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

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:48am
Event date: 
4 Feb 2017 (All day) - 5 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UMIN 2016/17 will be held on this date. Note that Women's is now slated for the weekend after.

 

Division 1 will be at the fantastic (and brand new) David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham (9am-7pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday), with Division 2 at the excellent olympic-legacy Jean Brown Arena in Redbridge, London (10am-5pm both days). Both venues are sprung floor, so you will need clean, non-marking indoor shoes.

 

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.


Qualifying Spots

 

Men's (Div 1 + Div 2) (Change from last year)
Scotland & Northern Ireland - 5 + 2
North East & North West - 3 + 2
Yorkshire & East Midlands - 2 + 3 (losing one Div 1 spot)
East & London - 3 + 2 (gaining one Div 1 spot)
South East - 2 + 2
South West- 2 + 2
West Midlands & Wales - 3 + 3

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)
How to register: 

Entry will be through BUCS, and will be opened at some point after regionals have taken place.

UKU University Mixed Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:45am
Event date: 
26 Nov 2016 (All day) - 27 Nov 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UXIN 2016/17 will be held on this date at the Aldersley Leisure Village, near Wolverhampton.

Entries are now open, through the UKU Event Entry Form. The cost will be £130, and all qualifying teams are requested to enter before Wednesday 9th November, at which time we will start chasing teams to replace any who haven't entered (according to the criteria below for un-filled tournaments).

 


Thanks to everyone who took a look at the draft schedule posted yesterday. With over 750 views and no issues spotted, we're now confident of confirming it ahead of the weekend!

 

You can find the schedule here:

https://goo.gl/eqjlfM

And the Info Pack here:

https://goo.gl/jCp4UL

Note that as usual the online schedule will be updated regularly throughout the weekend for those following along at home.

Both schedule and info pack are also available as PDFs below, for printing.


 

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

 

Mixed (Div 1 + Div 2) (change versus last year)
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 4+2 (gained one div 1 spot)
North East & North West: 2+3
Yorkshire & East Midlands: 5+2
East & London 2+2
South East 2+3 (lost 2 div 1 spots, gained one in div 2)
South West: 2+2
West Midlands & Wales: 3+2 (gained a spot in Div 1, lost a spot in Div 2)

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£130
How to register: 

Through the UKU Event Entry Form.

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/BUCS University Women's Indoor Regionals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:38am
Event date: 
19 Nov 2016 (All day) - 20 Nov 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

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

 

These will be:

Scotland: ASV, Aberdeen. 3G surface.

North: David Ross Sports Village, Nottingham. Hard court.

East: Triangle, Burgess Hill. Hard court.

West: STV, Bath. Hard court.

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: http://goo.gl/x2u5EI

 

Entries are now open, 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 3rd November.

 


 

Schedules are now available for the weekend, both online (which will update with scores throughout the weekend) and as pdfs below for printing.

Scotland https://goo.gl/VgRqqR
West https://goo.gl/lkj0S8
East https://goo.gl/PLXKMQ
North https://goo.gl/0CHk31


 

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
North 6 (down one from 2015)
East 4
Scotland 6 (up one from 2015)
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!

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

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 as the men's indoor region shown here.

 

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: 
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)
How to register: 

Registration is through BUCS and through your Uni, and is now open. Go and ask your AU staff to enter you. Closing date is 3rd November. UK Ultimate CANNOT enter you, and we cannot necessarily help if you miss the deadline. Get on it!

SOUTH EAST ONLY - UKU/BUCS University Men's Indoor Regionals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:29am
Event date: 
5 Nov 2016 (All day) - 6 Nov 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UMIR for the South East region ONLY will be held on this date, at the Triangle, Burgess Hill, due to difficulties locating a venue on the main UMIR weekend. The other 6 regional events take place on the 12/13 November.

The venue surface is a traditional sports hall (hard court).

Entries are now open, 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 20th October.

