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This is the online home of the Universities Pool Council (UPC), recognised both by the English Pool Association (EPA) and by British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) as the governing body for university pool. Here you will find details for our upcoming events and results from past seasons, and regular news items below will keep you up-to-date with all things student pool….

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Entry: BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships 2018-2019

The UPC are pleased to release all the entry information in relation to this season’s BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships, to be staged at Vauxhall Holiday Park by Parkdean Resorts, Great Yarmouth. The finest student players from all parts of the UK will convene over the weekend of 7th-10th February 2019 to compete in both team and individual competitions on behalf of their universities at the country’s most prestigious English eight-ball pool arena, where many of the top mainstream pool events are held throughout the season.


BUCS-UPC Men’s Eight-ball Pool Championships

Individual Championship: 07-09 February 2019
Team Championship, Trophy, Shield and Vase: 
08-10 February 2019
Teams are made up of a maximum of six players, five of which play in a match

Composite Entry Fee: £102.00 per person
(covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation)

BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Championships

Individual Championship: 07-09 February 2019
Team Championship and Trophy: 
08-10 February 2019
Teams are made up of a maximum of four players, three of which play in a match

Composite Entry Fee: £102.00 per person
(covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation)

Closing date for entries: Thursday 24th January, 2019

There is NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD for this event

Entries received after the closing date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


Accommodation: The composite entry fee includes accommodation on Wednesday 6th February. This will allow an earlier Captain’s briefing and tournament start time on Thursday 7th February.

Late Entry: There is NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD for this event. The entry deadline of Thursday 1st February will be strictly adhered to.

Entry Limit – BUCS-UPC Men’s Eight-ball Pool Championships:  A maximum of 128 teams will be accepted and preference will be given  to first teams, then second teams, etc then to teams highest in the competition rankings. For example, if 140 entries are received  comprised of 60 first teams, 40 second teams, 30 third teams and 10  fourth teams then all of the first teams, all of the second teams and the twenty-eight highest-ranked third teams would be accepted (with the  29th-highest ranked third team being first reserve, the 30th-highest ranked third team being second reserve, etc). There is no limit on space for women’s teams at the event.

Spectators: Spectators must have accommodation booked for them on site. Spectator accommodation costs £69.25 and must be booked using the Spectator Accommodation Booking Form.

Practice Tables: When the tables are available for practice they will be set to freeplay. Usual rules about not practicing during tournament play still apply.

Equipment: Following feedback regarding the cueballs at the tournament, we are pleased to announce that we will again be using Pro-cup cueballs for all competitions.


The entry information for this year’s event can be found at the following links:

BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships Entry Information Sheet (Excel)

BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships Entry Guidance Notes (PDF)

BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships Competition Regulations (PDF)

BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships Entry Checklist (PDF)

Spectator Accommodation Booking Form (Excel)

Accommodation Guidance Notes (PDF)


Please ensure that the respective guidance notes are read before completing the Entry Form.

Also, please share this post so that all interested individuals are aware and can organise their team and individual entry.

Should you require any further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your entry!


Details regarding all our events, including this one, can be found by clicking here or in the Current Season section in the left-hand menu.


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Dan Turner
Tournament Director
Email: daniel.turner@upc-pool.org.uk


 

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Draw: BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships 2018-2019

The university pool season commences with the BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships. Again in collaboration with the GB 9 Ball Tour (GB9), this year the staged at the excellent Park Inn by Radisson, Telford over the weekend of 29th November – 2nd December 2018. This year’s fantastic entry sees the tournament hit capacity with 208 players and 64 teams from 31 universities competing in one of the country’s largest 9-ball events. Defending Team Champions Leeds will be returning, aiming to retain their silverware, however they will face stiff competition from more institutions than ever before.

The UPC is delighted that our partnership with the GB9 (Britain’s official professional 9 ball pool tour, regarded by many as “The toughest national tour on the planet!”) enables us to offer such fantastic playing conditions to the student population.


In line with our other events, the Event Preview now comes in the form of an interactive discussion on our social media sites – please join/follow our Facebook and Twitter sites join the debate about who may, or may not, be victorious this year!


Tournament documents are available for download at the following links:

Competition Regulations, including the Dress Code (PDF)

WPA Playing Rules & Regulations (Weblink)


Live Streaming & Social Media

We expect that  selected matches will be streamed live on the internet (connection permitting). See our Facebook page for further information during the event. Recordings of all featured matches will be available for re-watch at a later date!

Don’t forget to join our Facebook and Twitter sites (see left icons) to receive EXCLUSIVE live updates from the event. Please forward this to your friends and family also, so they can likewise be kept informed!


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Team Championships 2018-19

The Team Championship draw is available for download at the following link:

Team Draw & Fixtures (PDF)

NOTES

The top two 1st teams in each double-elimination group shall qualify for the Championship play-offs, with the next two highest placed teams qualifying for the Trophy play-offs.

Team Results

Team Draw at Close of Play Friday


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Individual Championships 2018-19

The full Individual Championship draw ia available for download at the following link:

Individual Draw (PDF)


In association withlarge


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Laurence Shaw
Tournament Director
Email: laurence.shaw@upc-pool.org.uk

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Entry: BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Champiosnships 2018-19

We are pleased to release the entry information for this season’s BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships to be staged at the Park Inn by Radisson, Telford.


