European Ultimate Championship Series
EUCR TOURNAMENT CRITERIAThe tournament format used for the EUCRs should be standardized in order to achieve fair seeding and important game-play throughout each regional tournament. A minimum of four full-sized playing fields are necessary to host an EUCR tournament.
Ideally annual EUCRs will be three-day tournaments with a 16-team field. However, if fewer teams participate, an EUCR may be shorter. EUCR formats and schedules will be finalized by EUCR organizers, EUCR tournament directors and, in the women’s division, the CSC.
EUCRs may be held from the second half of August to the third weekend of September. Ideally EUCRs will be held early as possible to allow teams who qualify for the EUCFs to make travel and lodging arrangements.
For a three-day tournament, as an example, seeding will be “semi-random” meaning no team is seeded number one or number 16. Rather, teams will be grouped according to their seeding either in groups of 2 or 4 (2-2-4-4-4) and a draw will occur, i.e..at a captains’ meeting prior to the start of games, to determine pools. Seeding is based on the following criteria:
• previous EUCF (or EUCC) finish
• previous EUCR finish
• placement in current national or sectional tournament
• strength of national or sectional placement in previous EUCR
Three day tournaments should use the following game-play format (3-2-2 for upper bracket teams and 3-3-1 for lower bracket teams):
• 1st day: three pool games .
• 2nd day, pre-quarter cross over seeding games (1v4, 2v3) followed by quarterfinals and
lower bracket semi-finals
• 3rd day upper-bracket semi-finals followed by placement games (3-16) and Finals.
Shorter tournament formats and game play will be decided by EUCR organizing committee and EUCR tournament directors.
The minimal EUCR game length should be short enough to allow four games per day (in the case of a two-day tournament). Longer games, to 15 points, win by 2 with a point cap at 17 and time cap of 80 minutes is encouraged. On the tournament’s third day, the WFDF/EFDF standard of games to 17, win by 2, point cap at 21 and time cap 100 minutes will be used.
Any questions can be mailed to the Championship Series Committee at eucs(at)efdf.org.
This site is hosted by the EFDF, the European Flying Disc Federation and
all EUCS events are part of the EFDF