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REG 4 Individual and Team Championships (Events)

Please note: REG 4 only applies to those individual and team Championship events listed in Appendix 1 ('BUCS Competitions Offer and Assoiated BUCS Points'), which are not conducted as part of the National, Premier and Conference League/Knockout Programme.

REG 4.1 A complete list of individual and team Championship events is contained in Appendix 1 ('BUCS Competitions Offer and Associated BUCS Points'). 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), Event Management Group (EMG) or BUCS Competitions Group.

REG 4.2 The Company reserves the right to administer its Championships in the manner considered by the CEO to be most expedient.

REG 4.2.1 Where appropriate a local sub-committee shall be set up to conduct the preparations for the staging of a BUCS Championship event.

REG 4.2.2 Where a Third Party is assigned to organise and deliver an event on behalf of BUCS, a Service Level Agreement (SLA) will be produced and signed.

REG 4.3 Regulations Individual and team Championship events shall be conducted according to the rules of the International Governing Body or National Governing Body of the sport concerned (as identified in the sport specific regulations), and according to the special regulations laid down for each competition as detailed in these regulations and the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and pre-event information.

REG 4.3.1 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 4.3.2 Where the sport specific regulations directly contradict those of the International Governing Body or National Governing body, the sport specific regulations will supersede those of the Governing Body, unless specified otherwise.

REG 4.4 Entries, withdrawals and amendments to entries All information regarding entries, staged entries, reserve lists, substitutions, amendments, withdrawals and no-shows will be contained in the relevant event entry information. Associated costs and any subsequent fines will also be listed in the entry information.

REG 4.5 Cancellation

REG 4.5.1 Whenever possible, at least 48 hours’ notice of cancellation of a BUCS event should be given to participating institutions, officials and volunteers, except in cases of force majeure where notice of cancellation should be given as soon as possible after the requirement for cancellation being identified.

REG 4.5.2 BUCS will not be responsible for reimbursing any expenses incurred by an institution, Athletic Union (or equivalent), or any of its constituent clubs or individual members in the cancellation of any BUCS event.

REG 4.6 Disputes at events Should a dispute occur which could affect the continuation of the event/competition, the following procedure will operate:

REG 4.6.1 A dispute shall be presented, with supporting evidence, to the Tournament Director (TD) or BUCS office representative within 30 minutes (unless otherwise specified in the rules of the International Governing Body or National Governing Body of the sport concerned, as identified in the sport specific regulations, or BUCS sport specific regulations) of the dispute occurring, or becoming known. If the dispute is not raised within this timeframe, an appeal will not be permitted.

REG 4.6.1.1 The dispute shall be presented with a £10 lodging fee (unless otherwise specified in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations). Absence of this lodging fee will result in the dispute not being heard.

REG 4.6.2 The dispute shall be raised by the club or team captain, who may be accompanied by 1 other individual (e.g. a coach). The TD or BUCS office representative may not hear the dispute if there are more than 2 people present when it is being raised.

REG 4.6.3 If the TD or BUCS office representative believes that there is a potential regulation breach, which will affect the continuation of the event/competition (e.g. 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 relevant BUCS sport specific regulations.

REG 4.6.3.1 If the dispute does not affect the continuation of the event/competition, the initial appeals process in REG 14.8 should be followed and an initial appeal pro forma sent to appeals@bucs.org.uk by 17:00 the next working day following the event.

REG 4.6.4 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 4.6.2 with regard to the number of people who may present a response.

REG 4.6.5 The events appeal panel will make a decision based on the evidence submitted by the relevant party/parties, and on established precedents. Any sanctions imposed will be guided by the Sanctions Guideline in Appendix 11 ('BUCS Guideline Disciplinary Sanctions'). The decision, and any sanctions will be communicated to the institution(s) immediately. The decision of the events appeal panel will be final.

REG 4.7 Officials

REG 4.7.1 BUCS reserves the right to appoint a Tournament Director for all Championships.

REG 4.7.2 The chief officials for all Championships shall be officials qualified according to the rules of the Governing Body of the sport concerned.

REG 4.7.3 Other competent officials may be appointed by BUCS, or its representatives.

REG 4.8 In any event which is run in a progression format, if 2 teams or individuals from the same institution are drawn against each other in the first round, they may be redrawn. Redraws will be at the discretion of the BUCS office and/or Tournament Director and may not always be possible.

REG 4.9 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 15, and the relevant authorities being notified e.g. CAA.

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