BUCS Boxing is back for another knockout season!

Event Guide

Entry Allowance

Open to competitors at BUCS member institutions. All boxers wishing to enter the BUCS championship, must be registered members of their respective country’s amateur boxing association (ABA) and be a member of an amateur boxing club affiliated to that ABA, not the Amateur Boxing Alliance or any other breakaway group.  All coaches must hold a current ABA recognised coaching qualification / accreditation, and be in possession of their registration card at the competition.

Entries for this competition are capped. Each category is limited to eight competitors. A maximum of one entry per institution per category will be accepted. Two non-guaranteed places (reserves) from each institution can be named in each category.

This year we will run a category B and a category C championship in all categories that are oversubscribed to ensure all reserves have the opportunity to box in the tournament. There will be no points awarded in these categories but will provide an opportunity for reserve boxers to compete in the competition should there be an appropriate opponent.

If the categories are oversubscribed BUCS will accept entries based on bouts won / lost ratio as recorded on the competitor's card. Reserves will only be charged an entry fee if they are accepted into the competition. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entry Process

For categories which are oversubscribed BUCS has accepted entries based on bouts won / lost ratio as recorded on the competitor’s card.

Successful competitors have been prioritised in the following order:

  1. Win / Loss Ratio
  2. Number of bouts fought

 

Class B/C competitors have been prioritised in the following order (note: institutions which only have guaranteed entries are given preference over institutions which have additional non-guaranteed entries):

  1. Win / Loss Ratio
  2. Number of bouts fought

Entry List

The entry list details all eligible entries received into the competition. There may be some entries which do not have an opponent, and therefore no bout is possible. These competitors will not be charged an entry fee by BUCS. If a category is oversubscribed, the top boxers 1 – 8 will compete in the BUCS Championship for BUCS points and medals.

The next eight boxers 9 – 16 will be invited to take part in a class B category, which does not offer any BUCS points or medals. (Should demand require a category C will be available for entries 17-24.) This is optional, and should the Class B competitors not wish to take part they are free to withdraw within the timeline given.

On the competition day, should there be a no show/ drop out in the oversubscribed category the Class B competitors will be given priority to fill those spaces in accordance with the entry details outlined above.

Due to the nature of the event, BUCS cannot guarantee competitors a competition bout, as some competitors do drop out at the last minute.

Withdrawals

Competitors who withdraw after the entry closing date will be subject to a fine. Should a withdrawal be accompanied with a valid doctor’s note, no fine will be given.

Competitor withdrawals must be made by a competitor’s athletic union or student’s union by emailing Alice Robinson.

Withdrawals before the stage 1 entry deadline will not be charged the entry fee or be fined.

Withdrawals before 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022 will be fined £15 and will still be charged the entry fee.

Competitors who do not withdraw before 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022 and do not attend weigh-in, will be classed as a late withdrawal/ no show and therefore will be charged the entry fee and will also be fined £90 which will be charged after the event to the competitor’s athletic union.

Class B & C Competitors (as shown on the competitor entry list when published):

Should competitors in this category not want to compete in the Class B & C Category, they must withdraw by 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022 to receive a refund on their entry. Competitors in this category who do not withdraw before 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022 and do not attend weigh in, will be charged the entry fee and will be fined £90 which will be charged after the event to the competitor’s athletic union.

Should a withdrawal be accompanied with a valid doctor’s note, no fine will be given.

Bout Length

Category

 

Male

Number of bouts 0-7

3 rounds x 2 minutes

Number of bouts 8-15

3 rounds x 3 minutes

Number of bouts 16+

3 rounds x 3 minutes

Female

Number of bouts 0-5

3 rounds x 2 minutes

Number of bouts 6-10

3 rounds x 3 minutes

Number of bouts 11+

3 rounds x 3 minutes

Equipment

Competition gloves will be provided by BUCS. Competitors to provide their own head guards.

Timetable

Please note the timetable is subject to change.

Friday

Registration 9:00am – 10am (ALL COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND REGISTRATION)

Weigh in 10am - 12pm

First Round to commence at 1.20pm

Finish Time approx. 19:30

Saturday

Weigh in 10am - 12pm

First Round to commence at 1.00pm

Finish Time approx. 19:30

Sunday

Weigh in 10am - 12pm

First Round to commence at 1.00pm

Finish Time approx. 19:30

Entry Dates and Costs

Entries open: 13 April 2021

Entry cost: £20

Entry closing dates for Student/Competitor on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 11:59pm.

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline: Thursday 6 May 2021 at 11:59pm.
(Institution Administrators have 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries)

This competition will NOT operate a staged entry process. As such, please ensure all entries are submitted through BUCS Play prior to the closing date listed above. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

BUCS Points

A BUCS Points breakdown can be found here in Appendix 1.

Team Points

These are points that determine the Boxing Men’s and Women’s Overall Team Award.

Points are awarded to institutions in all categories as follows:

 

Quarter Final

Semi Final

Runner Up

Winner

Women’s 11+ bouts

7

8

9

10

Men’s 16+ bouts

Women’s 6-10 bouts

4

5

6

7

Men’s 8-15 bouts

Women’s 0-5 Bouts

1

2

3

4

Men’s 0-7 bouts

 

Volunteering

BUCS are looking for Event Assistant volunteers to help in various roles throughout the tournament. For a full job description please see below.

If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch with Alice Robinson.

Volunteer Job Description.pdf

Rules and Regulations

The BUCS Boxing Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, the England Boxing (EB) Rule Book 2022 and the International Boxing Association (IBA) Technical and Competition Rules.

All competitors should read the BUCS Boxing Regulations before competition - in particular the section on safety equipment.

Parking

The University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus offers plenty of free parking. 

For directions to the campus and parking information please check out this page.

Changing Facilities

Male and female changing facilities will be available but once you have changed, please keep your possessions with you and do not leave them in the changing rooms, as you will not have exclusive use of the facilities.

Spectators and Ticketing

Spectators are encouraged to attend the BUCS Boxing Championships. Tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the competition. Tickets will be sold by the University of Wolverhampton on the day.

One day entry - £6 (per person)

Weekend entry - £12 (per person)