Current Season

UNIVERSITY POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017-2018

The below information is available in downloadable format here (PDF).

The Universities Pool Council is delighted to announce the details of our competitions for academic year 2017-2018 and we would like to extend an invitation to your club/institution to participate. Please note that all these events are mixed, except where stated.

Please note, entries to the below competitions will not be accepted after the closing dates given.


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships: Telford

23-25 November, 2017 – Individual Championship
24-26 November, 2017 – Team Championship and Trophy

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

Closing date for entries: Thursday 26 October 2017

Tournament Entry Documents can now be downloaded on this dedicated page.

Tournament Director: Laurence Shaw


UPC Irish Pool Intervarsity Championships: Nenagh

02-03 February, 2018 – Individual Chamionship
02-04 February, 2018 – Team Championship

Teams are made up of a maximum six players, five of which play in a match.

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

Tournament Director: Kevin Leavey


BUCS-UPC Men’s Eight-ball Pool Championships: Great Yarmouth

22-24 February, 2018 – Individual Championship
23-25 February, 2018 – Team Championship, Trophy & Shield

Teams are made up of a maximum six players, five of which play in a match.

Closing date for entries: Thursday 25 January, 2018

The entry fee again includes Wednesday night (21 Feb) accommodation

Tournament Director: Dan Turner


BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Championships: Great Yarmouth

22-24 February, 2018 – Individual Championship
23-25 February, 2018 – Team Championship & Trophy 

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

Closing date for entries: Thursday 25 January, 2018

The entry fee again includes Wednesday night (21 Feb) accommodation

Tournament Director: Dan Turner


Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals: Aberdeen

On or before TBC – Trials
05-06 May, 2018 – Championship and International Masters

Closing dates for nominations: TBC

Tournament Director: Jon Shapland


GENERAL ENTRY

Entry and fees for all events in the United Kingdom will be through the BUCScore Online Entry System – please speak to your Athletic or Students’ Union for more information.

Entry and fees for Irish Pool Intervarsities will be by entry form submitted from an accredited athletic union or sports office email address.

Players from institutions in the United Kingdon must have their accreditation approved via BUCScore (please contact the UPC before the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships event if you wish to be nominated for the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals but will not be playing in the BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships).

Nominations for the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals will be by entry form emailed to the Tournament Director from an accredited athletic union or sports office email address. In all cases, those selected for direct picks or trials will have to pay a bond direct to UPC (i.e. this will not be invoiced via BUCS). Methods of payment are BACS/internet banking, over the counter in-branch, and (for a small fee) PayPal.

Entry guidance notes will be dispatched in advance of the closing dates for each competition, and will also be available on the UPC website. Please ensure you read the guidance notes before completing the forms.

For all competitions, entries will only be accepted if they are officially received before the closing date.

For competitions where entry and fee payment are managed by BUCScore, entries will only be accepted if they are made via BUCScore. Entry via BUCScore will be contractually governed by its specific terms and conditions and act as a commitment under these terms for the payment of competition fees within the timeframes outlined. Once an entry is accepted the institution is liable for payment of all entry fees in full and entry fees will not be refunded unless a team is excluded due to a decision by the UPC.


CHANGES FOR SEASON 2016-2017

BUCS-UPC NINE-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are delighted to announce that Laurence Shaw is the new Tournament Director.

After several comments about the lack of an accommodation package in 2016-2017, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be 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 utilise GB9’s professional tour conditions, including:

  • Professional standard tables
  • Simonis 860 Professional Cloth
  • Aramith Duramith balls
  • Tapped Tables
  • Power Bridge
  • High quality hotel accommodation

All tables will be available for free practice throughout the weekend at non-competition times.

In addition to the UK title and prize-money, the UPC Individual Champion will be awarded full membership of GB9 for the following season, courtesy of the GB9 committee.

There is now NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD for this event. The entry deadline above will be strictly adhered to. The addition of replacement players is allowed after the entry deadline and before the start of the event, but is subject to the conditions detailed in competition regulations.

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UPC IRISH POOL INTERVARSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are delighted to announce that Kevin Leavey is the new Tournament Director.

We hope to start a Women’s Individual Championship this season. This will be dependent upon the number of interested players, but will definitely go ahead if this reaches eight competitors. Please look out for our press releases nearer the time for further information.

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BUCS-UPC EIGHT-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

In the Women’s Individual Championship, the match distances from the quarter-finals onwards have been increased: quarter-finals and semi-finals are now races to four, with the final now a race to five.

There is now NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD for this event. The entry deadline above will be strictly adhered to. The addition of replacement players is allowed after the entry deadline and before the start of the event, but is subject to the conditions detailed in competition regulations.


ENTRY FEES

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships

£99.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation)

UPC Irish Intervarsity Pool Championships

€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.

BUCS-UPC Eight-ball Pool Championships

£99.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation).

BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Championships

£99.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation).


BUCS-UPC MEN’S EIGHT-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017-2018

The 48 teams who will play at Championship/Trophy level for season 2017-2018 will be available here closer to the event.

All teams not competing at Championship/Trophy level, including any new teams, will play at Shield level.

Promotion/Relegation

Teams that reach the Quarter-finals of the Shield will be promoted to Championship/Trophy level for season 2018-2019 subject to competition regulations.

Teams that finish bottom of their groups at Championship/Trophy level will be relegated to Shield level for season 2018-2019 subject to competition regulations.


ELIGIBILITY

Article 8: Competitions organised by the UPC

8.1 Eligibility to compete

8.1.1 Eligibility of players

To be eligible to compete in any competitions organised by the UPC players must fulfil the eligibility criteria of BUCS and/or SSI.

8.1.2 Proof of Eligibility

Proof of student status will be required at the registration for a competition. This will normally require a student card issued by the authorities of that institution bearing the name, student number and photograph of the student. The card must also have a date of validity or expiry date. Undergraduate students who are not full-time should also provide a letter from their head of department or the university registrar detailing the number of credits they are undertaking in the current academic year. Postgraduate students require a similar letter stating that they are undertaking a programme of study no less than fifty percent of the full-time student programme in accordance with 8.1.1 above. Should the card not bear a photograph of the student, photographic proof of identity shall be required. Examples of proof include legal documents such as a passport or photographic driving licence. Should the card not be valid or have an expiry date a letter will be required from the university registrar confirming that the person is a current internally registered student.

The burden of proof shall fall on the individual to prove their eligibility to compete.

Any queries on eligibility must be made to the UPC in advance. The decisions of the UPC in this case are final.

Players who have been registered at an event are normally deemed to have had their eligibility confirmed by that fact. However, the UPC reserves the right to investigate any eligibility queries that are lodged after the fact and, if proof be strong, the Tournament Director shall be able to impose an interim suspension on any player whose eligibility is called into question during an event.

8.1.3 Eligibility of institutions

Eligible institutions are those in membership of the BUCS and SSI as detailed in the relevant competition regulations.


NB. For tournament reviews, results and photographs from the current season, as well as in previous years, please see “Previous Seasons”.

Free template posters, to help university clubs attract members, can be downloaded below:

UPC Nine-ball Pool Poster (PDF)

UPC Eight-ball Pool Poster (PDF)


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Jon Shapland
Email: jon.shapland@upc-pool.org.uk
Telephone: 07010 567 427

NB. Unless urgent, please send an email outlining your query and contact details. Please also do not send text messages, they will not be replied to.

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