UKU Event Announcements

This newsletter is intended to provide a simple stream of information about UKU events. At the point of launch, the intention is that this will provide a definitive source of the most important information relating to UKU events: - dates - registration processes - news updates in the weeks preceding an event (e.g. schedule released, etc)

WMUCC Qualification

Thank you to all of the teams that confirmed their interest in WMUCC qualification!

 

As we don’t yet know the number of bids we’ll receive in any division, or even if all of the divisions are going ahead, we are proceeding on the assumption that we’ll receive at least one bid in each. 

 

We have also determined that with the continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we will continue to use smaller fixture dates where possible. As such, this means that we have scheduled WMUCC qualification in line with how the Challenge League & National Series fixtures have been managed so far. For the majority of the divisions, we only have a small number of teams interested so these teams will be expected to play each other on a single fixture day. However, for the Master Mixed division, due to the high number of teams interested, each team will be required to play on two different fixture dates so that all of the games can be played. The full details of what this looks like in practice can be seen in the WMUCC qualification document linked to below.

 

UKU National Series 2021 - Mixed Cup Finals & Nationals Playoffs Draw

Following the completion of the Mixed league and the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals of the Mixed Cup, we can now confirm how the Mixed division Playoffs will work, in anticipation of the UKU National Championships!

 


UKU National League 2021 Winners

Following the completion of all the National League fixtures this weekend, we are excited to finally list the three 2021 National League winners! 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ....

UKU National Series 2021 - Women's & Open Cup Finals & Nationals Playoffs Draw

Following the completion of the Open(*) & Women’s National Leagues and the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals in the National Cup, we are excited to announce the Cup Finals and the Playoff opponents!

UKU National Championships 2021 - Implementation of Ratio Rule A & Gendered Pulling

For the National Championships 2021, it has been agreed by the UKU Competitions Committee that Ratio Rule A and the addition to the “Prescribed Gender Ratio” rule -- that, for all games, a player representing the gender with 4 players on the field must pull for that point -- will be implemented. This is following WFDF & EUF’s announcements of this addition at the World Games and XEUCF 2021.

 

The update to the National Series rules can be found here: https://bit.ly/NationalSeriesRules  

XEUCF 2021 Bid Allocation

Further to our previous announcement here and following additional clarification on fees by the EUF, we have now confirmed how the bids will be allocated for XEUCF 2021. 

 

Due to the success of the National Series competition structure so far, we have taken the decision to use UKU Nationals 2021 results to determine which teams will qualify to XEUCF 2021.(*) 

UKU National Series 2021 - National Championships Seeding Procedure

The 2021 National Series Rules document has been updated to include the seeding procedure that will be followed for the National Championships event being held on 28th-29th August 2021.

 

Please see section 9 for full details. 

UKU National Series 2021 - Cup Finals & Playoffs Structure

The Playoffs is the part of the National Series competition format where the National Cup and the National League teams meet to compete for the remaining National Championship spots.


For 2021, we will be hosting the Cup finals (1-6) on the same day as the Playoffs (7th-8th August 2021). The exact details of how this will work in practice will be published once we know the final National League standings and the National Cup Quarter-Final and Semi-Final results.

 

To determine how many Playoff spots are available for contention, we need to review whether there are any declined teams (a team which does not want to take up a qualification spot at Nationals) in each National League division as the finishing position of a declined National League team will affect the playoff structure.