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

Submitted by benheywood on Fri, 18/12/2015 - 4:27pm
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!


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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.

Location

UCL Sports Ground
Bell Lane
St Albans AL2 1BZ
United Kingdom