 


We are pleased to now release the Info Pack  - https://goo.gl/tbvyOe

And we can also now confirm the schedule - https://goo.gl/Qvcfsb

(Insofar as any schedule can ever be completely confirmed!)

The online schedule will be updated throughout the weekend of course, and there is a pdf attached below if you want a printed copy.


 

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 - 5 + 2
North East & North West - 3 + 2
Yorkshire & East Midlands - 2 + 3 (losing one Div 1 spot)
East & London - 3 + 2 (gaining one Div 1 spot)
South East - 2 + 2
South West- 2 + 2
West Midlands & Wales - 3 + 3 

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 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)
How to register: 

Registration is through BUCS and through your Uni, and is now open. Go and ask your AU staff to enter you. Closing date is 20th October. UK Ultimate CANNOT enter you, and we cannot necessarily help if you miss the deadline. Get on it!

UKU/BUCS University Men's Indoor Regionals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:25am
Event date: 
12 Nov 2016 (All day) - 13 Nov 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UMIR 2016 will be held on this weekend in SIX locations - note that for the SE region the tournament is the week before.

These are expected to be:

Scotland: Ravenscraig, Motherwell. 3G surface.

North: Sport Central, Newcastle. Hard court.

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

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

SW: STV, Bath. Hard court.

SE: See event for 5/6 November

East & London: Herts Sports Village, Hatfield. Hard court.

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: http://goo.gl/x2u5EI

 

Entries are now open, 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 20th October.


Schedules and info packs are now available. They can be found below as pdfs for printing, or on the following links. (note that the online schedules will be updated throughout the weekend for those following along at home.

Info packs are here:

Scotland https://goo.gl/qp08Mj
NE & NW https://goo.gl/mv20Yq
Yorks & East Mids https://goo.gl/8jxDFO
West Mids & Wales https://goo.gl/VuXR5Q
East & London https://goo.gl/1Xi7Ys
SE https://goo.gl/tbvyOe (this event already happened 1 week early!)
SW https://goo.gl/s4nRmn

 

Schedules are here:

Scotland https://goo.gl/4t9Zct
NE & NW https://goo.gl/jlNuV5
Yorks & East Mids https://goo.gl/69OIxE
West Mids & Wales https://goo.gl/HWr9Hi
East & London https://goo.gl/YZhMtN
SE https://goo.gl/Qvcfsb (Results are here if you're interested!)
SW https://goo.gl/sgnHLD

 

Please note - the NE&NW schedule was updated after release, due to a mistake on the booking times. Games now start at 10am. Only the times have changed, to be 45 minutes later, and the structure of the schedule remains the same. A new pdf (v2) is below.

 

PLEASE NOTE (MARK 2!) - AFTER A DROPOUT, NE&NW ARE NOW ON VERSION 3. SATURDAY HASN'T CHANGED, EXCEPT FOR SOME BYES - IT'S TOO LATE TO ADJUST THE POOLS AND LET ALL THE TEAMS KNOW NEW START TIMES.

SUNDAY HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY REWRITTEN FOR THE BOTTOM 5 TEAMS TO CREATE FEWER BYES THAT DAY - THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF TIME ON SATURDAY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT CHANGES. NEW PDF BELOW ONCE AGAIN (v3).

 


 

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 - 5 + 2
North East & North West - 3 + 2
Yorkshire & East Midlands - 2 + 3 (losing one Div 1 spot)
East & London - 3 + 2 (gaining one Div 1 spot)
South East - 2 + 2
South West- 2 + 2
West Midlands & Wales - 3 + 3 

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

Registration is through BUCS and through your Uni, and is now open. Go and ask your AU staff to enter you. Closing date is 20th October. UK Ultimate CANNOT enter you, and we cannot necessarily help if you miss the deadline. Get on it!

UKU University Mixed Indoor Regionals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 25/07/2016 - 9:17am
Event date: 
29 Oct 2016 (All day) - 30 Oct 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UXIR 2016 will be held on this date in 7 regional locations.

