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UKU Open & Womens Tour 2 2017

Submitted by Si Hill on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 5:34pm
Event date: 
1 Jul 2017 (All day) - 2 Jul 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU Open & Women's Tour (W, A, B-"south") divisions will be held at Llanrumney Fields in Cardiff.

More details to follow in particular clarifying the process for open teams that need to know which venue they will attend.

UKU Nottingham WindFarm 2017 - Open & Womens Tour 1

Submitted by Si Hill on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 5:25pm
Event date: 
3 Jun 2017 (All day) - 4 Jun 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU Nottingham WindFarm, Open & Women's Tour 1 2017 (ALL divisions) will be held at Grove Farm, University of Nottingham.

More details coming soon.

Contact email: 

admin@ukultimate.com

UKU Mixed Tour 2 2017

Submitted by Si Hill on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 4:18pm
Event date: 
22 Apr 2017 (All day) - 23 Apr 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

In an effort to improve accessibility to teams in areas that almost always have to travel, we have been working with Durham University to host this event for the first time.  We are happy to confirm the event is at Durham University sports fields at the venue that has hosted the famour Durham Hat for many years.  We have some extra fields in addition to the area used for the Durham Hat.

Please use the usual entry form.  

Closing date for entry and payment is Tuesday 4 April.

Cost will £205 per team.

 

 


Contact name: 
Si Hill
Contact number (primary): 
07802 311298
Contact email: 

admin@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£205 per team
How to register: 

Entry is done through the usual entry form.

If the tournament is over-subscribed, priority will follow the usual rules for UKU Mixed Tour:

  • Teams ranked in the top 32 of the previous tournament.
  • Foreign teams believed likely by the competitions committee to finish in the top 24.
  • Teams whose participation the UKU Competitions Committee believe will benefit the growth of Ultimate – for example, but not limited to, local teams who may not yet be ready to travel to other tournaments, or teams based in underrepresented geographical areas.
  • Teams unable to enter the previous event due to over-subscription or non-entry.
  • Remaining teams, in order of their finish at the previous tournament.

 

 

 

Accomodation and transport: 

Free parking is available at the fields.

 

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 5:16pm
Event date: 
29 Apr 2017 (All day) - 30 Apr 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UKU/BUCS University Men's & Women's Outdoor Nationals will be held on this date at Nottingham University's Grove Farm venue.

The venue doesn’t have its own postcode, but NG7 2SA will get you onto the right entry road. Follow it all the way to the end, even though it looks like it doesn't go anywhere much.


 

Once again we plan to host all 5 University divisions in one place divisions:

 

Men's UKU/BUCS Championships (a.k.a Division 1, 16 teams)

Men's UKU/BUCS Trophy (a.k.a Division 2, 14 teams)

Men's UKU/BUCS Conference Cup Finals (a.k.a. Division 3, 10 teams)

 

Women's UKU/BUCS Championships (a.k.a. Division 1, 16 teams)

Women's UKU/BUCS Division 2 (No BUCS points available, but still a BUCS event - 16 teams)

 

We may also run a couple of non-student events if there is space - the Alumni Cup, and a Masters qualifying event.

 


 

For the Men's teams, qualification will be through the leagues (for those in 1A) or through the Conference Cup (for those in lower divisions).

BUCS have confirmed that you WILL need to enter through BUCSscore, even though your fees are covered by your league fees. You don't need to pay - the cost is set to zero on the entry I understand - but you do need to enter. You athletic union staff will have to do this - you CANNOT enter yourselves. Go see them ASAP once entries are open.

All players will of course require full membership of the UKU for the finals.

 


 

For the Women's teams, qualifiers will need to enter through BUCSscore. Your athletic union staff will have to do this for you - you CANNOT enter yourselves. Go see them ASAP after entries open - which will of course be sometime after regionals.

All players will of course require full membership of the UKU for the finals.

UKU/BUCS University Women's Outdoor Regionals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 26/01/2017 - 5:09pm
Event date: 
11 Mar 2017 (All day) - 12 Mar 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

[Results]

 

University Women's Outdoor Regionals for the 4 regions will be held on these dates, in the locations below.

Scotland: University Sports Centre, St Andrews, KY16 9DY

North: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS

West: Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road, Llanrumney, CF3 4J

East: Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Stoughton Rd, Leicester LE2 4FS

 

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Please take a look at the schedule and info packs for this weekend. They are now confirmed (or as confirmed as these things ever can be)

Schedules can be found here:

 North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/YPjNX1

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ags3T7

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/UgbElE

 

And Info Packs can be found here:

North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/CSGPgB

North and East UWOR and North Open Warm Up - pitch map

West UWOR and Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/XXuPDy

East Open Warm Up - https://goo.gl/ZLsLc2 

 

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Entries should now be open through BUCSscore - you CANNOT enter through UKU. You must get the staff at your Athletic Union to enter through the official BUCS site. Entries will close on the 23rd February - get on it ASAP! Note that already this year some teams have been refused a late entry by BUCS - please do try to enter on time!

