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UKU Events Calendar - reminder of Indoor dates 2013-14

This announcement is a summary/reminder of UKU Indoor Nationals and qualifiers.  Please always check individual event webpages for the final details.

UKU requests bids for events marked with an asterisk *.

Club Open & Women's Indoor Nationals was previously advertised with the incorrect date.  The correct date of 22-23 Feb is now shown correctly in the list below.

UKU Member Update October 2013

In this update:

1. Notice of UKU General Meeting on 9th November

2. GB round-up

3. Club competitions including Operation XEUCF Cleansweep

4. Qualification to WFDF WUCC

5. Membership and Club Affiliation

6. Competition Committee changes

7. Event Calendar announcements

Notice of UKU General Meeting Saturday 9th November 2013

Update 13th November 2013: Further to the notice below, the EGM took place on Sat 9th November as planned.  The minutes are available here.  The UKU Board is pleased to confirm that the resolution to update the Memorandum of UK Ultimate was passed, and that Chris Bamford has

UKU Events Calendar - major outdoor dates 2014

Announcing dates and locations (where known) for major outdoor UKU events 2014.  Placeholder events will be set up in the calendar over the coming weeks.  Please check the event-specific web pages to check details.  The events below are listed in date order as far as possible - check specific event pages for definitive information. 

UKU requests bids for events marked with an asterisk *.


1-2 March: UOOR Uni Open Outdoor Regionals * (except Scotland)

8-9 March: Scotland UOOR (St Andrews)

15-16 March: UMON: Uni Mixed Outdoor Nationals (nr Sheffield)

29-30 March: MT1: UKU Mixed Tour 1 (Cardiff)

12-13 April: MT2: UKU Mixed Tour 2 (Nottingham)

26-27 April: UOWON: UKU/BUCS Uni Open & Women's Outdoor Nationals & Alumni Cup (Manchester)

10-11 May: MT3: UKU Mixed Tour 3 (Cheltenham)

31 May-1 June: OWT1: UKU London Calling (UCL Playing Fields, nr St Albans)

21-22 June: OWT2: UKU Open & Women's Tour 2 (Nottingham)

28-29 June: JON: UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals & Schools Championship Finals (Birmingham)

12-13 July: OWT3: UKU Open & Women's Tour 3 (Cardiff)

26 or 27 July: UKU Regionals * various

23-24 August: UKU Nationals / EUCR-West (Southampton)

UKU & BUCS team up for beach event

We're excited to announce that we've further extended our work with BUCS and will see a new beach event to be held at Fistral Beach, Newquay on 19 October.  The event is being run by BUCS with support from Phil Richardson, and will run alongside the BUCS Surf Championships.  The ultimate event is open to anyone (not just students), and more details available on the UKU website and the BUCS website.  Entry forms are already available here.  For the avoidance of doubt this is not an official university competition, and no BUCS points are available.

Competition Committee Election

In early 2013, as part of an ongoing review of the governance structure of UK Ultimate, the Board updated the Terms of Reference for this committee, with a view to having elections for the updated committee before end of the 2013.  Please see Competition Committee pages for more details. 

GB at the Beach - ECBU 2013

The European Championships of Beach Ultimate took place in Calafell, Spain in late June, with GB represented in all seven divisions. It was a mixed bag of results, given GB’s current high standards in the grass form of the game, with the only Gold medal brought home by the Open Masters Team. The Open, Mixed Masters and Women’s Masters teams all came in second best, with a token Bronze for the Grand Masters. GB Women just missed out in 4th place, but still managed to play a key role in most of the Finals. GB Mixed finished 7th in what was probably the most competitive Division.

Sir Steve Redgrave continues to support Ultimate

Sir Steve Redgrave has been busy promoting the Matalan Sporting Promise again this summer!

He spent a few hours playing Ultimate at Holden Lane High School, helping to promote the MSP Community Club that UK Ultimate has set up there. This part of the project is about setting up places for people to play Ultimate, or one of the other sports involved in the project. The five times olympic champion showed his continued support for Ultimate by posing with Dave Long from Sport England, both sporting a frisbee!