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships 2018-2019

 Individual Championship: 29 November – 01 December 2018
Team Championship: 30 November – 02December 2018

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Telford

Closing date for entries: Thursday 01 November, 2018

THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD

Teams are made up of a maximum four players, three of which play in a match.


Entry Fee: £102 per person, to include entry into individual and team competitions plus three nights’ (Thursday 29 November, Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December) accommodation in the tournament hotel on a B&B basis.

Please see the Entry Guidance notes for further details, including room allocations and booking for spectators.


We are pleased to announce that the tournament is returning to the Park Inn by Radisson, Telford as our partnership with the GB 9 Ball Tour (GB9) continues. This is a modern 4* hotel in central England with good transport links, free parking, free wi-fi, free health club and swimming pool.

The event will once again utilise GB9’s professional tour conditions.


The entry information for this year’s event can be found at the following links:

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships Entry Information Sheet (Excel)

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships Entry Guidance Notes (PDF)

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships Competition Regulations (PDF)

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships Advisory Checklist (PDF)


Please ensure that the respective guidance notes are read before completing the Entry Form.

Also, please share this post so that all interested individuals are aware and can organise their team and individual entries.

Should you require any further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your entry!


Details regarding all our events, including this one, can be found by clicking here or in the Current Season section in the left-hand menu.

The UPC Data Protection Statement can be found here.


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Laurence Shaw
Nine-ball Tournament Director
Email: laurence.shaw@upc-pool.org.uk


 

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Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals 2017-18 – National Teams Unveiled

The Student Home Internationals brings together the finest players currently playing pool in, and studying at, UK and Ireland universities. The students form national representative teams, based upon their country of study, from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to compete in both team and individual competitions.


After the recent trials, the UPC are delighted to announce the players representing their country of study at the forthcoming Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals (SHIs) held in Aberdeen over the weekend of 5th – 6th May 2018.

Full teams can be found by clicking here (PDF).


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Jon Shapland
Tournament Director
Email: jon.shapland@upc-pool.org.uk

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Draw: BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships 2017-2018

Parkdean Resorts, Great Yarmouth is preparing to welcome another huge field as it once again hosts the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships from 22nd to 25th February 2018. We are pleased to release the draw and look forward to getting underway on Thursday!


Tournament documents are available for download at the following links:

Event Schedule (PDF)

Competition Regulations, including the Dress Code (PDF)

Rules & Compliance, including Playing Rules & Dress Code (Weblinks)

The Great Yarmouth Experience: A Guide To The Venue & Local Area (PDF)

Don’t forget to join our Facebook and Twitter sites (see left icons) to receive EXCLUSIVE live updates from the event. Please forward this to your friends and family also, so they can likewise be kept informed!


BUCS-UPC Men’s Eight-ball Pool Team Championships 2017-18

Team Championship/Trophy

The full Team Championship/Trophy draw is available for download at the following link:

Team Championship/Trophy Draw (PDF)

Notes

The two best placed first teams in each group will qualify for the Championship playoffs knockout stage.

The best placed team in each group not qualifying for the Championship playoffs qualifies for the Trophy playoffs knockout stage.

Team Shield/Vase

The full Team Shield/Vase draw is available for download at the following link:

Team Shield/Vase Draw (PDF)

Notes

The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Shield playoffs knockout stage.

The best placed team in each group not qualifying for the Shield playoffs qualifies for the Vase playoffs knockout stage.


BUCS-UPC Men’s Eight-ball Pool Individual Championships 2017-18

The full Individual Championship draw is available for download at the following links:

Individual Championship Draw (Excel)

Notes

Registration times for each individual match are given per section on the right of the above documents. This is the earliest a match may be called in that section. If you fail to register at this time you will be scratched from the draw. You only need to register once for the entire event.


BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Team Championships 2017-18

The full Team Championship draw is available for download at the following link:

Women’s Team Championship/Trophy Draw (PDF)

Notes

The two best placed first teams in each group will qualify for the Championship playoffs knockout stage.

The best placed team in each group not qualifying for the Championship playoffs qualifies for the Trophy playoffs knockout stage.


BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Individual Championships 2017-18

The full Individual Championship draw is available for download at the following links:

Women’s Individual Championship (Excel)

Notes

Registration times for each individual match are given per section on the right of the above documents. This is the earliest a match may be called in that section. If you fail to register at this time you will be scratched from the draw. You only need to register once for the entire event.


And also at the event…

We are pleased to announce some exciting initiatives and services taking place at this week’s BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships event in Great Yarmouth:

Flyers / Practice Tables

At close of official tournament play each evening, and if time permits, some tables in the main hall (Regency Room) will be set aside for organised flyer competitions for those interested – please listen out for announcements during the day about how to register for these, which will be organised by the support staff and not the UPC. All remaining tables will be available for free open practice, as will the games room throughout the event.

Tables in the V-Arena will also be available for free practice from 2pm on Wednesday 21st February 2017.


Student Home Internationals – Nominations

If you feel you have performed well at the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships, and wish to be considered for your national team, please submit a nomination form for the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals. A website article with more information and nomination forms is available here.


We look forward to seeing you at the event!


Dan Turner
Tournament Director
Email: daniel.turner@upc-pool.org.uk


 

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