Dec 31

New policies (approved 12/29/2019)

Technical Zone. Effective immediately, USA Rugby requires that all Senior Club Rugby Qualifying Matches must adhere to the Technical Zone field set up as detailed by USA Rugby’s Technical Zone Document: https://assets.usa.rugby/docs/club/Technical-Zone-Policy.pdf?v=1576414329758. MAC extends this policy to describe local sanctions. If the home club fails to establish and adhere to the Technical Zones appropriately, the assigned referee has the right to abandon the match. Referees and Clubs may also report Technical Zones issues to the MAC coordinators. Clubs found to be out of compliance may be subject to a match forfeit.

Qualification on appeals. Members, individuals, and clubs aggrieved by a decision, determination, or ruling by the MAC competition committee or concerning any MAC policy regarding matches or other competition matters shall have the right to file a protest of the decision. The MAC Competitions Committee will not hear protests that are on the basis of (1) a club disagreement or protest on who the assigned referee is or (2) for an incorrect referee interpretation, call, or judgment.

Dec 27

MAC Championships 2020

The MAC Club Championships will be held on May 2nd, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre, PA. This will include Men (D1, D2, D3, and D4) and Women (D2 and D3).

Location: Forty Fort Borough Sports Complex (Camryn Way Forty-Fort, PA18704). From North or South I-81: Take Exit 170 to 309N Cross Valley Expwy to Exit 4: Kingston/Forty Fort, bear Rt toward Forty Fort Rutter Ave. First stop sign turn left onto River St. Proceed to and turn Rt at Wyoming Ave/Rt 11. After 3rd traffic light, Turn Right onto Camryn Way (See Signage).

Event Coordinator Daniel Messinger, dmessstu@comcast.net

More information about the playoff weekends will be posted as the event gets closer.

Nov 24

Tights for both Men and Women

Please see the attached policy passed by the USAR Rugby Committee on November 22, 2019 and approved by the MAC Committee. This policy changes the old policy to include Men; only Women had been included in the previous policy.

Note that the referee is not the mediator on a gameday dispute. The clubs need to work this out and acknowledge this in advance of a match, as they do jersey colors, field issues, and so on.

Tights – Approved USAR Policy (11-20-2019)

Oct 30

Bid form for 2020 15s Championships

Attached (via Google Doc link) is the Bid Application to host Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) 15’s Championship the weekend of May 2, 2020. The Mid Atlantic Conference Championship Event determines the teams which advance along the National Championship pathway for the Men’s D1, D2, D3, D4, and Women’s D2 and D3. The event involves 8 men’s clubs with 4 matches and 4 women’s teams with 2 matches. The event is a single day event requiring 2 fields and a warm-up area.

Bids for all Mid Atlantic Conference MAC Fifteens playoff events must be emailed by November 30 in a PDF format to the Chairperson of the MAC Committee (greekdaisy@gmail.com).

Effective 2014, MAC playoff and championship events are sponsored and funded by two Geographical Unions, the Capital Geographic Union (CGU) and the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) according to an alternating schedule. The Host applicant will be reimbursed by the appropriate Geographical Union.

The bidding is limited to EPRU teams until November 30 since 2020 is an even year. However, if no acceptable bids are provided, bidding will re-open to both Capital and EPRU.

Aug 31

CMS Reporting and Tech Zones (required)!

Beginning this Fall (2019), completion of CMS entries are now required by USA Rugby to be within 48 hours of the match’s completion. Both teams must post the final results, rosters, and player substitution(s), as well as the virtual signing. [Posted 08/15/2019.]

Effective immediately, USA Rugby adopted the USA Rugby Technical Zone and Sideline Management policy this summer for implementation across all club competitions. The field set-up document is at https://assets.usarugby.org/…/USA-Rugby-Technical-Zone-and-…. [Posted May 11, 2019.]

More info on these and other items is at https://www.usa.rugby/2019/08/membership-update-for-2019-20-competitive-season/. [Posted 08/31/2019.]

May 01

Spring 2019 Playoff info

Club Men (D1, D2, D3, D4)

Club Women Info (D1, D2, D3)

MAC Championships on May 4 & 5 for Men D2, D3, D4 and Women D2, D3
Location: Pittsburgh Harlequins

Saturday, May 4:
1200 D3W (semi) Field 1
1200 D3W (semi) Field 2
1400 D2W (semi) Field 1
1400 D2W (semi) Field 2
1600 D2M (final) Field 1

Sunday, May 5:
1000 D3W (final) Field 1
1200 D2W (final) Field 1
1400 D4M (final) Field 1
1400 D3M (final) Field 2