 

All Women's teams must enter in order to qualify for BUCS Nationals. We expect to run both a Division 1 and a Division 2 at Nationals, so the large majority of teams should be able to attend, but you must attend regionals in order to be eligible for Nationals. Regionals is a required part of the BUCS season, and teams must qualify through it for the National event in April.

 

If the tournament is oversubscribed the entry procedures will be as described below.

UKU/BUCS Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. If places remain open after that date, they MAY be filled on a first-pay first-play basis. UKU/BUCS reserve the right to refuse a late entry if it will compromise the tournament for others – for example by adversely affecting the schedule – and to place the team on a waiting list instead.

 

For tournaments that are over-subscribed at the closing date the following rules will apply, in order:

·         First teams will get priority over second teams, and second over third etc.

·         If there is insufficient room for all first teams, places will be awarded in the following order:

o   First teams finishing in the top half of the previous year’s tournament

o   First teams who didn’t enter the previous year’s tournament

o   Remaining first teams in order of their finishing position last year

·         If there are spaces remaining after all first teams have been awarded a space, second teams will be offered places in an order based on finishing position last year, and then third teams and so on

o   Second teams with no finishing position from last year will have a lower priority than those who attended – but still above all third teams (and so on)

If the cut-off happens to fall between 2 or more teams with no finishing position from last year, a lottery will be run between those teams to determine entry.

 

Which region are we in?

Please note that your region is not necessarily related to where your Men's team plays in the outdoor leagues. We have 7 indoor regions (combined into 4 larger regions for Women's Indoors and Outdoors), which do not tally with the 5 outdoor Men's regions. Check carefully!

This list should now contain all the Unis - if your team is missing please do let us know and we'll update it!

 

East West North Scotland
Anglia Ruskin Aberyswyth Bradford Aberdeen
ARU  Bangor  Chester  Dundee 
Bedfordshire Bath  De Montfort  Edinburgh 
Brighton  Birmingham  Durham  Glasgow 
Brunel  Bournemouth  Hallam  Heriot-Watt 
Cambridge  Bristol  Huddersfield  Stirling 
Chicester  Cardiff  Hull  Strathclyde 
City Coventry  Lancaster  St Andrews
Cranfield  Exeter  Leeds   
Essex  Falmouth  Leeds Beckett  
Goldsmiths Gloucestershire Leicester  
Hertfordshire  Keele  Lincoln   
Holloway Plymouth  Liverpool   
Holloway  Southampton  Loughborough   
Imperial  Staffordshire  Manchester   
KCL  Swansea  Newcastle   
Kent  USW Northampton   
LSE  UWE  Northumbria  
Open Warwick  Nottingham   
Oxford  Winchester  Nottingham Trent   
Oxford Brookes Wolverhampton Salford   
Portsmouth  Worcester  Sheffield   
Queen Marys   Sheffield Hallam   
Reading    Sunderland  
Roehampton    UCLan   
St Mary's    York   
Surrey    York St Johns  
Sussex       
UAL       
UCL       
UEA       
Price: 
£140

UKU Mixed Tour 1 2017

Submitted by jphall on Tue, 24/01/2017 - 12:41pm
Event date: 
1 Apr 2017 (All day) - 2 Apr 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

As per previous years this years Mixed Tour 1 will be held at Llanrumney Fields in Cardiff. 

 

Registration - Please register here by sending the appropriate contact information along with preferred method of payment. We will then contact you with the appropriate details: https://goo.gl/forms/WEEDnhfKaWU3Giim2

Places will be decided on a first come first serve basis (based on payments not registration). To enable effective scheduling we will have a cut off of numbers which may change if we get more teams. The UKU will be organising the schedule as normal and there decisions is final around numbers and entrants.

Deadline for payment will be the 13th of March. If you withdraw after this date you will not be eligible for a refund of your team fee.

Current confirmed team list:

Team Name

ABH

Bears Pairs

Birmingham

Black Blackbirds

Black Sheep 1

Black Sheep 2

Black Sheep 3

Blue Arse Flies

Brighton Breezy

Bristol Ultimate

Brixton

Cambridge 1

Cambridge 2

Chevron Mixed

Cosmic Manatees 

Curve

Deep Space

Devon 1

Devon 2

Flyght Club

Flyght Club 2

Glasgow Ultimate

Glasgow Ultimate 2

Great Black White Sharks

Guildford 1

Guildford 2

JR 1

Leeds Squirrels

Manchester Mixed

Merseyside Ultimate

Mighty Hucks

OX4D

PAF City

Pic N Mix 

Reading Ultimate 1

Reading Ultimate 2

Rebel Ultimate

Shakedown

Sharkbear!

