Welcome to the UPC Website!

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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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)

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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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Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals 2017-18 – Nomination Forms

The weekend of 5th & 6th May 2018 sees the culmination of the university pool season as the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals descends on Aberdeen, Scotland. Last year was a good one for Ireland, as they retained the Men’s Team Championship and took home the title in the first ever Women’s Team Championship. They will no doubt face fierce competition this year from their British counterparts who will be looking to wrestle these titles away from them.

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 competition.


Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals: Aberdeen

On or before 2nd April 2018 – Trials (See below for details)
5th & 6th May, 2018 – Championship and International Masters

England Trials: 25th March, 2018 – Derby
Scotland Trials: TBC
Wales Trials: 25th March, 2018 – Llantrisant
Northern Ireland Trials: 24th March, 2018 – Portadown
Ireland Trials: 10 March, 2018 – Gorey


Nomination Forms and Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes (PDF)

Nomination Forms – Ireland Students Only (Excel)
Nomination Forms – Northern Ireland Students Only (Excel)
Nomination Forms – England, Scotland and Wales Students (Excel)


Nomination Closing Dates

Ireland Students – 15th February 2018
Northern Ireland Students – 1st March 2018
England, Scotland and Wales Students – 1st March 2018

There is no late entry period for this event


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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:

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


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Draw: UPC Irish Intervarsity Eight-ball Pool Championships 2017-2018

We are delighted to release the draw for the forthcoming UPC Irish Intervarsities Pool Championships to be held at the excellent Abbey Court Hotel and Spa, Nenagh, County Tiperary from 2nd to 4th February 2017. This year the tournament will see 37 teams and 197 individuals competing for the title.


UPC Irish Intervarsity Pool Championships: Nenagh

Date: 2-4 February 2018.
Venue: Abbey Court Hotel and Spa, Nenagh, County Tiperary.
Registration: Friday 2nd February 2018.
Eligibility: All competitors must conform to Student Sport Ireland eligibility guidelines. These guidelines can be found by clicking here.


Tournament documents are available for download at the following links:

Event Information (PDF) – to follow

Competition Regulations (PDF)


The full team and individual championship draws are available for download at the following links:

Team Championship Draw (PDF)

Individual Championship Draw (PDF)

Seeds
Seeds enter in the first round and are as follows:
#1. David McQuillan (ITB), to play the winner of ICQ-078
#2. Sean O’Connor (AIT, to play the winner of ICQ-106
#3. Daragh O’Shea (DCU), to play the winner of ICQ-120
#4. Conor Harkin (NUIG), to play the winner of ICQ-092
#5. Martin Dunne (ITC), to play the winner of ICQ-099
#6. Shaun McDonnell (NUIM), to play the winner of ICQ-127
#7. Wayne Brennan (ITC), to play the winner of ICQ-113
#8. Andrew Ennis (DIT), to play the winner of ICQ-085


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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.


Irish Main Hall Pic


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin Leavey
Tournament Director
Email: kevin.leavey@upc-pool.org.uk


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Entry: UPC Irish Intervarsity Eight-ball Pool Championships 2017-2018

The UPC are pleased to release the entry information for this season’s UPC Irish Intervarsity Pool Championships, to be staged at the excellent Abbey Court Hotel and Spa in Nenagh, County Tiperary, Ireland.


UPC Irish Intervarsity Pool Championships: Nenagh

Date: 2-4 February 2018.
Venue: Abbey Court Hotel and Spa, Nenagh, County Tiperary.

Closing date for entries: 5pm, Wednesday 24th January, 2018.

Draw published: from 7pm, Sunday 28th January 2018.

These dates will be strictly adhered to. There is NO late entry period for this event.


Team Size: Teams are made up of six players with five playing in a match, there will be no in match substitutions. You do not need to name six in a team, if you wish you may continue to name five players.

Entry Fees:
€35.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry)
€95.00 per person accommodation in the tournament hotel (for two nights including breakfast)
Institutions with ALL players staying in the tournament hotel will receive a €50.00 discount per team.

Ladies Championship: This year we will aim to also host a ladies individual championship. This will be numbers dependant. Ladies will be able to enter the main individual championship along with the ladies championship.

Eligibility: all competitors must conform to Student Sport Ireland eligibility guidelines, which can be found here. There will be no exceptions.


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

UPC Irish Intervarsities Entry Form (Excel)

UPC Irish Intervarsities Entry Guidance Notes (PDF)

UPC Irish Intervarsities Entry Competition Regulations (PDF)

UPC Irish Intervarsities Entry Checklist (PDF)

UPC Irish Intervarsities Information Sheet (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!


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Kevin Leavey
Tournament Director
Email: kevin.leavey@upc-pool.org.uk


 

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