Venues and Dates
Saturday 26 June: University of Cambridge, Sports Centre and Gym
Saturday 26 June (Men’s) and Sunday 27 June (Women’s): Newcastle, The Northumberland Club
Sunday 27 June 2021: University of Nottingham, David Ross Sports Centre
Entry Opening Date
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 11:59pm - Student/ Competitor Deadline
(Students/ Competitors must apply by this deadline)
Thursday 10 June 2021 at 11:59pm - Institution Administrator Approval Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)
£18 per competitor
Stage 2 Entry
This event is now operating a Stage 2 entry from Friday 11 June until 23:59 on Tuesday 15 June. Institution Administrators must approve entries by 23:59 on Thursday 17 June.
Stage 2 Entries are charged with an additional 20% - each entry will be £21.60.
Please note some venues and formats are still being finalised as we work through the entries.
Men’s Individuals – Graded
Women’s Individual – Graded
Players will be seeded into graded events.
Players will be seeded into graded events.
Men’s and Women’s draws will be based on number of entries and number limits. The draws will operate based on 8 or 16 person draws depending on number of courts allocated at each venue and the format is likely to be round robin in boxes followed by playoffs to determine final rankings. To note this could be subject to change depending on the institution hosting the event.
Institutions can request one guaranteed entry and an unlimited number of non-guaranteed entries. The event is expected to be oversubscribed, therefore where possible one player from each university will be accepted in the first instance, and then the draws will be filled based on ranking. Please be aware that numbers of competitors may need to be restricted.
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, although please do take note of the Events Withdrawal Policy for the 2020-21 season.
If the event, or a particular venue is oversubscribed a Reserve List will be created. If a place becomes available the Institution and the student next on the Reserve List will be informed and offered the place. Acknowledgement of the email must be made to accept or decline the place.
Fines for Withdrawals
- Withdrawal after the draw has been released will receive a £10 fine
- No shows on the day will receive a £30 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.
What are we doing to ensure your safety?
What’s new for 2020-21?
Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. After careful consideration during the off season regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, the BUCS team have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of competitors, officials, volunteers and staff.
We created these measures by:
- Seeking advice from local authorities and National Governing Bodies regarding the current Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations
- Collaboration with the host venues
- Following of Government and NHS advice
- Consultation with BUCS Chief Medical Officer
- Event Disclaimer updated to include specifics around Covid-19
- Limited entries to adhere to capacity restrictions
- New event format to enforce all safety protocols such as social distancing, NGB guidance
- Designated times for arrival and departure
- Staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate PPE/face coverings
- 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.
- Temperature checks on arrival. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete.
- Covid-19 questionnaire completed in advance of the event
- Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser
- Increased signage on hand washing
- No handshakes, high-fives and spitting
- Extra cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and facilities
- We will be operating on a restricted access policy and no spectators are permitted
- Competitors must depart promptly after competition finishes – no hanging around post event
What’s expected of competitors:
- 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.
- Competitors must follow direction from BUCS staff
- Competitors must comply with temperature checks. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete.
- Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire before competing
- Competitors should always follow social distancing guidance
- Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
- Competitors should wear a face covering when indoors
- Competitors should not share equipment at this time unless permitted within NGB guidance
- Follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide
Despite all these extra measures we have implemented, it is impossible to fully remove all risk. Please carefully consider your options and make sure you are completely comfortable with the risks involved, before attending this event.