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!
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.