Pride Bowl X

CMSA is proud to present PRIDE BOWL X

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association is pleased to announce that Pride Bowl X will take place on June 23rd and 24th, 2017.  The event will once again be held on Chicago's Montrose Lakeside Fields.

Tournament Format/Divisions:

"Open A": This division is for teams that would compete in the "A" bracket of Gay Bowl. All teams will play 3 pool play games on Friday followed by a knockout bracket on Saturday. Consolation games will be played. Register here!

"Open B/C": New this year, is a B/C bracket for 14 teams. All teams will play 3 pool play games on Friday. On day 2, the top 8 teams will compete for the B championship and the remaining 6 will have an opportunity to play for the C championship. Consolation games will be played. Register here!

"Womens": For the 2nd year, 8 women's teams will play 3 pool play games on Friday followed by a knockout tournament on Saturday. Consolation games will be offered. Register here!

Play will begin at 8am both days and conclude by 5pm.

Rules:  We will use the NGFFL rulebook with the modifications listed below. (Note: This is for rules only--there is no out of town or straight/gay rule for team rosters). 

Pride Bowl Rules Modifications:

(1) Each game consists of two 25 Minute halves.

(2) Halftime is 5 minutes.

(3) Overtime will begin 1st and goal from the 20 yard line.

(4) Consolation games on day 2 will be played with 30 minute running clock halves (no college timing after the 2 minute warning). The only stoppages will be for team timeouts.

Social Events:  Social events will be scheduled each night beginning Thursday June 22nd culminating with the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday June 25th.

Host Hotel: We have contracted with the Hampton Inn - Loyola Station to offer a room block. Rooms will be an affordable $159/night with free breakfast and Wifi. The hotel is located approximately 1 mile north of the fields. The block will be available for booking later this month.

Team Registration: The rate through April 30th is $700/team and increases to $850 thereafter. Registration is now open!

Payment can be completed online (team fee + convenience fees) or checks (payable to CMSA) may be sent to:  Michael Rice 1634 W. Farragut Avenue Unit 2 Chicago, IL 60640.  Even if paying by check you must go through the online process to reserve your spot in the tournament!

Note--payment must be received in full within 10 business days of registering your team or the registration will be voided. 

Player Registration: Each player must pay $6 fee upon registering.

All of us in Chicago look forward to welcoming you back for one of the best weekends of the year in our town.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing
or contacting Matt at 773.505.1142.

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