REG 6 BUCS Points, Medals and Trophies | Published 4 November 2020

REG 6.1 BUCS Points – TEMPORARY CHANGE FOR 2020-21 SEASON ONLY For the 2020-21 season only, there shall be no BUCS Points allocated or awarded.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FOR 2020-21 SEASON ONLY:

REG 6.1 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 6.1.1 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/Playing Entities should be aware that these may be reduced or removed completely if teams have conceded walkovers during the season. Please refer to REG 13.7 for further details on the concession of walkovers and the subsequent impact on BUCS Points.

REG 6.1.2 Individual and Team Championships (Events)

REG 6.1.2.1 Individual Championships

REG 6.1.2.1.1 BUCS Points for eligible 'individual' categories at Individual Championships are distributed to the top four individuals/teams.

REG 6.2.2.1.2 Where the Championships is listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’) as offering BUCS Points for overall/extracted team results, these are distributed to the top eight overall/extracted teams. Overall/extracted team results are calculated using performances from the 'individual' categories. This can be either a selection of individuals/teams to count, or all competitors from an institution/Playing Entity able to contribute. Please see the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information associated with each event for further details.

REG 6.1.2.1.3 The number of BUCS Points which can be accrued by an institution/Playing Entity for eligible 'individual' categories 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 6.1.2.1.4 Institutions/Playing Entities can only accrue one set of overall/extracted team 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 6.1.2.1.5 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/Playing Entities. For example, if two individuals tie for 2nd place the BUCS Points for 2nd and 3rd place will be combined and split equally among them.

REG 6.1.2.1.6 Where an individual/team not eligible to earn BUCS Points finishes in a position allocated BUCS Points, the BUCS Points for this position shall be reallocated to the next position occupied by an eligible individual/team. If that next position had an allocation of BUCS Points, these will be reallocated following the same principle, which shall continue to be applied until all BUCS Points are allocated.

REG 6.1.2.1.7 BUCS Points will not be allocated where the minimum number of individuals/teams has not been reached, or where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score. Where the minimum number has been reached an individual/team (except for overall/extracted teams) must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS Points. For example, if three individuals/teams compete in an event, only two will score BUCS Points. To be classed as beaten an individual/team must have competed – individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event, therefore 'DNS' or 'No Show' will not be regarded as having competed. Individuals/teams who are disqualified or listed as ‘DNF’ will not be eligible to receive BUCS Points.

REG 6.1.2.2 Team Championships

REG 6.1.2.2.1 At Championship level, institutions/Playing Entities can only accrue one 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 6.1.2.2.2 At Trophy and Shield levels, institutions/Playing Entities may accrue multiple sets of BUCS Points, based on their finishing positions, unless stated otherwise in the relevant BUCS sport specific regulations, entry information and/or pre-event information.

REG 6.1.2.2.3 Where teams are tied on finishing position, BUCS Points will be split according to their joint position and distributed equally to the joint institutions/Playing Entities. For example, if two teams tie for 2nd place the BUCS Points for 2nd and 3rd place will be combined and split equally among them.

REG 6.2 BUCS Medals

REG 6.2.1 Team Championships (Leagues/Knockouts)

REG 6.2.1.1 BUCS Medals are not awarded in Team Championships (Leagues). League winning teams will receive a BUCS League Plaque for their institution/Playing Entity to keep to commemorate their success.

REG 6.2.1.2 BUCS Medals are awarded in Team Championships (Knockouts). The maximum medal allocation per team per sport for Team Championships (Knockouts) are listed in Appendix 13 (‘BUCS Team Championships (Knockouts) – Maximum Medal Allocations’). Final winning teams will receive Gold Medals and the losing team will receive Silver Medals. If a team concedes a walkover in a Final, they shall not be eligible to receive BUCS Medals. Should the format of a Team Championships (Knockouts) enable a third placed team to be recognised, then they will receive Bronze Medals.

REG 6.2.2 Individual and Team Championships (Events)

REG 6.2.2.1 BUCS Medals for eligible categories at Individual and Team Championships are distributed to the top three individuals/teams.

REG 6.2.2.1.1 BUCS Medals are only awarded for the overall/extracted team results at Individual Championships where the team consists of a fixed number of individuals.

REG 6.2.2.2 The number of BUCS Medals which can be accrued by an institution/Playing Entity 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 6.2.2.3 Where individuals/teams are tied on finishing position, BUCS Medals will be awarded according to their joint position. For example, if two individuals tie for 2nd place, they will both receive a Silver Medal and no Bronze Medal will be awarded.

REG 6.2.2.4 BUCS Medals will not be awarded where the minimum number of individuals/teams has not been reached. 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, but must have competed. For example, if only two individuals/teams compete in an event, both Gold and Silver medals will be awarded. Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event, therefore ‘DNS’ or ‘No Show’ will not be regarded as having competed, however individuals/teams who are disqualified or listed as ‘DNF’ will not be eligible to receive a BUCS Medal.

REG 6.3 Trophy presentation policy All trophies awarded for BUCS competitions and at the annual BUCS Awards 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 6.3.1 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 6.3.2 Institutions contravening REG 6.3 will also be responsible for any costs incurred in the return of said trophies, including appropriate insurance cover.

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