The only canoe of the season. An extravaganza one-day event to see who will be the winner.

Entry Information

Entry Dates and Costs

Entries Open
Tuesday 6 April 2021

Entry Closing Dates - Stage One: 

Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 11:59pm - Student/Competitor Deadline

(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 20 May 2021 at 11:59pm - Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry Cost

Men's Championship Entry

£240 per team

Women's Championship Entry
£240 per team

Staged Entry

Should the competition allow more entries a Stage 2 Entry window will open. Priority will remain with the entries received before the Stage 1 entry closing date. Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.
 

Entry Allowance

Institutions have 2 guaranteed entries (1 x Men’s team and 1 x Women’s team) for the BUCS Championships.

Please note: each team must supply a referee of a standard to oversee each competition entered. If you enter 3 teams, you must bring 3 referees.

NB: Eligible female players can choose to play for either the BUCS Men’s or Women’s Championship team for their institution.  However, a maximum of three female players may be entered into a Men’s team squad. All three female players may form part of the team for each individual match, but only two may be in active play at any one time. Three females being active in the field of play will result in that team automatically forfeiting the match.
 

Withdrawals

1. Prior to the event entry closing date, any entries submitted can be amended or removed. There is no charge to amend an entry prior to the deadline. Entry fees will not be charged for entries removed prior to the deadline.

2. Once the event entry closing date has passed, entry fees will be charged for all entries submitted except for where any of the following apply:

  • If BUCS has rejected an entry for not meeting the criteria, the institution will not be charged the entry fee. For example, an entry is rejected in Athletics for not meeting an entry standard.
  • If BUCS has rejected an entry due to the event having reached capacity, the institution will not be charged the entry fee. Please note: For events which operate a reserve list for entries not initially accepted into the event, if an entry is not withdrawn from the reserve list and is subsequently added to the event, the entry fee will be charged.
  • If a local lockdown is imposed by the UK government or devolved administrations which would prohibit an individual/member of a team from attending the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective entry fee(s). In this instance BUCS will require proof of where the individual is living that would place them in the local lockdown.
  • If an individual/member of a team has developed COVID-19 symptoms or is isolating and therefore cannot attend the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective entry fee(s). In this instance BUCS will require proof that the individual has informed their institution of this as per any institutional policy in place.

3. Once the event entry closing date has passed, most events do not charge a fine for withdrawals up to ‘x’ time prior to the event. However, after this period, most events will charge a fine for ‘late withdrawals’ or ‘no-shows’. This will all be detailed in the entry information for each event, including how withdrawal requests must be submitted. However, ‘late withdrawal’/’no-show’ fines will not be charged where any of the following apply:

  • There is a medical reason for a withdrawal. In this instance BUCS will require a medical/doctor’s note is provided as proof.
  • If a local lockdown is imposed by the UK government or devolved administrations which would prohibit an individual/member of a team from attending the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective fine. In this instance BUCS will require proof of where the individual is living that would place them in the local lockdown.
  • If an individual/member of a team has developed COVID-19 symptoms or is isolating and therefore cannot attend the event, and where applicable they are not able to be replaced, the institution will not be charged the respective fine. In this instance BUCS will require proof that the individual has informed their institution of this as per any institutional policy in place.

4. As mentioned in points 2 and 3, some events will offer the opportunity for institutions to replace individuals/teams who are no longer able to compete, using other individuals/teams entered elsewhere in the event or that they have registered on a specific reserve list. Any events which have a substitution policy will have this clearly detailed in the entry information. Alternatively, some events which are often oversubscribed will place any entries not initially accepted onto a reserve list and individuals/teams from this reserve list will be called up to replace any withdrawals/no-shows in accordance with the event specific policy.
 

Captains Responsibility

Club Captains are responsible for ensuring that their members conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner throughout the weekend, and follow the guidelines and rules set out by the organisers.

Team Captains also assume responsibility for the actions of their players. In the event of any reasonable complaint the organiser will discuss the issue ONLY with the Club Captain and the Team Captain. If the problem cannot be resolved the organiser reserves the right to disqualify the team from the competition. Anyone who is disqualified will be subject to BUCS disciplinary procedures.
 

Covid-19 Measures

We will detail these measures at a later date, but will be implementing many measures to make the event as safe as possible including:

  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Social distancing rules where appropriate
  • Banning the sharing of club equipment between universities
  • Reduced capacity, including no non-participating spectators.

Please help us by following the rules to make sure this event runs as safely as possible.

What’s expected of competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, live in the same household with someone with Covid-19 symptoms or have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have, Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
  2. Competitors must follow direction from BUCS staff
  3. Competitors must comply with temperature checks. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete.
  4. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire before competing
  5. Competitors should always follow social distancing guidance
  6. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  7. Competitors should wear a face covering when indoors
  8. Competitors should not share equipment at this time unless permitted within NGB guidance
  9. Follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide

Competitors are expected to follow government guidance when attending an event including but not limited to guidance around travel and accommodation. This guidance should be considered prior to entry.