UKU University Mixed Indoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 1:21pm
Event date: 
25 Nov 2017 (All day) - 26 Nov 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UXIN 2017/18 will be held on this date at 2 different venues.

Div 1: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry (rubbercrumb)


Info Pack:

Div 2: Wildcats Arena, Nottingham (hardcourt)


Info Pack:

(PDFs of the documents can also be found below)




This document shows the most up to date information we have regarding the timings and locations for these events.


Entry for these tournaments open on Tuesday 31st October for 2 weeks only and teams can enter using the UKU Event Entry Form. The closing date is Tuesday 14th NovemberIf you are entered as of that date, you WILL BE LIABLE for the fees, even if you drop out afterwards. 

You do not need to pay upfront to secure your spot if that is difficult for you - there are often delays going through university processes, and we understand this. But as mentioned, you WILL be liable if you initially sign up and then drop out after the closing date. To be eligible to play you must have finished in one of the qualifying spots for your region; the number of bids per region is as outlined below: 

Mixed (Div 1 + Div 2) (change versus last year)

Scotland & Northern Ireland: 4+2 
North East & North West: 2+3
Yorkshire & East Midlands: 5+2
East & London 2+2
South East 2+2 (lost 1 div 2 spot)
South West: 2+3 (gained one div 2 spot)
West Midlands & Wales: 3+2 

The confirmed list of teams that have qualified for both Division 1 and Division 2 following UXIR can be found here:


If you DO NOT want to take up your qualifying spot from UXIR then you must let us know straight away following the tournament, otherwise you may be liable to pay a fine if you leave it too late. As the entries open the Tuesday after the weekend of UXIR please consider the chances of you playing at UXIN over the weekend of regionals if you anticipate you have a chance of qualifying. We understand that there is not long to decide, however, there is a very short space of time before the National competition and we need to have enough time to find a replacement team if you do not wish to play. 




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 (to your Uni) and on our UKU event pages. BUCS will NOT accept late entries - no exceptions. It may be possible for us to institute a second round of entries after the first deadline has passed if the tournaments are undersubscribed, but these will be charged (by BUCS) at 20% over the initial price - and we cannot in any way guarantee to make space for teams who have missed the BUCS deadlines. Don't mess this up!


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:

Late entries may be accepted, providing that they improve the schedule for others. We will not allow late entries which make the numbers worse.

·         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 UKU 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.




Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email:

How to register: 
Accomodation and transport: 

We do not intend to provide accommodation for this Nationals event. There are a number of relatively local universities who may be able to help you out if you ask them nicely - Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry etc. - but UKU is not centrally organising anything. There are a great many cheapish travelodges and similar options in this part of the country.

UXIN Div 1 2017-18 Info Pack.pdf133.29 KB
UXIN Div 2 2017-18 Info Pack.pdf125.08 KB
UXIN Div 1 Schedule 2017-18.pdf126.47 KB
UXIN Div 2 Schedule 2017-18.pdf143 KB