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)
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.
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.
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
Out of the Mid Atlantic, Scion Sirens were undefeated at this year’s Club Seven’s Champions. Congrats ladies! NOVA Women also had a strong showing, landing in 6th place.
NOVA Men finished in 9th place taking the Bowl, and Schuylkill River fell to Olympic in the Shield final by the end of the weekend.
For all the details and results, visit www.usaclub7s.com/.
Congratulations to this year’s MAC Sevens Champions:
1 Schuylkill River u23
1 – Schuylkill River
Our Premier clubs will go on to Nationals, in Denver August 13th in Denver Colorado.
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!
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.
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.