UKU/BUCS University Women's Outdoor Regionals 2015/16 (and SSS Scottish University Open Outdoor Championships)

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 11/09/2015 - 2:16pm
Event date: 
5 Mar 2016 - 00:00 - 6 Mar 2016 - 11:59
Event details: 

UKU/BUCS University Women's Outdoor Regionals will be held in 4 locations across the UK on this date.


Scotland: University Sports Centre, St Andrews, KY16 9DY [Info Pack] [PDF schedule]

North: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS [Info Pack[PDF schedule]

West: Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road, Llanrumney, CF3 4JN [Info Pack[PDF schedule]

East: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO43SQ [Info Pack[PDF schedule]

(NOTE - Postcode for Essex will not work well in satnavs. Directions here:


Entries should now be open through BUCSscore - you CANNOT enter through UKU. You must get the staff at your Athletic Union to enter through the official BUCS site. Entries will close on the 25th February - get on it ASAP!


All Women's teams must enter in order to qualify for BUCS Nationals. We expect to run both a Division 1 and a Division 2 at Nationals, so the large majority of teams should be able to attend, but you must attend regionals in order to be eligible for Nationals. Regionals is a required part of the BUCS season, and teams must qualify through it for the National event in April.


We have allowed capacity for approximately double the number of teams who entered last year, but of course as it has now become a BUCS event there is a chance that more teams will enter than we had expected. If the tournament is oversubscribed the entry procedures will be as described below.


In Scotland, we will also be running the SSS University Open Outdoor Championships alongside the BUCS Women's event. This will not have any impact on BUCS qualification for the boys, but will of course have some nice shiny SSS medals up for grabs as per usual. Teams wishing to enter this event should enter through the UKU Entry Form. It's impossible to say how many teams we can accommodate until we see the Women's entry numbers - we'll confirm after that closing date, and it will be first come first served among all the first teams, then all the second teams, and so on. Please note: If you are signed up for the SSS Open event as of that closing date (25th Feb) you will be expected to come if offered a place, and will be charged if you pull out. Don't sign up unless you are sure you can come.


In the North region, we also expect to have some free pitches where some Men's teams may be able to run a small warm-up tournament - but we cannot say how many teams we can accommodate until we see the Women's entries. Please email benji.heywood[at] if you would be interested in attending such an event and we'll try to see ASAP if anything can be organised. Again, those who get in contact first will get priority, and first teams will get priority over seconds.


In the West and East we anticipate that the Women's events will use most of the available ptich time and we do not intend to try and run any Men's event alongside.


UKU/BUCS 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.


Which region are we in?

Please note that your 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 Indoors and Outdoors), 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  


Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email:

How to register: 

You must enter the BUCS Women's events through your Athletic Union. You CANNOT do it any other way - go see them immediately! For the SSS Scottish Univeristy Open Outdoors event, you should use the UKU Entry Form.

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ScUWOR2015-16InfoPack.pdf312.38 KB
WUWOR201516InfoPack.pdf159.48 KB
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NUWOR 2015-16 Schedule.pdf142.5 KB
ScUWOR 2015-16 Schedule.pdf146.64 KB
WUWOR 2015-16 Schedule.pdf139.98 KB
EUWOR 2015-16 Schedule .pdf142.19 KB