Take on the competition at the annual BUCS Squash Individual Championships

Entry Information

Costs and Entry Dates

Event Date

Friday 10th December- Sunday 12th December 2021 


David Ross Sports Centre (University of Nottingham) and Nottingham Squash Rackets Club 

Entries Open

Tuesday 12th October 2021

Entries Close

Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 11:59pm - Student/Competitor Deadline

Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline

Thursday 18th November 2021 at 11:59pm - Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries.

Entry Costs

£37.25 per competitor

Stage 2 Entries

Stage 2 entries open on Friday the 19th and close for student entries on the Teusday the 23rd. Institution administrators have until Thursday the 25th to approve the entries. 

Stage 2 entry cost: £44.70 per competitor

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:

1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play

2. Institution administrator approves entry

3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy

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

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


BUCS Points

Events and BUCS Points Available

Individual Championships (Men’s and Women’s)

BUCS Points will be awarded in the 2021-22 season, as per appendix A

Competition Format

Players will be seeded into graded events, (including plate for R1 loss) with the following categories.

Men's and Women's A Grade will operate a monrad draw.

Men's B-H Grades will operate as a knockout draw with plate draw.

Women's B&C Grades will operate as a knockout draw with plate draws.

  • Men's A (Championship) Top 16 Ranked Players
  • Men's B Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's C Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's D Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's E Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's F Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's G Draw (next 32 players)
  • Men's H Draw (next 32 players)
  • Women's A (Championship) Top 16 ranked players
  • Women's B Draw (next 16-32 players: Entry number dependant)
  • Women's C Draw (next 16-32 players: Entry number dependant)

Entry Allowance

Institutions can request two guaranteed entries and an unlimited number of non-guaranteed entries. The event, (especially A Grade) is often over capacity and so numbers of competitors may need to be restricted. The draw will determine this based upon filling each grade with the appropriate level of competitors.

Entry Conditions and Withdrawals

Player allocations to a Grade and seeding are allocated based upon the information submitted by each player at the time of entry and also your rating on Squash Levels at the time of doing the draw. It is therefore important to provide as much accurate information as possible on recent form and recent squash achievements. Please note that the Tournament Organisers cannot accept responsibility for designating players to the wrong draw if you have not provided the relevant information on playing standard.

After entries have closed no refunds will be given for withdrawals. This applies regardless of the reason for a withdrawal. The Draw and Reserve List – Version 1 will be published on Tuesday 30th October. Students that cannot initially fit into the competition will be placed onto the reserve list. This is the opportunity for students to check their initial grading and ensure that they are not in two competitions.

In order to limit first round BYEs each withdrawal is replaced. Initially the reserve list will be used but where no grade equivalent is available students will be pulled up from the grade below. Students will need to check the FINAL DRAW which will be uploaded onto the website on Thursday 9th December at 10am.

It is expected that many students from the reserve list will play. By entering the competition the student is confirming that they are willing and able to compete. Therefore, any students called up from the reserve list who then withdraws will still be charged the entry fee.

Fines for Withdrawals

  • Withdrawals after Version 1 of draw has been released will receive a £50 fine.
  • Withdrawals on Wednesday 8th December will receive a £75 fine.
  • No shows on the day will receive a £100 fine.
  • Withdrawals during the competition will receive a £25 fine. 

Medical notes will only be accepted for new injuries. If you have an existing medical condition and choose to enter the competition you will still face a fine if you withdraw.

Events Withdrawal Policy

Please note that for the 2021-22 season the Event Withdrawal Policy has been updated and can be found in full here.

Information Required for Entry

When applying for the competition on BUCS Play, you will be asked the following questions.

  1. Do you represent your Country/County? Junior/Senior?
  2. If yes, which Country/Country do you represent? Junior/Senior?
  3. What is your World, National or County ranking if you have one?
  4. What is your current Squash Level on Squash Levels 
  5. Which of your University's Squash teams do you play for in the BUCS leagues?
  6. Which string do you play in the team?
  7. Which is your preferred draw?
  8. BUCS Results- Indicators of recent form to help with seeding: Please add as much information as possible, including players played and results
  9. Other results- Indicators of recent form to help with seeding: Please add as much information as possible, including players played and results 


Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations for BUCS Squash can be found here


During this event various filming, photography and broadcasting may take place. By your presence at this event you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included in pictures and / or on film, and their advertising without compensation or credit.

COVID-19 Measures

The safety of students, volunteers and staff remains paramount as we move into the 2021-22 season, therefore for the time being we will still be implementing a series of Covid-19 Measures at our events. Although certain safety measures surrounding Covid-19 will be dictated by a venue or specific sport requirements we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events. 

  1. Event Disclaimer includes specifics around Covid-19 
  2. Whist inside staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate face coverings  
  3. Covid-19 questionnaire completed prior to arrival at the event by all competitors, officials, volunteers and support staff. 
  4. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser  


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 10 days 
  2. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine due to international travel restrictions or by NHS Track and Trace 
  3. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.  
  4. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire prior to arrival at the event   
  5. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times 
  6. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about the building 
  7. Competitors should follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide 
  8. Competitors unable to attend event due to Covid-19 must contact the event lead 

Lateral flow tests/Vaccine Status 

  1. For some events, dependent on local council recommendations or venue requirements we may require proof of negative PCR or rapid lateral flow tests within the last 48 hours or proof of being fully vaccinated for a least 2 weeks. 
  2. If this is required it will be detailed in the entry information and the event guide for that event 


BUCS Play App

If you are having any problems with the BUCS Play app please contact BUCS app support