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REG 16 BUCS Points, Medals and Trophies

REG 16.1 BUCS Points A breakdown of all BUCS Points available can be found in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’). The following should also be noted:

REG 16.1.1 Team Championships (Leagues/Knockouts) Whilst Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’) states the BUCS Points available for league finishing positions, as well as those awarded for reaching certain stages of knockout competitions, institutions should be aware that these may be reduced or removed completely if teams have conceded walkovers during the season. Please refer to REG 10.11 for further details on the concession of walkovers and the subsequent impact on BUCS Points.

REG 16.1.2 Individual and Team Championships (Events)

REG 16.1.2.1 Individual Championships

REG 16.1.2.1.1 BUCS Points for Individual Championships are distributed to the top 4 individuals/teams and the top 8 overall teams (depending on the competition).

REG 16.1.2.1.2 The number of BUCS Points which can be accrued by an institution will be dependent on the restrictions imposed by the specific event. Restrictions will be clearly stated in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information.

REG 16.1.2.1.3 Where individuals/teams are tied on finishing position, BUCS Points will be split according to their joint position and distributed equally to the joint institutions.

REG 16.1.2.1.4 BUCS Points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors/teams has not been reached, or where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score. Furthermore, an individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS Points (i.e. if 3 individuals/teams compete in an event, only 2 will score BUCS Points). This does not apply to extracted teams. Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event, therefore DNS will not be regarded as having competed.

REG 16.1.2.1.5 For the overall team BUCS Points, institutions can only accrue 1 set of BUCS Points, regardless of their finishing positions, unless stated otherwise in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information.

REG 16.1.2.1.5.1 Overall team scores are calculated by extracting from Individual competitor results. This can be either a selection of individuals to count, or everyone entered into the competition. Please see the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information associated with each event for further details.

REG 16.1.2.1.6 There are also BUCS Points available for para-athletes within a number of BUCS events, listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’). These points are not listed in full due to fluctuation in entry numbers, but will follow the same format (12/8/6/4) as all other Individual Championship BUCS Points.

REG 16.1.2.2 Team Championships

REG 16.1.2.2.1 For the Team Championships, institutions can only accrue 1 set of BUCS Points, regardless of their finishing positions, unless stated otherwise in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information.

REG 16.1.2.2.2 For the Team Trophy and Shield, institutions may accrue BUCS Points per finishing position unless stated otherwise in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information.

REG 16.1.2.2.3 Where teams are tied on finishing position, BUCS Points will be split according to their joint position and distributed equally to the joint institutions.

REG 16.2 BUCS Medals BUCS Medals will generally be awarded in accordance with BUCS Points, however the following should also be noted:

REG 16.2.1 BUCS Medals are awarded in Team Championships (Knockouts) and Individual and Team Championships (Events).

REG 16.2.1.1 BUCS Medals are not awarded for Team Championships (Leagues). League winning teams will receive a BUCS League Plaque for their institution to keep to commemorate their success.

REG 16.2.1.2 The maximum medal allocation per team per sport for Team Championships (Knockouts) are listed in Appendix 13 ('BUCS Team Championships (Knockouts) - Maximum Medal Allocations').

REG 16.2.2 BUCS Medals will not be awarded where the minimum number of competitors/teams has not been reached, however, where the minimum number has been reached an individual/team is not required to have beaten another individual/team in order to be awarded a BUCS Medal, only to have competed (i.e. if only 3 individuals/teams compete in an event, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded).

REG 16.2.2.1 Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event, therefore ‘DNS’ or ‘No Show’ will not be regarded as having competed.

REG 16.2.2.2 Individuals who are disqualified or listed as ‘DNF’ will not be eligible to receive a BUCS Medal.

REG 16.3 Trophy presentation policy All trophies awarded for BUCS competitions, remain the property of BUCS. Unless specifically indicated, all trophies must be returned to a BUCS representative immediately following the conclusion of any presentation (with allowance for photographs).

REG 16.3.1 Any institution found to have vacated a venue with a BUCS trophy in their possession, without permission, will be issued an automatic fine of £300 and may face further disciplinary action. Furthermore, should the trophy not be returned, or is damaged, the institution responsible shall incur the cost of repair/replacement. Institutions are to be advised that many of the historical trophies currently in use have a value in excess of £4000.

REG 16.3.2 Institutions contravening REG 16.3 will also be responsible for any costs incurred in the return of said trophies, including appropriate insurance cover.

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