Sheffield Steal

SMOG 1

SMOG 2

Sneeekys 

Sneeekys Light

South Wales Storm

South Wales Storm 2

St. Albans

Sublime

TBC

The Brown

Thundering Herd 1

Thundering Herd 2

U24 Blue

U24 Red

U24 White

York City Ultimate (YCU)

Cost - £205 per team

Venue - There will be food available as per normal and the usual changing/showering facilities will also be available. 

Result & Spirit reporting - We will yet again be implementing a paperless system. After every game please head to the form (link to follow) and submit your game and spirit score for your opposition. In the unlikely event that no one in your team has a smartphone/device you will be able to do this at the TD desk as a last resort.

Water - As per the UKU's water policy we will be providing each team with 3 x 5L full water containers on arrival as per last year. It is then the teams responsibility to ensure there are filled from the clubhouse between game slots.

To collect your water please report to the TD desk on arrival. Any water not collected on Saturday will be distributed on a first come first serve basis on Sunday. 

Pitches - Where possible we are aiming for 5m between pitches. Where this has not been possible please ensure that you use common sense when looking where to store bags etc. 

Hooters - Games start and cap will be signalled using hooters. All games will be signalled by one long blast (under the current schedule format).

Warm ups - Where possible please run your warm ups off the pitches to ensure they stay in the best condition for the games.

Keep up to date - Follow @MT1TD for up-to date info or use the hashtag #UKUMT1 .

Physio & First Aid - There will be 2 physios on site to deal with any injuries incurred during the tournament. Please note they are not there to help with pre-existing injuries. There will also be 2 first aiders on site located in or around their ambulance. The nearest hospital can be found here - http://goo.gl/ES4NVw 

Camping - Unfortunately there will be no onsite parking this year. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Parking - As per previous years if you are parking at the fields the venue staff reserve the right to charge for parking (approx. £1 per car per day). Please note once the fields close on Saturday evening, you will not have access to your vehicle. 

Contact name: 
James Hall/Iain Thackrah
Contact email: 

tournamentdirector@gmail.com

Accomodation and transport: 

****IMPORTANT INFO****

As above, due to issues with availability we will not be able to offer any on site camping this year. Sorry for any inconvenience.

UKU U17 & U14 Open Indoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:38am
Event date: 
28 Jan 2017 (All day) - 29 Jan 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

The UKU Under-17 and Under-14 Open Indoor Championships 2015-16 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW) on the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017.

We're once again at the excellent and centrally located Aldersley facility, and this year we have secured 2 pitches in the main sports hall (hardcourt surface; indoor trainers required) and 3 in the nearby dome (artificial grass surface; trainers or short studs are fine). This should give us plenty of room for all who wish to enter!

Please note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

 

Eligibility
There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet - there will certainly be teams of beginners participating. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

To be eligible for this UKU under-17 division you must be in Year 11 or below (the rules for UK Domestic competition differ slightly to International competition).

To be eligible for the under-14 division you must be in Year 8 or below.

As the tournament is Open, there are no gender restrictions - all-male teams, or all-female teams, or anything in between, are absolutely fine.

Please contact Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team, then it may be possible to arrange for you to join up with another team; everyone involved in Junior Ultimate wants you there. HOWEVER you must explain your situation to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with.

Please also note that eligibilty decisions are made by volunteers - we're keen to help out, but do make sure to get your requests in early to make that easier.

 

Entry

Entry is now open for this event (through the UKU Entry Form) and will provisionally close on Monday 12th December. We do very much expect that we will still have places remaining after that date so it is certainly worth getting in touch if you have left it late - but for those teams who enter promptly we would like to be able to confirm their places before Christmas so that they can start to make some arrangements for the trip. After that date, it will simply be first come first served.

If the tournament is oversubscribed at the closing date (unlikely, but you never know) we will prioritise first teams from each institution, and then second teams above third teams etc all the way down. If the cut-off happens to fall between teams at the same level (e.g. 4th teams from two institutions) then priority will go to whoever entered on the earliest date (or be decided by the drawing of lots if we can't separate them by date). Once the initial deadline has passed, places are confirmed, and the entry of a new first team will not 'bump' someone's 7th team anymore - it's literally first come first served at that stage for any remaining places.

