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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)

Schedule: https://goo.gl/Djhuyp 

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/a6aT1R

Div 2: Wildcats Arena, Nottingham (hardcourt)

Schedule: https://goo.gl/WjhecL

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/ekgwKY


(PDFs of the documents can also be found below)


SPIRIT LINK: http://goo.gl/G5V2Kg

 

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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 

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The confirmed list of teams that have qualified for both Division 1 and Division 2 following UXIR can be found here: http://ukultimate.com/newsletter_issue/university_mixed_indoor_regionals_201718_results_and_qualifiers_national

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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

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: 
£135
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.

UKU Open & Womens Tour 3 2017 - B-Tour South

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 12:05pm
Event date: 
15 Jul 2017 (All day) - 16 Jul 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU Tour 3 B-Tour South will be held at Edenbridge RFC in the South-East of England. 

Teams allocated to this venue will be published following the entry and payment deadline. Teams will be allocated using the criteria published on the UKU Tour Structure Changes 2017 (Open division) page.

 

Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

How to register: 

UKU Open & Womens Tour 2 2017 - B-Tour North

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 12:04pm
Event date: 
1 Jul 2017 (All day) - 2 Jul 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU Tour 2 B-Tour North will be held at Salford Sports Village in the North-West of England.

Teams allocated to this venue will be published following the entry and payment deadline. Teams will be allocated using the criteria published on the UKU Tour Structure Changes 2017 (Open division) page.

More details regarding the venue can be found here.

INFO PACK PDF

Schedule pdf below.

 

Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

How to register: 

Using the UKU Event Entry Form

UKU Junior (U20) Outdoor Nationals and Schools National Championships 2016-17

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 11:10am
Event date: 
24 Jun 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

We are pleased to announce that UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals will return to The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham B6 7AA.  In 2017 all divisions are 1-day events taking place on Saturday 24th June (games approx. 10am-5pm)

Junior Nationals is played 7-a-side (full-size pitches)

UKU Schools National Championship Finals is played 5-a-side (reduced size pitches)

 

** The schedule and Info Pack are now available **

Schedule - https://goo.gl/RVu69g

Info Pack - https://goo.gl/TTQGcL

And both also available as pdf files below.

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All events are Open divisions (i.e. no restrictions on gender) - there's nothing to prevent either an all-male or all-female team, or anywhere in between. A large percentage of teams will be mixed gender, so bring whatever mix of players you like!

If your team had previously made arrangements for a 2-day event and wishes to continue to play on Sunday please let us know.  We will monitor how many teams are interested in a 2nd day's play and then coordinate with those teams to put on the most appropriate/popular event (hat tournament, coaching clinic, etc).

 

We've had a very large number of new schools join us recently - which is great!. We are of course aware that it can be tricky to organise logistics for something like this, but we'd love to have as many of you there as possible, so do please get in touch on the email below with any questions at all and we'll do what we can to help you make it happen.

 

Entry is through the UKU Event Entry Form.

And don't miss the closing date - 27 May 2017.


 

JUNIOR NATIONALS

Player Eligibility: Born on or after 1st Jan 1998

Membership/Affiliation requirements:

Players playing for UKU-affiliated schools playing as school teams are not required to have membership.

All other players must have minimum Basic Membership of UK Ultimate.

Team sizes and planning:

Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event.

Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have at least 10 fit players able to travel.

We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team.   There have been instances where small teams have had an injury, and a second player has had to accompany the injured player to hospital, leaving behind a team that is too small to continue.  This not only spoils the tournament for the team concerned, but also for their opposition who have travelled and paid to play games, only to find they have a walkover - not ideal for anyone.

Need a team?
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 by emailing admin[at]ukultimate.com and have UKU ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. Where possible, players are linked up with players from a similar geographical area.

Multiple-teams:

Clubs/schools are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament becomes oversubscribed, clubs entering multiple additional teams may find lower ranked teams placed on a waiting list.

 


UKU SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Player Eligibility: We expect to run 2 divisions.

For the Y11 Division, all players must be in Year 11 or lower.

For the Y8 Division, all players must be in Year 8 or lower.

 

Team Eligibility:

All teams must be strictly school teams.  In the future we expect all teams will have to qualify through local qualification events.  For the time being, all school teams that wish to enter will be considered eligible.

