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Dundee wins University Indoors

Dundee claimed their first BUCS/UKU University Indoor Nationals title on 24-25 November 2012.  The event took place at the Alan Higgs centre in Coventry and the competition was tighter than ever with one of the first round pools finishing in reverse order of seeding.  Manchester Halcyon had to settle for silver medals for the second year running after a close final that saw momentum swinging back and forth - and was also marked by a fine display of Spirit from both teams.  Congratulations to Cardiff for winning the Spirit of the Game.  Full placings and sotg scores here.

UK teams dominate European Club Finals 2012

IceniUK teams finished the 2012 outdoor season in style with Iceni retaining their Women's European title, and Clapham winning the Open division for the first time since 2007.  That didn't tell the whole story though.  In the Women's division, Nice Bristols won Spirit of the Game alongside their 6th place.  In the Open division, Chevron took the silver medal, and EMO finished a fantastic 13th, which should secure an additional place for UK teams at xEUCF 2013.

Club Open Indoor Regionals 2012-13

Further to the problems we have had securing TDs and venues for Club Indoor regionals on the originally announced date of 10-11 November, we can now announce a Plan B.  We understand that this is far from ideal, but after a great deal of work and considering various options we have decided to move ahead as follows:

  • 10-11 November, Plymouth (was announced early October)
  • 17-18 November, Glasgow Scotland (was announced 24th Oct)

Additional NEW DATES:

  • Sat 17 November [approx 1pm-7pm], London - capacity 16 teams
    • This venue has multiple pitches and will be able to stage a relatively normal format in a very shortened total time. 
  • 8-9 December, Dudley - capacity 16-24 teams
    • This is the same venue that we are using for Uni Indoor Finals Div 2 on 24-25 Nov.

UKU/BUCS Uni Indoor Nationals 2012 open for entry

UKU/BUCS University Indoor Nationals Divisions 1 & 2 are now open for entry.

For more details please see:

Events Calendar 2012-13

Announcing dates and locations for major outdoor UKU events in 2013.  Placeholder events will also be set up in the events calendar soon.  The dates below (click this link) are listed in date order.

GB Beach Teams 2013

Congratulations and thanks to the following people who have been appointed to run GB Beach teams at the European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013.  ECBU 2013 recently announced their intention to run a Masters-Women division.  So we invite applications from people who would like to manage our team in this division.  Please look here for more information.

Open: Jaimie Cross & Dave Ford

Women's: Rebecca Forth

Mixed: Jon "Kos" Brooks

Masters-Mixed: Lucy Byrne

Masters-Open: Dave Grayson, Dave Bixler & Si Hill

Grandmasters: Steve "Kenny" Kennedy & Si Barlow


World Junior and European Under 17s Championships

Last month saw 28 countries, 47 teams with 1100 players competing at a tournament in Dublin, Ireland. The tournament was a joint event with the WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships and the European Youth (under 17s) Ultimate Championships.

World Games 2013

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce the the GB World Games squad will be led by Sion "Brummie" Scone as non-playing coach with Bex Forth and Rob Schumacher appointed as team managers.  For the record, both Rob and Bex will have to earn their selection as players as Brummie will have the final word on the selection process.  All three of them have a wealth of experience and successes both with GB and other teams in recent years.  We look forward to the team bringing back more WFDF medals! 

If you are hoping to try out for the squad, please look here for details on the application process