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REG 4 Championships for Individuals & Teams (Events)

 REG 4.1  Events  A complete list of individual and team Championship Events is contained in Appendix 1. Amendments and additions to this list can only be made with the endorsement of the CEO, on the recommendation of the relevant Sports Advisory Group (SAG).


REG 4.1.1 REG 4 only applies to those individual and team events listed in Appendix 1, which are not conducted as part of the Premier and Conference League/Knock Out Programme). Please note REG 5.5.1 will apply to these events.


REG 4.2 Regulations  The Championships for individuals and teams shall be conducted according to the rules of the International Governing Body of the sport concerned, and according to the special regulations laid down for each competition as detailed in these regulations and the relevant BUCS sports specific rules or specific event guidelines.


REG 4.2.1    Sport Specific Regulations for individual and team championship events will be published on the BUCS website alongside the release of entry information prior to the event.

REG 4.2.2 Where the sport specific regulations directly contradict those of the international governing body, the sport specific regulations will supersede those of the international governing body, unless specified otherwise.


REG 4.3 The use of drones at BUCS events is strictly prohibited. The only permissible use of drones will be with the express permission of BUCS for professional companies with appropriate licenses, insurance, risk assessments and in line with all the requirements of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). The unauthorised use of drones will result in disciplinary action under REG 17, and the relevant authorities being notified e.g. CAA.


REG 4.4 Entries, withdrawals and amendments to entries: All information regarding entries, staged entries, reserve lists, withdrawals, no shows and amendments/ substitutions will be contained in the event entry information for each sport.


REG 4.5 Disputes at events: Should a dispute occur which could affect the continuation of the event/ competition, the following procedure will operate:


REG 4.5.1 A dispute shall be presented, with supporting evidence, to the Tournament Director (TD) within 30 minutes (unless otherwise specified in NGB, or international rules) of the dispute occurring, or becoming known. If the dispute is not raised within this timeframe, an appeal will not be permitted.


REG The dispute shall be presented with a £10 lodging fee. Absence of this lodging fee will result in the dispute not being heard.


REG 4.5.2 The dispute shall be raised by the club or team captain, who may be accompanied by one other individual (eg. a coach). The TD may not hear the dispute if there are more than two people present when it is being raised.


REG 4.5.3 If the TD believes that there is a potential breach of regulation, which will affect the continuation of the event/ competition (eg. progression of an athlete in to a qualifying round), they can convene an events appeal panel. The composition of the events appeal panel will be outlined in the sport specific regulations.


REG If the dispute does not affect the continuation of the event/ competition the initial appeal process in REG 16.5 should be followed and an initial appeal pro-forma sent to within 24 hours of the dispute occurring.


REG 4.5.4 Where there is a respondent institution, the events appeal panel will invite the respondent institution to submit a response and any supporting evidence. The respondent institution must follow REG 4.5.2 with regard to the number of people who may present a response.


REG 4.5.5 The events appeal panel will make a decision based on the evidence submitted by the parties, and on established precedents. Any sanctions imposed will be guided by the Sanctions Guideline in Appendix 9. The decision, and any sanctions will be communicated to both institutions immediately. The decision of the events appeal panel will be final. 


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