Date and Location

Saturday 25th November 2023
Chippenham RFC
Allington Fields, Frogwell, Chippenham SN14 0YZ

Playing Surface

All games will be played on grass surfaces.

Supporting Documentation, Rules and Regulations

The UTC Season Information Pack can be found here.
Sport Specific Regulations can be found here.
Sport Specific Affiliations can be found here.
FIT 5th Edition International Playing Rules can be found here.

Schedule and Format

Teams will play all teams in their Pool during the morning games
- The 1st & 2nd Placed Teams in each Pool advance to the Cup Quarterfinals
- Winners advance to the Cup Semifinals, Losers to the Plate Semifinals
- The 3rd & 4th Placed Teams in each Pool advance to the Bowl Quarterfinals
- Winners advance to the Bowl Semifinals, Losers to the Shield Semifinals
- All teams will either play in a final or a play-off depending on the outcome of their Semifinal
- All Teams will play 6 Games

Current Standings

See Results from Round 1 North

BUCS points

BUCS Points are not directly available at this singular event. Please see the UTC Season Information
Pack for further information.
This event is a qualifying event for the National Championships. Performance in the event and the
other respective regional qualifier will determine rankings for the National Championship events.
BUCS Points will be awarded after all National Championship events have taken place.


As of publishing this document, any withdrawals from the event will not be refunded. The schedule and format will not be revised and all the games relating to the withdrawn team will be recorded as ‘Byes’.


Player Referee slots will be allocated as per the Sport Specific Regulations. Due to the number of
Full-Time Referees attending, it is HIGHLY likely that Player Referees will be required to facilitate the
tournament so please be prepared regardless.
Teams should ensure that their Player-Referees come prepared with a whistle.
Player Referee Allocations will be completed nearer the time of the event.


Players must be added to teams on the BUCS Play system by 5pm on Tuesday 21st November.
These players are then checked against the ETA Membership Database to ensure they have a valid
ETA Membership. (Instructions on how to obtain membership are in the Season Info Pack.)
Club Captains with be notified of any players not with a membership before the event, it is then their
responsibility to sort.
Fielding a player without a valid membership may result in a penalty or disqualification.
England Touch will then release digital playing teamsheets via this link:
Team Captains must ensure that each player’s shirt number is filled out before their first game on the
event day.
This is used to track scoring and MVP records.

Code of Behaviour

All participants must comply with the ETA and BUCS Code of Conduct while taking part and
supporting at UTC events, the full details can be found at
The ETA Code of Behaviour applies to all participants including players, coaches, referees,
administrators and supporters and sanctions can be applied to individuals, teams and clubs as
necessary. Participant enjoyment should not be compromised at any point and necessary actions will
be taken should they be needed to ensure this. The decision will be made by the tournament control.
Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Sponsors & Social Media`

EVENT SPONSORS - The event is being held in partnership with Sheffield Hallam Sport, they are kindly providing their high performance facilities for the day, please treat the site with respect and make use of the food and drink on offer.

SOCIAL MEDIA - Ensure your players are following @universitytouchuk on Instagram for all the latest updates, inside stories and behind the scenes competition. Please tag: @bucssport @englandtouch @universitytouchuk In your instagram stories, also use the hashtags: #touchrugby #bucssport #universitytouchchampionships

Further Questions & Support

In the first instance, all questions and enquiries should go through your IA.

If you have any issues, or need further questions answering, please contact: BUCS - issues regarding BUCS Play, team sheets or deadlines ETA - Jack Harris on [email protected] for event details or clarifications.