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The Mid-Atlantic Conference Rugby Men’s D1-3 Playoffs

April 24, 2017

The Mid-Atlantic Conference Rugby Men’s D1-3 Playoffs

Doug Coil

The 2017 Men’s MAC D1, D2 and D3 Championships will take place on May 6th and will be hosted by Richmond Lions at Dorey Park,  2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

The Division 1 semi-finals will begin on Saturday, April 29 as Rocky Gorge hosts the Norfolk Blues and Schuylkill River hosts the Pittsburgh Harlequins. The winners will meet in the Championship on May 6. The Champion will then move to USA Rugby Round 8/4 in Pittsburgh, PA on May 20-21.

The Division II semi-finals will also begin on Saturday, April 29, as Philadelphia-Whitemarsh hosts Northern Virginia and the Washington Irish) host Old Gaelic. The winners will meet in the Championship on May 6. The Champion will then move to USA Rugby Round 8/4 in Pittsburgh, PA on May 20-21.

The Division III playoffs began on April 1, 8 and 15 to determine playoff seeds. On April 22 the Quarterfinals occurred with North Bay beating South Jersey 11-8, Lehigh Valley Hooligans beat Western Suburbs 32-12, Blackthorn won 16-12 against Blacksburg and James River won 45-7 over the Washington Renegades. This set up semi-final matches with North Bay facing Blackthorn and Lehigh Valley Hooligans hosting James River. The winners will meet in the Championship on May 6. The Champion will then move to USA Rugby Round 8/4 in Pittsburgh, PA on May 20-21.

Division I Playoffs (http://usarugbystats.com/competition/555)

Date: Saturday, April 29
Semifinals – Hosted by the #1 and #2 seeds
#1 Rocky Gorge v  #4 Norfolk Blues
#2 Schuylkill River  v  #3 Pittsburgh Harlequins

Date: Saturday, May 6
Richmond VA – Dorey Park (Hosted by Richmond Lions)
Time TBD – Men’s D1 Championship
The winner goes to USA Division I Round of 8/4 – May 20-21 at Pittsburgh, PA


Division II Playoffs (http://usarugbystats.com/competition/554)

Date: Saturday, April 29
Semifinals – Hosted by the #1 seeds
#1-North (Philadelphia-Whitemarsh) v #2-South (Northern Virginia)
#1-South (Washington Irish) v #2-North (Old Gaelic)

Date: Saturday, May 6
Richmond VA – Dorey Park (Hosted by Richmond Lions)
Time TBD – Men’s D2 Championship
The winner goes to USA Division II Round of 8/4 – May 20-21 at Pittsburgh, PA


Division III Playoffs  (http://usarugbystats.com/competition/553)

Each of the D3 divisions will have internal playoffs, hosted at the higher seed on April 1st and April 8th.

Date: Saturday, April 1st
(home side is listed first)
D3-South Match 1: D3-South-East 1  (James River) 34-19 (Virginia) D3-South-West 2
D3-SouthMatch 2: D3-South-West 1 (Blacksburg) 55-17 (Newport News) D3-South-East 2 (Newport News)

Date: Saturday April 8th
D3-South Match 3: Winner Match A (James River; home) 24-29 (Blacksburg) Winner Match B  – This match will determine seeding for the #3 and #5 spots.
D3 Central South #1 (Renegades) at D3 Central North #1 (North Bay) – this match will determine seeding for the #1 and #4 spots.  Final Score: Renegades 16-   North Bay 30
D3 Central South #2 Western Suburbs (home) vs. D3 Central North #2 (Baltimore-Chesapeake) – this match will determine who has the #7 spot.  Final Western Suburbs 33- Baltimore-Chesapeake 12

Date: Saturday April 15th
D3-North-North # 1 (Blackthorn) 24-31 (Lehigh Valley) D3-North-South #1 – this match will determine seeding for the #2 and #6 spots.
D3-North-North #2 (North Penn) 0-69 (South Jersey) D3-North-South #2– this match will determine who has the #8 spot.

Date: Saturday April 22nd
Quarterfinal matches (hosted by the higher seed)
Match A: #1 Central (North Bay) 1 v #8 North 3 (South Jersey) -North Bay 11-8 South Jersey
Match B: #2 North 1 (Lehigh Valley) v # 7 Central 3 (Western Suburbs) – Lehigh Valley Hooligans 32-12 Western Suburbs
Match C: #3 South 1 (Blacksburg) v #6 North 2 (Blackthorn) – Blacksburg 12-16 Blackthorn
Match D: #4 Central 2 (Washington Renegades) v #5 South 2 (James River) -Washington Renegades 7-45 James River

Date: Saturday April 29th
Semi Finals (hosted at the higher seed)
Match E: Winner Match A (North Bay) v Winner Match D (James River)
Match F: Winner Match B (Lehigh Valley Hooligans) v Winner Match C (Blackthorn)

Date: Saturday, May 6 – MAC Finals
Richmond VA – Dorey Park (Hosted by Richmond Lions)
Time 11am (tentative) – Men’s D3 Championship
The winner goes to USA Division III Round of 8/4 – May 20-21 at Pittsburgh, PA

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