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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 Indoor Nationals 2016/17

Submitted by benheywood on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 4:59pm
Event date: 
11 Feb 2017 (All day) - 12 Feb 2017 (All day)
Event details: 

UWIN 2016/17 will be held on this date at the always-excellent Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.

Games will run from approx 9am-7pm on Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday. It's a rubbercrumb surface, so you will need boots with short moulded studs - long studs, blades or trainers are not recommended.

 

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Schedules and Info Packs now available.

PDFs are attached below for printing, and online versions are on these links (note that the online schedule will update throughout the weekend for those following along at home):

Info Pack - https://goo.gl/PIDP3x

Schedule - https://goo.gl/9xenFS

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Entries will be through BUCS - not through UKU - and will be open between the 10th and 19th of January 2017. You MUST speak to your university to enter you - neither you nor we can do it. Only your university staff have logins for the BUCS system. Do not miss the deadline - your spot may be offered to another team almost immediately, as they will need time to plan their travel etc.

BUCS info is here: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=15836&sectionTitle=Indoor%20Championships

If you are struggling to arrange it with your university staff for some reason, please get in touch - but if the first time you try and speak to them is 3 hours before the deadline then our sympathy will be limited!

As per usual at these Nationals events, we do not intend to provide accommodation on people's floors. If you are REALLY struggling, do get in touch and we'll try our best to put you in touch with someone relatively local who MAY be able to help - but we do not plan to organise accommodation for these events.

 

 


 

UKU/BUCS Indoors Entry Rules

BUCS Regionals (Open/Women - see additional rules for Mixed below)


The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS (to your Uni) and on our UKU event pages. BUCS will no longer accept late entries this year. It may be possible for us to institute a second round of entries after the first deadline has passed if the tournaments are undersubscribed, but these will be charged (by BUCS) at 20% over the initial price - and we cannot in any way guarantee to make space for teams who have missed the BUCS deadlines. Don't mess this up!

 

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.

BUCS Nationals

The closing date and payment date will be as announced by BUCS. Entry is guaranteed for all qualifying teams provided they meet this deadline.

Should any teams fail to take up their spots, the places will be filled by the next-ranked team from one of the qualifying tournaments, with priority among regions determined according to the following (in order):

1.       The region(s) not yet offered an extra place under this process which had the fewest qualification spots originally

2.       The region from which the team dropped out

3.       The strongest regions, i.e.

a.       for Division 1, the region with the highest-ranked relegated team last year – but note that rule 1 means we ignore teams from regions already awarded a dropout-spot.

b.      for Division 2, the region with the highest average finishing position in Division 2 the previous year

c.       for Women’s, the region with the highest average finishing position last year.

4.       A lottery between regions that cannot be separated by the above

Mixed

Rules will be the same as for BUCS tournaments, with the following additions:

Late entries may be accepted, providing that they improve the schedule for others. We will not allow late entries which make the numbers worse.

·         Single-institution teams at a given level (e.g. 1st, 2nd etc) will have priority entry at regionals over any teams at the same level who have players from more than one institution.

·         UKU reserve the right to move clubs to a blacklist if any of their teams default from any UKU University tournament at late notice.

o   Blacklisted 1st teams will only get into non-BUCS tournaments if there is space for all 1st teams; 2nd/3rd/4th teams from blacklisted clubs will only get a space if the tournament is undersubscribed – i.e. someone else’s 4th team will get in ahead of your 2nd team.

 

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£140 (the increase from last year is entirely due to BUCS increasing their admin fee - UKU's price has actually gone down)
Accomodation and transport: 

We do not expect to provide accommodation for this BUCS Nationals event. Local teams may be able to help if you ask them, and it's a fairly cheap part of the country for hotels etc, but we do not intend to centrally organise accommodation.

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

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals 2016-17

Submitted by benheywood on Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:13am
Event date: 
6 Nov 2016 - 10:00 - 17:30
Event details: 

UKU Juniors & Schools Women's Indoor Nationals will be held this year at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton. It will be a one day event on Sunday 6th November (approx 10am-5pm) on at least 3 pitches. We will run competitions in 3 different age brackets - U20, U17 and U14 - and we will have space for at least 24 teams total.

 

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* Information Pack PDF   *

* DRAFT schedule           *

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Entry into the tournament will cost £65 per team.  Payment will be made directly to UK Ultimate.  In order to secure a place in the tournament, please fill in the form here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/event_entry_form


Please note that the initial deadline for entries will be Thursday 6th October. The deadline is relatively early (4 weeks from the tournament) in order that we can confirm who has a spot in plenty of time to organise your transport etc.

Before this deadline, priority will go to 1st teams from each institution. At this deadline, remaining available spaces in the tournament may be allocated to second and third teams. If you would like to enter more than one team per age group, please be aware that they may not all get in (and won't be confirmed until after the closing date). With the larger 3-pitch tournament, we do hope to accommodate all the teams who wish to participate, but we can't guarantee it until after that date.

It is possible that there will be room available after the closing date, and we will allow more teams to enter if that's the case. The big difference will be that you won't get priority over someone else's third team any more!

If you have a small number of players but not enough for a full team (or enough for 1 but not quite enough for 2), please get in touch because it's likely that others will be in the same position and we could combine players so that more girls get to take part. Of course, all combined teams must be approved by UKU to prevent deliberate super-teams forming, so do please contact Junior coordinator Joe Wyatt on joewyatt7[at]gmail.com to discuss.

Eligibility:

There is no qualifying round, and no 'minimum standard' that your team must meet. If you are a newly formed school team, you are very, very much invited!

Lots of new institutions have joined UK Ultimate over the past 12 months, and we'd be delighted if as many as possible could make it to this tournament. There will be a very large range of abilities, with many teams of complete beginners, so do not feel intimidated by the 'Nationals' designation - it's open to everyone and everyone will have a great time.

 

As per the UKU Junior eligibility rules, to be eligible for the UKU under-20 division you must have been born on or after January 1st 1997.

To be eligible for the U17 division, you must be in Year 11 or below.

To be eligible for the U14 division, you must normally be in Year 8 or below, but for this tournament so early in the school year we are happy for younger Year 9s (i.e. those with birthdays from January-August) to play in the Y8 division also.

Where possible teams should be made up of girls from a single club / school / organisation but where that is not possible, the first option should usually be to pick up for the most local team.  If you want to play for a team that is not your school team, please get in touch with joewyatt7[at]gmail.com and we will do what we can to make sure that this is done fairly.

Multiple teams:
Places will initially be reserved for first teams. Any additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.  These teams will be given spaces if they are still available after the initial deadline, with priority going to second teams, then third teams if appropriate. For teams at the same level places will be distributed on a first come first served basis - i.e. second team spots go to the earliest second teams to enter, and third team spots to the earliest third teams to enter, but that does NOT mean that an early third team goes ahead of someone else's second team. 

 

 

Other info:

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

Have at least one non-playing adult with the team, in case they need to accompany injured players to hospital or similar (strongly advised for U20s, obviously a necessity for younger age groups!).

 

Full venue address:

Aldersley Leisure Village
Aldersley Road

Wolverhampton WV6 9NW

 

Contact name: 
Benji Heywood
Contact email: 

benji.heywood@ukultimate.com

Price: 
£65 per team
How to register: 

Through the UKU Entry Form