 

Scotland: Oriam, Heriot Watt.

North: Tom Finney Sports Centre, UCLan.

Yorks & East Mids: The Edge, Leeds.

West Mids & Wales: Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry.

SW: MarJon, Plymouth.

SE: Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.

East & London: UEA Sportspark, Norwich.

 

More venue details, including the playing surface, expected times of play, and full venue addresses, can be found here: http://goo.gl/x2u5EI

 

Entry is through the UKU Event Entry form.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 13th October 2016. 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 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

 

Mixed (Div 1 + Div 2) (change versus last year)
Scotland & Northern Ireland: 4+2 (gained one div 1 spot)
North East & North West: 2+3
Yorkshire & East Midlands: 5+2
East & London 2+2
South East 2+3 (lost 2 div 1 spots, gained one in div 2)
South West: 2+2
West Midlands & Wales: 3+2 (gained a spot in Div 1, lost a 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    
  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: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£130
How to register: 

Entry is through 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/BUCS Uni Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup 2015-16

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/12/2015 - 4:21pm
Event date: 
16 Apr 2016 (All day) - 17 Apr 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

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.


 

You can now access the Schedule and Info Pack as pdfs below. Additionally, the online schedule will update throughout the weekend, for those following remotely, and can be found here: http://goo.gl/dSvQez


 

This year we plan to 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 (Possibly room for 16 teams, but likely only 8 - depends on number of pitches available nearer the time).

 


 

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 Championship, 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 Championship - but BUCS haven't yet told us who that is! For now, 4th-6th should enter the Trophy and BUCS will swap one team up to the Championship when they know who it is!

BUCS have confirmed that you 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 I understand - 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 it should be OK to enter late, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know that you do intend to come.

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 31st 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 it should be OK to enter late, but you MUST email UKU on the contact email below to let us know that you do intend to come. Similarly, if you qualified but are unable to attend, do let us know so that we can contact the next team on the list.

The waiting list looks like this:

N9 Nottingham
W9

Plymouth (have indicated they would not take a spot if offered)

Sc9 St Andrews 2
N10 Manchester
W10 Warwick
N11 Liverpool
N12 Lancaster
E9 Kent
Sc10 Glasgow 2
W11 Southampton 2
N13 Newcastle 2

 

Nottingham in fact are already assured of a place as Stirling are unable to attend. If any other qualified team will not be attending, do let us know straight away so that we can tell the next team to start planning their logistics as early as possible.

 

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. 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 Friday 1st April.

If you drop out before 1st 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!

 

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.

UKU University Mixed Outdoor Nationals 2015-16

Submitted by benheywood on Wed, 25/11/2015 - 11:46am
Event date: 
19 Mar 2016 (All day) - 20 Mar 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

University Mixed Outdoor Nationals will be held on this weekend at Durham University (.

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

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 32 teams this year - apologies for it being somewhat smaller than last year, but finding a large venue which is not clogged with a backlog of football has been very difficult in this extremely wet winter!

 

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!

 

Entries are now open through the UKU Entry Form. The closing date for entries will be Friday 4th March. 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!

 

Any spaces remaining after that date will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

If the tournament is over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

  • Teams not on the blacklist (for dropping out late from an event in the last 12 months) will be given priority over those who are. Blacklisted 1st teams will be below all other 1st teams, but ahead of any second teams.
  • Teams finishing in the top half of last year's event will be given priority, in order of finishing position.
  • First teams qualified for UXIN Division 1 this year will be given priority, in order of finishing position.
  • Remaining first teams will be ranked ahead of second teams, and second ahead of third etc.
  • Within the group of first teams (and within second etc, if it gets that far) teams will be ranked in order of the higher of a) their finishing position at Mixed Indoors or b) the AVERAGE of their finishing positions at Men's and Women's Indoors.
  • 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.
Contact name: 
Jon Pugh
Contact email: 

pugh31@gmail.com

Price: 
£140
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form