CIAC revamps state schedule

As a result of the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has left many schools still closed and caused damage and other issues across the state, the CIAC has created a revised schedule for the 2012 fall tournaments.

The decision came after a thorough review of the calendar, discussion with tournament directors, and communication with potential host sites.

The CIAC fall tournaments in boys and girls soccer, field hockey and girls volleyball were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 5.

With the revised schedule the final day for regular season games to count will be Tuesday, Nov. 6 with teams having the option to play games Sunday Nov. 4 if the games are played after 12:30 p.m.

With the revised schedule, Tournament competition will begin on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Championship contests for volleyball and field hockey will be played the weekend of Nov. 16-17.

Finals for boys and girls soccer will be played the weekend of Nov. 23-24.

The State Cross Country Open, which was scheduled for Friday at Wickham Park, will be moved to Sunday (the last possible date due to the park closing on Monday and the New England Championships being scheduled for Saturday).

The girls swimming diving trials and finals for Class LL and S have also been changed from their originally scheduled date of Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The CIAC intentionally did not schedule tournament play for the three school days prior to Thanksgiving in consideration of the many events that occur in schools during that abbreviated week, to allow for rescheduling of semi-final matches if there is inclement weather, and because school fields are being used by football teams preparing for Thanksgiving games.

The CIAC Football Tournament schedule has not been altered.

The following is the complete revised CIAC Tournament schedule:

Cross Country

Girls State Open – Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

Boys State Open – Nov. 4, 2:45 p.m.

Boys Soccer

First Round – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 8

Second Round – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 10

Quarterfinals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 13

Semifinals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 16

Finals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 23-24

Girls Soccer

First Round – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 9

Second Round – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 12

Quarterfinals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 14

Semifinals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 17

Finals – LL, L, M, S – Nov. 23-24

Girls Volleyball

First Round – Nov. 8

Second Round – Nov. 10

Quarterfinals – M & S – Nov. 12

Quarterfinals – L & LL – Nov. 13

Semifinals – M & S – Nov. 14

Semifinals – L & LL – Nov. 15

Finals – S – Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

Finals – M 1 p.m., L 4 p.m., LL 7 p.m. – Nov. 17

Field Hockey

Qualifying Round – S – Nov. 7

Qualifying Round – M & L – Nov. 8

First Round – S – Nov. 8

First Round – M & L – Nov. 9

Quarterfinals – S – Nov. 10

Quarterfinals – M & L – Nov. 12

Semifinals – S – Nov. 13

Semifinals – M & L – Nov. 14

Finals – All Divisions – Times TBA – Nov. 17

Girls Swimming

Diving trials and finals for Class S will be changed from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9

Diving trials and finals for Class LL will be changed from Nov. 7 to either Nov. 9 or Nov. 12

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