Upcoming Start Times
Player start times will be available on the Thursday before each tournament.
Exeter Start Times
Doubles Entries are now open
Doubles Entries, for participation at the final event only, must be made through BUCScore. Entries open on 3 February 2015 and close on 26 February 2015. Each institution has 1 pair guaranteed entry for each of Men's and Women's doubles with any additional pairs selected on merit if there is sufficient space. No institution may enter more than 3 pairs for each event. The closing date is set so that institutions may make their entries after they know which players have qualified for the singles finals events.
For players accepted directly into the singles main draws, along with the successful qualifiers and doubles acceptances (see below for doubles entry information), details for the Finals Event in Loughborough on 5-8 March 2015 will be sent to institutions after the qualifiers.
For players accepted into qualifying, the draws will be made on the Thursday prior to each event, with match times released by Friday morning at the latest – this is to ensure that as much as possible we maintain accurate seeding, while players from the same institutions are split throughout the draws, after any withdrawals are received. The “matches” section below gives an approximate guide to the schedule but the precise times should be checked as released.
Qualifying Dates and Venues
|31 Jan - 1 Feb 2015||North||Leeds Beckett Carnegie University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS||Bob Stone - 07791610938|
|7-8 Feb 2015||Midlands||Warwick University Tennis Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 8UW||Ed Bradford - 07752492993|
|14-15 Feb 2015||South East||Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4QA||Richard Joyner - 07971141329|
|21-22 Feb 2015||South West||Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN||Bill Ahl - 07931742212|
|5-8 March 2015||FINALS||Loughborough University||Peter Greatorex|
BUCS: Kate Willoughby-Parsons
Event Director: Carl Baldwin
Withdrawals / Reserves
Any player unable to attend must inform Matt Judson at BUCS as soon as possible. Any withdrawal later than Tuesday prior to the relevant qualifying must also be e-mailed to the venue Referee and the Event Director, Carl Baldwin, and any withdrawal later than 9am on the Friday must also be telephoned to the Referee. See below for contact details. Withdrawals will not be eligible for a refund on the entry fee.
Due to the large number of entries some competitors are initially placed on reserve lists. There are always withdrawals due to injury, etc. and it is expected that many reserves will be accepted. For guidance only, last year an average of 10 players withdrew per qualifying venue prior to the release of the match schedule, with a few more before play started. Please note that the limit at each venue is the total number of players, not the specific size of each draw, so if, for example, there are no more women’s reserves then the next withdrawal enables the men’s draw to be increased by one. It is therefore very important to withdraw prior to the draw if you cannot play.
Any player still listed as reserve when the match times are released should send their contact details to the relevant event referee. Any reserve who becomes unavailable should notify us via the same procedures as initially accepted competitors. If any reserve wishes to be considered also for other venues they should contact the Event Director at the above email address, it is anticipated that all reserves are likely to be able to play at Exeter and Warwick, but maybe not at High Wycombe and Leeds.
Matches & provisional schedule
On arrival players should register with the referee in the tennis centre. Any player who has not reported in person within 15 minutes of their match being called may be scratched.
All matches will be the best of three sets and the draws are conducted on a knock-out basis. Due to the very large entry matches will be the best of 2 tie-break sets with a match tie-break deciding set prior to the final round of qualifying, which will be the best of 3 tie-break sets. Additional warm-up time on court will only be available before the start of play each day.
The planned schedule for each venue is as follows but is subject to change:
Men’s 1st round Saturday, 2nd and 3rd rounds Sunday
Women’s 1st and 2nd rounds Saturday, 3rd and 4th rounds Sunday
9am start Saturday, 9:30am Sunday, many women have 1st round byes
Men’s 1st and 2nd rounds Saturday, men’s 3rd and 4th rounds Sunday
Women’s 1st round Saturday, 2nd and 3rd rounds Sunday
9am start Saturday, 9:30am Sunday, many players have 1st round byes, some women only required Sunday
At the finals there will be no ‘lucky losers’ accepted on the day, players not in the draw will not be able to compete under any circumstances.