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

Submitted by megprice on Mon, 06/11/2017 - 6:13pm
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.

 

***INFO PACK***
https://goo.gl/hET3EK

 

***SPIRIT LINK***

https://goo.gl/SuugpA

 

***SCHEDULE***

https://goo.gl/4WexgF

 

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.

UKU University Mixed Outdoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Mon, 06/11/2017 - 6:10pm
Event date: 
17 Mar 2018 (All day) - 18 Mar 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

UXON will be held on this date in 2018 at Salford Sports Village!

For another year running, the tournament will be using the format of the Swiss Draw! This will enable us to run the event without the need of any qualifier/regional tournaments and it means that we can fit a large number of teams (hopefully everyone!) at the one venue.

 

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UXON IMPORTANT URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT


The forecast for this weekend in Salford has got much worse over the last few hours. It seems quite possible that we will not be able finish the tournament - although who knows what the weather will actually do. It certainly seems likely to be unpleasant even if we can play out the competition. We appreciate that many of you will already be on your way, but we have taken the decision to offer a FULL REFUND to any teams that want and decide to drop out now BEFORE MIDNIGHT tonight. We CANNOT cover any travel or accommodation losses.


YOU MUST CONFIRM BY PHONE - Si 07802 311298 or Meg 07984 563597.

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***SWISS DRAW LINK***

https://www.leaguevine.com/tournaments/20704/uxon-1718/swiss/games/

 

***INFO PACK***

https://goo.gl/GF3TNm

 

***SPIRIT LINK***

https://goo.gl/LHNsAS

***PITCH MAP***


WATER: We WILL NOT be providing team water bottles. 

 Water will be available from the main building but it’s a bit of a walk away from the pitches so make sure that you bring more than one water bottle and that you fill them up before your game! Especially if you have a back-to-back!!

 

FORMAT:
55 minute games.  Cap of 13 points. Half at 7.
1 timeout per team, per half. 
When time is up, finish the point then reduce points cap to current highest score +1.  
The HARD CAP is when the hooter signalling the start of the next game goes and you are to finish the possession. Draws can occur.

There are no pools, or knockout rounds. As the tournament goes on, you play against teams whose performance is closer and closer to your own. On saturday, teams will be divided into 2 equal groups of 16 (A and B). Each group of 16 will play in alternate game spots i.e. odd seeds will play in gameslots 1, 3 and 5. 

After Saturday the top 16 teams and bottom 16 teams will be reshuffled into new groups to give you further opportunity to play teams of your standard.
 
Game rounds cannot be generated until all scores are in i.e. Round 3 cannot be generated until the scores of Round 1 are all in. DO NOT WALK AWAY FROM YOUR FIELD UNTIL YOU SCORE HAS BEEN COLLECTED.
 
Swiss draw takes into account not only the score of your game (down to how many points each team scores) but also how well you and your opposition have done so far. Winning by a margin of 3 will give you a better Swiss Draw score than if you win by 2. Beating a strong team by 3 is better than beating a weak team by 3.
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List of confirmed teams: https://www.ukultimate.com/newsletter_issue/uxon_201718_confirmed_teams


Entry for this tournament will open on Tuesday 23rd January until Thursday 22nd February and will cost £155. Teams are required to enter using the UKU Event Entry Form.

We understand that it's not always easy to get payment sorted through your uni, so you do not need to pay by that date to secure your spot - but if you are signed up as of that date, and are offered a spot, you will be liable for the fees if you subsequently pull out. Don't enter a team just on the off chance you might take up the spot!

 

However, with such a high number of teams entering, we will not be able to guarantee accommodation for ANY teams. As you can imagine, having around 40 teams at the event with about 12-15 people per team, that's a lot of people to cater for, so we ask that you seriously consider whether you'd be able to attend the tournament if you are required to find your own accommodation for the weekend.

We MAY be able to provide some teams with a place to say for the night, in the form of a scout hut/church hall, but we urge teams to not rely on this possibility. If you have an option to stay in accommodation within 1 hour of the venue, the we strongly suggest that you confirm that as soon as you can rather than waiting on us to say whether something is or isn't available.

In previous years where we've held the tournament at this venue we have had to send teams to scout huts in Liverpool, so we do not exagerate when we say that we are limited with the accommodation options that we can organise for you. Although, if you are seriously stuck and have no other options, for whatever reason, then please state that you REALLY REALLY need accommdation on the UKU Event Entry Form and include details in the 'Other Information' section and we will try our best but, just to reiterate, we cannot guarantee accommodation for any teams at this moment in time.

