women's division event

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!

UKU Open & Women's Tour 2 2016

Submitted by ukuadmin on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 2:25am
Event date: 
9 Jul 2016 (All day) - 10 Jul 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU OWT2 returns once again to Grove Farm, Nottingham. This is the same venue as used for OWT1 2015.  The venue doesn’t have its own postcode, but NG7 2SA will get you onto the right entry road.

 

After some significant work on the site, there are now two shiny new changing blocks, and even more pitches - well over 30, if we need them - so we really do expect to cater for every single team that wishes to enter! That doesn't mean we'll necessarily accept very late entries, as plans will have been made by then - so do make sure to meet the deadlines if you can.

 


The closing date (and payment date) for this event will be FIVE weeks in advance - Friday 3rd June 2016. (If you're wondering, we'll be too busy with Worlds to handle anything for the few weeks after that date so we need to get entries largely sorted nice and early.) After this date, places will be awarded. Places MAY still be available later on a first-come first-served basis if the tournament is under-subscribed, and if the additional team(s) would not adversely affect the schedule, but no team - no matter how strong - would be guaranteed entry.

Please note also that teams who pull out after the closing date will be liable for 50% of the fees, and those who pull out in the last fortnight (after 24th June) will be liable for the full team fee.

Late entries will be charged an additional £30 fine - we do expect to be able to find room for as many teams as needed, but we certainly don't want to encourage everyone to enter late either!

ONLINE ENTRY FORM


 

Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£195
How to register: 
Accomodation and transport: 

There is no free on-site camping at this venue - but there are plenty of the usual hotels in the area. 

There is also a nearby campsite here: http://www.nwscnotts.com/nwsc/ACCOMMODATION_Camping

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Transport

Nottingham is roughly 2.5, 3 and 5 hours drive from London, Cardiff and Edinburgh, respectively, with 80% of the UK within 2 hours’ reach of the city. 
Nottingham is best accessed from the M1 for the majority of the country, or via the M5 & M42 for those travelling from the West. Whether taking the M1 for long distances, or joining it at the end of the M42 or M6, your best bet is to exit at Junction 24 (regardless of being Southbound or Northbound), onto the A453.

Follow this road along the River Trent for around 10 miles, before reaching the A52 (Clifton Boulevard), take this until a roundabout, taking the first exit onto Lenton Lane.

Stay on Lenton Lane right to the end, where staff will guide you to the parking area.

Note that Lenton Lane is single track, and if you come out again at busy times (or if a taxi drops you off and leaves) you will cause major headaches. Please try to take that inco account! Taxis should drop off at the Powerleague facility (Thane Rd, Nottingham NG7 2TG) which backs on to the other side of the pitches, and there is a cut-through to get you on to the site.

The Riverside Golf Centre is not part of the Tour venue.

GB U20 Women's Warm Up Tournament

Submitted by ukuadministrator on Tue, 19/04/2016 - 8:28pm
Event date: 
21 May 2016 - 09:30 - 17:30
Event details: 


GB U20 Women are hosting a 1-day Women's Warm up Tournament on the 21st May (the week before London Calling) in St Albans in preparation for their trip to the World Junior Ultimate Championships in Wroclaw, July. 

This is a perfect opportunity for teams preparing for the Tour season or wrapping up the university season. 

To register please go to our google form

We can offer:

 

* Space for 8 teams

* 4 games (length to be determined probably 60-90 mins) with a lunch break

* Changing facilities, showers and toilets 

* Parking on site

* Bar and a lounge area 

* Spikeball tournament 

* BBQ, snacks and drinks for sale to raise a bit of money for the team's trip to Wroclaw in July.

* Sunshine (guaranteed)

 

Team fee is £40. 

 

Please make payment to:

Catherine Tobiasiewicz-Gale

42670737

07-01-16

 

Please try to enter by the Monday 4th May, or at least get in touch to register your interest.

 

Many thanks,

 

GB U20 Women

gbwomenu20@gmail.com

 

Photo courtesy of Katie Allen

UKU Open & Women's Tour 3 2016

Submitted by benheywood on Sun, 20/12/2015 - 10:14am
Event date: 
23 Jul 2016 (All day) - 24 Jul 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

OWT3 2016 once again returns to Llanrumney, nr. Cardiff.