Given that we are still not at the stage of having numerous regional qualifiers, for now we WILL accept multiple entries from one school (only if there is room of course - priority always given to 1st teams). This should NOT be taken to mean that this will always be possible in the future, but for now we see no benefit in turning teams away.

Membership/Affiliation requirements:

Players do not need individual membership provided the school is UKU-affiliated. Please contact admin[at]ukultimate.com for more information on Schools Affiliation.

Team sizes and planning:

RULES: Please remember this is a 5-a-side competition played to the “UKU-Schools” adapted rules with smaller playing area, and relatively short games.  Exact game-lengths and tournament format will depend on the number of teams that enter.
For more information please look here: http://www.ukultimate.com/uku-schools

 


 

Price: 
£80
How to register: 

Through the UKU Event Entry Form.

UKU Beach Nationals 2017

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:59am
Event date: 
16 Sep 2017 (All day) - 17 Sep 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

Beach Nationals will be held on Sandbanks beach on the 16th and 17th of September 2017 hosted by Bournemouth University and Sunburn Beach Tournament committee.

The INFO PACK and SCHEDULE can be found as PDFs at the bottom of this page.

The live schedule can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/aDpT7r

 

Beach Nationals 2017 is now open for registration.  These will be held on the 16th and 17th September on Sandbanks beach, the same location as last year's competition.  Please read on or look here for more information.

The planned format is a three division, 8-team tournament for Open, Women’s, and Mixed. However, if there are insufficient entries for a particular division then it may not go ahead, and another division expanded according to demand. This decision will be made once the closing date has passed. Please note that accommodation is not available for this tournament, so consider this in your planning when arranging a team. A list of nearby hotels and campsites will be sent to entrants. 

Entry is made by emailing sunburn.bournemouth@outlook.com with the following information:

- Team name

- Contact Name

- Contact Email and Phone

- Secondary Contact

- Additional relevant information (previous beach tournaments entered, finishing position, player details)

 

The deadline for submitting a team is Thursday 10th August. After this date, if over-subscribed, the entry rules will be applied to teams as outlined below. Selected teams will be required to make payment of £160, which will be detailed in their confirmation email.

 

ENTRY RULES

For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

- Teams from clubs who have completed Club Affiliation to the UKU will have priority over those who have not

 - Teams not on the blacklist (for late dropouts at previous events) will get priority over those who are

 - Teams finishing in the top 1/3 of the same event in the previous year*

- Teams finishing in the top 1/3 of places in any 2017 beach tournament*

 

 Additional notes:

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.

 If spaces remain after the closing date, teams will be awarded spaces based on the order of DATE (not exact time) that payment was sent. This will be assumed to be the date payment was received unless there is additional information (e.g. screenshot of transfer, postmark on stamp etc.)

If there remain too many teams - which cannot be separated by the above - for the remaining places, a lottery will be run for ONLY those inseparable teams, for those places.

 

 

*We're obviously not able to check that your roster is sufficiently related to the roster for that previous tournament under the same name - but we expect teams to apply some SotG to that.

UKU Nationals (EUCR-W) 2017

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 9:33am
Event date: 
26 Aug 2017 (All day) - 28 Aug 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

Thanks to all teams who entered Nationals - registration is now closed.

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We are pleased to now confirm the schedule and the Info Pack for UKU Nationals 2017.

As ever, the info pack contains a great deal of information about important things, like where to park and where you can or can't spectate from - do make sure to familiarise yourslef with everything you need to know.

 

Pitches 1 & 3 will be streamed live by Fanseat and the UKU Media Team. You can watch the games on their website.

With a fantastic 9 Mixed, 9 Women's, and 9 Open division games, the majority of teams will be filmed at some point - if you're one of the unlucky Open teams not getting a pool game streamed then you'd better make the top 6 to get on camera! And if you're following along at home and trying to catch up on the non-streamed games, the schedule link above will be updated with scores after each round of play.

 

Please note that the End of Year Celebration Dinner has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. We came close to our minimum number of sales, but didn't quite get there. We've emailed all the individuals that booked already and will be organising refunds today. Sorry it didn't work out this time!

 

Schedule link: https://goo.gl/pfcGXt (and also available below as a pdf)

Info Pack (pdf): HERE-  or online (with inevitably messed up formatting depending on your screen size) on this link: https://goo.gl/4g4A64

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

How to register: 

Registration is now closed.

 

However, teams are required to register their team and submit their roster on ultimate central - http://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eucrw-owx-2017.

