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. 

"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.

"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.

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: Our room block at the Hampton Inn-Loyola Station has sold out, however they do have some rooms left in general inventory for booking. If you are in need of housing please call the hotel directly or book online.


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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