The tournament will once again be run by Jack Goolden on behalf of UK Ultimate, and all the info can be found on his site here: http://malago.co.uk/tour/index.html

Entries are through the UKU Entry Form - please note that the bank details for online payments are not the same as for Tours 1 & 2!




The closing date (and payment date) for this event will be three weeks in advance - Friday 1st July 2016
. After this date, places will be awarded. Places MAY still be available later on a first-come first-served basis if the tournament is under-subscribed, and if the additional team(s) would not adversely affect the schedule, but no team - no matter how strong - would be guaranteed entry.

Please note also that teams who pull out after the closing date will be liable for 50% of the fees, and those who pull out in the last fortnight (after 8th July) will be liable for the full team fee.

Our rules for awarding spaces if the event is oversubscribed at the closing date are currently under review, and will be added here when finalised.

London Calling 2016 (UKU Open & Women's Tour 1)

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/12/2015 - 5:27pm
Event date: 
28 May 2016 (All day) - 29 May 2016 (All day)
Event details: 

London Calling returns to the fields of London Colney for 2016. We'll once again welcome everyone to the amazing facilities at UCL Sports Ground, just a matter of weeks before the World Ultimate and Guts Championships descends on the same venue.

As ever, we'll have camping on site, and phenomenal pitches, and just generally one of the very best tournaments in Europe this summer.

VC/Lookfly will be our official London Calling partners, and will as ever provide some fun and games and of course all the sought-after stash you could possibly want.

Lookfly is proud to be the Official Merchandise Sponsor for London Calling 2016 and will be on site with tournament gear, games, prizes and more!


To make sure you don't miss any updates, follow @UKUltimateEvent


UPDATE - as mentioned below, this event is very likely to be oversubscribed. NOT ALL TEAMS WILL GET IN. It seems some teams have missed this info (which was also in the news story announcing entries opening) - we apologise for not making it more prominent. But you should NOT be booking your hotels and transport until you know you have a spot.



 

Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£195
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form.

The team fee is £195. There is no player fee.

The closing date and payment date will be 14 days in advance of the event - Friday 13th May. This is the date for both entry AND payment - filling the form is not sufficient to get you a spot.

After this date, places will be awarded. Places may still be available later on a first-come first-served basis if space remains, but that is unlikely this year. We are expecting slightly fewer pitches than last year due to some changes at the venue, so we do expect to be oversubscribed - get your entries in on time!

Please note also that teams who pull out after the closing date will be liable for the full team fee.

In the event of oversubscription, the UKU Competitions Committee will determine entries. We are currently reviewing the rules for how we allocate spaces, based on some difficulties that we discovered at Mixed Tour 2. We will endeavour to publish clear rules in advance of the closing date, but we also don't want to rush that discussion and make a bad rule - so it remains possible that we will apply the existing rules and then make adjustments at the discretion of the Director of Competitions where the existing rules result in an unfair situation. The existing rules for the Open division are:

In the event that Tour 1 is oversubscribed at the closing date, the UKU
Competitions Committee will determine entry. Priority will be given as follows:
- Teams ranked in the top 32 of the previous year’s tour overall.
- New teams, foreign teams, teams representing GB or much-changed teams believed
likely by the competitions committee (based on e.g. known personnel or early season
results) to finish in the top 24.
- Teams whose participation the UKU Competitions Committee believe will benefit the
growth of Ultimate – for example, but not limited to, local teams who may not yet be
ready to travel to other tournaments, or teams based in underrepresented
geographical areas.
- Remaining teams, in order of their total tour points from the previous year.
- Teams with no record from the previous year will be below those with a ranking, and
will be separated by drawing lots should the need arise.

And for the Women's division:

In 2016 we intend to allow all teams to enter provided they do so before the
deadline. If that number exceeds 24 teams, we may move to a system where places are
allocated as follows:
- Teams ranked in the top 12 of the previous year overall.
- Foreign teams believed likely by the competitions committee to finish in the top 8.
- Teams whose participation the UKU Competitions Committee believe will benefit the
growth of Ultimate – for example, but not limited to, local teams who may not yet be
ready to travel to other tournaments, or teams based in underrepresented
geographical areas.
- Remaining teams, in order of their finish at the previous tournament

That last line of the Women's criteria is clearly insufficient as it is unable to give an answer if there are multiple new teams at the cut-off. We're working on tightening these up!

