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Masters Division

 
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  National Men's Masters Director Kyle Christoph
  National Women's Masters Director Kristi Schmeling

 

Masters Division Guidelines - 2018
(To be published by Friday, Feb. 9)

Masters Division Guidelines - 2017

Masters Division Contacts

 


The Masters Division is age restricted: Men's Masters (33+); Mixed Masters (30+ for women, and 33+ for men); Women's Masters (30+); Men's Grand Masters (40+); Women's Grand Masters (37+); and Great Grand Masters (45+ for women, and 50+ for men).

The Masters Division began in 1991 as an age-restricted division of play at the Club Championships. The Masters Women's Division was discontinued in 1998, but was reinstated in 2009 alongside the Grand Masters Division at a standalone summer event.  In 2013, the Masters Open division was renamed Masters Men's and moved from the fall to join the other divisions at the Masters Championships. In 2017, the division expanded to include the Mixed Masters, Women's Grand Masters and Men's Great Grand Masters divisions.


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2018 Masters Season

 

 
2018 Masters Championship Series
 
 
         
  June (dates TBD)   July 20- 22  
         
  Masters Regional Championships   Masters
Championships
 

 

  • Masters Series (2018)

  • Masters Championships (2018)

  • History

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     2017MastersNationalsLogo 500x500   The 2018 Masters Championships will return to the Stuarts Sports Complex in Aurora, Illinois, July 20 - 22.

    Up to 16 teams in each division will compete for national championships in 2018.

     

    Great Grand Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northeast Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southwest Great Grand Masters Regionals TBD      

    Men's Grand Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD    
                                          
    TBD Northeast Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD    
    TBD Southwest Men's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      

    Women's Grand Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northeast Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southwest Women's Grand Masters Regionals TBD      

    Men's Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northeast Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Men's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southwest Men's Masters Regionals TBD      

    Mixed Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northeast Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southwest Mixed Masters Regionals TBD      

    Women's Masters Division

    Date Name Location Registered Teams # Bids to Masters Championships* Results
    TBD Great Lakes Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Mid-Atlantic Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD North Central Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northeast Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Northwest Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD South Central Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southeast Women's Masters Regionals TBD      
    TBD Southwest Women's Masters Regionals TBD      

     * The # of bids to the USA Ultimate Masters Championships are preliminary numbers based on the total number of teams and regional player count on the Team Registration Deadline. Regional bid allocations can fluctuate if teams withdraw from regionals or decline their bids to the USA Ultimate Masters Championships.

    If you have a question on your Regional event, please contact your Regional Coordinator. 

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    The 2018 Masters Championships will take place July 21 - 23 in Aurora, IL.

    2017 Champions:

    • Johnny Encore (Masters Men's)

    • UPAARP (Masters Mixed)

    • Surly C.O.U.G.A.R.S. (Masters Women's)

    • Surly (Grand Masters Men's)

    • Boston (Grand Masters Women's)

    • Relics (Great Grand Masters)


      Date:    July 20 - 22
      Location:   Aurora, IL
     

     

Teams

 

 

The link below shows Masters teams that have met the eligibility requirements to compete in the 2018 Masters Series.  Please report any errors to ernest@hq.usaultimate.org.

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Regional Boundaries


For regions with enough teams to hold a qualifying tournament, Masters teams compete in one of 8 geographic regions of play.  In 2014, the Masters division expanded from 6 regions to 8 regions to align itself with the current Club division boundaries.  Email ernest@hq.usaultimate.org with any clarifications regarding regional boundaries.

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Region Geographic Scope
Great Lakes   Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan (lower), Ohio
Mid-Atlantic    Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
North Central Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin + Manitoba / Ontario (upper)
Northeast       Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont +  Newfoundland and Labrador / Nova Scotia / Ontario (lower) / Quebec
Northwest     Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington + Alberta / British Columbia / Saskatchewan
South Central Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming + Mexican states (various)
Southeast      Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Southwest     Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, + Mexican states (various)

 

 

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FAQs

Who is eligible to compete?

The Masters Divisions are restricted to players of a certain age or older: Great Grand Masters (50+ for males / 45+ for females); Men's Grand Masters (40+); Women's Grand Masters (37+); Men's Masters (33+); Women's Masters (30+); Mixed Masters (33+ for males / 30+ for females).

Where do I compete? 

In addition to the summer Masters Championships, regions with enough teams have Regional qualifier events to determine bids to the championship. Figure out which of the 6 regions your team is in above.

Who are my local coordinators?

Visit the Contact Us page for the full list of volunteer Masters Regional Coordinators and their email aliases.

How do I start a team?

Refer to the Masters Guidelines for details regarding registration.

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