UKU/BUCS University Women's Indoor Regionals 2015/16

Submitted by benheywood on Tue, 25/08/2015 - 8:35am
Event date: 
21 Nov 2015 (All day) - 22 Nov 2015 (All day)
Event details: 

University Women's Indoor Regionals will be held on this weekend across four regions.

Full venue addresses, playing surface information and times of play can be found here.


Scotland: Ravenscraig, Glasgow

North: The Edge, Leeds

West: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry

East: Hertfordshire Sports Village

Info Packs and Schedules for the weekend are now available as PDFs below.

Or on these links:


Region Info Pack
Region Schedule


Note that the online schedules should update throughout the weekend whenever the TDs get the chance to enter scores, if you want to follow along at home!


Entry is through BUCScore. You cannot enter yourselves - you need to speak to your Athletic Union and get them to enter you into the event through the BUCS system. BUCS information page is here, but as mentioned you cannot actually enter yourselves. Go and see your administrator soon - if you leave it to the last day and they happen to be off work then you will struggle.


The closing date for entries is Thursday 12th November 2015.

Note also that BUCS do not generally give refunds. If you drop out, you will almost certainly be charged.


UKU/BUCS Indoors Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals (Open/Women - see additional rules for Mixed below)

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.

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


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.


Qualifying Spots

North 7
East 4
Scotland 5
West 4


Which region are we in?

Please note that you region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the Outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's), which do not tally with the 5 Outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!


East West North Scotland
Anglia Ruskin Aberyswyth Bradford Aberdeen
ARU  Bangor  Chester  Dundee 
Bedfordshire Bath  De Montfort  Edinburgh 
Brighton  Birmingham  Durham  Glasgow 
Brunel  Bournemouth  Hallam  Heriot-Watt 
Cambridge  Bristol  Huddersfield  Stirling 
Chicester  Cardiff  Hull  Strathclyde 
City Coventry  Lancaster  St Andrews
Cranfield  Exeter  Leeds   
Essex  Falmouth  Leeds Beckett  
Goldsmiths Gloucestershire Leicester  
Hertfordshire  Keele  Lincoln   
Holloway Plymouth  Liverpool   
Holloway  Southampton  Loughborough   
Imperial  Staffordshire  Manchester   
KCL  Swansea  Newcastle   
Kent  USW Northampton   
LSE  UWE  Northumbria  
Open Warwick  Nottingham   
Oxford  Winchester  Nottingham Trent   
Oxford Brookes Wolverhampton Salford   
Portsmouth  Worcester  Sheffield   
Queen Marys   Sheffield Hallam   
Reading    Sunderland  
Roehampton    UCLan   
St Mary's    York   
Surrey    York St Johns  


How to register: 

Entry is only through BUCScore. Contact your Athletic Union.

Accomodation and transport: 

There may be some limited accommodation available with the local team. They will contact you, most likely through the regional facebook group - so please make sure that you are represented in that group.


United Kingdom
EUWIRInfoPack.pdf161.63 KB
NUWIRInfoPack.pdf152.17 KB
WUWIRInfoPack.pdf141.02 KB
ScUWIRInfoPack.pdf134.67 KB
EUWIR 2015-16 Schedule - main.pdf126.52 KB
EUWIR 2015-16 Schedule - Pool Results.pdf66.58 KB
NUWIR 2015-16 Schedule - main.pdf148 KB
NUWIR 2015-16 Schedule - Pool Results.pdf57.58 KB
ScUWIR 2015-16 Schedule 17 teams.pdf151.58 KB
WUWIR 2015-16 Schedule 20 teams.pdf145.88 KB