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UKU/BUCS University Women's Indoor Regionals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:17pm
Event date: 
18 Nov 2017 (All day) - 19 Nov 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UWIR will be held in 4 regional locations on this date.

 

SSS Women's Indoor Championships (aka Scottish Regionals): ASV, Aberdeen. 3G surface.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/zbJTQG
Schedulehttps://goo.gl/uxh8wt

North: SportCentral Northumbria, Newcastle. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/mDSqLr

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/q2TYwY

East: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/H7imck

Schedule: https://goo.gl/54L9zB

West: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry. 3G surface.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/HZYfDD

Schedule: https://goo.gl/VpjYc7

 

SPIRIT LINKhttp://goo.gl/G5V2Kg  

 

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

 

Entries are open from Tuesday 3rd October 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!

http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=9499&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Regional%20Qualifiers

The closing date is Thursday 19th October 2017.

 


 

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 no longer accept late entries this year. 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.

 


Qualifying Spots

 

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

Which region are we in?

Please note that your region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the Outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's), which do not tally with the 5 Outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

Women's East contains both SE & E&L

Women's West contains both SW & WW

Women's North contains both YE & NE&NW

Scotland remains the same.

 

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!

 

South East East + London South West West Mids & Wales Yorks & East Mids NE & NW Scotland
Brighton Anglia Ruskin Bath Aberyswyth Bradford Chester Aberdeen
Chichester Bedfordshire Bournemouth Bangor De Montfort Durham Dundee
Holloway Brunel Bristol Birmingham Hallam Lancaster Edinburgh
Kent Cambridge Exeter Cardiff Huddersfield Liverpool Glasgow
Oxford City Falmouth Coventry Hull Manchester Heriot-Watt
Oxford Brookes Cranfield Plymouth Gloucestershire Leeds Newcastle St Andrews
Portsmouth Essex Southampton Keele Leeds Beckett Northumbria Stirling
Reading Goldsmiths UWE Staffordshire Leicester Salford Strathclyde
Surrey Hertfordshire Winchester Swansea Lincoln Sunderland  
Sussex Imperial   USW Loughborough UCLan  
  KCL   Warwick Northampton    
  LSE   Wolverhampton Nottingham    
  Open   Worcester Nottingham Trent    
  Queen Marys     Sheffield    
  Roehampton     Sheffield Hallam    
  SOAS     York    
  St Mary's     York St Johns    
  UAL          
  UCL          
  UEA          
             
Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£145
How to register: 

Through your University & BUCS - not UKU!

Accomodation and transport: 

If you need accommodation for this tournament, please look out for the accommodation contact posting information on your Regional Facebook group.

UKU/BUCS University Men's Indoor Regionals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:15pm
Event date: 
11 Nov 2017 (All day) - 12 Nov 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UMIR 2017 will be held on this date in 7 regional locations.

 

SSS Men's Indoor Championships (aka Scottish Regionals): Ravenscraig, Motherwell. 3G surface.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/MiyjZN
Schedule: https://goo.gl/RnYBwn

North: Greenbank, Liverpool. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/L9wLdZ
Schedule: https://goo.gl/1eTiqF

Yorks & East Mids: The Edge, Leeds. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/WAJVyN
Schedule: https://goo.gl/AT4xtj

West Mids & Wales: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry. 3G surface.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/Ysw8LS
Schedule: https://goo.gl/EkqeJW

South West: STV, Bath. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/6nt3nq
Schedule: https://goo.gl/kroqeb

South East: Hart Leisure Centre, Fleet. Hard court.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/3HYYoA
Schedule: https://goo.gl/fWcjdi

East & London: Cranford Superdome, Cranford. 3G surface.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/LR3GRD
Schedulehttps://goo.gl/J9iTTV

 

SPIRIT LINK: http://goo.gl/G5V2Kg

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

 

Entries are open from Tuesday 26th September 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!

http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=9499&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Regional%20Qualifiers

The closing date is Thursday 12th October 2017.

 


 

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 no longer accept late entries this year. 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.

 


Qualifying Spots

 

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)

Which region are we in?

Please note that your region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the Outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's), which do not tally with the 5 Outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!

