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UKU Junior (U20) Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools (Under-14 & Under-17) National Championships [JOON&SNC] 2022

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 1:37pm
Event date: 
2 Jul 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

We are pleased to announce that UKU Junior (U20) Open Outdoor Nationals & Schools (Under-14 & Under-17) National Championships 2022 will be a one day event held at the Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Leicester on Saturday 2nd July 2022. 

 

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

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

 

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!

 

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
ENTRIES OPEN: 7th March - 6th May

 

The team fee for this event is £110. 

 

After the entry 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.

 

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 the UKU Under-20 division, you must not turn 20 before the end of the year.
  • To be eligible for the 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 UKU Under-14 division you must be in Year 8 or below.

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.

 

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@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@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.

 

Accommodation

We do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament, however, 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.

 

Team sizes and planning:

Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event. We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team. 

Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have:

  • For Junior events, at least 10 fit players able to travel
  • For Under-14 & Under-17 events, at least 8 fit players able to travel
However, more than this is recommended.

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.

 

Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£110
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website. If you have any problems, please email events@ukultimate.com

UKU Junior (Under-20) Open Indoor Nationals [JOIN] 2021-22

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 1:23pm
Event date: 
29 Jan 2022 (All day) - 30 Jan 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (Under-20) Open Indoor Championships 2021-22 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th January 2022 at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry

 

Please note the earlier date of this competition compared to previous years.

 

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 towards the lower end of 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 the UKU Under-20 division, you must not turn 20 before the end of the year.

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.

 

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@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@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

ENTRIES OPEN: 8th November - 10th December.

 

The team fee for this event is £110.

 

After the entry deadline we will post the list of confirmed teams on both our website and the Schools Newsletter.

 

It is very possible that this event will be filled following the closing date for entries (we hope to be able to accommodate all entries made by the closing date). Any remaining 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, 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.

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that some 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 often have good deals. However, 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.

 

Team Sizes and Planning

Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event. We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team. 

 

Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have at least 8 fit players able to travel, though more than this is recommended.

 

Multiple Teams

Clubs/schools are welcome to enter more than one team. We don't anticipate having to limit the number of teams attending this event, but in the event that the tournament becomes oversubscribed, clubs entering multiple additional teams may find lower ranked teams placed on a waiting list.

 

Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£110
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website. If you have any problems, please email events@ukultimate.com

UKU Under-14 & Under-17 Open Indoor Nationals 2021-22

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 1:11pm
Event date: 
19 Mar 2022 (All day) - 20 Mar 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

The UKU Under-14 Under-17 Open Indoor Championships 2021-22 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th March 2022 at the same venue as the last few years - Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton. We will have 4 pitches available for the day, giving us plenty of room for teams who wish to enter.

 

Please note the later date of this competition compared to previous years.

 

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 towards the lower end of 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 the 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 UKU Under-14 division you must be in Year 8 or below.

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.

 

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@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@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

ENTRIES OPEN: 10th January - 11th February.

 

The team fee for this event is £110.

 

After the entry deadline we will post the list of confirmed teams on both our website and the Schools Newsletter.

 

It is very possible that this event will be filled following the closing date for entries (we hope to be able to accommodate all entries made by the closing date). Any remaining 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, 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.

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that some 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.

 

Team Sizes and Planning

Clubs must ensure that they have appropriate levels of adult supervision in place for the event. We also strongly recommend that teams plan to have a non-playing adult travelling with the team. 

 

Based on past experience please note that you should not enter a team unless you have at least 8 fit players able to travel, though more than this is recommended.

 

Multiple Teams

Clubs/schools are welcome to enter more than one team. We don't anticipate having to limit the number of teams attending this event, but in the event that the tournament becomes oversubscribed, clubs entering multiple additional teams may find lower ranked teams placed on a waiting list.

 

Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£110
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website. If you have any problems, please email events@ukultimate.com.

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Nationals [COWIN] 2022

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 12:47pm
Event date: 
19 Feb 2022 (All day) - 20 Feb 2022 (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 19th-20th February 2022.

 

COWIN ENTRIES OPEN: 26th January - 2nd February

 

For BOTH divisions, only teams that qualified through the Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifier tournaments are eligible to enter. If you are NOT taking up your Nationals qualification spot then you need to let us know by the TUESDAY after the last qualifier event (25th January) otherwise you will still be liable to pay the Nationals team entry fee.

 

Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£175
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifiers [COWIQ] 2021-22 - January Events

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 12:32pm
Event date: 
22 Jan 2022 (All day) - 23 Jan 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifiers 2021-22 will be held at four different venues on this date.