Please note that while we do not demand payment in order to secure your spot (we are aware how slow the payment process can be at some institutions) any team who is entered as of the closing date should consider themselves committed to payment even if they subsequently drop out. Obviously if circumstances are very much out of your control then we may make an exception, but in general when we allocate you a spot without pre-payment we must trust that you will pay at some point - otherwise we would just have a situation where everyone entered 12 teams and then withdrew whatever they didn't want. Any entry is normally considered binding if you have not withdrawn it BEFORE the closing date (unless, of course, you don't get a place due to oversubscription - we won't charge you for that!).

 

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that the majority of teams might be able to travel home rather than needing accommodation on the Saturday night, but for some of you that clearly won't be possible. Places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals, and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels nearby (www.yha.org.uk).

If you are really struggling for accommodation, please get in touch on benji.heywood[at]ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist with suggestions, but we do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£90 per team
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form

UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:21am
Event date: 
25 Feb 2017 (All day) - 26 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

The UKU Junior (U20) Open Indoor Championships 2016-17 will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton (WV6 9NW). There are 4 halls all under one roof and there is balcony space and a cafe/bar onsite, as well as supermarkets nearby.

The schedule and Info Pack are now available below.

 

Eligibility

There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet - there will certainly be teams of beginners participating. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

Note that unlike many other sports, Ultimate tournaments are always played out for position all the way down - so even teams ranked e.g. 17th-24th in their division will still play a Quarter, Semi and Final in their bracket. Even the most inexperienced team will still expect to play the same number of games as the winners - you don't get knocked out early at these events! Come and join in the fun.

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for this UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1998.

Please contact Junior Coordinator Joe Wyatt (joewyatt7[at]gmail.com) if there are any queries.

If you are a player or a small group of players without enough for a full team locally, then it may be possible to arrange for you to join up with another team; everyone involved in Junior Ultimate wants you there. HOWEVER you must explain your situation to the Junior Forum (email to: joewyatt7[at]gmail.com is sufficient) and have them ratify which is the most appropriate team for you to join with. It is NOT appropriate for teams to be formed from friends all over the country (e.g. GB players) without checking with the Junior coordinator.

Please also note that eligibilty decisions are made by volunteers - we're keen to help out, but do make sure to get your requests in early to make that easier.

Entry

Entry is now open for this event (through the UKU Entry Form) and will provisionally close on Tuesday 24th January. We do very much expect that we will still have places remaining after that date so it is certainly worth getting in touch if you have left it late - but for those teams who enter promptly we would like to be able to confirm their places a clear month before the event so that they can start to make some arrangements for the trip. After that date, it will simply be first come first served.

If the tournament is oversubscribed at the closing date (unlikely, but you never know) we will prioritise first teams from each institution, and then second teams above third teams etc all the way down. If the cut-off happens to fall between teams at the same level (e.g. 4th teams from two institutions) then priority will go to whoever entered on the earliest date (or be decided by the drawing of lots if we can't separate them by date). Once the initial deadline has passed, places are confirmed, and the entry of a new first team will not 'bump' someone's 7th team anymore - it's literally first come first served at that stage for any remaining places.

Please note that while we do not demand payment in order to secure your spot (we are aware how slow the payment process can be at some institutions) any team who is entered as of the closing date should consider themselves committed to payment even if they subsequently drop out. Obviously if circumstances are very much out of your control then we may make an exception, but in general when we allocate you a spot without pre-payment we must trust that you will pay at some point - otherwise we would just have a situation where everyone entered 12 teams and then withdrew whatever they didn't want. Any entry is normally considered binding if you have not withdrawn it BEFORE the closing date (unless, of course, you don't get a place due to oversubscription - we won't charge you for that!).

Accommodation

Hopefully the central location will mean that the majority of teams might be able to travel home rather than needing accommodation on the Saturday night, but for some of you that clearly won't be possible. Places like www.travelodge.co.uk (and there are a number around the motorways or Wolverhampton!) often have good deals, and there are a smattering of Youth Hostels nearby (www.yha.org.uk).

If you are really struggling for accommodation, please get in touch on benji.heywood[at]ukultimate.com and we will do what we can to assist with suggestions, but we do not offer accommodation as part of the tournament.

Other info

Please note: Clubs are welcome to enter more than one team, but in the event that the tournament is oversubscribed clubs entering multiple teams may find lower-ranked teams placed on a waiting list. However, the tournament has a large capacity and this is relatively unlikely based on previous years' entries.

Essential: Do not enter a team unless you have AT LEAST 7 fit players who are able to travel.

Advisable: Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar.

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@hotmail.com

Price: 
£100 per team
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form