Also, the other thing to bear in mind is that if any accommodation space is found, the other aspect that will be considered will be distance from the venue. Teams will be allocated space dependent on how far away their University is from the venue/how long their journey is in conjunction with whether they've stated they're depserate for a place to stay. Therefore, if your University is within 2-3 hours of the venue then please do not get your hopes up that accommodation space will be offered to you.

 

But what if the tournament is oversubscribed?

We hope to accommodate everyone at this tournament, but should the tournament be oversubscribed at the closing date, the following rules (using the UKU/BUCS indoor rules as a basis) will apply:

 

UKU/BUCS Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals (Open/Women - see additional rules for Mixed below)

·         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

Mixed

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 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.
    • 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.

 

If you have any questions, please email events@ukultimate.com

 

Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£155
How to register: 
Accomodation and transport: 

Please see the important information above!

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Nationals 2017-18

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/08/2017 - 2:16pm
Event date: 
17 Feb 2018 (All day) - 18 Feb 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

Club Open and Women's Indoor Nationals will be co-located at a huge indoor 3G rubbercrumb venue in Cranford, London on the weekend of 17th-18th February 2018.

 

***SPIRIT LINK***

https://goo.gl/xH2DW3


***INFO PACK***

https://goo.gl/gx1Lqu

 

***SCHEDULE***

https://goo.gl/qCF669

 

Games will start at approximately 10am on Saturday and finish at about 5pm on Sunday.

 

Entry for this tournament will open on Monday 22nd January until Monday 5th February for both divisions and will cost £135. Teams are required to enter using the UKU Event Entry Form.

 

For the Open division, only teams that qualified through the Club Open Indoor Regional tournaments are eligible to enter (the list of whom can be found here), however, for the Women’s division there are 16 spaces available. If the Women’s division is oversubscribed at the time of the deadline, the following rules will apply, in order:

  • First teams will NOT get priority over second teams - it is so easy to simply change the name of a 'second team' to avoid such a rule, which would disadvantage those 'proper' clubs who have a real identity.
  • Teams not on the blacklist (for late dropouts at previous events) will get priority over those who are
  • Teams from UKU-Affiliated clubs will be given priority over those who aren't
  • Teams finishing in the top half of the same event in the previous year will be given priority.
  • To fill any remaining spaces at the tournament, the remaining teams who have not already been awarded a place will be selected by random draw.

Places MAY still be available later on a first-come first-served basis if the tournament is under-subscribed, and if the additional team(s) would not adversely affect the schedule, but no team - no matter how strong - would be guaranteed entry; if the tournament is full then the team(s) will be placed on a wait list to be awarded a space should one become available due to a drop out. Although please note that late entries may be charged an additional £30 fine.

 

 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.com and we will be able to confirm whether or not you have been awarded a space.

 

Although please note, the payment deadline for ALL teams is also Monday 5th February.

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 (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 you have any questions, please email events@ukultimate.com.

 

 

Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£135
How to register: 
Please bring: 

Boots suitable for the 3G playing surface! 

Football boots with moulded studs, or astroturf boots are best.  Do NOT wear blades or long – especially screw-in – studs.  There is a danger with either type of doing damage to YOU and/or the carpet.

UKU Club Mixed Indoor Nationals 2017-18

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/08/2017 - 2:12pm
Event date: 
10 Mar 2018 (All day) - 11 Mar 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

Club Mixed Indoor Nationals returns to the scene of last year's very successful event - 3 great pitches at Derby Arena, with the added excitement of watching the velodrome cyclists zoom past while we play. 

 

***SPIRIT FORM***
https://goo.gl/LHNsAS 

 

***SCHEDULE*** 

https://goo.gl/zDJ2L9

 

***INFO PACK***
https://goo.gl/VKDTPJ

 

Entry for this tournament will open on Friday 26th January until Friday 16th February and will cost £135. Teams are required to enter using the UKU Event Entry Form.

