European Ultimate Championship Series
EUCR-W – Loughborough
emo ultimate will host the EUCR-W 2009 on 29/30th August in Loughborough (UK)
The cost for entry will be related to distance travelled; UK teams will be charged £180, non-UK teams will be charged £140.
Tournament Location: Burleigh College, Loughborough.
Burleigh College was used as the venue for the Emo Invitational, a 14 team tournament held in February 2009, which was a very successful event. Feedback was excellent, and the weekend proved that Burleigh is an excellent venue for an ultimate tournament.
RULES AND SCHEDULE Schedule:
Changes to the WFDF competition rules for EUCR-W:
A1 - Plying Field
A3 - Length of Game:
A4 - Time Limits
B1 - Teams
Loughborough is in the centre of England and well served by public transport links. Getting to Loughborough is both simple and convenient.
By Air: East Midlands airport (EMA) is just 7 miles away, and has international flights across Europe. From EMA, it is possible to catch a bus directly to Loughborough train station, or people can jump on the RailLink bus at EMA which takes 10-15 mins to get to the newly opened East Midlands Parkway station, where trains can be caught directly to Loughborough, which takes just 7 minutes. Trains also connect Loughborough to Stansted Airport (2hrs 45mins) and Luton Airport (1hr).
By Rail: Loughborough is connected directly to London St Pancras; journey time is around 1hr 20mins with few stops and no need to change trains. For those coming from the north, there are direct services to Leeds and it only takes one change for those coming from Edinburgh.
By Car: Loughborough is located next to Junction 23 of the M1, the main motorway joining north to south. Journey time from London approx 2hrs, Dover approx 3hrs 30mins.
Once in Loughborough: Loughborough railway station is about three miles from the venue. Taxis are available outside the station, and should cost about £4-£5. There are local bus services available, Service 5 on the Kinch Bus will get you from Loughborough Town Centre to directly outside the venue. There are shuttle buses from the railway station to/from the Town Centre.
Burleigh is a modern college geared towards sports; as such their facilities are excellent and the pitches well maintained. There are 14 pitches on the site which means we will be able to have our pick of the grass. There are also water taps located around the site, so water is readily available from anywhere. (Water will also be provided pitch-side by tournament staff.) There are three sets of changing rooms / showers, plus hot food can be provided by the onsite catering. Shelter can be provided in one of the halls. There is ample parking, with an overflow parking area.
Teams will be allocated floor space in a Church hall as part of the team fee. This avoids the need for teams to bring camping equipment, which could save them money on luggage at the airport. There are several large chain hotels within a 5 minute drive, details will be provided in captain's packs. The Church Hall is about 5-10 mins away by car; there are public bus services, but we can lay on a shuttle service if there is sufficient need. We will need to collect approximate numbers from each team without their own transport in order to make this shuttle service effective.
There is no camping nearby.
Medical services can be arranged; this could include the provision of physios and sports massage therapists. We will seek to use local staff, but might use UKU contacts to ensure that some of the medics have previous experience dealing with ultimate teams.
Party can be held at any number of venues in Loughborough; given the nature of the event (I.e. important seeding tournament) it is not expected that attendance at the party would be high. Therefore a more relaxed social event might be organised instead.
Communication on site between staff is done via mobile phone. A whole team of staff are used; the tournament would be hosted by emo as a club, giving us a large pool of volunteers to ferry water, pick up litter, etc. To ensure everything runs smoothly, signs are placed around the venue to direct people to changing rooms, toilets, catering etc. These are placed on sandwich boards with arrows and above entrances.
Food can be arranged using on-site catering; vouchers will be put into the captains pack which can be redeemed in the canteen. Hot and cold food is available inside.