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

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 Parkdean Resorts (formerly Vauxhall Holiday Park), Great Yarmouth. The finest student players from all parts of the UK will convene over the weekend of 22nd-25th February 2018 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: Great Yarmouth

Individual Championship: 22-24 February 2018
Team Championship, Trophy, Shield and Vase: 
23-25 February 2018
Teams are made up of a maximum six players, five of which play in a match

Composite Entry Fee: £99.00 per person
(covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation)

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

Individual Championship: 22-24 February 2017
Team Championship and Trophy: 
23-25 February 2017
Teams are made up of a maximum four players, three of which play in a match

Composite Entry Fee: £99.00 per person
(covers both team and individual entry, and accommodation)

Closing date for entries: Thursday 1st February, 2018

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 21st February. This will allow an earlier Captain’s briefing and tournament start time on Thursday 22nd 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 120 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 highest-ranked third teams would be accepted (with the  21st-highest ranked third team being first reserve, the 22nd-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 £69.00 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 now be using Pro-cup cueballs for all competitions.

Match Distances: 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.


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 & Preview: BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Championships 2017-2018

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 tournament returns to the excellent Park Inn by Radisson, Telford over the weekend of 23-26 November 2017. This year’s event sees 178 players and 58 teams from 24 universities competing in one of the country’s largest 9-ball events; defending Team Champions Exeter will be returning, aiming to retain their silverware, however they will face stiff competition from a variety of angles. The individual championship will also have its “favourites”, but is wide open with last year’s winner, Tom Barrett (Nottingham) now graduated, and the excitement of the live random draw from the last-32 onwards.

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 2017-18

The full Team Championship draw (including fixtures) is available for download at the following link:

Team Draw (PDF)

NOTES

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


BUCS-UPC Nine-ball Pool Individual Championships 2016-17

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

Individual Draw (PDF)

Registration times for each 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.

NOTES

Subsequent rounds (Last 32 onwards) will be drawn at random, in a live open draw with seeds who win their matches retaining their position in the draw.


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 2017-18

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 2017-2018

 Individual Championship: 23-25 November 2017
Team Championship: 24-26 November 2017

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Telford

Closing date for entries: Thursday 26 October, 2017

THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY PERIOD

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


£99 per person, to include entry into individual and team competitions plus three nights’ (Thursday 23 November, Friday 24 November and Saturday 25 November) twin room accommodation in the tournament hotel on a B&B basis.

There is a single-occupancy surcharge of £75 per person.

Please see the Entry Guidance notes for further details.


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 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:

Jon Shapland
UPC Executive Chair
Email: jon.shapland@upc-pool.org.uk

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Review: Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals 2016-17

The weekend of 29-30th April 2017 saw the culmination of the university pool season as the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals descended upon The Britannia Hotel, Nottingham. 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.

In the Men’s Team Championship, Ireland Students retained the title they took home in Belfast after they won all their group games and showed sensational form in the final where they overcame Scotland Students eleven frames to nil.

In the inaugural Women’s Team Championship, Ireland Students overcame a 4-2 deficit against Scotland Students in the final to take the title in the deciding frame of a truly absorbing match; five frames to four.

In the Men’s Student International Masters, 2015-16 UPC Irish Intervarsities Individual Champion David McQuillan of Ireland Students took home the title, defeating England’s Richard Woan 4-1 in an exciting final.

The final of the inaugural Women’s International Masters was an all-Scotland affair, as Stephanie Laba overcame recent BUCS Eight-ball runner-up Philippa Orme to take the title with a 4-1 scoreline in an overall attack-minded match.


The full and official event review press release will be available here in due course.


Results

Men’s Student Home Internationals Results (PDF)

Women’s Student Home Internationals Results (PDF)

Men’s Student International Masters Results (PDF)

Women’s Student International Masters Results (PDF)


Teams

The full team list can be found by clicking here (PDF).


Watch the Action!

Unfortunately, we were unable to livestream matches from the event. However, many of the matches from the event were recorded, courtesy of Yvonne Armitage. Recordings of this broadcast will soon be available on the UPC YouTube channel.


