MEN’S & WOMEN’S BUCS LEAGUES 2019-20

If you haven’t entered yet, this is a reminder that the deadline for you to get your teams submitted into next season’s BUCS leagues is next Friday - 10th May! You need to enter via your AU so make sure that if you’re interested in taking part that you get your entry in now before it’s too late. 

 

Not sure what’s happening next year? 

In addition to the Men’s Wednesday afternoon league that has been taking place since 2015, there will now be a NEW Women’s central-venue league. 

 

How will the Women’s BUCS league work? 

There will be 2 one-day fixtures that will take place for each region (with the regions being the same as those used for the Men’s league). The plan is that teams will play 2 or 3 games at each of the one-day fixtures, due to be held on Saturday 9th November 2019 and Saturday 22nd February 2020.

 

Whilst the exact league structure can’t be confirmed until we have the final number of entries, we plan that there will be a top division (Tier 1) of 5 teams in each region. Additional entries will then create a Tier 2 competition if applicable, or adjustments will be made to the higher Tier and/or the regions to accommodate all teams.

 

To qualify for Women’s Outdoor Nationals you HAVE to compete in the BUCS league. The top 3 teams from the Tier 1 leagues will qualify for the Championships division (Div 1) + one 4th place team (as in the Men’s competition). Then all remaining Tier 1 teams, plus the top 2 or 3 teams in the Tier 2 leagues (making it so that 8 teams in total per region are going to UMWON), will qualify for the Trophy event (Div 2). As the Tier 2 leagues grow, we will introduce a Conference Cup division. 

 

University Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Nationals will be taking place on 4th-5th April 2020 at the Riverside Sports Complex, Nottingham. 

 

Worried that your team won’t be able to attend Nationals so you’re not sure about entering the BUCS league?

We have applied to BUCS for a change in regulation that would make it feasible for your team to withdraw from taking part in UMWON early on in the year (without penalty) if you know that your team will be unable to compete due to exam clashes. This will be for both divisions and we hope to hear a ruling on this change by the beginning of June.

 

If this regulation change will impact whether or not your team will enter the league, we encourage your team to enter before the deadline even though it’s not confirmed yet. This is because it will not be feasible for you to enter late, even if we achieve the desired outcome. If this applies to your team, please also let us know at events@ukultimate.com so that we can support you throughout the process. 

 


   

If you have any questions at all then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Just drop us an email at events@ukultimate.com and we will try our best to help.