Entries open on Tuesday 7 January 2020.
Entries close for students on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 11:59pm
Institution Administrators deadline is Thursday 23 January 2020 at 11:59pm. This gives them 48 hours after the student deadline to approve entries.
Composite entry fee: £102 per person
This includes entry into individual and team competitions plus four nights’ self-catering accommodation in static caravans. These nights are frrom Wednesday 5 February through to Saturday 8 February.
Should the competition allow more entries, a stage two entry window will open.
Stage two window: Friday 26 January - Friday 7 February 2020
Things to note:
This deadline is different to the usual Thursday closing of BUCS Play events.
This is to enable institutions to add reserve players and make subsequently make substitutions right up to the start of the team competition event.
Men’s teams are to be made up of a maximum of six players, five of which will play in a match.
Women’s teams are to be made up of a maximum of four players, three of which will play in a match.
For each competitor, institutions will be required to enter a unique code within the ranking box on the dashboard, based on the competitor’s rank within a particular team. For example:
- the strongest player for the 1st team should be assigned the code “0101”
- the second-strongest player for the 1st team would be “0102”
- The strongest player for the 2nd team would be “0201”
- The second-strongest player for the 2nd team would be “0202”
This process allows UPC to determine the team and rank of each entrant needed to complete the draw. If your institution is only entering one individual entry, please use “0101”.
A maximum of 120 men’s teams will be accepted and preference will be given to first teams, then second teams, then to institutions highest in the competition rankings.
For example, if 135 entries are received comprised of 72 first teams, 36 second teams, 18 third teams and 9 fourth teams then all of the first teams, all of the second teams and the twelve highest-ranked institutions’ third teams would be accepted (with the thirteenth-highest ranked institution’s third team being first reserve, the fourteenth-highest ranked institution’s third team being second reserve, etc).
There is no limit on the number of women’s teams.
If your institution enters multiple teams, other than in exceptional circumstances players ascribed to a particular team will unable to compete for any lower ranked team in the tournament. As such, please make your team selections carefully. Players may be moved up from a lower to a higher ranked team (e.g. seconds to firsts) or from the reserve list into a team.
For each competitor, institutions will be required to rank their players for a particular team.
For example, the strongest player for the 1st team should be assigned the code “101”, the second-strongest player for the 1st team would be “102”, etc.
The strongest player for the 2nd team would be “201”, the second-strongest player for the 2nd team would be “202”, etc.
This process allows UPC to determine the team and rank of each entrant needed to complete the draw. If your institution is only entering one individual entry, please use “101”.
Competitor withdrawals must be made by a competitors Institution Admins by Notifications of withdrawal and any substitution requests must be emailed to the Tournament Director, Daniel Turner, with BUCS Event Administrator, Cleo Lyn, cc'ed prior to the start of competition.
The entry deadline for Stage one is Thursday 23 January at 11:59p.
- Withdrawals before the entry deadline will not be charged.
- Withdrawals after the entry deadline will be charged the entry fee.
- Changes made after the entry deadline but before the publication of the draw will be subject to a surcharge of £10 per player.
- Any changes made after the publication of the draw will be subject to a surcharge of £20 per player.
Substitutions will only be accepted if the proposed competitor is listed on the reserve list downloaded from BUCS Play.
BUCS points are awarded for the top eight individuals and the top eight teams in the Championship, Trophy and Shield competition.