 

We hope to be able to cater for all teams, however, if the event is oversubscribed at the time of the deadline, the following rules will apply, in order: 

  • Teams not on the blacklist (for late dropouts at previous events) will get priority over those who are
  • Teams from UKU-Affiliated clubs will be given priority over those who aren't
  • Teams finishing in the top half of the same event in the previous year will be given priority.
  • First teams will NOT get priority over second teams - it is so easy to simply change the name of a 'second team' to avoid such a rule, which would disadvantage those 'proper' clubs who have a real identity.
  • To fill any remaining spaces at the tournament, the remaining teams who have not already been awarded a place will be selected by random draw.

Places MAY still be available later on a first-come first-served basis if the tournament is under-subscribed, and if the additional team(s) would not adversely affect the schedule, but no team - no matter how strong - would be guaranteed entry; if the tournament is full then the team(s) will be placed on a wait list to be awarded a space should one become available due to a drop out. Although please note that late entries may be charged an additional £30 fine.

 

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.com and we will be able to confirm whether or not you have been awarded a space.

 

Although please note, the payment deadline for ALL teams is also Friday 16th February

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 (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 you have any questions, please email events@ukultimate.com

 

Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£135
How to register: 
Accomodation and transport: 

***CAR PARKING***


There will be plenty of car parking space on site. The cost will be £3 for the day if the barriers are down.

UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:48pm
Event date: 
3 Mar 2018 (All day) - 4 Mar 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Championships will be held over this weekend in March 2018, at the same venue as in previous years - Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton.


Games will start at approximately 10am on the Saturday and we will aim for games to be finished at 5pm on the Sunday, followed by a short presentation/award ceremony.

Please note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

 

Eligibility

There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet - there will certainly be teams of beginners participating. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

Note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1999.

Please contact Junior Coordinator Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team locally, then it may be possible to arrange for you to join up with another team; everyone involved in Junior Ultimate wants you there. HOWEVER you must explain your situation to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. It is NOT appropriate for teams to be formed from friends all over the country (e.g. GB players) without checking with the Junior coordinator.

Please also note that eligibilty decisions are made by volunteers - we're keen to help out, but do make sure to get your requests in early to make that easier.

 

Entry

Entry is now open for this event (through the UKU Entry Form) and will close at 12pm on Friday 5th January. After this deadline we will post the list of confirmed teams on both our website and the Schools Newsletter.

We do expect that we will still have a few places remaining after that date so it is certainly worth getting in touch if you have left it late - but those spaces will be awarded on a first come first served basis and it can't be guaranteed that you'll be awarded a spot, so ideally make sure that you enter before the deadline!

If the tournament is oversubscribed at the closing date (unlikely, but you never know) we will prioritise first teams from each institution, and then second teams above third teams etc all the way down. If the cut-off happens to fall between teams at the same level (e.g. 4th teams from two institutions) then priority will go to whoever entered on the earliest date (or be decided by the drawing of lots if we can't separate them by date). Once the initial deadline has passed, places are confirmed, and the entry of a new first team will not 'bump' someone's 7th team anymore - it's literally first come first served at that stage for any remaining places.

Please note that while we do not demand payment in order to secure your spot (we are aware how slow the payment process can be at some institutions) any team who is entered as of the closing date should consider themselves committed to payment even if they subsequently drop out. Obviously if circumstances are very much out of your control then we may make an exception, but in general when we allocate you a spot without pre-payment we must trust that you will pay at some point - otherwise we would just have a situation where everyone entered 12 teams and then withdrew whatever they didn't want. Any entry is normally considered binding if you have not withdrawn it BEFORE the closing date (unless, of course, you don't get a place due to oversubscription - we won't charge you for that!).

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that the majority of teams might be able to travel home rather than needing accommodation on the Saturday night, but for some of you that clearly won't be possible. Places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals, and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels nearby (www.yha.org.uk).

If you are really struggling for accommodation, please get in touch on events@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist with suggestions, but we do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament.


Other info

Please note: Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament is oversubscribed clubs entering multiple teams may find lower-ranked teams placed on a waiting list. However, the tournament has a large capacity and this is relatively unlikely based on previous years' entries.

Essential: Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Advisable: Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar.


Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£105
How to register: 

UKU/BUCS University Men's and Women's Indoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:43pm
Event date: 
3 Feb 2018 (All day) - 4 Feb 2018 (All day)
Event details: 


***SCHEDULE***

https://goo.gl/wnR8vP

 

***INFO PACK***

https://goo.gl/kwZBou

(PDF below)

 

***SPIRIT LINK***

https://goo.gl/xH2DW3


Ravenscraig: UMWIN 2015/16 in progress at the enormous Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

 

UKU/BUCS University Indoor Nationals for both Women and Men (Div 1 & 2) will all be held alongside each other in the fabulous and enormous Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell, near Glasgow (ML1 2TZ).