 

South East East + London South West West Mids & Wales Yorks & East Mids NE & NW Scotland
Brighton Anglia Ruskin Bath Aberyswyth Bradford Chester Aberdeen
Chichester Bedfordshire Bournemouth Bangor De Montfort Durham Dundee
Holloway Brunel Bristol Birmingham Hallam Lancaster Edinburgh
Kent Cambridge Exeter Cardiff Huddersfield Liverpool Glasgow
Oxford City Falmouth Coventry Hull Manchester Heriot-Watt
Oxford Brookes Cranfield Plymouth Gloucestershire Leeds Newcastle St Andrews
Portsmouth Essex Southampton Keele Leeds Beckett Northumbria Stirling
Reading Goldsmiths UWE Staffordshire Leicester Salford Strathclyde
Surrey Hertfordshire Winchester Swansea Lincoln Sunderland  
Sussex Imperial   USW Loughborough UCLan  
  KCL   Warwick Northampton  LJMU  
  LSE   Wolverhampton Nottingham    
  Open   Worcester Nottingham Trent    
  Queen Marys     Sheffield    
  Roehampton     Sheffield Hallam    
  SOAS     York    
  St Mary's     York St Johns    
  UAL      Derby    
  UCL          
  UEA          
Contact name: 
Meg Price
Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£145
How to register: 

Through your University and BUCS - not UKU!

Accomodation and transport: 

If you need accommodation for this tournament, please look out for the accommodation contact posting information on your Regional facebook page.

UKU University Mixed Indoor Regionals 2017/18

Submitted by megprice on Thu, 25/05/2017 - 2:11pm
Event date: 
28 Oct 2017 (All day) - 29 Oct 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UXIR 2017 will be held on this date in 7 regional locations.

SSS Mixed Indoor Championships (aka Scottish regionals): Oriam, Heriot Watt.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/JfCjMv

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/DsU6fc

North: Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, UCLan.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/KZoRcq

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/Q3d3RV

Yorks & East Mids: Wildcats Arena, Nottingham.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/WX1tQV

Schedule: https://goo.gl/KzYWp4

West Mids & Wales: Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/FmScV9

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/bVWVUs

South West: MarJon, Plymouth.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/d6TGyw

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/BRseHd

South East: The Triangle. Burgess Hill.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/azAC1g

Schedulehttps://goo.gl/aHBz9c

East & London: UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

Info Pack: https://goo.gl/3ZwTkP

Schedule: https://goo.gl/KxtWnX

 

SPIRIT LINK: http://goo.gl/G5V2Kg


More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here:
 https://goo.gl/Qzofka

Entry is through the UKU Event Entry form.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 5th October 2017. If you are entered as of that date, you WILL BE LIABLE for the fees, even if you drop out afterwards. We MAY accept entries after that date if there is room, but only if it happens to make the numbers better for scheduling.

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.

 


 

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.

 


Qualifying Spots

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 

Which region are we in?

Please note that your region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the Outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's), which do not tally with the 5 Outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!

 

 

South East East + London South West West Mids & Wales Yorks & East Mids NE & NW Scotland
Brighton Anglia Ruskin Bath Aberyswyth Bradford Chester Aberdeen
Chichester Bedfordshire Bournemouth Bangor De Montfort Durham Dundee
Holloway Brunel Bristol Birmingham Hallam Lancaster Edinburgh
Kent Cambridge Exeter Cardiff Huddersfield Liverpool Glasgow
Oxford City Falmouth Coventry Hull Manchester Heriot-Watt
Oxford Brookes Cranfield Plymouth Gloucestershire Leeds Newcastle St Andrews
Portsmouth Essex Southampton Keele Leeds Beckett Northumbria Stirling
Reading Goldsmiths UWE Staffordshire Leicester Salford Strathclyde
Surrey Hertfordshire Winchester Swansea Lincoln Sunderland  
Sussex Imperial   USW Loughborough UCLan  
  KCL   Warwick Northampton    
  LSE   Wolverhampton Nottingham    
  Open   Worcester Nottingham Trent    
  Queen Marys     Sheffield    
  Roehampton     Sheffield Hallam    
  SOAS     York    
  St Mary's     York St Johns    
  UAL          
  UCL          
  UEA          


Contact email: 

events@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£135
How to register: 

Using the UKU Event Entry Form

Accomodation and transport: 

Some accommodation may be available with the local team, depending on which region you are in. Please indicate your needs on the entry form and we will try to help out. Note that it will be floor space rather than anything comfortable, so if you see a cheap hotel deal it would be worth grabbing!

UKU University Open Outdoor Warm Up 2016-17

Submitted by ukuadministrator on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 5:24pm
Event date: 
11 Mar 2017 - 09:00 - 12 Mar 2017 - 17:00
Event details: 

Enter using the entry form on the UKU Website - http://www.ukultimate.com/webform/event_entry_form

University Open Outdoor Warm Up 2016-17 for the 4 regions will be held on these dates, in the locations below.

