UKU Club Open Tour 3 - B-Tour South

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 7:49am
Event date: 
14 Jul 2018 (All day) - 15 Jul 2018 (All day)
Event details: 



 UKU Open Tour - B-Tour South will be held at Edenbridge RFC on the weekend of 14th/15th July. 


This is alongside A-Tour and B-South divisions at the event in Birmingham on the same weekend (of which the details can be found here).  This will be similar to to B-Tour South event held in 2017. 


Entry for this tournament will open on Thursday 3rd May until Friday 1st June 2018 for all teams. Teams are required to enter using the UKU Event Entry Form. You should enter the "UKU Club Open & Women's Tour 3 (14-15 July / £220) Birmingham/Edenbridge" event and then select your preference for EITHER BIRMINGHAM or EDENBRIDGE when filling in the form. 

We hope to be able to accommodate everyone between these two tournaments, but should the event(s) be oversubscribed at the time of the deadline, a set of allocation criteria to award spaces will be followed (outlined below).

When the number of teams exceeds the capacity, teams within the last-used criteria-group will be split according to the subsequent criteria:

  1. “Protected” teams [*1] (not applicable)
  2. “Invited” teams (GB, international, new/extremely local [*2] (if applicable)
  3. Teams assigned to the same region as the event [*3]
  4. Teams ranked in the top 32 teams UKU Tour 2017
  5. UKU-Affiliated clubs
  6. “Local teams” allocated to the other region, based on an algorithm that looks at relative distances between teams and the two tournament locations.  
  7. Remaining teams, in order of their total tour points from UKU Tour 2017
  8. Teams with no record from the previous year will be below those with a ranking, and will be separated by drawing lots should the need arise.
[*1] These teams are:Clapham A, Chevron Action Flash, EMO 1, Reading 1, Fire of London 1, Glasgow 1, Devon 1, Manchester 1, Ka-Pow!, Clapham 1, SMOG, Flump.  FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT these teams are NOT guaranteed to play in the A Tour at all three events, they are simply guaranteed entry to that venue.

[*2] New teams, foreign teams, teams representing GB or much-changed teams believed likely by the competitions committee (based on e.g. known personnel or early season results) to finish in the top 24.  Teams whose participation the UKU Competitions Committee believe will benefit the growth of Ultimate – for example, but not limited to, local teams who may not yet be ready to travel to other tournaments, or teams based in underrepresented geographical areas.  

[*3] E.g. at OWT2 Cardiff, teams allocated to the “South region” will have priority.

If the tournament is full then the team(s) not allocated a space initially will be placed on a wait list to be awarded one should one become available due to a drop out. Although please note that late entries may be charged an additional £30 fine and any teams entering less than two weeks before any of the Tour Series tournaments may be fined an additional £50 by UKU.


Once the entry deadline has passed, the list of confirmed teams will be published on the UKU website, sent out as one of our Event Newsletters and posted on Britdisc. Please do not expect an individual confirmation email - you need to keep an eye out for the announcement! However, if it’s after the deadline and you’re unsure whether your team has made it and/or you can’t find the information on the above, please email events@ukultimate.comand we will be able to confirm whether or not you have been awarded a space.


The payment deadline for ALL teams is also Friday 1st June


Upon submitting the UKU Event Entry form on behalf of your team, you agree to make payment of the full team entry fee by the stated payment deadline. For any team that does not send payment by the deadline and/or the payment has not been received, their place can be cancelled and awarded to the next team on the wait-list at the discretion of UKU. 

If any teams pull out following the specified entry deadline(s) (as above) a penalty will occur:

  • Teams that drop out after the entry deadline date will be liable for 50% of the fees.
  • Teams that drop out in the fortnight prior to the tournament will be liable for the full team fee and will not be refunded.
If your team is placed on the waitlist and not awarded a space, you will be offered a full refund.
How to register: