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Bowers Event Information 2023


June 3 and 4, 2023
Somers, Connecticut

Somers Lacrosse Association ( is proud to host the 36th annual Paul Bowers Memorial Lacrosse Tournament for youth players from all over the Northeast region. We have approximately 160 teams participating and an outstanding event planned!  The information outlined here includes all of the details you should need including links to schedules, rules, address and parking information.

*Please share these details in advance with your teams/parents.* 


  • PETS are not allowed on the premises or around the playing fields. Please plan accordingly for the care of your animals. State Police and Animal Control will be patrolling the grounds.

  • NO grills allowed.

  • Please use caution crossing any of the streets.  Traffic can be busy on main roads as well as within complex.

  • Please look for designated trash drop off areas.

  • There is plenty of FREE PARKING throughout the school complex and we recommend utilizing those areas. Please be aware that anyone charging for parking is not affiliated with the Tournament or Somers Lacrosse Association.



  • Please download the TOURNEY MACHINE app on your smartphone and search for the Paul Bowers Memorial Lacrosse Tournament
  • You can also view the schedules here:
  • Each team will play 4 games.  Games are 25 minute running time, with start and end times based on a universal horn.  There are 5 minute intermissions between games.

*Important* - Sometimes unforeseen changes occur last minute with the schedules.  Please check Tourney Machine ON THE MORNING of your event for the final schedule.


Coaches and Players are asked to review and follow the tournament rules for their age division; Click HERE for rules

FIELDS & ADDRESS INFO – Click HERE for printable field maps

Bantam Girls and Bantam Boys

  • Somers Middle School (MBA - Mabelle B. Avery Middle School)

  • Fields 1-5 are immediately to your left as you turn into the school complex

  • Address for fields and parking:

    • 1 Vision Blvd, Somers, CT 06071


Junior Boys and Senior Boys

  • Somers Middle School (MBA - Mabelle B. Avery Middle School)) and Firehouse Fields

  • MBA Fields 1-5 are immediately to your left as you turn into the school complex

  • Firehouse Fields 6 & 7 are across the street from the middle school fields

  • All fields are within walking distance to each other

  • Address for fields and parking:

    • 1 Vision Blvd, Somers, CT 06071


Junior and Senior Girls

  • Somers High School and Field Road Park

  • Fields 8-12 are located at the high school track and also the lower fields of the park

  • Address for fields and parking:

    • 96 Field Road, Somers, CT 06071

  • This is the MAIN ENTRANCE, DO NOT USE the Vision Blvd address

  • Once in Field Road Park, use designated parking areas including all the way in back up near the high school


With approximately 160 teams and several hundred spectators coming to the tournament, traffic and parking can be heavy.  State Troopers will be assisted by a staff of volunteers to help direct traffic, as well as provide participants with directions and assistance where needed.  We ask for complete cooperation in order to ensure everyone's safety.  Please plan to arrive early - Traffic is especially busy between the hours of 7:30/8 - 9 am, and 12/12:30 - 1 pm.  A few items to note:

  • There is NO parking and NO ‘drop off’ allowed along Ninth District Road

  • Team tents and equipment will need to be carried from parking areas

  • DO NOT PARK in ‘No Parking Areas’ or Fire Lanes

  • DO NOT PARK on any of the streets

  • There is Handicap parking available with clearly marked spaces

  • State Police will be monitoring and cars will be towed


The event is held rain or shine (NO refunds).  In the event of lightning, we will suspend play and ask that everyone take shelter. For the safety of all players and attendees at the Tournament, the following lightning policy will be in effect for the entire day:

  • Play may be suspended (several loud whistle blasts, as well as multiple horn blasts) and players will be told to leave the field if a lightning strike is detected within a 5 mile radius OR in the event of other severe weather

  • Players should go directly to their team area and each team should have a plan as to where to go from there (i.e. cars)

  • Tournament Directors will communicate to Coaches via the Tourney Machine app

  • Once activities are suspended, play will not resume until at least 20 minutes after the last flash of lightning is detected or the sound of thunder heard by the site coordinator. At that time, the “all clear” signal will be given and play will resume.

  • Note: Play will resume in accordance with the time schedule, not from when the play was originally stopped.


We have several excellent vendors & food trucks this year!  Be sure to check out the variety of equipment and clothing available.


Raffle tickets are being sold at the Registration tent in each field area.  Be sure to get your raffle tickets and don't miss out on your chance to win this amazing prize!


Bowers Tournament T-Shirts are always popular and often sell out.  Stop by our registration tent and check out this year's design!  You and your players will not be disappointed!


Sportsmanship is the focus of the Paul Bowers Memorial Lacrosse Tournament.  Awards are given out each year to one team in each age division.  The following scoring policy is in place:

  1. For each game played, each referee can award five (5) points based on the sportsmanship displayed by the players, coaches and fans. Both teams can score 5 points, should both demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship. 

  2. After each game, the referee informs the sportsmanship scorekeeper of the point distribution for that game. 

  3. At the end of Bantam, Junior and Senior division play, the points are tallied by team and the team with the most points is awarded the Bowers Sportsmanship Award.  We encourage you to stay until the end of your division to see if your team wins this special honor!


We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a great weekend of lacrosse action!
Yours in Lacrosse,

The Bowers Committee and SLA Board of Directors

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