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UNIVERSITY POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016-2017

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 2016-2017 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.

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)


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships: Rileys Birmingham and Rileys Solihull

01-03 December, 2016 – Individual Championship
02-04 December, 2016 – Team Championship and Trophy

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

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

ENTRY DOCUMENTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT*

Tournament Director: Jon Shapland


UPC Irish Pool Intervarsity Championships: Nenagh

03-04 February, 2017 – Individual Chamionship
03-05 February, 2017 – Team Championship

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

Closing date for entries: 5pm, Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Entry documents are available to download here.

PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD FOR THIS EVENT.

Tournament Director: Dr Iorwerth Griffiths


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

23-25 February, 2017 – Individual Championship
24-26 February, 2017 – 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 26 January, 2017

Entry Documents are available to download here, along with spectator information.

Due to a change of regulations
THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD FOR THIS EVENT

Tournament Director: Dan Turner


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

23-25 February, 2017 – Individual Championship
24-26 February, 2017 – Team Championship & Trophy 

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

Closing date for entries: Thursday 26 January, 2017

Entry Documents are available to download here, along with spectator information.

Due to a change of regulations
THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD FOR THIS EVENT

Tournament Director: Dan Turner


Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals: Birmingham

On or before Sunday 26th March, 2017 – Trials (venues TBC)
29th-30th April, 2017 – Championship and International Masters

Closing date for Ireland nominations: Thursday 16th February, 2017
Closing date for Northern Ireland nominations: Thursday 2nd March, 2017
Closing date for England, Scotland and Wales nominations: Thursday 2 March, 2017

Entry Documents are available to download here, along with spectator information.

THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD FOR THIS EVENT

Tournament Director: Jon Shapland


*If after the above stated entry deadline (Stage 1) has passed, the competition allows for more entries to be accepted, Stage 2 will be opened, the deadline for which will be 7 days after that for Stage 1. The decision to open Stage 2 will be agreed by BUCS and UPC. Those entering Stage 2 will pay the entry fee plus 20%.

These dates will be strictly adhered to.


GENERAL ENTRY

Entry and payment for all events in Great Britain 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.

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 personal cheque, 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 and BUCScore System itself (where applicable). Please ensure you read the guidance notes before completing the forms.

Entries can only be accepted if full payment of the entry fees and accommodation (see below) is received by the closing date. Entry and accommodation fees are non-refundable unless a team or player is refused entry by the Universities Pool Council for operational reasons.


CHANGES FOR SEASON 2016-2017

BUCS-UPC NINE-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

This event is now BUCS accredited: BUCS points will be awarded as per their regulations.

There will be no accomodation package offered as part of the entry free. Students will be free to source their own accommodation.

Scheduling will be done such that nobody has to change venue more than once on the Friday and once on the Saturday (nobody at all will have to change venues on the Thursday or the Sunday) and where venue changes are necessary these will be coordinated so that all of those changing venue do so at the same time and a minimum of one hour will be allowed for the “commute”.

Event Size: The maximum number we can accept is 64 teams
Preference will be given to first teams, then second teams, etc then to teams highest in the competition rankings. For example, if 80 entries are received comprised of 40 first teams, 20 second teams, 12 third teams and 8 fourth teams then all of the first teams, all of the second teams and the four highest-ranked third teams would be accepted (with the fifth-highest ranked third team being first reserve, the sixth-highest ranked third team being second reserve, etc). If (and only if) Stage 2 entries are opened (i.e. because less than 64 teams entered at Stage 1) then the remaining spaces will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

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UPC IRISH POOL INTERVARSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams are now 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.

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BUCS-UPC EIGHT-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The composite entry fee now includes accommodation on Wednesday 22nd February. This will allow an earlier Captain’s briefing and tournament start time on Thursday 23rd February.

When the tables are available for practice they will be set to freeplay. Usual rules about no
practice during tournament play still apply.

There is now NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD for this event. The entry deadline of Thursday 26th January will be strictly adhered to.


ENTRY FEES

BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships

£30.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry)

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

£95.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation).

BUCS-UPC Women’s Eight-ball Pool Championships

£95.00 per person (covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation).


BUCS-UPC MEN’S EIGHT-BALL POOL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016-2017

The 48 teams who will play at Championship/Trophy level for season 2016-2017 can be found in a separate PDF document here.

All other teams, 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 2017-2018 subject to competition regulations.

Teams that finish bottom of their groups at Championship/Trophy level will be relegated to Shield level for season 2017-2018 subject to competition regulations.


ELIGIBILITY

To participate in any of our events players must meet our eligibility criteria (reproduced below) and that of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and/or Student Sport Ireland as applicable. See www.bucs.org.uk and www.studentsport.ie for further details.

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 British Universities and Colleges Sport and/or Student Sport Ireland as specified in the relevant competition regulations.

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 require a legal document such as a passport or photographic driving licence. Should the card not have a validity or 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 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and/or Student Sport Ireland as detailed in the relevant competition regulations.


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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