 

WOMEN'S DIVISION

Scottish CWIN (ScCWIQ)- Ravenscraig (ONE DAY ONLY)

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC

Midlands CWIQ - Alan Higgs

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC

 

OPEN DIVISION

Scottish COIQ - Ravenscraig (ONE DAY ONLY)

 Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC 

South West COIQ - MarJon

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC 

South East COIQ - Cranford 

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC 

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: https://bit.ly/UKUClubIndoors2021_22  

 

These form part of the same qualification tournament as the other divisional events occuring in December 2021 so you cannot play at one of these events and also one of those! If we find that this has happened then you will be disqualified from both tournaments.

 

There are no regional limitations so feel free to enter whichever venue/date suits your team best.

 

COWIQ ENTRIES OPEN: 6th October - 10th November 

 

Keep an eye out on the UKU Event Announcements Newsletter for updates and reminders.

 

Please don't forget that you need to confirm NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 25th JANUARY if you are NOT taking up your qualification spot at COWIN by emailing events@ukultimate.com, or even if you're just concerned at this point that you won't be able to enter. This will then give us enough time to award the spot to another team. If you do not let us know by that date, you WILL be liable to pay the full entry fee even if you are not attending Nationals. 


Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£175
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website

UKU Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifiers [COWIQ] 2021-22 - December Events

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 12:22pm
Event date: 
4 Dec 2021 (All day) - 5 Dec 2021 (All day)
Event details: 

Club Open & Women's Indoor Qualifiers 2021-22 will be held at two different venues on this date.

 

WOMEN'S DIVISION

South CWIQ - Cranford Superdome

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC

 

OPEN DIVISION

Midlands COIQ - Alan Higgs

Info Pack: TBC

Schedule: TBC 

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: https://bit.ly/UKUClubIndoors2021_22  

 

These form part of the same qualification tournament as the other divisional events occuring in January 2022 so you cannot play at one of these events and also one in the New Year! If we find that this has happened then you will be disqualified from both tournaments.

 

There are no regional limitations so feel free to enter whichever venue/date suits your team best.

 

COWIQ ENTRIES OPEN: 6th October - 10th November 

 

Keep an eye out on the UKU Event Announcements Newsletter for updates and reminders.

 

Please don't forget that you need to confirm NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 25th JANUARY if you are NOT taking up your qualification spot at COWIN by emailing events@ukultimate.com, or even if you're just concerned at this point that you won't be able to enter. This will then give us enough time to award the spot to another team. If you do not let us know by that date, you WILL be liable to pay the full entry fee even if you are not attending Nationals. 


Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
0798456597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£175
How to register: 

Using the UKU GoMembership website.

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals [UMWON] 2022

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 11:55am
Event date: 
9 Apr 2022 (All day) - 10 Apr 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

UMWON will be at the Riverside Sports Complex in Nottingham. 

 

The EVENT WEBSITE that includes all of the information that you need for the weekend, including schedules, spirit links and venue details will be published here closer to the event.

 

Entries for UMWON are combined with entry into the BUCS league for both the Men's & Women's divisions. 

 

Contact name: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
Included in BUCS fees
Accomodation and transport: 

Accommodation is not provided for Nationals competitions. You are responsible for finding your own accommodation for this event.

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Indoor Nationals [UMWIN] 2022

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 16/09/2021 - 11:47am
Event date: 
12 Feb 2022 (All day) - 13 Feb 2022 (All day)
Event details: 

UMWIN will be held on this date in 4 different locations. 

 

Women's Div 1 - HSV, Hertfordshire

Women's Div 2- Wildcats, Nottingham

Men's Div 1 - David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham

Men's Div 2 - Redbridge Sports Centre, Ilford

 

The EVENT WEBSITE that includes all of the information that you need for the weekend, including schedules, spirit links and venue details will be published here closer to the event.

 

To be eligible to play you must have finished in one of the qualifying spots for your region. The number of qualifiers per region will be included in the relevant schedule.


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

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: https://bit.ly/UKUUniversityIndoors2021_22 

 

UMWIN ENTRIES OPEN: 30th November - 16th December

 

Keep an eye out on the Facebook regional pages for updates and reminders.


 


 

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. 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
    •   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: 
Megan Price
Contact number (primary): 
07984563597
Contact email: 
Price: 
£175
How to register: 

Through your AU/BUCS

Accomodation and transport: 

Accommodation is not provided for Nationals competitions. You are responsible for finding your own accommodation for this event.