This is an EUCS requirement so teams need to make sure this is done before the tournament weekend.

Accomodation and transport: 

Camping is available at this tournament on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
The cost is £5 per tent for the weekend if bought in advance here, £10 if bought on the day.
To book camping please head here to pay and receive your confirmation. Make sure that you print off your confirmation and bring it with you to exchange for your camping ticket on arrival.
Your camping ticket must be attached to your tent’s guy rope. Staff will be checking to ensure that no unauthorised tents are in the campsite.
Any belongings left in the campsite area are at the risk of the owner and both the venue and UKU take no responsibility for the loss or damage of any items.
The toilet facilities in the Pavilion will be open overnight for those that need them. Please ensure that you take a light with you so you can get to and from the building safely.

Camping rules (not rocket science - don't be that person):

  • No cooking of any description is allowed in the camping area
  • Ensure that you pitch your tent in the areas outlined
  • Walkways need to be kept clear so people can navigate their way safely through the campsite.
  • Please ensure that you put your rubbish in the bins provided
  • Be considerate of others who may be trying to sleep nearby

The venue is reasonably easy to find on your SatNav, but do make sure to look in the Info Pack to find the location of the car park and the overflow car park.

UKU Open & Womens Tour 3 2017

Submitted by Si Hill on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 9:26am
Event date: 
15 Jul 2017 (All day) - 16 Jul 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU Open & Women's Tour (W, A, B-"north") divisions will be held at The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham.

Teams allocated to this venue will be published following the entry and payment deadline. Teams will be allocated using the criteria published on the UKU Tour Structure Changes 2017 (Open division) page.

 

FREE camping is available on-site on both Friday and Saturday night. If you wish to camp, please ensure you complete this google form as if we are limited on numbers, spaces will be given out to those who completed the form first: https://goo.gl/forms/7HPSAjAvXrggmI0F2 

 

There will also be food available at the venue as part of an evening event at this tournament. Tickets are priced at £10 per person and includes the meal and access to the evening disco. The menu can be found in a separate file below and tickets can be bought at the venue on Saturday. There will also be an outside bar available in the evening.

UKU Mixed Tour 3 2017

Submitted by see_jay_bee on Sun, 02/04/2017 - 7:19am
Event date: 
13 May 2017 - 09:00 - 14 May 2017 - 17:00
Event details: 

*** Schedule now available - https://goo.gl/duhxgk - and as pdf below ***

Info Pack and Pitch Map also below.

 

Clubhouse open Friday evening for those camping on friday night

Tour starts saturday morning, runs through the day with a showgame on saturday evening. Curry will be avaialbe in the clubhouse as ever.

Play continues on Sunday morning where we hope the final will be completed by 5pm.

Contact name: 
During Tour: Emma Price, Team Entry: Chris Billingham
Contact number (primary): 
During Tour - Emma 07812 150870, Team Entry - Chris 07854 941650
Contact email: 
Price: 
£205 per team
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form

Cut off date for entries is Saturday 29th April, where we expect to have received payment as well as the entry form. We have a maximum limit of 48 slots, which we’d love to fill - we were a bit light last year...!

 

If we're oversubscribed at the closing date, the UKU will determine which teams earn a space according to their usual policies - below, in order of application :

 

- Teams ranked in the top 32 of the previous tournament
- Foreign teams believed likely by the UKU Competitions Committee to finish in the top 16
- 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
- Teams unable to enter the previous event due to over-subscription or non-entry
- Remaining teams, in order of their finish at the previous tournament

 

Any team that drops out with less than a week to go will not get a refund, those who drop out the week after entry cut off will receive a 50% refund, so please make sure you’ve got your team committed. We want to have as many of you there as possible, but please make sure you’ve got the numbers so that we can get the schedule published as early as possible, hence the refund policy.

 

Accomodation and transport: 

Free on site camping at BCFC is available, from friday night with plenty of room.  Shower block and toilets will be available all day and throughout the night.

Cheltenham has lots of hotels and B&B's which can be found on the web. In terms of location, the nearest village is called Bishops Cleeve, where there are a few take aways - the chippy is pretty good and a good size tesco's with a Costa coffee inside. 

Please bring: 

Good weather, good spirit and the usual excellent attitude.

Appropriate clothing for all weathers - we can get it all over the weekend.

Also make sure all your belongings are tagged with your name on them - such as boots, water bottles etc - after this tour, what's not claimed will go to the charity shops!!