BUCS Hits Sandbanks Beach

New BUCS competition hits Sandbanks Beach this June

Entries are currently being taken for the inaugural BUCS Beach Volleyball Championships to be held on Sandbanks Beach in Poole on the weekend of June 3-4.

Delivered by Volleyball England in association with Sport BU (Bournemouth University), this new event on the BUCS calendar replaces the old Beach Student Cup. With BUCS points now on offer, the event organisers are hopeful that around 100 pairs will line up for the competition.

With beach volleyball continuing to grow in popularity on the university sports scene, the event is intended to act as a catalyst for more competitive events to take place throughout the academic season.

For this first event, entries are invited for men’s and women’s pairs – with a maximum field of 128 pairs permitted across the whole weekend. For both men and women, there will be a Championship competition for the highest ranked pairs, as well as a Trophy and Shield competition for lower ranked pairs.

Individual BUCS institutions can enter two guaranteed pairs, one male and one female, as well as up to a further three non-guaranteed pairs. The acceptance of non-guaranteed pairs into the competition will be determined by the number of overall entries.

Institutions will only be permitted one pair in the Championship competition but can have multiple pairs allocated to the Trophy or Shield competitions.

In addition to the pairs competition taking place across the whole weekend, the event will also feature a mixed 4v4 competition on the Sunday. Institutions can enter up to four non-guaranteed teams in this competition, featuring players from the pairs’ competitions and/or new competitors. There are however no BUCS points on offer for this competition.

Entry applications for both events can be made via BUCScore up until Thursday 6 April. Accepted entries will be confirmed one week later on Thursday 13 April.

Entry fees are £50 for the pairs’ competition and £40 for the mixed fours. Further information can be found here.

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