Apr 26

2015 MAC Championship

Due to inclement weather, the MAC Championship Finals were moved to Seven Pines, 514 Whiteside Drive, Sandston, VA.

Men’s D2 – 12:30pm
Rocky Gorge 34, Wilmington 22

Men’s D1 – 2:00pm
Potomac Exiles 26, Norfolk Blues 18

Women’s D2 – 4:00pm
Severn River 26, Raleigh Venom 15

Men’s and Women’s D3 will be rescheduled.

Apr 22

2015 MAC Championship Weekend

The 2015 MAC Playoffs will take place on April 25-26 and will be hosted by James River Rugby.

Men’s Playoff Info
Women’s Playoff Info

Schedule Information
Saturday
Field 1
Field 2
Field 3
11:00am to 12:30pm
Men’s D3
Game 5
Men’s D3
Game 6
*
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Men’s D2
Game 6
Men’s D2
Game 5
Women’s D2
N1 v S2
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Men’s D1
Game B
Men’s D1
Game A
Women’s D2
S1 v N2
Sunday
 
 
 
 10:30am to 12:00pm
Men’s D3
Championship
Women’s D3
Championship
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Men’s D2
Championship
Women’s D2
Championship
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Men’s D1
Championship
* Men’s D4 will be played in the EPRU area

Pitch Information: Pole Green Park – Map to Pitch

Traffic Alert: Exits to avoid this weekend for the NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway are: 1) Coming from I-64 for the Laburnum exits and 2) on I-295, the Meadowbridge exit; The exit for Pole Green is in the same exit number, but is the opposite direction. If you see traffic backed up on either Saturday or Sunday for the race (which exits on 38B), Pole Green Park requires exit 38A.

Hotel Information:
Make reservations now in the Richmond area. NASCAR is also the same weekend, FYI.Best Western Plus Richmond Airport
$131/room (includes taxes and breakfast)
5300 Airport Sq. Lane, Sandston, VA
Call (804) 222 – 8200 before midnight on April 20thMention “MAC Championship” to get the rate and a room from the reserved block.
This might be obvious, but: Teams may be staying one night or two – make sure you understand the cancellation policy when making your reservations.

Rosters:

1) All match ROSTERS and match reports need to be completed in CMS not later than 5pm Tuesday (4/21), particularly for the April 18-19 matches. A score report is not enough. You must have the rosters submitted.

2) You must have your Saturday April 25th match roster loaded by Friday (4/24) by 5pm. The first match of the weekend has been loaded in CMS.

3) This is an event weekend. Prepare your PAPER COPY ROSTER of 28 for ID check-in. We will be at the pitch at 9am Saturday morning for ID check in. Make sure that all of your players bring their IDs. No ID, No Rugby. No Exceptions.
http://usarugby.org/documentation/membership/usa-rugby-roster-form.pdf
List your 28 players in the same order they appear in your CIPP roster.

4) We will be completing Saturday match reports and setting up the Sunday Championship matches on site as we know the results. You must have your Sunday April 26th match roster loaded by 9pm on Saturday night.

Apr 06

2015 Sevens Qualifiers Annouced

The qualifiers this summer are as follows:

June 20th – Richmond (Monk Vaughan – Dorey Park)
June 27th – Wilmington (Blue Ball – Alapocas Run State Park)
July 11th – NOVA (Battlefield/Ruggerrama – Morven Park)

July 18th – Wilmington (Championships – Alapocas Run State Park)

Feb 24

Guidelines and Laws

USA Rugby 2015 FOCUS AREAS (on Vimeo) for ALL REFS
http://vimeo.com/118140542

Game Management Guidelines – 2015
http://usarugby.org/news/item/game-management-guidelines-released-for-2015

The Laws of the Game
http://laws.worldrugby.org/index.php?&language=EN

Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines – 2015 (USA Rugby)
http://usarugby.org/documentation/refereeing/protective-equipment-clothing-guidelines.pdf

Jan 30

Men’s D1 and D3-Central Appeals Update

Forfeits – A reminder any forfeits should be marked at 28-0. The policy has been updated and a previous message was sent regarding this change.

The final adjudication of two recent appeals to the National Competitions Committee is as follows:
Division 1 Teams:
When teams look at the CMS standings for Men’s D1, you will see that USA Rugby has added an additional set of matches for Schuylkill River in order to give a -5 point penalty for playing a player that was not CIPP’d in four matches. The match results of those four matches remain in place.
Division 3 Central Teams:
Rocky Gorge has been given a forfeit for playing a player that was not CIPP’d during a match in the Fall.
If you have questions, please contact your coordinator.
Sep 03

New Competition Management System

This applies to Men (D1, D2, D3, D4) and Women (D1, D2, D3).

By 9/4/14 (if not already), everyone’s club officers will have information about the new USAR Competition Management system for 2014-2015. Your rosters must be submitted online prior to your league matches (so-called ‘friendlies’ are not included). USAR guidelines are being distributed along with club IDs and PWs; this has information about due dates and times. This is required by USAR.

The bottomline: make sure your club does this and don’t play around with this.

Aug 13

MAC Division Schedules and Declarations (2014-2015 Season)

Final 2014-2015 schedules 

Men
D1 v4
D2-North
D2-South
D3&D4-North (EPRU)
D3-Central
D3-South
D4-Central

Women
D1
D2-North
D2-South
D3

MAC teams were asked to consider promotion/relegation or declare divisions for the 2014-2015 competitive season. Now that most of our information about team movements has been received, the MAC Division List is provided to confirm with all teams that the information is correct.

Draft Schedules will be published by May 31. Schedules will be finalized by June 15. You need to provide bye dates or home/away considerations to your respective division coordinator not later than Friday May 23rd as previously requested in earlier emails. (Coordinators are listed on the spreadsheet.)

If your team is not receiving emails, please be sure to provide your GU your updated contact information.