Entry Information

Entry Cost & Dates


Tuesday 24th January 2023


Thursday 16 February 2023 at 23:59pm - Team Entry Deadline (Institution Administrators)

(Institution Administrators must ensure that teams and a team captain are entered and assigned on BUCS Play by this date.)

Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 23:59pm - Team Join Deadline (Student/Competitors)

(Players must ensure that they have joined their respective teams and a team captain/administrator has approved their application on BUCS Play by this date.)


£300 per Team


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. Should this window be utilised, new deadlines will be published.

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:

  1. Entries will need to be submitted via the team entries section of our online entry system, BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  2. Please speak to your Institution Administrator as they will need to submit your entry.
  3. A Team Captain must be selected as part of the team before entries close.
  4. Competitors then need to apply for their respective team. (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)

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By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit REG 4 Individual Eligibility.

Entry Allowance

Entries are limited to 10 teams per competition, per gender. Teams will be seeded based on the previous years results, however teams are able to request a promotion or demotion if they are able to provide appropriate information proving their strength or weakness relative to the competition they have been allocated. 

If any competition is oversubscribed, teams will be placed on a waiting list based on their finishing position last year, and will be informed should a space become available. Teams on waiting lists will NOT be charged unless given entry into the event.

Events & BUCS Points

There will be 3 competitions available at this event for each gender (Male & Female):

- Championship

- Trophy

- Shield

BUCS Points will be awarded to the top 8 teams in each of the competitions, disributed as per BUCS regulations for Championship, Trophy and Shield Competitions. For more information, including the exact points awarded, please see Appendix 1.

Qualification for European University Championships

This event will be used as qualification for European University Games 2024. The top 4 teams will automatically. The qualified teams will have to confirm their interest in attendance within 7 days of event completion with permission from their institution.

The qualification for the European University Championships 2023 is through the BUCS Handball Championships 2022 and the institutions who have qualified have been contacted.

Further information will be provided in the Event Guide.

Please see more information on the BUCS International EUSA Page.

Rules & Regulations

The Rules & Regulations are under review for the 2022-23 iteration of the BUCS Handball Championships. Please refer here to view the rules once published (Note the date of publication at the top of the page for confirmation)


Withdrawals should be made via an institution administrator, by email, to Chris Lamb.

Withdrawals made before the team entry deadline of Thursday 16 February 2023 at 23:59pm will not be charged the entry fee.

Withdrawals made after the team entry deadline of Thursday 16 February 2023 at 23:59pm will still be charged the entry fee.