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The opportunity to host the BUCS Table Tennis Individuals Championships 2022-2023 is now open.

The opportunity to host the BUCS Table Tennis Individual Championships 2022-2023 is now open.

Status

The BUCS Table Tennis Individual Championships is the largest university table tennis competition in the UK. The event is held every academic year and is part of the competitive BUCS table tennis programme.

The event is held in November and fits within the national Table Tennis England calendar. The event is open to all BUCS affiliated member institutions from across the UK attracting widespread competition entries in both men’s and women’s categories. The event is a showcase for the very best university table tennis players. The event determines who the national champions are in each of the individual categories.

Format

The event takes place over the whole weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) in November. The singles categories (men and women) feature a group stage followed by knock-out draw. The doubles categories (men, women and mixed) feature a straight knock-out draw. Finals are arranged for Saturday evening for mixed doubles and Sunday afternoon for singles & doubles depending on the event schedule.

The competition takes place over a large field of play consisting of approximately 32 table tennis tables.

Approximately 400 competitors take part in the event across the five categories. The event is supported by a total of 40 BUCS staff, officials, and volunteers.

Dates

The event will take place on the following dates:

2022: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November
2023: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November (TBC)

2024: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November (TBC)

Host venue

The event is required to be hosted by one venue, in one main arena. Smaller additional ancillary spaces may be required for event management purposes. The host venue is required to have responsibility for the facilities and will work with BUCS in the planning and delivery of the event.

The host venue will provide BUCS with access to the main arena and ancillary spaces over the whole weekend (including Friday for set-up). Car parking facilities will be required for the large number of institutions competing, volunteers and spectators. The chosen host venue will also provide sufficient changing space for competitors and catering facilities for competitors, volunteers, and spectators.

For more information on the host venue responsibilities, including specific facility requirements, please refer to the Bid Questionnaire. The chosen venue agrees to host for three consecutive years.

Timetable

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Bid Questionnaire available to complete

Friday 24 June 2022

Deadline for submission of Bid Questionnaire

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Host venue announced

 

Contact

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the bidding process, then please contact [email protected]             

Please download & complete the bid questionnaire below and return to [email protected] by Friday 17 June 2022.

BUCS Table Tennis Individual Championships 2022-2023 Bid Questionnaire.

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