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.
Reminder: Everyone should confirm that their CMS match schedules and the schedules within their local referee society match.
Event News: MAC Championship locations announced!
On May 7-8, Philadelphia will be hosting the Women’s event.
On May 14-15, Wilmington will once again host the Men’s event.
BOTH of these will take place at Alapocas Run State Park.
CIPP Deadline – April 1st. All players must be CIPP’d.
Any roster submitted for matches played after April 1st must include players that were CIPPd before the deadline.
While you can CIPP someone after April 1st, they are not allowed to play in a competitive match, as that will create a roster violation. Non-league matches are okay.
New Facebook Group – Invite your admin folks to join:
Everyone should be hearing from their coordinators regarding CMS login information for their club and should be able to soon see their 2015-2016 schedules loaded within CMS.
If you need assistance with using CMS, USA Rugby has provided a user guide. Please reference this as necessary. Clubs with mulitple sides will receive a single login and will be able to access the matches for each side.
If you have not received your login information by September 3rd, please contact Margy Thomas.
On July 26 at 11:00, the Mid Atlantic Conference Competitions Committee will be meeting in person at Hamilton’s in the Washington DC area.
233 2nd St NW
Washington, DC 20001
The agenda for the meeting includes reviewing and updating several different policies and electing the chairperson for the 2015-2016 term.
The chairperson was originally an appointment made by USA Rugby for a two year term. We are now required to have the current MAC committee members elect the individual to fill this seat on an annual basis.
If you are interested in running for this position, please notify Margaret Dessypris Thomas <email@example.com> of your intent to run, and be prepared to show up in person at this meeting. The incumbent is seeking reelection as well.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the MAC Competitions Committee, those positions are elected/appointed at the CGU and EPRU AGMs that are organized by your respective union’s administration. Please consult with your local rugby union presidents if you have an interest in seeking a position.
While the meeting is open, MAC Club representatives’ attendance is not required.
Congratulations to the following clubs who will represent the Mid-Atlantic Conference in Charlotte NC for National playoffs:
Men’s D1 – Potomac Exiles
Men’s D2 – Rocky Gorge
Men’s D3 – Old Gaelic
Women’s D1 – Pittsburgh Angels
Women’s D2 – Severn River
Congratulations also goes to the MAC Champions for our M-D4 and W-D3 divisions:
Men’s D4 – Whitehorse Rugby
Women’s D3 – Phoenixville Whitehorse
The D3 Men’s and Women’s Championship matches were rescheduled. Thanks to these clubs for their patience with our weather situation, and thanks to the new hosting clubs.
The Men’s D3 Championship was held at the Lancaster Roses Pitch at 1pm
Old Gaelic 36, South Jersey 28
MAC Representative: Bryan Dewease
The Women’s D3 Championship will be held at the White Horse pitch on 5/16 at 10am.
Phoenixville White Horse v Northeast Philadelphia Irish
MAC Representative: Jean Solecki