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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.

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

Club Affiliation

Have you considered affiliating your club with UKU? In this section you will find some information to explain the affiliation process.

 

What is Affiliation?

Affiliating a club with a national governing body is common practice in many sports and is where a club is formally recognised by UK Ultimate. Some clubs have been affiliating with UKU for the last 3 years.