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)

Competition Structure Update - Interested in bidding to run one of the UKU Ranking events?

Following the announcement regarding the changes to the Competition Structure and the provisional event calendar for 2019, we are pleased to confirm that the bid process for those that want to organise and run any of the UKU Ranking events is now finalised!

 

Further details on how to submit your bid and what you need to do, as well as the list of events that are now open for bids, can be found HERE. Please make sure that you give it a read if you’re interested as it includes important information about the process. 

Competition Review Update & 2019 Dates

Thanks for all the input we have received regarding the club competition structure.  This process is and will remain ongoing.  In the meantime we clearly need to publish dates and locations for the 2019 season so that teams and players can plan their year.  Please see below.  

 

There is a little more detail below, but very briefly:

  • We will retain a split season for the time being, with mixed being played first in 2019.  
  • Regionals-Nationals will stay at the same point in the calendar in 2019, and will feature North and South Regionals in all three divisions.
  • We will retain an official UKU National Rankings list.  The scoring system will be updated - in particular to make sure that it copes better with teams competing at different events of varying strength at the same time.
    • Regionals & Nationals will both also become ranking events - i.e. teams will score ranking points based on their results at Regionals and Nationals. 
    • The rankings will be used as part of the entry criteria to some “Tier One” events, and will be used as the basis for seeding at most ranking events. 
  • We are going to continue the move to “break up” some of the larger Tour events with a view to providing and encouraging more smaller, “local” events.  To do this we are defining two “tiers” of ranking events.
    • The “tier” does NOT correspond directly to the competitive level of the teams, and it is intended that when there are no “Tier One” tournaments, that the strongest teams will choose to attend “Tier Two” tournament(s).
  • It is not a UKU goal to directly organise all events; it is our preference to have more events being run by local clubs with, or without, UKU support.
   

Provisional Calendar & Events Plan 2019

ScCOIQ & ScCWIN - IMPORTANT UPDATE (Venue Cancellation)

Unfortunately, we have just received confirmation from Ravenscraig that they are no longer able to host our Club Open Indoor Qualifier & Scottish Club Women's Indoor Nationals event on 19th January due to a last minute agreement for the pitch to be relaid in the hall. As a result of the vast cost of the refurbishment and a very limited period in which the work can be done, regrettably there is no way for this to be avoided.

 

We are currently in the process of trying to find another venue that might be able to host the event, albeit on a different weekend, so please keep an eye out for an email from us with further details about the situation. If you no longer wish to attend the event, with the knowledge that it will no longer be in Ravenscraig and most likely not on 19th January, please email events@ukultimate.com ASAP and we will process a refund for you. 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Club Women’s Indoor Nationals 2019 - Entries Open!

Entries are now OPEN for Club Women's Indoor Nationals being held at Cranford Superdome, alongside the Club Open Indoor Nationals event, on 16th-17th February 2019. There will be at least 20 spots available.

The entry deadline is Friday 4th January. Please use the new GoMembership website to enter the event HERE. If you are unsure on how it works, please use the guidelines below to help.

COIQ - Wolverhampton - Final Standings & Spirit Results

Well done to everyone that took part at COIQ Wolverhampton! 

Huge congratulations to Danger! High Voltage for coming away from the event as the winners of both the tournament and the SOTG prize.

 

Final standings for the event can be found on the online schedule: https://goo.gl/aGrBkT

 

The full breakdown of Spirit of the Game scores and the results tables can be found here: https://goo.gl/ULXBVp.

(Comments may be partially redacted by replacing text with **** and highlighted in red - this is to maintain anonymity and to remove any offensive language if applicable)

University Mixed Outdoor Cool Down 2018/19

Following the announcement that University Mixed Outdoor Nationals (UXON) will be held in St Andrews (Scotland) this year, we are now pleased to confirm that the smaller, more limited event - the University Mixed Outdoor Cool Down - will be held at the Llanrumney Playing Fields in Cardiff on the same weekend, 16th-17th March 2019. 

 

We want to be very clear that UXON is in St Andrews, and we do encourage all teams to make the journey - particularly given that the event was unfortunately snowed off last year and that we aim to hold UXON in the South in 2020. However, there is limited capacity at the Cool Down event for those that would not be able to play otherwise.

Changes to Published Spirit of the Game Scores

Following the success of the spirit score breakdowns being published post-event anonymously as part of the recent changes to the Spirit of the Game at UKU Events, the Spirit of the Game Committee has now decided to undertake a trial to remove the anonymity from the published spirit score breakdowns as a result of feedback from teams.

 

From this point onwards, for a short trial period initially, the spirit scores that your team submits for the event that you're attending will no longer be anonymous and comments will only be redacted to remove any offensive language if applicable. To clarify, this will be implemented for the Club Open Indoor Qualifier event taking place in Wolverhampton this weekend. 

 

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this change, please email the SotG committee at sotg-committee@ukultimate.com.

UXIN 2018-19 - Final Standings, Spirit Results & Lost Property

Well done to everyone that competed at UXIN over the weekend. We hope that you had a great tournament! 

 

Congratulations to Strathclyde 1 for winning UXIN Division 1 and to Warwick 1 for coming top in Division 2! Also to Birmingham 1 and to Leeds 1 for winning the Spirit of the Game award in their respective divisions.