (To be updated closer to the event date)

Reminders:

1 – Everyone is to be CIPP’d. CIPP registration deadline is April 1 2017.

2 – All clubs are to update CMS with match reports not later than Tuesday after the match. Matches are locked on Wednesday. Do not forget to report player substitutions for players 16-23, or they will not receive credit towards eligibility.

3 – You are responsible for coordinating/communicating with your local referee society regarding match KO details. The referees do not use the CMS system. Each society has their own allocations system. Check it.

Jan 15

MAC 2017 Championship – Bids Awarded

On April 29-30 2017, Norfolk Storm will host the Women’s D1 D2, and D3 MAC semifinal and championship events at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach.

On May 6 2017, Richmond Lions will host the Men’s MAC D1, D2, and D3 championship event at Dorey Park in Richmond, VA.

Nov 11

D3 Playoff Information

In 2017, Each of the D3 divisions will have internal playoffs, hosted at the higher seed – This happens on April 1st and April 8th.

D3 South Semi Finals April 1st
Match 1: D3-South-East 1  v D3-South-West 2
Match 2: D3-South-West 1 v D3-South-East 2
D3 South Finals April 8th
Match 3: Winner Match A v Winner Match B – This match will determine seeding for the #3 and #5 spots.

D3 North and Central Semi Finals April 8th:
D3-North-North # 1 v D3-North-South #1 – this match will determine seeding for the #2 and #6 spots.
D3-North-North #2 v D3-North-South #2 – this match will determine who has the #8 spot.
D3-Central-North # 1 v D3-Central-South #1 – this match will determine seeding for the #1 and #4 spots.
D3-Central-North #2 v D3-Central-South #2 – this match will determine who has the #7 spot.

The Seeding for the D3 divisional playoffs is:
1 Central 1
2 North 1
3 South 1
4 Central 2
5 South 2
6 North 2
7 Central 3
8 North 3

Quarterfinal matches on April 22nd are:
Match A: Central 1 v North 3
Match B: North 1 v Central 3
Match C: South 1 v North 2
Match D: Central 2 v South 2

Semi Finals are on April 29th are:
Match E: Winner Match A v Winner Match B
Match F: Winner Match C v Winner Match D

Final is on May 6:
Winner Match E v Winner Match F