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


It's a full size indoor 3G football pitch, 105x68m, giving us space for 6 full size pitches of very good size. There's also a balcony and cafe, and even some bleacher seating next to the pitch.

We aim to be finished by approx 4pm at the very latest on Sunday (schedule will finish around 3pm, but games may overrun) to get you on the road again, which means that Saturday will be quite a long day overall (9am-9pm). But we'll aim to schedule it so that no particular team is there the whole day.

There WILL be some floor-space available with the local University players or in scout huts etc, but this will of course be limited to those whose university will not support accommodation at a BUCS tournament - hopefully a good number of you will get that support for this event! A google form will be opened closer to the time asking which teams require accommodation. 

 


Entries are open from Tuesday 28th November 2017, and must be made through BUCS, not through UKU. Your University staff will have to enter you, as only they have access to the BUCS system. Go and see your AU staff ASAP and get your entries in - late entries have no guarantee of being accepted, even if it's something that appears not to be your fault (like staff not being in the office when you try and enter 10 mins before the deadline...). Get it sorted! And don't forget to do it before you or your AU go home for Christmas!! Entries won't be open when you get back and you HAVE to get it done at University.

https://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15836&sectionTitle=Indoor+Championships

The closing date is Thursday 14th December 2017.

 

 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: 


Women's (Div 1) (Change from last year)
Scotland - 5 (losing 1 spot)
North - 6 
East - 5 (gaining 1 spot)
West - 4 

 

Men's (Div 1 + Div 2) (Change from last year)
Scotland & Northern Ireland - 6 + 2 ( gaining 1 spot in Div 1)
North East & North West - 3 + 3 (gaining 1 spot in Div 2)
Yorkshire & East Midlands - 2 + 3 
East & London - 2 + 2 (losing 1 spot in Div 1)
South East - 3 + 2 (gaining spot in Div 1)
South West- 2 + 2
West Midlands & Wales - 2 + 2 (losing 1 spot in Div 1 and 1 spot in Div 2)

 

Please be aware that if you DO NOT take up your qualifying spot from UMIR or UWIR then BUCS may fine you.   




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

Mixed

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: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£145
How to register: 

Through your University & BUCS - not UKU!

Accomodation and transport: 

See above.

UKU U17 & U14 Open Indoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:37pm
Event date: 
27 Jan 2018 (All day) - 28 Jan 2018 (All day)
Event details: 

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Schedule: https://goo.gl/r4bEu2

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/4xQwhM

Pdf versions can be found below.

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The UKU Under-17 and Under-14 Open Indoor Championships 2017/18 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2018, at the same venue as the last few years - Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton. We will again have 2 pitches in the main sports hall (hardcourt surface; indoor trainers required) and 3 in the nearby dome (artificial grass surface [3G]; trainers or short studs are fine) so this should give us plenty of room for all who wish to enter!


Games will start at approximately 10am on the Saturday and we will aim for games to be finished at 5pm on the Sunday, followed by a short presentation/award ceremony.

Please note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

 

Eligibility
There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet - there will certainly be teams of beginners participating. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

To be eligible for this UKU under-17 division you must be in Year 11 or below (the rules for UK Domestic competition differ slightly to International competition).

To be eligible for the under-14 division you must be in Year 8 or below.

As the tournament is Open, there are no gender restrictions - all-male teams, or all-female teams, or anything in between, are absolutely fine.

Please contact Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team, then it may be possible to arrange for you to join up with another team; everyone involved in Junior Ultimate wants you there. HOWEVER you must explain your situation to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with.

Please also note that eligibilty decisions are made by volunteers - we're keen to help out, but do make sure to get your requests in early to make that easier.

 

Entry

Entry is now open for this event (through the UKU Entry Form) and will close at 12pm on Friday 5th January. After this deadline we will post the list of confirmed teams on both our website and the Schools Newsletter.

We do expect that we will still have a few places remaining after that date so it is certainly worth getting in touch if you have left it late - but those spaces will be awarded on a first come first served basis and it can't be guaranteed that you'll be awarded a spot, so ideally make sure that you enter before the deadline!

