BUCS UKU University Men's Indoor Regionals

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 8:06am
Event date: 
1 Nov 2014 - 00:00 - 2 Nov 2014 - 18:00
Event details: 

University Men's Indoor Regionals will be hosted at 7 venues across the UK on this date. Entry will be through BUCScore - some more details on http://goo.gl/l8yjvZ

To enter these events please contact your Athletic or Sport Union officer. They will enter your teams via BUCSscore. Make sure you know what region you are in and have your Team Captains' name, email address and phone number. They will do the rest.


PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to male players this year. Unlike in previous years, female players are NOT allowed to play.


Scotland: Aberdeen Sports Village

NE&NW: Body & Mind, Liverpool

Yorks & East Mids: The Edge, Leeds

East & London: Herts Sports Village

West & Wales: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry

SE: The Triangle, Burgess Hill (nr. Brighton)

SW: Bath Sports Training Village


Info packs now available:

Scotland http://goo.gl/kNHC3V
NE &NW http://goo.gl/5Qrjjo
Yorks & East http://goo.gl/htSg6L
West & Wales http://goo.gl/SDG5l7
East & London http://goo.gl/n5aM8z
South East http://goo.gl/Z9SQ84
South West http://goo.gl/y9IfvG


And schedules too (Note - these are subject to change until friday morning in case of any errors being found!):

Scotland http://goo.gl/0u2LA3
NE &NW http://goo.gl/Vj2urx
Yorks & East http://goo.gl/3HH47f
West & Wales http://goo.gl/eojqic
East & London http://goo.gl/zN6QUB
South East http://goo.gl/4W05jW
South West http://goo.gl/ANW2Yc

UKU/BUCS Indoors Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. If places remain open after that date, they MAY be filled on a first-pay first-play basis. UKU/BUCS reserve the right to refuse a late entry if it will compromise the tournament for others – for example by adversely affecting the schedule – and to place the team on a waiting list instead.


For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

·         First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.

·         If there is insufficient room for all first teams, places will be awarded in the following order:

o   First teams finishing in the top half of the previous year’s tournament

o   First teams who didn’t enter the previous year’s tournament

o   Remaining first teams in order of their finishing position last year

·         If there are spaces remaining after all first teams have been awarded a space, second teams will be offered places in an order based on finishing position last year, and then third teams and so on

o   Second teams with no finishing position from last year will have a lower priority than those who attended – but still above all third teams (and so on)

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams with no finishing position from last year, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

BUCS Nationals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. Entry is guaranteed for all qualifying teams provided they meet this deadline.

Should any teams fail to take up their spots, the places will be filled by the next-ranked team from one of the qualifying tournaments, with priority among regions determined according to the following (in order):

1.       The region(s) not yet offered an extra place under this process which had the fewest qualification spots originally

2.       The region from which the team dropped out

3.       The strongest regions, i.e.

a.       for Division 1, the region with the highest-ranked relegated team last year – but note that rule 1 means we ignore teams from regions already awarded a dropout-spot. (Note that in this first year of a 20-team Div 1, we will use the teams finishing 5th/6th/7th in Div 2 last year.)

b.      for Division 2, the region with the highest average finishing position in Division 2 the previous year

c.       for women’s, the region with the highest average finishing position last year.

4.       A lottery between regions that cannot be separated by the above


The closing date and payment date will be midnight on the Friday 14 days before the event. Other rules will be the same as for BUCS tournaments, with the following additions:

·         Single-institution teams at a given level (e.g. 1st, 2nd etc) will have priority entry at regionals over any teams at the same level who have players from more than one institution.

·         UKU reserve the right to move clubs to a blacklist if any of their teams default from any University tournament at late notice.

o   Blacklisted 1st teams will only get into non-BUCS tournaments if there is space for all 1st teams; 2nd/3rd/4th teams from blacklisted clubs will only get a space if the tournament is undersubscribed – i.e. someone else’s 4th team will get in ahead of your 2nd team.