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

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

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.