Scotland: University Sports Centre, St Andrews, KY16 9DY

North: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS

West: Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road, Llanrumney, CF3 4J

East: Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, Twyford Ave, Acton, London W3 9QA - Note this is only a one day event taking place on Saturday 11th March and consequently the entry fee is £85

 

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Please take a look at the schedule and info packs for this weekend. They are now confirmed (or as confirmed as these things ever can be)

Schedules can be found here:

 North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/YPjNX1

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ags3T7

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/UgbElE

 

And Info Packs can be found here:

North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/CSGPgB

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/XXuPDy

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ZLsLc2 

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UKU Entry Rules

The closing date and payment date will be Thursday 2nd March if places remain open after that date, they may be filled on a first-pay first-play basis. UKU reserve the right to refuse a late entry if it will compromise the tournament for others – for example by adversely affecting the schedule – and to place the team on a waiting list instead.

 

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

  • First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.
  • Teams from within region
  • First to pay for entry.

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams who paid on the same day then, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

 

Which region are we in?

Please note we're happy for teams to enter whichever regional event they would like to.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukuultimate.com

Price: 
£140
How to register: 

Enter using the entry form on the UKU Website - http://www.ukultimate.com/webform/event_entry_form

UKU University Mixed Outdoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by ukuadministrator on Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:54pm
Event date: 
25 Mar 2017 - 09:00 - 26 Mar 2017 - 17:00
Event details: 

 

University Mixed Outdoor Nationals will be held on the weekend of 25-26 March at Leicester University.

IMPORTANT UPDATE. ALL Teams please read whole announcement and complete survery here.

 

Update 24th March

Info Pack V2.1 includes a pitch map, a link to the league vine website with the schedule and updated tournament rules.

 

Update 21st March

Info Pack 2.0 provides some further details including a reminder of the gender rules being used at the event.


Update 17th March

Information Pack version 1 provides some additional details.  This document will be updated in the final days before the event.

Registration is closed.  Teams that enter at this stage will be placed on a waiting list.

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Update 13 March 2017: The teams listed at the bottom of the page are confirmed.

We are aware that some teams are going to want help with accommodation.  The event is large and we probably cannot help everyone.  Please use the following form to let us know your situation:  https://goo.gl/forms/5AxiNVErNxvWHCab2

Even if you do NOT want or need help it would be great if you could confirm this via the form please.

The UKU event entry form will remain open and available, but teams entering now will be placed on a waiting list.

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For this Mixed event, each point will be played with 3 of one gender and 4 of the other. Make sure you have enough of both!

For the gender balance of each point, we will be playing the 'Endzone Decides' rule from the 2017 WFDF Appendix (instead of the old 'Offence Decides' rule) - check out the rule below. Make sure you're familiar with how that all works!

 

A7.3. Ratio Rule B (“end zone decides” rule):
A7.3.1. At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens
with the winner selecting which end zone is “End zone A”, with the other end
zone becoming “End zone B”. At the start of each point the Team that is at End
zone A must choose the gender ratio. This process applies for the first half. For
the second half, at the start of each point the Team that is at End zone B must
choose the gender ratio.

 


We'll run a Swiss Draw format like last year (similar to Windmill) which will give us a fair tournament with lots of close matches even though we expect a sizeable number of teams. We have capacity for 48 teams this year. 

We do not guarantee to be able to provide accommodation for everyone, but we will try and source as much as we can with local players or in scout huts. Please do not ask for accommodation unless you really need it as it's likely to be a challenge for an event this size!

 

CONFIRMED TEAMS 13:00 FRIDAY 17th MARCH

Team Name University # TEAMS
Aberdeen University of Aberdeen 1
Aye Aye University of East Anglia 1
Bangor  Bangor University 1
Bath University of Bath 1
Bristol University of Bristol 1
Brunel Ultimate Brunel University 1
Cradiff No Frills Cardiff University 1
Dark Horses  University of Strathclyde  1
Durham Durham University 2
Flatball University of St Andrews 1
Glasgow 1 University of Glasgow 1
Hallam Ultimate Sheffield Hallam University 1
Heriot-Watt 1 Heriot Watt University 1
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire 1
Huddersfield Huddersfield 1
Imperial College Imperial College London 1
Jesters University of Leicester 1
Kent Touch This University of Kent 1
King's College London King's College London 1
Lancaster University Fish Lancaster University 1
Loughborough Haze Loughborough University 2
Manchester University of Manchester 1
Newcastle University  Newcastle university  1
Oxford University Oxford University 1
Plymouth Plymouth University  1
Reading Knights University of Reading 1
Ro Sham Bo Edinburgh 2
Southampton  University of Southampton 1
Stirling Stirling University 1
Strange Blue Cambridge 1
Sussex Mohawks Sussex 1
Swansea Swansea University 1
Team Surrey Ultimate  University of Surrey  1
uBu University of Birmingham  1
UCLan Spinners University of Central Lancashire 1
University of Chichester Chichester 1
University of Leeds University of Leeds 1
University of Nottingham  University of Nottingham 2
University of Sheffield University of Sheffield 1
University of Warwick Warwick 1
Uriel University of Exeter 1
York University of York 1

