Numerous Prep School Holiday Tournaments will kickoff starting tomorrow and Friday running through the weekend before all teams break for the Christmas Holidays. All the top teams will be in action. It will be interesting to see how the landscape shapes up after this weekend’s action.
The Flood Marr Tournament has a field second-to-none. Pre-season #1 Salisbury (4-0-1) will participate in this tournament, hosted by both Milton Academy and Nobles. #4 Kimball Union (5-0-1) is also in the field, as is Phillips Andover, Hotchkiss, Deerfield and pre-season #12 Westminster. Action starts Friday with a slate of six games all at Milton Academy.
Friday, December 20th at Milton Academy:
9:00am Deerfield vs. Milton
11:00am Salisbury vs. Kimball Union
1:00pm Nobles vs. Phillips Andover
3:00pm Hotchkiss vs. Westminster
5:00pm Kimball Union vs. Milton
7:00pm Salisbury vs. Deerfield
Saturday, December 21st at Nobles
9:00am Hotchkiss vs. Nobles
11:00am Westminster vs. Phillips Andover
1:00pm Milton vs. Salisbury
3:00pm Deerfield vs. Kimball Union
5:00pm Westminster vs. Nobles
7:00pm Phillips Andover vs. Hotchkiss
Sunday, December 22nd at Milton
Four playoff games starting at 8:00am
Another preview event gets underway on Thursday with the Avon Old Farms Classic. Included in the field there are pre-season #2 Gunnery (2-2-0), #3 Berkshire (4-1-0), #6 Kent (3-1-1) and host Avon Old Farms. Rounding out the field are Tabor, St. Paul’s, Loomis Chaffee and Trinity Pawling.
Thursday, December 19th at Avon Old Farms:
3:00pm Trinity Pawling vs.Gunnery
5:00pm Kent vs Avon Old Farms
7:00pm St. Paul’s vs. Loomis Chaffee
9:00pm Tabor vs. Berkshire
Friday, December 20th at Avon Old Farms (except where noted)
9:00 am Trinity Pawling vs. Loomis Chaffee at Trinity College
9:00am Gunnery vs. St. Paul’s
11:00am Kent vs. Tabor at Trinity College
11:00am Berkshire vs. Avon Old Farms
3:00pm St. Paul’s vs. Trinity Pawling
5:00 pm Gunnery vs. Loomis Chaffee
7:00pm Berkshire vs. Kent
9:00pm Tabor vs. Avon Old Farms
Saturday, December 21st at Avon Old Farms
Four playoff games starting at 8:30am
The Lawrence Academy-Groton Tournament also kicks off on Thursday. Highlighting the field will be pre-season #8 Cushing (6-1-0) and #13 Dexter (5-1-0). Also appearing will be Midwest prep power Culver Academy.
Thursday, December 19th
3:30pm Pomfret vs. Holderness at Groton
4:30pm Dexter vs Culver at Groton
5:30pm Proctor vs. Groton at Groton
7:30pm Cushing vs. Lawrence Academy at Lawrence
Friday, December 20th
9:00am Pomfret vs. Proctor at Groton
9:00am Cushing vs. Culver at Lawrence
10:00am Holderness vs. Groton at Groton
11:00am Dexter vs. Lawrence Academy at Lawrence
4:30pm Cushing vs. Dexter at Lawrence
5:00pm Holderness vs. Proctor at Groton
5:30pm Pomfret vs. Groton at Groton
6:30pm Culver vs. Lawrence Acad. at Lawrence Acad.
Saturday, December 21st
9:00am 7th place game at Groton
9:15am 5th place game at Groton
9:30am 3rd place game at Lawrence Acad.
11:30 am Championship game at Lawrence Acad.
Other top holiday tournaments this weekend are the Lawrenceville Tournament held at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey (December 20-22: Lawrenceville, Belmont Hill, Choate, Taft, Northfield, Nichols School, Canterbury and Upper Canada College), and the St. Sebastian’s Tournament in Needham, MA (December 20-22: St. Sebastian’s Albany Academy, Williston, Rivers, Winchendon, Northwood, Thayer and St. Andrews College).