UKU Event Announcements

This newsletter is intended to provide a simple stream of information about UKU events. At the point of launch, the intention is that this will provide a definitive source of the most important information relating to UKU events: - dates - registration processes - news updates in the weeks preceding an event (e.g. schedule released, etc)

2021 National Series Game Fees

 Some of you may be wondering how to pay the admin fee for your National Series Cup/League game(s), particularly if you’ve played in a fixture that’s already happened! 

 

With the ongoing uncertainty around Coronavirus and with each team possibly playing a different number of games at each fixture, we thought it would be simpler for teams to have the option to pay the sum of their admin fees once they know the final number of National Series games played this season (excluding the National Championships). Alternatively, teams can still choose to pay for each game as it happens. It’s entirely up to you!

 

When you’re ready to pay, you just need to go to the GoMembership event here: http://bit.ly/2021NationalSeriesGameFeePayment 

UKU National Cup - 2021 Mixed Quarter-Finals/Semi-Finals Draw [16th June]

 

Last night, the Competitions Committee met to carry out the next stage of the draw for the Mixed Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals. 

 

Note that prior to the draw being carried out, the way in which Zones and Seeding Pods were taken into account from the quarter-finals onwards was clarified. Please check rule 2.2.1 here

 

The results of the draw process (i.e. who will play who!) can be found here: bit.ly/2021NationalCupDraw

 

Please check the updated pages referenced with the date '16th June'. 

 

Competed in a National Series game before now (or have one coming up)?

Please make sure that you submit your game result and spirit score using THIS FORM: https://bit.ly/NationalSeriesGameResults. It's really important that we have both teams submit the game result so that we can confirm it's correct as it will count towards your overall UKU Ranking.

The results also impact who plays in consequent rounds so having this information ASAP is really useful. Before doing last night's draw we had to do some digging to find out who had won in some of the Round 0/Round 1 games, so if you could help us make this process a little easier by filling in the form as soon as your game is done then we'd really appreciate it, thanks!

Women's National Cup Entry Deadline!

Don't forget that sign ups for the Women’s Cup close on Sunday 20th June at midnight! 

 

Following the completion of the first Round of Mixed games in the National Cup, there is one week left for Women's teams to enter into the Women's division if they wish to. Roster rules mean that once a team is knocked out, all players are free to compete for a different team, so if you think that you might be able to get a Women's team together now then make sure that you sign up!  

 

Spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. As soon as the number of entries reaches 8, sign ups to the Women’s Cup will close, regardless of the date. We currently have 5 teams entered. 

 

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/vKBBe6RNhoDUXCvRA 

COVID Guidance Update - Scotland

Following clarification from sportscotland on the definition of a 'bubble' and the maximum number of participants per day, we have updated the UKU Club Guidance Appendix - Scotland

 

Please ensure that you read the updated Scottish appendix as this may impact any fixtures planned to take place in Scotland. 

 

We also just wanted to let you all know that we are keeping an eye on all government updates in terms of the wider, developing situation with the Indian variant across the UK. We are continuing to review the guidance published and we will announce any updates on our usual channels (the UKU website, Facebook and Instagram).

UKU National Cup - 2021 Draw [21st May]

 

Following the deadline on Tuesday 18th May, we have had a few dropouts. This has required a few slight changes to the final draw for the National Cup 2021. 


What is the Challenge League? Sign ups now open!

Wondering what the Challenge League is?

Watch the first video of our mini Challenge League info-series to find out! 

 

Sign ups are open NOW. So if you're interested, get your team registered!

https://bit.ly/ChallengeLeagueSignUpForm

 

UKU National Cup - 2021 Draw [12th May]

 

Last night, on Wednesday 12th May, UKU staff and the UKU Competitions Committee held a virtual meeting to carry out the draw for the UKU National Cup in the Mixed and Open divisions. This follows the announcement made on Tuesday 11th May regarding the National Series Rules & Dates, as well as the plan for the Women’s Division (entries are still open).

 

2021 National Series - Dates, League Fixtures & Cup Draw

Thank you to all of the teams that entered into the UKU National Cup! We’ve had a fantastic number of entries, and following some work on what this will mean for scheduling games, we are now able to publish the complete 2021 calendar for the National Series*.