UKU Masters Nationals 2019 - Registration Now Open!

For 2019, UKU Masters Nationals will again be held as a joint event with the Glastonbury Tor-Nament following the success of last year!

 

Registration is NOW OPEN so email Ed Shardlow at Ed.Shardlow@ablestoke.com to register or to ask any questions. The event will be held at Tor Sport & Leisure (BA6 9EF) on the weekend of 7th-8th September 2019 and the team entry fee is £200.

 

Why run a combined event / why combine with Glastonbury?

Our Masters scene is still in its early stages, with few established teams. That is something we want to change. Last year we tried a combined event, which brings the added bonus of offering a full weekend of Ultimate for those that want it, and it was really successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all those that took part. We aim to build on that again this year, and hopefully again in the future, until we’re ready to exist as a stand-alone event.

 

Glastonbury is already a popular event for many that are of Masters-eligible age, and occurs at around the right point in the calendar.


What if I want to compete at only Masters Nationals and not Glastonbury (or vice-versa)? 

That’s completely fine!  When you register you’ll be able to select to play “Only Master Nationals”, “Only Glastonbury”, or “Both Master Nationals and Glastonbury”.  Once entries are in we’ll work our magic with the schedule, and so should be able to accommodate everyone.


Okay...consider me interested...how will the combined tournament work?

Both events will occur at the same place, and the same time.  Master’s Nationals will run on the Saturday and will complete within one day, whilst the pool-play stages of Glastonbury are occuring. Masters teams that wish to stay on will then filter into the Glastonbury tournament for the Sunday, offering those that want it the full weekend of Ultimate.

 

The format of the Masters Nationals competition, and the divisions we can host, will depend on the number of teams that enter, but will most likely be pools similar in size to the main Glastonbury tournament (allowing results to easily map across), followed by a 1v2 final to determine the Master’s Nationals 2019 Champions.

 

It may be possible to split different Masters divisions into different pools, but this will depend upon numbers of entries.


How do we register?

Email Ed Shardlow at at Ed.Shardlow@ablestoke.com. Places will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Reminder of age-eligibility rules for Masters divisions

Women who wish to play Masters must be 30 or older in the calendar year of the event, i.e. you turned this age before December 31st of that year.  Men must be 33 or older in the calendar year of the event.  For Mixed, simply use the rule for the gender you identify with.

 

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Ed (email above) or us at events@ukultimate.com. Otherwise, we look forward to receiving your entries!