If the tournament is oversubscribed at the closing date (unlikely, but you never know) we will prioritise first teams from each institution, and then second teams above third teams etc all the way down. If the cut-off happens to fall between teams at the same level (e.g. 4th teams from two institutions) then priority will go to whoever entered on the earliest date (or be decided by the drawing of lots if we can't separate them by date). Once the initial deadline has passed, places are confirmed, and the entry of a new first team will not 'bump' someone's 7th team anymore - it's literally first come first served at that stage for any remaining places.

Please note that while we do not demand payment in order to secure your spot (we are aware how slow the payment process can be at some institutions) any team who is entered as of the closing date should consider themselves committed to payment even if they subsequently drop out. Obviously if circumstances are very much out of your control then we may make an exception, but in general when we allocate you a spot without pre-payment we must trust that you will pay at some point - otherwise we would just have a situation where everyone entered 12 teams and then withdrew whatever they didn't want. Any entry is normally considered binding if you have not withdrawn it BEFORE the closing date (unless, of course, you don't get a place due to oversubscription - we won't charge you for that!).

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that the majority of teams might be able to travel home rather than needing accommodation on the Saturday night, but for some of you that clearly won't be possible. Places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals, and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels nearby (www.yha.org.uk).

If you are really struggling for accommodation, please get in touch on events@ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist with suggestions, but we do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament.


Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£95
How to register: 

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:30pm
Event date: 
12 Nov 2017 - 10:00 - 17:00
Event details: 

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals (JWIN) will be held this year at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. It will be a one day event on Sunday 12th November (approx 10am-5pm) on at least 3 pitches. We will run competitions in 3 different age brackets - U20, U17 and U14 - and we will have space for at least 24 teams total.

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SCHEDULE: https://goo.gl/J7U3M8 

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/xdcHct

 

PDFs of both documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

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The day will run from approximately 10am-5pm.


Entry into the tournament will cost £70 per team.  Payment will be made directly to UK Ultimate.  In order to secure a place in the tournament, please fill in the form here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/event_entry_form


Please note that the initial deadline for entries will be Thursday 19th October (open from Wednesday 27th September). The deadline is relatively early (3 weeks from the tournament) in order that we can confirm who has a spot in plenty of time to organise your transport etc.

Before this deadline, priority will go to 1st teams from each institution. At this deadline, remaining available spaces in the tournament may be allocated to second and third teams. If you would like to enter more than one team per age group, please be aware that they may not all get in (and won't be confirmed until after the closing date). With the larger 3-pitch tournament, we do hope to accommodate all the teams who wish to participate, but we can't guarantee it until after that date.

It is possible that there will be room available after the closing date, and we will allow more teams to enter if that's the case. The big difference will be that you won't get priority over someone else's third team any more!

If you have a small number of players but not enough for a full team (or enough for 1 but not quite enough for 2), please get in touch because it's likely that others will be in the same position and we could combine players so that more girls get to take part. Of course, all combined teams must be approved by UKU to prevent deliberate super-teams forming, so do please contact Junior coordinator Joe Wyatt on joewyatt7[at]gmail.com to discuss.

Eligibility:

There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

Lots of new institutions have joined UK Ultimate over the past 12 months, and we'd be delighted if as many as possible could make it to this tournament. There will be a very large range of abilities, with many teams of complete beginners, so do not feel intimidated by the 'Nationals' designation - it's open to everyone and everyone will have a great time.

 

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for the UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1997.

To be eligible for the U17 division, you must be in Year 11 or below.

To be eligible for the U14 division, you must normally be in Year 8 or below, but for this tournament so early in the school year we are happy for younger Year 9s (i.e. those with birthdays from January-August) to play in the Y8 division also.

Where possible teams should be made up of girls from a single club / school / organisation but where that is not possible, the first option should usually be to pick up for the most local team.  If you want to play for a team that is not your school team, please get in touch with joewyatt7[at]gmail.com and we will do what we can to make sure that this is done fairly.

Multiple teams:
Places will initially be reserved for first teams. Any additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.  These teams will be given spaces if they are still available after the initial deadline, with priority going to second teams, then third teams if appropriate. For teams at the same level places will be distributed on a first come first served basis - i.e. second team spots go to the earliest second teams to enter, and third team spots to the earliest third teams to enter, but that does NOT mean that an early third team goes ahead of someone else's second team. 

 

Other info:

Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar (strongly advised for U20s, obviously a necessity for younger age groups!).

Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£70
How to register: