UKU/BUCS Uni Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup 2015-16

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/12/2015 - 4:21pm
Event date: 
16 Apr 2016 (All day) - 17 Apr 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals will be held on this date at Nottingham University's Grove Farm venue.

The venue doesn’t have its own postcode, but NG7 2SA will get you onto the right entry road. Follow it all the way to the end, even though it looks like it doesn't go anywhere much.


 

You can now access the Schedule and Info Pack as pdfs below. Additionally, the online schedule will update throughout the weekend, for those following remotely, and can be found here: http://goo.gl/dSvQez


 

This year we plan to host an amazing six divisions:

 

Men's UKU/BUCS Championships (a.k.a Division 1, 16 teams)

Men's UKU/BUCS Trophy (a.k.a Division 2, 14 teams)

Men's UKU/BUCS Conference Cup Finals (a.k.a. Division 3, 10 teams)

 

Women's UKU/BUCS Championships (a.k.a. Division 1, 16 teams)

Women's UKU/BUCS Division 2 (No BUCS points available, but still a BUCS event - 16 teams)

 

The Alumni Cup (Possibly room for 16 teams, but likely only 8 - depends on number of pitches available nearer the time).

 


 

For the Men's teams, qualification was through the leagues (for those in 1A) or through the Conference Cup (for those in lower divisions). Hopefully you should know which division you qualified for - top 3 to Championship, next 3 to Trophy, and the Conference Cup finalists obviously go through to that division.

The one exception is that the best 4th placed team in the leagues goes to the Championship - but BUCS haven't yet told us who that is! For now, 4th-6th should enter the Trophy and BUCS will swap one team up to the Championship when they know who it is!

BUCS have confirmed that you DO need to enter through BUCSscore, even though your fees are covered by your league fees. You don't need to pay - the cost is set to zero on the entry I understand - but you do need to enter. You athletic union staff will have to do this - you CANNOT enter yourselves. Go see them ASAP.

If - and only if - all the Uni staff are on holiday until after the closing date (technically possible I guess at this time of year) then it should be OK to enter late, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know that you do intend to come.

All players will of course require full membership of the UKU for the finals.

 


 

For the Women's teams, qualifiers will need to enter through BUCSscore. Your athletic union staff will have to do this for you - you CANNOT enter yourselves. Go see them ASAP. The cost will be £140 as usual, and entries will close on the 31st March.

If - and only if - all the Uni staff are on holiday until after the closing date (technically possible I guess at this time of year) then it should be OK to enter late, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know that you do intend to come. Similarly, if you qualified but are unable to attend, do let us know so that we can contact the next team on the list.

The waiting list looks like this:

N9 Nottingham
W9

Plymouth (have indicated they would not take a spot if offered)

Sc9 St Andrews 2
N10 Manchester
W10 Warwick
N11 Liverpool
N12 Lancaster
E9 Kent
Sc10 Glasgow 2
W11 Southampton 2
N13 Newcastle 2

 

Nottingham in fact are already assured of a place as Stirling are unable to attend. If any other qualified team will not be attending, do let us know straight away so that we can tell the next team to start planning their logistics as early as possible.

 

All players will of course require full membership of the UKU for the finals.

 


 

The Alumni Cup

Have you ever argued that your university team of 2010 was better than the 2005 team? Have you always wanted a re-match of a previous Student Nationals final? Well now is your chance! Gather together your mates and enter a team into the Alumni Cup.

Alumni cup will be an open division - obviously that means genuinely Open and not Men's; mixed teams are possible. To be eligible for an alumni team the player must have attended the institution for at least one year, on a more-than-half-time basis. The player does not need to have graduated from that institution. Universities may enter more than one team. All players must have basic UKU membership as a minimum - we will check some rosters at random on the day.

There is no qualification for this division. Please click here now to register. Entries will be accepted on a first-pay, first served basis and are not confirmed until payment has been received. The initial deadline for entries is Friday 1st April.

If you drop out before 1st April you will of course be refunded, but after that date you should not expect to get your money back. Late dropouts are a pain for everyone - please ensure you do have a full team before entering. Alumni teams are by their very nature a bit disparate and hard to herd, so please be really sure you do have enough committed players!

 

Cost = £185 per team

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£185 / £140 / Included in men's league fees!
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form for Alumni teams; through your Uni and BUCSscore for Men's and Women's teams

Accomodation and transport: 

We do not intend to provide accommodation. We very rarely do for BUCS events, as your Uni should be supporting you. We do understand that some teams will not get that support, so you should contact us and we will put you in touch with the local team who MAY be able to help - but no guarantees.

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UMWON Schedule 2016 - full.pdf278.61 KB
Info Pack v1-0.pdf625.2 KB
draft pitch map.pdf178.37 KB