 

We confirm that the following teams are known to have dropped out:

Team Name University # TEAMS
Essex University of Essex 1

 

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£140

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 5:16pm
Event date: 
29 Apr 2017 (All day) - 30 Apr 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

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Schedule and Info Pack now available as pdfs below. The schedule can also be seen online, where it will update throughout the weekend with results as they happen - https://goo.gl/781lvS

 

 

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals will be held on this date at Nottingham University's Grove Farm venue.

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 are now open and will close on Thursday 13th April 2017. Note that already this season a team has missed out on a tournament they qualified for due to not getting an entry in on time - BUCS are extremely strict on these. Make sure you get it done!


 

This year we once again will 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/BUCS Division 2 (No BUCS points available, but still a BUCS event - 16 teams)

 

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 - which this year is Strathclyde, on points difference over the other 4th place finishers. Strathclyde 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.

 


 

For the Women's teams, qualifiers will need to 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 £140 as usual, and entries will close on the 13th April.

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. Similarly, if you qualified but are unable to attend, do let us know ASAP so that we can contact the next team on the list.

The waiting list will be calculated ASAP and added here soon.

 

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. Please click here now to register. 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 13th April.

If you drop out before 13th April 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 - we're just a bit worried that we've advertised it very late is all!

 

Cost = £185 per team

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£185 / £140 / Included in men's league fees!
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form for Alumni teams; through your Uni and BUCSscore for Men's and Women's teams

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.

Women's Development Series - Bristol

Submitted by deanie_1 on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:16am
Event date: 
25 Feb 2017 - 11:00 - 16:00
Event details: 

Brighton Ultimate Women and Nice Bristols would like to invite you to the Women’s Development Series 2017. The series welcomes beginners, experienced and elite level women’s players, and will cater to all levels of playing ability.

The series will be held across 2 weekends in 2 excellent venues. Nice Bristols will host the first clinic on the 25th February 2017, and Brighton Ultimate Women will host the second clinic on the 8th April 2017.

 

The Nice Bristols clinic is perfectly timed as a warm up to UWOR, with a focus on getting the basics right, whilst the Brighton Ultimate Women clinic is timed as a way to kick start club preperation for the UK women’s outdoor season.

Contact name: 
Rachel Dean

UKU/BUCS University Women's Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 4:59pm
Event date: 
11 Feb 2017 (All day) - 12 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UWIN 2016/17 will be held on this date at the always-excellent Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.

Games will run from approx 9am-7pm on Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday. It's a rubbercrumb surface, so you will need boots with short moulded studs - long studs, blades or trainers are not recommended.

 

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Schedules and Info Packs now available.

PDFs are attached below for printing, and online versions are on these links (note that the online schedule will update throughout the weekend for those following along at home):

Info Pack - https://goo.gl/PIDP3x

Schedule - https://goo.gl/9xenFS

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Entries will be through BUCS - not through UKU - and will be open between the 10th and 19th of January 2017. You MUST speak to your university to enter you - neither you nor we can do it. Only your university staff have logins for the BUCS system. Do not miss the deadline - your spot may be offered to another team almost immediately, as they will need time to plan their travel etc.

BUCS info is here: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15836&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Championships

If you are struggling to arrange it with your university staff for some reason, please get in touch - but if the first time you try and speak to them is 3 hours before the deadline then our sympathy will be limited!

As per usual at these Nationals events, we do not intend to provide accommodation on people's floors. If you are REALLY struggling, do get in touch and we'll try our best to put you in touch with someone relatively local who MAY be able to help - but we do not plan to organise accommodation for these events.

 

 


 

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 no longer accept late entries this year. 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: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£140 (the increase from last year is entirely due to BUCS increasing their admin fee - UKU's price has actually gone down)
Accomodation and transport: 

We do not expect to provide accommodation for this BUCS Nationals event. Local teams may be able to help if you ask them, and it's a fairly cheap part of the country for hotels etc, but we do not intend to centrally organise accommodation.