UKU/BUCS University Men's and Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Mon, 06/11/2017 - 5:13pm
Event date: 
21 Apr 2018 (All day) - 22 Apr 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

University Men's and Women's Outdoor Nationals 2018, along with the Alumni Cup, will be held at the Riverside Sports Complex, University of Nottingham, on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.

 

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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.

 

Entries will open on Tuesday 6th March and will close on Thursday 22nd March 2018 for the WOMEN'S division and the ALUMNI CUP. Entries for the MEN'S division will be from Tuesday 27th March-Thursday 5th April. Make sure that you enter before the deadline because teams have missed out on a tournament they qualified for due to not getting an entry in on time - BUCS are extremely strict on this. Don't forget!


 

This year we will once again 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 Division 2 (No BUCS points available, but still a BUCS event - number of teams TBC)

 

The Alumni Cup (Space for up to 16 teams).

 


 

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 Championships, 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 Championships on points difference over the other 4th place finishers. This team should enter the Championships on BUCSscore.

ALL TEAMS 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 form - 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 we will talk to BUCS and make sure you are not disadvantaged, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know about any issues IN ADVANCE.

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

Entries are open from Tuesday 27th March - Thursday 5th April. 


 

For the Women's teams, please 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 £155 as usual, and entries will close on the 22nd 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 we will talk to BUCS and make sure you are not disadvantaged, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know about any issues IN ADVANCE. 

 

Following the cancellation of all UWOR events, all Women’s teams are invited to the Nationals event, and the Regional and Nationals competitions will now be combined by creating a regional qualification competition which will take place on the Saturday morning. This will then determine which teams proceed to play in the Division 1 (BUCS) Finals and those that finish the weekend competing in Division 2. The full announcement and details of what's happening can be found here.

 

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 - i.e. it's quite possible for current teams/players who didn't qualify for nationals to come along and play in the Alumni Cup. 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. Teams must enter using the UKU Event Entry Form. 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 Thursday 22nd March.

If you drop out before 22nd March 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!

Similarly, there is a small chance that the division does not get enough teams to go ahead. There will of course be refunds if that's the case, but do perhaps be a little wary of booking unrefundable accommodation etc. If team numbers are very low, we will ask the teams involved whether they would still like to go ahead with the tournament - we don't mind if you want to play with only 4 teams, but equally we are aware that some teams might not be tempted if the division is very small. We should stress though that we do expect the division to run, as it has every other year but we want you to be prepared should the situation arise.

 

Cost = £190 per team

Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£190 (Alumni) / £155 (Women's) / Included in Men's BUCS League fees! (Men's)
How to register: 

Women's & Men's: Through your AU and BUCSscore! If you have qualified but DO NOT want to take up your spot, let UKU now ASAP via events@ukultimate.com

 

Alumni Cup: Using the UKU Event Entry Form.

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.

Location

Riverside Sports Complex Nottingham NG7 2SA
United Kingdom
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