Official Photographs

Men’s Team Photographs

England Students
SHI 1617 - England - Men
Standing: Adam Sykes (Manager), Edward Poultney, Tom Barrett, Richard Woan, Paul Allen
Seated: Siddharth Castelino, Josh Riddaway, Shane Owst, Sam Parkinson

Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - Ireland - Mens
Standing: Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Diarmuid O’Connor, Adam Powell, Séan O’Neill, Glen Doyle
Seated: Daniel Jordan, Sean O’Connor, David McQuillan, Martin Dunne

Northern Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - NI Mens
Standing: James O’Hare (Manager), Conor Corry, Adam McMackin, Rory Kinney, Charlie McAnea
Seated: Caolan O’Hagan, Callum Byrne, Donal Fullerton, Wilfred Pak

Scotland Students
SHI 1617 - Scotland - Men
Standing: Gary Ferguson (Manager), Adam Fleming, Jack McGarvey, Freddie Lawrence, Chris Gibson
Seated: David Farrell, Chris Donnelly, Charles Begg, Kane Needham

Wales Students
SHI 1617 - Wales - Men
Standing: Jon Tyrrell (Manager), Matthew Thomas, Tom Coote, Josh Callow, Alex Russell
Seated: Nabeel Ali, Lee Rodger, Christopher Kershaw, Alex Radford

Women’s Team Photographs

England Students
SHI 1617 - England - Women
Standing: Adam Sykes (Manager), Helen Gibb, Sophia Rowlinson
Seated: Ellen Dowie, Marie Arnesen

Ireland Students
SHI 1617 - Ireland - Women
Standing: Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Katie Kiernan, Lilian Morgan
Seated: Cara Moore, Ellen Nolan

Scotland Students
SHI 1617 - Scotland - Women
Standing: Gary Ferguson (Manager), Kate Hutchings, Philippa Orme
Seated: Anna Cullens, Stephanie Laba

Wales Students
SHI 1617 - Wales - Women
Standing: Jon Tyrrell (Manager), Faith Barorot, Emma Bishop
Seated: Elizabeth Craven, Alex Miller

Winners & Runners-up

Men’s International Masters

SHI 1617 - Masters Winner - David McQuillanWinner: David McQuillan (Ireland Students)

SHI 1617 - Masters RU - Richard WoanRunner-up: Richard Woan (England Students)

Women’s International Masters

SHI 1617 - Women Masters Winner - Stephanie LabaWinner: Stephanie Laba (Scotland Students)

SHI 1617 - Women Masters RU - Philippa Orme

Runner-up: Philippa Orme (Scotland Students)

Home Internationals

Men’s

SHI 1617 - Mens Team Winners - IrelandMen’s Student Home Internationals Winners: Ireland Students
Standing: Diarmuid O’Connor, David McQuillan, Adam Powell, Séan O’Neill
Seated: Daniel Jordan, Sean O’Connor, Fearghal Cotter (Manager), Glen Doyle, Martin Dunne

Women’s

SHI 1617 - Womens Team Winners - IrelandWomen’s Student Home Internationals Winners: Ireland Students
Standing: Lilian Morgan, Katie Kiernan
Seated: Ellen Nolan, Fearghal Cotter, Cara Moore

Most Valuable Player

Men’s

SHI 1617 - Mens MVP - Shane OwstShane Owst (England Students) – 87.5% (7/8)

Women’s

Womens MVP - AllJoint MVP’s: Lilian Morgan (Ireland Students), Marie Arnesen (England Students), Philippa Orme (Scotland Students), Sophia Rowlinson (England Students) – 75% (6/8)


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

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


 

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Draw & Preview: Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals 2016-17

The weekend of 29-30 April 2017 sees the culmination of the university pool season as the Student Eight-ball Pool Home Internationals descends on Nottingham. Ireland Students, under the guidance of manager Fearghal Cotter and captain David McQuillan (IT Blanchardstown), will be the team to beat as they attempt to retain the Men’s title they took in Belfast. This is also the first year that there will be Women’s event with four teams competing for the Team title and 16 individuals competing for the Individual Masters title.

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.


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!


Student Home Internationals – Tournament Draws

The tournament draws are as follows:

Student Home Internationals – Team Match Schedule (PDF)

International Masters Draws (PDF)


Team Lists

The full team listings are available in the below document:

Team Lists (PDF)


Watch the action LIVE!

In addition to text updates via Facebook, we shall be attempting to broadcast action from the event through web stream, live from Nottingham.

For more details on how to watch, please see our Facebook page for updates!


FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

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


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