Apologies for opening entries quite late this year - we really had to be sure we could make it work so close to Worlds at the same venue. But we're all set now, and it's going to be amazing!

Accomodation and transport: 

Camping on site will be available for all who need it for £10 per tent, as in previous years. There will be plenty of space for all who need it. Pay in cash at the event - all very very simple. But if you haven't paid by Saturday evening, don't be surprised when someone wakes you early on Sunday morning to make sure we get the cash before you take your tent down!

Note - you will NOT be able to camp on Sunday night (a couple of Irish/European teams have sometimes done in the past). Just FYI!

Traveling by car:

The easiest way to get to the fields is to drive. The postcode for sat navs is AL2 1BZ.

Directions are to come off at Jn 22 of the M25.

From the West:

- At the 1st Roundabout take the 5th exit signposted for Radlett / South Mimms (B556)

- At the 2nd Roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted for Radlett (B556)

- Go straight over the 2nd roundabout and take the first left in to the UCL Sport Ground.

- Signposted for the UCL / Watford FC Training Ground.

From the East
:

- At the 1st Roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Radlett (B556)

- Go straight over the 2nd roundabout and take the first left in to the UCL Sport Ground.

- Signposted for the UCL / Watford FC Training Ground.

Please follow directions and instructions for parking as we have a lot of cars to park in a limited space. Your co-operation is as always very much appreciated.

 

If anyone needs more help with transport options, do get in touch - particularly any international teams who need advice on airports etc.

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.

Leamington Luau

Submitted by sparen12 on Fri, 02/10/2015 - 10:01am
Event date: 
19 Mar 2016 - 09:00 - 20 Mar 2016 - 17:00
Event details: 

Leamings are preparing for their annual indoor one day tournament at the Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry. Its held on the astro turf at the centre and we have an open division, developer's division and a women's division.  We've been informed that the astro pitch has been upgraded.. but I would still expect to find rubber crumb everywhere for the days following.

Contact name: 
Karen Bartlett
Contact number (primary): 
07583441176
Event website: 

www.leamingtonlemmings.co.uk

or check out our facebook page

Price: 
TBC
How to register: 

Registration is not yet open. Details will be updated nearer the time.

Please bring: 

Astro Boots - not metal studs - or trainers. A couple of layers to make sure you stay warm in between days, it can be quite nippy in the hall.

UKU Junior Women's Indoor Nationals 2015/16

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 14/09/2015 - 10:29am
Event date: 
14 Nov 2015 (All day)
Event details: 

Junior Women's Indoor Nationals will be held on this date at the excellent three-pitch Arena Sports Kettering, meaning we can accommodate more teams this year. The event is expected to run from approx 10am-5pm on the Saturday only.

 

The Info pack for the weekend is now available from https://goo.gl/ns8k08, and the schedule on https://goo.gl/l45y8d.

Both can be downloaded as pdfs below for printing.

 

Entry into the tournament will cost £65 per team.  Payment will be made directly to UKU.  In order to secure a place in the tournament, please fill in the form here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/event_entry_form


Please note that the initial deadline for entries will be Thursday 22nd October. The deadline is relatively early (3 weeks from the tournament) in order that we can confirm who has a spot in plenty of time to organise your transport etc.

At this deadline, spaces in the tournament may be allocated to second and third teams. If you would like to enter more than one team, please read the details below before entering, and be aware that they may not all get in (and won't be confirmed until after 22nd October). With the larger 3-pitch tournament, we do hope to accommodate all the teams who wish to participate, but we can't guarantee it until after that date.

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

Eligibility:
As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1996.

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

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

 

 

Other info:

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

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

 

Full venue address:

Arena Sports Kettering

Thurston Drive

Kettering

Northamptonshire

NN15 6PB

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£65
How to register: 

Through the UKU Event Entry Form.